Grace and pride can go together…I’ll prove it!

Be-Still-My-Soul-3D-CoverWe interrupt our regularly scheduled post today to do a little bragging.

A few years ago one of my critique partners, Joanne Bischof, wrote a book that was so different from anything that had ever been written, the plot so out of the ordinary, her characters so messed up compared to books already on the shelves, she wondered if her storyline and bad-boy main character would ever be accepted.

But she persisted, tweaked, edited and poured out her soul into this book (this is supposed to be encouragement to other writers!) and found a very insightful and inspired agent who found the first book in the Cadence of Grace series a home at the very smart publishing house, Waterbrook.


I feel like a proud auntie clapping in the seats at the spelling bee as Be Still My Soul begins to progress through the ranks of reviewers, bestseller sales, and attracts attention from  judges in award competitions. Already a Christy nominee, today it was announced that Be Still My Soul is a 2012 Grace Award WINNER.Grace Award 2012

If you haven’t read it yet, run and get a copy. Now. And while you’re at it, get the sequel, Though My Heart is Torn so you’ll be ready for the series finale, My Hope is Found, due out in October.


Here’s a fun interview I did recently with Joanne to give you a glimpse into how real and transparent, smart and funny she is. And hardworking.


Joanne Bischof

Big fat {{hugs}} of congratulations, Joanne, you so deserve this!

Also a shout out to my Christian Writer’s Guild mentor, Kathy Tyers, for her Grace award for DAYSTAR.



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