ON CAMERA: Cheryl Bostrom and Deb Beddoe talk Genre

Recently Deb Beddoe of The Well Writer Chats and I talked book genres generally, and literary fiction specifically—and how Sugar Birds found its market categories. The recording went live on her YouTube channel and her IG Summer School Edition @The_Well_Writer this week. This was my first go at a podcast-style recording, so I hope you can look past my nerves and, if you’re a writer, find something useful either for positioning your work in the market or for your writing process.

For those of you reading Sugar Birds, this interview’s a fun glimpse at the book’s creation.



And around our place this past week, these pics, posted earlier to SM:

When the tiniest cottontail runs from your dogs into your laundry room . . .

. . . you wrap it in a towel and carry it to safety. 😍.

“You are my hiding place;you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

—Psalm 32:7


Hold that thought.

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

—Philippians 4:8


Fast food. 🧡



 If you’re local, please drop by Village Books in Lynden at noon on launch day, August 3! I’ll be signing books there, and would LOVE to see you IN PERSON!

Then, from 5 -6 pm PDT, will you come to Sugar Birds’s virtual launch party? You can watch it on Zoom or simply listen on your phone as author Maggie Wallem Rowe and I chat about the book. Click here to get your (free) ticket.


Thanks for visiting, friends. So glad you stopped by!


Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

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