My Favorite Things

In the spirit of the holidays I wanted to share some really good things–books and not-books–that I have discovered in the past year or so. Maybe something on this list will bless you as they have blessed me!* For music people: If you are a person of my age who’s been involved in music, chances…

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Five on a Friday with Sharon Peterson

One perk of being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of those books these…

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Finding beauty in the crap life throws at you

Recently I discovered the site Shepherd.com, which is subtitled “Discover the Best Books.” The idea is that authors share lists of books around a particular topic. NOT our own books–but books we loved! For instance, here’s a list called “The best books about families and the secrets we keep from one another.” I’m going to…

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25 Authors and What They’re Thankful For

This month I am blessed to get to participate in Ashley Hasty (of the Hasty Book List)’s roundup of authors and what they’re thankful for. A number of my women’s fiction author friends are included as well as a number of authors who are totally new to me. Check it out! We can all find…

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Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls

I thoroughly enjoyed The Jane Austen Society, so I have been looking forward to Bloomsbury Girls. Natalie Jenner did not disappoint! Bloomsbury Girls extends the world of The Jane Austen society, pulling some of its characters into a London bookshop in 1950 and tossing them into the mix with a host of other colorful characters.…

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Five on a Friday with Brianne Moore

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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Five on a Friday with Anisha Bhatia

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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Release Day Fun!

It’s release day, folks! Tonight we’re partying virtual-style–music, a reading, a chat between me and author Barbara Claypole White, time for audience questions, and a champagne toast given by my husband. So make sure to come with a libation of your choice! Click here at 7p.m. Central to join in the fun! I am going…

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Five on a Friday with Cara Sue Achterberg

As promised, we’re starting something new today! One of the great things about the publication process is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems we as readers may never even hear of. I’m seeing a lot…

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Gifts for Readers

2020 has been a reading year for me–more great books than I could possibly share. But I thought, since it’s gift-giving season, I’d share six of the books that have really stuck with me from my reading this year. How To Walk Away (Katherine Center) is a gorgeous, hope-filled, uplifting story that follows a woman…

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