Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
You can find the recipe I used here. It's so easy and good.
I also want to let you know about an original serial story we'll be doing on one of the group blogs I share with other Love Inspired authors. It starts Wednesday! Please visit each day for installments. To visit the Craftie Ladies of Romance blog, click here.
I hope you have a great week and are able to finish your Christmas preparations!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
So help me out. I'd like to take something that's not the typical chocolate chip or peanut butter. What's your favorite recipe?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I bought the caramel vanilla and blackberry sage fragrances. They both smell yummy! And they smell good on my hands as well. I just placed an order online for a couple of other fragrances. You'll have to check it out!
http://www.isleofcandles.com/candles.html And for anyone near Athens, I bought them at Southern Comforts of Athens in the Five Points area (across the street from Five and Ten.)
Missy--with satiny soft hands and cuticles! :)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
And if you've never signed up, I hope you'll consider it! I only send newsletters quarterly or when I have special news. So far this year, I've only sent two. I promise not to fill your email box! :)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I know I'll do the turkey and dressing on Thursday. But I may go ahead and bake the desserts tomorrow. Make the cranberry jello salad tomorrow as well. I'm also thinking of cooking the squash for the casserole. What do you think?
How much cooking do you do a day ahead of time for Thanksgiving? Last time we had the meal at my house, I did just about everything on Thursday and was totally exhausted. I think I want to plan better this time around! I'd love your input.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"Opera Company of Philadelphia Rallies Over 650 Singers To Surprise Macy’s Shoppers With A Random Act of Culture."
This is an amazing video. I hope you'll check it out. Very fun! Click here.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We were formerly www.writingbyfaith.blogspot.com
But we've bought a new domain name so you can find us at www.thefaithgirls.com
Hope to see you there on Thursday! You'll have through Friday to enter. I won't draw the winner until the weekend.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Have you ever wondered how to pray? I can tell you that I have. That's why when I got a promotional email from the publisher for this book, Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick, I clicked to check it out. The author talks about praying for things that are out of our league--that only God can accomplish. He gives several other "steps" to help us pray like we've never prayed before. There's an excerpt at this link (click here) that I really found inspiring. (And you can download the list.) I'm going to try to incorporate it in my own prayer life!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
The article says hundreds of thousands of fans showed up. Some estimated maybe a million. Must have been quite a celebration.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
So last night, we were watching the DVR of the beginning of World Series game 3 just for Justin's new video, and there in the middle of the video was a shot of my nephew, Buster Posey! Yes, my daughter was watching a video of her future husband along with her cousin. ;)
It's been so fun to see Buster on TV. In the video, you can see a brief shot of him in his catcher's chest protector but without a helmet. So cool!
I thought I'd share a link to the video on YouTube if you're interested. Justin Bieber World Series video
By the way, I think I announced this everywhere but on my blog! I was blessed with another book sale this past week! Steeple Hill Love Inspired bought another book, working title Hope for Hannah, that will be out in January or February 2012. Woo hoo! :)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Okay, so maybe our pumpkin is more gross than scary. :) But it is what it is.
Mistake #1: We didn't check it over when we bought it. Got home and saw a little spot on it that looked like it was going bad. But it was on the back, so I plopped it on the front porch anyway.
Mistake #2: My daughter probably cut it a little too early. But she had the time and the motivation (and I didn't), so I said, "Go for it."
Mistake #3: Probably should have hauled it off and started over at the first sign of mold. But hey, my daughter had worked so hard on it I didn't have the heart.
So now we'll just get through tomorrow and then haul it to the woods. :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I just took a photo of the staples in his leg. Rather Frankenstein looking for Halloween week, don't you think? :)
Monday, October 11, 2010
|Tybee Island beach shot|
|Heading to the beach.|
|Blue crab (we released him back in the water!)|
|Non-stinging jellyfish. Surprisingly heavy!|
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Seekerville party schedule is now up. Our birthday bash is October 1-31. We have an awesome line up of guests...Steeple Hill Assistant Editor Emily Rodmell, Bob Mayer, Stanley D. Williams, Patty Hall, Nancy Kress, Debra Dixon, Caroline Tolley, Jeff Gerke, and the Usual Suspects. Don’t forget our pre-party guests, Avalon Editor Lia Brown, authors Angi Morgan, Sara Mitchell & Barbara White Daille and our exciting post-party guests include authors Alicia Rasley, and Cat Shield. Stop by for a chance to win CRITIQUES, GIFT CARDS, BOOKS and the GRAND BIRTHDAY PRESENT--a Kindle loaded with Seeker books.
Also, on my other group blog, the F.A.I.T.H. blog, we're finishing up a week-long contest this Friday. Be sure to stop by to comment for chance to win prizes there as well!
One more thing! If you're in the Decatur, GA, area this Saturday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:00, please stop by the Holiday Inn Conference Center. I'll be signing books with other authors from Georgia Romance Writers! Click here for more information.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
|The Tippens at S.F. Giants game|
|Supporting our nephew!|
|Buster Posey at bat|
|On the Big Screen|
|Debby Giusti, Missy Tippens, Michael Hauge, Janet Dean|
Other photos are of time spent with my writing friends. Some of us spend time online each day but only see each other in person once a year. It's also like a family reunion.
I hope you have a great weekend!
|Seekerville blog girls L to R: Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Pam Hillman, Audra Harders, Myra Johnson, Missy Tippens, Cara Lynn James.|
|Pam Hillman accepting the Genesis Award|
|Carol Award winner, Mary Connealy, with Missy Tippens|
|L to R Glynna Kaye, Janet Dean, Myra Johnson, Audra Harders, Julie Lessman (front), Mary Connealy, Debby Giusti, Missy Tippens. Celebrating with Mary.|
|L to R: F.A.I.T.H bloggers Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Angela Breidenbach, Missy Tippens, Christy Smith, and Mindy Obenhaus|
Sunday, September 12, 2010
For anyone who lives in the Indianapolis, IN, area, there will be book signings open to the public this coming weekend! ACFW will be holding signings for the different publishers Friday-Sunday.
My books aren't available at this point (except for some online booksellers or as e-books), so I won't be officially taking part in the signing. However, if you already have one and would like to bring it for me to sign, please do! (If you aren't allowed to bring previously-purchased books into the bookstore, just flag me down.) :) I'll be hanging out with the other Steeple Hill authors who'll be signing on Saturday the 18th from 5:15-6 pm. I'll paste the info below. I hope to see you there!
Book signing location:
One South Capitol Avenue · Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317.632.1234 - Fax: 317.616.6299
For a schedule of participating authors, click here.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Romance Writers of America National Conference
Public Autographing to raise money for charity--over 500 authors participating!
Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-7:30, Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Pacific Exhibit Hall.
Click here to see a map of where authors will be sitting (and see which bestselling authors will be there).
As you can see, the seating is alphabetical. I hope you'll come by and say hello!
For more info, visit the RWA site:
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I love nothing more than taking a huge bag of books to the beach for vacation. I also love having more evenings at home in the summer since a good many of the activities that keep us on the run in the school year are over. So it's a great time to read!
Recently, I finished Cara Lynn James' debut novel, Love on a Dime (click the link to read the first pages) and really enjoyed it. And now I'm reading Jennifer Hudson Taylor's debut, Highland Blessings. (Click the link to go read the first chapter.) It's fantastic, too!
So what are you reading?
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This is your reminder to mail your Father's Day cards and gifts if you've forgotten! I'm thankful that I remembered this morning, but I still doubt the cards will arrive in time. I guess I'll be calling my dad on Sunday and telling him to look for his card on Monday. At least I got his birthday card to him early last month! :)
This photo is of my dad at my very first book signing. He and my mom drove the 6 hours just for the event. And bless his heart, he bought about 20 books to send to friends and family. He had me autograph all of them, and then he mailed them. I guess you could say he's my biggest fan! :)
And this is one of those shots I couldn't resist snapping. My dad napping. Thankfully, his Internet is sporadic, so he barely has time to check email. He won't be checking my blog. :)
But just in case... Happy Father's Day, Daddy! I love you!!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Actually, I think it'll be fun if I survive all the screaming girls. Justin's a cutie with an amazing talent. And what could be better than a girls' night out with my daughter?!
Have you been to any concerts lately? I can't even remember the last time I went to one.
Oh, yeah! It was about 5 years ago--Point of Grace and Michael Card. :) What about you?
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Here's a list of the finalists in all categories. Congrats to all!
From The Outside
Italian Tycoon, Secret Son
Invitation to the Boss's Ball
Dreaming Of Home
CEO's Don't Cry
The Perfect Country and Western Story
The Billionaire's Fake Engagement
Having The Billionaire's Baby
What Family Means
Temporary Doctor, Surprise Father
A Kid To The Rescue
No Hero Like Him
A Small Town Reunion
Simon Says Mommy
One Reckless Summer
According To Jane
Breakfast in Bed
Hot On Her Heels
The Lost Hours
Waking The Dead
Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam
Riding On Instinct
The Satin Sash
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Where The Wind Blows
Knight of Pleasure
Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride
Wicked Little Game
Captive of Sin
If He's Wicked
If He's Sinful
Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten
Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida
An Eye for an Eye
If Tomorrow Never Comes
His Forever Love
BEST FIRST BOOK
According To Jane
The Satin Sash
Dreaming Of Home
Monday, May 24, 2010
Cara: Hi, Missy! Thank you for having me on your blog.
Missy: How long have you been writing for publication?
C: I decided to start writing for publication a few months after I moved with my family from Vermont to north Florida. That was November 2002. I remember because that’s when I joined RWA and the Gulf Coast Chapter of RWA. It was wonderful to talk to writers and learn more about the craft and about publication from people who knew what they were talking about. Some chapter members were already published and the rest were also serious writers. That was so different from typing away in private not having a clue about what I was doing. I was afraid if I told anyone about ‘my secret habit’ they’d laugh at me. Actually, I did tell a friend and she did laugh!
M: Who are some of your favorite authors or what's your favorite book?
C: Of course my favorite authors are Seekers! I read both inspirational and secular fiction—women’s fiction, mystery, historicals, suspense and romance. I used to read mainly thrillers, but I moved on to other genres. I’m not going to mention who my favorite inspirational authors are because I have many I really enjoy and I don’t want to leave anyone out. Maeve Binchy and Rhys Bowen are two I always read. I have two all time favorite books. It’s a tie between The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Picher and Gone With the Wind.
M: What's your fav movie?
C: Same as above—Gone With the Wind. I also love the Godfather movies, the Jane Austen movies and most anything on Masterpiece Theatre or Masterpiece Mystery. I loved Upstairs, Downstairs. My favorite movies make me laugh or make me cry.
M: Can you tell readers something unusual about yourself?
C: I once owned a small bookstore in Shelburne, Vermont. I guess that’s not out of character for a writer. But running a business is completely different from reading or writing books. Let’s see. I was also a Naval officer for almost eight years and flew in the back seat of training command jets wearing about 50 pounds of equipment--a flight suit, boots, a helmet, oxygen mask, torso harness and G suit. Very heavy stuff. Sitting on an ejection seat is really uncomfortable and kind of scary!
M: What's your family make-up?
C: My husband is a retired Science teacher and Navy pilot. Our daughter and her three year old son live with us along with her Papillion, Sparky. We have a son who just graduated from college. He lives in an apartment about five minutes away from us.
M: What's your writing area like?
C: My office is our enclosed porch which I love. My desk and bookcases are up against the brick wall. Usually I sit on a recliner loveseat and write on my laptop—or look at the jasmine vines or flower garden. The jasmine smells so good. I hate it when the weather gets so hot I have to close the windows and turn on the air conditioner. I’m a New Englander at heart. I like lots of fresh air. The problem with the porch is you have to walk through it to get to the deck and the back yard. I don’t always get a lot of privacy, but I love the feel of the room.
Thanks, Cara, for letting us take a peek into your life! I didn't know about you owning a bookstore! And I loved hearing about your writing space. :)
Now here's a peek at Love on a Dime:
In age of elegance and excess, Lilly Westbrook longs for a love both true and eternal.
Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.
But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.
No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
But Lilly must put aside her feelings and follow the path that will maintain her family's social stature and provide the financial security that everyone is depending on.
Now Lilly faces a double dilemma. Can she continue to protect her secret identity? And will she have the courage to choose the man who will risk it all just to win her heart?
Be sure to visit Cara at http://caralynnjames.com/.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Please also stop by the Seekerville blog today. I'm having Irene Hannon as my guest! And she's giving away a copy of one of her books as well.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thanks, all of you, for your support!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The book is from Steeple Hill Love Inspired and is titled A Family for Faith.
I hope you'll head over to the F.A.I.T.H. blog today to celebrate with me and to read a fun story about how I finished it. :) www.writingbyfaith.blogspot.com
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
How did you get started as a writer?
From the time I was a child, I knew I would be a writer. Because I didn’t know what I would write, I majored in English (emphasis in literary writing) and minored in journalism (emphasis on who-what-when-where-why). My parents had always been non-fiction readers. Rick’s family loved all kinds of books – and lots of fiction. Mom Edith loaned me novels and I loved them. On a dare (from Rick) I decided to write a combination of my favorite genres and wrote a “western-gothic-romance”. Romance novels were booming in the general market, publishers were on the look-out for new writers. My first manuscript sold and was published. I was hooked! I followed with eight or nine more (of what I call my B.C. (before Christ) books). They are all now out of print, are never to be reprinted, and are not recommended.
When I turned my life over to Jesus, I couldn’t write for three years. I tried, but nothing worked. I struggled against God over that because writing was my “identity.” It took that period of suffering “writer’s block” to bring me to my senses. God was trying to open my eyes to how writing had become an idol in my life. It was the place I ran to escape, the one area of my life where I thought I was in complete control. (Hardly!) My priorities were all wrong and needed to be put right. God first, husband and children second (we had three children by then) and third-- work. I prayed God would change my heart. My love for writing and reading novels waned and my passion for reading and studying God’s Word grew.
Rick and I began hosting a home Bible study. I began working with Rick in his business. The children came along and played in the office, hiding in the shipping popcorn. Writing ceased to matter. I was in love with Jesus and my husband and children. God never stops with the transformation process. We began studying the book of Hosea, and I sensed God calling me to write again – this time a romance about Jesus’ love for each of us. Redeeming Love was the result. It is the retelling of the Hosea story, set in Gold Rush-era California. After I turned it in, I wasn’t sure whether I would write anything more. I had so many questions about what it means to be a Christian, how to live for God, different issues that still haunted me. I felt God nudging me toward using my writing as a tool to draw closer to Him. I would ask my question, create characters that would play out the different viewpoints and seek God’s perspective. I began work on A Voice in the Wind. Writing has become a way to worship the Lord through story – to show how intimately He wants to be involved in our lives.
Where do you get your ideas for your plots?
Almost every story I have written since becoming a Christian has come from a question that regards a struggle in my own faith walk. The plot centers around the different ways that question can be answered by “the world” – but the quest is to find God’s answer. Here is a list of my novels with the questions that started each story:
- A Voice in the Wind: How do I share my faith with unsaved family members and friends who have no desire to read the Bible or hear me talk about my faith?
- An Echo in the Darkness: How many times are we called upon to forgive people who hurt us deliberately -- and (in many countries) would like to see us dead?
- As Sure As the Dawn: How do you deal with anger – especially when there is “good” cause? What is “righteous anger” and how does it look?
- The Scarlet Thread: What does “sovereignty” mean in man’s relationship with God? If He is in control of everything, what does that say about the bad things that happen to people?
- The Atonement Child: Is there complete forgiveness and restoration for a woman who has aborted her child? Does abortion have any effect on the woman and the man involved in the crisis pregnancy? Does it impact people around them? (This was my most painful and personal book because I needed to face and deal with my own abortion experience. The character of Hannah is based on my story; Evie is based on my mother’s.)
- The Last Sin Eater: What is the difference between guilt and conviction? This book came out of The Atonement Child. What I learned: guilt kept me imprisoned for years. Conviction sent me to my knees before the Lord where I received forgiveness and experienced His love and grace.
- Leota’s Garden: Are abortion and euthanasia connected? Is euthanasia merciful or an act of murder? This novel also came out of my work on The Atonement Child. While studying the abortion issue from all sides, I realized the arguments for abortion are exactly the same as those for euthanasia. While going through a post-abortion class with other women (one a nurse), I learned that the elderly are already at risk. One scene in the book continues to shock people. I wrote it for that purpose. I want people to understand life is precious. The movement toward legalizing euthanasia continues to gain momentum (and has less to do with “mercy” than saving money for care).
- And the Shofar Blew: What is a church? How do you build it? During my travels around the country and speaking at various churches, I saw many struggling through building projects and massive programs to draw more parishioners. Size of building and number of people in the pews seemed to define success or failure. Like a government out of control, the “church” (in many cases) has forgotten its foundation and purpose. Christ is the cornerstone. Believers meet together to study the Word of God, worship Him and encourage one another – and keep their doors and hearts open to those seeking God. Unfortunately, too many congregations have left their first love (Jesus Christ) and turned to idolatry (placing a building/drawing a crowd/being “politically correct” above a relationship with the Lord).
- Her Mother’s Hope / Her Daughter’s Dream: What caused the rift between my grandmother and mother? When my grandmother had a stroke, my mother raced from Oregon to the Central Valley of California to be with her. Grandma died before she arrived. My mother was heart-broken and said, “I think she willed herself to die just so we wouldn’t have to talk things out.” I have wondered since: What causes people (even Christians) to hold grudges? What might have brought resolution and restoration to these two women? Could my grandmother have loved my mother without my mother understanding it? The two books have many personal, family details woven in and I will be sharing this information in my blog.
Which is your favorite book of those you’ve written?
My favorite book is Redeeming Love. It was my first as a born-again Christian, my statement of faith, and the most exciting year I’ve spent writing anything. I felt God’s presence throughout the months of work, as though He were telling me His story through thousands of Scriptures as well as explaining the inner heart-ache and quest of each “my” characters.
Which book was the hardest to write and why?
The Atonement Child was the most personal and difficult to write because I had to face my own abortion experience. Added to the considerable research I did, and women who shared their experiences with me, I went through an intensive post-traumatic stress Bible study for post-abortive women at our local pregnancy counseling center. Reliving all aspects of my abortion decision and experience was excruciating – but healing. After twenty-six years of being imprisoned by guilt and shame, I was free through the power and love of God. Though the book was the most heart-wrenching to write, it also proved to be the most life changing. I’ve received countless letters from other post-abortive women and have learned my experience is not unique. Our nation is filled with wounded men and women. The character of Hannah is based on my story, Doug is based on Rick’s, and Evie is based on my mother’s.
Are any of your novels going to be made into movies?
The Last Sin Eater was produced and directed by Michael Landon, Jr. and Brian Bird (They did an outstanding job.) The movie was released in theaters in 2007 and is now available on DVD. You can see the trailer on IMDB.com. Rick and I were invited to visit the set during filming in the mountains north of Salt Lake City. We had a great time and there are pictures of our trip in the movie-edition of the novel.
A film based on Redeeming Love is currently in development with Abba Productions/ Christy Lee Taylor. She has partnered with producer Ralph Winter and they are trying to pull together funding to get the project off the ground.
Tell us about your current work.
I have just completed the second in a set of two books about mother-daughter relationship over four generations. This was intended to be one long novel dealing with the different ways generations have lived out their faith – but became so long it needed to be divided. Her Mother’s Hope will be released March 16, 2010. Her Daughter’s Dream will follow in September. There are numerous family and personal details woven into both books and I plan to share those things on my blog. You may find out more about my new book and more by visiting my web site at www.FrancineRivers.com.
To check out the video trailer, click here.
To purchase, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: A complimentary copy of this book was provided to the me as a blog tour host by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for posting this interview on my blog. Please visit Christian Speaker Services at www.ChristianSpeakerServices.com for more information about blog tour management services.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I'm so happy to welcome my friend and co-blogger on the F.A.I.T.H. blog, Angie Breidenbach. Angie has just published her very first cookbook! I've seen the book, and it has lots of great tips and a wonderful plan (with yummy recipes) for dealing with colitis. To celebrate, I thought I'd do an interview to let you know more about it. And Angie has graciously offered to give away one copy to a lucky commenter. I'll draw a name this weekend. Please leave your contact info! So here's Angie...
M: Can you tell us how you came up with the idea to do a cookbook? And why one for people suffering from colitis?
A: Last year, I suffered from severe malnutrition and dehydration. We couldn't figure out why. Once I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis, it was so hard to find information on what I could eat. I began to get really depressed because everything hurt. I had even stopped going out to social events and eating meals with my family. I'd watch them eat because I'd get so sick.
Once the diagnosis was made, it took 3 more months to just start finding out how to manage. During this time I'd been crowned Mrs. Montana International and I was considering not competing for Mrs. International. I had to find a solution. It came through prayer and God's nudging a friend, Tod, to suggest fasting and starting on an Addition Plan instead of the elimination diet that I'd been on. (Elimination diets take out food that bothers you. All food seemed to bother me. Fasting and starting over like a baby with food made all the difference.)
From that point on, I began to understand what foods I could eat and started to have hope again. I wanted to share that hope and joy with other colitis sufferers. The joy is that the recipes are fun for the whole family! So we don't have to eat that differently from those we love.
M: What's your favorite recipe in the book?
A: Oh man, that's a hard one! I grew up on Swedish rice so it's a comfort food. But I adore orange rolls. Wait, I can't stop on the Spiced Roast Beef. Well, then there's Stroganoff (had that for dinner tonight, lol.) Honestly, finding out I can eat these recipes brought joy back into my life when I was so terribly down from the condition. So I love them all.
M: I see that $1 of the proceeds go to one of the foundations that you support--The Jadyn Fred Foundation. Can you tell us about it?
A: The Jadyn Fred Foundation is very close to my heart. These people are strong Christians who love the Lord and are helping families with funds that insurance won't cover like gas, food, and hotel costs associated with medical treatments for their children. Before I was Mrs. Montana, I fell in love with the hearts that run this program through watching my friend's child be part of the Jadyn Fred Foundation. I want to do what I can through my talents to give back to my community. This is my way of tithing on my talents to support something I believe in so strongly. You can find more information at http://www.jadynfred.org and see who they are, who they help, and why it's so special.
M: Can you tell readers a little of what they'll find inside Creative Cooking for Colitis?
A: Tons of photos! One of the things that bothers me with cookbooks is when I need or want to see a photo of the finished dish. I decided I needed one for every recipe. But to me, the simplicity of how to make each one is important to the busy mom. I sold my very first cookbook the day it released because the lady told me she needed simple! So I'd say simple to elaborately simple :-) There are some really elegant dishes, but they're still easy to make!
M: And where can readers purchase it? (And in what formats?)
A: Thank you for asking, I'm running a new release special on my website and the corresponding blog at:
http://www.MyGemOfWisdom.com on pdf download for the ebook.
It's 58 pages, but you will have beautiful photos right on your computer. So only print the one you need at the time or read it right off the screen.
You can also order it by CD, that link is coming this week! But PDF download is available now :-D
It'll be formatted for Kindle and e-readers this summer too.
I'll be at these events where you can buy it on CD in person too:
April 17-18th, Naked Truth Singles Conference in Memphis, TN
May 12-15th, Colorado Christian Writer's Conference in Estes Park, CO
(June 19th in Richmond, VA & July 10th in Rockingham, NC)
We're working out the details, but it will be available soon with 550 online stores through the deepershopping.com network as well.
Creative Cooking for Colitis: Tips & recipes on how to start living and eating confidently again is full of gorgeous color photographs for each dish. The Addition Plan and 25 tips really help get you back into a joyful family and social life too! All the recipes are suitable for the entire family. Recipes range from very simple to elaborately simple. Hope and joy are in the pages of this book!
Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, author of Creative Cooking for Colitis, works with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries, the American Heart Association, and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela also teaches online classes and coaches one-on-one in courageous confidence, personal growth, and powerful living. She’s certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and Assisting Minister. She serves as the American Christian Fiction Writer's Publicity Officer and is a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and author. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom's brain, but she is also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. She is married, has a combined family of six grown children, one grandson.
Confidence Coach & Purposeful Living Educator
Come uncover your gems of wisdom at www.MyGemofWisdom.com
Personal growth = Powerful living!
Creative Cooking new release sale special $10!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
And I hope you've had a wonderful day with family and friends, praising God for the gift of our Savior. He is risen!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Out with the old, in with the new. I spotted this scene the other day, and that was the first thought that popped into my head! You may have to click on the photo to blow it up to get a good look (I took it while driving!). It's a old, beat up TV someone ditched by the road. And all around it are beautiful daffodils! What a contrast, huh?
I'm loving the warm weather we had yesterday. Sunny and 74 degrees! Perfect driving weather, as I always tell my kids. So I was doing all my normal taxi mom runs yesterday with my windows down, music blasting and my sun roof open--and sneezing! I know I must've looked crazy sneezing my head off, then going back to singing at the top of my lungs. :) But I couldn't help it. I just love a glorious spring day.
One of my stops yesterday was at the library, and as I was pulling out of the parking lot, I had to stop and grab my phone to take this gorgeous photo out of my sunroof. The cherry blossom trees are outstanding! And there are areas in town with clusters of Bradford Pear trees that give the feeling of snow because you're surrounded by white.
So spring is here in Georgia! If you're not experiencing it yet, I hope you will soon!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
But now, the main reason I'm blogging today... I got a call that my most recent book, A Forever Christmas, is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence! They'll be naming the winners around April 1st. But I'm so totally thrilled and honored to simply be a finalist! You can check out the full list of finalists on the Southern Magic Chapter website. Gayle Wilson is an amazing woman, another reason this is such a great honor. Plus, two of my fellow Seeker bloggers are also finalists! It's like old times again, coming up against each other in writing contests (which is what brought our group of friends together in the first place). :)