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Starting With a Blank Canvas

–I interrupt Book Talk Tuesday to talk painting–although, if you think about it, painting and writing novels are very similar. Both start with a blank canvas and end up telling a unique story!– Last Friday my lovely daughter and I had a fantastic evening out at Wine and Canvas. It’s a brilliant business that makes artists Read More

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Lessons from Lord of the Rings

For the past two weeks at Inkspirational Messages we’ve been sharing lessons we’ve learned from Lord of the Rings and other popular fantasy series. Today I’m talking about perseverance, how Frodo pressed on through impossible circumstances. http://inkspirationalmessages.com/a-lesson-in-perseverance-from-lotr/ I’d would love to hear if you have any favorite lessons learned from the LOTR series.

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Meet Tori & Brant from Shannon Taylor Vannatter’s RODEO FAMILY

*** BOOK GIVEAWAY *** See contest rules below ~*~*~ I’m thrilled to welcome guest blogger Shannon Taylor Vannatter to my blog today! Shannon and I go back quite a few years, having met when we were assigned to the same critique group with author Lorna Seilstad. Back then we were all unpublished, and now a Read More

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CIR March Madness Blog Hop!

Welcome to Brenda Anderson Books and the Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop! What a fun opportunity for readers to discover new favorite authors, with around 40 participants in this hop! Plus, you have a chance to win the March Madness Book Bundle Grand Prize (see book prizes >here<) with each participating blogger giving away Read More

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Celebrating 5 Years With the Inkspers

I’m over at Inkspirational Messages today as we’re celebrating our Five Year Anniversary! Wow, it’s hard to believe that the Inkspers have been together that long! http://inkspirationalmessages.com/still-riding-the-roller-coaster/ We’re also offering a giveaway–an Inksper mug plus a surprise bundle of books–but the contest ends today, Friday, March 13, 2015! So, hurry on over to Inkspirational Messages Read More