There’s a lot of talk about bad boys in romance, even in Christian romance. Women love to read about bad boys and rebels, especially ones that turn good. But what about bad girls? From a Christian fiction author’s standpoint, bad girls are both tricky and a joy to write for many of the same reasons. […]
In Black and White (and #giveaway)
I LOVE weddings! And we got to spend Saturday, March 14th at an unusual one located at a beautiful venue just north of Cape Town overlooking vineyards. My great nephew married the love of his life. Everything at their wedding was black and white—from the flowers to the candles to the guests’ attire. Even […]
Real Life Struggles
For years, since before I was published, I’ve had a blog entitled A Bed of Roses… Thorns Included. I’ve changed it a little since then to Finding faith when your bed of roses includes thorns, but the idea is the same. We all WANT our lives to be full of beauty and happiness (the roses), […]
Never Too Far Gone
Happy July! How is your summer going so far? I hope great. Although this isn’t my favorite season, I do enjoy the relaxed schedule for a bit. I had a sweet surprise that turned out to be a little devotional thought that also applied to my writing. I thought I’d share. Outside our side garage […]
How Fat is Too Fat?
Women come in all shapes and sizes, right? Right. And women say they prefer to read about real women, not heroines who are movie-star glamorous with slender (but perfect) curves, and long, shapely legs the hero can’t keep his eyes off of. Those legs were a recurring theme in a romance I read recently! Women […]
When Hearts Change and a #Giveaway
Once upon a time (AKA. before I had kids) I worked in a crisis pregnancy center as a receptionist and a lay counselor. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve had a heart for the hurting, especially for women and babies, so this job was a perfect fit for me. That little clinic […]
What is “HOPE”?
by: Staci Stallings As you’ve probably noticed, I try to name my series something inspirational. So “The Grace Series,” “The Courage Series,” “The Faith Series.” I’m currently publishing and writing the “Hope” Series, which has given me the chance of pondering hope—what it means, where it comes from, what takes it away, and where we […]
“More Than This” FREE through Monday!
by: Staci Stallings Along this writing path, stories happen that you never really see coming. At least that’s the case for me. I get a great idea and start writing, seeing what I’m seeing in my dreams or “visions” and translating that into words so someone else can share the story with me. While this […]
For those that Trust in the Lord
Hello, Jolene Navarro checking in from the Texas Hill Country. I love dancing in the rain. I strive to find peace in the eye of the storm. But sometimes the smile is fake, the heart is broken, and the knees are bruised. There are times when burdens feel too heavy to carry […]
Leaving Oxford #Giveaway – Christian Authors and Characters with Real Life Issues
I’m Janet W. Ferguson, a Christian author with real life issues. I have anxiety. I’m a prodigal. My family is not perfect. My life is messy sometimes. Okay, a lot of times. The struggle is real. But despite all this, I cling to hope… Hope and faith that Christ’s sacrifice is strong enough to cover […]