DiAnn Teaching @ Permian Basin Writers Workshop

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On Sunday, September 17th, of the Permian Basin Writers Workshop, there will be a team-up of two highly successful Christian fiction writers, DiAnn Mills and Cynthia Ruchti. Cynthia is also the representative from the American Christian Fiction Writers. They will share what it takes to be a successful Christian writer and how that genre differs. They are dynamic and will …

Spreading the Word about Fav Books

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills As readers, many of us finish a novel or nonfiction book and post a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Goodreads, LifeWay, Mardel, etc. In addition to reviews, many of us post our opinions about a title on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Still others choose word of mouth to recommend …

10 Characteristics of a Best Friend

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Our best friends love us despite our faults. They are our 2:00 a.m. friends. They listen to us when we’re ecstatic and comfort us when we think our lives have been flushed down the toilet. And we are there for them too because that’s what best friends do. Statistics show best friends often overlook each other’s …

Why Getting Outside is Good for You

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills When we were kids, we couldn’t wait to get outside. A sunshine-filled day exploded when we opened our doors, and we were energized. We laughed, played, and our spirits lifted higher than the tree tops. What happened to the kid in us who felt better with the sky as our ceiling and green grass tickling between …

5 Things I Learned at New York’s Central Park

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills New York City is a beautiful city filled with wonder, adventure, entertainment, many cultures, and the real estate that goes straight up. Visiting New York is always a treat, and this 8 day trip exceeded my expectations. My destination was ThrillerFest, a comprehensive learning and networking with writers working on all levels of their career. When …

Creating Vacation Memories

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills July is the biggest vacation month of the year. The beaches crowd with sun and water enthusiasts. Hikers pack Mountain Trails. Families pile into their vehicles for road trips. Travel agencies book one destination after another. And the list continues. Staycations can be on our back porch, sipping iced-tea and listening to music, reading, or catching …

The Star Spangled Banner – As You’ve Never Heard It

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Many of us this 4th of July will be enjoying family, friends, cookouts, pool time, fireworks, and listening to a band play “The Star Spangled Banner.” America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Take a moment to view this inspirational and historical video about the story of our national anthem. …

8 Ways to Protect your Password

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Cyber crime can attack us when we are vulnerable. I’ve had it happen to me, and the process of making necessary changes is time consuming and at times embarrassing. The best protection is for us to take important steps to ensure our passwords are unique and not easily distinguished. Online hackers have one of two goals—steal …