Win a copy of Gabrielle Meyer’s new novella collection!

True story: Last summer I was visiting my friend Gabrielle Meyer up in Little Falls, Minnesota, aka one of the coolest small towns in America (Charles Lindbergh!), when she got some BIG news. Not one, but two of her novellas were chosen to be in two collections in 2015. What ensued included squeals and hugs and possibly even some jumping up and down. And today I’m sooooo happy that Gabe̵... Read More »

Stuck on an elevator with a pirate.

Last week I attended the RT Booklovers Convention. My first time, and I had a blast. Got to spend time with so many cool writing friends (shout-out to Susie Warren, Rachel Hauck and Alena Tauriainen), chat with Bethany House folks who arranged a great “chocolate festival” event (shout-out to editor Raela Schoenherr and marketing veep Noelle Buss) and eat food. Lots and lots of food (sh... Read More »

Jessica Patch is in the house!

Today one of my faaaavoritest people I’ve ever met in the blogosphere—and then later in person!—is here. Her name is Jessica Patch. Here’s proof that we have, in fact, met: Not only did Jess recently sign a contract for her debut novel—yay!!—she also just released her second novella, Just the Way You Are. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for her.  T... Read More »

One of my new favorite books EVER…a Q&A + giveaway with author Lori Benton

Okay…I have been known to gush about favorite books and authors. It’s what I do. It might be my spiritual gift. But sometimes…sometimes all the gushing in the world just isn’t enough to capture how truly amazing a book really is. And that’s exactly how I feel about Lori Benton‘s new book, The Wood’s Edge. Seriously, within minutes of finishing this book, I... Read More »

Special Mother’s Day post with NFL mom Wilma McNabb

Today’s post has been in the works for a long time! Credit goes to my awesome agent, Amanda Luedeke, for connecting me with Wilma “Char” McNabb, mom of retired NFL quarterback and current NFL Network and Fox Sports analyst Donovan McNabb. I’m so thankful to Char for taking the time to chat with me, and I hope you enjoy this peek into life as an NFL mom and Char’s thou... Read More »

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