A Chat with Author Cheri Strange

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Greetings from Davalynn Spencer in Colorful Colorado. Please join me today in welcoming author Cheri Strange. Cheri, please give us an overview of your book, Can You See Me, Now? Good News for the Lonely, Left Out & Less Than. Can You See Me, Now? is for any woman who has ever been left out of the group, felt alone, or insignificant, and it offers a biblical path forward. It’s a 75-day journey toward genuine transformation with a guide and a personal plan to help you experience it. The title draws me in. Why did you write this book? The…

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A Chat with Author Linda Rooks

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Greetings from Marti Pieper in (as I write this) nearly flooded Seneca, South Carolina. I’m delighted to share this interview with author Linda Rooks today, in part because her new book sounds exciting and in part because she’s a dear friend. I served with Linda on the leadership team of Word Weavers Orlando during my years in Florida. I know you’ll enjoy reading about her and how God is using her writing! Welcome, Linda! Please tell us about your book. Pieces of Dark, Pieces of Light spans two continents to weave together a captivating international suspense thriller in which family…

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A Chat with Author Mary Alford

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in sizzling hot California! Today I have the joy of interviewing Mary Alford, one of our newest CAN members and a USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense! Welcome, Mary! Please tell us about your book Among the Innocent. When she was sixteen years old, Leah Miller lost everything when her entire Amish family was murdered in front of her. Now, their decade’s old murder case is about to turn red hot when the true killer returns to Amish country to claim his final victim. Leah. Intriguing! What inspired you to write this book? I wanted…

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Book Review: How to Dress a Dinosaur

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How to Dress a Dinosaur by Robin Currie is an engaging board book. Every parent knows the struggle of getting a child dressed and out the door. But with a cast of hilariously coiffed dinosaurs to teach toddlers how to stomp their feet into pant legs and reach their claws into shirts, getting dressed becomes a game. Your little dino lover will beg to join in the fun and get dressed like a dinosaur! Winner of the Purple Dragon and Firebird Awards. *  *  * Book review: “Such a fun book to read with any little one, and fans of dinosaurs…

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Why Writing is My Hobby–Not Gardening or Flowers

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By Linda Wood Rondeau There’s a reason I don’t garden and writing is my main ambition. Historically, I kill anything I try to grow. That’s why, when our VBS director gave me a pot of flowers, I asked my church friends to pray for the plant. Many years ago, when I was still young and thought I might have inherited my mother’s skill with flowers, I planted zinnias in front of my trailer. I dreamed of enjoying their beauty as I looked out the window while washing dishes. I dutifully tended the project, going out several times a week to…

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A Chat with Author Patricia Bradley

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Summery greetings from Colorado. Davalynn Spencer here, with our guest author today, Patricia Bradley. Welcome, Patricia. Please give us a brief sketch of your featured book, Deception –Natchez Trace Park Rangers, Book 4. When ISB Ranger Madison Thorn arrives in Natchez to investigate a white-collar scheme, she has no idea she will be thrown back into the violent crimes division–or that it will get so personal. She’ll have to work with her childhood enemy-turned-handsome charmer to unravel the clues before it’s too late. Sounds exciting, Patricia. What inspired you to write this book for your series? Deception is the fourth…

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Book Review: Always Before Me

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  Are you a busy woman seeking intimacy with God? Do you long for His peace in a hectic schedule, or do you feel you’re not important enough to warrant His attention?  Always Before Me by Davalynn Spencer provides ninety daily story-devotions with examples of how God uses our ordinary surroundings and circumstances to carry His extraordinary voice straight to our hearts.  At the end of these brief, day-warming inspirations, you will find a final how-to chapter with step-by-step encouragement for discovering the miracle of God’s voice in your own life.  A brief moment of insight is sometimes all it takes…

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A Chat with Author Tez Brooks

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the honor of interviewing one of our newest members of CAN, Tez Brooks, an award-winning author of nonfiction. Welcome, Tez! Please tell us about your book Debriefing: Meditations of Hope for Those Who Protect and Serve. The role of first responders is stressful. But God is with them, both in remarkable events and insignificant moments of their job and home life. Debriefing helps first responders focus on the Lord and the vital position God has placed them, so they can approach the day encouraged and filled with hope. That sounds fantastic!…

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Book Review: Ghosts of Trumball Mansion

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  Ghosts of Trumball Mansion by Linda Wood Rondeau is a paranormal story about a romance writer and her estranged publisher husband as they spend a summer together in their sprawling Connecticut estate. As reconciliation seems possible, the demonic forces in the home threaten to keep them apart.          *  *  * Book review: “Not since Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, have I enjoyed a spiritual warfare novel. Linda Wood Rondeau’s Ghosts of Trumball Mansion brings a believable and cautionary tale of what we allow into our hearts and minds, and the repercussions when left to simmer…

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Book Review: Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith

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    Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World by Stan and Cheryl Schuermann is a Christian nonfiction resource for parents. From “Discover Boldness” to “Be the One Your Children Want to Imitate,” parents will be strengthened to persevere with confidence. They will discover the essentials for building a culture of faith in the home and preparing their children to walk with Christ in an increasingly conflicted world.         *  *  * Book review from Dr. Kevin Bradford: “Stan and Cheryl Schuermann have woven a warm and inviting tapestry of biblical principles, observations and counsel from a variety of…

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