Review of Gone To Texas

Though there were a few things I didn’t like, I eventually came to care for several of these characters. And as you may know, characters are the most important aspect of a story for me.

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Help me choose!

Help me choose the new covers for my redesign of the “Love is…” series! A contemporary Christian series, the “Love is…” series follows the story of Morgan from her perspective, from dating to engagement, and past marriage into the Happily Ever After that doesn’t end the story in real life.

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First Time 11-Day Launch Strategy & Results

How I made my first launch strategy. Marketing for the beginning author. Before, I just hit publish and blasted my email list and all social media platforms at once, and that was it. This time, I had to exercise a little planning and patience. Here’s my plan for you to copy and tweak as you need.

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How 90 Days Can Change a Man Struggling with Purity

In retrospect, it really wasn't for me or for my son. But I do believe that the content is very helpful--for men who have already struggled and fallen into sexual sins. If this is you, or you know someone who is struggling, you can recommend this 90-day devotional as a great starting tool for men who want to begin again with purity.

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Day 3 of the Quote Challenge

If you've been weary in well-doing, I hope this quote from Summer Lacey will motivate you...

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Day 2 of the Quote Challenge

Today’s quote is one of my favorites from one of my favorite Bible study leaders, Lysa TerKeurst, from her book Unglued, a book about anger management and self-control of emotions that really resonated with me.

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Day 1 of the Quote Challenge

I’ve been tagged for the 3-day quote challenge! Today I have a favorite from Max Lucado, a help against stress and worry and anxiety, from his book Anxious for Nothing.

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The Big Announcement

Contemporary Christian Romance new release, #3 in the “Love is” series by Lila Diller. Love is Patient continues Morgan’s first-person saga of realistic relationships, with small town atmosphere. An easy-to-understand and relaxing story full of faith and fun.

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Review of Monstrous Beauty

I was privileged to be selected as an ARC reader for a new clean romance novel, Monstrous Beauty by Carol E. Keen, a re-telling of the Beauty and Beast tale. Here are my honest opinions

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Create More with this Crafting Bundle

I've been talking mostly about books for a while, because I know you enjoy reading. But many of you also enjoy using your hands to create some kind of craft, too, right? Why do you like crafting? It’s happy, soulful work that helps you unplug, recenter, and restore — and I want to help you do more of it!

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Evolution...of a Cover: Inside a Designer's Mind

Have you ever stopped to think why the cover of that new novel caught your eye? I can pick out those that catch my eye, but I have a lot harder time explaining why. If you've ever wondered the thought process that goes through a cover designer's mind, here is a glimpse.

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Guest Post on Christian Creative Nexus

Please check out the guest blog I wrote for Christian Creative Nexus. It's about what I did when I lost all my work, plus other behind-the-scenes stories for #3 in the "Love is..." series, Love is Patient.

Plus, there's a giveaway!

Amazon Prime Day Ideas for the Christian Reader

Gift Ideas for Christians, especially Christian readers and writers. Fiction, nonfiction, writing, technology and more. Especially helpful for Amazon Prime Day.

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How to Make our Writing Impactful by Understanding Theology

I don't know about you, but I have never realized that my view of theology could affect how I write! I want to create more authentic characters within a designed story arc so that I can impact my readers in a way that transforms their lives. But how does my view of God do that?

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Will God Do Miracles for Me?

I know God is the same God that did all those miraculous wonders in the Old Testament. He even gave the first New Testament Christians power to do some pretty amazing healing. But He sure doesn't seem to do those kind of miracles anymore, at least not in my life. Or does He?

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10 Reasons I Gave a 5-star Review

Today I'm sharing a Christian Historical Fiction novel I recently read for a book club on Goodreads.  It made my 5-star rating, which is hard to do., as I can be picky with my Christian literature. So I thought I would share why I loved No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer so much.

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Do Dragons Exist? They do in this Short Story...

Interesting biblical fiction from the time of Job. But is the enemy really Leviathan?

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How to "Spring" into Joy & Peace by Growing in Gratitude

It's so easy for me to give thanks in the spring! I've always thought the Thanksgiving holiday ought to be in the spring.

But I have to confess: at all other times, gratitude doesn't come naturally to me. My mind naturally focuses on the tasks I need to get to done, the problems I need to solve, or the flaws I wish I could change. I don't normally enjoy joy and peace. I'm too busy.

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Three Areas to Guard when Judging

I don't know about you, but sometimes I struggle with name-calling or personally attacking people I see as enemies, at least in my mind. I may not actually say these thoughts out loud or write them on social media for everyone to see, but I'm thinking them. Is there a time when this is permissible, even beneficial to do? This touchy subject led me to some rather surprising conclusions.

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