Monthly Archives: January 2015

New Headshot chosen!

Thanks to all who voted to help me pick a new headshot! I would have been staring at them for days if it hadn’t been for your votes. As my sisters-in-law like to say, I would’ve been suffering from Cattapanalysis … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Last summer, this book was so popular around the summer school kids that even the principal asked to borrow my copy so she could read it. After she returned it to me, it took a while before I had time … Continue reading

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Help me pick a headshot!

In getting ready for my book release, I had some new headshots taken last month at Popio Stumpf Photography. Chris Popio did such an awesome job that I’m having trouble choosing. Can you help me pick a headshot to use … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: Traveling

This week Ginny Marie is asking us to write about traveling for the Spin Cycle. Great! I love to travel. In fact, I’ll be heading to Guatemala for spring break, and if I can get wifi down there, I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Finding Your God-Given Creativity

Last night I had the pleasure of being the speaker at the second week of the Winter Wine Series sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry – Northwest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. My topic was “Finding Your God-Given Creativity,” and … Continue reading

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January Giveaway: Live and In-Person!

For the past six months or so, I’ve been doing a monthly giveaway in order to celebrate the release of my upcoming YA book, Angelhood. These giveaways have been run mostly on my Facebook page, but this month, the giveaway … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Today I’m bringing you one of  last year’s nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Award. I had it on my to-be-read list for a while and finally got around to it. I enjoyed it very much and can see why it … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: Lost

This week on the Spin Cycle, Ginny Marie is asking us to write a post prompted by the word lost. I have a great fear of getting lost. Many of my childhood nightmares had to do with getting lost. I … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Bird Face by Cynthia T. Toney

I’d heard a lot about Bird Face from a lot of my fellow ACFW authors (of which Cynthia T. Toney is one), so I was excited when I got the chance to read her sweet coming-of-age story. Title: Bird Face … Continue reading

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Word of the Year 2015 and Good News Jar

For the past two years, I’ve picked a “word of the year” instead of making New Year’s resolutions. Last year, I picked the word trust, as in I was going to trust in God’s plan. Since my plans never seem … Continue reading

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