We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Christa is the winner of Macy, by April McGowan!

Thank you to all who entered the drawing and for your great comments. If you didn’t win, I encourage you to read Macy. It’s a wonderful novel.

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Writerly Wednesday: it’s time for a guest interview and giveaway!

Writerly Wednesday: it’s time for a guest interview and giveaway!

Dear Readers,

I’m so happy to be hosting April McGowan today. Besides being an amazing writer she is a dear friend. We met years ago at Oregon Christian Writers and from that very first encounter, I’ve adored both her and her writing.

Please read the guest interview and then leave a comment to enter the drawing for an autographed copy of April’s novel, Macy. The contest runs through Saturday, and I’ll announce the winner on Sunday. (The winner will be chosen using random.org.)

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An Irish blessing

An Irish blessing

May your home be strong of beam
Firm of wall and rafter
Built with timbers from a dream
Girded well with laughter.

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Writerly Wednesday: Amish Fiction Authors

Writerly Wednesday: Amish Fiction Authors

Kathy Fuller polled a group of Amish authors and came up with the following graphics to explain some of our preference in life and writing. I’m so happy to have been included! A big thank you to Kathy for the generosity of her time to compile all of our answers. I had a lot of fun reading and comparing. I hope you do to.

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Winners of The Women of Lancaster County series

Winners of The Women of Lancaster County series

I had such a great response to my giveaway of The Women of Lancaster County series that I chose three winners (using random.org) instead of just one.

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from the book fairy: a drawing for a set of The Women of Lancaster County

from the book fairy: a drawing for a set of The Women of Lancaster County

Dear Reader,

Mindy Starns Clark and are working on a new series, Cousins of the Dove. The first book, My Brother’s Crown, releases in October 2015. It’s about the Huguenots of France. The historical thread is set in 1685, and there’s also a modern thread. I can’t wait for readers to have this book in their hands!

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a favorite verse and an old image

a favorite verse and an old image

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus (Matthew 11:28-29)

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