GIVEAWAY!!! Jason Gray’s “Remind Me Who I Am” is #1 on iTunes!

Wednesdays are killer, right?  Last weekend is a distant memory and this weekend seems like it will never arrive.  And to make matters worse, we’re in the holiday season—shopping, decorating, baking, avoiding Salvation Army bell ringers. I love the Salvation Army and all they do, but I could do without the bell ringers.  I wishContinue reading “GIVEAWAY!!! Jason Gray’s “Remind Me Who I Am” is #1 on iTunes!”

I’m not OK with it, Rick Warren!

RT @RickWarren: Half the world lives on less than $2 a day. One billion people live on less than $1 a day! Are you OK with that? // How much do you live on per day @RickWarren? –@amysondova, via Twitter This is how I started a war with Rick Warren on Twitter.   Shots were onlyContinue reading “I’m not OK with it, Rick Warren!”

UnWrapping Christmas with author Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is one seriously funny guy.  Follow him on Twitter and his Tweets will sure to give you a chuckle or two or three or four.  Author of several books, including his most recent O Me of Little Faith, Jason is also a blogger and a contributor to notable publications, such as Salon,Continue reading “UnWrapping Christmas with author Jason Boyett”

Bebo Norman Urges Fans to Give to Haiti and Auctions Guitar on Ebay

Overture Media (Nashville)– This week the world has mourned together the devastation that Haiti has suffered with the 7.0 earthquake.  Desiring to give and somehow help in the relief effort, Bebo Norman and wife Roshare jumped on board by asking Twitter fans on Wednesday to give to Compassion International.  The Normans committed for a one-dayContinue reading “Bebo Norman Urges Fans to Give to Haiti and Auctions Guitar on Ebay”

Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2

Since Oprah dropped the ball on her favorite things this year, it looks like I’m going to have to take up the slack (incidentally, I’ll also be taking over for Oprah when the daytime talk show queen turns in her microphone).  I’m sorry I won’t be able to send Backseat Writers a crap load ofContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2”

CONTEST CLOSED:: Three Ways to Win the book A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE, which offers a faith-based perspective on climate change

Like me, are you looking for real answers on climate change this Blog Action Day?  If so, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: GLOBAL WARMING FACTS FOR FAITH-BASED DECISIONS is the book for us!  Written by NOBEL-prizing winning U.N. panelist Katharine Hayhoe and pastor Andrew Farley (author of The Naked Gospel), A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE explores howContinue reading “CONTEST CLOSED:: Three Ways to Win the book A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE, which offers a faith-based perspective on climate change”

Take 5 with A Fine Frenzy

Twenty-four year-old Alison Sudol, the woman behind the phenomena known as A Fine Frenzy, describes herself as “a quiet person with a loud streak.”  Throwing off the ethereal image garnered from the band’s debut album (One Cell in the Sea) in 2007, A Fine Frenzy is back to make more than a little noise.  Still,Continue reading “Take 5 with A Fine Frenzy”

Twitter Under Attack!!!

People, we are under attack!  Or more specifically, Twitter is under attack, supposedly by some Russian hooligans who have a beef against mircoblogging, social networking, or the Georgians (the country, not the state).  It just depends on what you read.  I found this quote from a CNN story downright hilarious: “Some Twitter and Facebook usersContinue reading “Twitter Under Attack!!!”

Take 5 with Photographer Natalie Norton

I was asked to do a shoot of a very pregnant woman and I was flustered by the project!  I began Googling madly when I stumbled upon Digital Photography School’s website.  Not only did I find insight to make it through that photo shoot, I also discovered the witty work of photographer Natalie Norton. IContinue reading “Take 5 with Photographer Natalie Norton”

True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.

Several months ago I started making silly confesstions on my Twitter to which my friend asked, “What is this, ‘True Confessions’?”  Thus True Confessions Friday was born.  Although I’ve been terrible at keeping up with it, I want to try to integrate “True Confessions Friday” onto  Backseat Writer. These won’t be PostSecret-style secrets or deepContinue reading “True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.”