Guest Mary Alford – The Mountains Are Calling

Guest Mary Alford – The Mountains Are Calling

Dear readers, From time to time I ask other authors to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage you. Today, please welcome Mary Alford. As a child, I grew up loving to go to the beach. Every vacation my family went on had to be to the beach…until one year when my husband and I visited the mountains. That was it. So long beach. I was hooked on the mountains.

Guest Brenda B. Taylor – Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Guest Brenda B. Taylor – Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Dear readers, From time to time I open my blog to guests so they can share their own stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage you in your journey. Today, please welcome Brenda B. Taylor as she shares about her recent time in Texas helping family clean up after Hurricane Harvey. I spent the first week of September watching the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on Houston and surrounding areas on television.

Guest Theresa Lynn Hall – No One Has a Perfect Life

Guest Theresa Lynn Hall – No One Has a Perfect Life

From time to time, I offer others the opportunity to share a story to encourage us all in this journey called life. Today, welcome Theresa Lynn Hall, author of Ransom in Rio. Overcoming obstacles is something we all learn how to do. Life isn’t easy. It’s not always fun and it doesn’t always go the way we want it to. No one has a perfect life. No one. We often see Facebook pictures of smiling

Guest Julie Arduini – When There’s No Plan B

Guest Julie Arduini – When There’s No Plan B

Dear Readers, from time to time I ask a writer friend to share a little bit of encouragement from their personal journey, knowing that many of those emotions are woven into the fabric of their stories. Please welcome Julie Arduini as she shares a key lesson from her latest release. When I wrote book one in my Surrendering Time series, ENTRUSTED, Trish Maxwell was in New York City fulfilling a dream job. Although Trish spent

Guest Kimberly Rose Johnson – His Faithfulness Never Ceases

Guest Kimberly Rose Johnson – His Faithfulness Never Ceases

Dear readers, from time to time I ask others to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage us all. If you have a story to share, you can find my guidelines under the Connect tab. In the meantime, welcome Kimberly Rose Johnson! Sometimes it feels as if life is one challenge after another. In my case I caused my own problem. I had received the rights back on a book

Guest Angela Couch – Waiting For Her Turn

Guest Angela Couch – Waiting For Her Turn

Dear readers, from time to time I ask others to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage us all. If you have a story to share, you can find my guidelines under the Connect tab. In the meantime, welcome Angela Couch! April was a great month for me. My historical romance, The Patriot and the Loyalist, was released, I was busy getting ready for a move into a larger home,

Guest Robin Bayne – Hidden Secrets

Guest Robin Bayne – Hidden Secrets

Dear readers, from time to time I ask others to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage us all. If you have a story to share, you can find my guidelines under the Connect tab. In the meantime, welcome Robin Bayne! Hi, I’m Robin Bayne.  My March release, “Reunion At Crane Lake,” is actually an updated, revised version of my earlier book titled “Cougar Lake.”  When I first wrote the

Meet My Critique Partner Laura Hilton

Meet My Critique Partner Laura Hilton

Longtime readers of my blog may have an inkling of how long I’ve been on this writing journey, but here’s a quick recap. I started writing in 2005, beginning with non-fiction articles and two book manuscripts before turning my attention to fiction. My first attempt at a novel in 2008 was truly awful but the rewrite in 2009 actually went on to be Runner-Up in ACFW’s Genesis contest. That same year I started blogging…and connected

Why I Write – Guest Author Candice Sue Patterson

Why I Write – Guest Author Candice Sue Patterson

From time to time, I ask other authors to share a bit of their lives in order to offer encouragement for this journey called life. Today, our guest is Candice Sue Patterson. She’s found the perfect way to blend her interests into lovely nostalgic romantic fiction. Books aren’t material objects to me–they’re a passion. My love for the written word began before I could read. As a child, I’d surround myself with stacks of books and

Guest Julie Arduini – What I Learned About the Arch

Guest Julie Arduini – What I Learned About the Arch

Dear readers, from time to time I ask others to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage us all. If you have a story to share, you can find my guidelines under the Connect tab. In the meantime, welcome Julie Arduini! It was April and I entered my pastor’s office tired, afraid, and angry. The year wasn’t even half over and I was waving a white flag. I was more