Reader Friends, Look who I saw again in Oxford — authors John J. Horn and Douglas Bond! This was like a mini reunion of the 2016 Oxford Creative Writing Masterclass, led by Mr. Bond, where we invested in learning more about the craft of writing and soaking up the history in this part of England. … Continue reading Day in Oxford: John J. Horn & Douglas Bond
While preparing to travel around the States, I had a goal to learn about "American ranch life" and how it compares to farm life in the UK ... and on this research trip, I had the opportunity to stay on a ranch, tackle some chores, get a sense of general Western experiences, and do plenty … Continue reading Hey from the USA! Part 3
Thank you for sending along more of your questions! Today I answer questions about Jigson's backstory and the ethos of writing. If you missed the previous posts, here's Part 1 and Part 2. 1. My sister and I were wondering if you have made a backstory for Jigson? Or will some more of his history … Continue reading Your Questions Answered Part 3
"What is she doing?" Andy asked in a furtive whisper, leaning close to Abby and Phil. Abby studied the object of his attention for a moment, then pursed her lips. "I know that far-away look." They turned to look again at the person staring out the window, her fingers frozen over a keyboard while a … Continue reading Announcing Baker 7
Earlier this summer, we were privileged to head on a family vacation to Barcelona, the capital of the region in Spain known as Catalonia. The trip was special to me for a few reasons, one of which being a return to the locale of my latest book, Prisoner of the Pyrenees. As we walked the … Continue reading Trip to Barcelona
A long time ago, I was tagged by author Alicia A. Willis to participate in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. This post has been in the draft pile since then, and I stumbled over it today. A little editing later, and . . . voila! What am I working on? A sketch can help … Continue reading My Writing Process
The months since our family summer holiday have been very busy indeed, and I am overjoyed to say that Prisoner of the Pyrenees - number 5 in the Baker Family Series - is almost ready for release! I have grown up reading the works of authors like R. M. Ballantyne, whose experiences prompted him to … Continue reading Nearly Here! // A Sampling of Prisoner of the Pyrenees
C. R. is a Christian author who aspires to use the powerful tool of storytelling for God’s glory. In list form, she is: A homeschool grad An avid reader since childhood (when she gets the time) Someone who can't stop writing By grace, a traveler of the world in search of characters, events, settings, cultures, … Continue reading Who is C.R.?