Monthly Archive:: April 2014

A Book Birthday, A Giveaway, A Few Little Known Facts

  While Unraveled has landed in the hands of friends and family, as well as my treasured early readers, today is the day I’ve dreamed about, hoped for and occasionally shed a few tears over … my debut novel’s official release into the world. Sigh. Somebody pinch me. On the eve of our wedding, Steve’s
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Adventures of a Debut Author: Road Signs and Mile Markers

photo credit: Compfight Yesterday, a friend asked me if I wrote myself into the plot of Unraveled. The short answer is, ‘yes’. While the heroine’s story isn’t my personal story, there are elements of the author woven into the characters. It’s inevitable in the creative process, as far as I’m concerned. Just as our children
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Adventures of a Debut Author: A Grateful Heart

Ya’ll. Look what arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Long distance high fives and scrumptious treats … A celebration in a box for the imminent release of my first novel. Squeeee! Chocolate, more chocolate, access to coffee and a framed photo of the novel’s cover. I heart my people. While I’ve been known to get completely
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Happy Book Birthday, Chain of Mercy! {Don’t Miss the Giveaway}

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging to celebrate the imminent release of Brenda Anderson’s debut novel, Chain of Mercy. Congratulations, Brenda! Today we’re talking about roller coasters, baseball, and Brenda’s journey to publication. Read on to find out more about that in my interview with Brenda. Don’t miss the giveaway, either, as Brenda is giving
Category: Book Buzz

Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter edition

A shout out to the middle child on this Throwback Thursday … before he was even a middle child. Ha! This was his first Easter. I was so excited to have coordinating outfits from Gymboree to dress the boys in. They were not impressed. We could hardly get Luke to stop crying long enough to
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{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: Shots From a Kayak

Photo credit: Andrew C Mace via Compfight I love a photograph taken from this perspective. Always have. There’s a sense of untapped potential, isn’t there? Grand adventure straight ahead. I’m linking up with 5 Minutes For Mom today and sharing our Wordless Wednesday photos. Click here to link up.
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Monday Listicles: 10 Photos of Spring

I’m linking up with Northwest Mommy today and sharing photos that represent spring. I don’t know about you, but I’m stoked to see all of these tulips and kids playing outdoor sports in the sunshine. Really looking forward to Easter this weekend, as well. 1. This tree in my neighbor’s yard. I don’t know what it is,
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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish today for Top Ten Tuesday and we’re sharing the ten most unique books we’ve read. Unique is subjective, of course, but for me it means there were elements of the novel that stuck with me long after I read the last page. 1. Christy: originally written in
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Five Minute Friday: {Writer}

“You’re a writer, so start acting like one,” he said. “Stop waiting to be picked.” Of the hundreds of inspirational quotes I’d read about ‘becoming’ a writer and dutifully filed away in my to-revisit-later journal, these phrases by Jeff Goins are the two that spurred me to put fingers to keyboard. The opening paragraph of my story
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Ultimate Blog Party 2014: Welcome

  I’m so glad you stopped by. My name is Heidi and I’m a wife, mother of three boys, Jesus follower and lover of dark chocolate. I’m also a voracious reader, coffee consumer, and as of this year, a published author. This blog is my home base for musings on motherhood and word wrangling. My
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