Detours and Rejections – When Our Paths Aren’t Smooth

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re standing in line at the ticket box office and it’s almost your turn and the attendant lights up the “Sold Out” sign and shuts her window? Or you go to the hospital positive you’re in labor and they send you home? Or you’ve found theContinue reading “Detours and Rejections – When Our Paths Aren’t Smooth”

12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish #amediting #Indie #selfpublishing

12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish After you write the first draft of your novel, you’ll begin the editing process. I usually wait a month or so after I’ve written the first draft before I begin editing it. I call that stage the crockpot stage. I let the novel sit in my computer andContinue reading “12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish #amediting #Indie #selfpublishing”

Embracing The #Publishing Whirlwind by @novelistjack

Today’s guest is my buddy, Jack Cavanaugh. He’s here to talk about embracing the whirlwinds in life. While today’s post is focused on his writing journey, I believe you’ll see that it’s also about the faith journey. When I read the tagline for his new book, The Arm of God, it kind of knocked meContinue reading “Embracing The #Publishing Whirlwind by @novelistjack”

It’s time to get to know Katie Ganshert, author of Wildflowers from Winter

This week, I have one of the most adorable authors I’ve ever met on my blog–Katie Ganshert. Her new book releases today! In honor of its release, Katie is doing a giveaway. So leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win. We have to have at least ten people to comment.Continue reading “It’s time to get to know Katie Ganshert, author of Wildflowers from Winter”

Interview with Author Shannon Taylor Vannatter and a giveaway!

Today, I am hosting Central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter. She is a stay-at-home mom and pastor’s wife. Her debut novel, White Roses won the 2011 Inspirational Readers Choice Award in the short contemporary category. The 18th Annual Heartsong Awards named Vannatter 3rd Favorite New Author, and White Roses #1 and White Doves #8 in theContinue reading “Interview with Author Shannon Taylor Vannatter and a giveaway!”

BOOK REVIEW Constantly Craving (Thomas Nelson) By Marilyn Meberg

Constantly Craving (Thomas Nelson) By Marilyn Meberg explores the topic of why we never seem to be satisfied with what we have. Why do we want more? It’s not just because we live in a society where more is better. There’s something deeper to it. Here is the book description: Our cravings are written intoContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW Constantly Craving (Thomas Nelson) By Marilyn Meberg”

Author Kathleen Y’Barbo (Part Two) **GIVEAWAY**

RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo joins us this week for an exciting interview! Kathleen is the best-selling, award-winning author of fifty novels, novellas, and young adult books and it is my honor to host her here on my blog. Welcome back, Kathleen! When we visited earlier this week, you shared with us aContinue reading “Author Kathleen Y’Barbo (Part Two) **GIVEAWAY**”

Author Kathleen Y’Barbo and THE INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE OF CHARLOTTE BECK **GIVEAWAY**

RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo joins us this week for an exciting interview! Kathleen is the best-selling, award-winning author of fifty novels, novellas, and young adult books and it is my honor to host her here on my blog. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in printContinue reading “Author Kathleen Y’Barbo and THE INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE OF CHARLOTTE BECK **GIVEAWAY**”

What’s Up with My Blog?

You may have noticed that lately I have been hosting an assortment of authors on my blog. I’ve been hosting people like Jack Cavanaugh, Creston Mapes, Nicole O’Dell, Regina Jennings, and Catherine West. There are many more to come! Perhaps you think I’ve stopped writing and I’ve turned into the journalist I say I always wanted to be. Nope!Continue reading “What’s Up with My Blog?”

Interview with Wm. Shane Dean, Author of My Enemy’s Keeper

I hope you enjoy this interview with fellow OakTara author Wm. Shane Dean, Author of My Enemy’s Keeper. Introduce yourself to our readers, Shane. I was raised in the small southern Idaho town of Hagerman. I grew up on a fish hatchery about five miles from town. In retrospect I think it was the coolest placeContinue reading “Interview with Wm. Shane Dean, Author of My Enemy’s Keeper”