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Shattered Jars, Renewed Hope

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in My Journal | 47 comments

Shattered Jars, Renewed Hope

I’d like to tell you a story of something that happened to me a while ago. It was nothing uncommon or rare… I was simply cleaning my bathroom, and I broke the jar that held cotton balls. With the shattering of glass falling silent, I stared at the broken remains of one of my favorite country store finds. I’d been wiping the jar off with a paper towel when everything but the lid slipped from my hands.     As a mom of three, it had been a crazy day already and when that jar hit the counter, flying into a thousand pieces...

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eBook Sale!

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in For Readers | 2 comments

eBook Sale!

  You may have heard that FOUR of WaterBrook Multnomah’s titles are on sale! If there are any that you haven’t had a chance to read, now’s a great time to get them on eBook for just $1.99! :)   The Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn Be Still My Soul A Table by the Window Wildflowers from Winter Happy...

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Coming soon ~ “To Get to You”

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in My Journal, To Get to You | 11 comments

Coming soon ~ “To Get to You”

This is a picture of a little celebration I had the other night. Don’t worry, I didn’t eat that pizza by myself ;) But I did pretty much eat all those sour patch kids! And the reason for celebrating? To Get to You is up for pre-order!!!   This story has been the most delightfully fun labor of love. Chances are, you’ve already read the book description and you may have watched my video, introducing the project. If not…why, you can find all that here. ;) I’ll keep this short (because I seriously want to say...

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Kindle Giveaway!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in The Cadence of Grace Series | 10 comments

Kindle Giveaway!

Just one week to go until we draw a winner for a Kindle loaded with the entire Cadence of Grace series! If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are officially entered in the drawing! If not and you would like to join in, simply click here to subscribe, or check out my extras page for all the details. In one week, I’ll be drawing a name at random from my newsletter subscribers for the Kindle which will be sent to the winner along with an eBook of Be Still My Soul, Though My Heart is Torn, and My Hope is...

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“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Mason Jar Books, News and Updates, To Get to You | 21 comments

“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Yesterday, you may have seen my video update which means that you are probably ready for that cover I promised! The book is To Get to You… and it’s coming this August! To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico...

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“To Get to You” – video blog

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in News and Updates, To Get to You | 14 comments

“To Get to You” – video blog

This week, I’m excited to share with you news about my next release which will be coming this August! It’s called, To Get to You, and tomorrow, I’ll introduce you to the story, characters (and cover!) and today, would love to give you a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this story was born… http://youtu.be/OHzTEPaQWtQ See you...

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Mount Hermon Writers’ Conference March 27-31

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in For Writers | 6 comments

Mount Hermon Writers’ Conference March 27-31

A writers’ conference –the place where writers gather to talk shop, meet with publishing professionals including editors and agents … and have some fun seeing friends that we only get to connect with through the internet. It’s a great and special time. If you’re a writer you may have heard of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. Held each spring in the beautiful redwoods near Santa Cruz, it’s one of the loveliest, most relaxing writer’s conferences around. I’ve attended in the...

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Heartfelt Recipes – FREE on Kindle and Nook!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Recipes | 8 comments

Heartfelt Recipes – FREE on Kindle and Nook!

Hello friends! There is still time to get Heartfelt Recipes free for your eReader! Free download available through these retailers:  Amazon Barnes and...

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yea-big TALES ~ “The Loft”

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in yea-big TALES | 9 comments

yea-big TALES ~ “The Loft”

  She was gone in a breath and returned near as quick, her rustling skirts as blue as the pattern on the china cup she brought him. He sipped the tepid water and was glad it was neither cold nor hot for he feared his throat would tolerate neither. “Thank you,” he said, his voice husky. “You’re welcome.”  She bowed her head to unravel the last pass of bandage around his forearm and he noticed her hair—the rich brown of wet planks—was done just as the day before. Neither down and free, nor coiled tightly, it was simply...

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yea-big TALES – “The Guardian”

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in yea-big TALES | 14 comments

yea-big TALES – “The Guardian”

Introducing a brand new thread of blog posts you’ll be seeing around here to kick off a brand new year! A series of little tales, just yea-big. Today is the first mini-story and for more info on the plan and process, you can get the scoop here! :)    Her smile warmed him. Even in the dark. The latter, she mentioned herself, tilting her face toward the black sky overhead. She rubbed a gloved hand up the side of her arm. In the distance, a wind whistled through the creek bottoms. She suddenly seemed to be standing closer to him....

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