Spotlight on Nicole Petrino-Salter + Giveaway

I “met” Nicole Petrino-Salter several years back via her excellent blog, Into the Fire. Here was a fellow author who shared many of the same thoughts I did about the state of Christian fiction. She’s also a huge fan of one of my favorite authors, Vince Flynn. Since meeting her, Nicole has become a dear Read More

Getting to Know Nicole Petrino-Salter + Giveaway!

Congratulations to Gayle, Winner of Sweet Release! *** Book Giveaway *** See Contest Rules Below I had the pleasure of *meeting* Nicole Petrino-Salter a handful of years ago via her blog, Into the Fire. I was immediately drawn to her honesty and openness when talking about the state of Christian fiction, and quite often, we Read More

Either/Or with Nicole Petrino-Salter

~~~ eBook Giveaway ~~~ See contest rules below I’m happy to welcome Nicole Petrino-Salter back today, and she gets to be the first guest ever in my Either/Or segment. It’s always fun trying something new, don’t you think? (BTW – If you missed Nicole’s interview on Tuesday, you can find it >here<. And don’t forget Read More

Chatting with Nicole Petrino-Salter

~~~ eBook Giveaway ~~~ See contest rules below A few years back I ran across a blogger who shared my affinity for Vince Flynn novels and gritty, Christian fiction. Since then, Nicole Petrino-Salter has become the best of cyber-friends. While we don’t always agree when it comes to books, I don’t think there’s anyone whose literary Read More

Novel Anticipation – July 2015

Nothing sounds better than bringing a book lake or poolside to wile away a summer afternoon, does it? If your to-read pile is running low, here are books by three authors I highly recommend: GONE WITHOUT A TRACE (Logan Point Series #3) by Patricia Bradley Revell It’s been more than two years since homicide detective Read More

The Soul-Reaching Power of Music

I’m not a cryer–my closest friends and family will confirm this. Friend Nicole Petrino-Salter even referenced me in a blog post this week, and I couldn’t help but chuckle. Apparently, I’ve previously mentioned my “ice queen” status when it comes to emotions. No, I don’t cry at sappy movies. Not even during Marley & Me. Read More

Thank You!

Thank You hardly seems adequate for the overflowing amount of well-wishes and encouragement and congratulations I’ve received during this past week. I’m abundantly blessed! And humbled. To think God can use a simple farm-girl-turned mom… And that’s a reason to celebrate! So, we’re still celebrating here. Music is playing, I’m serving up healthy doses of Read More

The Next Big Thing

Thanks to Nicole Petrino-Salter over at Into the Fire (if you want to be inspired or challenged, check out Nicole’s excellent blog!), I’ve been tagged in a game of The Next Big Thing and get to answer questions about my books. I’m in editing mode right now, so I’ll spotlight the book I’m working on Read More

A Letter of Thanks …

Dear Reader, By now you’re most likely aware that Amy Matayo won the ACFW Genesis Award in the Contemporary Romance category (my category). Congratulations, Amy! While I was initially disappointed I didn’t win, that feeling didn’t last long. It really is an honor and a blessing being in the top three of the popular category. Read More