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Looking Out the Window: Nicole Odell Talks about The Embittered Ruby and Her Favorite Recipe and Bible Verse

What a fun time! Nicole’s sharing an award winning recipe and her favorite Bible verse. She’s also giving away a copy of her book. To enter to win the book, leave a comment with your email address. To receive a free recipe e-book, Novel Morsels, scroll below and follow Nicole’s directions.



Nourish the Body

Read an excerpt from Nicole’s book, The Embittered Ruby, and get Carmen Castillo’s recipe for award-winning chili. Carmen’s the main character in The Embittered Ruby. She’s loves to cook and plans to go to culinary school.
Nicole says, “When I put together Novel Morsels, a collaborative cookbook made up of 120 recipes that show up in books or favorites of our characters by 65 authors, Carmen decided to share her chili recipe.”
Nourish the Body: Excerpt and Recipe
Super-Secret, Award-Winning Chili
The Embittered Ruby, Barbour Publishing April, 2011 Nicole O’Dell
“Okay. There’s only so much a man can take.” Billy barged into his bedroom.
“What?” Carmen sat up. “You said I could nap on y…

Looking Out the Window: Riding the Road / Writing Heavenward: K Dawn Byrd Talks about Her New Devotional Book, Lessons from the Open Road, and Shares a Beautiful Devotional

K. Dawn on the Screamin' Eagle V-Rod

A couple of years ago, the idea of writing a devotional about the lessons I learned while riding a motorcycle came to me. I had no idea what I was getting into and how much writing devotionals would minister to me as an author. I jotted down notes for weeks, hoping to come up with enough lessons to take the reader through a month. Lessons from the Open Road ended with 33 lessons, each followed by Scripture and prayer.
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes learning new things is hard. Just when I thought I'd mastered the parking lot where I was learning to ride my little Yamaha Virago starter bike, I pulled out, forgot to hit the brake, did an Evel Knievel, and jumped a short concrete wall, landing in some trees. My poor little bike limped home with a hole in the crankcase the size of a quarter. J-B Weld to the rescue! I'm stubborn, too stubborn to quit. After I recovered from the sore neck that resulted from my stunt, I climbed back on the ol…

Happy Easter Everyone! Check Out the Easter Message One Blog Below: Give Away: 2011 Carol Award Finalist S. Dionne Moore Talks About Writing and Promise Brides, Her New Book. She Gives Us a Peek at Her Office

S. Dionne will give away a copy of Promise Brides. To enter to win leave a comment with your email address.
Welcome. First, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sandra. :) Is that “little” enough? No? Okay. I write as S. Dionne Moore because my first editor had just contracted my evil twin, Sandra Robbins (Sandra R. Is my bud and works with me at The Borrowed Book, so this is all good, ‘k?). In order not to confuse us I used my middle name and first initial.
S. Dionne it is. Were you an avid reader as a child? What did you read?Loved, loved, loved Nancy Drew. Still do, except now I play--please don’t tell--the Nancy Drew games. Yeah, I know they’re for kids. . .uh, teens, but I really like them. I also enjoyed good historicals where I came away having learned something new about the time period. Raise your hand if you like to learn while you read! Learning is much less painful that way. :)
I agree. I love to learn while reading. Let's talk about your writing. Why do you write…

HAPPY EASTER!

Christ Has Risen!
"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning the women took spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men aid to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!.."
Luke 24: 1 - 6