Q & A Time

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My favorite part of any speech is the question and answer time. Sometimes I talk to a curious bunch who are ready with questions and sometimes I don’t. I’ve discovered if I’m visiting a book club and we’re all sitting around tables or in a circle, the people are more apt to ask questions. But when I’m standing in front …

Book Party Time

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Back in 2005 when my first Christian novel, Scent of Lilacs, was published, I decided to have a book launch party to celebrate. While that was my fourteenth published novel, it had been several years since my last young adult book was published and Scent of Lilacs represented a new beginning for me. I was stepping into a new market …

Visiting Hollyhill

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This summer my first inspirational novel, Scent of Lilacs, has been a free e-book download. You can find it at most e-book sites like Amazon Kindle; Christianbook.com or Barnes & Noble. And if you’ve made that first visit to Hollyhill, you might want to go back for more visits. Those books, Orchard of Hope and Summer of Joy, are on …

What Can You Get for a Dollar?

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If you’re old enough, you might remember when people used to say you couldn’t get anything for a nickel anymore? But now it’s more like you can’t get much for a dollar these days. When I was a kid you could actually get a candy bar for a nickel and a piece of bubblegum or a sucker for a penny. …

Let It Rain

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Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. (John Updike) Here in Kentucky we’ve been blessed with abundant rain this summer. Every day kind of rain. Steamy like the air has moisture you can almost wring out of it even when the sun is shining and the clouds are holding …

Fireworks in Hollyhill

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July 4, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s the 4th of July! That means time for parades and fireworks and picnics and sparklers. Sparklers is all the fireworks I actually get to play with. Those booming things aren’t legal in Kentucky and even if they were, Dad would never think we could afford them. It must be …

Scavenger Hunt Winners

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Wow! Now wasn’t that Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt a blast? I had so much fun going through and reading all the other authors’ posts. They were all excellent, but I especially enjoyed Sarah Sundin’s about her daughter’s romance that sort of followed the plot line of one of Sarah’s books and Lyn Cote’s post about Louisa May Alcott. Learned some …