I was standing behind our display of beautiful leather briefcases propping up shiny, thick books. And after a day and a half of helping run the Generation Rising booth, I was running out of words and ways to explain my new novel. “You wrote this?” A nod. “What is it about?” Sometimes I just recycled … More Stories As Bridges
I love discovering new authors, don’t you? Especially independent authors. 😀 I seriously can’t wait to read this author’s debut novel, but for now, let’s get to know her! Join me in welcoming author Allyson Kennedy to Once Upon an Ordinary! *hands you lemonade* *Accepts lemonade* Thank you, ma’am! It’s great to be here! Allyson, tell us a bit … More Allyson Kennedy Interview
Camp NaNoWriMo has been a key factor in me finishing my books, so I signed up to do this July’s session again. I joined a cabin, set a 10,000 word goal, and made a tentative game plan for my next project. Fast forward to it actually being July, and I’ve been happily swamped by the … More I’m Crazy (About This Project)
Thank you. Thanks. Thanks so much! I’ve used all of these variations and many more (including more emoticons that just my usual winking face) over the past month and a half. So many people, people close to me and people I’ve never met, have encouraged me and enabled, spread the word about, and even helped … More When All I Can Say Is Thank You
“Fed up with the poor quality of life in 1880 New York, Tarsie Raines encourages her friends Joss and Mary Brubacher to move with their two children to Drayton Valley, Kansas, a booming town hailed in the guidebook as the land of opportunity. She offers to help with expenses and to care for Mary and … More Book Review: A Home in Drayton Valley
Last weekend, I sold books at our local homeschool convention with my amazing Generation Rising team members. Here’s a quick recap and picture fest! While some of us set out decorations, arranged books, and fiddled with the tablecloth, Paul and Tanner rigged up our banner. It was my special job to cut tape for them. … More The Generation Rising Team Rides Again
What’s this all about? Why are we celebrating Christmas in July? Well, some authors, bloggers, and I wanted to give you all some sweet deals. When it is scorching hot outside, we need a reminder of cold and cozy days. It’s never the wrong time of year to celebrate Christ’s birth. 😉 So, here’s the … More Christmas? In July?
It’s time to announce the winners!!! ❤ Thank you all for your patience and participation. This has been very fun, and I can’t wait to share the winning (and runner-up!) photos with you. ❤ Before you view the lovely pictures, I’d like to introduce you to my amazing volunteer judges! Elise Parsons, award-winning photographer, graphic … More Booksthetic Photo Contest WINNERS!
Hey, y’all! Big doings coming up this weekend! 😀 The Generation Rising team and I are preparing to have another booth at the AFHE homeschool convention. Last year was a ton of fun, so we’re very excited to do it again! (We might get better pictures this time too…) 😉 Anna has been working on … More Convention Prep Time!
I’ve got a special treat for you all today… 😉 Join me in welcoming author Angela Watts to Once Upon an Ordinary! *sets off celebratory fireworks* I’m honored to be here, Kate! *waves* Angela, tell us a bit about yourself. In short, I’m a 16 year old, homeschooled Christian who’s been writing things since I … More Angela Watts Interview