Stranded on a Deserted Island

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three books would you want to have with you? The Bible (that goes without saying) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers What three movies would you want to have? (Imagine, being stranded on an island and having a TV Read More

Talking with Todd M. Johnson

I’m excited to introduce you to Todd Johnson today. He’s a fellow Minnesotan who pens legal suspense–very good legal suspense. I’m currently in the middle of his sophomore release, Critical Reaction, and I don’t want to put it down. While Bethany House is his publisher, I believe his books have a much broader appeal than Read More


I’ve been standing at a crossroads lately. There are many road signs, many different directions to choose from. Wait; Edit Capturing Beauty; Get a paying job; Polish the Brooks series; Start a new story. And as someone who’s a planner, someone who likes to know what’s coming next, I don’t particularly like this junction, yet Read More

What Books are on Your Nightstand?

If you’re like me, your nightstand is home to your reading-now and read-next books. Sometimes those piles are toppling over, and other times, it’s pretty thin. Right now, my pile’s pretty average. Here’s what you’ll find: Currently Reading: Singularity, Jevin Banks series #2, by Steven James (Revell). Loving it! James keeps getting better–he really knows how Read More

Broadway Songbook: Musicals of the 1950s – Simply Entertaining

Growing up, I loved musicals: Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Showboat, The King and I, Guys and Dolls … I could go on. What other entertainment medium encompasses two of my favorite activities, story and music? I remember as a teen going into my room, shutting the door, putting on The Sound of Music album Read More

What Do You Read?

Which do you prefer? Fiction or Non-fiction? Contemporary or Historical? Comedic or Serious? Literary or Popular? Christian or General Market? First Person or Third? New Author or Veteran? Actual Book or eReader? Classic or Current? Paperback or Hardcover? My answers: Fiction, Contemporary, Serious, Literary, Christian, Third Person, Both, Actual Book, Current, Paperback

And the Winner of A VOICE IN THE WIND is …

*** Melody Durant *** Congratulations, Melody! Glad to help you get started on your own collection of Francine Rivers‘ Mark of the Lion trilogy. To claim your copy of A Voice in the Wind, please e-mail your mailing address to me at BrendaBryantAnderson (AT) comcast (dot) net. Thank you to everyone who took time to Read More