Update: Lo, How a Rose

I know I don’t keep you updated on all of my writing escapades and I apologize. But today, I have a few updates on my next publication.

Do you like the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale? You may know that I have started a series reimagining fairy tales set during the time of Kings Saul, David, and Solomon.ย Lo, How a Rose is book two in that series. Each book is slightly connected, but each can be read without the other.

I am excited to announce two things regarding my book, Lo, How a Rose. Continue reading

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My Favorite Things Tag

Favorite things tag

A new friend of mine tagged me in a post this tag post! It sounds super fun, too. And if you haven’t read anything from the Dino’s Digest blog, you definitely want to do so. That Dino is super hilarious!

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to and thank the person who tagged you.

2. Link back to and thank the blogger who created the tag.

3. List and picture seven of your favorite things.

4. Tag seven peopleโ€”or as many as you can remember without straining your brain.

5. Use the picture above.

6. List the seven rules.

7. Have fun!


I always feel better when I list some of my favorite things, so here they are. Since I’m not good with poetry, I’m not even going to try to make it musical or rhyming enough to sing along with the song. As tempting as that is. (Note: These are listed in the order I think of them, not necessarily in the order I like them best).

1. My husband. He’s cute, funny, annoying, and quite sweet when he tries to be (sometimes when he isn’t trying, too). And we just celebrated 13 months of married life!

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2. Dark Chocolate with Nuts. This is one of my favorite snacks. I doesn’t matter if the chocolate is covering the nuts or you eat a chocolate chip and a nut together, or even if it’s a chocolate square heated up with some peanut butter and stirred together. It all tastes delicious!

3. Fall. It’s my favorite season of the year. The crunchy leaves, cool air, beautiful colors and the promise of winter (a tie for my second favorite season).

4. Writing. This should be a no-brainer guess for anyone who has read much on this blog. I love writing so much I made it my full-time job. And now I’m teaching writing part-time as well! And volunteering my time on two other websites where I help other writers. That’s just a taste of how much I love writing. Apparently I can’t get enough of it.

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5. Helping people. This is probably one of my weaknesses actually, too. I tend to help other people more than I probably should. Which means I either stress myself out by doing too much or don’t get something else done that I should be doing.

6. Music. Whether playing piano, flute, or listening to music, I just love it. Specific kinds, though, since I’m a bit picky.

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7. Family. I love my family whether my immediate family or now my in-laws as well.


And there you have it. What are your 7 favorite things? I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but rather say if you have a blog and are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

Audiobook Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Princess Spy
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Narrated by: Jude Mason
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

After finishing the fourth book in this series and meeting Margaretha made me want to learn more about her. So when I read the description for this book, I knew I wanted to read it. This book did not disappoint. I loved Margaretha’s story. Continue reading

Book Review: The Christmas Heirloom

Title: The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love through the Generations
Written By: Kristi Ann Hunter, Karen Witemeyer, Sarah Loudin Thomas, and Becky Wade
Genre: Christian Romance
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

When I had the opportunity to receive a review copy of this book, I knew I wanted to. Mainly because one of my favorite authors wrote one of these novellas. I wasn’t disappointed by her book. The others… Well, one was rather disappointing and the other two were only fairly good. I loved how the brooch fit in to every story. Continue reading

October 2018 Goals

It’s fall!!!!! I love fall. The crunchy leaves, the cool air, getting to wear my new comfy hoodie sweatshirt. It’s all wonderful. It’s also much more pleasant to take walks in cool weather than hot and humid weather. Oh, and my birthday is in the fall. As is my husband’s, so that could be one extra reason I suppose. ๐Ÿ˜‰ What is your favorite season of the year?

Okay, so now that my autumn lovin’ is over, let’s get on to some goals! I did an okay job with my goals. I definitely bombed some of those. Life tends to do that to a person I suppose. But anyway, here’s an update on my September goals: Continue reading

Release Day: He Leadeth Me

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I almost forgot about this post. So I’m sorry if it’s a little short. That doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I’m forgetful and busy.

But, I did want to say a couple things.

It’s release day!!!!!

He Leadeth Me is finally here. It’s been a long time in coming. Did you know I actually wanted to publish this book last fall? Yep, it’s true. But then this little thing called getting engaged and then getting married kind of got in the way. So this book got put on the back burner. For almost a year. But it’s finally here! Do you have your copy yet? Continue reading

Book Review: The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Captive Maiden
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I was curious how a Cinderella retelling would work without the magic of the magic pumpkin and fairy godmother. This book certainly satisfied that curiosity. I liked the way Melanie changed so many of the details while still keeping the feeling of the original there. Continue reading