Month: November 2015

Monday Meet-up! An Interview with the Lovely Kristen Remenar

  Happy Monday, folks! I am so excited about the month of December, which will highlight published authors. Each of the authors selected have much wisdom to share, along with tips to the writing trade.  To start the month off (even though it is technically the last day of November), is Kristen Remenar, whose debut picture book, Groundhog’s Dilemma, actually hits store shelves TOMORROW, December 1! Then, her second book, Draw with a Vengeance, is slated to hit stands early in 2016. I am delighted she stopped by to say hello!  As always, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment...

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It’s Thanksgiving Week! And You Get Two Monday Meet-Ups!

Talk about a sizzling deal! Forget that Black Monday or Black Friday shopping! We know that the real deal is right here! Today I am introducing my fabulous literary agent, Carrie Pestritto from Prospect Agency. She and I have been working together for a little over a year now. Her editorial eye and insightful advice has taken my writing to the next level. Beyond that, she is so patient and encouraging. I really struck gold when she offered me a contract!       THEN, you will also be introduced to super-cool Jim Watkins, acquiring editor at Wesleyan Publishing House and an author is in his own right. He has wonderful advice for those of us desiring publication. As always, don’t forget to leave a comment right here. The only way I’ll continue to meet your reader needs is if you let me know. 🙂       Next week starts AUTHOR month! I have an amazing line-up of authors for the month of December! We’ll be starting with the sweet and sassy, Kristen Remenar, whose picture book, Groundhog’s Dilemma, hits store shelves on December 1! You won’t want to miss...

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Does anyone know what time it is? (Hint: It’s Monday…)

It’s Monday Meet-Up time! Click on the Monday Meet-up page and read about Ann Byle, literary agent from Credo Communications! Next Monday, since it’s the holiday week, you will get two interviews! One is with my lovely literary agent, Carrie Pestritto from Prospect Agency, and the other is with the super cool Jim Watkins, acquiring editor at Wesleyan Publishing. And I’d love for you to leave a comment here! Here’s to a fabulous...

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What is ‘Service’?

“Thank you for your service.” Have you ever contemplated what that means? Serve, servant, service, all come from the Latin word, servus, which means “a slave.” (from   Even though the word has evolved into more than just that connotation, it makes me wonder the true depth and sacrifice of service. To serve means that there must be some giving of yourself. It’s hard to be selfish when you’re serving. The very act of service is to put someone else’s needs before your own. After observing a Veteran’s Day presentation yesterday, my heart was overwhelmed at the men and women who give up so much to serve so many. I thought it about it the whole way home and through the night. In what ways do I serve? How do I give of myself to help others? This was and is the very heart of our Savior. His service to us provided a ransom that we could never pay back. In a society that focuses on “selfies” and hedonistic pleasures, let me encourage you today to serve. *Serve your family. *Serve your church. *Serve your neighbors. If all of us adopted this mentality, what an impact we would...

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It’s MONDAY! Time for Monday Meet-Up!

We have a fantastic November line-up! And December is filling up with some amazing interviews, as well. For today, Monday, November 9, 2015, you will want to check out my interview with the lovely Ms. Linda Glaz, a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. Next Monday, November 16, I have the one-and-only Ann Byle, literary agent from Credo Communications! And for the Monday of Thanksgiving week, acquiring editor Jim Watkins from Wesleyan Publishing House! DECEMBER is lining up to be our month to HIGHLIGHT AUTHORS! This is super exciting. Some of these fabulous writers have best-selling books already, others have books coming out HOT OFF THE PRESS. They are more than happy to share tips of the trade. So, go click on the Monday Meet-Up link and get to know literary agent, Linda Glaz. *Don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment section! I’d love to hear from...

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