3 Things Books You Love Say About You

3 Things Books You Love Say About You   How often do you re-read your favorite books? And what do they say about you? Recently, I’ve been caught up in Rome during the first century. I first read A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion) and An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion #2) by Francince Rivers as a young mom. I remember being totally captivated by the stories, and I recommend the books to everyone {Read More}

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt (Win a Kindle Fire HDX & more!)

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 Scavenger Hunt! You have arrived at Stop #8.   The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1  and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also {Read More}

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing I get letters almost daily from people who want to write a novel. Most of them have started one, and some are close to the end of their book. But once the writing starts, the fears come quickly. We know what we want to say. We know what story we want to share . . . but the words on the page often don’t match. We look at our manuscript and see that {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}

Just for You—An Excerpt of ‘The Kissing Bridge’

An Excerpt of ‘The Kissing Bridge’ *This post is part of my Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses Giveaway! Want to link up, or looking for more info on the chance to win a collection of TEN Amish novels? Click here. You can also download your own first chapter by signing up HERE.   Her bruder’s soft whimper just outside the bedroom door alerted Rebecca Troyer to Claude’s injury. She threw the door open to find Claude standing there with tousled hair, flecks of {Read More}

A Goodbye Kiss

A Goodbye Kiss *This post is part of my Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses Giveaway! Want to link up, or looking for more info on the chance to win a collection of TEN Amish novels? Click here.  I can think of a lot of wonderful kisses. The first time I kissed my husband, John. The kisses I placed on my children. My grandma’s kisses on my cheek, but there is one that stands out as most special of all. And that was {Read More}

A Bridge To Cling To

A Bridge To Cling To *This post is part of my Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses Giveaway! Want to link up, or looking for more info on the chance to win a collection of TEN Amish novels? Click here. I remember the moment as if it were yesterday. I was on a research trip with two of my author friends. They were researching for their novels, and I was along for the ride. It was the first time I’d been {Read More}

Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses Giveaway

I’m thrilled to announce the latest release in my Amish series Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors. The Kissing Bridge is the story of a young woman caught between a stifling Amish community and the unnerving outside world and the daredevil bachelor determined to find an Amish woman who can quench his thirst for adventure. Find out more here. I’m celebrating by hosting a “Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses” giveaway. I want to hear about your favorite bridge and your most {Read More}

How to Juggle Parenting and Writing

I was interviewed recently by Dorothy Adamek at Australasian Christian Writers about all things writing! Check out part of the interview below and read the rest (including my writing process tips and more) here. As a fiction AND non-fiction writer, I imagine you’ve got several projects on your mind at the one time. Do you have any tips on balancing writing deadlines and family and other commitments? How does @TriciaGoyer juggle #parenting and #writing? Read her tips: Click To Tweet Currently I’m {Read More}

The Sights and Scents of Life

  The Sights and Scents of Life Recently on my Facebook page I asked, “What scent or sound immediately takes you back to childhood?” I love the responses that came through. Here are a few of them: Carolann E: The smell of a live Christmas tree. I used to lay on my tummy and play with the little plastic town and the train that my dad set up every year and sing Christmas carols. Jennifer C: The smell of burning {Read More}

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