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New Girls’ Devotional ~ Plus Book Giveaway

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What is beauty?

The answer depends on who you ask. TV advertisers might hang a beauty sign on a particular height, size, color of eyes or skin or hair. Others might say beauty has more to do with a girl’s character qualities. Anger, jealousy, lying–I think we can agree that those aren’t beautiful traits, but compassion, love, and honesty are.

When I was invited to participate in this devotional, the title–The Beauty of Believing–captured my attention. The phrase made me consider my definition of beauty. It caused me to think about how what you and I believe creates true beauty. (more…)

Devotional Books for Girls

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Long before I saw my first historical novel published, I was writing children’s books. As we end one year and begin another, I have exciting announcements to make about two devotional books for girls. (more…)

A Devotional Book for Girls

Real Girls 31 Day

Before I began writing historical novels–The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek–for WaterBrook Press, I was writing children’s books for Zonderkidz.

A FaithGirlz Devotional

Featuring thirty-one women from both the Old and New Testaments—including Esther, Leah, Rhoda, Mary, Sarah, Ruth, Martha, Anna, and Elizabeth—each devotional centers around the woman’s faith-journey and includes a scripture verse, prayer, suggestions for further reading, and even an item called Body Talk intended to promote a godly self-image.

The text is sprinkled with Fun Facts (Miriam led the singing of the first song of worship ever recorded in Scripture!). In every story, girls see God’s holy character and glimpse their own potential in relationship with Him.

What Readers Have Said

“Real Girls of the Bible (A Devotioanl) is a HIT! I would love more of your books!” Samantha, Age 10, from Canada

“I am the children’s director at our church. We started using Real Girls of the Bible in our Girls Tween class in January. The girls are taking two of the Girls in the Bible a week and each girl “teaches” on this particular Girl in the Bible. I have talked to many of the moms who have said they do not have to remind the girls to do their study They are doing it on their own! Praise God they are developing ownership of their walk with Jesus! Thanks for writing this book. I have also enjoyed going through it and gleaning from it!” Jennifer

“We used REAL GIRLS OF THE BIBLE as our devotional presentation this week. The oldest girl in the group, age 16, gave the devotions and did a nice job.” Diana, Girls Club Leader 

While I wrote Real Girls of the Bible with girls ages 8 to 12 in mind, I’ve heard from both younger and older girls who enjoyed it, and from adult women who used Real GIrls of the Bible in their personal Bible study time.

Yes, Real Girls of the Bible: A 31-Day Devotional is also available as an eBook.

As you consider gifts for your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, your neighbor children and the children in your church, please take a look at my children’s books.

Read about my Zonderkidz I Can Read Books here!

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Books for Children: My I Can Read Books


My historical novels–The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek–written for WaterBrook Press, weren’t my first published books. Actually, they are books 29, 30, 31, and 32.

My first books were written for emergent readers–children’s books. And although my Desert Critter Friends series of 12 books for early readers is out of print, I’ve written six I Can Read books for Zonderkidz. With school underway for most students, I wanted to let you know I’ve written readers for your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, your neighbor children and the children in your church.

Desert Critter Books for Emergent Readers

Sixteen of my twenty-eight children’s books are stories set in the desert. I grew up in Southern California and have lived in the Arizona high desert for the past twenty-four years.

The Best Breakfast
A Lesson in Acceptance

Peck the quail wants to invite his friends to breakfast. But they’re all so different—and no one likes his pancakes. Will he be able to overcome his disappointment and discover what a truly best breakfast looks like?

Thank You, God, for Rain
A Lesson in Teamwork

Flash! Kaboom . . .
A summer storm is on its way. And all the desert creatures scurry to collect cool rainwater.

What do you think they’ll do with it?

The Princess Twins Books For Emergent Readers

The Sinclair Sisters aren’t the first sisters in my writings–meet the princess twins!

The Princess Twins and the Puppy

A Lesson in Trusting God.

Send out a search party for Puppy! Abby hears Puppy in the basement. But it is so dark down there.

Is Abby brave enough to rescue Puppy?

The Princess Twins and the Tea Party
A Lesson in Humility.

Emma wants the spring tea party to be perfect, even when Abby reminds her that only God is perfect. And just when the guests arrive, disaster strikes. Can Emma relax and enjoy the party?

The Princess Twins Play in the Garden
A Lesson in Inner Beauty.

Emma and Abby are playing with friends.

But Emma is more concerned with how she looks than having fun.

Will Emma learn what’s more important?

The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party
A Lesson in Kindness.

Emma and Abby are having a birthday party. They are dressed in their best clothes. One guest doesn’t have a fancy dress, but Emma wants her to come.

What can Emma do?

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