Author Spotlight: Carrie Turansky

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Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is TERRI SHORTELL! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Carrie Turansky, author of The Daughter of Highland Hall, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

Join American Christian Fiction Writers. Being a member of ACFW has opened the door to publication for me. I’ve learned so much about the craft of writing fiction, and I’ve made some life-long friends.

What was your biggest break?

In early 2012 I was talking to   Keep Reading…

Friday Fun: Your Photobombs!

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If you missed last week’s Friday Fun, I posted a few of my favorite photobombs and asked your to share some of yours. Below are a few you submitted! Thanks for joining in the fun.

Congratulations to the winner of a copy of  Amish Values for Your Family, LIZ DREVES! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize!

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A Day in My Life: Musical Guests

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A couple of pictures of my little musical houseguests…

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Give Me the Simple Life: Wisdom from God’s Word

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In 1982, the Ad Council created a public service television advertising campaign to discourage America’s children from engaging in recreational drug use. Championed by First Lady Nancy Reagan, it was part of the U.S. “War on Drugs.” The campaign’s slogan adopted the phrase: “Just Say No.”

Catchy, yes. Effective? Not so much.

The problem was that it wasn’t a very good message. It assumes that it’s easy to say no, but peer pressure to conform makes it difficult to say no. Once a child is in a situation in which he is approached to use drugs, it’s often too late.

In fact, in an ironic twist, the child actors involved in the campaign ended up being illegal drug users. Drew Barrymore, for one. John Alford, for another.

A better campaign would have been to think ahead. Avoid getting into difficult situations in the first place. Say, for   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Lynn Austin

Keepers of the Covenant

Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is KANNAH MILLANO! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Lynn Austin, author of Keepers of the Covenant, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

Share a little bit about yourself. Married with kids? Empty nester? Do you work full-time and write when you can squeeze it in?

I’ve been happily married to my husband, Ken for 44 years. We’ve raised three children, two sons and a daughter, and are now empty nesters. I have been writing full time since resigning   Keep Reading…

Friday Fun: Photobombing

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There is something all the men in this family have in common . . . photobombing.

Why Tad? Why?

The photobombing never ends.

Brother pranks.

Tad at it again.

Hmmmm . . . I wonder where my boys get it from.

These animal photobombs always remind me of my boys. Too funny!

Check out this collection of hilarious photobombs from justsomething.co!

Do you have family members who love to hop into pictures unannounced? Or favorite animal photobombs? Tweet or share them on Facebook and you could win a copy of Amish Values for Your Family! Winner will be announced next Friday.

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A Day in My Life: Meet Reagan Grace

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Last week’s “Day in My Life” post focused on one side of August 1st: my daughter’s engagement.

There was another side to August 1st: my daughter-in-law and son had their first baby! Confused? It was a crazy day. In fact, let’s back up a little.

I started the day in Portland, Oregon, at a Church and Synagogue Library Conference. I was speaking on Thursday, the last night of the event. The next morning, I planned to catch the first flight back to SF Bay Area (Lord willing!) to get home pronto. I knew that James (soon-to-be-fiance) had planned to propose on Friday, August 1st, and that he had arranged for his parents to arrive at our home in the afternoon for a special dinner. But what I didn’t know, until I woke up at 4 am and read a text, that Amanda’s (daughter-in-law) labor had begun! Her actual   Keep Reading…

Give Me the Simple Life: Bless Those Who Curse You

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I came across an amazing story on Public Radio about a little boy with more wisdom than most of us.

Terrance, who at the age of 11, was being bullied at school. A slight boy, only about 4′ tall, was the object of ridicule at his school. You can hear in his voice how badly it hurts; his voice is quiet, and when he says “yes” or “no”, it’s barely a whisper.

But what is startling to hear is what Terrance did when the kids ganged up on him. Terrance said that he would go to the bathroom to cry. And pray.

The interviewer asked Terrance whether he has a particular prayer that he says. “Yes,” Terrance whispered.

“What is it?”

“I say,” Terrance answered, “’Lord, bless those who persecute me. Let them not hurt me too badly. Thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made’.”

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Author Spotlight: Betel Arnold

Buried Beneath the Words

Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is PAM GRABER! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Betel Arnold, author of Buried Beneath the Words, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

Share a little bit about yourself. Married with kids? Empty nester? Do you work full-time and write when you can?

As the mother of four children and a stepmom to one, my plate is full and I am satisfied. While being a mom and wife is a full-time job, I’m also pursuing a degree in writing   Keep Reading…

Friday Fun: Song Stuck in Your Head?

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What song has a tendency to get stuck in your head? And how in the world do you get rid of it?!

Start your Friday with a laugh from this funny on @suzannewfisher’s blog!

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