Inspire

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. 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… Continue reading The Ache For Happily-Ever-After

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Cupcake Release Day!!!

I can't even... I'm just so excited. I had the most fun with this book. Not my normal... but sometimes we've just got to mix it up, right? So today's the day!!! Please picture me squealing, dancing around the kitchen with my kids, who love this book as much as I did (except stop with… Continue reading Cupcake Release Day!!!

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A Novella…Just for Fun

Happy New Year!!! I'm finishing up, and I'm getting excited. Another novella is on the schedule--releasing Valentine's Day, 2018. Why? Because it was fun. That's really all. A different flavor than my full-length novels, and for me, it was another needed break from the deeper end of story. And, it was a chance to go… Continue reading A Novella…Just for Fun

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Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens, the tough middle grades edition

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 those tough middle years... I'm going to define that as 10-12 years old. I know others define it… Continue reading Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens, the tough middle grades edition

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Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens, Part 2

Another week closer to Christmas... and we have more books for teens! As I sift through the options, I keep wondering why it can be such a challenge to find great stories by Christian authors for our teens? It seems like it's a little bit of a vicious cycle. Books stores often don't carry them--so… Continue reading Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens, Part 2

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Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens

  I'm a part of a large reading community, which also blurs into my smaller but thriving writing community. It's fun. I learn stuff from both groups, and like I said, the information often seeps from one group to another. One of the perennial topics I see in both groups goes something like, "what do… Continue reading Great Christian Fiction Books for Teens

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Cover Reveal! The Uncloaked

There's something about getting the finalized version of a book cover. Makes all of the work seem like it's been wrapped up, that awesome cover the final bow on the package. To be honest, I was nervous about this cover. This genre can be tough, but getting the first impression right is essential. I've seen… Continue reading Cover Reveal! The Uncloaked

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Giant Giveaway!!!

Y'all! I'm super excited... Guess who’s participating in this promo? (Me!) Enter to win over 45 Inspirational Contemporary Romances, including books from authors like Susan May Warren, Melissa Tagg, Sarah Monzon, and Janet Ferguson. Talk about a BIG giveaway! Pretty sure you don't want to miss it (I might just enter myself...except, can't). 🙂 This… Continue reading Giant Giveaway!!!

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Why Kale?

So....Kale. Yeah, the character in Ordinary Snowflakes. That girl. I'm getting some interesting responses to her. Her name, actually. Some of the reviews are actually quite hilarious as they rant about this "hipster" name I've pegged this otherwise lovable character with. Super funny, because, well, they're just funny. And also because if you know me… Continue reading Why Kale?

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The Snowflake Hunt

I find myself in search of snowflake ornaments now. This is the first year I’ve experienced this obsession. Honestly, I don’t think I currently own even one of said decorations. But this woman—her name is Kale Brennan—has put into my heart a need to collect these things. Her story, which involves snowflakes, and hot cocoa,… Continue reading The Snowflake Hunt