Working in youth ministries, my heart squeezes with sorrow and fills with compassion as I see all of the things our youth face today. They are surrounded by the world’s standards and expectations, …

I’m in the Speculative category.

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American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

Congratulations to the entrants and finalists in the 2017 First Impressions Contest. See the finalist list at…/2017_first_impressions_finalists
Winners announced by December 15.


I received some very exciting news last evening. One of my pieces I submitted to a writer’s contest is a finalist in its category!

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I asked my husband to name "his" character in my current work in progress. The name which he chose was Russell Payton. Can you guess how he came up with the name? (Our family and friends should get this one easily, but if you need a clue my husband loves sports.)

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Here is a link to my latest article/review.…/nick-newton-is-a-no…/

Nick Newton Is Not A Genius is a steampunk (science fiction set in Victorian times which emphasizes historical or imagined steam-powered technology) chapter book for middle grade readers. It is wri…

I am currently working on my new adult fantasy. Curiously enough, the main character, Rosamund, is very similar to me. Hmm, I wonder why that is.😉
More details to follow in the coming weeks.

J.D. Rempel is feeling happy.

SUBMITTED!!! Now the waiting begins!!!

J.D. Rempel is feeling accomplished.

I've heard it said that writing, "The end" is just the beginning. It has been true for me too. I've had three rounds of edits, with more than one person in each round. I've been writing a pitch, a cover letter, and a synopsis. Also there is researching marketing for yourself and for your book. And the list continues with looking for an agent. But, now I'm getting the last details together and I'm hoping to finally submit to someone in the next day or two! Yay!

You would think that working on a Friday night is bad, but not for a writer. Sometimes, I'm far away on another world. Tonight, I'm experiencing some magical realism.

Thanks to my wonderful nephew, Trevor I now have a website. Visit it by clicking the Learn More button

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Inspiration can come from anywhere as a writer. I found this stick in my backyard and created a whole novel from it.

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