I’ll Do This Write Away!

I’ll Do This Write Away!

Dear Editors: I know you vehemently dislike “ly” words. You unapologetically have made that brutally clear at each conference I’ve dutifully attended, and with each painstakingly written work of mine that you’ve heartlessly, err, wisely rejected. Fortunately, I...

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Food for Thought (Creative thought, that is)

Food for Thought (Creative thought, that is)

In college, I discovered that I am more productive and creative, and can remember things longer, when I’m eating.  (Yes, I gained the “freshman fifteen” and then some.) Fast forward more years that I want to admit, and here I am—a writer and consultant working from a...

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The Most Incredible Love Letter Ever Written

The Most Incredible Love Letter Ever Written

I am fascinated with the Civil War ─ the era, the political atmosphere, the differing cultures of the North and the South, the sadness of how the four-year struggle destroyed a country, countless states, communities and, mostly, families. More than 10,000 military...

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West By God Virginia

West By God Virginia

I was born in Pennsylvania, but now live in what I call the Marpennsylginia region.  It includes “wild, wonderful West Virginia.” Yes, that’s one of the official slogans of the state. The unofficial slogan, however, and one which the natives are quick to share, is...

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Novels blending historical intrigue, modern-day suspense, and romance.

The occasional deep thought or creative pursuit.

About Koontz’s Writing:

DLKoontz

An award-winning author and former journalist, D. L. Koontz writes about what she knows: muddled lives, nail-biting unknowns and eternal hope. Growing up, she learned the power of stories and intrigue from saged storytellers on the front porch of her Appalachian farmhouse. Despite being waylaid for years by academia and corporate endeavors, her roots proved that becoming a writer of suspense was only a matter of time. She has been published in seven languages.

Memberships

American Society of Journalists and Authors

ACFW

American Christian Fiction Writers