There are collections, and then there are Collections

I’m not a hoarder, but I do like to collect things. Certain things. Like pottery. I had to sort through an outrageous number of pottery mugs recently, deciding which ones could be culled (to make room for more, of course). In addition to mugs, I have pottery serving bowls, plates, casseroles, sauce dishes, jugs, vases and more. Not aContinue reading “There are collections, and then there are Collections”

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March Madness #4: Writing as Magic or Ministry

We’re different, you and I. As readers, you may love to lose yourself in a richly told romance, while today I might prefer a faith-filled inspirational story, and tomorrow a mystery. As writers, we choose our genres based on a particular level of comfort… telling stories that may be close to our hearts or basedContinue reading “March Madness #4: Writing as Magic or Ministry”

Book Review & Giveaway: REBELLIOUS HEART by Jody Hedlund

When I first encountered Jody Hedlund back in mid-2009, she was a new blogger seeking representation and publication for her writing. She often used examples from PILGRIM’S PROGRESS in her posts, and admitted a passion for John Bunyan. So it was no surprise when her first published novel was a story loosely based on theContinue reading “Book Review & Giveaway: REBELLIOUS HEART by Jody Hedlund”

BOOK REVIEW: A NOBLE GROOM by Jody Hedlund

For someone who never used to read Christian fiction, I keep surprising myself by finding an increasing number of Christian novelists on my list of favourite authors. Jody Hedlund topped the list after the release of her debut novel, THE PREACHER’S BRIDE in 2010. Each year since then I have waited impatiently for, and eagerlyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A NOBLE GROOM by Jody Hedlund”

eBook Giveaway and Author Interview: Susan J. Reinhardt

I first met Susan Reinhardt on Facebook and in exchanges around our blogs, and have always appreciated her thoughtful comments and responses. I’m delighted to be among those who are getting the word out about the recent release of her debut novel, THE MOSES CONSPIRACY… “A trip to post-terrorized Washington, D.C. in 2025 and aContinue reading “eBook Giveaway and Author Interview: Susan J. Reinhardt”

Secrets and a giveaway from author Jody Hedlund

. Today I’m sharing in the excitement of author Jody Hedlund’s newest release, UNENDING DEVOTION. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a meaty tale of life amid the debauchery of the lumber camps of 1880s Michigan . . . exciting and unpredictable to the very end.” This is stop #2 on Jody’s blog tour sharing fun secretsContinue reading “Secrets and a giveaway from author Jody Hedlund”

The dilemma of labelling Christian fiction… or not

. Last week agent Rachelle Gardner posed a question on her blog that has generated almost two hundred comments, and the discussion is still ongoing. She asked, “Should we label Christian fiction?” “There has been a controversy brewing underground for awhile now, ever since publishers started promoting books by offering a limited-time free download. ManyContinue reading “The dilemma of labelling Christian fiction… or not”