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How’s everyone in MyBookTherapy land?
We got into a busy crunch and figured y’all could use a break from our relentless blogging. There’s tons of good stuff on the site to review if you’re new to the community!
Well, Susie had a fun weekend in Minneapolis with long time friends, then last night attended the IJM dinner in same city. Her hubby came along for the event and they are spending some quality time together. IJM is International Justice Mission focusing on human rights abuse, specifically human trafficking.
Susie’s latest book, Wiser Than Serpents, deals with this issue. Be sure to add it to your summer reading list.
While we don’t want to write agenda fiction, stories are a great venue for raising social awareness.
She’ll be back home this week only to turn around and run her daughter to camp. The joys of being a mom of four never end!
Check back later for pictures from her weekend and the IJM dinner.
As for me, the second banana around here, and a fine one at that, I’m working on a new book for Thomas Nelson, tentatively titled Dining With Joy.
I spent the weekend relaxing at home, doing various chores, finding myself entangled in yard work with hubby on Monday. Afterwards, I vegged with a Gilmore Girls DVD. First Season. I’d missed most of it in past years, so it was fun to catch up on the beginning of the story. I’m impressed at how well they maintained the story line. I’m not impressed, after watching one show right after another, at how poorly they keep their time lines. Loralie will be at dinner on Friday with Emily and Rory and find out there’s a parent thing at Chilton next Wednesday.
In the next scene, Rory will be with Lane walking down the street in her uniform talking like weeks have passed, or something.
Anyway, small price to pay for great dialog and story line.
I also learned my summer release, “Love Starts With Elle,” earned 4.5 Stars from Romantic Times Book Club, as did Susie’s “Finding Stephanie.” Yay.
But, Elle got an extra boost this time. Top Pick! My first RT Top Pick.
See, I don’t have four kids so I can obsess about the strangest things!
Be sure to check out Christine Lynxwiler’s new release, “Along Came a Cowboy” available now! Chris has a fun, down home breezy writing voice with engaging characters.
And look for Tracey Bateman’s August release, “That’s Not Exactly Amore.” I’ve already read it and loved it. Tracey has a great ability to grasp the female range of emotions and put them on the page.
We’ll be back in force next week, focusing back on writing. But for now, surf the site, or hop over to forums for fellowship.