Monthly Archives: March 2015

One month until Angelhood releases!

Only one month until my young adult novel, Angelhood, releases from Vinspire Publishing! What’s on the horizon? Lots of blog tours. I’m lining up a series of blog interviews, guests posts, and even some recipe sharing. I’ll also have some … Continue reading

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Gotta Guatemala Days 9 and 10

Day 9 started with an hour and a half boat tour around Lake Atitlan. We left from the dock at our hotel. As I’ve said before, Lake Atilan is reminiscent of Lake Como in Italy. The beautiful blue lake is … Continue reading

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Gotta Guatemala Days 7 and 8

Day 7: This morning we left our hotel in Antigua and took a short bus drive to a coffee plantation. Veronica took us through the whole coffee-producing process, which is a lot like the chocolate-making process–at least in the early … Continue reading

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Gotta Guatemala Days 5-6

Day 5: This was mostly a traveling day. We had to head all the way from Tikal in the north back south past Guatemala City to Antigua. This city used to be the old capital until it was ruined by … Continue reading

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Gotta Guatemala Day 4

Today we visited the Mayan ruins of Tikal, a place that will make you feel like Indiana Jones. But before we talk about Tikal, let’s talk about our hotel. This is, by far, the most exotic hotel I’ve ever stayed … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem

Normally, I review middle grade and young adult books, but today I am super excited to bring you The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem. This is the the third book in Landsem’s The Living Water series. I enjoyed the first book … Continue reading

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Gotta Guatemala Days 1-3

When the first cold finger of winter began pushing its way into Chicago last December, I said to my friend, “I’m sick of winter already. Do you want to go some place for spring break. I don’t care where as … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection and an Unexpected Rant about Confession

Here’s another of those Lenten Reflections I wrote for my church’s prayer book, followed up by a bit of a Lenten/Confession Rant. Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent – March 3 Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 “Though your sins be like … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai

Here’s the second in my reviews of juvenile mysteries for these year’s Edgar nominees! Title: Saving Kabul Corner Author: N.H. Senzai Genre: mystery Age group: middle grade Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Ariana is a bit perturbed that her perfect cousin Laila, who … Continue reading

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