Goodbye 2022! Hello 2023! I don’t do resolutions. They have a tendency to be vague and not stick for more than a month, if they get that far. I do goals instead, and there are several things I’m excited for in 2023! First, a look back. Writing - In 2022, I attended my first writer’s… Continue reading Excited for 2023!
Dream of Kings by Sharon Hinck
My first read from Sharon Hinck will not be my last. This fantastical reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph is storytelling at its best. Dream of Kings pulls you into a vivid world of betrayal, political intrigue, and struggles of faith with characters that spring up from the page. As the dream teller, Jolan,… Continue reading Dream of Kings by Sharon Hinck
Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd
Sandra has done it again. I fell in love with Sandra Byrd's gothic romance series, Daughters of Hampshire. Her newest novel, Heirlooms, is different, but just as good. Heirlooms is a contemporary, split-time novel that brings together three generations of women in two different families. The novel touches on caring for widows and foreigners, as… Continue reading Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd
My First Writers Conference: Realm Makers 2022
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you likely saw my live updates during my trip to Atlantic City for Realm Makers. In the moment, I couldn't reflect much. It was a busy time! Non-stop in a lot of ways. I came back home completely exhausted and had to head back to work, so… Continue reading My First Writers Conference: Realm Makers 2022
L. G. McCary: Author Q&A
L.G. (Laura) graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us. Here's what she has to say!
When Overwhelm Kills Productivity
Can being overwhelmed kill your productivity? Absolutely. But maybe not the way you think.
Victoria McCombs: Author Q&A
Earlier this year I read Oathbound, and Victoria McCombs immediately got added to my "read more books by this author" list! I am patiently(?) waiting for book two of The Royal Rose Chronicles, but McCombs has more in store for her readers! She was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us. 1) What… Continue reading Victoria McCombs: Author Q&A
Oathbound by Victoria McCombs
Move over Pirates of the Caribbean! I think I have a new favorite pirate tale! Victoria McCombs's Oathbound is the first book in her new series The Royal Rose Chronicles, and it is an excellent start! I was drawn in from the very beginning by the main characters, Emme and Arn, a girl who wants nothing to… Continue reading Oathbound by Victoria McCombs
One Word 365 (2022)
Why are we here? Why are we alive? We all want to feel like our lives have meaning. We want a purpose. As a Christian, I know what my purpose is. “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” - Ecclesiastes 12:13 “So, whether you eat or drink, or… Continue reading One Word 365 (2022)
Heirs of Neverland by Kara Swanson
This is not Walt Disney’s Peter Pan. I loved Disney’s Peter Pan. Even in that version, Peter is shown as selfish and moody, but Kara Swanson’s Heirs of Neverland duology focuses on just how much damage those aspects of Peter’s personality can cause. The dangers of never growing up, not just physically, but emotionally and… Continue reading Heirs of Neverland by Kara Swanson
That Pale Host by L. G. McCary
"One need not be a chamber to be haunted..." McCary’s psychological thriller is a wonderful blend of family drama and supernatural suspense. After a difficult delivery, Charlotte and her husband bring home their new baby girl. But something is different. Charlotte’s nightmares are seeping into her waking hours as she catches images at the edges… Continue reading That Pale Host by L. G. McCary
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
I've heard many times that there is no magic formula for writing a novel. There may not be a formula, but there's definitely a pattern that good novels follow. In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody walks us through the 15 "beats" of a well-written novel. These beats, or plot points, can be… Continue reading Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody