Stories that Matter

Meet Author Yvonne Lehman!

In May of 2011, Abingdon editor Ramona Richards said “Yes” when we were at the Blue Ridge conference together and I asked, “Do you want a Titanic book?” Thus began the fastest writing job I’ve ever done. There was no time to think… just write, read, research, at every possible moment. The characters cooperated, came…
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Meet Nicole O'Dell!

Today we have YA author, Nicole O’Dell on the blog! I’m excited, and I do believe Nicole is the first author of young adult novels I’ve featured! Nicole has also graciously agreed to a GIVEAWAY of her latest novel, so be sure to leave a comment with a valid email, US/North America only please. Welcome…
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Random Fact Finding Session

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard how you’re supposed to interview your characters, right? Make lists, ask them a ton of questions, get to know them inside and out. Okay, I admit, I find this a bit anal. But then again, I find a lot of things anal so this should come as no…
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Today's Featured Author is JoAnn Durgin!

I’m pleased to have JoAnn as my guest on the blog today! JoAnn writes Inspirational Romance, and she’s had a busy few years! Her first novel, Awakening, released in 2010, followed by Second Time Around, in 2011, and now she’s just released a third novel in the series, Twin Hearts! Whew! So here’s JoAnn to…
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Here We Go Again…(aka Can We Just Skip This?)

In the writing community, you’ll hear a lot of talk about the stages of a writer’s life. The waiting, the wondering, the frustration at trying to figure out where you went wrong…all that fun stuff that nobody really wants to experience, yet we all do. Here’s another one. Revisions. Oh, wait. I’ve blogged about this…
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That's All She Wrote…

Many who know me understand just how long and hard I worked to achieve my dream of becoming a published author. It took years. Years of believing I had a story worth telling. A story others would relate to and relish, characters readers would love as much as I did. That dream came true on…
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Meet Romance Author, Cara Putman!

It’s a pleasure to have Cara Putman on the blog today! Cara is a multi-talented author with many books available in different genres. She is also an attorney, and a wife and a busy mom. Methinks there are many hatboxes in Cara’s closet! Join me as we learn more about this fun author! Who are you?…
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Dare To Be Different…A Lesson In Teacups.

I collect vintage English bone china teacups and saucers. The above image is mine, an assortment of just a few of the cups you’ll find on display should you ever pay me a visit. I couldn’t tell you how I got started or why, but my collection is growing. I love visiting antique stores, browsing…
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Listen To The Music…

“It’s all around you…” August Rush. Here’s my favorite song from that movie- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxmZrJRvti0 I love that movie! Admittedly, it is a little hokey and as an author, I wanted to do SO much more with the characters, but the music in it was awesome. And of course, it has a happy ending. But it…
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Meet Author Gail Sattler!

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of a chat with Canadian author, Gail Sattler, I urge you to take the next opportunity you get and nab her for a cup of coffee or tea! Gail is a talented musician, and can usually be found playing her bass guitar on the worship team each year…
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