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THE RELUCTANT BILLIONAIRE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE The day that I’ve been waiting for has arrived. My new book, The Reluctant Available, is now available to the public. What is the book about? With her husband’s ultimate betrayal, and the finalization of her divorce, Jessica Palmer’s dreams for her life go up in flames,…

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Inspiration for The Reluctant Billionaire

The Reluctant Billionaire is a “beauty from ashes” story. After her husband’s betrayal, Jessica has to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and find her path in life as a newly divorced 30-year-old. Liam, her longtime friend and neighbor, is there to comfort and care for her. God begins to heal Jessica’s heart…

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Substitute Family Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Garret was shocked on Monday when Emily told him that Peg had asked her to continue babysitting through the month of July. “And you agreed to do it?” That was even more surprising. “You know I’m enjoying it. All I have at home is a garden and some reading to do. The boring…

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Friday Feature: Soul Hacker

This week our featured author is from Michigan (my home state). I’m especially excited to feature her YA dystopian novel. If you have a teen or young adult, this book will take them on an fascinating adventure. Or maybe you’d like to read it yourself… Author’s Inspiration: Inspiration for Soul Hacker came from real life…

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Wednesday Pop-Up: Poem

A memory in my mind Fading with the sands of time Far outside my reach And going out with the tide I want to grasp you and pull you back But I know I have to let you go So I draw back my hand And smile And wave goodbye I watch as you fade…

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What I Couldn’t Say Then

This is the story of how a farm girl from rural Michigan ended up attending a private Christian college, which led to a career first as a bilingual legal secretary then ultimately becoming a published author and founder of this blog. In September 1983, I was at a college weekend retreat. I don’t remember what…

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Beauty from Ashes

Today I’m talking about my “Beauty from Ashes” story. I know that sounds cliché, but in this case the description fits. Turning beauty into ashes describes my writing journey. It began in second grade, when I started a new school. My problems began on the first day. The maintenance person came around to raise the…

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Giveaway

One of my favorite Easter memories is going to sunrise service at my grandparents’ church and eating breakfast afterwards. Someone, I think it was my mom, made porcupine meatballs for it and I loved them. What is your favorite Easter or April Fool’s memory? Answer in the comments below, then follow this link to enter…

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Substitute Family Chapter 5

Chapter 5 That had gone badly, Emily thought as Peg drove the minivan back across town. Garret had tried, he really had. Peg just seemed to have it in for him. Emily remembered how seriously he had told her he needed a break. Now she could see why firsthand. The twins were excited to be…

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April’s Theme: Spring Mix

Spring is here! A season where everything that has lain dormant throughout the cold dark winter springs to life again. Trees start budding, grass turns green again…A fresh start. Fresh and green. Reminds me of tossed salads. For some reason, I don’t like to eat lettuce during the winter, but this time of year salads…

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Wednesday Pop-Up: Giveaway

Pop-Up Quiz: What is your favorite Easter memory or April Fool’s prank?’ Mine is a combination of both. I still remember being in our old house, so it was before I turned 7. My dad told me to look outside because the Easter bunny was out there. I did, and he said, “April Fool’s.” My…

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Cover Reveal: The Reluctant Billionaire

I’m so excited. This is the day that I’ve been waiting for, revealing the cover for my new Christian contemporary romance, The Reluctant Billionaire. The Reluctant Billionaire With her husband’s ultimate betrayal, and the finalization of her divorce, Jessica Palmer’s dreams for her life go up in flames, leaving her devastated and lost. Now, she’s…

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Substitute Family Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Garret was giving the kids a bath later Friday evening when his cell phone rang. He let it go to voicemail and finished shampooing and rinsing their hair. He dried them off and put diapers on them, and let them run around like that while he checked his phone. It was Emily. Curious…

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Friday Feature: Cold Creek Mountain

This month’s theme is “SPRING BREAK.” Today we’re taking a break from our daily routine and traveling back in time for a look at our featured book, Cold Creek Mountain, a Christian historical romance by Jamie Adams. The author’s inspiration: “When I sat down to write Cold Creek Mountain, I wanted to explore the concept…

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Naming My “Baby” Part 2

Last week I shared how waiting for the release of my new book, The Reluctant Billionaire, is similar to the process of expecting a new baby. And like any new baby, my book needed a name. It was a challenge to come up with the title. There is more to a book than the title,…

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Wednesday Pop-Up: Cat Tails

Anna Anna was one of two kittens who showed up with their feral mother cat one afternoon in May or June 2016. The first time we saw them, they crawled into a bucket that was tipped on its side. My daughter took a picture of them. I said, “Let’s bring them into the house and…

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Spring Break: Still Waters

One of the most memorable spring break vacations I’ve been on is when my older kids were four and five years old. We took them to North Carolina to visit my sister and her family, and joined them on a trip to Orlando. We went to Disneyworld and saw all of the sights there. We…

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Substitute Family Chapter 3

Chapter Three Emily left Garret’s house and drove across the city to the suburb where her aunt and uncle lived. They had a basement apartment with a separate entrance that she was using this week. Although she had told Peg not to bother, her aunt had cleaned up the apartment last night after she got…

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Friday Feature: New Release

Today I’m featuring the new release from Anaiah Press, Anchor My Heart, by Sara Beth Williams. About the Book: Worship leader Matt Lawson has every blessing in life he could ever ask for—a dream job, a woman he can’t wait to spend the rest of his life with, and his God-given musical talent. In one…

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Naming My “Baby” Part 1

I feel like I’m about to give birth. Anticipating the release of The Reluctant Billionaire has been almost as exciting as being pregnant. Not quite the same, but just like becoming a mother, this book is the culmination of time spent carrying the story idea and characters in my head. Like any mother who is…

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Wednesday Pop-Up: Pancakes 2 ways

We ate a lot of pancakes when I was growing up. For many years, we topped them with pure maple syrup processed from our own trees. There was a shanty back in our woods where the sap was boiled down. A few years ago, the shanty was rebuilt, and my sister’s family started making maple…

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Meet the Author: Sara Beth Williams

Today I’m interviewing Sara Beth Williams, author of the new release, Anchor My Heart. Sara Beth, thank you for joining me today. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a wife, mother of 2, dog mom of 2. I am from Sacramento, California, born and raised. I love reading, writing, Christian music, graphics…

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