Posted in Christmas, Fun

Christmas Countdown-2 days

Hello everyone.

How did you do with yesterday’s challenge?

Did you enjoy it?

I had some fun as well.

Ok, here is today’s challenge:

Sing Christmas Carols with your family and friends.

For some people, they love doing this. For others, they hate it.

But the key point of it is to have fun. Make it a friendly competition. Play your violin instead of sing. Or try and funk up some of the old tunes!

You won’t know unless you’ve tried, so have a go.

What are your favourite carols?

Do you like singing?

What are your favourite types of songs?



Posted in Christmas, Fun

Christmas Countdown-3 days

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you’re all excited for this season.

For today and this weekend, I thought it’d be fun to have a Christmas challenge for each day.

Here’s today’s:

Do a Christmas creativity collection.

It can be of anything- pictures,  stories, poems, songs, drawings, blog posts,  Instagram posts,  YouTube videos, etc.

You can share it on social media, or to a close family member/friend.

The most important thing is that you are having fun.

Here’s an example of some of the things that I’ve done:

Christmas tree collection 2017

How about you?

Are you excited for Christmas?

Has Advent this year been good so far?



Posted in Author Spotlight

Author Tribute: Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett Author Tribute 2017

Hello everyone!
Today, I am introducing to the last, but certainly not the least, of authors who has influenced me this year.


About Taylor Bennett:

Taylor Bennett is the seventeen-year-old author of a contemporary YA series published by Mountain Brook Ink. The first book in the series, Porch Swing Girl, will be released in June of 2018.

Homeschooled since kindergarten, she is a proud homebody who suffers from the rare–yet always severe–case of wanderlust. Although she dreams of traveling to many different places, her favorite destination thus far (aside from her charming hometown in Oregon) is Lahaina, Hawaii.

Taylor was so enamored with this tropical town that she became determined to write about it, hence her novel Porch Swing Girl, the first in a series of books set in Hawaii.

A lover of literature since birth, Taylor found her love of writing fueled under the instruction of Andrew Pudewa and the other teachers at the Institute for Excellence in Writing.

When she isn’t writing, Taylor enjoys cooking, drawing, playing the violin on her church’s worship team, and editing articles for the Magnum Opus Magazine. She is a member of ACFW and OCW

My Tribute

Taylor, thank you so much for encouraging me to start and build a platform on social media, in particular Instagram,. I’ve suddenly found a way of being creative and having fun, instead of looking at social media as this annoying and scary problem. I’m really excited that your debut  book is coming out next year, and I look forward to seeing you, one of my heroes, progress as a writer.

Where to buy Taylor’s book

Taylor’s book isn’t out yet, but if you connect with her through her website, you’ll be alerted of when it does arrive.

Where to connect with Taylor

You can connect with Taylor through her website or on her favourite internet place, her Instagram.



How about you?

Do you like social media?

What are your favourite social media platforms?

Have you had to be encouraged to try something new?



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Author Tribute: Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Hello Everyone

Today, I’m introducing you to an author who may recognise as I interviewed her last month.

About Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Livy Jarmusch is a dreamer, singer, songwriter and orphan advocate. As the founder of Crown of Beauty Magazine, she strives to reach young women and inspire them to realize their true worth in Christ. She loves fairy-tales, the smell just after it rains, golden retriever puppies and peppermint ice-cream cones. If you really want to get to know her, follow her on Pinterest, and if you find yourself repinning everything, you’re sure to be the best of friends!

My Tribute:

Livy, I still remember feeling jazzed when you wrote to me saying that you liked my reviews on Goodreads, and feeling ecstatic when I found out that you were an author. You have been such a blessing to me these past few months, encouraging me to start blogging and getting out there with my writing, which included allowing me to interview you for your blog tour. I have really appreciated your kindness and uplifting style with writing, royalty, and life in general. Your books have really touched me, and I can’t remember being so hooked to reading! May many other people be blessed by your books, blog posts, and blog tour services for years to come.

Where to buy Livy’s books

You’ve guessed it. Livy’s books are on Amazon( If there is something not on Amazon, tell now!) as ebooks and paperbacks. For those of you who don’t know, she has some awesome fictional royal books, like the Princess Diaries, except that they are Christian, and perhaps more exciting in. I mean, imagine living as an Amish girl only to discover that you are actually a princess whose parents were murdered by an evil dude?

You can find her books Here if you’re British and Here if you’re American

Where to connect with Livy:

You can connect with her on Her blog , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Goodreads.

How about you?

Who has been kind to you lately?

What did they do?



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Author Tribute: Rachelle Rea Cobb

Hello everyone!

Today, we are going to be looking at an author who loves words and so much, that she’s even written a book about them!

rachelle rea cobb

About Rachelle Rea Cobb

Rachelle Rea Cobb has history with words. She penned her first short story in middle school, her first novel right out of high school, and signed a three-book publishing contract right after college. Her Steadfast Love series (from WhiteFire Publishing) is the tale of a Catholic maiden entrenched in the Dutch Revolution–and the redheaded Protestant man who brings her to love and faith.

But Rachelle believes writing isn’t all heart and art; it’s structure and syntax, too. One of her favorite things to do is help others polish their own pages until they shine. She works with authors (traditional and self-published), ESL writers, students, and bloggers.

She lives in a seaside Southern town with her new husband, who shares the name of Rachelle’s first fictional hero—even though she hadn’t yet met her husband when she wrote three books about a man with the same first name! She drives a pick-up truck and is addicted to all the different kinds of Oreos

My Tribute:

Rachelle, from the moment I began reading your grammar guide Write Well, I suddenly knew that I wasn’t dreaming when I believed that grammar could be fun! Your boldness to explore the rest of the writing industry, and your funny/touching blog posts made me excited and intrigued of seeing myself edit other people’s works someday. After learning about you, I’ve had more fun editing my novel than before.   May more people be blessed by your romance books, your grammar book, and your editing services for years to come.

Where to buy Rachelle’s books:

Rachelle has a romance trilogy called Steadfast Love( cute huh?) which is available on Amazon both as an ebook and paperback.

Her book Write Well is only available on Kindle.

You can get them Here if you’re British Or Here is you’re American.

Note: For her trilogy Steadfast, she has her maiden name Rachelle Rea, and her married name for Write Well, due to the fact that she wrote her series before she got married( just to clear any confusion).

Where to connect with Rachelle:

You can connect with her on Her website .

How about you?

Do you enjoy editing?

What’s the hardest part of grammar for you?



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Author Tribute: C. R. Hedgcock

Hello everyone.

Today, I’m proud to introduce to you another inspirational author who was published in her teens.

About C. R. Hedgcock:

Caitlin R. Hedgcock is a Christian author who aspires to craft thrilling, family-friendly stories with a meaningful message. She lives in England’s picturesque county of Hertfordshire, and is happiest when playing in classical concerts, travelling with family and friends, stumbling across new story ideas, or tapping action sequences into her trusty laptop.

My Tribute:

Caitlin, as a writer, you’ve shown me how to make writing an adventure. Learning to spot the beauty of things around me came from your advice to young writers in The Rebelutions’ Young Writers Guidebook, and that’s really changed the way I write. Now, I’m finding excitement and beauty in places I had never thought of before. Your determination to create books for families has been so inspiring to me, and one day I hope to write stories that everyone in the family can enjoy. Thank you so much, and I pray that you will continue to keep writing and weaving the truth inside your stories.

Where to buy Caitlin’s books

Caitlin has written, and is still continuing to write, a series called Baker Family Adventures, with each book taking you to a different country as you follow the exciting journey of the Bakers, who even in their relaxing summer holidays end up running into more than they can handle with from snobby cousins to even spies!

As there are seven of them, you can find them here if you’re British or here if you’re American on Amazon, both as a paperback and an ebook.

Her latest book Hunting in the Highlands, unlike the previous six, is only available on Kindle at the moment. You can find it here if you’re British or here if you’re American.

Where to connect with Caitlin:

You can connect with Caitlin on Her website, or if you want to see what she’s up to on her travels, you can connect with her on Facebook

How about you?

Do you look around you to see how beautiful things are?

Do you want to bless other people with your gifts? If so, what are your gifts?



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Author Tribute: Rachel Coker

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m so proud to introduce to you my mentor, who’s been coaching me with writing skills this autumn.

Image result for rachel coker

About Rachel Coker:

Rachel Coker resides in Virginia with her parents and two sisters. She has a passion for great books, and has been surrounded by them all her life. Her gift for writing became apparent at the age of eleven, at which time her parents signed her up for a year of lessons with a professional writing coach. Rachel also has a deep love for classical music and old black-and-white movies. When she is not writing or playing the piano, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends and serving her Lord and Savior.

My Tribute:

When I met you, I learnt two things:

1. You can get published in your teens

2. Having a mentor who constantly coached you is seriously important in order to make progress.

You have been such a blessing to my life, praising me when I do well, and criticising me when I can do better. I can’t remember having such a fun time writing so many stories, and eagerly waiting for an email to appear! Seeing how you’ve mentored me and many others, along with getting published as a teenager has really inspired me to mentor others just like you did to me. Thank you so much, and may many, many other people be inspired by you and have the same story to share.

Where to buy Rachel’s books

Rachel has written two very lovely historical fiction books.

Some people have cried when they read her first book, Interrupted, and whilst I haven’t read it yet, I managed to nearly cry by reading the blurb!

Like many books, they are available on Amazon as a paperback and an ebook. You can find them Here if you’re British or Here if you’re American.

Where to connect with Rachel

You can email her at or you can visit her blog The Colorful Curator.



How about you?

Do you have a mentor?

What do they help you with?



Posted in Author Spotlight, Uncategorized

Author Tribute: Meg D. Gonzalez

Hello everyone

Today, we are going to look at another amazing author who’s been an inspiration to me this year.

About Meg

Meg D. Gonzalez is a tea-sipping, adventure-seeking, pug-loving kind of girl. She’s crazy for God and wants to share His love with awesome young women around the globe.

She started her first novel at the age of fourteen (it will never see the light of day and that’s best for everyone), but her writing really came alive two years ago after she moved to Mexico. The crazy, wonderful people and culture she encountered inspired the story of Sketchy Tacos.

When she’s not writing, she’s learning to play video games with her husband (she’s horrible), taking hikes in beautiful parks with her pug Pascal, crocheting, and watching way too much TV.

My tribute

Megan, wow. Seriously wow. The number of emails and questions that I’ve asked you from research for writing travel books to advice on platform and what kind of writer to be has been a lot. But you’ve been so gracious to reply and talk to me, and I really appreciate it. Your books opened my eyes to a new genre that I actually love, and your adventures have made me want to go out and explore different places, and even write in the genre of YA travel. Thank you for being such a kind person, and for supporting me throughout this year.

Meg D. Gonzalez’s books

Megan has written two ebooks in the International Adventures Series( with more on the way!)

You can find them Here if you’re British or Here if you’re American.

Here are the sneak peak of the covers:


Don’t they look fun?

I’ve read both of them, and I’ll do a review on them very soon.

Where you can connect with Megan

You can connect with her on her website.

How about you?

What kind of books do you like?

Do you write in any specific genre?



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Author Tribute: Nancy Rue

Hello everyone

This week, I’m writing short tributes to my favourite authors who’ve inspired me throughout this year concerning my writing.

I’ll be writing them in chronological order of whom I found first.

Enough talking. Let’s go.

About Nancy

Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

My tribute:

Miss Nancy, thank you so much for founding the wonderful community Tween You And Me where I could connect with other Christian girls my age who were similar to me. Your books and blog posts have really helped shape me into who I have become. Now as I’m growing up, I know that somewhere in your books, I can find something for a situation. Your funny, bubbly style inspired me to start writing. When I first started writing, I thought, “If Miss Nancy can make tween and teen girls go on crazy adventures whilst growing in their faith, then so can I.” I can’t say anything more without repeating myself. So, once again, thank you Miss Nancy, and may God continue to bless you in all you do.

Nancy Rue’s books

As it says in her bio, Nancy( or Miss Nancy to many of the girls that she’s helped) has written a shedload of books. SO if you want to read any of her books, you can find them here:

Nancy’s author Amazon profile in Britain

Where you can connect with Nancy

You can connect with her on Tween You And Me ( you have to be a Christian girl from 8-12, but if you’re older, just email her and ask) or you can connect with her on Her website

I believe it is the same format on Amazon in other English speaking countries as well, ( some of her books are even in German and Spanish!)

How about you?

Who are your favourite authors?

Why do you like them so much?



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Using Your Talents

Hello everyone!

It’s Christmas, the season of giving and everybody’s out shopping finding presents for each and preparing for the big day.

But today, I’m thinking of a different kind of gift; a gift that God gave to us from birth that we can use again and again.

And from the title of this blog post, you already know that this gift isn’t Jesus, although He is the greatest gift God ever gave us.

I’m talking about talents. We’re all good at something. Sometimes, we enjoy developing our talents. Other times, we don’t.

But what are talents supposed to be used for? Are they meant to be used for our gain?

When we look at the Bible, it clearly shows us that this is not the case. And while the storied show us that people benefit from their gifts, their initial use of them is to BLESS OTHERS.

Here are a few exampled of what I’m talking about.

David was a good soldier, and he won many battles as well as getting rewarded greatly with riches and popularity.

Tabitha, a.k.a Dorcas, was a good seamstress, and happily made clothes for the poor and needy around her. Then when she died, many people came to mourn for her loss and displayed all of the work that she had done. But by God’s grace, she was raised back to life again when Peter prayed over her.

When you give, you are always going to be blessed in return, even if it isn’t immediate.

But what if we don’t enjoy practising our piano every day? The teacher is really annoying. What if we don’t enjoy going to sports practice? We lose at every match anyway.

Here’s a Bible verse that might help you:

Cool huh? Because God gave us the gifts, we should do our work unto Him FIRST. Then we can start seeing the joy and rewards coming out afterwards.

When I read this verse, I thought of all of the talents that God had given me, and how I don’t use them all. But God has given me these abilities. It seems ungrateful of me not to use them.

I think that’s what Jesus was trying to say when He told the story of the Three servants and their Talents , Matthew 25:14-30. Two of the servants went and invested in the talents which their master had given them, and got double what they had started off with. But the third servant who only had one, just buried the talent and did nothing. This angered the master greatly and he punished that servant and rewarded the others.

No matter how many gifts we get, do them to the best of your ability and unto God. THEN you’ll start to see those blessings.

Here’s an example:

My friend’s dad is a software engineer. But he also is a very goo musician, so he gets paid to do gigs and performances, even though his main job and strength is software engineering. Now, people are enjoying his playing, and he is getting extra pay from a hobby!

Isn’t that awesome?

How about you?

What are your talents, and how can you use them to bless others and honour God?