Dedicating Matthew, Take Two

The second novel about my "book boy" Matthew is dedicated to my second grandson, Logan. During this past week, I had the opportunity to present a copy of the book to him. Putting a copy in his hands was almost as much fun as writing this stimulating story. Others who've read the book find it exciting as … Continue reading Dedicating Matthew, Take Two

Discovering Delight blog tour

I recently received news about an amazing Cross Focused blog tour of Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law. I'm thankful to David Woollin and the other folks at Reformation Heritage Books for their efforts in promoting my work. And I especially thank God for these wonderful reviews!

Birth of a Book

I'm excited to share this first blog look at the cover of my newest novel, Matthew Makes Strides, which will be released soon. The wonderful artwork by Ken Raney captures the emotion of this intense moment. Matthew Makes Strides is the second novel of my Matthew in the Middle series for middle grade readers. Book 1, Matthew Muddles Through, is … Continue reading Birth of a Book

Extraordinary Endorsement

It's a wonderful Wednesday because I just received this extraordinary endorsement for my upcoming middle reader novel, Matthew Makes Strides: Glenda Mathes writes with energy and intentionality. When she writes about a coming tornado, it feels so real, I start glancing nervously out the window. Young people will feel like the author knows them, is inside their … Continue reading Extraordinary Endorsement

Matthew two, too

Soon, very soon I hope, the second novel in my Matthew in the Middle series will be available. The first novel, Matthew Muddles Through, is already available on Amazon. In this story, readers meet Matthew and his family, which includes a dad who's a minister, a mom who's sick all the time, an older brother who … Continue reading Matthew two, too

Igniting the Encouragement Phoenix

In a recent post about Slaying the Discouragement Dragon, I encouraged readers to overcome discouragement by continuing to work for God and by taking up the sword of his word. While those are crucial strategies you can and should initiate on your own, encouragement from other people can deal a definitive death blow to discouragement. Like … Continue reading Igniting the Encouragement Phoenix

Two new books launched

What a fun Friday! A radio interview and book signing doubled the fun during my local launch of two new books. Between 10:15 and 10:45 yesterday (December 19), Patricia interviewed me on the local Christian radio station, KCWN 99.9. After that, I signed books during the station's Christmas open house until 1:00. I want to thank General … Continue reading Two new books launched

Local launch and book signing

This Friday, Lord willing, I'll be interviewed by Patricia on KCWN 99.9 FM and will be signing books during the station's Christmas Open House from 11:00 to 1:00. The station is located at 304 Oskaloosa St. in Pella. Local people, come over between 11:00 and 1:00 for some cookies and conversation! And if you're still … Continue reading Local launch and book signing

Thursday Thanks

Today I'm thankful that a mom in Canada took the time to share this on my Facebook page: I am reading Matthew Muddles Through to my nine-year-old and seven-year-old every evening before bed. They are just LOVING it. Every night I hear, 'Please! Another chapter, Mom. Pretty, pretty please?' It's so great to hear of kids … Continue reading Thursday Thanks

Discovering Delight

In this Thanksgiving season, I'm thankful for many things. I'm thankful I don't have to go away on this snowy day, and I'm thankful to finally announce that my newest devotional is available. Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law is available from Reformation Heritage Books or Amazon. Don't believe the Amazon listing if it says it's … Continue reading Discovering Delight