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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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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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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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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…

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Hot Off the Press

We interrupt your sporadically-scheduled posts to bring you an important announcement… (And if you saw the short version of this announcement on Facebook or Twitter, sorry for the repetition, but I’d be remiss not to share it with my followers here. 😉 ) Thanks to the talents of a fabulous local web designer, Laura Parvey-Connors,… Continue reading Hot Off the Press

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Did You Call Me or Not?

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to become a published author before the age of forty. Never did I expect that dream to be such a thorn in my side. Having grown up in a Christian home and coming to faith in Christ at a young age, I've long understood that God… Continue reading Did You Call Me or Not?

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What’s Your Word for 2017?

Happy New Year! Are you sad to see the old one go? Thrilled to see this new one come? Vice versa? When I sit down and take a moment to think back over the year, 2016 was a pretty good one, but I’m hoping 2017 turns out to be even better. Last year, I had… Continue reading What’s Your Word for 2017?

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Something Fun ‘n Flighty…

...Because sometimes a Tuesday can feel like a Monday. So, here's a little ditty just for fun. I wrote this a few months ago one Saturday morning when I woke up with the first line running through my head. Have a blessed day!   What Will I Do Today?   Today I’ll cross swords with an… Continue reading Something Fun ‘n Flighty…

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Bio for Pitch Wars 2016

I’ll keep this short and sweet, since I’ve restarted this post umpteen times trying to sound witty and intriguing, and it ain’t happenin’ this morning. I’m a simple, low-maintenance girl whose Twitter blurb says it best: Jesus comes first, family second, passions third. I love writing, knitting, and recently discovered the joy in creating dioramas… Continue reading Bio for Pitch Wars 2016