Last year, on February 7th, a little book called I Am Earth's Keeper was born. Typically, launch day is a special time for an author. There might be interviews, promotional efforts, or even a little book signing. But none of that happened on this date last year because I was in the midst of … [Read more...] about Happy Book Birthday to “I Am Earth’s Keeper”
Today, I continue my ongoing series with awesome storytellers creating fantastic projects as I'm joined by Carolyn Weber, the author of a fantastic book that's at the heart of the new film Surprised by Oxford. This highly anticipated film features cast from The Crown, Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, and … [Read more...] about Surprised by Oxford: 3 Minutes with Carolyn Weber
I'm so excited to share the absolutely beautiful book trailer created for my newest book I Am Earth's Keeper. This video, created by my friends at Paraclete Press, really brings the book's illustrations by Giuliano Ferri to life. As I'm beginning to see this little book find its way into the … [Read more...] about Trailer Brings “I Am Earth’s Keeper” to Life!
This week, my latest "book baby" made its very quiet launch into the world. My fourth project with my friends at Paraclete Press, I Am Earth's Keeper is different and unique in ways that both delight and terrify me. I have so many people to thank for their help with the book. First and foremost, I'm … [Read more...] about I Am Earth’s Keeper
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I'm joined by fantastic Catholic "mum" Chiara Finaldi. The founder of Catholic Mothers, Chiara is a faith-filled creator who finds herself not only busy with caring for her growing family, but also with growing … [Read more...] about Catholic Mothers Planner 2023: In Conversation with Chiara Finaldi
With The Curious Christmas Trail, gifted author Haley Stewart continues her adorable Sister Seraphina Mysteries series. Set on Christmas Eve and filled with the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, this story involves two young mice coming to the rescue to solve the mystery of the whereabouts … [Read more...] about The Curious Christmas Trail
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by the incomparable Mark Hart. When it comes to discussing Mark's work, I'll admit that I'm biased. I am blessed to call him a friend and role model. When Mark publishes anything new, I pay attention! But his … [Read more...] about One Sunday at a Time: In Conversation with Mark Hart
If you're a Catholic and a podcast listener, it's likely that your listening time counted into at least a few of the 365 million downloads of the wildly popular "The Bible in a Year Podcast" has garnered. The show, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz, has sat perched near the top of Apple's charts for … [Read more...] about Join Fr. Mike Schmitz for a Yearlong Journey through the Catechism
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by Erica Campbell, the founder of Be A Heart and the creator of the awesome new productivity tool Be A Heart Planner. I'll admit to being a "planner addict". While the majority of my work tools are digital, … [Read more...] about Be A Heart Planner: In Conversation with Erica Campbell
Yes, according to our calendars, Advent is still more than a month away! But for me, it started a week ago with the launch of press activities for my new little Advent devotional 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath. I was delighted to be a guest on my friend A.J. (Amy) Cattapan's live video … [Read more...] about Sharing Advent with Amy Cattapan
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by "Dr. Italy", Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Marcellino and his partners at Ascension Press have created What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith, a compelling new book and video study aimed at … [Read more...] about What We Believe: In Conversation with Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D.
While the temperatures in Los Angeles promise to reach over 80 degrees today, I'm detecting a little hint of holiday spirit in the air with the launch of my latest book project, 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath. Published in conjunction with my wonderful friends at Ave Maria Press, this … [Read more...] about 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath Launches!
Today's exciting news: Cover Reveal! Since it's officially hit Amazon (pre-order here), I wanted to share the beautiful cover for my upcoming children's book "I Am Earth's Keeper" (Paraclete Press). This book was inspired by a photo taken by my good friend David Knowles. When he shared that … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal: I Am Earth’s Keeper
I continue to be amazed at the opportunities I've been given in my life. Frequently, I speak with other creatives about the process of doing what it is we do. I'm usually the first to admit that my writing is a serendipitous gift of grace. I'm currently putting the finishing touches on a new … [Read more...] about One Message, Two Books
I feel like today's post should begin with a heartfelt apology to my high school Junior Year AP English teacher, Brother Aquinas. Despite his best efforts to teach a rigorous curriculum and to expose us to a breadth of literature, I walked away with far too little knowledge. More interested in long … [Read more...] about Literature Redux
I'm a bit late to the party with this introduction, because... life... But I'm truly happy to share the newest title in my bibliography. And this new "book baby" is literally a "baby book"! Inspired by the artwork in our bestseller I'm a Saint in the Making, my illustrator Katie Broussard and I put … [Read more...] about Introducing “Saints Like Me”!