Swoony Saturdays

Swoony Saturdays – Red Shirt

Welcome! Welcome! Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point) The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF… Continue reading Swoony Saturdays – Red Shirt

Fiction Book Reviews

Fingerprints of Grace

So, it's been a long week of work and family. Some of the fam have some sort of cough/congestion/sore throat, so it can make the days get a little longer - but for the most part, everyone has kept the complaining low and hugs high. 🙂 In the middle of this tiring week, something else… Continue reading Fingerprints of Grace

Christian authors, God's grace

Songs of Christmas- O Holy Night

It's one of the most notable carols of Christmas. A French poem set to music by Adolphe Adam in 1847, O Holy Night has become a standard - especially as a solo. The literal translation from French to English makes the words all the more poignant. Here is the first verse as translated from the… Continue reading Songs of Christmas- O Holy Night

Fiction Book Reviews

Friends in ‘westerly’ places

While at ACFW I have the wonderful opportunity to meet people I'd only chatted with online. Of course, meeting the fabulous FIFITEEN of Seekerville is always a delight - and getting to hug on my fellow Alley Cats from The Writers Alley was another joy.   But I also got to meet marvelous ladies like… Continue reading Friends in ‘westerly’ places

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

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, 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

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips Series

Starting next Tuesday, I'll be hosting a series about conference tips - straight from some of your favorite authors. Each have given 3 top things to remember to bring with you for your future Writers Conference -experience. So who's on the agenda for this coming week? Denise Hunter Missy Tippens Kaye Dacus Mary Connealy and....… Continue reading Conference Tips Series

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

Laura Frantz has proven her talents in yet another fabulously crafted historical romance. A sweeping tale of terrible loss, unending determination, and love born through heartbreak, The Colonel’s Lady will take you on a journey through the anguish and treachery of war. In the heart of Kentucky during the stirrings of the Revolutionary War, Roxanna… Continue reading The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

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