Welcome, author Bonnie Engstrom

About the book: Ghosts! One is laughing down from heaven. One wears rags. One is falling in love with her. Melanie’s faith is shaken. Her husband Larry is dead. They had only been married a few hours before he was arrested. Will her best friend Natalie be enough? Who will understand about Larry’s crime, his […]

Welcome Karin Berry

About the book:  Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track. Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood […]

Spotlight on Linda Matchett

About the book:  May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or is convicted for […]

Welcome, Amberly Kristen Clowe

Why Children’s Fiction? by Amberly Kristen Clowe   I am always fascinated at which genre(s) a person enjoys reading? Do they become engrossed in the facts of nonfiction?Are they captivated with literature that supplies helpful suggestions to better oneself? Do they enjoy a suspenseful who-dun-it or a telling memoir? From a very young age, I […]

The Linen God

  I featured Jim O’Shea, author of The Linen God, in August and have just finished reading his book. If you enjoy reading books on par with Frank Peretti’s, you’ve got to download Jim’s book which is his debut novel. His skills as an author are impressive.              My review: […]

Spotlight on Julie Arduini

About the book:  Holly Christmas left Geneseo Valley and her family’s holiday tourist attraction, The Christmas Mansion, as soon as she graduated.  Now both her parents have passed, and Holly returns when her uncle’s requests that he needs her help running the mansion. On Holly’s first day back, a blunt middle-schooler proclaims Holly hates Christmas. […]

Spotlight on Liz Tolsma

About the Book: Natia has a secret—and she’s hiding him right beneath her captor’s nose. In 1943 Poland, the Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their peaceful farm to the harsh confines of a labor camp. When the couple is separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp’s overseer, and Teodor […]

Welcome, Jason Joyner

Welcome back, Little Lamb authors. Where Jason Joyner Gets Story Ideas Where do I get my story ideas? Maybe it comes from being from the blockbuster generation. I was born in the 70s, so my introduction to movies were the original summer blockbusters – Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones, and movies like that. Cinema has […]

Spotlight on author Tom Allbaugh

About the book:  When a reality TV scout “discovers” Walter in a diner near the hospice where his father has been placed, his life has reached a low point. His father is dying, his college teaching career is under threat, and his life is adrift. The scout wants him for a reality show about religion. […]

Welcome, Little Lamb Publishing and Shelly Roark

During October, five children’s fiction authors will visit my blog. You’ll learn how these authors come up with their characters, why they write children’s literature, and much more. They all have one thing in common. They work with Little Lamb Books, a Texas publisher of faith-based fiction for children – elementary, middle school, and young […]

Spotlight on Regina Merrick

About the book:  She’s always gotten everything she’s wanted. He thinks he has to give up everything. Her best friend’s wedding is foremost on Lucy Dixon’s radar. Her biggest concern is once again meeting Tom Livingston, who has ignored her since an idyllic date on the boardwalk of Myrtle Beach the previous summer. At least, […]

Spotlight on Gail Pallotta

About the book:  The Church is under attack.  Ann Jones works to save her faith. James Crawford wants to protect her. Breaking Barriers is book eight in the Love Is series. Each novella takes a phrase from I Corinthians 13: 4 – 8. The one for Breaking Barriers is “it (love) is not easily angered.” […]