Christmas News & Giveaway

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I believe that every life is a collection of individual ‘journey stories.’ ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf Do you feel like you are on a journey as you look ahead or have been on a journey when you look behind? I can agree with Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s quote about life being a series of “journey stories.” When I think back on my life, …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 25 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or …

A Mystery Surprise

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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. (Ashley Montagu) I’ve done these mystery photo games several times now. I’m always surprised by your guesses. Sometimes I’m surprised that you all come up with right guesses. Other times I’m surprised that nobody or at least very …

Love a Mystery Photo

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann Are you ready for another mystery picture? Got your thinking caps on? Ready to laugh because this one is so easy or ready to squint your eyes for a better look because it is anything but easy? Well, whether you said …

The Mystery Continues with a New Mystery Picture

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“Oh how I’ve missed you, Hidden Springs! That warm feeling when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a while and just know that you’re going to enjoy your time together. That’s how I felt when I found this book in my mailbox. Once again we are transported to the small town of Hidden Springs and the cast …

No Mystery about Pie

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“Everyone has a favourite cake, pastry, pudding or pie from when they were kids.” ~Paul Hollywood Okay, so plenty to you like cherry pie as much as I do. Linda, Connie, Karen, Amy, Susan, Betty, and Pat guessed my mystery picture without a hitch. Cherry pie! Several more of you picked cherry something like Emily’s jelly filled Christmas cookie. By …

Mystery Picture Time!!

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It’s mystery picture game time. I’m a little late with the post, but a couple of granddaughters decided to spend the night. That slows Grammy down. Actually a grandson and some friends are camping here on the farm too, but they can manage on their own. Way too cold for me. Not that I’ve ever done any camping. Once the …

Another Hidden Springs Mystery on the Way

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For an author, there’s nothing quite like holding in your hand that book that you’ve spent many long hours writing. You started with a shimmer of an idea. You added characters. You built a setting. You entangled your characters into all sorts of situations. Maybe some fun ones. Or romantic ones, or even dangerous ones for a mystery like Murder …

Where Did You Get that Name?

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I’ve been giving you a behind the scenes look at how I go about beginning a new book. First I let you peek at a character sketch for my new character in Murder Is No Accident, Maggie Greene. Sunday I told you about how an old house in my town was the spark for the new mystery idea. Then a …