Pepper Basham

Small Towns…Big Love

What is it about small towns? I mean, seriously, Hallmark has basically made an entire network out of small-town stories. And then there are the zillions of books plots that involve either fictional or real-life towns from all over the country…and even the world. I grew up in a small-town and LOVE writing about them,… Continue reading Small Towns…Big Love

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

Fiction Book Reviews, Pepper Basham

The Dynamic Duo: Compassion & Power

I love that my kids have awesome imaginations. Of course, their ways of expressing their imagination is all different - one uses drawing, one - writing, one- crafts cool stuff out of a various assortment of things,...but all love dress-up. My fifth grader inherited some amazing Nerf weapons from his older siblings and these necessary… Continue reading The Dynamic Duo: Compassion & Power

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Book Birthday – The Thorn Keeper

Two years ago, this story arrived in print! It's my favorite published historical I've written (although I really love them all). Something about this rebel turned heroine reminds me that there is no one too far gone, no heart too entrenched in sin, that God cannot capture! Unforgiveness leads to shame and despair but Forgiveness… Continue reading Book Birthday – The Thorn Keeper

God's grace, Mom Devotionals, Pepper Basham

Magic Eraser and the Desperate Leper

As a parent, I’m sure you can commiserate with me. Permanent marker is not a 3 year old’s friend, and especially not a mother’s. In less time than in takes for my seventy pound dog to eat his breakfast, a 3 year old can make quick artwork on any item within a home. Permanent. If… Continue reading Magic Eraser and the Desperate Leper

Pepper Basham

Magic in the Real World

  People like C.S. Lewis, Madeline L’Engle, Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss and so many others have a very special mind-set. They still ‘see’ the world from the magical perspective of a child. And the world is still filled with magic. I stand amazed on a daily basis at the wonder of simple magic and the… Continue reading Magic in the Real World

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ACFW 2017 – Peeps on the Journey

I look forward to the ACFW conference every year. What in the world does ACFW stand for? Well, it’s the American Christian Fiction Writers - an organization for Christian fiction writers - and they converge once a year so that like-minded, fiction loving authors can join forces with editors, agents, and marketing people to form a… Continue reading ACFW 2017 – Peeps on the Journey

God's grace, Pepper Basham

A Wounded Head…But a Healthy Heart

So, did that title snag your attention? Well, the combination of those two things have certainly snagged mine this week. For anyone who knows my brother, you will agree that he is an energetic, kind, sometimes silly, but super sweet kind of guy. He's ready to give a helping hand, a big hug, a funny… Continue reading A Wounded Head…But a Healthy Heart

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Swoony Saturdays – August Reinhold

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 – August Reinhold

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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