Monthly Archive:: May 2015

Friday Favorites: First Lines

I’m intrigued by first lines of novels. It’s hard to tell a story well, much less deliver an opening that snags your reader’s attention. Earlier this week, a number of writers Tweeted lines from their novels, either first lines or those randomly selected from a particular page. Some were intriguing, others … not so much.
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Ten On Tuesday: 10 Books I Plan to Have in my Beach Bag

We hit the pool this weekend. Sunscreen application has commenced. That equals summer as far as I’m concerned. Every year we plan our beach trip and every year I wonder if this will be the summer I actually sit in a chair under an umbrella and read a real book while the waves lap at
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Friday Favorites: Long Weekend Edition

Oh, Friday. We are so happy to see you. May’s been a long slog for us and we’re grateful for a three-day weekend with very few commitments on our calendar. My only objective is to hang out by the pool and do as little as possible. Well, as little as you can do with three
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The End of an Era

August 2012: first day of preschool No celebrity tributes. No farewell performances from the Goo Goo Dolls. We probably don’t have a trending hashtag, either. While the western world was hyper-focused on bidding Dave a fond farewell, we celebrated our last child finishing his last day of preschool this morning. It’s a bittersweet parenting milestone.
Category: Motherhood

Presenting Splash! Nine Refreshing, Faith-Filled Romances for Your Enjoyment

I’m thrilled to announce that my new novella, Love Flies In, will release next month as part of this awesome boxed set collection. If you aren’t familiar with the novella concept, it’s trending now in inspirational romance and the general definition is a complete, satisfying story line ranging between 20,000 and 35,000 words. Nine beloved
Category: Book Buzz

A Review of Nicole Baart’s New Release The Beautiful Daughters

  I’m deadline free (for the near future) and back to my irregularly scheduled blogging. One of my favorite authors released another novel last week and I was delighted to be a part of her launch team. If you haven’t read Nicole’s work yet, I highly recommend it. Blurb: Adrienne Vogt and Harper Penny were
Category: Book Buzz