Showing posts from January, 2016

If These Walls Could Talk - The Sheldon Church

This past October, my family and I took a trip to North and South Carolina. As a writer, it's always fun to combine book research with vacation. I love Civil War history especially, and a friend of mine recommended that we visit the Sheldon Church ruins while we were there. I'm so glad we did. Nestled among enchanting oak trees and scattered graves, it is a beautiful and somewhat mysterious place. The church is outside of Beaufort, SC. It was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church. Built between 1745 and 1753, this church was in a beautiful Greek style. It's building was paid for by Lieutenant Governor William Bull, who had a plantation in the area. The plantation was called Sheldon, and so the church is often referred to by that name as well. Lieutenant Governor Bull attended this church, and is buried on its grounds. Read the rest of the post at Stitches Thru Time.

Interview with Linda Brooks Davis and Kindle Countdown SALE!

 I'm interviewing Christian Historical author Linda Brooks Davis on Stitches Thru Time! Linda shares about the inspiration behind her latest book, what made her become a writer, and the experience of winning Jerry B. Jenkin's Operation First Novel contest. Welcome Linda! We're so glad you could visit us today.   What made you decide to become a writer? I have been a lifelong voracious reader but haven ’ t always enjoyed writing. I think I feared the critiques in my early school days. It wasn ’ t until I entered high school that I learned there was something inside me that longed to put my thoughts and emotions onto paper. During my first year of college, a daily delight was writing letters home to Mother and Daddy and little brother Dale and imagining their vicarious enjoyment of my college experience. I was a bit stunned when a creative writing English professor asked if I ’ d ever considered writing for a career. The thought of putting my thoughts and emotions

6 Interesting New Year Resolutions From History

Today I'm blogging over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog! Join me to learn 6 Fascinating New Years Resolutions from History! Happy New Year everyone! I can hardly believe it's already 2016. With the new year upon us, many are thinking about the past year and making goals and plans for the next. As I was doing some planning of my own, I began to wonder about the history of New Year Resolutions and decided to look into it. Over 4,000 years ago, the Ancient Babylonians held a New Year celebration. They would often make promises to their gods in hopes of winning their favor. One of the most common was a promise to get out of debt. Interesting, huh? Read the rest of the post here.