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The Birthing of a Beautiful Book Cover

Cover Appeal I love meandering through book stores and relishing in the visual smorgasbord of colors, images, fonts, and witty words crafted into titles, cover copy, and tantalizing taglines. If I’m lucky enough to land myself in a store with a built-in coffee shop, the scent of printed paper mixed with the waft of my… Continue reading The Birthing of a Beautiful Book Cover

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Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

Time to Round Up the Posse Those who know me well will attest I’d rather head off on an adventure with sidekicks than being the Lone Ranger. I wear that hat enough while I’m writing–countless hours at the computer and hanging out with my imaginary characters can make for a lonely ride. So, a girl’s… Continue reading Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

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Oklahoma Land Run Comes Alive Through Historical Fiction

The Tale of “Oklahoma Grandma” I grew up hearing the tale of Mary Louisa Roberts, my great-great grandmother–a red-headed, feisty, and determined woman who successfully staked claim to one-hundred sixty acres in what later became part of Oklahoma. Her hard-drinking and “rounder” husband, Tuck, made a poor decision to seek gold in Colorado, leaving Mary… Continue reading Oklahoma Land Run Comes Alive Through Historical Fiction

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My Own Christmas Miracle

The perennial Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street, has tugged at hearts since its release way back in 1947. This Christmas season, I found my own miracle. It was far away from the movie’s New York City setting. Instead, it happened in the heart of Denver, downtown on a snow struck eve– Miracle on Larimer Street.… Continue reading My Own Christmas Miracle

Blank Canvas · devotions · eating right · good food · healthyliving · Jayme H. Mansfield · Katie Farrell · mind body soul · prayer

A Refreshingly Delicious Devotional

A Devotional To Feast Upon(and a FREE book for dessert!) Hey, it’s spring time–Christmas cookies are long gone. Valentine chocolates are nowhere to be found. Now, if only those dratted little jelly beans would roll away–far out of sight! Fortunately, Katie Ferrell’s new devotional, Devotions for a Healthier You -Feeding the Mind, Body and Soul, has taken… Continue reading A Refreshingly Delicious Devotional

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Chasing The Butterfly

The Butterfly Has Flown –  Chasing The Butterfly Released 10/14 Perhaps that face scared away the butterfly! Quick, press play… Now to be serious…the novel released this past week with a flourish of activity and soared to unexpected ranks on Amazon–hitting #10 on Saturday in the subcategory of 20th Century Historical/Romance/Fiction! The amazing reach of… Continue reading Chasing The Butterfly