My New Tween Book Release

Shelby front coverI squirm a little when it comes to self-promoting a new book. It feels so self-serving and that goes against my grain. But I’m super proud to announce the release of my new book, Meet Shelby Culpepper, which is book one of a three-book series for tweens.

I’ll tell you a little about the book, but then I want to share some background about why this book means so much to me. It’s available here on Amazon. You can read the back cover copy below:

A new school. A dying grandpa. A mysterious note. Even one of those things would be enough to keep Shelby awake at night. But all three at once provide the perfect ingredients for a really rotten seventh grade year. When Shane, the cutest boy in school, talks to her, Shelby is both thrilled and mortified. Thrilled because, wow. And mortified because his girlfriend is the most popular—and snobbiest—girl in school. With the help of her new friends—an overconfident geek and a boy-crazy romantic, as well as the wisdom of her bedridden grandfather, Shelby unravels the mysteries of the note, and explores the secrets of love, life, and death.

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The Power of Praise #3

Mother & BabyWe are continuing on with our theme of the power of praise. We have already looked at how the power of praise can work in our lives when things are going wrong, and how that when we don’t feel like praising Him, that is actually the time we should be doing exactly that and letting the power of praise break the devil’s hold on us. (See The Power of Praise #1). Last time we looked at how praise can help when our children are quarrelling. (See The Power of Praise #2).

Today we are going to see how the power of praise can affect our babies, and ultimately your life for the good. Continue reading

My Mama and Me

379739o 200One of my mom’s favorite Bible verses is 3 John 1:4, “I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.” Now that I am a mother and grandmother, that has become one of my favorite verses as well. My husband and I have raised three amazing children who are all walking with the Lord. As I mentor many young mothers through MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers), they want some advice from someone who’s “been-there-done-that.”

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Investing in a Writing Career – Choosing a Conference



We have been exploring ways to invest in your writing career. Last time, we looked at the benefits of attending a writers conference. Today, let’s think about questions to consider when choosing a conference.



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