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Winding Roads

Jill Blog, News 9 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot (maybe too much!) time with fictional characters lately. I wonder what they are doing while I’m at work. I hope I have their nuances right and that they’re likeable. If you hang out on my Facebook page, you know I’ve been asking some strange writing questions about cats and restaurants lately. And that I recently …

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Merry Christmas

Jill Holidays 4 Comments

A few years ago, I gave up doing traditional Christmas cards. I wanted to. I tried. But it felt stressful instead of peaceful, and at the encouragement of a friend, I let it go. I felt guilty and sometimes still do, but mostly, I feel relieved. I love getting cards in the mail and sweet pictures from friends. It’s such …

Huge Giveaway!

Jill Uncategorized 4 Comments

I’ve teamed up with more than 40 fantastic Love Inspired romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! You can win my novel, Her Texas Family, plus books from other Love Inspired authors! Enter the giveaway by clicking here: Love Inspired Giveaway Good luck, enjoy, and happy weekend!   Save …

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Swimming

Jill Cancer, friendship, Grief, Just Show Up, Kara Tippetts 5 Comments

I just finished a magazine interview about Just Show Up. It’s been a while since I’ve done one. Since I’ve talked about all of it. And her. And now my stomach aches. I think the pain gets swirled around. Comes to the surface once again. It hurts to remember. So what do I do with that? Do I stop remembering? …