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Looking Out the Window: Sherri Wilson Johnson Talks about her Writing. She'll Give Away a Copy of Song of the Meadowlark.

To enter to win Sherri's e-book leave a comment and an email address.









Welcome Sherri! Let's talk about your writing. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I want to uplift readers and share with them the wonderful goodness that God has allowed me to see. I want readers to feel hope and to know that there’s always an answer to their troubles. I also want to entertain them, make them laugh, make them think, and make them swoon.

I am also passionate about purity and sexual integrity. I have been married for almost twenty-five years. In those twenty-five years, we’ve seen many friends experience failed marriages due to infidelity. We have two children who we’ve raised to value their purity and to save it for the spouse God has for them. I’ve worked with the youth ministry at church on and off for ten years and seen the devastation that comes when kids choose not to wait. And more recently I’ve become aware of the sex trafficking industry that plagues our world. These young pe…

Looking in the Window: Inspirational Blog Award

I've been awarded the Inspirational Blog Award by Cindy A. Christiansen She writes sweet inspirational romance and has out a new book, Stolen Horses, Stolen Hearts. Be sure to stop by her blog and read about her love of animals and how she likes to include them in her books. Thank you Cindy for this award!

I'm supposed to share seven things about myself.

1. My favorite Bible verses are Matthew 22: 37 - 39, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."

2. I've had an exciting day! I just had a book accepted! I'll tell you more about it later.

3. When I'm not writing I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

4. I'm a swimmer.

5. I love the beach.

6. I love to bargain shop with my daughter.

7. I'm an Elvis Presley fan.

I'm giving the award to nine authors with inspirational blogs. Be sure to…

Looking Out the Window: Anita Higman Talks about her New Devotional Book. She's Giving Away Free Download Samplers

To receive a free download sampler of Anita’s new devotional book, Where God Finds You, click on the link at the bottom of the page.


Anita talks about Where God Finds You

In forty devotional tales, Where God Finds You breathes new life into ancient Bible characters. Live with and learn about more than forty Bible men and women, including the wife of Pontius Pilate, Esther, John the Baptist, Delilah, Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene.

Through reflection on Scripture and prayer, you’ll discover a place in each of these lives of vulnerability, tenderness, truth, and love—a place where you can find God . . . and where God finds you.

Where God Finds You is unique among women’s devotional books in that it brings dozens of men and women of the Bible to life through dramatic short stories, connects biblical truths to today’s culture, and offers readers an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. Each devotion features:

• A dramatic retelling of Scripture that allows the reader to crawl into t…

Looking Out the Window: Best Selling Author Staci Stallings Talks about Her New Book, True Power & Real Peace, and Her Writing

Welcome, Staci. Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids, a husband, and a writing addiction. At least that's where it started out.  Then God took it beyond my imagination, and in the last year, I became a #1 Best Selling author! 

Fantastic! Congratulations! Lots of writers were avid readers as children. Were you?
When I was very young (3 and 4), my grandmother kept me during the day.  She had a stack of about 10 books that we cycled through, reading before naptime.  My favorite was always Cinderella.  When I got into junior high, I got hooked on The Sweet Dreams teen romance books.  I read them, collected them, re-read them, and pretty much wore them out.  The first one has the cover hanging on by one little strip of glue.

Ah yes. Those are the best kind. Tell us about your books. What's your latest about?
The very latest book I put out is called True Power & Real Peace.  That book took me by complete surprise.  In fact, I had over half o…

Looking Out the Window: Historical Romance Writer Donna Winters Talks about her New Book, Bluebird of Brockport. She'll Give Away a Copy.

Bluebird of Brockport is a Novel of the Erie Canal. Donna's offering either a print or an email copy. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address. She also shares her favorite Bible verse and well as her mother's recipe for Apple Crisp.

NOURISH THE BODY - The Apple Crisp


When I pondered what favorite recipe to share, I thought about the characters in my latest book, Bluebird of Brockport, A Novel of the Erie Canal, and asked myself what they might have been able to create on an Erie Canal boat in 1830. The answer came to me fairly quickly: Apple Crisp. It’s extremely simple and all of the ingredients would have been readily available in the early nineteenth century.

I grew up in western New York State in the fruit belt where apple orchards were plentiful. My mother’s cousin would always stop by after harvest with two crates of apples for us — one of Macintosh and one of Red Delicious. My mother would bake the Macintosh apples into apple crisp — yum! Her recipe was prob…