Saturday, March 31, 2012

Favorite thing to hear from my eleven year old

"Mom, you have to read this book!"

I love young readers.
(I was one once.)

What do you love hearing from your offspring???

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We Lived In Heaven by Sarah Hinze

While helping me with the dishes, Jennica looked out the window and starting waving.

"Why are you waving," I asked.

"I'm saying goodbye to Jesus. He's in the castle," she responded.

"What castle?"

"The one I lived in before I came to live with you."

from p. 63, We Lived in Heaven

Sarah Hinze has written another delightful, tender book about very real heavenly connections. Sarah is a pioneer researcher in the area of pre-birth studies and has been writing and speaking about the subject for 15 years. This latest one contains true accounts of families who have had experiences with their future sons or daughters before they were born.

It's the kind of book that you can take along with you and read a story, or five, while you're out and about, or one that will keep you up late because you'll want to read just one more.

Each story is inspiring and remarkable and will leave you feeling closer to heaven.

To purchase:

Visit the author's website:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

*the perfect combination

of fantasy and romance*

Don't miss your chance to win a copy of this thrilling tale!

by Award-winning Romance Author Donna Hatch

I've read nearly every one of Donna's books and they're all fabulous.

Queen of Exile takes you into a magical time of queens and knights and unique, mysterious creatures. I promise you'll be intrigued from the very start by Princess Jeniah's story.

Rumors of war hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream,Jeniah forms a telpathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim,
who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people,
storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen of Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.


FOLLOW QUEEN IN EXILE'S BLOG TOUR already in progress:

March 7-Peggy Urry

March 8-Janette

March 9-Lydia

March 12-Anna Arnett

Barbara White Daille

March 14-Valerie Ipson

March 15-Valerie

Want to win one of three copies of Queen in Exile? It's easy.
1. Visit the fabulous reviews and leave
a comment letting us know why you're excited to read
in Exile
. Remember to include your email address.

2. If you tweet about the blog tour, post about it on your blog or facebook,

or become a fan of Romance Author Donna Hatch on Facebook, leave the link in the
comments section and you'll receive an additional entry.

All entries collected at Midnight
MST, Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Remember last year around this time when I was stressing over what to wear for my pitch session at the ANWA Writers Conference I was attending? (If you need a refresher, click-a here-a.)

Well I pitched again at this year's conference *TWICE IN FACT* and didn't give my wardrobe much thought. Didn't even purchase a single new item. I was much more at ease. (Thank you, Lisa & Linda!)

Here was my Friday pitch outfit:
(Pitched to Publisher Shadow Mountain)

Notice the comfy flats I wore this time around

And here was Saturday's:
(Pitched to Publisher Walnut Springs

Broke free of the must-wear black and wore dark brown. Daring I know!

BOTH REQUESTED FULL MANUSCRIPTS which is the goal for any pitch--get them to ask for pages!

I've also been sending my manuscript out to a few agents since the end of January. One rejection so far and it was a quick "Thanks, but it's not for me" rejection. Standard.

And I should note that my novel has's no longer a WIP (Work In Progress). Something new is taking its place (YAY!) because IDEAL HIGH is DONE!!!*

*at least done till an editor asks for revisions!


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