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Looking Out the Window: Talking Love with Sugan Baganz, Introducing The Baron's Blunder

You would think the author of countless romance stories would find it easy to write one out of her own life. But it’s not. Growing up, I would walk home and look up to heaven, spin around, and wonder if God was taking my picture. Did He care for my overly-sensitive, hurting and lonely heart? All a teacher had to do was look at me wrong and I’d burst into tears until sixth grade when I learned to hide my pain. The sweetest love story is when, after years of sensing God’s call to me, I finally understood that I could respond. That he was waiting for me to do so! James 4:8 says “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (NASB)” Really? He wasn’t some distant King high on a thrown beyond my reach. I first came to understand this at a Campus Life/Youth for Christ meeting. For weeks I had begged some friends to let me come to a meeting. They seemed happy. They had something I didn’t. And they would go to concerts for groups like . . . Petra, who I had never heard of.

Looking in the Window: Celebrating the Olympic Games - Succeeding Through Thrilling Wins and Agonizing Loses, a Sports Mystery Giveaway

In honor of the Olympic Games, we're celebrating sports and athletes. I'm giving away an e-book, a print copy (U.S. residents only) and my publisher's giving away a Smashwords code for  Stopped Cold.  To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below. The Olympic Games are underway! What a wonderful time of competition, excellence and togetherness. The results of hard work, gifts used, and obstacles overcome pay off. Possibilities for shining futures fill the air. One one-hundredths of a second can separate number one and number two. On the edges of their seats, spectators escape life’s difficulties and differences and marvel at the best of the best. It’s a great time to sink into the pages of Stopped Cold , a teen sports mystery, and meet high school swimmer Maggie Butterfly. Stopped Cold   finished 4th in the 16th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll and was a 2013 Grace Awards Finalist. Below find The Thrill of Victory , Chapter One and Youth Su

Looking Out the Window: Renee Blare Talks About Her New Book, Through Raging Waters. Gives Away An E-book

A Warm Welcome to Renee Blare                                               The Tetons                                                           Renee talks passionately about her beloved Wyoming, where she set Through Raging Waters. She’ll give away an e-book of that novel. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below. Wyoming Wonderland Many who know me would tell you that I love my home. From the ongoing saga of the first National Park to my husband fishing at one of our high mountain lakes, I post about my beautiful state on Facebook daily. I share pictures of my Wind River Mountains, Snowy Range, and Wyoming Black Hills. (Black Hills below) This is God’s country. The Big Horn Mountains is where I had my honeymoon as well as Thermopolis, the largest single hot springs in the world. I love to fish and hunt these hills. Wyoming is like no other place on earth, at least to me. And it’s on fire. Over 60,000 acres of land is currently burn