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

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Laura Frantz

If you've never read one of Laura Frantz outstanding historical romances, then it's time to find your nearest bookstore and purchase one. Her lyrical quality, character development, historical details, and conflict are outstanding - not to mention the romance 🙂 You can read my review of her most recent novel, The Colonel's Lady, right here. I… Continue reading Conference Tips with Laura Frantz

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Mary Connealy

Well, if you've been a frequent follower of this blog, you're already well aware of what a Connealy fan I am. I happily own all of her books, and look forward to her newest releases- especially more of the Kincaid Brides series. Now, let me tell you that one of the highlights of my first… Continue reading Conference Tips with Mary Connealy

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Kaye Dacus

Having just read her newest novel, Ransome's Quest, all I have to say is LISTEN TO WHAT THIS AUTHOR SAYS! Kaye Dacus has not only written an intriguing historical series in The Ransom Trilogy, she's mostly known for her wonderful contemporary novels like The Brides of Bonneterre and The Matchmakers series. A few things I personally appreciate… Continue reading Conference Tips with Kaye Dacus

Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

A Week Review With Siri Mitchell

WINNER of JULIE LESSMAN'S BOOK is SUSAN MASON!!! CONGRATS, SUSAN. PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR SNAIL MAIL! I started reading Siri Mitchell's books in 2008 with Kissing Adrien. Since I reposted my review of this wonderful story in April, I decided to start off with a different contemp novel of Siri's - but… Continue reading A Week Review With Siri Mitchell

Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

Spotlight on Siri Mitchell – Kissing Adrien

This week I want to celebrate the talent of author, Siri Mitchell. I first read a Siri Mitchell Book in 2007 - and immediately fell in love with her wit, character development, and romantic elements. Whew...good stuff. My first introduction to her work was her contemporary romance, Kissing Adrien. Seriously - you want to read… Continue reading Spotlight on Siri Mitchell – Kissing Adrien

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Self-Editing and Scene Goals

I’m reading Self-Editing For Fiction Writers, recommended by Patti Lacy. It’s very good. And is causing me to go back through my pages to see where I can make things tighter. Show more than tell, use more action verbs. Those sorts of things. But one thing I hadn’t really considered was working each of my… Continue reading Self-Editing and Scene Goals

Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Julie Lessman

Well, if you've been a regular visitor, you know I'm a BIG fan of Julie Lessman's. I have all her books! ALL! Or at least all the published ones 😉 I'm also her BFF - right, Jules? 😉 Just kidding, but she has been a great mentor, teacher, and encourager for the past year. OVER… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Julie Lessman

Fiction Book Reviews

Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Janet Dean

Well, you guys already know that I’m a big fan of Seekerville. And, having just been introduced to Love Inspired novels, I’m so tickled to have Janet Dean back with me. Janet is a beautiful lady, classy, and super-sweet. It was an honor to get to spend time with her last month at ACFW. (see… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Janet Dean

Fiction Book Reviews

Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Patti Lacy

Oh boy, another day of 'excerpts'. Who else thinks this is fun?!? And I have a fun lady for you today. Patti Lacy. I met her at ACFW last month and she was wonderful. Generous, excited, with a dry wit I happen to like a lot. Here is a pic of me and Patti at… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Patti Lacy