Book Reviews

Book Giveaway: A Daring Venture

As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against waterborne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--but only if she can get people to believe in her work. Newly… Continue reading Book Giveaway: A Daring Venture

Book Reviews

The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway

A Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain's High Society Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it… Continue reading The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway


Here we go: ACFW 2015 Writer’s Conference

In a few short days, I'll load up my car and drive to Dallas with a few of my favorite writer friends.  For four days, we will talk: writing, characters, books, plotting, publishing, and probably agents. I'm so excited and thankful for this opportunity to attend the American Christian Fiction Writer's Conference. This is the… Continue reading Here we go: ACFW 2015 Writer’s Conference

Book Reviews

The BIG Book Giveaway!

Happy 3rd-anniversary suburbanthoughts!! Back in May the idea of a big book giveaway began to form in my mind. It was about that time I noticed the number of blog followers inching closer to the 1,000 milestone, then in July, we reached over a thousand followers!  That's one of the best blog "birthday" presents ever.… Continue reading The BIG Book Giveaway!


Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

A month ago I received a call that I was Genesis semi-finalist. It was a time of great celebration since a Genesis award is considered one of the highest awards for unpublished authors in Christian fiction. Joy threw me into hyperdrive as I jumped into new edits on my work-in-progress. Over the next month, I… Continue reading Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

General, Writing

Home Sweet Home

I had a wonderful time at the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference. It was both an incredible and very humbling experience to feel God's presence at each session and during each conversation. I felt like I was walking on air the entire weekend.  I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time. The first… Continue reading Home Sweet Home