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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?

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Joy in Discipline?

Welcome to 2018! Have you jumped aboard the bandwagon and chosen your word for this year yet? Last year, I chose the word purposeful, because I knew I had to be just that in how I used my time to get things accomplished between all the writing-related deadlines I had on my plate. Well, I… Continue reading Joy in Discipline?

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From Deserts to Green Pastures

I recently celebrated my 41st birthday, and as I reflect over a year that began with me stumbling into a writer’s desert, it looks like I might finish it out emerging onto fertile grasses. All glory to God, who never left my side through the dry and barren wasteland. Here are some of the things… Continue reading From Deserts to Green Pastures

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A BookSweeps Giveaway!

Hello, friends! I have two things to share with you today. First...thanks to so many of you, TINSEL IN A TANGLE made it to that monetary threshold and is coming out in paperback!! Paperback copies are actually available now online at Barnes & Noble and will be available later this week over at Amazon.com. The cherry on top?… Continue reading A BookSweeps Giveaway!

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It’s Book Release Day!

Hi, everybody! Tinsel Kuchler here, to celebrate the release of Laurie’s book, Tinsel in a Tangle. Today, Laurie’s being highlighted on Kelsey Gillespy’s blog, but she asked me to read something for all of you, so here goes… [Picks up sheet of paper and clears throat] “Starting today, everyone who has access to Kindles and Nooks… Continue reading It’s Book Release Day!

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Preorder and Land Updates

Bonjour, mes amis! C'est moi, Ellowyne Wilde. Yes, I’m as shocked to be writing this post as you are to be reading it. Then again, Laurie’s busy packing to leave on Wednesday for a writer’s conference in Texas, so who better to pick up the slack around here than moi? I thought she’d forgotten about us… Continue reading Preorder and Land Updates

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Tinsel’s Cover Reveal…

At long last, it's finally here! Tinsel's book cover! I. Am. So. Excited! This has got to be my favorite part about the publication process so far. To see in visual form a taste of what I've only up to now imagined in my head and written down in black words is truly invigorating. Makes… Continue reading Tinsel’s Cover Reveal…