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
The New Bookstrings Series and Spines & Leaves Release
The idea came to me while on vacation a few years ago. I wanted to write a series of books about bookstores—not a single bookstore and multiple books about that, but about multiple bookstores in small towns across America. My problem? I didn't know what the point would be. What connected those Continue Reading
Is Anything Better Than Christmas at the Inn?
The Facebook post appeared. A seemingly generic post about… something. I will confess now that I might not have read it right away had anyone else posted it. But Liz Johnson… Something told me I’d want to know. Something was right. My brain, tired from a long night of writing (or maybe from Continue Reading
What Do You Do When You Release 2 Books on the Same Day?
Confession. This post was supposed to say something like “two months in a row.” And that would have been back in April! Then it became, “In the same week.” Yesterday, I thought it would be “Two Days in a row.” But no. Never to do things the ordinary way, I would be the one who just happened to Continue Reading
Why Is Christmas My Absolute Favorite Time of Year?
I wrote this back in 2006 on my old blog. While some of the traditions have changed as our children have grown and moved from home, most of them stay the same. But this post has always reflected best what I love about Christmas, and I thought I'd share it. It was edited for typos, and I tried to Continue Reading
What Happens When a Character Dreams about the Future?
A rustle below her woke Cassie. She rolled over, stretched, and banged her hand on the wall—to her right. What? Eyes open, she sat bolt upright in bed and nearly cracked it open on a low overhang above her. “Double what?” Prattle. It hadn’t been a rustle, it was prattle—childish prattle. And Continue Reading
Warning: This Book Isn’t Free from Sexual Tension
“…just so glad I can grab any book with your name on the cover and know it’s safe for my kids and grandkids to read…” The longer the woman talks, the drier my throat becomes. I try to speak—I fail. Half-gasping, half-wailing to the Lord for help, the words miraculously (okay, a bit of hyperbole Continue Reading