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Of Edits and Book Launches

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 in My Publishing Journey, Rag Bag, The Cadence of Grace Series, Waterbrook Multnomah | 30 comments

Of Edits and Book Launches

This last week I’ve been working on the edits for the second book in the Cadence of Grace series, Though My Heart is Torn. I’ve spent my days with fingers to keyboard, heart to story…and there may have been some coffee involved. It’s hit me this morning that Be Still My Soul is about to release. Not in a year or months or even weeks. It’s releasing in days. So much is going on! Here is a little update of where I’m at right now.   Of Edits… I was recently chatting with my friend Amanda Dykes about the editing process this time...

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The Makings of a Hero (Giveaway!)

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 in For Readers, Waterbrook Multnomah | 39 comments

Let’s talk heroes.   Wait…not the super hero kind in tights. The book kind :).   The leading man. The protagonist. The guy.   AKA the hero.   There are many qualities that make up a hero. In Be Still My Soul, the leading man is Gideon O’Riley, a 22 year old Bluegrass musician. He’s just over 6ft tall, has an unruly crop of reddish-brown hair and pale green eyes. Sounds nice enough. But that’s just the outside. Because one fateful night, he walks shy Lonnie Sawyer home from the town singing. She’s the pretty girl with the strong faith and...

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The Makings of a Heroine

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in Waterbrook Multnomah | 10 comments

The Makings of a Heroine

I want to talk heroines today. The leading ladies.The captivating women who lead our hearts through a story.   And I’d like to focus on one heroine in particular.   Her name is Lonnie Sawyer and there are a few things you might notice about her in the first pages of Be Still My Soul. She’s shy and pensive, the brown-eyed wallflower of Rocky Knob, Virginia. But there’s more than meets they eye. Because deep down, Lonnie is a young woman who just wants to be loved. Yet she’s grown up in the shadow of an alcoholic father. Grown up in a home where peace is hard...

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A Historical Romance Cover: Be Still My Soul

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Covers, My Publishing Journey, The Cadence of Grace Series, Waterbrook Multnomah | 33 comments

A Historical Romance Cover: Be Still My Soul

Let’s talk book covers. I LOVE book covers. A picture really is worth a thousand words. So I wanted to dig in a little deeper and give you some of my thoughts on the cover for Be Still My Soul. I’ll never forget the first moment I saw the cover. I opened my email and there it was. My heart swelled at seeing my characters. WaterBrook/Multnomah did an amazing job. I was thrilled at how well they captured the details of this story. Seeing the characters come to life for the first time, was an incredible moment.  Characters: In the front, you see the heroine–Lonnie Sawyer....

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Vlog – Making of Be Still My Soul

Posted on May 15, 2012 in Video Blog, Waterbrook Multnomah, Writing | 16 comments

I thought it would be fun to share some of the behind the scenes details of how I write a novel. So here it is! A new vlog with the making of Be Still My Soul. If you’re a writer, I’d love to hear some of your ideas for how you prepare and write. If you’re a reader, you’ll get a sneak peek into some of the process that goes into making a book. Thanks for...

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