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Let’s Catch Up

My good friend Tiffany is having an auction to raise money to bring home baby Esther from Haiti. If you’d like to check out the goods, especially if you live in Arkansas or the Dallas area, please click HERE. No matter where you live, I’m giving away a copy of my first series, A Katie […]

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A Little Help From My Friends

Tis the season to not only count our blessings, but to reach out to those in need. Right now fellow author Sandi Rog is a friend in need of help. On the same day Sandi’s first book released, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma. For the last year, Sandi has endured chemo, radiation, and […]

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Furry Adoptee

Months ago I asked for help in naming my new 3-legged cat and so many have you had great suggestions. That’s him above, taking a nap on my shoulder while I grade papers. (It was really boring work.)  He’s a big boy now and things aren’t going so hot for Thomas Sullivan Magnum, PI. Poor […]

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Two Snow Whites, Y’all

Okay, so I’m a fan of all things snow. I’ve already started my snow watch here, consulted some farmers, popped open some persimmons, and am anxiously awaiting an on-air shoutout (BY NAME) from my favorite weather guy on the first snow fall, thanks to my friend Snow Loving Holly. (Seriously, guys, this is going to […]

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Frowny Fall?

Just because it gets dark at 3pm and it’s raining a lot and you might’ve had an earthquake even though you live in Arkansas (or Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma), and it’s chilly, and it’s dreary, doesn’t mean you need to get down! If you are smile-challenged lately, here is some assistance. This story from […]

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Habitually Yours

I have a bad habit. About four times a week I go to Sonic…and buy a large water. Just ice. Just water. It’s kind of ridiculous. But it also makes me happy. Sonic has the best ice in the world. And sometimes when I ponder my drink-buying habit, I get to feeling guilty. Dave Ramsey […]

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Have Any A-1?

So Sunday I’m sitting in church. I reach for my purse and start digging for a pen. Instead I find a ribeye steak. True story. This time last year I was sitting in church. I reached for my purse and started digging for a pen. And found a can of cake icing. What’s the weirdest […]

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TV Talk

Everyone loves a good reconciliation story. After years of estrangement, I am happy to report that television and I have gotten back together. We worked through our differences, and we now see each other a few times a week. Right now I’m loving my usual show of Castle, of course. The episode last month where […]

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Bacon Inspires Me.

Last week I needed a little breather. So I took myself to a late breakfast at a local cafe in my town. It’s decorated by someone who has never seen an episode of HGTV with its golf wall paper and golf art. The room is usually a quarter full. And all of those dining are […]

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My Charmed Life

Last week I made chili. I don’t love chili, but I like it. Especially if my cheese-to-chili ratio is in favor of the cheddar. It’s an easy thing to fix and it’s gluten free. But it makes a ton, and I was about to barf on it by Wednesday. This week. I had a new […]

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Sleep

Last night I had a dream I worked in a furniture store. This is no big stretch because I LOVE LOVE LOVE furniture stores. But I had a secret life. By night…I was a zombie hunter. I don’t want to brag, but I saved a lot of lives. But man, it was a ton of […]

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Rated T for Twang

Congrats to Abbigail, winner of the Oasis Audio of There You’ll Find Me. Even if I hadn’t randomly drawn her name out, she deserved to win for having to read Billy Budd. Poor girl. Abbigail, use my webpage contact form and send me your snail mail addy please! So when I heard they were doing […]

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Shout-Out To My Friend

Hi, today is a big day for one of my author friends. And I wanted to let you in on the special offer she is making available today. Judy Christie has written her first Young Adult novel, Wreath. And today when you order this new book, you also get several cool downloadable gifts free. Wreath […]

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The Talkies

Don’t forget, I’m giving away the audio version of There You’ll Find Me HERE. Let’s talk movies, shall we? I think this upcoming flick looks good–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I bet there’s lot of pratt falls and giggle moments in that movie. Will Ferrell probably makes a cameo… I saw Courageous a few weeks […]

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Two Things…Like a Contest

Thanks for all the great feedback from those of you who have already read There You’ll Find Me. So appreciate that. I don’t care what they tweet, an author is the last person to know whether a book is good or not, so nine books later, I’m still just as surprised when someone besides a […]

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There You’ll Find Me

So There You’ll Find Me has finally released! This book, a Romantic Times Top Pick, is one I will never, EVER forget. I only wrote it and rewrote it 100 times. But I think we finally got it right. Finley, the star of the story, was first introduced in Save the Date. Now she has […]

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The Glamorous. The Glamorous Life.

Long time no blogging. Things have been crazy busy. Last week I did the ACFW conference in St. Louis, speaking/teaching four times and that flat out wore me out. And by wear me out, I mean the shopping that came beforehand was exhausting. My life has been so, so glam. Allow me to elaborate. I […]

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One Revelation

Moi, Gina Conroy, Christa Allan at ACFW So I’m sitting in the lobby-bar of the hotel at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference where all the cool kids are hanging out. I’m drinking my Dasani, a vintage  2011 with notes of purified city water and the full-bodied flavor of Coca-Cola marketing. To my left is […]

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You Don’t Wanna Mess With This

The above is a photo from Branson, MO last month. I have no idea what they’re trying to say. But when read aloud…it has some entertainment value. From Pinterest: The color of your top plus the first object to your right equals your super hero name. I’m The Lilac Stapler. Enemies fear me. Peonies and […]

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