Julie Cantrell is such a kindred spirit! I first heard of her years ago when her debut novel, Into the Free, made a giant splash in the literary scene. Her tender, passionate books are filled with heart and redemption–and they’re absolutely unputdownable. Julie and I are Tall Poppy sisters, and I’m so grateful that this woman I’ve admired for so

I met Kimberly Stuart in Des Moines at a book event several years ago–and it was friendship at first sight. At least, for me. 😉 Kimberly is kind and selfless and so very funny. And her books are filled with so much heart. I read her newest, Sugar, on vacation this summer and savored every page. It’s romantic and funny,

Friends! We’re TWO WEEKS from the publication of Little Broken Things! I’m so very excited! And nervous and happy and a little scared and, well, probably every emotion you can imagine. There’s lots to do and lots to share, and I’m sure I’ll forget important things along the way. But Pinterest. I can’t forget Pinterest. 😉 One of the things

  I’ve been a Randy Susan Meyers fan for years. I stumbled across The Murderer’s Daughters in my local library one day, and picked it up on a whim because I thought the cover was pretty–and completely incongruous with the rather terrifying title. To say that it was compulsively readable is an understatement. I couldn’t put it down! Child endangerment

  It’s almost November! I can hardly believe it. Book launch month, here we come! So far we have six events on the calendar for November, and we hope to add a few more. I would LOVE to see you in person! Are you near the Twin Cities, Des Moines, Omaha, Sioux Falls, or Sioux Center? Come on out! But

  When we first started working in Liberia, we received a call one day from our dear friend. “We need your prayers,” he said. “A member of our congregation died last night.” Of course, we were shocked and deeply saddened. We were new partners and fledgling friends and still in the long, slow process of learning about each other. To

It’s that time, friends! I have ARCs in hand and I’m ready to build my street team! What’s a street team? I’m glad you asked. Basically, it’s a group of friends and advocates who will help me build buzz around LITTLE BROKEN THINGS. I’m looking for people who are passionate about books and who love a good story. LITTLE BROKEN

Hi, friends! Is anyone still here? I sincerely doubt it because I haven’t blogged in over TWO YEARS. It’s a little hard for me to get my head around that fact because, hello, time flies. How can it be two years since the last time I posted? I must be getting old… (The big 4-0 is coming up this year,

Hi, friends. So, I flaked on my #MuseMonday post last week, and I don’t have much to say today. There are hills to sled down, cookies to bake, memories to make. My husband leaves for Liberia a few days after Christmas and we’re reveling in this sweet holiday season and time together before we are apart. The truth? I can’t remember