Whose Waves These Are is a stunning debut by Amanda Dykes.
The Number of Love is a tender, heart-filled novel that surprises and engages on every level. Margot De Wilde might be one of the most fascinating characters I’ve encountered in a long while. Brilliant. Kind. Sarcastic. Uncertain. She is complex and sympathetic. As a genius, Margot decodes classified secrets during World War II. The men… Continue reading The Number of Love Book
Dear friends, It has a been a whirlwind of a month and I’ve been a little silent on this blog. All for a good reason—I promise! First . . . I signed with the literary agent of my dreams. Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with her.… Continue reading LITERARY AGENTS AND MOTHER’S DAY
Hello Sweet Readers! What a month March has turned out to be. Blizzards. Rain. Massive flooding. So many of us have been forced indoors. Hence, my reading has been off the charts! I’d love to share the latest books that have graced my coffee table and yes, sported coffee stains. But first, a little… Continue reading THE WARRIOR MAIDEN
Have you ever watched a potter at work? It’s a beautiful sight and can be a little daunting. Potters lovingly guide a misshapen lump of clay into something worthy for display on a table. We marvel at the shapes, the baked in glazes and wonder how the artist could create something so exquisite. The pottery… Continue reading WHEN WRITING IS LIKE POTTERY
A family member sent me a thoughtful question following a newsletter she received from a famous preacher. In the short devotional, the televangelist noted as a child of the king; he has a double portion of speaking power. No more troubled relationships. No more sickness and disease...or financial strain. If he claimed it with his… Continue reading Can I Tell God What to Do?
Hello sweet readers, It's 2019 and a marvelous host of books are out there waiting to be discovered. So let me get right to it and share the latest reads to grace my coffee table and bear coffee stains. Mark of the Raven Oh. My. Goodness. I adored this first of a… Continue reading 2019 Coffee Table Reads
Hello, sweet readers, I have some fun news to share! Raven's Heir and The Five Poisoned Apple collection are available for preorder on Amazon! I can't wait to introduce you to Damien and Kara. Snow White happens to be one of my favorite fairy-tale retellings. In Raven's Heir, a young princess flees her evil stepmother and… Continue reading FIVE POISONED APPLES
NaNoWriMo 2018 It's that time of year. It's when thousands of people sweat bullets and wonder if they will ever make it out alive. Nope, it's not a Thanksgiving Macy's clearance sale. Welcome to the wild month of NaNoWriMo. I swore I wouldn't attempt the writing marathon again after an exhausting year. What sane person… Continue reading NaNoWrIMo 2018
Books Galore! There is something marvelous about fall. Spice pumpkin coffee with cream, glittering frost covering the ground, and books! Lots of books! This is my reading season and I love it. Give me a cozy blanket, a fireplace (ok, a fake one for the TV), and a stack of novels as high as my… Continue reading FALL FICTION REVIEW