21 Oct 2015

Get ambitious. Order now.

Soon, I’m going to give away ALL of these copies of my new favorite book. So stay tuned… details of the giveaways are coming. Who wrote my new favorite book? Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Scott Cairns, Jeanne Murray Walker, Gina Ochsner, and Bret Lott… just for starters Read all about

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01 Apr 2015

Looking Elsewhere: MFA Adventures, April Foolishness, and More

From April Fool’s antics to coming attractions, this installment of “Looking Elsewhere” is loaded with goodness.

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Auralia's Colors - by Karen Renee
04 Sep 2014

She’s Growing Up So Fast! Auralia’s Colors is 7 Years Old

My first novel Auralia’s Colors — currently on sale at Amazon for a bargain price — is 7 years old today! She’s growing up so fast. Why do I bother celebrating the 7th anniversary of my own book? That’s easy. Thanks to WaterBrook Press (now WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Auralia’s Colors

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06 Jul 2014

Summer Reading Bargain: Auralia’s Colors is Less Than $5 at Amazon

This summer, Amazon is offering you Auralia’s Colors — both the paperback edition and the Kindle edition — for less than $5.

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viscorclaw by Ken Priebe
15 Mar 2014

Three Years Ago Today, We Raised Our Glasses to the Ale Boy

“This is my favorite fantasy series,” says the latest Amazon reviewer of The Ale Boy’s Feast, the fourth and final book in my series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread. “I recommend it to everyone 13 through 120.”

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Some of Lee Hough's many "trophies" from 12+ years as a literary agent.
10 Sep 2013

With Gratitude for the Life and Work of Lee Hough

Lee Hough was my friend, my counselor, my confidant, my voice of reassurance, my coach.

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03 Sep 2013

Losing My Religion: A Pre-Hutchmoot Interview

In which I ramble on about burnout, about disillusionment, about driving myself into dangerous territory, about a desperate attempt to change my life…

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29 Mar 2013

Sorry! (A Temporary Blog Malfunction)

If you’ve been checking this blog recently, then you may have seen something strange: Old blog entries suddenly reappearing as if they were brand new, with no explanation. I can explain what’s happening, but only in part…

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Is this a "Christian castle"?
21 Mar 2013

Why I Want to Be George R. R. Martin’s Neighbor

There is a place… a magical place… where J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Patricia McKillip, and J.R.R. Tolkien stand side-by-side…

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01 Feb 2013

Looking Elsewhere: February 1, 2013

These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another. Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on.

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