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Author Spotlight: Sharon Rene

I had the pleasure of “meeting” Sharon through ACFW’s online critique loop, when we were exchanging several chapters of our stories back as I worked on Tinsel in a Tangle and she, Hesitant Heroes. Fast-forward a few years and we’ve since teamed up with several other young adult and middle grade authors to form a… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Sharon Rene

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You May Have Heard About an Upcoming Release . . .

If you subscribe to my author newsletter, then you already got the news: I’ve embarked on the indie-publishing path for my sequel, Tinsel in a Twist, and it releases October 4, 2021! No doubt some of you are surprised at this announcement, since the last time I posted about my novel, I was in the… Continue reading You May Have Heard About an Upcoming Release . . .

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Tinsel Giveaway!

Oh, my--I really haven't done a very good job keeping up with this blog, have I? Part of the reason for this is because I'm trying to devote more time to my WIP. I'd looooove to have it available for the 2020 Christmas season...which requires a whole lotta work before then (*whispers: because I'm only… Continue reading Tinsel Giveaway!

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The Wait is Over

So...it's been a while since I've posted. From my experience as a mom of 15+ years, we mothers seem to go from one busy season to the next busier season as our children grow, and my blog has taken a backseat to other priorities. But I thought I'd take a quick moment to share with… Continue reading The Wait is Over

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Celebrate Good Times…With a Giveaway

I'm part of a small group of published and pre-published writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), and we recently started a group blog called Storytellersquad.com, where I will be contributing a post about once a month. Today is my first day over there—and it's also my book birthday! *throws confetti* To celebrate, I'm giving away… Continue reading Celebrate Good Times…With a Giveaway

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Too Much To Ask

Twenty years ago, I spent the summer before my senior year of college working with missionaries in Austria, after which I traveled to Heidelberg, Germany, where I studied for a semester at the university. God asked something of me during that time that has had a long-lasting impact on my life. It's His question--and the… Continue reading Too Much To Ask

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A Little Knit of This and a Little Knit of That

But first, an update! I can now share two more contest results with you: I didn’t win. 😛 After I have a chance to read over my entry for the Guideposts' short story contest and retweak some things (cuz that’s what writers love to do—tweak, tweak, and more tweak), I’ll share it here. A part… Continue reading A Little Knit of This and a Little Knit of That

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Do I Trust God at His Word?

I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve entered my book in several contests over the last few months. Tinsel in a Tangle was the runner-up in the Selah Awards Debut Novel category (yay!), but I’m still waiting for the calendar months to flip a couple more times to find out the results of the… Continue reading Do I Trust God at His Word?