A more recent song which has touched hearts is Mary, Did You Know? - a Mark Lowry song, made popular by Michael English. Mary, Did You Know? was written in 1984, but not performed by Michael English until 1992 - when it truly became more popular. There are some poignant messages woven throughout this song, forshadowing the ultimate purpose… Continue reading Songs for Christmas – Mary, Did You Know?
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so I thought I ring in the season with a blog series to help you rock around the Christmas tree. Starting next week, some of your favorite authors will Deck the Blogosphere with some of their favorite Christmas songs. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more… Continue reading 12 Songs for Christmas Blog Series
Tomorrow is the first day of Advent - the time in which many Christians celebrate the 'coming of the Messiah'. Emmanuel - God with Us. In celebration of this wonderful God-gift and in anticipation of His coming, our choir is singing a series of fantastic choir anthems. The first song is a new arrangement known… Continue reading The Yearning
Deeanne Gist’s newest novel, Love on the Line, is definitely a novel worth ringing home about. With rich historical detail, humor, suspense, and enough romantic tension to have all sorts of bells ringing, this story captures the essence of the changes during the turn-of-the century that affected the changing relationships between men and women. Georgie… Continue reading Love on the Line with Deeanne Gist
Hey guys, I'm blogging at The Writers Alley on Monday about the Green Eyed Monster 😉 But Sunday, don't forget to stop by and check out Jennifer Slattery's post-conference tips. And my review for Deeanne Gist's newest novel, Love on the Line, is up at http://www.pepperbasham.com
Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite historical authors. I have a top 5 group. She's among them. Her books are funny, deep, and beautifully written with fantastic characterization and swoon-worthy romance. A Bride in the Bargain is another great fit to her 'brides' collection. Deeanne brings her historical fiction to 1860′s Seattle. Filled with… Continue reading A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist
Well, I just had to share my news, cause I'm tickled down to my toenails. Last night, my roommate and I ordered our plane tickets - the LAST thing we needed to secure our plans for the ACFW conference in Indianapolis. Yes, that's right. My VERY first American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. I can't tell… Continue reading ACFW here I come
One of the hallmarks of a great story is the ability to keep the reader engaged. Now, of course, fantastic characters and riveting plots are the main contributors to fantastic novels. Conflict is another thing. But something else to remember in the grand scheme of a story, is the element of cliffhanging. What is a… Continue reading Daggling the Reader by a Cliff
Deeanne Gist does it again, and I must say that her newest novel, Maid to Match, is one of her best so far. Set in the beautiful Biltmore House of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the turn of the twentieth century, Gist brings the culture, class clash, and era alive. Tillie Reese is living her… Continue reading Maid To Match by Deeanne Gist
Hidee ya'll. So many people entered but only two can win. But make sure you visit The Writers Alley on July 3 because Mary is going to have another giveaway for Doctors in Petticoats (and I'm sure she'll have more giveaways at Seekerville. So the winners are.... Deeanne Gist's book Maid to Match goes to… Continue reading WE HAVE WINNERS!!