A Shipment of Books, An Amazon Bestseller, and Obliging Trees

EXCITING ARRIVAL First of all .... the shipment of books from my publisher arrived!! While I didn't swim in them, as I had previously threatened to do ... I was quite excited! My 7-year-old son, who is very nonchalant about my author status now, shuffled through a few of the books in the open box, then looked [...]

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Begin and End with Faith

Everything I’ve done up to now has started with faith. The faith of my parents when I was only a little girl, handing them a scribbled story. The faith I’ve been taught God has in me as a soul of worth, as a creature who belongs to Him, and the endless love that accompanies that [...]

The Author of the Story

I found it amusing, at first, to know that I was writing a story within a story while penning The Word Changers. Now and then I would smile ironically to myself and shake my head. It was just too much fun. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, The Word Changers is about a [...]

Introducing the Cast of Characters

Today I’d like to introduce you to some of the characters from The Word Changers. All of these people, save one, are unique in that they portray Characters within characters. Confused? Yeah, probably! Let me explain. Within The Word Changers is another book – a strange, dark fairy tale that Posy, our heroine, finds in her [...]

Falling Into the Book

In books, characters can stumble into other worlds in many different ways. Sometimes it’s as simple as walking through a door or crossing a bridge. Other times it’s as unexpected as the door of a musty old wardrobe, falling down a rabbit hole, or flying out your window toward the second star on the right, [...]

The Journey Begins

IT'S HERE! Well, dear readers, the day has finally come! A lifelong dream of mine has been realized, and my book has been released into the world today! WHAT HAPPENS NOW In the coming week, I will be posting once a day with some insight into how The Word Changers began, introductions to some of the characters [...]

Interview with Shannon McDermott, Author of THE VALLEY OF DECISION

I am hosting authoress Shannon McDermott here today in an interview through Prism Book Tours. Shannon answers some questions about her new book, The Valley of Decision, her writing process, and a bit about what she does in her spare time! Thanks for joining us and hope you enjoy visiting with Shannon for a while! [...]