Join the Search to Quench the Thirst

Book 4 of the Great Thirst Archaeological Mystery serial is now available in ebook format, and soon will be in print as well. Book Five should be available sometime this fall. This is one continuous story broken up into segments of around 100 pages each, but each book has its own story arc and conclusion, …

Chapter Twenty-three – What Do You Want from Me?

Talia dragged Keith away from the windows of a travel agency with posters of Greece and Turkey destinations. They were spending the day in the “big city” shopping and finishing up preparations for the trip. “We’re going there,” she laughed. “You don’t have to look at pictures.” “The history of these lands is like a …

The Great Thirst — Archaeological thriller coming in February

  Chapter One – “Mr. Safety” “Hey! Watch where you’re going, and what kind of car is that, anyway?” Keith Bradley jumped out of the way of an incredibly red and shiny thing that didn’t seem to make any noise at all as it tried to slide past him into the van lot at Bradley …

“Why Are You Just Sitting on the Side of the Road?” — What Will You Die For?

Excerpt from my WIP "What Will You Die For?" by Mary C. Findley   “Two weeks? You can’t tell me anything more – ?” Talia’s phone gave a bloop and she saw the message satellite signal lost flash on the screen before it went dark. Talia pulled over to the side of the road and …

At Fagin’s Final Rest Mortuary

The walls were patterned like glittering silver and black marble, with slender pillars spaced along the sides. Niches held blue flames behind ornate silver gratings cast in the shape of openwork doves. Black benches cushioned with blue velvet, very like church pews, were arranged facing a black velvet curtain fringed with silvery tassels. We took …

How to Write a Book Review the Author Will Love

I am a big classics fan. I have, however, recently begun reviewing book by modern authors, and especially Indie writers, some of whom I've become friends and acquaintances with through author and reader sites I have joined. I have gotten good responses from the authors so far, even if I gave them the dreaded "three …

A Simple Plan for Christian Romance

Make it an element of the story, not the main focus. Adventure, suspense, mystery, or some other focus helps keep the story balanced. Focus on purity, privacy, and married intimacy rather than oozing emotion and sensuality between unmarried people. Fidelity, self-sacrifice, and playful fun help round out the romance. Keep it within the context of …

Godly Womanhood

(A note on the picture with this post: Just to prove women can be both beautiful and godly, three Barbie "Makeovers" representing characters from Edmund Spenser's epic allegory the Faerie Queene: Left to right, Gloriana, representing the glory of God, Una, representing Truth, and Goldenberry, wife of Satyrane, a godly knight protecting Una in her …