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Looking Out The Window: Calling All Writers. April Gardner Talks About Her New Writer's Resource, Body Beats To Build On. Gives Away A Spiral Notebook.

A Warm Welcome to April Gardner To enter to win the spiral bound notebook of Body Beats To Build On leave a comment and an email address below. (U.S. citizens only) Hi April, first, tell us a little about yourself. Hey there! My name is April Gardner, and I’m an author of Christian historical romance. I grew up as a missionary kid in Spain and have lived a total of 21 years in Japan, Spain, England, and Germany. As much as I loved experiencing the world, I’m more than happy to settle down in Texas with my USAF husband, two high schoolers, and two German shepherds. Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?  I struggled in school and was a delayed reader, but once I discovered books, I never turned back. My favorites were books about horses. What do you write? I write Native American historical fiction generously doused with romance. The Muscogee (Creek) of the Southeast is the tribe I focus on. Too many people have never heard of the tribe, ev

Looking Out The Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks About A Pleasant Rivalry, The Latest Book In Her Historical Willow Valley Rivalry Series. Gives Away An E-Book For A Newsletter Sign-up

A Warm Welcome to Linda Weaver Clarke Sign up for Linda's newsletter by emailing her at and receive a free e-Book.  A Willow Valley Rivalry This new Historical Romance series is set in the 1800s. Each story has a mystery to solve and each book is family friendly. I have released a new book in this series, which takes place in 1839 in the United States. This was a time of turmoil for many, especially for those who supported the abolitionist movement. In A Pleasant Rivalry , Angelica Davis is surprised when she finds out that an old school chum has returned to Willow Valley to take over his grandfather’s business. Since she writes articles for the Chronicle and Simon Morgan owns the Willow Valley News, they just happen to be rivals. The competition is on. Who will be the first to discover the identity of the jewel thief or the arsonist? Will it be Angelica or Simon? Gradually the feelings she once had for him return as they both search

Looking In The Window: Talking Love

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Cor. 13: 13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. I Cor. 13: 4 - 8 Talking Love At Valentine’s Day we think of romantic love, but there are many kinds of love, and they all enrich our lives. The love of children, Moms, Dads and friends. At first it seemed odd to me that I’d think of an atheist on a day celebrating love, but maybe not. When I was in college I used to run into him in the small cafe where

Looking Out The Window: Meet Teen Illustrator Morgan Gardner

A Warm Welcome to Morgan Gardner Illustrator for The Littlest Shepherd by Laverne Story Stanley (Shown above with the author) Hi Morgan, it's great to have you visit. Tell us the theme of this book?  It follows a shepherd boy on the night of the birth of Jesus and his journey to seeing the newborn savior. How did you meet the author? I met Laverne Stanley through my mom. My mom said one of her friends needed an illustrator for the children’s book she had been working on. We met up and it just kinda went from there. It was a lot of fun! What was your favorite part of the illustration process? My favorite part was interpreting the author’s ideas of the scene, and then composing it. I also enjoyed drawing the little sheep. What was the most difficult part? Learning how to use the digital program I was using was a little difficult. I had just gotten my first drawing tablet and downloaded my program only a month or so before I met Mrs. Laverne, so I was