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The Waterboy Cover Reveal

The Waterboy Cover Reveal

Two weeks from today, on March 27, I will be releasing The Waterboy. It will be free and available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers. Here is the cover, blurb, and a short behind-the-scenes about the book.

Big Week Ahead

Big Week Ahead

I’m not sure I’m cramming enough exciting things into my week. What do you think?

7 Favourite Fall Things

7 Favourite Fall Things

Sweaters on Pinterest and other knitting geekery, books, writing, simple comforts, and other joys of autumn. Here’s what’s been inspiring me.

Author Interview: About Me and "Finding Heaven"

Author Interview: About Me and "Finding Heaven"

On Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege of being interviewed on Facebook by author Joy Norstrom, one of the authors with whom I am co-hosting the Inspiring Women event at Audreys Books in Edmonton on Thursday. (The other is P.D. Workman.) For posterity's sake, and in case you missed it, I am copying the interview here.

Taming the Unicorn: 4 Lessons for Turning Your Dreams Into Realities

Taming the Unicorn: 4 Lessons for Turning Your Dreams Into Realities

There is no perfect time, condition, or situation to pursue your dream. Conversely, if you aren't making progress, it isn't because of external circumstances. Yes, these can put road blocks in your way. But if your dream is something you intend to do, no matter what, you will find a way around them.

What About Christian Fantasy?

What About Christian Fantasy?

I haven't read a ton of "Christian fantasy" books, but I have read some. And I always wonder afterwards if the real God of the Universe would behave as the author imagined he would. And I wonder if I really have the right while "playing God" with my own characters to cast the real God as one of them.

Tell Your Story

The conference today was amazing. The keynote speakers, Carrie Doll and Leah Podollan, were uplifting and inspiring. The other presenters and organizers were all fantastic. (P.S. Leah shares yummy recipes on her website that are for the allergy-afflicted, as she has had to learn to cook for her son who deals with 28 allergies! Check it out!)

Carrie giving her keynote speech.

Carrie giving her keynote speech.

And I got a great response to my Online Marketing session, so I am thankful for that. I also managed to squeeze it in in under an hour. Yay!

I snagged an image of these awesome Ariel leggings because MERMAID! How great are these?!

I snagged an image of these awesome Ariel leggings because MERMAID! How great are these?!

Plus, I made a new friend. Krystina Dubrule, you are one amazing lady. This local gal started a business selling awesome clothing (LOTSA cool leggings!) a year and a half ago using a direct sales model, and her business has exploded. I was so encouraged as she shared her successes and struggles running a company that has grown so very, very quickly. I know she is on the road to continued success!

Check out her company, Du North Darling Designs and be inspired!

Besides all the amazing stories of women on different points in their journeys, and so many entrepreneurial women who are "Making their own reality" (wise words that Carrie shared in her talk), this conference has moved me further ahead on my own journey. I have learned so much so I could teach the marketing session, as is often the case, and I look forward to becoming even better at marketing what I do.

For now, I better get back to doing what I do... and keep laying out my book for publishing!

Who has inspired you this week, friends? I would love to hear about it!