The Little Drummer Boy, a more recent Christmas favorite, was written in 1941 by Katherine Kennicott Davis. Apparently it was written as a song for young choirs in celebration of Christmas - particularly since the song is written from the perspective of a little boy who comes to see the newborn King. It reminds me… Continue reading Songs for Christmas – The Little Drummer Boy
Okay, for anyone who has followed this blog - or even knows anything about me - I'm a BIG fan of Seekerville. What is Seekerville, you might ask? It's a fabulous, funny, and encouraging site for writers and readers of good fiction. Though most of the authors write inspirational fiction, all readers are welcome to… Continue reading Have you hugged a Seeker in 2010?
Okay - I love announcing winners, but also hate it, because not EVERYONE can win. Of course, SOME people win much more than their fair share, no names mentioned (SHERRINDA!!!) But for last week, let's celebrate with our two winners. Barb won Janet Dean's novel, The Substitute Bride. Barb, if you'll send me your snail… Continue reading We Have WINNERS!
Well, she's been the celeb of ACFW this month with her debut novel, The Healer's Apprentice. Not only is she a beautiful writer, but a southern girl, and a friend of mine I finally got to meet IN PERSON at ACFW. Now, I have to tell this story. I was emailing Melanie about her book… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Melanie Dickerson
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
Well, well - it's another wonderful week of authors and excerpts and moments of revelation. I took this picture last weekend, just as the leaves are starting to change. What a view! What a GOD! So - before we get to the weekly lineup - let's announce some winners. Winner of Mary Connealy's new release… Continue reading Seasons Change and WINNERS!
Okay, I'm going to get back to blogging after today, but I wanted to post a few more pics from my time in Indianapolis. It barely feels real now - especially since I returned back to my nonfiction world at full throttle. Got home at 8pm Monday night and back up at 6am for kids' school and… Continue reading Last ACFW pics – I promise (mostly)
Alright, two lovely ladies from Seekerville to the right. Janet Dean and Myra Johnson. Absolutely SWEET!! I had a great time getting the chance to know them better, and as I've noticed on their blog at Seekerville, they both are wonderful encouragers. That seems to be a trait of all those Seekers over there. Must… Continue reading ACFW Conference 2010 MORE PICS
Okay, I have to post this picture of Mary "Extraordinary" Connealy with her Carol Award for Historical Romance - book Cowboy Christmas. She's hilarious!! Truly, one of the top 5 highlights of my trip. Mary, I like you even BETTER after meeting you. This could mean trouble for your inbox 😉 Another pic? Well, here… Continue reading ACFW Awards Banquet Pics #1
Oh it's such a great pleasure to have Love Inspired author, Janet Dean visiting us today. Her stories are as sweet as her personality - and they're definitely not lacking in romantic tension or conflict. Thanks so much for joining the blog series, Janet. Pepper, I love this blog, the depth of your faith and… Continue reading Sizzling First Encounters with Janet Dean