Talking with Shannon Taylor Vannatter

I first met Shannon Taylor Vannatter about six years ago, shortly after I joined ACFW. I was assigned to a critique group with Shannon, Lorna Seilstad, and Jerri Ledford. Being placed together with these three talented authors was truly God orchestrated. In the years I’ve know them, I’ve had front row seats as all three Read More

Meeting the Cast from Miss Saigon, Part Two

It was fun getting to know Manna Nichols (Kim) and Charlie Brady (Chris) yesterday–now today we get to meet Orville Mendoza who plays The Engineer in Miss Saigon. The Engineer is a slightly sleazy but likable owner of “Dreamland,” a Vietnamese club, where the two star-crossed lovers, Kim and Chris, meet. Orville, how did you Read More

Meeting the Cast from Miss Saigon

In a few weeks, I’ll have the pleasure of attending the opening night for Miss Saigon at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. I know very little about the play other than it’s created by Schönberg and Boublil, the very creators of Les Misérables so the music has to be wonderful. Courtesy of the Ordway, today Read More

Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

I’m blogging today at Inkspirational Messages where we’ve been chatting about our Guilty Pleasures – chocolate and books seem to be a common thread with all of us. 🙂 So today I get to talk about being Not Guilty of having Guilty Pleasures. We’re also having a drawing for books by Laura Frantz and Read More


LOVE’S AWAKENING, Ballantyne Legacy Series (Revell) by Laura Frantz Publisher Description: Ellie finds that her parents are away on a long trip and her siblings don’t seem to want her to stay. When she opens a day school for young ladies, she begins tutoring the incorrigible daughter of the enemy Turlock clan. The Turlocks are Read More

September 2013 – Novel Anticipation

September delivers a diverse selection of books–historical, literary, speculative, romance–something for every taste. I’m looking forward to reading all of these. LOVE’S AWAKENING, Ballantyne Legacy Series #2 (Revell) by Laura Frantz – I’ve read this already having received the novel courtesy of Laura Frantz and Revell. (Thank you!) Once again, Laura penned a story that Read More