An Interview About a Book Cover?

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Catherine West, author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow and Hidden in the Heart—two beautifully written stories that I’ve had the pleasure to read. Now this won’t be your typical interview as Cathy and I are going to talk about her cover for Yesterday’s Tomorrow. This is a book that was out previously under a different …

Confessions of a Desert Dweller

It amazes me how just one sentence can shake a foundation, restore hope, or bring new depth to one’s perspective. Right now I’m reading Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg. This book has sat on my shelf for years, unread. I have many books like this, but I’m learning there is a time for each one. Therefore, I no longer …

The Soul Saver on Sale for January…

    In September, The Soul Saver received the ACFW Carol Award for its category of suspense/mystery/thriller. I was shocked and thrilled beyond belief! What a gift—one I’d like to pass on to you. And I know, Christmas is over, but I love gifts that keep giving. And just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we can’t give someone we …

Shocking the World with Generosity

I stood on the knoll of a grassy field, watching my youngest daughter, Leslie, then only five years old, as she kicked off her shoes at the starting line. No shoes? How would her little feet grip the grass and propel her forward? Several of the other children in her age group had done the same thing, so I resisted …

Heaven’s Prey Blog Chase

Heaven’s Prey is a novel of suspense and redemption, so let’s have some fun with a “blog chase.” Follow the trail between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2013 for a chance to win a print copy of Heaven’s Prey. You’re at the sixth stop in the chase. Welcome! You’ll need to visit each stop so you’ll know the answers for …

Fall Into Love Ultimate Giveaway

Announcing the FALL INTO LOVE ultimate giveaway! Join us as award-winning authors Tracie Peterson, Jody Hedlund, Nancy Mehl, Melissa Tagg, and Jen Turano take us on a journey for love in their upcoming novels. To celebrate the September/October book releases, we’re hosting FIVE incredible giveaways with ONE fantastic grand prize drawing. Enter all five contests and receive FIVE entries into the …

Fractioned Christianity

A song about being made whole in Jesus filtered through my headphones on my walk and pray this morning, then struck me with a thought. I love these moments of clarity that come from worship and communion with God. Here is what captured my attention: If we are made whole in Christ, why do we walk around like halves, quarters, …

Where Have I Been All My Life?

LOL! Couldn’t resist a little play on words there and take the opportunity to poke fun at myself since I haven’t been very active here. Understatement of the year, right? And it’s just March! Okay, done with the comedy. Really and truly I want to blog more here and maybe I’m just talking to air. You can’t exactly expect to …

Movie Review: 1 Message

I’m a kind of a movie nut and find nothing more relaxing than giving myself permission to sit and watch a movie. I love this time to just kind of “check-out” and be entertained. Besides this is good research for a writer to see how characterization is handled and to get ideas. No, joking. For real and for true. (I …