Summer is my time to write. Since I still work full time as a teacher (though I’m blessed to do it out of my house), I make the most of my breaks and pour myself into my writing. My goal at the beginning of this summer was simple—revise Angel Resolved (book 4 of the Lauren [...]...read more.
My favorite week of the year—free books for you and lots of celebrating for me! Even if you own paperback copies, you’ll want to download the Kindle versions for free so you can purchase the audiobooks for only $1.99. Lord willing the first audiobook in the Lauren Drake series will be out this year! The best gift [...]...read more.
I read the last three chapters of my next book, Angel Resolved, to my daughter last night. She laughed in all the right places, started to cry a time or two, and sat on the edge of the couch as I read the last page. With the final sentence came a sigh, then a frown. [...]...read more.
Thursday June 22, 2017 – Thursday July 27, 2017 38860-C Sky Canyon Dr. Map and Directions | Register Description: In America, approximately 16 million people struggle with depression and 40 million deal with anxiety. For over 30 years I struggled with depression even though I knew Christ. I lived my life in seasons, hiding the [...]...read more.
Jesus never promised life would be easy. In fact, in John 16:33 he said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” It’s important as Christians that we realize this. If we expect life to be all rainbows and flowers, we aren’t prepared [...]...read more.
I called home from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference on the second to the last day. “What’s it like?” my daughter asked after greeting me. “It’s like church summer camp but all the people are authors,” I told her. “Mom, that’s perfect for you!” she giggled. Without a doubt, it was the best week of [...]...read more.
At the beginning of the year I decided to accept the challenge for memorizing a different verse every two weeks. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I wanted to be stretched. I needed to grow the amount of God’s Word in my heart and mind so I could stand firm. It seemed random when [...]...read more.
I’m so thrilled to announce the release of my two newest books on Kindle—Angel Discovered and Angel Defined! And as if that’s not exciting enough, from February 13—17, you can download Angel Discovered for FREE and the rest of my Kindle books for 99 cents. That’s right, you can purchase four inspirational Christian novels for [...]...read more.
Monday February 6, 2017 – Monday February 6, 2017 36454 Erica Ct. Map and Directions | Register Description: Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Are you ready to fight it from a biblical perspective? Join me on Monday, February 6th to learn how. Please fill out the registration information below if you plan on [...]...read more.
Five years ago I opened a blank document on my computer with a simple prayer – “I need a new story, Lord. Give it to me.” Suddenly I was on a Christian college campus, feeling the anxiety rise in my character on his first day of college. With each keystroke, sympathy grew inside me for [...]...read more.
Every year around this time I write a Christmas post. Some reflection of the season, a realization of the meaning of Jesus’ birth, God’s gift to man. This year as I’ve been pondering it, one story continues to come to mind. A story I wrote years ago. A story of the unconditional, sacrificial love a [...]...read more.
“Is this what You have been preparing me for, Lord? To let go of everything I thought was right for my life in exchange for Your perfect will?” There is our main character at the beginning of the second book of the Lauren Drake series on the edge of her seat, on the edge of [...]...read more.
I always tell my kids what matters is that they do their best. Funny, because that’s what my parents told me growing up. As an adult, I finally understand, especially after the struggles my son had in school last year. He’s probably smarter than I am (don’t tell him that!), but very unmotivated to work [...]...read more.
The process started with a prayer – “Lord, bring the right person to produce Tasha’s Story.” The moment I heard Laura Cable’s audition, I knew she was the one to bring this inspirational love story to life. After experiencing brain trauma almost two years ago, I realized how important good audiobooks can be. It was [...]...read more.
Saturday December 10, 2016 – Saturday December 10, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: I’m excited to be sharing my testimony of overcoming depression at my friend Joycelyn Williams 2016 Women’s Conference. It was previously sold out, but new tickets have been added. To find out more information, visit her website here and call the [...]...read more.
Those close to me know October is not my favorite month. For decades each September depression would begin brewing inside me and peak in October. The closer it came to October 31st, the worse it became. In fact, I still remember twelve years ago having to explain to my best friend from high school that the [...]...read more.
I love writing new books. Each one is an adventure, a time to dive into the lives and problems of others. Unfortunately the one I’m writing now is more of a struggle than adventure because I’ve lived it. With each keystroke, the character’s pain increases. With each page, the hardships intensify. If I could, I [...]...read more.
The week started, and ended, with a visit to the chiropractor. “What’s going on?” he asked when he saw me because I now come once a month at worse. “I’m back to work,” I told him. “I don’t know if it’s the 12 hours a day on the computer, the stress, or the driving when [...]...read more.
What an awesome responsibility and privilege it is to be a parent. When they are babies and not sleeping through the night, you believe it can’t get much worse. Then the toddler years come. If you have any sanity left by the time they are teens, it goes out the window. After almost 15 years [...]...read more.
I sat with great anticipation in the exam room at the eye doctor. Not just because I’ve become friends with her during the past year and was excited to catch up, but because I knew something was different. I’ve been wearing my glasses less and less, even taking them off at times because I could [...]...read more.