Interview: Heather Blackall, Author of Orion’s Order

I know some pretty amazing people.  One of them is a woman who I attended college with (GO GATORS!) named Heather Blackall, who never ceases to amaze me with her determination to try new things.  Her first book, a children's book entitled Orion's Order, releases today.  Check out our interview: Amanda: Tell us a little about yourself and ODCA. Heather Blackall: I am the president and founder of Ocean’s Daughter Conservation Alliance (ODCA). We officially launched on September 13, 2013.  We are headquartered ... Read more

Book Review: Seven Days in May

For the most part, I love the writing process. I love every minute from staring at that blank, empty Word Document, to going back and figuring out how to incorporate new plot points, to rereading and rereading and rereading. I don't much care for editing, but that's why I have Jennifer Harris Dault, my editor. But one of the best parts about being a writer is having writer friends, and one of my dearest ones is Jennifer Perrine Luitwieler. Personally and professionally, she ... Read more

Guest Post and Giveaway: Landra Graf: Let Me Tell You The Why

First up: Thank you Amanda for hosting me on your blog today! This blog title is a phrase my day job boss says all the time. I like it. The very words breathe transparency, honesty, and build faith that you’re being given the whole story instead of being yanked by a chain. So, I’m going to give you the why on my writing. It started with poems, and then built to grandiose ideas of half-demon/half-human girls who were going to fight the devil ... Read more

Book Review: Many Strange Women by Parker J. Cole

So, true confessions. Even though I write love stories myself, I'm not a huge fan of books that fall under the Christian Romance label. I think it's because I've read too many of them. So, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the latest release from my publisher. The book, Many Strange Women, by Parker J. Cole just didn't seem like something I would normally read.  Here's the description: Solomon Greene made a deal with God. If He'd send him an ... Read more