Christian authors, inspirational fiction

When Someone Believes in You – My Agent Story

I've been told by several authors that you aren't a REAL writer until you have rejections under your writing belt. I don’t know if the same rule applies for agent rejections, but I've definitely had those too. About nine specific rejection letters and over ten “no responses” – and those all happened over a two… Continue reading When Someone Believes in You – My Agent Story

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Having some fun with Julie Lessman!

So, I just finished reading Julie Lessman's newest novel, Love at Any Cost - and I posted my review earlier. Well, last week I had to pick up a costume for my youngest son's musical, and while in the costume store I got...distracted! I'm notorious for getting distracted. Look what I discovered!!!! 🙂

Christian authors, God's grace

The Fingerprints of God

There's nothing that's quite so arresting as awareness of God around us. I mean really near. Not just the cursory acceptance of the verse "I am with you always", but the raw knowledge that Someone has direct involvement in our lives. It can be the evidence in God's creation - the vast mountain landscapes or… Continue reading The Fingerprints of God

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Vacation and GREAT timing

I'm sure many of you understand the thrill of a BREAK! Oh yes, the lovely thought that sleeping in late is okay, that your schedule can feel more relaxed. Change of scenery. Ahhh.... my whole body relaxes. This time it has been particularly cool so far. We started it with a parents' retreat 🙂 Dwight… Continue reading Vacation and GREAT timing

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Springs of Inspiration with Audra Harders

Sometimes, God brings people into your life and their is an instant connection. He did that when I met Audra Harders in 2010 at my first ACFW conference. From that first hug, I just fell in love with this wonderful lady. Her gentleness and encouragement calmed my nervousness, and she was quick to take me… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration with Audra Harders

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Springs of Inspiration with Myra Johnson

My apologies. Since my family moved to a new house a week ago, I've had lots of trouble getting online. Unfortunately, it's messed up my Springs of Inspiration schedule, but I'm hoping we can get back on track this week. Myra Johnson was supposed to be my guest on Friday, so I want to share… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration with Myra Johnson

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Springs of Inspiration with Mary Connealy

Okay - I have every book this woman has ever written...except her newest one. But I can assure you that as soon as I can find my purse (we moved to a new house this weekend. I can't find anything), then I'm off to BUY it!!! Mary Connealy is not only a wonderful and quite… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration with Mary Connealy

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Springs of Inspiration with Melanie Dickerson

Are you a fan of fairytales? What about fairytales with twists? Author Melanie Dickerson is known for her beautiful novels that do just that - take a familiar, classic fairytale and place it within the framework of YA medieval! Woohoo! Good stuff. Let's hear what Melanie has to add to our Springs of Inspiration series:… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration with Melanie Dickerson

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Springs of Inspiration Blog Tour

Time for my 'seasonal' blog tour with tips, clips, and hints from some of your favorite authors. Starting March 5th, I will be hosting authors 3 times a week to share one of their favorite inspirational scenes from their novels AND one of their favorite inspirational verses. When times are dry, writing slow, or life… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration Blog Tour

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, God's grace

A New Devotional with a Classic Twist

What's better than a well-written devotional? A well-written devotional with Jane Austen flare. Thomas Nelson's newest devotional, simply entitled A Jane Austen Devotional,  is a beautiful blend of Jane Austen's writing and spiritual insight. Excerpts from Austen's classics are used as examples to address specific biblical topics ranging from jealousy, marriage, patience, and unconditional love.… Continue reading A New Devotional with a Classic Twist