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Still Waters Wins Selah Awards!

My writing career launched in 2014 through the connections I made at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. So last week, when I was double nominated as a Selah Award finalist for First Novel and a fiction finalist for the Director’s Choice Award, I felt like I’d come full circle. Four years ago I… Continue reading Still Waters Wins Selah Awards!

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How to really appreciate your kids’ teachers this week (and all year long).

Y’all. It’s May-hem. May-member. May-day. May the force of common sense be with you. And Pinterest crafting isn’t in my wheelhouse this month. (Or ever, honestly. So if you love some sanding and painting and cutesy font notecards this post is not for you, and please, sell me your services next year because I have… Continue reading How to really appreciate your kids’ teachers this week (and all year long).

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Dear Gus, Today You Are Six

Dear Gus, Today you are six. I’m not sure how this happened. I thought we talked about not getting bigger and you told me to talk to Jesus and I DID and you still became six. And Lord willing, someday you’ll be sixteen and thirty-six and sixty. But you’ll always be my baby I didn’t… Continue reading Dear Gus, Today You Are Six

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Spring Fever Promo :: Day 9 with Stacy Monso

Welcome to Day 9 of the Spring Fever Promo! Only one day left to enter to win! Stacy Monson is the author of the Chain of Lakes series. Her stories show an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the Twin Cities, she’s the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, mom… Continue reading Spring Fever Promo :: Day 9 with Stacy Monso

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Spring Fever Promo :: Day 8 with Regina Mudd Merrick

Wow – we’re at Day 8 of the 10 Day Spring Fever Promo already! It’s been great getting to focus on such fabulous authors – Barbara Ellen Brink, Brenda S. Anderson, Johnnie Alexander, Lindsey P. Brackett, Joy DeKok, Dawn Ford, and Kimberly Rose Johnson. If you missed any of those posts, click on their name… Continue reading Spring Fever Promo :: Day 8 with Regina Mudd Merrick

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Spring Fever :: Day 7 with Kimberly Rose Johnson

Welcome to Day 7 of the Spring Fever Promo! I hope you’ve enjoyed the chance to meet a few Christian fiction authors you may not have known. Today I’d like you to meet Kimberly Rose Johnson who married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an… Continue reading Spring Fever :: Day 7 with Kimberly Rose Johnson

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Spring Fever Giveaway :: Johnnie Alexander, Joy Dekok, and Dawn Ford

I took the weekend off from my computer so today we’re catching up with the Spring Promo posts. This is a great lineup–and I’m not just saying that because a couple of these ladies are personal friends of mine and have said nice things about my book 🙂 I hope you’ve taken every chance to get… Continue reading Spring Fever Giveaway :: Johnnie Alexander, Joy Dekok, and Dawn Ford