The Things that Happen At Writers Conferences

Most authors you talk to will tell you writing conferences are important. I leave for the 2017 ACFW Writing Conference this week. Tomorrow actually. In, like, 28 hours. Wow…and I just realized I haven’t packed. *panic* Annnnyway, I was reflecting on all the conferences I’ve attended and all the things … Continue reading

Sometimes Book Deadlines Murder Your Blog Schedule

Why didn’t my blog post go out at the usual 5am this morning? Because I totally failed you all am on deadline. And sometimes you have to drop the ball in order to pick up a different one. That is all. 🙈   (I’d say “I’m sorry,” but I also … Continue reading

Booknerds…National Buy A Book Day Is Here Again!

Tomorrow is National Buy A Book Day!! This is my fourth year participating in this magnanimous holiday of all things literary and I hope you’ll join me! But in case you’re new here and aren’t sure what NBaBD is or how to do it, let me help you out fellow bookwormian. … Continue reading

My Week: When My Shower Electrocuted Me & Ate My Computer

Sometimes your shower tries to kill you. And it misses. And kills your computer instead. Okay, context: About a week ago, hubby got a shock turning off the shower. In case you didn’t know, electricity + water = ☠️. So, being the responsible and logical husband that he is, he … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Talk Politics on Social Media

I went back and forth on whether to actually publish this post. Because I know some people will disagree and I will inevitably leave out something important or word something incorrectly. But it was written straight from my heart, and those are the most vulnerable and scary ones to share … Continue reading

That Time I Signed A New Book Contract With Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian Publishing

At long last I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU!!   Prepare yourself for several Fiddler on the Roof GIFs (can only be seen in the web browser–not in the email. So if you’re reading this in your e-mail click though to the blog for maximum GIF enjoyment). It is my favorite … Continue reading

Which Books Changed Your Life?

A couple weeks ago, Tamela Hancock Murray blogged about What Book Changed Your Life? — a blog inspired by Steve Laube’s keynote speeches. I loved the idea of  learning about all the books that changed other people’s lives, so I thought I’d borrow it and share it here! What books changed my … Continue reading