The Characters from A Harvest of Blessings

I’m not sure about other authors, but I have to have pictures to help me as I write. A Harvest of Blessing was no different. So I generally search on Google pictures to locate snapshots of the perfect people to represent my characters. I pictured Nadia with prematurely gray hair, almost white. She has sparkling […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Like the name indicates, A Harvest of Blessings has a Thanksgiving theme. The fall is a wonderful time for us to pause and reflect on our great God-given blessings. Nadia and Jared had much to be thankful for. I can’t give away the ending, but I can tell you, the final chapter of the story […]

Spotlight on Gail Sattler

About the book: Michael wants to save his daughter, but first he’s got to save the world. Michael and Charlotte meet when Michael is trying to find Ashley, his missing daughter, who has fallen into drug abuse, and Charlotte is searching for her son Jon, a brilliant and aspiring young scientist who has also gone […]

Thanksgiving is a Great Time to Read a Thanksgiving-themed Book

Finding a cover for A Harvest of Blessings was a challenge. I needed a middle aged couple who were involved in something they did together in the story. I found pictures of couples biking, hiking, and partying. Since Nadia and Jared didn’t do any of that in the novel, I couldn’t use them. Other pictures […]

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 […]

Hair Calamities and Hot Cash

That title is bound to catch your interest. I know, it did mine. So~welcome Gail Pallotta. Can you please shed some light on the subject.  The story behind Hair Calamities and Hot Cash begins many years ago in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains, where my mother ran a beauty […]

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 […]

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 Shining on Ada Brownell

Rather than a work of fiction, this week my spotlight author shares true testimonies of events where God intervened, inspirational stories that will encourage and lift you up.   About the book: Irene Hoselton found her kidnapped children after 38 years. Ennis Surratt, known as the “meanest man in town,” changed in a moment. John […]

Spotlight Shining on Donna Schlachter

About the book: Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are […]

Spotlight Shining on James R. Callan

About the book:  Crystal Moore’s close friend Ron Drake is a shoo-in to win the governor’s race. Two workers in his opponent’s camp think that can be changed. A little dirty trick might swing votes away from Drake. But when no questionable activities by Drake can be found, the two workers create one. And what […]