I have not forgotten you

Hello! First, let me apologize. I have been away and I have neglected my blog. I’m so sorry. ūüôĀ I have missed you and our interaction and appreciate those of you who have reached out to see where the heck I’ve been. Aww, you’re so sweet. Well, there’s a good reason and it isn’t because I’ve been off training for some mega marathon either. (Although I am still focused on reaching my goals.) I have ‚Ķ Continue reading

A few things that irritate me

My brain is always going and I get inspiration for stories and blog posts all the time. I love the notes app on my phone for those moments when something could turn into future material. Having said that, I finally have enough material for an entry that started a while back called A few things that irritate me: Going to the bathroom only to find an empty cardboard tube on the roll. People who use the last bit … Continue reading

Downtime vs. Meantime

How would you describe your free time? What do you do when you have nothing scheduled? I’ve been faced with the following questions more times than I can count over the last two years: What do you do with yourself since you’re not working? You have a lot of downtime, huh? At first I was somewhat appalled because it seemed that those asking the questions assumed that I slept until noon every day and watched … Continue reading

Mother Thompson | Meddling mother-in-law

I recently had a chance to sit down with Mother Thompson from the acclaimed novel, Too Many Lies. If you read this¬†outstanding,¬†faith-filled novel about a woman who took all she could from her deceptive husband, you know that Mother Thompson played a major role in her son’s deception. Mother Thompson declined an official interview with BW&L but did issue the following statement.¬† “First of all, thank you for allowing my son ¬†to have his say ‚Ķ Continue reading

When one door closes…

…or two, maybe three. Many years ago I was part of a ministry that was lacking in the area of young adult activities. I remember a meeting where a group of young married couples met and discussed activities we’d like to do that didn’t involve going out to the local all-you-can-eat buffet.¬†One of the ideas we had was to start a book club where we could read christian books and come together as an official ‚Ķ Continue reading

BWL Features Tyora Moody

…with a blurb about her new book. Hi, Tyora. Welcome to BWL. Tell us what you are featuring. I‚Äôm featuring my debut novel, When Rain Falls. Here is the synopsis: “Why does God keep taking away the people I love?” This is the lamentation of widow CANDACE¬†JOHNSON¬†when her best friend is brutally murdered. Ensnared by a deep-rooted bitterness, seeping her faith day by day, Candace is determined to seek justice. Detective Darnell Jackson is in ‚Ķ Continue reading

Books, Writing & Life Celebrates One Year!

It’s our anniversary, yeah, yeah.

Like I’ve said before, the fact that I made it a year is something to celebrate. Blogging isn’t easy. You have to come up with relevant posts, engage people and¬†post often enough for people to keep coming back to your site–you know, follow you.

The most popular series by far has been Tips for Aspiring Authors. Thanks to the series, I’ve had over 2100 blog views over the last year. That’s reason to celebrate! I know of blogs that receive over 10,000 views a month, but I can’t focus on their numbers. (Perhaps next year I can boast double the views.)

It has been a fun year and I look forward to year number two.

So, as I’ve posted before, April is my official month to feature other people who are making it happen. Please visit through the end of the month to see featured authors, books, business owners and service providers.

I’ll be back in May.

Books, Writing and Life, what else is there to talk about?