Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely

Author Anne Jackson is a refreshingly honest person.  And it’s that refreshing honesty she brings to her latest book, Permission to Speak Freely, a combination of essays, poetry, and artistic confession (read review).   Her message to readers is simple—you are not alone.  Delivering the message via her book was a two year process that beganContinue reading “Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely”

Take 5 with author Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones is one of my favorite people in the whole world—even though we’ve yet to meet in person.  But because of her personal blog, warm personality, and ever-humorous Tweets, Jen has convinced me that she’s wonderful.  Then there are her books Just Between You and Me (read my review) and her Bella KirkwoodContinue reading “Take 5 with author Jenny B. Jones”

Q&A:: Author Francine Rivers on writing and her new book, A Mother’s Hope

Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home,Continue reading “Q&A:: Author Francine Rivers on writing and her new book, A Mother’s Hope”

Q&A With Best-Selling Novelist Flabbergasted Ray Blackston

After reading Flabbergasted, Ray Blackston’s debut novel, I knew I was hooked on his writing.  Blackston has this rare ability to craft characters that are so real, it’s scary.  But they’re also hilarious, too.  Poking fun at human nature, how we relate to one another, and a bit of the silly rituals we have atContinue reading “Q&A With Best-Selling Novelist Flabbergasted Ray Blackston”

Hitchhiking with Tara Leigh Cobble

By Amy Sondova If you’ve been around the singer/songwriter end of the indie music scene, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Tara Leigh Cobble.  The sassy singer is also an accomplished author and speaker, who grew up in Tennessee hunting and gutting.  Between working on her third book, playing shows andContinue reading “Hitchhiking with Tara Leigh Cobble”