Cooking + Audiobooks = Unexpected Me Time {+ Recipe and a Giveaway}

*Note: This first appeared as an eblast. To read first and for more exclusive giveaways, be sure that you are subscribed to my mailing list!  One of my favorite things is cooking dinner. It’s a good thing that I like it because I cook for 11 people every night. I like to try new recipes, but I also have old favorites. It’s extremely satisfying to gather my whole family around the table every night and see my family members enjoying {Read More}

Great Read Alouds for K-2

Looking for some great books to read with your kids? Here’s a list of read alouds for K-2. Perfect for your library’s summer reading program! 1.  The Little Old Lady Who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams 2.  Love you Forever by Robert Munsch 3.  I Have to Go by Robert Munsch 4.  The Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch 5.  Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert Munsch 6.  Mortimer by Robert Munsch 7.  David’s Father by Robert Munsch 8.  If {Read More}

A New Family Favorite (& Giveaway!)

A New Family Favorite We have no less than a dozen Bible story books and our kids love to read them. Bella, Casey and Alyssa were excited when the Treasury of Bible Stories arrived. And they were even more excited when I started to read. Rhyming books are always fun. We love Dr. Suess and we love rhymes. What a joy to find a Bible Story book with fun rhymes that catch a child’s interest! There are twenty stories in {Read More}

Why I Write Romance Novels

Why I Write Romance Novels I’ve gotten the question more than once, “You write romance novels?” I can see the confusion in the eyes of the person asking the question. She looks like such a sweet person. . . . Why would she write THAT? First, I want to defend romance. The Bible is filled with romantic stories—just look at Ruth and Boaz or Mary and Joseph! Romance isn’t just about butterflies in our stomachs and heart-pounding attraction. It’s about {Read More}

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well)

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well) I’m not sure I should admit this, but as much as I loved Women Living Well, I felt a twinge of jealousy as I read chapter two. Unexpected emotions rolled around in my gut as I read about how Courtney’s mother sat down with her in fourth grade and taught her how to have a quiet time. I almost couldn’t relate to the picture of a young Courtney, {Read More}

How to Grow a Reader

Growing up my favorite thing to do was read. As a homeschooling mom (and an author) reading is now a highlight of my life. From the moment I had kids, I wanted them to be readers, too. I’m happy to say they are! Here are some ways you can grow a reader too. 1. Start young and keep going. I started reading to my kids when they were four to five months old. Sometimes I didn’t even read the story, {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}

The Books Authors Read | Shelley Shepard Gray

What was your favorite book as a child? My favorite book was Alice In Wonderland. It’s still one of my all-time favorites. Right there with Little Women. What book did you read that first made you want to be an author? Boy, I can’t remember a particular book. I have always been a voracious reader and still do read a lot. I wrote my first page during my lunch hour when I was teaching sixth grade. The only reason I {Read More}

The True Story of Noah (And 4 Ways it Applies to You)

The True Story of Noah (And 4 Ways it Applies to You) I’ve yet to see the Noah movie with Russell Crowe. Some of family saw it, and I like my oldest son’s quote, “I liked the book better.” The book?! Yes, the book. If you haven’t read it, here is the true story of Noah from Genesis 6: The Story of Noah 9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless {Read More}

The Books Authors Read | Susan May Warren (Plus a Giveaway)

What was your favorite book as a child? The Ghosts (a time travel story)! What book did you read that first made you want to be an author? The Little House on the Prairie books! What was the last book you read, just for fun? Burning Sky by Lori Benton What upcoming release are you most looking forward to? When I Fall in Love (coming in July)! What books influenced @SusanMayWarren most? She shares with @TriciaGoyer: Click To Tweet About Susan {Read More}

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