Hope By the Book Magazine

  "Hope By The Book is doing what has never quite been done before - creating a magazine to celebrate books (across multiple genres, fiction and nonfiction) AND the reading life for the avid reader, as well as offering smart reviews from industry professionals to...

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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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Successful Authors Share the Key to a Great Writing Day: Part 1

I recently reached out to several of my favorite authors to ask the question on every aspiring author's mind. What's the secret? What's the key to sitting down and filling a page with inspired words? Here is what I learned. Denise Hunter "During the 20 years I've been...

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Book Review: Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter

Remember when fan clubs were a thing? You know, you'd send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check for $4.95 and they'd send you a signed picture of the star? I do. I was in the John Stamos fan club. The picture, which I proudly displayed for way too many years...

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Giveaway and Book Review: Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Subscribe to my quarterly newsletter below to be entered to win a copy of Cara Putman's Imperfect Justice. Share this post on Facebook to try to win a SIGNED copy! Christmastime in NYC is magical and there are hundreds of things to do and see! And yet, I chose to sit...

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Book Review: Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter

Sometimes you find an author that writes exactly what you want to read, with likable, believable characters for whom you cheer and with whom you hope. For me, that is Denise Hunter. I'm late to the game on appreciating  Ms. Hunter's work, but since they've made room...

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