Cynthia Herron Writing 4 Comments

I’m a collector of many things. My kitchen has an apple theme so I collect all things “apple.”  Gingerbread men and women grace my laundry room in the borders and on the walls. I adore miniature teapots so I have several of those. I’m also a lover of vintage cookbooks, preferably circa 1950 and earlier. And my most cherished collection …


Writing Christian Fiction

Cynthia Herron Writing Christian Fiction 5 Comments

For many people not familiar with Christian fiction there’s sometimes the preconceived notion that if it’s Christian it must be boring. I remember once being asked why I wanted to write for the Christian market rather than the secular one. “Well, a Christian is who I am,” I responded.  “I think what I write would be best suited to that niche.” “Don’t you …


Perspective During World Tragedy

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In light of what was happening in the world today, I found it difficult to concentrate on my WIP. I stared at the blank computer screen, but the words wouldn’t come. I was writing fiction. Others—living, breathing human beings—were having their lives unfold in real-time on television and cell phones for millions of people everywhere to see. I felt guilty …



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Stay True Amidst Reluctance As I navigate this path to publication, I’m conflicted. During this long journey I’ve often had to put my publishing dream on hold. Raising a family, caring for a chronically ill child, working outside the home, myriad time-constraints—many writers have had to deal with this and more. At times, I think…how do they do it? How …