Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Sunday Reading #AmWriting

I'm a writer and a reader.  I love books!  I usually have about 3 or 4 books I am in the midst of reading at any given time.  I also love to write.

Sunday Reading is a new feature I'll be having once a month. 

Join In

Christian Writers:  Leave a quick blurb in the comments about what you're writing and the genre. Did you just release a book?  We want to know.  Feel free to add your website, blog, and book links in the comments.

Christian Readers:  Discover exciting new books or an author to keep an eye on in the genre you love.  Come back to check out new authors/comments.  Tell us what you love to read or see featured in a favored book!


  1. I am reading Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Donley. I am about 1/3 of the way in and if it was still 2012, I'd say this is the best book I have read in the whole year. This author will be featured on this blog on January 14th. I just finished Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Taylor Hudson and Searching for Sarah by Nona King, both of which were amazing.

    I am working on a devotional series and finishing the third book in my Raven's Cliff fiction series (and writing the second). The first book is being reviewed by Pelican Book Group and I will know by March if they will publish it. For more information on my upcoming books go here:

  2. Laura, you have made my day! Thanks so much for your praise for Where Treasure Hides. I'm so glad you love the story.

    I've recently read (and highly recommend) Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman. Both books were released at about the same time as mine by the same publisher, Tyndale House.

    Inspired by epic movies, I'm now re-reading Les Miserables and The Hobbit.

    As for writing, I have two projects: a proposed sequel to Where Treasure Hides and a major rewrite of the manuscript where Ian (Treasure's hero) appears as a secondary character.

    Thanks again, Laura. Love your idea of Sunday Reading and the photo makes me want to grab a cup of cocoa and an afghan. :)

  3. Nice idea for a Sunday Reading post, Laura.

    I seem to be in a reading rut lately. I've started several books and can't seem to remember to go back to them, which is bad, because there are several for which I've committed to writing peer reviews. That's not to say that I've stopped surrounding myself with books though, because I recently began co-managing our church's bookstore and am in the process of planning our first quarter purchases.

    My husband and I have been slowly making progress on The Mandate, our sequel to The Angel Crest Deception which came out last August. His first solo novel, Mystics and Mobsters, is in editing and soon to be published. Most of my day to day writing time has involved blogging and Bible study materials.

    I'm praying for you, Laura - that your writing time will be productive, and that you will find favor with a publisher and see your hard work in print very soon.

  4. Nice to (kinda) meet you,Laura! My name is Henry Martin and I write under the name of H. C. Beckerr. I have my first Christian Sci-Fi novel in print (HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS...WestBow Press) and am currently working on its sequel. Nice to see you here!!!!

  5. Laura, I've got Where Treasure Hides on my Kindle and am just itching to steal away and read it. The first chapter was so good!

    And this is Johnnie's DEBUT novel!!!

  6. Thanks so much for commenting everyone. Pam, It is an amazing book! I have looked forward to my reading time each night and am quite in awe of Johnnie's talent. I think it's going to be a bestseller. Mikayla, your book is on my list to read this year and I will have to peek at yours on Amazon, HC. Nice to meet you as well. I hope everyone has a blessed week. I look forward to having more Sunday chats about books with everyone the first Sunday of each month. God bless you and your families.