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A Review and an Interview

We appreciate the review Robert White wrote of our book, Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected places. Like a cup of hot apple cider warming the body on a cold day, the Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon anthology will warm the soul. The fourth in the Hot Apple Cider series, […]

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My Short Story About a Pregnant Teen Who Has to Decide What’s Best for Her Baby

Since November is Adoption Month, I thought I’d mention a short story I wrote called “Conversations in Baby Blue.” Although it’s fiction, it was actually based on a true story. Years ago, I shared a double hospital room with an unwed teen mother. Since this was back then people stayed in the hospital longer than nowadays, and […]

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When You Might As Well Talk to a Wall

It’s frustrating to try to talk to someone who simply doesn’t listen. I’ve known a number of people who seem to have a force field that repels everyone else’s words from entering their heads and maybe causing them to change their thinking. On a few occasions, I’ve wanted to knock them upside the head just […]

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My Writing Life Interview

If you’d like to know what I eat/drink while writing, which of my characters I’d like to meet, how I get into the “zone” when writing, how I chose the genres I write in, and more, check out my recent interview with Melony Teague.      

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My Thoughts on the Closing of The Christian Writers Guild

I just learned that Jerry B. Jenkins has closed the Christian Writers Guild. And that news brought back a host of memories. Jerry didn’t start the Christian Writers Guild; that was done by another man. Back in the fall of 1972, I was newly married and working as a supply teacher in a new city. […]

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Interview with Arts Connection

An interview I did where I talked about my writing, the new Hot Apple Cider books, and more. You can listen to it here. http://selawministries.ca/content/arts-connection-monday-august-11-2014-nj-lindquist-hot-apple-cider-3      

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The Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 3

After building a nest above our front door and raising a single baby, our robins left. Click here it you missed Part 2 of the story. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, go here. The next morning, May 30th, there was no baby robin on the ledge, and no sign of any robins in […]

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Our Robin Family, Part 2

We first discovered the robin’s nest behind the light above our front door on May 5th. If you missed the first part of the story, you can find it here. On the morning of May 28th, I came downstairs and, as usual, went to check to see if the robin was on her nest before […]

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A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door

Last spring we didn’t notice until too late that a pair of robins had decided to nest on the light fixture outside our front door. The moment of discovery involved opening the front door to pick up the newspaper, and jumping when something flew squawking from just above my head to the tree in front of […]

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Proud To Be a Canadian Author Who is Christian

I wrote this in March of 2005 when I was Executive Director of The Word Guild, an organization I co-founded a little over three years earlier. I posted it here last year in honour of Canada Day, and because it’s still relevant, I’m posting it again today. Although I’m no longer actively involved in leadership of […]

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Memories of my Involvement with Write! Canada and The Word Guild – How It Began

The road taken… – by N. J. Lindquist A few people have been talking about what they took home from this year’s Write! Canada conference this year.  (E.g. Janet Sketchley’s blog) What did I bring home? Memories. Most of us are familiar with the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” with its famous ending, […]

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Surprised by Oxford Certainly Surprised Me

I first posted this review in August of 2013 after picking up the book at the Write! Canada conference. This year, I was present at The Word Awards on June 11th where author Carolyn Weber won the $5,000 Grace Irwin Award for the best book published in 2013 from a Canadian writer who is Christian. […]

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