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Calling all creatives

My podcast logo with the words Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on thee internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please email me, connect with me on social media or fill out my contact form with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your message.

If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with your interview.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

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poetry

One and done: original limerick

Is my author career a one and done?

Or has my writing life just begun?

My process is slow,

But here I go

Writing this poem simply for fun

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#InspirationalJourneys Presents: Why Tammy Revard is known as the True Airhead

In this week’s episode, hear an amazing story of survival despite my special guest’s lack of support from her family and the damage the mold in her house did to her brain.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Why Tammy Revard calls herself The True Airhead!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Tammy Revard

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Tammy Revard…

My name is Tammy Revard and I am probably the only true airhead you will ever meet! I had a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen from a serve asthma attack due to an allergic reaction to mold part of my brain has deteriorated and is no longer there. Not enough people talk about the dangers of household mold and my goal is to make people more aware of how sick it can make people.

I have worked on over 150 award shows including the Academy Awards, Grammys, & Emmys, Super Bowl halftime shows, and many Survivor Finales.

My husband had a double lung transplant. So, I had to figure out a way to find an income, but at the same time still stay safe from covid. I made so many mistakes along the way until I found an amazing entrepreneurial community that helped me breakthrough I became more self-confident and increased my income.

Let me help you find those mental blocks and guide you on how to create your own laptop lifestyle without making the airhead mistakes I made along my journey. If I can write a book and live a laptop lifestyle with part of my brain missing I know you can achieve even more with a full brain.

Tammy’s book is entitled The True Airhead. The details are as follows:

Description: A compelling story of inspiration, If I can write this book with part of my brain missing you can write a book and leave a legacy with a full brain.

Purchase link: www.thetrueairhead.com

Connect with Tammy at the following links:

www.thetrueairhead.com

www.thetrueairhead.com

https://www.facebook.com/thetrueairhead

https://www.instagram.com/the_true_airhead

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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poetry

Original poetry: The Real Me

I wrote the following biographical poem to introduce myself.

I am from black dirt, rocks and gras

I am from wind chimes, front porches and swings

I am from humming birds kissing my cheeks to say hello

I am from children laughing while playing in the pool

I am from four wheelers and lawn mowers roaming around the yard

I am from Mama and Daddy, Meemax and Papa, Grandma and Granddaddy and family gatherings.

I am from sweet tea, morning coffee and chicken and dumplings

I am from chickens in a pin and running lose in the yard.

I’m from living in the city and coming back to my country home.

I am from books, stories and recorded voices reading to me from day to day.

My childhood imagination has grown with me

To tell stories that the Lord has laid on my heart.

I am from bouncing balls, trampolines and toys from yesteryear

I’m from a life full of memories, laughter and tears.

My blindness doesn’t define me,

I’ve seen the world with my heart

Through sound, touch, taste and sometimes smell,

Though my eyes don’t work

My life has been filled with light through the years.

The light of Jesus continues to flow from my heart, through my fingers onto the page

As my writing reaches readers

from every walk of life and age.

Even though I’ve flown away for a time

And left my country family home

My roots brought me back

Never more to roam.

The city life I left behind

To take a closer walk with Thee,

In this country life I find,

The Lord uses his gifts of nature

To speak wisdom and inspiration to me!

I challenge you to write a biographical poem of your own and post it on your blog. When you do, be sure to ping back to this post, so I can see your work.

Hugs,

Ann

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#InspirationalJourneys presents: 7 Steps to your Bestselling Book with Amelia Griggs

In this week’s podcast episode, my returning guest and I talk about her new series for writers.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

7 Steps to selling your book with Amelia Griggs!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Amelia Griggs

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Amelia Griggs…

Amelia Griggs is the author of over 12 books in 3 different genres including non-fictional technology, children’s books, coloring and activity books, and a new series to help other authors learn more about the writing, publishing and marketing process of being an author. Amelia is also a freelance Instructional Designer and eLearning developer. She enjoys researching, designing and developing all kinds of educational materials, writing instructional articles, blogging, and composing fictional short stories. She is currently working on educational books, how-to guides and instructional YouTube videos. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration with a Major in Computer Science, and a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology.

Amelia’s latest series for aspiring authors is entitled: Author Journey Success: 7 Steps to Your Bestselling Book. The details are as follows:

Description: This book allows you to:

  • Follow 7 proven steps to learn how to become an authorpreneur.
  • Accomplish your writing goals and get to the finish line.
  • Take your writing to the next level and become a published author
  • Learn about my journey and how I wrote, self-published and launched 9 books in 5 years while working full-time!

Topics include:

  • Building a Rock-Solid Foundation and Setting Measurable Goals
  • The Writing Process and Optimizing Your Writing Schedule
  • Getting Started With Pre-Marketing
  • Building a Successful Author Network
  • The Formatting and Editing Process
  • The Publishing Process
  • The Book Launch and Beyond

Purchase link: https://geni.us/authorbook1

Excerpt:

If you have always wanted to harness your love of writing and publish a book, you are in the right place. The intent of this book is to not only share my writing and self-publishing journey with you, but to help you in your journey as well. As a wife, mother, freelance Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer, as well as an online blogger and writer, I want to assure you that it’s definitely possible to write and self-publish a book while working full-time. Over the course of five years, from 2015 through 2020, I wrote and self-published nine books. By the time this book and the whole Author Journey Success Toolkit series is completed in 2021, I will have approximately 14 books under my belt and counting. Beyond that, the possibilities are limitless. All you need is drive, commitment and discipline, along with faith and determination. With all those things, along with a thirst for learning, anything is possible. Throughout this book, I include practical steps to take to successfully plan, outline, write, publish, and market your book; however, more importantly, I include strategies I used (and still use) to help me with time management, daily routines and having the right mindset.

Connect with Amelia at the following links:

Amelia’s Writing Corner Blog and Website: https://ameliaswritingcorner.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliagwrites

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/easylearningweb

Amazon Author Page: https://geni.us/authoramelia

Online articles: http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com

Computer learning website: http://easylearningweb.com

e-Learning blog at http://easylearningweb.blogspot.com

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/easylearningweb

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ameliagriggsauthor

Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/ameliagriggs

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: The Power of the Holy Spirit and the Power of Connection with Marcia Polson

In todays episode, my special guest talks about her writing process and what inspired her to write her devotional.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Power of the Holy Spirit: Praying for our Men with Marcia Polson!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Marcia Polson

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Marcia Polson…

Marcia Jackie Polson, though challenge with blindness at an early age and other physical limitations press to achieve success. She is an author, Chaplin, Conference-Speaker and planner, prayer intercessor and a certify Life Coach. She has a passion for prayer and is the founder of Fervent Prayer Ministries

She has authored two books entitled; ”Your Man:

Husband, Son, Nephew, Brother, Father, Friend

Satan’s Target” and

“Family Reformation:

Praying for our Men Husband, Son,

Nephew Brother, Uncle, Father,

Friend,

A Prayer Journal and Daily Devotional”

Details for Your Man:

Husband, Son, Nephew, Brother, Father, Friend

Satan’s Target” are as follows:

Description:

Have you ever felt hopeless and asked yourself, “Is there any good men”? This book will help you understand why our men are missing in action. You will encounter the evil force behind fatherlessness, sexual immorality, drug/abuse, imprisonment and all the terrible things that have a strong hold on our men; causing a break down in family relationships. This book also shares how to reclaim our men. It also provides us with testimonies of those who were once captured by the ugly enemy. This book has a companion. “Part Two.

“Family Reformation”

 “Praying for our men: Prayer Journal and Daily Devotional”.

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/author/marciajackiepolson

Excerpt:

Chapter Four

Why the Men?

Throughout both the Old and New Testaments, God called and used men. We

have Joshua, Moses, Samuel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Jonah, just to name a few.

We have phrases like “mighty men of valour,” “men of war,” and “gather all the

men.” We have the Levites and the Twelve Spies. There are numerous accounts

in the various books of the Bible where the function of men is recorded.

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ called twelve and one betrayed

Him. However, we find Paul, Timothy, Mark, and many more who did not

betray Him, as we examine the pages of Scripture.

I Corinthians 11:3—“But I would have you know, that the head of

every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the

head of Christ is God.”

Observation No. 1: The head of Christ is God, even though they are one.

John 17:22—“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them;

that they may be one, even as we are one.” John 10:30—“I and my

Father are one.”

Observation No. 2: The head of man is Christ.

Observation No. 3: The head of every woman or wife is the man. Gen.

2:24—“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

A husband who lives in obedience to the Word of God would be every

godly wife’s desire; however, there are those women whose husbands are not

God-fearing.

We have come to a place where we realize there are a lot of hurting

women, whether in the church or out of the church; emotional hurts have

no boundaries.

Surely we can find single parents everywhere, teenage sons on drugs,

men selling and using dope, sexual perversion, sexual immorality, and much

more. If left alone, we will soon have a headless society. If you can identify

with this growing problem, let’s do something, about it.

Connect with Marcia at the following links:

https://facebook.com/ferventprayerministries

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Writing as Ministry with Jodi Artzberger

Today’s episode is about writing as ministry. Listen as my special guest and I discuss her writing process and how the Lord lays stories on her heart, in order to tell the world about Jesus.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Writing As Ministry with Jodi Artzberger!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Jodi Artzberger

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube Video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jodi Artzberger in her own words…

I’m a Christ follower who lives in beautiful Colorado with my wonderful husband, two awesome boys, and rescue pups. I write inspirational Christian romantic suspense stories that are Gospel centered and intertwined with God’s love and plan of redemption. Without the Gospel, we’re powerless!

I have a passion for the Word. I love to study the Bible, especially with my kids! I’m also a homeschool mom and love most minutes of it. When time allows, you can find me cooking and playing with my latest kitchen gadget. (But I hate ironing and I could really use a laundry fairy.)

I pray my writing inspires, makes you smile, and teaches you something about Christ and His love. Remember, if you can you read, you can learn anything!

God bless!
Soli Deo Gloria!

Jodi’s featured book is entitled: Don’t Give Up on Me and the details are as follows:

No Greater Love (John 15:13)

She’s left for dead.

He walked away eight years ago.

As the threats continue, will Amanda accept help from the only man she’s ever loved and who left Otter Bay without explanation? Will her heart?

As a trained Army Ranger, Ryker’s going to have to use his skills if he wants to keep the only woman he’s ever loved alive.

Redemption changed him. Redemption calls her.

A Gospel centered story about the power of God’s love and redemption.

Purchase link: Amazon

Connect with Jodi at the following links:

Website

Newsletter sign-up

Facebook and Instagram.

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: How God uses authors to tell the world about Jesus through storytelling with Heidi Gray McGill

The Holy Spirit orchestrated today’s audio/video podcast episode. Join me as I discuss how God blesses us with the gift of storytelling to minister to the world, with my special guest.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

How God Uses Authors to tell the World about Jesus Through Storytelling with Heidi Gray McGill!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Heidi Gray McGill

WHEN?

Tuesday, July 27,2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Heidi Gray McGill…

Heidi writes Christian Fiction. Her stories are engaging, uplifting, clean, and full of adventure.  Reviewers have commented that her books are “page-turners,” “not predictable,” “spiritually uplifting,” “fast-paced with descriptive prose,” and “beautifully written.”

She enjoys living near Charlotte, NC, with her husband of nearly 30 years.  When she isn’t writing, you most likely will find her playing outside with her grandson, scrapbooking, cooking, or reading.

Heidi’s featured book is entitled: Desire of my Heart. The details are as follows:

Description:

Not willing to be auctioned off to the highest bidder for her hand in marriage, Rachel orchestrates a narrow escape to find a man on her own, dragging her younger brother, Charlie, with her into an unseeable future. An uplifting, wholesome, and inspirational book that will keep you engaged to the very end.

Purchase link:

Amazon Kindle (CA): https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08MZLCNH1

Amazon Kindle (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MZLCNH1

Amazon Kindle (US): https://www.amazon.com/d:p/B08MZLCNH1

Read the first chapter of Desire of my Heart for FREE! Clean Christian Historical Fiction. https://a.co/a7FJ2n5

Connect with Heidi at the following links:

https://bit.ly/freeprequel4you Newsletter signup link

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHeidiGrayMcGill

https://www.instagram.com/choosingjoynovels/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20851872.Heidi_Gray_McGill

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/heidi-gray-mcgill?follow=true

https://heidimcgill822089357.wordpress.com/my-books/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

#amwriting

Special updated Character Interview with Diana Peabody, first victim in my soon to be released novel, Shadow of Truth

Hello everyone in the blogosphere:

Since I’ve done some research for Shadow of Truth, I felt that it was important to ask my victim named Diana Peabody to tell us a little about how she was really killed. I know that in real life this wouldn’t be possible, but she is a character in my book, so let’s pretend we’re talking to her before her fatal climb on the stepping stones and that she knows what will happen in the near future. Without further ado, here’s the character interview.

Ann: Thanks for returning to my blog for a story update. Let me start by asking you a very important question. How old were you when you fell off the stepping stones?

Diana: I was 29. My birthday was August 14. I couldn’t celebrate it that weekend.

Ann: How did you celebrate your birthday?

Diana: Becca and I went up to Sweet Water Park for Labor Day to celebrate the official end of Summer. We had planned a big party after climbing our favorite paths, but someone waxed the stones, causing me to go blind and fall to my death.

Ann: Tell me what actually happened out on the stepping stones?

Diana: You know what the stepping stones look like right? It’s an old spiral staircase made of limestone at the base of the stairs and the steps are actually carved out of sandstone. There are a couple of places where the stones turn at a right angle. Ted Morris planned to put rails around the steps to keep people from falling off the sides or the top, but he hadn’t put them up at that time.

Anyway, as I made my way up the stepping stones, I noticed the steps getting slippery the higher I climbed. One time I tripped, but I was able to catch myself. When I climbed up the step above me, my feet slipped out from under me and I face planted, hitting my left eye. When I got up, I couldn’t see out of that eye, but like the adventurer I am, I kept going. I used the vision in my right eye and my memory of the staircase design to navigate up the steps. I fell again on the step below the turnoff near the top of the staircase. When I fell the second time, I hit my right eye. My world went totally dark, but I was too afraid to turn around, so as you might suspect, I trudged ahead. I felt my way up the top step and I stepped off the side, because I didn’t see the turn. The last thing I remember was feeling as though I was floating through the air. I heard Becca call my name, but I couldn’t answer. All I could think was “God help me! God, help me!” My world went totally dark when I landed on the rockface behind the stones. The next thing I knew, my soul was winging its way to heaven. The Lord had taken me home after I fell, so I wouldn’t suffer and die a slow death.

Ann: What was your relationship to Becca Martin?

Diana: She was my best friend.

Ann: How did you and Becca meet?

Diana: We grew up and went to school together.

Ann: I thought you lived in Taderville Arkansas.

Diana: My parents did, but we lost the farm when I was about five years old. After Mom and my older brother found us a new place to live, Daddy ran off after my death, because losing me and the farm was too much for him to handle. You need to ask him about what happened there, because I don’t know all the details.

Ann: Did you go mountain climbing with Becca when you were younger?

Diana: No, this was my first attempt, but my parents took me on hiking trips every summer, so I thought I was brave enough to take the stepping stones.

Ann: Do you have any regrets?

Diana: Yes and no. I regret not heeding Ted Morris’s warnings about the stepping stones, but I don’t regret taking the dare, because it was fun, until I fell the first time and injured my eye.

Ann: What would you say to your younger self?

Diana: Don’t go up those stepping stones, because there not safe. Ted hasn’t put the rails up yet, but even if he does, they can still be slicked down with oil and ski wax.

Thanks to Diana Peabody for joining me for an eye-opening conversation. If you like interviewing your characters, why not share them on your own blog and tag me so I can read them and share them in my social circles as well. Until tomorrow, when I’ll have a special podcast guest to introduce you to, happy reading and writing.

Blessings,

Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Conversation about the Writing Process with Special Guest Robin Lee Hatcher

Today I’m so excited to be speaking with one of my all-time favorite Christian romance authors. Please join me as I have a conversation about the writing process, character development and research with special guest Robin Le Hatcher.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

A conversation about writing, research and character development with special guest Robin Lee Hatcher!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Robin Lee Hatcher

WHEN?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

WHERE?

Podcast Episode

(8) Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Conversation about the Writing process with Robin Lee Hatcher – YouTube

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Robin Lee Hatcher …

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 85 novels and novellas with over six million copies of her books in print. Her well-drawn characters and heartwarming stories of faith, courage, and love have earned her both critical acclaim and the devotion of readers. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA® Award for Best Inspirational Romance, Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards for Americana Romance and for Inspirational Fiction, the Carol Award, the 2011 Idahope Writer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America® (2001) and American Christian Fiction Writers (2014). Catching Katie was named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin began her writing career in the general market, writing mass market romances for Leisure Books, HarperPaperbacks, Avon Books, and Silhouette. In 1997, Robin felt called to write stories of faith and hasn’t looked back since. She has written both contemporary and historical women’s fiction and romance for CBA publishers (Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Revell, Steeple Hill, Tyndale House, Multnomah, and WaterBrook).

When not writing, Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. She makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

Robin’s latest book entitled, Make You Feel My Love was released on July 12. The details are as follows:

Description:

In 1895, Cora Anderson jumps on a cross-country train to escape New York society and her domineering father. She leaves with only some spare clothing, jewelry that once belonged to her grandmother, her cherished violin, and hopes for an uncertain future. The tiny town of Chickadee Creek is idyllic and welcoming, but it’s only a matter of time before Cora’s new friends discover the secrets of her past.

More than a hundred years later, Chelsea Spencer is fleeing a dangerous situation of her own when her great aunt’s antique shop in Chickadee Creek becomes the perfect haven. At the same time, up-and-coming Hollywood star Liam Chandler has returned to the town of his ancestors to grieve some painful family losses and ponder the direction of his career.

When Chelsea discovers a beautiful violin among her aunt’s antiques, she begins to wonder about its origins. In this heartwarming Idaho town, one precious instrument will connect Liam and Chelsea to each other and to loves long forgotten. There, the captivating history tells them the stories of how to     by faith and live in God’s perfect freedom.

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NHY8GB5?tag=novelistrobinlee

https://books.apple.com/us/book/make-you-feel-my-love/id1540516160?id=1540516160&ign-itsct=books_toolbox&ign-itscg=30200&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/make-you-feel-my-love-robin-lee-hatcher/1138270196?ean=9780785241409&st=AFF&SID=www.barnesandnoble.com&2sid=Castle+Media+Group%2C+LLC_7737731_NA&sourceId=AFFCastle+Media+Group%2C+LLC&cjevent=bfa7b32cde9d11eb80f7041b0a1c0e12&dpid=tekz25v83&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww

https://www.christianbook.com/make-you-feel-my-love-ebook/9780785241386/pd/114219EB?event=ESRCG

Excerpt:

Available here: https://robinleehatcher.com/books/make-you-feel-my-love/

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Personal reflections

#SongOfTheDay: Wood by Dan Seals

A blank page for a writer is like a block of wood that a carpenter uses to create his/her masterpiece. As a carpenter measures the wood and envisions the project, he/she will create, so does a writer envision and creates the first draft of his/her story. Let’s call this draft a writer’s blueprint.

In the same way the carpenter carves one piece of wood and uses the tools of the trade to connect it the carving to other pieces to create a work of art, a writer adds and cuts word, sentences, and sometimes even whole scenes and chapters to mold and shape his/her work into a piece of writing that readers will treasure for a lifetime.

As you listen to the song linked below, I challenge you to think about how the lyrics relate to your creative work. Write your reflections in your journal and open your heart and mind to receive inspiration as you write. Feel free to share your reflections on your blog and pingback to this post, so I can read your post and share it in my social circles.

Blessings,

Ann

Wood by Dan Seals

(7) WOOD – Dan Seals (with lyrics) – YouTube