The Lost Bard of Taliyaven: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

The Lost Bard of Taliyaven by Helena S. George is a Christian fantasy novel that follows the story of Masha, a villager who is forced to flee her hometown when a neighboring country invades. … More The Lost Bard of Taliyaven: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Until Leaves Fall in Paris: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Sarah Sundin is one of my favorite authors, and her latest novel, Until Leaves Fall in Paris, does not disappoint. Until Leaves Fall in Paris is a stand-alone novel that loosely connects to Sundin’s previous novel, When Twilight Breaks. … More Until Leaves Fall in Paris: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

The Fabled Stables: Exploring Early Chapter Books

Explore the world of early chapter books and enjoy a review of The Fabled Stables, one of my favorites. … More The Fabled Stables: Exploring Early Chapter Books

5 Steps to Research When You’re Not an Expert by Master Class Teacher, Annette Whipple

5 Steps to researching nonfiction texts. … More 5 Steps to Research When You’re Not an Expert by Master Class Teacher, Annette Whipple

Finding the Higher Purpose for Our Creative Work

Michelangelo was a super star in his own day, but as a Christian, he knew his work had a higher purpose. … More Finding the Higher Purpose for Our Creative Work

Are You Independent?

Are You Independent? Fireworks begin in my neighborhood way before July 4th. But I wonder if some revelers are more interested in making noise than in celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence. Independence. It’s in our country’s DNA. As American citizens, it’s also in our individual DNA. We don’t bow to anyone or anything. … More Are You Independent?

How Do I Find Free Images for My Manuscript? by Nancy I. Sanders

Good news! A couple years ago I was offered a new book contract. More news—I was required to find and acquire the photographs. Bad news? I used to think so. But with over 100 published books under my belt for publishers big and small, I had faced this challenge before. At first it felt confusing. … More How Do I Find Free Images for My Manuscript? by Nancy I. Sanders

Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 2 by Kathryn Dover

In my last post, I gave a brief overview of Jaime Jo Wright’s novels and a review of her most recent one, The Souls of Lost Lake. I also mentioned two of her other novels, Echoes Among the Stones and The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus, which I have read recently. … More Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 2 by Kathryn Dover

Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 1 by Kathryn Dover

I have read nearly all of Jaime Jo Wright’s novels and enjoyed them, especially her most recent one, The Souls of Lost Lake. … More Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 1 by Kathryn Dover

Summer Book Review: The Singing Serpent

Mermaids, monsters, and mysteries oh my. Find them all in the Singing Serpent, the perfect summertime read. … More Summer Book Review: The Singing Serpent