wyatt birthday dinner

This past Friday I turned another year older/better/nearer heaven ~ take your pick :). Birthdays are generally low key for us though we did go out for Thai food. That’s my oldest son, Wyatt, with yours truly. Paul was hiding and Randy was operating the camera so you’re not getting the whole story, so to speak. There were so many wonderful things about the day even though it rained buckets and I never did get around to writing the final scene of book 3 Ballantyne like I’d planned.

I did find out that Love’s Reckoning is a finalist for the Christy Award. I didn’t realize my publisher had entered the book but am honored they thought enough of the story to do so – and that the Lord blessed me with the news on my birthday.

My dog-eared, dated copy of Christy means a lot to me and is the reason I fell in love with historical fiction years ago. Some of you may have this little gem tucked in your library somewhere, too. I’ve read most of Catherine Marshall’s books, both fiction and nonfiction, and can’t recommend them highly enough.

If you’d like to read more about this award, please follow the link here…Christy. You’ll find some new titles to add to your reading list.

There’s been quite a bit of buzz since the announcement of finalists so I’ll close comments here lest people feel they need to comment again.

Just wanted to thank Revell and Christy judges for their dedication to Christian fiction.

Have a blessed Monday!