The Quest for Perfection

The Quest for Perfection

One of my favorite parts in developing my novel characters is giving them a challenge or flaw to overcome, some area of their heart that needs the Lord’s touch to make whole. Readers can relate to characters who struggle through hardships and imperfections because...
Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

I’m excited to have one of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz with me today. I became acquainted with Laura’s writing back in 2012 when a contest judge referred me to  her debut novel, The Frontiersman’s Daughter, as an example of deep point of view....
The Greatest Joy of All

The Greatest Joy of All

Here in the Midwest, we’ve been digging out from beneath a foot of snow, a rarity for us. With two sons to worry about traveling on treacherous roads to college and work, I was offering up many a prayer for safety. As things turned out, an understanding boss,...
Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted a book review. I very much enjoyed this inspirational historical novel by Melanie Dobson. Hidden Among the Stars touched my heart in a special way. It’s a complex, well thought out split-time tale...
Interview + Giveaway with Michelle De Bruin

Interview + Giveaway with Michelle De Bruin

Joining us today is fellow MRP author, Michelle De Bruin. She has graciously offered to give away a PRINT COPY of her debut novel, Hope For Tomorrow. Be sure to stick around until the end to enter! How long have you been writing, Michelle? ~ I’ve been writing ever...
5 Keys To Starting Your New Year Off Right

5 Keys To Starting Your New Year Off Right

The New Year is upon us. 2019. Wow! I love the sense of excitement and anticipation at the brink of a new year. There’s just something satisfying in knowing the old is past and something new is coming. It’s a time to reflect and ponder, but also forge...
It Really Is A Wonderful Life

It Really Is A Wonderful Life

Last night my family and I watched my favorite Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Though I’ve most likely seen it twenty times or more throughout my lifetime, I never tire of its endearing characters and poignant message. For those who...
The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

In researching for a novel, often I gather much more information than needed–partly out of a love for learning about the past, and partly so that I can be as accurate as possible in my writing. While on our trip to visit the First National Road Interactive...
Interview + Giveaway with Sharon K. Connell

Interview + Giveaway with Sharon K. Connell

Today I welcome author Sharon K Connell as my guest. Following the interview, there will be a chance to win 3 of her books so be sure to stick around until the end! Thanks for joining me today, Sharon. Can you share a bit about your writing journey and how long...
The True Measure of Success

The True Measure of Success

The world likes to define success by the measure of fame and fortune a person achieves. But in my morning devotions, I came across a definition of success that really gave me something to ponder. In my Bible footnotes, it defined success in God’s eyes as, “faithfully...