2019 ACFW Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

For years, the annual ACFW pre-conference mix and mingle was hosted by Laurie Tomlinson. This year, she's handed the reins to me. (Clearly, she doesn't know my history of taking great things and breaking them, losing them, or spilling nacho cheese on them). In case...

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Kids Summer Reading Challenge

Confession: I'm an author, but my children hate to read. But I've heard of that dreaded summer slide, so I knew something must be done. I recently saw a reading challenge for kids about different types of books they should read (ie. Read a book about animals, Read a...

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The Inspy Awards Giveaway

On June 28th, winners of the 2019 Inspy Awards were announced. To celebrate the best inspirational novels of the past year, I'm hosting a giveaway for five lucky readers! The Inspy Awards are awarded to the best faith-driven literature by a network of bloggers across...

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Four Book Giveaway

Time for one of my favorite giveaways!! As part of the submission process for my latest novel, I was tasked with choosing a few comparable titles. While I don't pretend to write with the beauty and eloquence of these fine authors, each of these books shares a thread...

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The Holiday Calendar, A Netflix Film Review

The new Netflix original film, The Holiday Calendar, is adorable. Clean, wholesome, engaging, and funny! In a time where we hear phrases like "4,012 original Christmas movies this season!" it can be tough weeding out the good from the not-so-good. To help you out, I'm...

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Book Review: On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter

On Magnolia Lane is a touching story where the nice guy gets the girl. Pastor Jack is an everyday hero, working himself to the bone to serve his community and his congregation. He is confident on the church stage with his bible in hand but put him in front of a pretty...

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Montana: The Last Best Place

"I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”   John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley   In July 2000, I climbed into the...

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Big News!

    I am beyond excited to announce that I am now represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at The Steve Laube Agency. Tamela has seventeen years of experience as a literary agent, was named the 2017 Agent of the Year, and is often called THE expert of the Christian...

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Successful Authors Share the Key to a Great Writing Day: Part 2

They've won awards and impacted the lives of their readers with their work. But how do they do what they do? I asked and they spilled their secret of how they turn ideas into successful and inspired books.  Melissa Tagg My typical day…does not always include writing....

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