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The best Christian curvy-girl romantic comedy books with true-to-life characters

Human recommendations are always better than algorithms when searching for a new read. I’ve joined 7,000+ authors who chose five of their favorite books around a topic, theme, or mood. Shepherd.com makes it easy to find these books when you search for ones you already love, an author you adore, or a topic that interests you. Want…

Stepping out in faith can be frightening

In November 2020, I independently published my debut novel. In 2022, I stepped out in faith an signed with Celebrate Lit Publishing. Being accepted into the traditional publishing world not only seemed daunting but idealistic. Just because I surpassed my personal goals as an Indie Author didn’t mean I had any business throwing my hat…

Fiction writing affects the way people think

KC Hart is one of my dear friends and favorite authors. We love chatting about what God is doing in our lives, our precious grandchildren, and the blessing of being able to do ministry side-by-side. To us, writing is a ministry–the tool we use to share the Gospel in unobtrusive ways that leave a reader…

Feeling the breath of God

The holidays are difficult for many–loved ones no longer around the table, broken relationships, family drama, even loneliness. It is easy to ask, “God, where are You?”  But what if God is the one doing the asking? “Heidi, where are You?” Psalm 34:18 tells us where God truly is:  God is near to the brokenhearted.…

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