What’s Your Pet Peeve?

My good friend and fellow ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) member, Susan M. Baganz, interviewed me recently for her website.  Interviews are tricky, especially if the interviewer tosses some oddball questions into the conversation. Susan asked me “What’s your pet peeve?”, and I had an instant motherhood flashback to the day one of my sons […]

stocking giveaway-mash-up

Christmas Stocking Mash-Up

It began innocently enough–just two friends shopping in Michael’s. We did the usual… you know, finding cool things, spending WAY too much money, laughing!  Talking! But… but then this happened: And today’s the day! Yep! It’s time! After terrorizing Michael’s with our incessant videos, we bought the stocking and filled that sucker! I’m a sucker […]

How and Why to Give a Kindle Book as a Gift

How To Give a Kindle Book as a Gift – and why it’s a good idea

Why to give a Kindle Book as a Gift Everyone knows that books make great gifts, and digital books are especially nice because they are: Inexpensive – most Kindle books are under $10. Some are much cheaper! Environmentally friendly – no physical production or transportation cost. Fast – forgot to shop in advance? Order online […]

Nativity Scene Christmas Lights giveaway

Christmas Lights ~ Enter to Win this Gorgeous Nativity Scene

  Christmas Lights is finally here, and we have a great giveaway to share with our readers! We like to celebrate our new releases this way, and it’s especially fitting during the holiday season. It was hard to find just the right prize, but we all fell in love with a handcrafted nativity scene we […]

Christmas Recipes That We Love (And You Will Too!)

I’m not going to lie…I love to eat and my favorite time to do so is on the holidays. My mother’s side of the family is from the South, so all their Christmas recipes are creamy, cheesy, hammy, and/or yeasty. Just thinking about all that yummy goodness makes my stomach rumble for more. Better than […]

Neal’s Hot Chocolate: The Cheater Gourmet

Just don’t call him that to his face.  He might not like it! In Christmas Stalkings, Neal Kirkpatrick tries, or so it seems, to sweeten his disposition with a cup of doctored hot chocolate.  I spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with the version I imagined him using and I did it! […]

The Christmas Lights Collection Debuts!

Something magical happens on Thanksgiving day.  In homes all over the country, families gather, friends without anywhere to go find themselves folded into families as if a testament to the Psalmist’s words.  I’ve always loved those words, “God places the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6 NLT).  Laughter, gratitude, and often mountains of food fill the […]