Marti Pieper_HeadshotGreetings from lovely Mount Dora, Florida, where October means we’ve turned off our air conditioner and opened the windows. Our weather doesn’t get cold enough to produce leaves with true autumn color, but we do have plenty of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice coffee drinks to help us join the rest of the northern hemisphere in celebrating  fall.

Today, I’m delighted to introduce to you a friend-by-writing, Dena Dyer. I “know” Dena from several mutual friendships and of course through Dena headshotthe Christian Authors Network, but we have yet to meet in person. Her Texas home is near Fort Worth, where my husband and I married and welcomed our first two daughters into our family. I have just enough in common with Dena to want to get to know her better, so  let’s all do that via this interview.

Welcome, Dena! How did you get into writing and how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

I started writing as a second grader, when I discovered a passion for stringing together words and making people laugh. To date, I’ve had seven books released with royalty publishers and have an eighth that will 25 Christmas Blessingscome out next year. It’s a humorous devotional book for couples, which I’m writing with my hubby. My latest release is 25 Christmas Blessings: An Inspiring Countdown to Christmas! (Barbour), a devotional book for individuals and families. It includes 250 service ideas, which I’m really excited about. Before that, I wrote Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope when Life Hurts (Kregel) with my friend and fellow minister’s wife, Tina Samples. Read More →

25 Christmas Blessings by Dena Dyer

25 Christmas Blessings by Dena Dyer

Title: 25 Christmas Blessings: An Inspiring Countdown
to Christmas!
Author: Dena Dyer
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1634093187

Book Description
Every day for the 25 days leading up to Christmas, 25 Christmas Blessings will give families an inspiring, holiday-themed topic such as Celebrate, Remember, Give, Love, Listen, Rest, and many more to focus on. Each themed section will feature a devotional, a prayer, a “Top 10 Ways to Bless Others this Christmas” list, and relevant scriptures to remember.