Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Posted February 8, 2017 / 1 Comment

Check out this awesome press release from Zondervan! Zondervan author Amy Clipston sells 1 Million book units Author’s momentum continues with May 9 release of “The Beloved Hope Chest” The Fiction team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced [in January 2017] that sales of author Amy Clipston’s books have exceeded 1 […]


Zuzu Interviews: Dana Mentink’s dog Junie (plus a Giveaway!)

Zuzu Interviews: Dana Mentink’s dog Junie (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted February 8, 2017 / 48 Comments

Hi, everyone! Zuzu here. Apparently you guys enjoy these little interviews I’ve been doing with authors’ dogs, so Mom is letting me continue. Today I get to talk with everyone’s favorite mischievous terrier, Junie! (aka author Dana Mentink’s dog) Dana Mentink (Junie’s mom) is a two time American Christian Fiction […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marie Wells Coutu

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marie Wells Coutu

Posted February 6, 2017 / 22 Comments

I enjoyed getting to meet today’s guest at last year’s Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, and I’m excited to chat with her today! Marie Wells Coutu’s newest novel, The Secret Heart, releases Feb 21, 2017, from Write Integrity Press. Loosely based on the lives of Bathsheba and David, The Secret Heart is the third […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Karen Rock

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Karen Rock

Posted February 6, 2017 / 20 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. I am delighted to be participating in the Prism Book Tours blog tour for A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock. Around the middle of January, I did an early review of this book and said, “From the gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting to the action-packed […]


CD Review (and a Giveaway): The Garden by Kari Jobe

CD Review (and a Giveaway): The Garden by Kari Jobe

Posted February 5, 2017 / 35 Comments

Special thanks to Bookworm Mama for the use of her beautiful quote memes! Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music. Coming off her last live album, Majestic, which featured the worship anthem “Forever” and radio hit “I Am Not Alone,” Kari Jobe has returned […]


Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

Posted February 5, 2017 / 24 Comments

Happy Sunday morning to you, my dear reading friends! Today on the Book Club, let’s talk about Book Pushing. By definition, Book Pushing is the habit of … pushing … a book … at your friends. Or family. Or complete strangers. You know the kind of book I’m talking about, […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for February 4th

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for February 4th

Posted February 4, 2017 / 4 Comments

Happy February! Here are the Goodreads giveaways ending this week that I thought might be of interest to y’all. Best of luck to each of you! ? As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie

Posted February 3, 2017 / 46 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Lawman in Disguise   Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn’t in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair’s plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!) Ruth Reid

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!) Ruth Reid

Posted February 2, 2017 / 57 Comments

Funny story about when I met my guest today – I happened to be hanging out in the vendor’s room at ACFW this past August, a place where publishers and the like can set up tables and sell stuff. Or give things away for free. I was waiting on my […]


Author Interview: Grace Ibitamuno Obienu

Author Interview: Grace Ibitamuno Obienu

Posted February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

January was Human Trafficking Awareness month, but I didn’t meet today’s author early enough to get an interview in during those particular 31 days.  I’m calling February 1st close enough, and really we don’t want to limit ourselves to only talk about powerful issues in their designated months anyway! Grace […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Fatal Romance by June Shaw

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Fatal Romance by June Shaw

Posted January 31, 2017 / 3 Comments

Fixing up homes can be tricky. Finding true love can be even trickier. But finding a killer can be plain old deadly . . . Twin sister divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have had their fill of both heartaches and headaches. So when they settle down in the small […]


Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Picture Books

Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Picture Books

Posted January 31, 2017 / 46 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the visual, so I decided to talk about a few of my favorite picture books! These range from newer to more classic, but they are all in my arsenal of go-to reads for the nieces and nephews. In fact, I asked my […]



Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Posted January 30, 2017 / 29 Comments

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke–men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced […]


Sunday Book Club: Book Nerd Problems

Sunday Book Club: Book Nerd Problems

Posted January 29, 2017 / 43 Comments

Today on the Sunday Book Club, let’s talk about book nerd problems. You know what I mean – those humorous little quirks that only true book nerds understand. For instance – worrying that you’ll die before you finish reading all the books you want to read. Or, the fact that […]


Author Interview: Jim Baton

Author Interview: Jim Baton

Posted January 29, 2017 / 11 Comments

Hello, my friends! I have been looking forward to this interview all month, and it may in fact be the most important one I’ve ever done. My chat with author Jim Baton was scheduled weeks ago… for this day…. and now as I re-read our discussion and I look around […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for January 28

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for January 28

Posted January 28, 2017 / 16 Comments

Wow! Where did January go?!? Has anyone won any Goodreads giveaways this month? I’d love to know! Here are the Goodreads giveaways ending this week that I thought might be of interest to y’all. Best of luck to each of you! ? As always, clicking on the covers will take […]