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 …

When All We Can Do is Laugh

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Two weeks ago, I co-directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference in North Carolina. Edie Melson and I worked hard all year with our assistants to ensure conferees and faculty valued the conference. We enjoyed a spectacular week. But two weeks before, everything seemed to head downhill. Speaking events and book signings are fun. But …

When the Brain Needs a Break

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Last Thursday, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference at Ridgecrest, North Carolina came to a close. The conference began the previous Sunday evening and ended on Thursday at noon. As co-director with Edie Melson, all of us, including our leadership team, faculty, and fabulous conferees were blessed, pleased, excited about the conference, looking forward to …

5 Ways to Avoid Summer Stress

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Summer is a few weeks away, and it begins with Memorial Day, a time for families to explore the many activities waiting for us outside. Schools will soon be out for the summer. Vacation plans take form. Family reunions, sports activities, camping, etc. Supposedly summer is a season to relax. We can’t enjoy the beautiful weather …

May – National Get Caught Reading Month

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills When I learned that May is National Get Caught Reading Month, I did a little research to see what the celebration means to young and old. Here are three facts: The celebration is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers. It’s supported by many well-known people. Online websites offer hints to teachers and parents about how …

Unsung Heroes – Bookstore Owners and Librarians

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Last week, my husband and I flew to Colorado Springs to meet with bookstore owners and their staff in southeast Colorado, conduct events, and to meet with readers at two Kansas libraries. We were greeted by incredible people who are passionate about books and readers. What do these words and places have in common? Junction – …

Relationships and Friends – Not Just Followers

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills This may be your first DiAnn Mills’ blog since subscribing to my weekly posts. Last week I announced an incredible giveaway as a celebration of my new romantic suspense novel DEEP EXTRACTION. The random drawing is for all blog subscribers as of 1:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, April 13. Take a look at these fantastic prizes! …