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Q&A with DiAnn Mills, author of Fatal Strike

Why did novelist DiAnn Mills choose snake venom as a villain’s weapon in the new novel Fatal Strike? And what is DiAnn’s favorite scene from the book? These questions and more answered in the exclusive Q&A with DiAnn Mills. Check it out below!

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Not Alone: Lessons in Grief and Trauma from London Tides

As a former war photographer, Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan from Carla Laureano’s novel London Tides has witnessed a great deal of devastation. And in the aftermath of a tragic personal loss, Grace is reeling. Like Grace, to deal with trauma or loss, we may turn to unhealthy modes of coping

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Q&A with Tara Johnson, author of Where Dandelions Bloom

In this Q&A with Where Dandelions Bloom author Tara Johnson, find out about the real woman the book’s heroine Cassie Kendrick is based on, and read about some of the challenges women like her might have faced during the war. 

In Where Dandelions Bloom, Cassie Kendrick disguises herself as

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Rescued and Redeemed: Janice Cantore on hope in the midst of trauma

In the novel Cold Aim by former police officer Janice Cantore, a young woman named Charlotte (Chevy) is sheltered in Rogue’s Hollow. Chevy is a victim of human trafficking and is a witness in a high-profile human trafficking case. Though Cold Aim is fiction, it addresses a very real issue:

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Cultivating Contentment: Author Pam Hillman on Change and Contentment

In The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman, when Irishman Caleb O’Shea arrives in Natchez, Mississippi, he isn’t planning to stay there long. But things might just turn out very differently.

If you’ve ever had life turn out to be the opposite of what you had wanted or even

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Q&A with Lulu’s Café author T.I. Lowe

Lulu’s Café by T.I. Lowe deals with issues that are sometimes difficult to discuss and shows one woman’s journey toward healing and love. In this exclusive interview with T.I. Lowe, discover what she said about why it’s important for readers to read Christian fiction that deals with issues portrayed in

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A Code Name and Courage: A Look at the Woman Who The Medallion’s Jolanta Is Based On

In The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke, a woman with the code name Jolanta appears upon the page. But just who was the real woman this character was based on? And what role did she play during the dark days of World War II? Read on to discover more about the

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Why Are Forgotten Moments So Valuable?

Jillian Thatcher in Moments We Forget, the new release by Beth K. Vogt, has spent most of her life playing the family peacemaker, caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. In this post, Beth shares more about who Jillian is

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Why I Wrote Then Sings My Soul

In Then Sings My Soul by Amy K. Sorrells, time is running out for elderly Jakob, who as a boy survived escape through genocide-ridden Eastern Europe, to be free from his burden of guilt. In the piece below, read what Amy wrote about inspiration behind the novel.

The stale smell …

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Balancing Motherhood and Art

This guest post by Jolina Petersheim, author of How the Light Gets In, was originally published on Baker Book House’s blog. You can read the original here.

My eldest daughter, now almost seven, was twelve weeks old when I signed my two-book contract with Tyndale House for The

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My Pastry Chef Heroine: A Look at Brunch at Bittersweet Café’s Melody Johansson

Melody Johansson is a lively, bohemian pastry chef in the newly-released novel Brunch at Bittersweet Café by Carla Laureano. In the piece below, get to know Melody better and see what Carla had to say about writing her character.

When I started writing the first book in the Supper Club …

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Breathing Life into a Cameo Character: A Look at the Story behind The Seamstress

Have you ever wondered where the authors of your favorite novels discover story ideas? Find out where Allison K. Pittman got the idea for her new novel The Seamstress. Read below what Allison wrote about the novel and the story behind it:

I have a unique dedication in the …

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Recharge and Write: Writing Tips from Tyndale Fiction Authors

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so enjoy this special post featuring Tyndale Fiction authors Tessa Afshar, Carla Laureano, DiAnn Mills, Jolina Petersheim, and Beth Vogt. Discover writing tips and hear about what the writing process is like for these novelists.

What’s the best piece

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A Time Traveler’s Treasures

In Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd, Lady Eleanor Sheffield evaluates antiquities. Discover interesting facts about antiques from the Victorian era in the piece below by author Sandra Byrd.

I love to travel to many places, but I also love to travel to many times, eras out of …

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Q&A with DiAnn Mills and Janice Cantore

Romantic suspense novelists Janice Cantore, Lethal Target author, and DiAnn Mills, Burden of Proof author, had some questions for each other. Discover what they were in this special Q&A. Without further ado, read what Janice Cantore asked fellow novelist DiAnn Mills:

What is your favorite part of the writing process: beginning a new

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Hidden Treasure of Hallstatt

In this post, Melanie Dobson talks about the trip that inspired her new novel Hidden Among the Stars, a time-slip novel about hidden treasure, a castle, and ordinary people who resisted evil in their own extraordinary way.

Backpacking across Europe—that’s how my husband and I decided to celebrate our …

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Choices that Heal

-A guest blog post by Thief of Corinth author Tessa Afshar-

Thief of Corinth is a story about choices. In the prologue of the novel, as Ariadne struggles to explain why she became a thief, she writes, “the choices that lead us into broken paths often have their beginnings in …

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Road Trippin’ with Tyndale and Francine Rivers: Stop #13

Welcome to Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt! We’re so happy you are here. To participate, collect the key words through all 13 stops in order, so you can enter to win our grand prize giveaway!

Some details:

  • The adventure begins on Wednesday, August 1. You’ll have two weeks
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    Behind the Book: The Story of Five Days in Skye

    A guest blog post by Five Days in Skye author Carla Laureano

    When I pitched the idea of my debut romance novel, Five Days in Skye, at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in 2012, the idea of a Christian contemporary romance set in Europe was a fairly unusual …

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    An Inside Look at Engraved on the Heart

    -A guest blog post by Engraved on the Heart author Tara Johnson-

    The spark of the idea for Engraved on the Heart began when our family visited Savannah, Georgia. I was entranced with the history and charm of the town. Secrets seemed to ooze out of every corner.

    The first …

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    The Family Connection in Things I Never Told You

    -A guest post by Things I Never Told You author Beth K. Vogt-

    My books are often sparked by a question that captures both my heart and my mind. For Things I Never Told You, that question was Is family worth fighting for?

    And oh, what a family you …

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    When God Calls Us to the River

    -A guest blog post by Before I Saw You author Amy K. Sorrells-

    When I first felt God nudging me to write a contemporary story about Jochebed, Moses’ birth mother, I could not have felt more unqualified.

    I’ve never given up a child.

    I have no experience with crisis pregnancy …

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    Author Pam Hillman Shares WHY The Natchez Trace: The Devil’s Backbone, Highwaymen, and Wayfaring Strangers

    We are excited to welcome Pam Hillman to the blog to share some of her process for imaging her historical romance, The Promise of Breeze Hill. Often times, authors stumble upon a fact or moment in history that sticks with them and will not let go. The rich history

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    Author Heidi Chiavaroli Shares Five Things You May Not Know About The Boston Massacre

    Heidi Chiavaroli , author of Freedom’s Ring, would love to share five things you may not know about the Boston Massacre. What makes her debut novel unique is the dual time periods; Freedom’s Ring takes place during the aftermath of two pivotal times in Massachusetts history: The Boston Massacre …

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    Rachelle Dekker on her new novel, fear, & more! + GIVEAWAY

    1. The Calling is the second book in The Seer Series. Does it pick up right after The Choosing leaves off?

    No, a year and a half has passed when we rejoin the characters in The Calling.

    1. This book is written from Remko’s perspective. Did you face any challenges writing
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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Francine Rivers

    You won’t believe how romantic Francine Rivers’ husband is! Get ready to be swooned 🙂

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?

    Anything Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice. I love the books and I love the movies. 

    2. Which novel did you most

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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Chris Fabry

    We wouldn’t leave out our male authors for this Valentine’s series! Even we sighed and smiled at Chris Fabry’s greatest Valentine’s memory.

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
      As a guy I know I’m not supposed to like Jane Eyre, but I love the
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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: DiAnn Mills

    It’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day! We’re just as excited for the big day as we are to bring you DiAnn Mills on our blog today! Find out the most romantic thing she did for her husband!

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your
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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Tessa Afshar

    Happy Monday! We’re starting this week off with the wonderful Tessa Afshar!

    1.  What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
      Because I love witty conversation, surprising turns and twists, and unforgettable characters in my stories, Jane Eyre remains my favorite novel. The romance between Jane and
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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Janice Cantore

    Our #Crazy4Fiction Valentine’s Countdown is featuring Janice Cantore today! We really enjoyed getting to know more about her and so will you!

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
    Though I generally read contemporary novels, I will confess that my favorite romance is Pride

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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Courtney Walsh

    We are obsessed with all the romance Courtney Walsh writes! Now get a sneak peek into the romance in her personal life!

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
      Pride and Prejudice. Because Mr. Darcy is sooo swoony and Elizabeth Bennett is so stubborn.
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    Author Valentine’s Favorites: Candace Calvert + GIVEAWAY

    From memories to books, hear from author Candace Calvert as she discusses some of her Valentine’s favorites! Heartwarming and delightful!

    1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?

    I’ll stray a bit from the standard and choose Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (series), for …

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    Francine Rivers: A Letter to Veterans

    New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels–all best sellers–and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Today we welcome her to blog to talk about a holiday that is often overlooked.


    One day a year is dedicated to …

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    Global warming or God? – Guest Post by Francine Rivers

    Morning, readers! We’re very lucky to have Francine Rivers back on the blog today! It’s always such a pleasure to have Francine share her heart with us through her beautiful stories.

    I’m in BSF again this year, and we’re studying Revelation. It is all about Jesus. Sovereign God, King of …

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    Author Francine Rivers on the Dangers of Distracted Living

    Today on the blog we’re very excited to have bestselling novelist Francine Rivers as a guest. In this crazy, hectic world, we all struggle with distracts. Here is how Francine deals with this very noisy world . . . 

    Everywhere I go lately, I see people staring at devices, tapping …

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    Crazy4Fiction Sneak Peak: Francine Rivers on False Idols

    Morning, fiction readers! In our daily lives, we all have struggles. Today on the blog, christian fiction author Francine Rivers shares with us some of her struggles and how God can help keep us centered on what’s important. Scroll down below to see sneak peek photos from Francine’s current trip

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