A Day in the Life of Hope Toler Dougherty

November 3rd, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer? Hope Toler Dougherty joins us today to give a glimpse into her world! Be sure to checkout Hope’s latest release, Rescued Hearts. Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Brett forsakes his three-month mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind . . . and then Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more.

Plus, be sure to enter Hope’s Kindle Fire giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.

A typical Tuesday begins with my quiet time and an email to my four children and husband.

Here’s a picture of scripture cards I copied to energize my praise time.

Tuesday is also the day I send real… read more »

A Day in the Life of Cindy Woodsmall

October 25th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer? Cindy Woodsmall joins us today to give a glimpse into her world! Be sure to checkout Cindy’s latest release, Gathering the Threads. After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family?

P.S. Be on the lookout for her upcoming Christmas book co-authored with Erin Woodsmall, The Gift of Christmas Past. 


Five in the… read more »

A Day in the Life of Jana Kelley

September 15th, 2017

Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God.

Jana Kelley joins us today to share a glimpse into her life in Southeast Asia. Plus, be sure to check out her new release, Mercy Triumphs. Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God’s mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don’t deserve it.

Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader’s eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians… read more »

A Day in the Life of Betsy Singleton Snyder

June 26th, 2017

Being a mother can be a crazy life, but it’s a gift filled with grace. Betsy Singleton Snyder joins us today to share a glimpse into her busy life as a mom, pastor, and writer. Plus, be sure to check out her new release! Stepping on Cheerios. is a collection of funny, warm, and charming tales from the frontlines of parenthood, written for women who are juggling to accomplish everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, church, and more. It’s a comical story of one woman’s realization that her crazy life is a gift and how she found the grace in it.

Plus, Join Betsy in celebrating a crazy life of motherhood and her new book by entering to win a $75 Visa cash card! Click here to learn more and enter. Hurry! Giveaway ends tomorrow.

All boys, including this one, love cooking.

We don’t go to the library every day, but we read… read more »

A Day in the Life of Carolyn Miller

March 17th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what is it like to be a writer? Find out from author Carolyn Miller as she chronicles a typical day in her life.

Plus, be sure to check out her new release, The Elusive Miss Ellisonand enter to win her Kindle and a Cuppa giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


Read my Bible to get centered for the day before I check my emails (at a ridiculously early hour. That’s the beauty of time zone differences with North America when I live in Australia!)

Organize my children for school. Thank goodness they’re old enough to be pretty responsible (although my youngest needs a bit more supervision to ensure he has his lunch packed and matching socks!).

After the school run it’s time for a walk, to clear my head and get my exercise in for the day.

Then I check my emails again (and have… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Tightropes and Teeter-Totters’

March 15th, 2017

Do you wonder if you will ever find balance? Lisa Pennington knows how to get up after losing her balance, even with a full house, a not-so-full bank account, and never enough energy. In her latest book, she offers readers:

—Strategies for finding balance in marriage, motherhood, and bad moods
—Playful yet biblically based tips for turning hard days around
—Inspiration for shaping obstacles into opportunities
—Ways to respond to irritations with gratitude
—Enthusiastic encouragement for living out God’s purpose.

For every woman who wonders if her satisfaction in life will ever match her dreams, Pennington has real-life answers full of hope and humor.

Keep reading to learn more about Lisa and her new release, Tightropes and Teeter-Totters. 

The Story Behind Tightropes and Teeter-Totters

Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

I get asked constantly, “How do you do it all?” I really don’t do it all, but I do have an… read more »

A Day in the Life of Carol J. Post

November 18th, 2016

Get a sneak peek at what a typical day looks like for a writer with Carol J. Post! Keep reading to get the scoop, and be sure to enter Carol’s giveaway to celebrate her new release, Trust My Heart. Hurry! Carol’s Cozy Cash giveaway ends 11/23. Click here to learn more and enter. 


The first order of the day is taking care of the cat and dog. Midnight is a little spoiled. He doesn’t like to drink out of a water bowl, especially after the dog has been there, so he jumps up in the chair and demands his bottle.

Morgan has taken her vitamins and it’s time for her walk. She usually does more sniffing than walking. But when we turn around to head back, she knows breakfast is next. So she runs back, tail up and ears flopping. She’s got lots of energy for fourteen years old.

Once… read more »

A Glimpse into the Life of Carrie Stuart Parks

August 12th, 2016

Not only does Carrie Stuart Parks write riveting novels, she teaches forensic art, shows her Pyrenees dogs, and creates beautiful fine art. She joins us today to share a glimpse into her life. Be sure to check our Carrie’s latest release, When Death Draws Near. Plus, celebrate with Carrie and enter her undercover artist starter set! Click here to learn more and enter.

As no two days are the same, this is a collage of photos of my life. (Any one day is usually just doing one thing all day: teaching, writing, painting, dogs…..)

Teaching forensic art: Rick and I travel across the US and Canada teaching forensic art classes to law enforcement professionals. We are the largest instructors of forensic art in the world. The classes are a week long and we’ll teach one to two weeks a month during our “peak season:” April-October. Both Rick and I worked… read more »