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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in our giveaway and made it such a success! And without further ado, our winners are….
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 […]
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! […]
Snow Angels is the story of a young woman who gets roped into serving Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter. The story flowed from my fingertips to the keyboard, and I was several chapters into it before I realized that it wasn’t working. When I conceived the idea, I wanted to use the Milwaukee Rescue […]
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 […]