Michael Jordan can play baseball if he wants to! (Or when bravery is knowing you might fail)

This post is part of a series on bravery I started a couple months ago…you can read earlier bravery posts here. So I basically have the coolest siblings in the ENTIRE world. It’s incredibly rare that we’re all four home at the same time, but a couple weeks back, we all found ourselves in good old Webster City, Iowa, at our parents’ house. It was Saturday evening and we sat ... Read More »

Christmas and WWII in one book from Cara Putman and friends? Yes please!

Award-winning author Cara Putman is one of those women I look at and say, “I want to be like her!” She is, in a word, awesome.  And she is also today’s guest! Cara, along with authors Tricia Goyer and Sarah Sundin, just released a collection of WWII stories set during Christmastime called Where Treetops Glisten.  As a brand new fan of writing novellas, I’m now finding m... Read More »

The Best Episode from Each Season of Gilmore Girls (Part 1)

Ever since one of the greatest dramedies on television hit Netflix earlier this month, Gilmore Girls has been one of the internet’s favorite topics of conversation. You can find quizzes. You can find lists. You can stumble upon endless fights over the best of Rory’s boyfriends. (Some of which have happened right here.) We already did a Gilmore Girls series—affectionately known as... Read More »

Gettysburg, WWII, drumming dreams & more…a Q&A + giveaway with Rachel Muller

I’m not sure how I first met author Rachel Muller online…but somehow our paths crossed, probably more than a year ago, and I’m so glad they did. Why? Because she writes my faaaavorite era of historical fiction: World War II. Rachel recently released her first novel, Letters from Grace, and now that my own deadline is over, I finally get to read it. Can’t wait! And I have t... Read More »

Meet debut spec-fic author Amanda G. Stevens + a giveaway

When I was getting ready to send today’s awesome guest questions for this Q&A below, I had to do some mental digging to remember when I first met her. Then it hit me: I met Amanda G. Stevens in Florida. Beautiful Florida with its warm temps and ocean views…and yearly MBT Deep Thinkers Retreat. Amanda and I were both aspiring authors when we met, both working to learn the craft and ... Read More »

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