"Writing mainstream romances never gave me the freedom to deal with the serious stuff like I've done in the Christian market: anger, abortion, AIDS, homosexuality, promiscuity, terminal illness. Before, secular editors said my characters were not in bed soon enough and asked for five pages more of descriptive love scenes.

"My current editor, a Christian, is more concerned that I'm right on historically, doctrinally, morally. The CBA market that thought fiction wasn't godly now realizes it's a tool to reach people who are struggling in all aspects of faith."

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