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Quit Reading that Book

Quit reading that book, Set aside what you don't like, popular books, genres, why read what you don't like?, writer issues, library

“Quit reading that book.” Can there be such a freeing admonition? I’d been complaining to a friend about how much I detested a very popular narrative nonfiction book everyone seem to love. This unnamed book violated every lesson I’d ever heard on the topic and I knew people would die as a result of her […]

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An Oswald Chambers Bibliography

A bibliography is a list of books related to a subject, usually used while writing a book. While writing my biography, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I reviewed many of these books and websites. Given all the information below, why read my book? Mrs. Oswald Chambers provides insights into the hows and whys of My Utmost for […]

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The Inspiration Behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What was the inspiration behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers? asked many interviewers. It’s a fair question. Why would I spend two years of my life researching and writing about a woman who died in 1966? I never met her. I’d never heard of her until 2012. What was it about Biddy Chambers that intrigued me so? First […]

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Happy Launch Day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Interview, Biddy, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, Ancestry.com, Google, writing a biography

Forgive me, but I must say, “Happy launch day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers!” After four years of research and two years of writing, countless blog posts, discussions, and amazing serendipities, the book finally arrives. We’re celebrating and I hope you’ll join us. (Many of my loved ones are rejoicing I may finally move on to a […]

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Biddy Interviews her Biographer (Part 2)

Here’s the second half of Biddy Chambers interviews her biographer. (You can read the first half here) This is an imagined exchange between Biddy and Michelle Ule–written by me. Why did you write about Biddy? BC: “My question is why you wrote about me in the first place.” MU: You were such an engaging character […]

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