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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

Happy Christmas week! I hope your last-minute preparations are going smoothly. I’m linking up with the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish today, and sharing 10 books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under the tree this year. I love giving and receiving books for Christmas, don’t you? When the chaos and excitement of
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10 Favorite Inspirational Romance Novels of All Time

I narrowed it down to books on my ‘keeper’ shelf, the rare few I’ve read repeatedly, characters who’ve come to mind several times over the years, and books that inspire me to be a better writer. Love Comes Softly¬†by Janette Oke. This is the first inspirational romance I ever read as a pre-teen. My piano
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10 Great Reads for the Often Vigilant Mama

It’s that time of year when bookworms everywhere roll out their summer reading list. Woot! I’m linking up with the ladies at Broke and Bookish¬†and their annual ‘Ten Books We Plan to Put in Our Beach Bag’ blog post. Let’s be honest. In my world, very little reading gets done at the beach or beside
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The Ten on Tuesdays: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

By far the most frequent question I receive from readers is, “Where do your ideas come from?” The follow-up question is generally something about how I gather the details to describe the settings in my novels. The short answer is that I subscribe to the ‘write what you know’ philosophy. Initially I wasn’t quite brave
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Top 10 Swoon-worthy Quotes from Books + Movies

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish are hosting a Valentine’s-themed Top Ten Tuesday. Too fun to pass up. I’m sharing my top 10 swoon-worthy quotes from books and movies, because I’m a contemporary romance author and also, hello, #NottingHill. I love these lines from one of the
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The Ten on Tuesdays: Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” As we hit the home stretch of 2015, bookworms everywhere are proclaiming their “best reads” for this year. I love reading as many lists as possible. So many fabulous books out there, I can hardly stand it. The ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish are
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Ten Things I Love

I had a total blonde moment this morning and re-blogged the exact same thing I wrote last Tuesday. Duh. No wonder that blog post was so easy to write. So if you received almost duplicate content in your inbox, my apologies. Between editing a manuscript, dealing with a stomach virus that keeps making encore appearances
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The Ten on Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Write

I’m participating in the #periscopewithpurpose challenge during the month of October, hosted by Mel at blog clarity. Today’s prompt for the scope (also known as a broadcast, if you aren’t familiar with the platform) is ‘feelings’. Not just any feelings, but specifically how they relate to one’s career or primary focus. This quote by Eric
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Ten Reasons Why a Writer’s Conference is a Must

I’ve just returned from my very first American Christian Fiction Writers conference. What an awesome experience! I had no idea what to expect and there was a bit of apprehension as I packed my bags for Dallas last week. It takes a village for a mama to leave town and when the stomach bug visited
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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
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