The poetic memoir born of Jacqueline Woodson’s days, her remembering her seeing her questioning, has this girl wondering what is in me to uncover, overcome, embrace.
Do you need a writing coach?
You had children. You have grandchildren. You teach children. You’re a favorite aunt or uncle. You know children. Children live in your neighborhood. Not really. Not at all, actually. In fact, the age break-downs are critical. And there is a feast of formats specific to children. Then there’s the challenge of marketing to agenda-driven adults while also trying to engage …
New Book Release Day
Picture Book Illustrator Spills Secrets and Offers Tips
Hi, friends! My newest picture book releases Monday! Yep. June 1st. Can’t wait! In the meantime, I thought it might be fun for you to meet the illustrator for I Can Talk to God. ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW! As the writer, I provide the text and set the tone for the book. It’s the illustrator who brings my words …
Freeing the Cross From Clutter
That Palm Sunday morning when I looked up at the cross, the view had changed since my Saturday morning visit. A long table flanked the cross. A water bottle sat in front of it. And a cut piece of firewood stood on one arm of the cross. That wasn’t right! I’m guilty of adding clutter to the cross. Maybe you are too?
Are you feeling interrupted in an abrupt change of your plans? What happens in our day-to-day life may not fit perfectly or at all with the plans we made, but God is never caught off guard in our storms or in our seasons of redirection. He is a God of purpose and promise. Not only does God have a plan and a purpose for me and you, He has the ability to bring His divine plans and purposes to completion, no matter our circumstances.
Story Building and Book Giveaway
I’m excited to have bestselling author Lauraine Snelling with us today. How does a story present itself to an author? Where do the ideas come from? You may Lauraine Snelling for her historical fiction, in particular, her Norwegian immigrant series. Here, Lauraine shares the story building process for her new contemporary novel, Heaven Sent Rain. And she’s giving away a copy!
St. Charles: Full Circle
Tea, Quilts, and Books in Saint Charles
Meet Elsa Brantenberg from The Quilted Heart
If you’re familiar with my Historical Fiction, you know that my stories tend to feature a “Titus 2:3” type mentor as a secondary character. In The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, it was Miss Hattie, the proprietor of a boarding house. In The Quilted Heart novellas,the key woman of influence is Mrs. Brantenberg. Meet Elsa Brantenberg, who owns the …