Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway!

I'm offering a giveaway of my new book release from Love Inspired! I hope you'll enter if you'd like to win a print copy.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Guy Next Door by Missy Tippens

The Guy Next Door

by Missy Tippens

Giveaway ends September 20, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Video from the Romance Writers of America 2014 Conference

I was thrilled to attend the 2014 RWA National Conference this past July. I just got a chance to see a video that was put together by Tom Smarch Photography from all the photos they shot during the week and wanted to share it.

The video is about 14 minutes long, but so much fun! And if you look closely, there's a quick shot of some friends and me doing a group selfie at around the 10:56 mark. :)

The video gives a feeling of what it's like to be gathered with over 2000 writers to attend workshops, share information, network, and celebrate achievements. It's always inspiring, and a great time to meet with editors, agents and writer friends. Enjoy!

RWA 2014 San Antonio Texas from Tom Smarch on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Laughter for Life

I've always thought laughter was a great way to handle so many situations in life. It diffuses tension and makes everyone feel better. Especially when we can laugh at ourselves.

This past weekend, my daughter showed me this video. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes (well, okay, weddings make me cry anyway, but this was from laughing).

The whole time I watched, I kept thinking, wow. What a great marriage these two people will have if they can keep laughing with each other.

Sometimes, offering grace, understanding and humor can make all the difference.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Save the Date!

Guess what's coming in October! You could win a Kindle Fire HDX or over 30 autographed books from over 30 amazing authors. You could also win bonus prizes of all kinds. So mark your calendars! I'll be participating and will be doing a giveaway of my own. I'll send a reminder when the scavenger hunt starts!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School Once Again

I probably post about this every year. But it's that time once again. The beginning of the school year.

photo credit: iStock/Sandralise 

No, I'm not a teacher anymore. But I do still have two kids in school. One is a sophomore in college. He just started back to class this week. It was tough leaving him at the dorm. If possible, I would have stalled, hoping he'd ask me to help him set up his room or go with him to buy groceries. But no, car traffic was heavy, so we had to quickly finish up and move our vehicle out of the temporary parking. So, unlike last year (freshman year) where we drove and parked in a deck so we could spend the afternoon helping him set up his room and buy books, I had to be a more mature mom this time around. I simply hugged him and told him I loved him. That I'd see him later. (And then battled tears as we left.)

 My other school age child is a senior in high school. Which seems totally unbelievable. I've been working on rounding up childhood photos for a senior ad for the yearbook. I can't believe that sweet little thing in those photos is now a young woman ready to head off to college this time next year.

It feels almost like time is running out, that my job as a mom is almost done. But I suspect, rather, that job duties will simply change a bit. I'm fairly certain I'll be needed for a while longer. :)

In the meantime, I plan to enjoy every minute with my children. Sure, I'll be hyper-aware that each event during this senior year is the last. But there's some satisfaction in that as well. I'm privileged to be the mom of three amazing kids.

Monday, May 26, 2014

A New Blog!

I've been a longtime member of the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter of Romance Writers of America. We're an online chapter made up of Christian fiction writers. We recently started a blog where members post on a variety of topics (mostly related to writing). We'd love it if you'd drop by!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May Blogging Schedule

I'm trying out a new bit of code in my template. If you hover over Scripture references, it will show the verse in a pop-up. Very cool! I got it at

So, I thought I'd share one of my favorite verses to see how it works. Jeremiah 29:11.

Okay, so did the verse pop up if you hovered? Did I actually put the code in the right place? :) Hope it worked.

So, I'm late putting this up. But here's the Seekerville blog May schedule. I blogged on Monday the 12th, so I hope you'll check out my post. I wrote it for writers, but several people who aren't writers said it could apply to everyone.