Category Archives: Other Folks’ Books

Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis

Breaking my I-don’t-post-reviews-here rule once again. Obviously, it’s a silly rule, meant to be broken when the urge comes upon me–as it did this morning when I finished reading Summer at Hideaway Key.   Barbara Davis has done it again. She told me I’d love Lily-Mae. What she didn’t tell Read more →

Introducting Sailing out of Darkness in My Words

  My publicist, River Laker of Silver Seas PR, shot these on board Sea Venture at Liberty Landing Marina, where we’d docked while I played grandmother to my daughter’s newborn a ferry ride away in NYC. Obviously, (sans doute!) I had no script. Nor the benefit of a make-up and Read more →

8 Authors Join Me at Launch Party for Sailing out of Darkness

  Win Books by: Barbara Claypole White, Anne Barnhill, Barbara Davis, Jessica Dotta, Jessica Topper, Laura Wharton, Lynne Hinkey, Robin Patchen, and Yours Truly! The Facebook Launch Party of Sailing out of Darkness Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9 AM to 8 PM Join us on Facebook: Click Here!!  

Schedule of Giveaways: Becalmed Facebook Launch Party

July 1 on Facebook: Have Fun/Win Books The party starts at 8 AM on Monday. I know that seems early, but Barbara Claypole White will be chatting with us from her home town in England. One fortunate commenter who shows up between 8 AM and 10 AM will receive a Read more →

A book I wish I had published

Swept: Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche I found the link for this story on the Women Cruisers Yahoo Group, of which I am a huge fan because we’re all women who are, who have been, or who want to be out cruising the seas. The book Read more →

Chila Bradshaw Woychik Writes

  Chila:   A legacy lurks within me bound within each cell— the longing I have to matter and passion to do it well, to tread while leaving footprints and live while loving hard, to fight the wakeful sleeping and benefit from scars.   I’ll fall off the edge of Read more →

If It Weren’t For Us Christians

Bobby  Weaver has written the book we’ve all imagined — because we’ve all seen it in action:  the church goer who decides she’s the gatekeeper; the pew sitter who glares if you accidentally slip into his spot before he’s had a chance to plop there; the name callers and finger Read more →


The first time I read one of Jane Lebak’s stories, I wanted to cheer. Jane makes me laugh and sometimes shed a tear or two. But most of all, she challenges me to imagine: What if? When I first read The Guardian, a novel published in 1994 under the name Read more →

The Famous One

Nicole Petrino-Salter is a friend of mine. I’ve never met her, but I believe I know her heart. She’s also a writer. Her gift as a storyteller shines in her self-published work, The Famous One. Joey Parr struggles to fill his God-shaped hole with everything except God. We’re each of Read more →

Rhapsody in Red

The cover caught my attention: red, with an overturned, spike-heeled shoe, and the title Rhapsody in Red captured below. It was obviously a mystery, as a matter of fact, “A Preston Barclay Mystery.” I bought the book, asked Donn Taylor to autograph it at the ACFW Conference, and turned the Read more →