Below are a few of the links and books that I have found helpful in my quest as a writer. For more information about sticking with writing, writer’s conferences, and other writing information, please visit my blog.



American Christian Fiction Writers - includes critique groups, writing courses, prayer group, private forums, free advertising of published books, teaching and mentoring, and much more for all stages of authors with paid membership.

Grace & Faith 4 U Authors written especially for authors by authors.

Baby Names is a great website to find names for your characters.

Last Names is the perfect website to hunt down last names for your characters.

Write His Answer learn about writing for the Lord and find out about both the Colorado and the Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conferences..

Writers Weekly is one of the best secular writing websites that lists warnings, markets, and answers to perplexing writing questions



Speak up with Confidence: A Step-by-Step Guide for Speakers and Leaders by Carol Kent

Write His Answer: A Bible Study for Christian Writers, 2nd Edition, by Marlene Bagnull

Christian Writer’s Market Guide – a book by Sally Stuart that includes listings of Christian publishers, periodicals, agents, statistics, and more

Writer’s Market – a complete book listing publishers, agents, and more for all genres and writing styles

Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market – for those who want to or are writing for children, this manual provides publisher, illustrator, and agent listings

Where to Find it in the Bible by Ken Anderson (useful for finding all those Scripture references!)

How to Write a Children’s Book and Get it Published by Barbara Seuling

Write Where You Live by Elaine Fantle Shimberg