Happy Autumn! Here’s A Butterbeer Recipe

The moment Fall struck–and the first autumn leaf fell from a nearby tree–I found myself googling butterbeer recipes and then turning the kitchen into a cream-soda-war zone. When I was a teen, I read the Harry Potter series to my younger brother. Now, you should know that he and I created … Continue reading

What Are You Going to Read for #OTOctober?

Early this year, I wrote a blog post asking, Does anyone read the Bible anymore, anyway? It convicted me. Like, a LOT. And it spurred me to plan a month of intentional Bible reading beyond the smaller every-day devos. And, of course, I couldn’t help but invite the world to … Continue reading

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