Writing Leads to Shooting Good Fun!

Last night my husband and I took our seventeen-year-old daughter to a local indoor shooting range. Since we’re relatively new to the whole handgun thing, this was her first chance to shoot one. In fact, the real reason I’ve gotten into guns recently is because a few of my characters use them, but I didn’t […]

Immunizations–What Do You Think?

Hi all. My daughter asked me to ask people how they feel about immunizations for a paper she is doing for a college class. She would love as many people as possible to answer the following questions. Please help! So far she has only four responses. Every opinion is appreciated. Please feel free to write […]

Win a Kindle and Read a Great Book–The Stone Travelor by Kathi Oram Peterson

The last book on my catch-up review list is The Stone Traveler by Kathi Oram Peterson. Like the previous few books, I agreed to review The Stone Traveler before I left for Portugal the first of July, but unlike the other books, I didn’t actually get this one until after I came home. Kathi, knowing […]

Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Okay, readers, it’s on to another book I read this summer while in Portugal, Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen. The book was provided by the author to me in hard copy for review. Though I love reading on my Kindle, I love hard copy almost as much, because I can take it to the beach […]

Say What?

During my month-long trip to Portugal this summer, we had a lot of fun and many wonderful experiences. There were also some rough times, even though we only had four of our children with us instead of the six we’d always taken before. But what we seem to remember most and laugh about now, months […]

Rebound by Heather Justesen

It’s been a busy past few months for me, and I’m so late on this review that it’s embarrassing. In fact, I have three reviews that I’ll be posting in the next few days. Nothing like a daughter’s wedding, a month-long trip to Europe, a broken ankle that refuses to heal, and a pending deadline […]

Hometown Girl by Michele Ashman Bell

Before my recent trip to Europe, I was given an electronic copy of Michele Ashman Bell’s new novel Hometown Girl. I uploaded it to my Kindle with a bunch of other books, and I was ready for anything. Layovers, plane delays, I didn’t care. I had BOOKS. Hometown Girl was the first I read. The […]


Congratulations to Daron D. Fraley, who was the winner of the Imprints $50 gift certificate giveaway. My six-year-old drew his name from the basket this morning. Daron, please contact me and let me know which bookstore you want to use for your certificate.I’m also going to award another prize to Stephanie Skidmore, who sent various […]

End of the $50 Imprints Contest!

Okay, folks, we have reached the end of the Imprints contest to be entered into the drawing to receive a $50 dollar gift certificate to the online bookstore of your choice. I meant to conclude it last week but spent some unanticipated time away from home and was unable to finish. So I’m going to […]

7th and Final Question in the $50 Imprints Giveaway

QUESTION CLOSED We have reached the end of the Imprints contest a win a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. We decided to end with question seven because it’s a magical number (something about the seventh son of a seventh son or something). So here we are. Enter your response in the […]