But, my kids left school the Friday before MLK Day, and haven’t been back until (hopefully) this morning. I say that because I’m typing this on Sunday night and praying, praying, that the snow forecast for tonight is just a light dusting.
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It’s time to nominate books for the 2013 Grace Awards. I have two books that qualify: A Melody for James and an Aria for Nick.
Everywhere you look, if you look at “advice for writers” or “how to be the best writer you can be!”, one of the first things they say is, “Read. Read everything all the time.” Well, I’ve found that to not be the case for me. I don’t like to read fiction anymore. I don’t have the patience for it, and I don’t have the time. Whatever free time I end up with, I’m using to read homemaking, Christian living, or cookbooks, or to plan blog posts, or plot out novels. And that is just simply the truth.
Every time I finish one of Hallee Bridgeman’s novels, I think she’s reached the peak of storytelling and the next one can’t possibly be as good. And then every time I read the next one, it’s even better than the one before! This story kept me up late reading because I could not bear to stop. The non-stop action and hectic pace leave you breathless but never overshadow the building relationship between Aria and Nick. These characters, both with devastating pasts, never waver in their faith in God, yet still maintain absolute believabilty in their circumstances. They feel pain and loss, struggle with forgiveness and trust, and fall in love while living out a Christian lifestyle in very real ways. I’m already looking forward to the next one!
The flu hit our house last week. My 7-year-old, Scott, got it first and was prescribed Tamiful. I went ahead and gave to my youngest, Jeb, too, as a prophylactic measure, which worked, I think, since he never got sick. Then Gregg got it. Then I did and I’m still down with it. I AM feeling better than I have in days, so I’m hoping this is my last day with it. Thankfully, our daughter, Kaylee, was gone until Monday, so I’m praying she avoids getting it.
I have compiled all of my events and signings for the coming year, and created an “appearances” section of this website. You can see just how much traveling I’ll be doing this year! Click this link to follow my appearances and events.