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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Great to Be Back

Cheryl C Malandrinos photoWell, it’s certainly been a while. Sometimes life pulls us in an unexpected and different direction. There are seasons in our lives when writing must take a back seat to other commitments.

Before Thanksgiving, my father-in-law fell in his home and broke his femur. This is not the first time it has happened, as his Parkinson’s is progressing and losing his balance is a regular occurrence.

Things got more complicated from there–we almost lost him a couple of weeks ago–and my time simply hasn’t been my own.

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An Interview with Children’s Book Author, Denette Fretz

Denette FretzOne of the wonderful things about being a children’s book author is finding connections with other authors.

In 2015, I had the privilege of interviewing Denette Fretz, author of Pirates on the Farm and Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door. Here’s a glimpse into her life, and the inspiration behind her wonderful children’s books.
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