Spotlight on Sharon Hinck and Laura Frantz

No matter what you do, it’s vital to have the support of those who’ve gone before you to lead, teach, mentor, and encourage you. In my writing career, I’ve had the privilege of meeting several established authors, but two have become more than the “I once-met-so-and-so”: Sharon Hinck and Laura Frantz. I first met Sharon at Read More

Favorite Novels of 2015

I only read 72 books in 2015. I know, to many of you that sounds like a lot, but I used to read over 100 books, easily. Much of the blame for the low number lies with life taking precedence over reading time, but some blame also belongs to the decreasing number of books I’m interested Read More

A Bookish Christmas List, Part Two

For the romance and women’s fiction readers in your life, it’s no surprise that I have a plethora of recommendations! You can’t go wrong with any of the books listed below. If you’re looking for young adult, speculative, or mystery/suspense, check out yesterday’s post here. Historical Romance THE MISTRESS OF TALL ACRE by Laura Frantz The Read More

Novel Anticipation – September 2015

So excited about the books coming out this month! Two of my favorite authors, authors who write outside the norm for Christian fiction, have releases this month. So if you enjoy “clean” fiction but want something more challenging than your typical CBA fare, I highly recommend these works. THE MISTRESS OF TALL ACRE by Laura Read More

Favorite Novels from 2014

2014 was a slow year of reading for me. Typically, I’ll read over 100 books, but in 2014 I only completed 78. That’s due to a combination of factors, including having less time to read having released two novels during the year, and being much more picky about what I read. As you can see, Read More

Novel Anticipation – September 2014

September brings a treasure chest full of new books to read! With four of my favorite authors releasing new books, I might just have to cozy up in my recliner and hang a Do Not Disturb sign around my neck for the next week. What books are you looking forward to reading? LOVE’S FORTUNE (The Read More

2014 Debut Christian Fiction, Part 2

When I decided to do this series just a few days ago, I imagined it might go three, maybe four posts. But I put out a call on the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) loop, and minutes later my email box was flooded with replies from debut Christian fiction authors. As of right now, this series Read More

Favorite Novels from 2013

According to my Goodreads records, I completed 104 novels in 2013. That’s down quite a bit from my 2012 total of 126, due mostly to the fact that I was more selective in 2013. I’ve decided time is too valuable to waste on a book that doesn’t interest me, so chances are my 2014 totals Read More