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Talking with LeAnne Hardy!

I’m very excited to welcome LeAnne Hardy to my blog today! I’ve been blessed to get to know her through our Minnesota ACFW group, MN NICE. She joined our chapter even though she’s from Wisconsin. 🙂 I hope you all will give her a warm welcome. Hi LeAnne, thanks for stopping by today for a Read More

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Teen Reads – Week #3

My youngest didn’t catch the reading bug right away, but once he did, he caught a severe case. Now, it’s rare to see him without a book in hand. As a Star Wars fanatic, he loves Star Wars fiction. He also loves spec ops fiction, spurred by the NCIS TV series. You could say, he Read More

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Sightseeing in St. Paul

With over half of my family volunteering at Sonshine Music Festival (our state’s Christian music fest), I decided that now was the perfect time to cross a few more items off of my bucket lists, both summer and lifetime. My son *volunteered* to come with me. The quick mention of stopping at an iconic malt Read More

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Teens Read – Week #2

My middle child is not only a reader, but a gifted writer as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if his name makes it onto a front cover of a book sooner than mine. And when he is reading, he has excellent taste (if I do say so myself!). So, if you have a teenage son Read More

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A Drive-In Family Experience

On Sunday night (or make that Sunday night and well into Monday morning) our family crossed one item off our Summer Bucket List. Now only 10 items to go, not counting the many things we have to do while visiting the North Shore, but I digress. Going to the Vali-Hi Drive In in Lake Elmo, Read More

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It’s Cowboy Time!

Yeehaw! In celebration of my friend Shannon Taylor Vannatter‘s new release RODEO REGRETS, I’m blogging about Toe-Curlin’ Cowboy reads at Inkspirational Messages today. Please stop on over and find out how you can win a copy of Shannon’s new cowboy romance. http://inkspirationalmessages.com/2013/07/toe-curlin-cowboys/

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Teens Read – Week 1

I’m very fortunate to have three children who love reading–I know too many people whose teens either don’t like reading, or they have difficulty finding novels that are edifying. A number of people have asked me for teen-reading advice, so I went to the source: my kids. For the next three Book Talk Tuesdays I’ll Read More

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July 2013 – Novel Anticipation: A Friend, A Favorite, and a First

My list this month is fairly short, which is just fine since I’m way behind in my reading. Hopefully I’ll get caught up this month. Though the titles are few, I’m very excited about all of them. I’m especially excited for my friend and critique partner, Shannon Taylor Vannatter whose seventh novel, RODEO REGRETS, came Read More