Category Archives: Readin’, Ritin’ & Rithmetic

Call to Love

Did you ever come across a book where you knew the ending just a few pages in, yet still wanted to see how the story unfolded? That was the intrigue of the thoroughly Christian romance Call to Love penned by … Continue reading

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New News

Well, the virtual date — an evening with yours truly — is in the books. As I did my self-assessment following the presentation, I concluded: — I am not technologically savvy. In fact I am technologically challenged. — I am … Continue reading

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A (Virtual) Evening with Author Joe Siccardi

Do you remember your first date? How about your last date? I don’t think it matters whether you are the dater or the datee. I’m pretty sure the emotions are similar. There is anxiety, anticipation, maybe a little bit of … Continue reading

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The Hook

One of the questions I heard this week was the prospective author felt the story she wanted to write has already been written. My initial reaction is she is right. Her story, your story, my story has been written — … Continue reading

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A Question, (Hopefully) an Answer & a Reminder

Book reviews. Every author covets them and most authors don’t understand them. One of the questions I was asked recently was a double pose. How do I get book reviews? Should I find a service that provides book reviews? I … Continue reading

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Just Write

Someone posted a question on an author/prospective author group the other day.  “What is the most difficult part in writing a book?” I answered, “Sitting down and starting.” I’ve consistently said the short answer is to just write. Everyone has … Continue reading

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A (Virtual) Evening with the Author

One of the fun things about being an author — at least for me — is spending time with small groups to talk about the writing/publishing process. Sure, I usually sprinkle in something about myself and certainly share the journey … Continue reading

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Letters from the Earth

Fellow Higher Ground Books & Media author Nancy Flinchbaugh came up with an intriguing concept for a book. Since I was planning a road trip from Ohio to upstate New York, I decided to load the audio version of Letters … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters

I never read The Screwtape Letters. I knew it was a classic C.S. Lewis tale, but it just never intrigued me enough to buy it or borrow it from the library. For some reason, however, I decided to download it … Continue reading

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Liturgy of the Ordinary

We were chatting on the Five Minute Friday Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago about seeing life amid the virus lockdown. I made the comment, “Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary … Every Day. Good days. Bad day. … Continue reading

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