I hadn't seen my publisher face-to-face in two years - since the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference in November 2020, and we were behind masks. I got to see her full smile at last month's Christian Product Expo in Concord, NC. And smile we did. What a terrific experience to talk with her and the 60 plus bookstore owners I met at the Expo. Read more about my weekend.
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The author on the right with the quirky grin is Lisa Betz. I met her at the Christian Product Expo, along with YA author and pastor, Westley King. I read Lisa's book first because I love mysteries. Her series starts with Death and a Crocodile. Imagine Nancy Drew visiting Rome a few years after Jesus died. Livia finds herself investigating her father's death to prove her brother didn't do it. I've never read anything quite like it. Historical Christian, yet refreshing. I mistakenly read her second installment, Fountains and Secrets, first. Not a big deal. Livia's station in life changed, but she still steps up to solve a crime involving a loved one. These are excellent crossover books—parents and teens can read them together.
Read your work out loud
It doesn't matter whether you're writing a letter or a novel, you should always read your work out loud before launching it. You'll:
Catch awkward or unnecessary phrases.
Find typos and grammatical errors,
Reveal unsuitable emphasis and inflection,
Uncover poor word choices and repetitive words,
Discover offbeat rhythm and pacing.
The American Christian Fiction Writers website is featuring my blog on this subject March 11. Check it out.