Getting to Know Becky Wade

(Book Giveaway! See below) I’m very excited to welcome author Becky Wade to my blog today! In 2012, Becky’s contemporary romance novel, MY STUBBORN HEART, jumped to the top of many readers’ favorite’s list. Mine included. After that sparkling debut, I couldn’t wait to read more from her and, finally, a few weeks back, I spotted Read More

To Be, Or Not To Be

I’ve noticed a puzzling trend in fiction lately: the elimination of the linking verb “to be” within a sentence.  A recent example I discovered is, “The piano needs tuned.” Huh? Wouldn’t it be better to say, “The piano needs to be tuned.” or “The piano needs tuning.” Since I’m not a grammar expert, I asked Read More

Meeting Tracie Peterson

Prolific, award-winning author Tracie Peterson was in town last night promoting her latest release, THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTER–the first in a three book series based in Minnesota (Land of Shining Water series). For an entire week now, she’s been braving our inhospitable Minnesota spring, while touring the state. Her last events are today (Grand Forks, ND Read More

Great Spring Reads

We’re blogging about spring reads at Inkspirational Messages right now. If you need to add titles to your To Be Read list, stop on by. Today, I talk about my Final Four: the book I just completed, the novel I’m reading right now, and the next two on my TBR list. Plus, Lorna Seilstad Read More

Novel Recommendation – Wishing on Willows

WISHING ON WILLOWS by Katie Ganshert Publisher’s Description: Does a second chance at life and love always involve surrender? A three-year old son, a struggling café, and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café in small town Peaks, Iowa,  she pours her Read More

Discovering Gold at the Local Bookseller

While out and about yesterday, I happened to stop in our local bookstore and was very surprised and happy to find new releases I’ve been waiting months to read. It’s almost like finding gold. 🙂 (I also helped myself to a little shelf-rearranging to make sure the covers were displayed, not just the spine.) WHEN Read More

April 2013 – Novel Anticipation, Part Two

WHEN LOVE CALLS, The Gregory Sisters Series #1 (Revell) by Lorna Seilstad – I’m so very excited about this book! Received my copy in the mail yesterday. 🙂 Don’t you love the cover? It fits the story perfectly. As Lorna’s critique partner (& friend), I have the privilege of reading her books before most of Read More

Talking With Ginny Yttrup

Last week I posted a review of Ginny Yttrup’s powerful new release, INVISIBLE ( If you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up this book, I encourage you to do so. It won’t leave you unchanged. I’m blessed to have Ginny Yttrup stop by today for an interview, giving us more insight into the writing Read More