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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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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…

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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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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

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What is Christmas, anyway?

Merry Christmas. Two simple words that generate not-so-simple responses. To one heart, it brings joy; to another, it brings sorrow. One man smiles at the greeting, and another man gnashes his teeth. One house fills with excitement and gratitude while the house next door drowns in stress and envy. Christmas once ushered in a time for… Continue reading What is Christmas, anyway?

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Just a little pre-holiday fun…

My brother-in-law can be very vocal about his displeasure in seeing Christmas paraphernalia hit the stores weeks before Thanksgiving (a sentiment shared by many, I know). But while he frowns, I can’t wipe the grin off my face, for I represent the other (and likely smaller) crowd that thrills at the sight of all that… Continue reading Just a little pre-holiday fun…