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The best freebie is a book. Or two.

Update: We have our winners! The list is posted here. Looking for new and great books to read? Enter a drawing for a chance to get a copy of When Sparrows Fall AND another novel from WaterBrook Multnomah. Just go here and fill in your information: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/bookcontests/. Be sure to include the contest code for the book you’d like to…

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A visit with author Allison Pittman

I met Allison Pittman at a writers’ retreat and felt right at home with her. I think you will too. Please pull up a chair and join the conversation. Q&A with author of Lilies in Moonlight ALLISON PITTMAN   1)      When did you first start writing, and what was your journey towards becoming a published author? My first novel, Ten…

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Thoughts from Susan Meissner

I hope I’ll have a chance to meet Susan Meissner someday.  She’s an award-winning novelist who lives in California. Today she has a brief but lovely guest post for us.  You can visit Susan at her website, where she has links to more of her writing. If these walls by Susan Meissner Step into any house where a significant but…

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It’s Release Day for “When Sparrows Fall”

“If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” said Toni Morrison. So I did.  As of today, my debut novel is officially out there in the world, in bookstores and online.  Its name is When Sparrows Fall. Book, meet world.  World, meet book.  I hope you’ll get along,…

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Marlo Schalesky: Regret and the Birth of Shades of Morning

Today I’m honored to feature a guest post from author Marlo Schalesky, whose novel Shades of Morning was named a Rita finalist in March.  Here’s Marlo: It happened on an ordinary Sunday morning at church.  I went not expecting to see anything different, or special, or extraordinary.  But God had other plans.  And so did Andy. In the middle of…

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Book-launch news & the RT review of When Sparrows Fall

Thanks to the wonderful Elizabeth Ludwig for posting an interview with me on The Borrowed Book.  Leave a comment there if you’d like to enter a drawing for a copy of When Sparrows Fall.  (Of course I hope you’ll leave comments here too, but Elizabeth will draw a name from her commenters, not from mine.) And guess what?  RT Book…

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My first-ever book giveaway!

This will be short.  I promise.  I have a guest post up at Christy LaShea Smith’s blog today, and we’re giving away a copy of When Sparrows Fall.  Christy will pick a winner from her commenters.  Thank you, Christy!

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A sneak peek at Sparrows

Not so very long ago, I was still arguing with myself about how to write this crazy novel about extremist homeschoolers and the literature prof who shakes up their lives.  The time for arguing with myself is over.  The story is out of my hands and in the hands of advance readers like Cindy Kunsman.  At her blog, Under Much…

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In which Cindy Chen guest-posts

My daughter, Cindy Chen, blogs at La Casa de Chen when she’s not chasing her toddler or reading interesting books. I still have one arm in a sling, which makes typing a big, fat pain, so Cindy offered to do a guest-post for me.  She chose the topic of growing up as a writer’s kid.  I think she’s entirely too…

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Reading Josephine Tey again

For a week I’ve done right-handed typing only, my left arm being in a sling after a collision with the very hard border of a sand volleyball court.  One-handed typing is easier than, say, one-legged walking, so I’m trying not to complain. One of the blessings of this situation is that it gives me a built-in excuse for abandoning my…

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