Cynthia Roemer’s newest book in her Wounded Hearts series, Beyond Wounded Hearts, released this week! HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!! I asked her to share something about herself and her writing to feature here on the blog, and feature in my newsletter, Inklings from my Pen. Cynthia is a special lady and her books are special, too. […]
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Bookish Valentine’s Idea for Your Love(s)
Looking for a unique idea for Valentine’s Day? We have a great one for you. It’s a bookish idea for Valentine’s Day! Authors use “pull quotes” from their books as teasers on social media and correspondence with their readers. Books expose avid readers to thousands of quotes every day. Grab your favorite quotes about LOVE. Each […]
A Few of My Fave Christian Fiction Books of 2022
When you’ve read 64 books in a year and most of them really awesome, choosing a few favorites poses a challenge! A huge one! I’ve chosen 7 to share, and probably could add at least 7 more that I count among some of my fave reads. And here they are with a sentence or three […]
Never to Late to Realize Your Dream
This was me as a child. I imagined myself on my little flying carpet gathering stories to write down later. But later never came. My family moved so often, that my treasured tales seemed to fly away with the wind. The teachers that encouraged my talent were left behind, and my friends were left behind, […]
Is there a Little Free Library in Your Town?
Does your community have one or several Little Free Libraries? I was amazed to find four of them within five minutes of my home. Sadly, the shelf of the second one pictured was empty. What is a Little Free Library? Exactly […]
Favorites from My Summer 2022 Reading
What have you read so far this summer? Here are a few of my faves from among those I finished. Notice I said a few. I read many great books. I’m sharing comments and recommendations for these three. Will you add at least one of them to your TBR stack today? […]
Welcome Liana George & Perfectly Placed!
Do you often fall for a book by its cover? We’re warned not to judge by outside appearances, but my first glimpse of the perfectly-designed cover of Liana George’s new book, Perfectly Placed, made me forget that advice immediately. Those red lanterns waving in the wind invited me right in. Yes, I’ve read the book–the story equal […]
Lynn’s Favorite Reads of 2021
Have you set a reading goal for 2022? I did for the first time last year. My plan: 52 books, 1 per week. How I surprised myself, reading 78 books. I could recommend at least 15 of them as favorite reads for the year, but I’ve controlled myself and kept it to a sampling of […]
Let’s Talk Charades
An author researches many topics along their writing journey. With my current work-in-progress set in the second half of the nineteenth century, my curiosity was stirred about children’s party games (and adult parlor games, too). Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865. An outdoor party game was croquet. You can learn about its history here. Many games […]
Tell the World What God Does!
My best laid plans and goals this week went up in smoke. They didn’t literally burn, but derailed. I’m headed to the Scrivenings Press Authors’ Retreat for the weekend. My manuscript is so close to complete. Having my edits and polishes finished was the goal, but I drove this donkey (me) so hard […]