There are some people God brings into your life at the perfect time for the perfect reason. Steeple Hill Love Inspired author, Audra Harders, was one of those people to me last year at ACFW. Besides being a partner in workshop 'sneaking', Audra was also an encourager during my nervousness. She took me under her… Continue reading Conference Tips with Audra Harders
For the unpubbed author, there is nothing better than finding people who support and encourage you. People who teach and guide you. People who tell you the truth, critique with love, and have a snarky sense of humor. Ruth Logan Herne has been one of those people for me! One of the fabulous fifteen of… Continue reading Conference Tips with Ruth Logan Herne
I just love Ruth Logan Herne. Sure, I enjoy her books - they are filled with small-town romance, humor, fun family, real conflict, super-sweet kisses... but I just have to say, I love Ruthy, because she's Ruthy. She's actually my adopted writing mother - if she'll claim me, that is. This week I'm featuring Ruthy's… Continue reading A Week Review with Ruth Logan Herne – Winters End
Down here in the South, we have very high standards for our sweetened iced tea. I can have too little sugar or too much (but rarely too much ;-). It can be seasoned with mint or lemon. It can be brewed by hand or by machine. But the important part of it all (besides the… Continue reading A Family for Faith by Missy Tippens
Sometimes great things happen. And then there are times when God just sends you for a loop with plans so MUCH better than you could have planned. That's what meeting the Seekers at ACFW was like for me. I didn't go with grandiose visions of publication - but I had one primary objective: Meet as… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Audra Harders
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!
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
Romantic kisses are usually born out of some intense emotion. Fear of loss, attraction, love (of course), need, desperation, or…longing. A few synonyms for ‘longing’ (from The Synonym Finder that Julie Lessman recommended I buy – GREAT purchase, btw) are: yearning, hope, wish, desire, sighing… Basically, it’s a heart-gnawing dream or memory that we truly… Continue reading A Kiss to Build a SCENE On with Margaret Daley