Pepper Basham, The Writers Alley

Year To Date: Change and Abide

Well, it's been quite a year - probably one of the most difficult ones of my life, and that's saying something. For the past three years I've chosen a 'one word' to focus on throughout the new year. In 2014 my word was Change - and it has definitely been a year of change, transitions,… Continue reading Year To Date: Change and Abide

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with ACFW Worship Leader Rachel Hauck

The ACFW conference starts today - and what a better way to welcome the fun then with conference tips from the worship leader and fabulous author, Rachel Hauck.  One of the most fabulous parts of ACFW is the time when hundreds of people get together to sing praises to the Author of our Salvation -… Continue reading Conference Tips with ACFW Worship Leader Rachel Hauck

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Siri Mitchell

One of my top FIVE historical authors is Siri Mitchell. Her books have a unique flavor to them with deep threads of faith interwoven through a colorful story. I love her contemporary novels too, but (to me) her historicals hold so much more depth. Siri is an encourager too. Five minutes with her will make you… Continue reading Conference Tips with Siri Mitchell

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips Lineup

Less than a week left before ACFW, but there is plenty of time to stop by and get some last minute tips from some of your favorite authors. Check out who's coming to visit: Monday - Siri Mitchell Tuesday - Cara Lynn James Wednesday - Kim Sawyer Thursday - Rachel Hauck And Friday, I'm going… Continue reading Conference Tips Lineup

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Audra Harders

There are some people God brings into your life at the perfect time for the perfect reason. Steeple Hill Love Inspired author, Audra Harders, was one of those people to me last year at  ACFW. Besides being a partner in workshop 'sneaking', Audra was also an encourager during my nervousness. She took me under her… Continue reading Conference Tips with Audra Harders

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Keli GwynI

If you've never been to Romance Writers on the Journey, you need to scootdaddle right over there and check it out. It's the brain-child of Keli Gwyn, encourager -extraordinairre and debut author. I met Keli last year at ACFW, but she'd made an impact on my life well before then. She's one of the most… Continue reading Conference Tips with Keli GwynI

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Ruth Logan Herne

For the unpubbed author, there is nothing better than finding people who support and encourage you. People who teach and guide you. People who tell you the truth, critique with love, and have a snarky sense of humor. Ruth Logan Herne has been one of those people for me! One of the fabulous fifteen of… Continue reading Conference Tips with Ruth Logan Herne

inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Ruth Axtell Morren

Why not follow Julie Lessman with her ACFW workshop partner, Ruth Axtell Morren. The first time I read one of Ruth's novels, I was moved to tears. Her portrayal of romance framed in by the grace of God was truly breathtaking. If you've never read her novels, I strongly recommend them - especially if you like… Continue reading Conference Tips with Ruth Axtell Morren

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Julie Lessman

With her brand new release, A Heart Revealed, and her upcoming conference workshop entitled A Kiss is NOT just a Kiss, Julie Lessman is as hot as ever 😉 Have you seen her latest pictures! Wowzers. Keith is one lucky man 🙂 I just finished reading A Heart Revealed  and it was beautiful. The slow… Continue reading Conference Tips with Julie Lessman

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips Lineup for the Week

Time for another week of conference tips and who is coming to visit?? Monday - The Kissing Queen herself - Julie Lessman Tuesday - Julie's ACFW partner and fabulous author, Ruth Axtell Morren Wednesday with Carol Finalist, Ruth Logan Herne Thursday - Debut author and encourager-extraordinairre, Keli Gwyn Friday - Seeker and sweetheart, Audra Harders… Continue reading Conference Tips Lineup for the Week