Wednesday, May 25, 2011

14 years and counting

From this...

 to this...


Fourteen years of blessing. Looking forward to many more!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sisterhood

I was privileged to attend a women's conference this past weekend...alone. Have you ever gone to one of those events by yourself? It's just wrong. Everyone has at least a pal, but usually a group of them. Chicks run in gaggles, after all. I did lots of observing and note-taking, plus some nosy interrupting of several groups. I just had to know their stories.

And since today was my day to blog, I let the messages from the speakers inspire me. It's all about the power of Sisterhood... Take a look.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Christy Award Nominees

The 2011 Christy Awards, honoring excellence in Christian fiction, just announced their nominees in nine categories. I'm excited to see quite a few of the ones I reviewed last year on the list:

Contemporary Romance/

Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)

Indivisible by Kristin Heitzmann (WaterBrook Press)

Sworn to Protect by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)

 

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas/

The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue (David C. Cook)

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers)

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books)

 

Contemporary Standalone/

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner (WaterBrook Press)

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

 

First Novel/

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers)

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

 

Historical/

Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther by Ginger Garrett (David C. Cook)

For Time & Eternity by Allison Pitman (Tyndale House Publishers)

While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers)

 

Historical Romance/

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (Bethany House)

She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House Publishers)

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers)

 

Suspense/

The Bishop by Steven James (Revell Books)

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (Center Street)

Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

 

Visionary/

To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)

Konig’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

The Last Christian by David Gregory (WaterBrook Press)

 

Young Adult/

The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers (WaterBrook Press)

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)