'Guilty Pleasures' on Fresh Fiction.
“We all have our secret list of guilty pleasures, and I’m not just talking about that hidden box of chocolate truffles and your DVR maxed out on The Bachelor. I’ve often used my guilty pleasures to stir my creative juices and get the writing flowing. It might be my mad-love for period dramas to craft that romantic historical romance or in the case of my new Young Adult novel, it was my love for superheroes..." Read More
'GoodReads--Not Another Social Media Outlet!' at Seekerville blog.
"When I became a published author over eight years ago, I didn’t realize I was going to need a Marketing degree or to go outside of my introverted comfort zone and create a social media presence. The term ‘social media’ hadn’t even come into common use in 2006 when my first book came out. (Although, they say the term was coined in the 1990’s.)" Read More
'L.M. Montgomery & the YA Genre' originally published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine.
"When I reflect back on my reading as a teenager, I’d have to say that my favorite Young Adult author could be none other than L. M. Montgomery (author of the Anne of Green Gables series and so much more). Now you might not think of her as a typical YA author. I know, I know—that genre didn’t even exist until the 1940’s when the term teenager came into use. But when I think about the 1990’s when I grew up, there just wasn’t a whole lot of new YA fiction out there and definitely not Christian YA..." Read More
A Character Interview of Andrea from Andrea & the 5 Day Challenge from author, Clare Revell
Intrepid reporter I.B. Nosey put me through my one crazy interview.
Playboy bachelor, Alec, discovers a baby on his doorstep only days away from being appointed to a political office, prompting him to appeal to his assistant, Jane, for help. Misunderstandings and accusations from the press abound, leading Alec to wonder, even if he were prepared for a ready-made family, could sweet, church-going Jane ever find it in her heart to marry a sinner like him?
High school senior, Luke Ryan, may have gone all-star in baseball the previous year, but nothing about his current life resembles that famed reputation. With Christmas break on the horizon, he resents the compulsory trip to visit his estranged father in California. Not only is he forced to abandon his mother over the holiday, but his pianist girlfriend, Andrea, also--who seems too preoccupied by her Christmas Eve charity concert to care that they ll be apart. On the way to California, he meets free-spirit Charli who spins his world in a completely different direction. Once in his old stomping grounds, he s forced to face the reality of his sister s death and his parents divorce. Decisions assail him over his future, his girlfriend, and his home. Is he destined to move back to California to secure a baseball scholarship or does God have another plan for his life?
High school junior Andrea Jamison, self-proclaimed change-o-phobic and, incidentally, a fabulous pianist in her own right has lost faith in herself and her abilities. At the exact moment when her parents begin pressuring her about an opportunity that just might lead to Julliard, Andrea’s friend Amy meddles in her personal life trying to pair her up with the cute, transfer jock Luke Ryan. Will Andrea learn to accept her parents often repeated word FOCUS or will she finally start trusting in God’s strength instead of cowering in her own weaknesses?