So, when I clicked in to chat with debut Amish Romance author, Christen Krumm, I had no idea what I was in for. How does a woman who has never read an Amish book get a contract for two in blind auditions? Listen in to learn how and to discover why I was sold on the book before I'd read a Continue Reading
Why Did I Love These Two 1930s Novels Set in Hollywood?
Sometimes, you love books enough that you've just got to "download" all the thoughts about them. Well, I've been promising to give my take on Stephanie Landsem's 1930s novels and today is the day. So get comfy and listen in for a spoiler-filled gush about In a Far-Off Land and Code Name Continue Reading
What More Could You Want This Weekend Than an Exciting New Thriller?
While a nice, sweet escape from reality can be a great read, so can a read about a fictional character having to escape from their horrible reality and get help from the folks who will bring bad guys to justice--if they can catch those guys in time, that is. Jessica R. Patch is one author you won't Continue Reading
What Is Better Than an Exciting New Portal Fantasy? How about Steampunk?
In late February (before the great internet famine), I had a lovely chat with a debut portal fantasy author, Brooke Martin! Her novel, Seregn comes out sometime around June and promises to introduce readers to a delightful new world. Listen in to see why I am confident it'll hit my top books of 2023 Continue Reading
Are You Ready for an Epic Journey through Time to Faith?
Terry Garner joined me tonight to chat about his fascinating Biblical Fiction series, Magi Journey. Starting way back in Assyria, through Babylon, and into Persia, the series chronicles two timelines--first that of the Israelite kings, and then of a fascinating family back in Persia... Listen in to Continue Reading
What Is More Terrifying than an Author with a Sharp Tent Peg?
Jaime Jo Wright and I had a chat back in February, and whooeee! Did we have a bunch of fun chatting about her upcoming release, The Vanishing at Castle Moreau? Note: The interview about the book itself really kicks off closer to 23:39, so feel free to fast forward and miss out on all the fun Jaime Continue Reading
Why I Can’t Wait to Read the Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing Series!
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