Sparking Perseverance on the Writing Journey with Author Michelle Lim + Giveaway

I’m blessed to have met many authors on this writing journey, all with different gifts, and I have to say that the most amazing brainstormer is hands-down, Michelle Lim. When brainstorming, her mind is going so fast and she’s spouting ideas so rapidly, I have trouble keeping up. She is impressive! If you want to learn Read More

Meet Luna from Dawn V. Cahill’s WHEN LYRIC MET LIMERICK! + Giveaway

And the Winner Is … Terrill Rosado! Congratulations, Terrill, and thank you for visiting with us! ***eBook Giveaway*** see contest rules below I had the pleasure of *meeting* Dawn Cahill when she took part in my blog tour for Hungry for Home. Dawn writes Hot Topic Fiction, so we’re kindred writing spirits. I’m very pleased Read More

Book-Related Crafts + Book Winner

I’m over at Inkspirational Messages today talking the one type of craft I can get excited about: booksy crafts! And if you love crafting, check out the posts from these past two weeks at Inkspirational Messages. People are amazingly talented! On another note, Veronica Arias is the winner of FLAMES and the typewriter key Read More

Fall Harvest of Books Revisited

This past Saturday (October 17, 2015), I took part in a Christian author book sale organized by Stacy Monson and myself. The concept was birthed a little over a month ago when Stacy and I got together and asked, “How are we going to celebrate our book releases?” Her sophomore release, Dance of Grace (a Read More

Getting to Know Alexis A. Goring

Alexis A. Goring is an author and blogger at the fabulous God is Love blog where she talks faith, books, music, photography, and more. Back on September 22, Alexis graciously hosted me on her blog, asking some very in-depth questions, so I’m very glad to return the favor and introduce you to this encouraging author. Please Read More

Getting to Know Ginny L. Yttrup + Giveaway

The Winner is: Veronica Arias! (winner chosen using Book + Bookmark Giveaway! See contest rules below As you know, I enjoy stories that aren’t all *sugar ‘n spice*, authors who aren’t afraid to talk about life’s gritty and messy realities. Those types of novels have become difficult to find in Christian fiction, so I’m Read More

Thoughts on Christian Fiction

  Author friend Nicole Petrino-Salter invited me to her blog, Into the Fire, to share my thoughts on Christian fiction. Please come on over and join in the conversation: And Nicole also graced me with a very thoughtful review of Hungry for Home. You can read that here: Thank you, Nicole, for always Read More

My Favorite Things with Emilie Hendryx!

So excited to have the vivacious and talented Emilie Hendryx visit today. She was gracious to welcome me back in September, and I was blessed to return the favor. Many know Emilie as the portrait photographer from ACFW Conferences, but Emilie is also an author, a blogger, a musician, and I’m certain her talents extend beyond that! Read More

Novel Anticipation – October 2015

When I was organizing this post, I realized each of these authors had one thing in common: they’re all Minnesota authors, and they’re all friends, most are members of, or have been members of the Minnesota chapter of ACFW. I guess October’s a good month to release a book up here. THE HIVE by John Read More