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Often we creatives get visits from the muse. Sometimes it brings with it ideas so powerful they completely floor you. I remember one afternoon I was in the shower and a pivotal part of Evie's story entered into my mind. I saw the scene taking place as if I were watching a film. And the harsh reality of the story point shocked me to my core. I remember shutting off the water and repeatedly saying to myself "Holy crap!" I was in such shock at the power of the details I almost couldn't think straight. I grabbed my phone and began...

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I remember one particular Sunday, I was absorbed in the morning worship and a strange thought went through my mind. "Work on your prayer book first." I was taken by surprise by the thought. I wasn't thinking about writing at that moment, I was only focusing on singing and praising God. Yet, there it was, clear in my mind. These were instructions. At the time, I had been working diligently for two years on a mystery thriller. I had finished a rough first draft and was working on the second draft of the book, and yet, when that very specific thought popped...

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