Faced a crisis this morning: Crawled out of my bed after the third round of snooze-slapping, wandered to the kitchen and hit power on the Keurig. Pod in, mug positioned…go. It dripped about a quarter of a cup…and then broke my heart. Cue morning desperation! I slunked back to my room, my day now ruined forever, curled up on my bed and covered my head with a pillow. Hubby comes out of our bathroom wondering why I’m going to die. “I just need a cup of coffee…” Yes. This is tragic. So I’m sitting here with my McCafe in hand (sorry Joltin’ Jo’s. I couldn’t muster the strength to brave…
A sneak peek at In Spite of Ourselves (A Christian Romance Novel)
A First Scene Preview! We are one week away from launching my next Christian romance novel! In Spite of Ourselves is a Potter’s House book (two), and it’s also the second book in the Murphy Brother’s story (pssttt… It’s about Jackson!). Best news? It’s going live into the world in ONE WEEK! So it’s time for a sneak peek, yes? Thought so… (and you’re welcome)! Oh! If you missed the first Murphy Brothers Story, you can check out Chapter One of Always You HERE. Okay, then! On with the show… Chapter One, scene one (in which Jackson faces his disaster…) Of all the ways he could have imagined this weekend…
Preview of When I Lost My Way (a Christian romance novel)
A Chapter One Sneak Peek! The preorder is live, and we are about a month away from launch day for When I Lost My Way! In case you don’t know, this is book two in the Big Prairie Romance Series. Book one is When I Come Home Again, and you can check out chapter one of that book here. Back to When I Lost My Way… If you’re the read the back cover before anything else type (I am!), here is that: Their whirlwind romance takes the hard road toward happily-ever-after as disaster tests their love for each other and their faith in God’s goodness. Sophie Shultz smiles at her…
Preview of Always You (an uplifting Christian Romance)
A Chapter One Sneak Peek! We are a little more than on week to launch Always You (Release day is March 3rd, but Preorder is available now). Always You is an uplifting Christian Romance that is a part of The Potter’s House Books (Two), as well as the start to my new family series called The Murphy Brothers. (Have no fear! I’m working on the Big Prairie Romance books too! The next book in that series is scheduled to release in June!) Back to Always You... Once again, I thought it’d be fun to offer a sneak peek at Chapter One. Sooo…. Here you go! Chapter One, in it’s entirety,…
Chapter One of When I Come Home Again, a tender Christian romance
Read chapter one of When I Come Home Again now!
When I Come Home Again… (a tender Christian romance)
As I am gearing up to launch When I Come Home Again, I thought I'd give you just a taste from the book.
The Ache For Happily Ever After
I was thinking about happily ever after… The sermon series at our church has been themed on happily ever after. I’m a Christian romance author, so you know this had me from the start. This week, in a dry tone, the pastor asked us to open to the last chapter, the last verse in the book of Cinderella… where we find that “they all lived happily ever after.” Then, he directed us to the last verse of the last chapter of Sleeping Beauty, where he assured us again that we’d find, “and they all lived happily ever after.” Following that we were to go to the last chapter of Snow…
Christian Romantic Comedy: Check out The Cupcake Dilemma!
I had the most fun with this book. Not my normal–my work usually ends up at the deeper end of things (Like The Carpenter’s Daughter, for example), but sometimes we’ve just got to mix it up, right? I LOVED writing this Christian romantic comedy! So much so, that release day was quite a party. Please picture me squealing, dancing around the kitchen with my kids, who love this book as much as I did (except stop with the kissing! Heheheh. They secretly love it, I think.) My husband even bought me a dozen cupcakes. I thought I’d give you a little Ian and Kirstin teaser. A little kitchen disaster that…
Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens, the tough middle grades edition
This week we’re doing a twist… Christian books for tweens. I’m late this week… so sorry! Traveling. Christmas gathering. Momming. You know… But we’re back with more great Christian fiction for teens! And we’ve gathered our thoughts, prepared our selections. This time, we decided to focus on Christian books for tweens–those tough middle years… I’m going to define that as 10-12 years old. I know others define it more broadly, but for our purposes here, we were thinking specifically of books that we felt like hit the sweet spot in that awkward, hard to pin down age group. So, without more wordiness from me, here we go… this week’s list…
Great Fiction Books for Christian Teens, Part 2
Books for Christian Teens Another week closer to Christmas… and we have more books for Christian teens! As I sift through the options, I keep wondering why it can be such a challenge to find great fiction books for Christian teens? It seems like it’s a little bit of a vicious cycle. Books stores often don’t carry them–so publishers shy away from publishing them. Because we aren’t looking for them. But we don’t look for them because they can be so stinking hard to find, so publishers shy away from publishing them, thus, there aren’t many available for bookstores to carry. Does this sound about right? Speculation, on my part.…