Don't tell me I'm the only one who hears "God is the master builder, He is building me" from The Donut Man in my head. Never mind. I know I'm the only one. ANYWAY. I am SO excited to have the lovely M.C. Kennedy on my blog today! She has put together SUCH an amazing and inspiring post I know y'all will love! In case y'all missed it, I had the opportunity to interview her back in June, so y'all check out our Q&A HERE! Now, without further ado... God as the Master Author by M.
These sisters three are three of the loveliest, most talented people you'll ever meet! Rissy, Jaidie, and Kayti Phillips have quickly become sweet friends and amazing authors, and I am SO excited to introduce y'all! Our interview (my first time interviewing a group, so I got to use y'all in every question...y'all know I enjoyed that *winks*) is not only interesting, it's also so uplifting! I know y'all will enjoy! And stick around to learn more about their new book, Unfortuna
(Dudes, I TOTALLY forgot my intro, so I apologize if y'all saw this as a blank space earlier!) (I was also out of town today, so I didn't realize I'd messed this up until I came home!) (So here I am...adding an intro...) ANYWAY. I am SUPER excited to share with y'all my interview with middle-grade author Lillian Keith! She is such a sweetheart and an amazing writer, and I know y'all are gonna love getting to know her and her work! What first inspired you to write? I don’t qui
I have got one PACKED post for y'all today! Everything from a book spotlight to a guest post to a giveaway (*cheers ring out because we all love free stuff*) - we've got it all...and it's for none other than middle-grade author Lillian Keith's latest release, Should We Tell Her? I haven't read middle-grade in literal years (since I was about seven or eight), but I know this sweet story will be loved by readers of all ages, and y'all won't wanna miss your chance to learn more
I first saw Cheyenne and her debut novel, Between Two Worlds, on Goodreads a year or two ago. The book looked interesting, I added to it my want-to-read shelf, and started following Cheyenne...but it wasn't until I (finally) showed up on Instagram that I got a chance to connect with this amazing, creative, and inspiring young author, musician, and dancer! She's quickly become a fabulous friend, and I am SO excited to introduce her (and her work) to y'all! I think you'll like
Victoria's back, and this time with an encouraging and insightful interview! (If you didn't catch my review of her latest release, Once I Knew, this morning, you can read it here!) Now, let's not waste time in introducing the lovely Miss Victoria Lynn - an inspiring and ambitious Christian author, editor, entrepreneur, marketer, author coach, and the list goes on! What first inspired you to write and what has continued to motivate you? I started writing simply because I didn'
Madisyn Carlin is back, y'all, and this time she's joining us here on Of Blades and Thorns for an AH-MAY-ZING and so uplifting interview!! I hope y'all will enjoy getting to know her a bit better, reading about her writing journey, and being inspired by her faith! Without further ado... the interview Thank you for having me, Grace! My pleasure! :D So, what first inspired you to write? At the ripe old age of fifteen, after much prodding and encouragement from my mom, I decided
Y'all, Laura Frantz is the woman who inspires me to be a better writer. Not only is her prose absolutely gorgeous, but her stories are so raw and honest, so immersive, and so true to their setting. I simply can't get over the quality of her writing and her commitment to writing authentic faith-filled fiction, and suffice it to say I'm always prompted to write better after reading one of her works! So imagine my immense joy and gratitude when Mrs. Laura agreed to be interviewe
Wow, have I got a jam-packed post for y'all today! In honor of the upcoming release of E. G. Bella's debut story, The Toymaker's Doll, I have not only a book spotlight but also a review of the story AND an interview with the author! This short story is SO SWEET and I know you're not gonna wanna miss the chance to read it, so without further ado... About the Book A limp. A scuff. A cowardly heart. Jane is a doll struggling with all these things. She and her friend Isabel, a bl
I am so excited to have the author of the lovely poetry collection Cathedral on the blog today...none other than Maya Joelle! She is such an inspiration and so creative - I have loved following her blog these last several months! You can learn about her and where to follow her here...or, y'know, keep reading for our interview below!! What first inspired you to write? My first-ever story was a Narnia fanfiction, which I wrote at age six out of frustration at C.S. Lewis for not
Y'all, I have been meaning to interview this girl for what seems like FOREVER, and it's finally happening!!! Vanessa Hall is an amazing young Christian writer whose debut novel, Unknown, just released a couple months ago and, BOY HOWDY, was it fabulous! Anyway, I'll save the talk about her book for my review (which is coming...eventually...y'all will be the first to know when, I assure you) and move on to talking about the lovely author herself! Her answers to my questions ar
Ni Hao! Now, you may be asking yourself why is Grace, the self-proclaimed Plain Old English Gal, greeting us in Chinese? The answer is simple, my friends! Today, I am spotlighting an emerging young Chinese author's work, Those Who Were Given Another Yesterday! Linyang Zhang is not only an insanely talented writer, she's also one of my best friends! I actually had the chance to interview her back in December! If you're interested in learning more about her, check out that post
EEP! Double eep! Nah, make that a triple eep, because today, I am bringing to you a super fun interview with my good friend, fellow writer, and debut author, E. K. Seaver! You may have heard of her...and, more specifically, her new novella, The House That Didn't End!! You can learn more about her lovely story by checking out this post (in which I fangirl over the cover), and by viewing it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! But today isn't about THTDE - it's about the amazing Ms. S
It all started on Goodreads. Actually, a great deal of stuff starts on Goodreads for me. #socialmediaforbooknerds From great reads like Strangers and Pilgrims and Shadow Road to even better friends - like Jayna! Jayna Baas is an AMAZING author and an even better human being, and I'm here to share all about both her novel, Preacher on the Run, and her journey as a writer! As part of the blog tour, there are also a bunch of other fun goodies as well (like, oh, I don't know, FRE