Fiction Book Reviews

Faith, Friends, and Storytelling

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers' Conference. I've been going to ACFW for five years now and over that time I've developed great connections with remarkable people, met some of my dearest friends (Go, Alleycats!!), and cultivated a deeper understanding of the 'call' God's placed on my… Continue reading Faith, Friends, and Storytelling

Fiction Book Reviews

News to Share

Well, so much has been going on lately that I figure it's time for a recap...and just maybe I'll get back on track to posting at least once a week on this blog 🙂 Ever hopeful! God has an amazing way of surprising us with more than we expect. I've been pursuing writing for the… Continue reading News to Share

inspirational fiction, Pepper Basham

Post ACFW – part 2

I've been out of town the past few days for my grandfather's funeral, so I'm sorry I haven't posted more pics. It's weird being on this side of the emotional roller coaster of ACFW - back to work - my grandfather's death - and back to work. My brain is numb! 🙂 Let me start… Continue reading Post ACFW – part 2

inspirational fiction


Just a quick stop in to share some pictures from ACFW. You can see some more over at The Writers Alley. It's been a fun time so far. I'm not expecting crazy stuff to happen (unless I'm spending time with the Seekers), so the HIGHLIIGHT of my trip has been getting to meet some of… Continue reading ACFW!!

Fiction Book Reviews

A Day Off to WRITE

I can't remember the last time I had a day off JUST TO WRITE! The last day off I took to write, two of my kids got sick the night before and were home from school with me. But today.... TODAY...... I am sitting at the kitchen table staring at an empty house and getting… Continue reading A Day Off to WRITE

Christian authors

A Visit with Author Krista Phillips

If you don't know this already, I am a member of a fantastic group writing blog known as The Writers Alley. It's such a fun place to be - with nine awesome aspiring authors to help bounce ideas, share prayer requests, enjoy funny moments, and gab about writing. Interestingly enough though, many of us have… Continue reading A Visit with Author Krista Phillips

God's grace, inspirational fiction

The GENESIS of Friday the 13th

Friday was a very special day. You know why? I started off my morning by taking a driver’s training. Yep – I was chosen from the other faculty members at the university where I work to take the training to drive 15 passenger vans. Exciting stuff, let me tell ya. I think I heard the… Continue reading The GENESIS of Friday the 13th

Fiction Book Reviews

Love at First Thought with Casey Herringshaw

OH My Goodness! I am so pleased to have my sweet friend, fellow Alley Cat, and TREMENDOUS encourager, Casey Herringshaw as my guest today. Many of you may already know Casey from her beautiful blog, Writing for Christ, or her wonderful author blog, Operation: Encourage An Author. If you've been blessed by the lovely personality… Continue reading Love at First Thought with Casey Herringshaw

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Love at First Thought with Myra Johnson

Well, it's the last week of Love at First Thought blog series. I hope you guys have enjoyed it as much as I have. Wednesday, Alley Cat and buddy, Casey Herringshaw gives us a glimpse into her Love at First Thought, and on Friday, I have debut author, Tina Radcliffe. But today.... Myra Johnson joins… Continue reading Love at First Thought with Myra Johnson

Fiction Book Reviews

Operation: Encourage A Casey

There are some nice people in the world. Then there are some amazingly sweet people – ones who make random acts of kindness a daily occurrence.  Well, today – I’d like to honor one of those people. Casey Herringshaw Apart from being an Alley –Cat for The Writers Alley, a handmade-jewelry business owner, a country… Continue reading Operation: Encourage A Casey