Well, guys! We’re still fighting the internet bug… so to speak, and this episode was supposed to be out over two weeks ago. In the meantime, Amanda Cabot’s After the Shadows has already released. Still, I can’t wait for you to hear what she has cooked up for the Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing Continue Reading
What Kinds of Lessons Can We Learn from the First People?
How often does Biblical fiction go back in time... before time? Not often in my experience, but Jill Eileen Smith's Daughter of Eden takes a bold step to imagine the creation of the angels... of even Michael the Archangel! Listen in while we chat about Eden, Eve, her children, and the war between Continue Reading
Why Would Anyone Send Beautiful, Thorny Roses with Strange Messages?
The call from Marji had unsettled me all day, but I couldn’t figure out why. She’d wanted to ask something. I knew it. What it was, however, she never said. I was just about to ask if I’d offended her or something when the dogs started barking like crazy. The mail guy had already been here, so it Continue Reading
Your Heart Might Be with Your Treasure, but There’s Trouble There, Too
When Amanda Tru told us our assignment was to "write about travel troubles," I just sat there. Dumbfounded. How on earth was I supposed to choose between the trek across New Mexico in the back of a pickup truck? In July? Without sunscreen (why did I think "tanning oil" was protection from the sun Continue Reading
3 Reasons This Could Be the Most Important Novel You’ll Read All Year
I fell in love with Stephanie Landsem's writing after we chatted about (and then I read) her novel, In a Far-Off Land, but during that interview, she gave us a glimpse of her next release, Code Name Edelweiss, and whooeee! I knew it would be a great book. What I didn't know was how important it Continue Reading
This Book Promises to Be a Great Wrap-Up to the Series
Under Fire by Lynn H. Blackburn releases in just over a week, and whooee... does it sound intense! The final book in the Serve and Protect series takes us to an estate where her characters are supposed to be protecting the president, but with some baggage in one agent's past, can they do it? I sure Continue Reading
Hidden Treasures, a Mystery, and a Lonely Girl: What Isn’t to Love?
Happy Book Release Birthday to Jennifer Deibel and her newest historical romance, The Maid of Ballymacool. I chatted with her about this book a while back and have been biting my nails for release day. My book arrived a couple of days ago, and I've been anxious to start reading. Listen in to learn Continue Reading
The Words in This Book Will Inspire 1000 Pictures in Your Heart
A few months ago, Tracie Peterson was on the show, chatting about her Love on the Santa Fe series and she gave us a tiny glimpse of what was coming next. Well... next is here! Remember Me, the first book in the Pictures of the Heart series releases on March 7th, and it promises to be a wonderful Continue Reading
In Order to Be Fearless, Two Friends Have to Confront the Past
There's nothing better than a book that focuses on friendship and faith, and Hallie Lee has a great series, the Shady Gully Series, that kicks off in Paint Me Fearless and goes through the series dealing with all the difficulties of young adulthood and into all the "adulting" that comes the older Continue Reading
Why Am I Eager to Get Started on This Exciting Fantasy Series?
Fantasy has all kinds of subgenres, but portal fantasy is definitely my favorite. I love that moment someone steps from one world to another and we discover it all along with the character. Maybe it's because my first introduction to fantasy was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. So when I had Continue Reading
What Says Valentine’s Day Better than a Great Rom-Com (or 20)?
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a hilarious rom-com... unless it's twenty or more! I was chatting with author Carolyn Miller the other day about the makeover for Random Acts of Shyness and found out that she's part of a FABULOUS box set of rom-coms that I thought you might want to hear about. Continue Reading
When Fans Want More Exciting Stories, Smart Authors Listen and Deliver!
Fans of Lisa Phillips' Last Chance County series are doing happy dances following the release of an exciting new spin-off series, Last Chance Fire and Rescue. Expired Return brings back a few favorite characters and kicks off another of Sunrise Publishing's author/mentor led fiction seasons! Listen Continue Reading