Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Robin's Wednesday's Recommended Reading

Today's recommendation is Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon

As a social worker, Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children and seeing that justice is served on their behalf. But when she starts getting harassing phone calls and bizarre "gifts," it seems she may be the one in need of protection. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, her brother Cole comes to her aid, along with his new partner, Detective Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Protecting Alison has become more than just a job--because his own happiness now depends on keeping her safe.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

SO Excited to Shared....

Am SO excited to share with everyone that my dear friend, Pam Hillman, has her debut novel up on Amazon for kindle!

This is a book NOT to be missed! Check it out. I highly recommend it!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Night Special

Each Saturday, I venture out of my "comfort" reading zone of Suspense/thriller/mystery/romantic suspense to bring you a recommendation in a different genre. This week, I'm pleased to suggest The Lightkeeper's Ball by my dear friend, Colleen Coble.

Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.
Olivia Stewart's family is one of the Four Hundred-the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt-and the more she is drawn to him herself.

When several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help. He takes her on a ride in his aeroplane, but then crashes, and they're forced to spend two days alone together. With her reputation hanging by a thread, Harrison offers to marry her to make the situation right. As a charity ball to rebuild the Mercy Falls lighthouse draws near, she realizes she wants more than a sham engagement-she wants Harrison in her life forever. But her enemy plans to shatter the happiness she is ready to grasp. If Olivia dares to drop her masquerade, she just might see the path to true happiness.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Robin's Wednesday's Recommended Reading

Today's recommendation is Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets.
Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket--the closing of his deceased father's law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn't leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.

Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn't have it much worse.

Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom's plan to quietly shut down his father's practice and slink out of town runs into an unexpected roadblock - two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Night Special

Each Saturday, I venture out of my "comfort" reading zone of Suspense/thriller/mystery/romantic suspense to bring you a recommendation in a different genre. This week, I'm pleased to suggest Hope Rekindled by Tracie Peterson.

At long last, Deborah Vandermark is preparing for her own wedding... but the groom suddenly goes absent. Tragedy has befallen Christopher's family in Kansas City, upsetting the doctor's future with Deborah. With five siblings now under his care, can he return to Texas and impose a ready-made family on Deborah?
Deborah herself finds her resolve faltering as her fears about marriage and career start to overwhelm her. How can she marry and be a mother to Christopher's siblings, and still be able to pursue her work and training as a physician? When an old adversary reveals a contract that may spell ruin for Vandermark Logging, Deborah's life seems to be spiraling out of control. How can God possibly work this for good? And can Christopher and Deborah find a way to claim the future they long to share when so much stands in their way?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

So Happy... Holt Medallion Award of Merit

I was thrilled to be notified that DELIVER US FROM EVIL was awarded a Holt Medallion Award of Merit in the long inspirational category! I'm so honored!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Robin's Wednesday's Recommended Reading

Today's recommendation is Lion of Babylon by Davis Bunn

Special agent Marc Royce's job in the State Department is routine---until two CIA operatives, a high-placed Iraqi civilian, and a humanitarian aid worker go missing in Iraq. As Marc engages in a covert operation, the underground dialogue between sworn enemies heats up. Will the ultimate Reconciler bring peace between ancient opponents and current foes?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Papa

Tomorrow is my dad's birthday...thought I'd wish him a happy birthday here and share some of my recent fav photos! Happy birthday Papa!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Grandson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited to announce my newest grandson, Zayden Brody Forgy, arrived a little over 3 weeks ahead of schedule on June 9, 2011 at 4:36pm, weighing in at 5# 13 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long. Here is a picture of Zayden with his big brother, Benton!

School's Out

School is officially out here in central AR. That means my two girls are home. All the time. And I have a deadline. Sept 1st. I need to write. They want to play. I need to write. They need to be fed. I need to write. They're tired of swinging & jumping on the trampoline. I need to write. They're tired of playing in the sprinklers. I need to write. They don't want to watch a movie or play a game on the computer. I need to write.

Ok, it's a viscious cycle. Anybody out there have some good ideas on what they can do (ages 11 & 9) that will give me at least a few hours of writing time?????

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Night Special

Each Saturday, I venture out of my "comfort" reading zone of Suspense/thriller/mystery/romantic suspense to bring you a recommendation in a different genre. This week, I'm pleased to suggest Learning by Karen Kingsbury.

Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team . on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other.
Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss?

As Cody's past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury's popular Baxter family.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Looking Back...

Funny thing, I recently was asked to revisit the day I received my first contract. I found myself feeling a 100% total recall. That, it blew me away as much recently as it did back in 2006 when I got the call. Just remembering made me realize I have the best job in the world and I'm blessed He called me to write. :)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Favorite Cover?

As I review all my covers, it's hard to pick my favorite. Why don't YOU tell me which cover is YOUR favorite???

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Robin's Wednesday's Recommended Reading

Today's recommendation is The Ambition by Lee Strobel

An unputdownable thriller from the best-selling author of The Case for Christ! Drawing on his years as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Strobel weaves a gripping insider's tale of power, politics, and payoffs set in a gleaming suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Writing Buds!

Recently, my good friend, amazing author, and critique partner, Dineen Miller, came and visited. We had an amazing time eating and visiting and eating and brainstorming and eating and writing and eating...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Happy Birthday, Steve Laube

Yep, it's my agent's birthday. Time for embarassing Steve stories! Nah, it's his birthday...I'll just post some pictures of him and thank him for being a wonderful directing force in my career! :)

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Saturday Night Special

Each Saturday, I venture out of my "comfort" reading zone of Suspense/thriller/mystery/romantic suspense to bring you a recommendation in a different genre. This week, I'm pleased to suggest The Mercy by Beverly Lewis.

Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward friend refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return and make things right with the People.
Nick avowed his love for Rose--but will he ever be willing to sacrifice modern life for her Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, is living in her parents' Dawdi Haus. Her estranged "English" husband, injured and helpless after a car accident, has reluctantly come to live with her and their young daughter during his recovery. Can their marriage recover, as well? Is there any possible middle ground between a woman reclaiming her old-fashioned Amish lifestyle and a thoroughly modern man?

Friday, June 03, 2011

My Daughter "Graduated"

Yesterday, my middle daughter, Remington Case, "graduated" from elementary school. I can't believe she'll be attending middle school next year. Where does the time go? Here are some "progression" pictures of her!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Recent Teaching

Recently, I had opportunity to teach "GMC: It's Not A Vehicle" at the central AR ACW conference. I had a wonderful time, met some awesome people, and enjoyed visiting with my friend Tricia Goyer.

Here is a quick photo Tricia snapped!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Robin's Wednesday's Recommended Reading

Today's recommendation is The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker

The last thing Renee Gilmore remembers is being rescued by a pair of unknown arms after her drug-dealer boyfriend attempts to murder her. She wakes up in a beautiful glass house surrounded by doctors and the man that saved her life, Lamont Myers. Lamont offers her protection, if she abides by his rules. Among these; she must not leave the house, making her the bird in his gilded cage.