Appalachia, Christian authors, England, inspirational fiction, Pepper Basham

World Building

Building a world for your story isn't always filled with spacecraft and foreign planets. I love creating the place where my characters can thrive, grow, love, and heal. What storyworld do YOU like to get lost in? Original Post published 8/19/2015  Currently, I've been reading about creating a 'story world' and what's involved in the… Continue reading World Building

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Swoony Saturdays – Reese Mitchell

Welcome! Welcome! Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point) The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF… Continue reading Swoony Saturdays – Reese Mitchell

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Upcoming Writerly News

2016 proved a pretty busy writing year for me. In February, the second book in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Keeper, hit the shelves. In April, my first contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, made its debut to kick-off the Mitchell's Crossroads series, and my historical romance series came to a end (close to home)… Continue reading Upcoming Writerly News

Appalachia, Fiction Book Reviews, The Thorn Healer

History Tidbits – The Thorn Healer

I love history - particularly certain time-periods. What about you?   Of course, there are certain eras I don't care to read-up on as much, but as a whole  I really enjoy the discovery true events and places in the past. As I researched for The Thorn Healer, it was amazing to visit the places… Continue reading History Tidbits – The Thorn Healer

Appalachia, Authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction, Pepper Basham's books

Release Day!! Book Birthday #4

Wow! It's been a crazy year, but after lots of hard work and some brainstorming help from my super duper brainstorming team and agent, Julie Gwinn - we have a new book baby!! Yes! Today, the third book in the Penned in Time series is here! This book is a little different than its two… Continue reading Release Day!! Book Birthday #4

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Creating a Word…Shakespeare-style

You know what happens when you leave a creative mind in a car alone for too long? Crazy stuff. Like....creating a word that holds the essence of your brand! YES! Historic note: It is theorized that playwright William Shakespeare first cited from over 200 to 1500 words! Whether he was the inventor of them or… Continue reading Creating a Word…Shakespeare-style

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The Thorn Healer – Cover Reveal

You guys know I love any excuse to party! And today I have a great one!!! The third installment of the Penned in Time series (my very first series EVER published) has a cover! The Thorn Healer!! And you all know that I'll wait to the very end of the post to show the cover,… Continue reading The Thorn Healer – Cover Reveal

Appalachia, Authors, Fiction Book Reviews, Mom Devotionals, Pepper Basham

Stirring a Child’s Dream to Life

Words are powerful things - and words forged into encouragement produce remarkable results. I think that's why I've always wanted to provide positive influences into my kids lives through words. I'm not saying that we don't have hard conversations, that I don't lose my temper, or that I fail to use 'no' or 'wrong' in… Continue reading Stirring a Child’s Dream to Life

Appalachia, inspirational fiction, Pepper Basham

When Research Inspires Story

I have a love-hate relationship with research. I absolutely adore the beauty, intrigue, and detail good research brings to any story but I'm not a big fan of the massive amount of time it takes to discover those awesome details. I've spent hours in search of the name of a certain light fixture because it… Continue reading When Research Inspires Story

Appalachia, Fiction Book Reviews

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"It has been twenty years since Karon introduced us to Mitford, North Carolina, the fictional “small town that takes care of its own.”  With At Home in Mitford (1994), Karon launched a wildly popular series featuring an eclectic quilt of saints and sinners—loveable eccentrics all—which was heralded as groundbreaking for its use of dominant Christian… Continue reading Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon