Interview with Author Jenelle L. Schmidt

The Orb and the Airship, by Realm award-winning author Jenelle Leanne Schmidt, is an adventurous tale about a rogue airship captain, an ambitious youth, and a clash of powers beyond their imagination. The first in a series, The Orb and the Airship was released on June 16th, 2023. Jenelle’s the author of the complete series “The … More Interview with Author Jenelle L. Schmidt

Do I Need a Degree to Be an Author? Plus, Top Ten Virtual Writing Programs

An English program can provide a structured environment for learning from experienced professors and receiving feedback on your work. However, an English program can be expensive, and the financial investment might not lead to financial gain. There are other paths to becoming a successful writer that do not involve pursuing an English degree. Many authors … More Do I Need a Degree to Be an Author? Plus, Top Ten Virtual Writing Programs

Relinquished Dreams: Sometimes the Secret to Success is Letting Go by Amy Earls

“Mommy, there’s a biwd in awe house!” “A real bird?” “Mommy, come quick. Daddy lef the doow open. It’s in awe liveen woom.” I leapt out of bed and followed my five-year-old into the living room where a blue Western Scrub-Jay ruffled the window blinds and house plants.  “What’s going on?” My eight-year-old, Haven, came … More Relinquished Dreams: Sometimes the Secret to Success is Letting Go by Amy Earls

Veil of Winter: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Melanie Dickerson’s novels are usually adaptions of fairy tales such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” and Veil of Winter is no exception. It is part of a new series, Dericott Tales, which Dickerson began after completing her intriguing Hagenheim series. … More Veil of Winter: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Amazing Hack for Writing the Setting of a Story

There’s no way around it. Writing a children’s novel takes time. I know writer friends and writing challenges that boast they can whip out a picture book in one day. Not so with a children’s novel. The setting of the story. The plot. The characters. The shortest time frame most people can claim for writing … More Amazing Hack for Writing the Setting of a Story

Book Review: “Mud and Water” by Cherie Haines

In her book, Mud and Water, Cherie Haines creates an engaging world with compassionate characters you won’t want to miss. … More Book Review: “Mud and Water” by Cherie Haines

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

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