Book # 5 Has Crossed the Finish Line!

Just a teeny-tiny update for those of you who have been following my progress and cheering me on toward the completion of book # 5 in my Smoky Mountain Novel Series: Book # 5 — This Fire In My Heart — has crossed the finish line! We’re currently ironing out a few last details aboutContinue reading “Book # 5 Has Crossed the Finish Line!”

The Author Adventures – #2

People often ask me where I get ideas for my novels, and they also like to know the “behind-the-scenes” details of the actual writing. So periodically I share some of those details — especially the ones that I found personally enjoyable or that helped me grow as a writer. The writing of Quenton’s Honor taughtContinue reading “The Author Adventures – #2”

The Author Adventures – # 1

There’s a quote floating around out there among writers and readers that says, “Every book you’ve ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters.” I don’t know where it came from originally. I’ve searched the Internet for a reference, but found none. However, I know that quote is true. And this past week,Continue reading “The Author Adventures – # 1”

At Long Last — Book 5 Is In the Works

Several years ago, the first four books in my Smoky Mountain Novel Series went on the market. I had always intended to write at least one more book in the series — and did get two chapters of it done — but life just sort of got in the way — if you know whatContinue reading “At Long Last — Book 5 Is In the Works”

Back In The Saddle???

Well, my three-week hiatus from writing for any websites — and focusing on my art instead — has done me some good. I’ll try to get back in the saddle now and focus on some things that have to be written out in words. But even if I’m back in the saddle, I think I’llContinue reading “Back In The Saddle???”

What Happened to ‘The End’?

Over the past decade, the publishing world has experienced an interesting, but, in my opinion, sad phenomenon. Almost all fiction authors and/or publishing houses have started leaving out the words “The End” on the last page of novels. It’s now become passe, and I guess in some minds, even unsophisticated to write those two iconicContinue reading “What Happened to ‘The End’?”

Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20

Hello again, everyone. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had an opportunity to participate in the coffee share, and I’m feeling happy this morning that I have time to just sit here and talk to you as I’m enjoying my coffee. To be honest, there are several things I need to be doing, butContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20”

When Violets Aren’t Violet

Roses are red; Violets are ———- purple! Doesn’t it bother anyone that numerous poets for centuries have painted those innocent little violets blue?  Of course, I know that there are, indeed, some strains of violets that are more blue — and even some that are pink and white. But I have to believe that theyContinue reading “When Violets Aren’t Violet”

My Dad’s Book ‘Following In The Father’s Steps’ now available on Amazon

My dad, Ted Pavloff, spent his whole life ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a multitude of places, using numerous methods and media. He’s with the Lord now, having left us at the age of 88, but before he went to receive his rewards, he had served the Kingdom of God for more thanContinue reading “My Dad’s Book ‘Following In The Father’s Steps’ now available on Amazon”

11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  But each year, I do look to the Lord and seek His face and His heart to learn what His plans are for my upcoming year, and what He wants from me during that time.  And, of course, there are things that I want for myself as well.Continue reading “11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020”

Weekend Coffee Share — 11/2/19

To participate in this week’s “Coffee Share” click on this link and visit Eclectic Ali for the details. If we were having coffee together this weekend, I’d probably tell you about my book signing gig today. It was the kind of book signing that every author hopes he never experiences even once in his wholeContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share — 11/2/19”

The Music of Words

I’m a musician. I play keyboard instruments mainly. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of using my talents to entertain audiences, to minister as organist and choir director for two different churches, to help facilitate weddings and funerals for scores of families, to compose and orchestrate numerous songs, and to teach others to useContinue reading “The Music of Words”

Weekly Smile 7/29/19

I love taking part in Trent’s Weekly Smile, but for the past couple weeks I’ve been bogged down finishing up this term’s writing class and preparing for a ministry meeting at a local Civic Center. But this week, I’m starting to wind down from those two event — both of which made me smile —Continue reading “Weekly Smile 7/29/19”

Weekend Coffee Share – 4/7/19

I’ve missed taking part in the weekend coffee shares, but my schedule just didn’t leave me much time for posting. If we were having coffee on this Sunday evening, I’d tell you that this weekend has been a wild ride. But I did manage to get two important things done. The most important was planningContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share – 4/7/19”

Weekend Coffee Share 3/3/19

If we were sharing a cup of coffee today, I’d tell, first of all, that the only reason I’m able to share this morning is because it is snowing too hard for me to get to church. I go to a church that is about 30 miles from my house, and right now the visibilityContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 3/3/19”