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Guest Post: Babies Make Their Own Creative Madness from Amber Stockton

Hi! My name is Amber Stockton. Most know me as Tiff, but my middle name is Amber. Many here have followed Margaret’s story and the exciting news in July when she became a mother for the first time. I can relate to that, as I joined the motherhood ranks in April of this year. My beautiful little daughter has been occupying the majority of my time, thoughts and sanity. J Now, I’m supposed to come up with a post about writing with a baby? If attempting to do that doesn’t cause immediate madness, I don’t know what will! My daughter was born weighing 7lbs and 9oz. and measuring 20in. long. Just 8 months later, she’s nearing 17lbs. and 27 inches long. So, she’s growing like a weed! With that growth comes the need for nourishment, stimulation and lots of attention. Needless to say that doesn’t give me a lot of. . .

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Guest Post: Author Lynnette Bonner

Today, I have a special guest post from author Lynnette Bonner talking about creative madness. Without further adieu I turn the post over to Lynnette’s thoughts. She’s been living in a desert all her life. Suddenly she’s come upon an oasis. But is it just a mirage? Idaho Territory, 1885. Brooke Marie Baker, eighteen, has been sent west as a mail-order bride. As the stage nears Greer’s Ferry, where she is to meet the man she’s pledged to marry, she tries to swallow the lump of nervousness in her throat. Can it be any worse than living with Uncle Jackson…or Hank? she wonders. All men are the same, aren’t they? But with her parents and sister dead, she has no choice. Sky Jordan, a rancher, holds a single, yellow daisy in his hand as he watches the ferry cross the river. Ever since he’d found out his surly cousin, Jason,. . .

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Q&A with Mary Connealy (GIVEAWAY)

Today is a special treat! If you’ve been following me for even just a short while you’ve heard me mention one of my new favorite authors, that would be Mary Connealy. She won me over with Petticoat Ranch (February 1, 2007) and then kept me as a fan for life with Calico Canyon (July 1, 2008). I cannot wait to get my hands on her story Golden Days, lately re-released (August 1, 2008) in an anthology from Alaska Brides Heartsong Presents with stories from fellow authors Cathy Marie Hake and Kathleen Y’Barbo. On Sunday, June 22nd, I shared my review of Petticoat Ranch, as well as a blurb for Mary and Calico Canyon and a preview of the first chapter, click here to go back and see it if you missed it before. Wednesday, June 25th, I shared my review of Calico Canyon, also click here, to go back to. . .

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