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Literary Christmas List – Day 3

Historical Fiction Seven Brides for Seven Texans, a compilation including friends Lorna Seilstad, Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, plus authors Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, Kelli Gwyn, Vicki McDonough Purchase link: books2read.com/u/4DADwP Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a Read More

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Spotlight on Shannon Taylor Vannatter and Lorna Seilstad

Around eight years ago, shortly after I joined the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), I signed up to join a critique group. At that time, the organization assigned you to a small group according to a test you took to match up writing skills. Those assigned along with me? Shannon Taylor Vannatter, Lorna Seilstad, and Read More

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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

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Book Award Day

There are so many book award announcements flying around today, I just had to take a moment to tell you about them. First–and most exciting to me–is the announcement of the ACFW Carol Awards Finalists, because WHILE LOVE STIRS by my friend and critique partner, LORNA SEILSTAD, is a finalist!!! I haven’t stopped Snoopy Dancing since Lorna Read More

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Library Book Shelfies

On my visit to the library yesterday, I picked up four very awesome books that just happened to be written by three of my friends plus myself. Stranded by Don & Stephanie Prichard Shattered Image by Stacy Monson As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad and Memory Box Secrets by me! No surprise, the books wanted to take Read More

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As Love Blooms Visits Como Park Conservatory

As my good friend Lorna Seilstad‘s latest release takes place at the Como Park Conservatory (a beautiful St. Paul landmark) I had to bring As Love Blooms along with me for a day of photobombing. You can see several of the pics at Inkspirational Messages: http://inkspirationalmessages.com/as-love-blooms-at-como-park-conservatory/ Lorna’s also offering a book giveaway to one lucky commenter at the Inksper blog, Read More

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Novel Anticipation – May 2015

Along with May flowers comes a beautiful bouquet of books–sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😉 This month four of my favorite authors are coming out with new releases, and I know they’ll all be winners. Question: Which May releases are on your can’t-wait-to-read list? As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad Revell Denied a position as a horticulturalist Read More

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Inkspirational Tree

I love the pics I see on Facebook of Christmas trees created out of books, so I just had to give it a try myself. Now this is just a small created using the novels written by fellow Inkspirational Messages contributors Lorna Seilstad, Shannon Taylor Vannatter, Rose Ross Zediker, and myself. This isn’t all the books Read More

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2014 – A Novel Christmas List, Part Two

I’m blessed to be part of a blog (Inkspirational Messages) with 10 sensational authors, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t suggest you add them to your Christmas list. Check out these 2014 releases from the Inkspers: WHILE LOVE STIRS (The Gregory Sisters, Book #2) Lorna Seilstad (Revell) After graduating from Fannie Farmer’s School of Read More

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Inkspirational Messages Auction Items

The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization is holding a silent auction this week to raise funds for their foundation and scholarship fund. This fund provides scholarships toward the national ACFW conference plus local-chapter scholarships. The ladies at Inkspirational Messages have contributed a Book & Starbucks bundle that has something for almost all readers: 1 Read More