The Spiritual Life of a Reader

I remember the first Christian novel I ever read. It was Love Comes Softly by Jeanette Oke. I was in high school, and my spiritual life was a mess. Around this time I was also reading things like The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough and Pet Cemetery by Steven King—books that truly vexed my soul. Reading Love Comes Softly was like finding a cool spring of fresh water in a blazing hot desert. I went on to read more of the {Read More}

Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2015 {Plus a Giveaway!}

Last week I shared some of my favorite Christian novels from 2014, and that got me thinking … about the books I can’t wait to read this year! Here are a few on my TBR list. Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen (July, 2015 — Berkley/Penguin) Lady Maybe is about a woman whose startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England. And be on the lookout for Julie’s The Painter’s Daughter, her first novel with the often-requested marriage of convenience premise, {Read More}

Christian Fiction Shares Good News Even When You’re Not Looking For It.

When did you first start reading Christian fiction? What kept you reading? Here is my story… I was a very rebellious kid in highschool. A Christian friend of my mom’s loaned her some novels by Jeanette Oke. I was a big reader. I usually read stuff like Stephen King, but I loved those Jeanette Oke books. I read them over and over. When I was 17 and pregnant out of wedlock, I gave my heart to the Lord. A few years {Read More}

Books I Read: April & May 2014

  Books I Read April & May 2014   In the last few months I’ve read some great books. If you’re a reader, or part of a book club, you might want to check some of these out. You may see that I read a number of cozy mysteries in April and May. Why? Well, because I’ll be writing one soon! (More details to come after I can make the announcement!) Cozy Mysteries The Christie Curse: Book Collector’s Mystery by {Read More}

What I Read in February and March

What I Read in February and March I’ve been busy reading. OK, the truth is that I’ve read some, and I’ve listened to many audio books. Here is what I’ve read over the last couple of months. Lots of great reads! The Waiting by Catchy LaGrow with Cindy Coloma I read this pre-released book for endorsement. Cindy is a dear friend of mine, and I loved it! My endorsement: The Waiting is a story of life . . . LIFE! {Read More}

Books I’ve Read (So Far) in 2014

  Books I’ve Read (So Far) in 2014 This year I’ve made it a goal to keep track of what books I’ve read and what I’ve thought of them. These are the books I’ve read so far in 2014. So far I’ve loved them all! Keep up with all the books I’ve read so far in 2014 by following my Pinterest board! A Promise Kept  by Robin Lee Hatcher   Summary: Tony Kavanagh had been Allison’s dream-come-true. They were in love {Read More}

More Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Readers

You can read my last set of must-follow Pinterest boards here. I loved looking through the Pinterest boards, and I got ideas for my own board. Here are even more must-follow Pinterest boards. Bookish Vignettes by Amanda Dykes. The board is is a visual tour of little snapshots of reading. The goal of the board is to help readers wonder, where has that person been transported to in the words on their page? They’re each in beautiful or interesting settings, physically—but {Read More}

Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Readers

When I first started writing fiction one of my mentors Robin Jones Gunn taught me how to create character notebooks for my novels. I’d bring home stacks of free magazines from the library and faithfully flip through page after page until I found models who looked like my characters. I’d cut out living rooms and settings, too. It did help me visualize my characters and story world. With Pinterest this is so much easier! As an author I can fill {Read More}

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