Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Tag: writing

  • Seven Books in Seven Weeks Drawing Results

    Thanks to all of you who followed along and participated in my Seven Books in Seven Weeks reading marathon! I had a great time and read some great books because of your recommendations. I also enjoyed your comments and some of the emotional turmoil we shared. All that was missing was the ability to share […]

  • Week 7 Book 7: A Review of Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Ever since the murder of her police officer fiancée, and the perp’s bogus acquittal, Cathy Cramer has been using her law background and a high-profile blog to help keep other murderers from getting away with their crimes. But prosecuting defendants in the court of public opinion wins her more than national recognition and a faithful […]

  • The Writer’s War

    Writing today was a battle. Glory to God…I won. Image courtesy of Lavoview / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Critters & Estrogen

    As a child everything was fair game: Gutting fish I’d caught with my dad, baiting hooks with worms, or catching and hooking large grasshoppers when worms weren’t available. Myth-sized spider? Step on it and keep moving. Wouldn’t even flinch. Sometime along the journey, however, I traded in my tomboy toughness for a generous helping of girlie-girl jitters. Now critters […]

  • Week 2 Book 2: A Review of Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

    Got your church T-shirt? Your “Jesus is my co-pilot” bumper sticker? What about your WWJD bracelet? Bible? Check! Some verses memorized? Check! Personalized tithe envelopes? You know this maaan! Okay, okay. Now what about Jesus? You’ve got all the paraphernalia–the outward stuff that clothes you with the Christian image–but do you really have Jesus? Are you a fan, or are you a […]

  • What Happens Next?

    My mind is always churning. I comfort myself with the notion that I’m a writer and, as such, my thoughts should walk a creative distance outside the box of normal thinking folks. Honestly, though, sometimes I suspect I’m a blurted comment away from being professionally observed. As for those thoughts I think, they tend to […]

  • Seven Books in Seven Weeks

    I’m constantly reading. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I’ll find a book impossible to put down and conquer it in a day. Other times I’ll find one that’s good but I can put it down, so with the day-to-day of family and other responsibilities it’ll take me a little longer to get through it. And last, […]

  • It’s My Anniversary!

    Not my marriage anniversary, though the 11th one will be here soon (I swear I just wrote something about the 10th a few weeks ago). But anyhow, it’s my one year blogging anniversary. And honestly, I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t received a “Happy Anniversary” notice from the server. Where…on earth…does the time go? […]

  • It’s About Giving – Angel Tree

    Christmas is almost here. In a little less than three weeks the preparations of shopping, wrapping, planning, gift-swapping parties, egg-nog drinking and stocking stuffing will come to a head. Wrapping paper will be ripped and tossed, and new possessions will either be hoisted above heads with exuberant thanksgiving, or become the victims of secret plots […]

  • Angel with a Gun – Truth or Fiction Story 7

    We’ve reached the last installment of Truth or Fiction Tuesdays! If you’re new to the series and would like to participate in the giveaway click here for more information. Angel with a Gun “Don’t worry, okay,” Kenny said, “Rod knows what he’s doing. We’ve done it before.” Sienna threw him a sideways glance then looked again […]