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Dating, Dining, Desperation, and Melody Carlson

My review follows the CFBA info.


This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDating, Dining, and Desperation B&H Books (March 1, 2014) byMelody Carlson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Daphne Ballinger has learned to accept her deceased, eccentric aunt’s strange request that she marry in order to inheri…

CFBA: Once Upon a Winter's Heart

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingOnce Upon a Winter's Heart Center Street (January 7, 2014) byMelody Carlson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Emma Burcelli has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. But she concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi suddenly pass…

Five Minute Friday: WRITE

5 minute freewrite on the topic of the week
Today's word: WRITE
On my new year's resolution mug I painted with glaze the following quotation by E. B. White: "Writing is an act of faith..."

To be honest, I haven't done a whole lot of writing the past few weeks. I've done more reading than writing, and copying others' words in my composition book instead of composing my own words, carving them from my mind, my heart, my soul.
The word I received for 2014 is "creative," and pursuing other avenues of creativity has gotten me into the pottery-painting store, trying to sketch with colored pencils, knitting scarves in chunky yarns on different sized needles, and reading books I would not normally choose.
But since I teach others how to write, and encourage others who write, and edit and publish for others, I should write more myself. 
I just haven't been writing.
I saw this quotation online by Lisa-Jo Baker, and it struck a chord with me: 
"S…