May 25, 2016

 Today I'd like to welcome Leeann Betts. Hello, Leann. How does faith play a part in your writing?


Before I start to write, I always pray, “Lord, thank you that I am the first person to see and hear this story. Keep me on track as I transcribe Your story.” If I don’t...

May 21, 2016


It was a dark and stormy night. At least—that’s how my dream upwards of nine years ago began. Someone was caught in a horrible thunderstorm, in dense woods, and when lightning struck a dead tree limb, it fell—pinning the then-faceless victim to the ground and paralyzi...

May 18, 2016

 Today we have the pleasure of sitting down with Patricia Bradley. Welcome! How did you develop a love of story?


My love of story started with the comic strips when I was five years old. I actually learned to read on them. I can remember wanting my own library card an...

May 13, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of reading Kathleen Rouser's new book, Rumors and Promises. I was swept up in the tale of young Sophie Biddle and her daughter as she's thrown into a world of having to provide for herself instead of living in the lap of luxury, like she was...

May 11, 2016

It's Love of Story Wednesday which means it's time for a new author interview. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Ane Mulligan.



Hello, Ane. Can you tell us how you developed a love of story?

My mother read to me from the time I was an infant. She helped me learn...

May 5, 2016

Ellie Stafford here again while Jodie takes care of preparing for her launch party tonight. She asked me to share another recipe from my mother's cookbook.


I like making specialty desserts so here's a fun one to try.




Kisses or Sugar Drops 

Taken from The Improved Hous...

May 4, 2016

Today I'd like to welcome Angela K. Couch as she shares about her new novella which debuted last week.


It's great to have you here today, Angela. Tell us how you developed a love of story.


I should probably blame that on my dad. He read to us lots. Even as teenagers, m...

May 3, 2016

Hi! Ellie Stafford here. Since I'm guest blogging today for Jodie, I'd thought I'd share one of my recipes. One of my specialties is fried steak. This recipe comes from my mother's cookbook.



Fried Steak (The Improved Housewife, or Book of Receipts; with Engravings for...

May 2, 2016

Like most people, I’m fascinated by my own lineage. So far, with 6 books under my belt all of them have been seeded by events in my life or those of my Irish ancestors. My historical trilogy was inspired by my great-great grandfather who died of cholera when he was ser...

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