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Dear friends – A few years ago, I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days – with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo.  Since then, I have had lots of help editing my book before submitting my manuscript for consideration.

ElephantCoverToday, I am pleased to announce that my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” has been published in print and e-book formats by Dove Christian Publishers!


 

Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  There are so many options for submitting manuscripts, and I found great ideas and instructions online from Michael Hyatt.  I used the advice in his helpful book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media.  I also followed Jeff Walker’s instructions from Product Launch Formula to promote my book.

This website in one important tool that I use to get the message out about my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Here you will find interesting information about the challenging subject addressed in the book: our bad eating habits.  More than just writing about my book, I want to use this website to encourage you to glorify God in your eating habits by studying the Bible, putting off sin, and putting on righteousness in your daily lives.

Who am I to talk to you about what and why you eat?  You can get to know me better on the page About Kristen.  I’m also excited to write blog posts about some of my interests including writing books, teaching Sunday School, homeschooling, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Please explore everything that this website has to offer.  (I learned how to build it and use it for free using WordPress.org!)

Thanks for checking out my website.  For more information about my book, please CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.”  If you want your own copy of the book, you can purchase it in print or e-book formats from Dove Christian Publishers or from Amazon.  If you want to keep updated about the book and follow this blog, please sign up below.

By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote books in November 2016 and November 2017.  Have you ever thought about writing a book?  Do you want to join me next November in the challenge?  Let me know in the comment section below.

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Motivate Your Resolution

Next week we will kick of our May 30-day food challenge!  Here’s some food for thought – before you make any resolutions, think about what will motivate you to keep them. Continue reading

Don’t Make That Resolution…Yet

ElephantCoverSince publishing my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” and writing about the issue of gluttony on my website, I recognize that many people think about making New Year’s resolutions to change their eating habits and improve their physical fitness.  In January, I made a short video with a few good reasons why you should NOT make those resolutions at the beginning of the year.  Wait! Continue reading

What is a Food Tightwad? (part 2)

You are invited to join me, beginning on May 1, for a 30-day food challenge!

Today, let’s review the definition of a Food Tightwad with three tips on how to be one.  Then we will make the connection between money management and practicing self-control with food. Continue reading

What is a Food Tightwad? (part 1)

Inspiring you to join me in my 30-day food challenge starting on May 1!

In this article, let’s start to make the connection between managing money and managing food. Continue reading

How We’ve Hosted a Home Bible Study for 16 Years

The first person we met 23 years ago in the huge worship center of our new church invited us to his adult fellowship group on Sunday mornings, then invited us to his regional Bible study on Friday nights.  We have attended that Bible study all these years, and over 16 years ago, we offered to host the group in our home.  We feel blessed to serve the body of Christ in this way. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Q25-Q26

We made it, friend!  Here are the last two questions of my Bible study, “Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room – Gluttony.”  For the past eight weeks, I have posted three questions that correspond with three chapters from my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Let’s finish the study with praise and prayer. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Q22-Q24

Good morning, friend!  Here are the next three questions of my Bible study, “Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room – Gluttony.”  Each Saturday, I post three questions that correspond with three chapters from my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Grab your Bible and a notebook and let’s go. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Q19-Q21

Welcome to the seventh week of my new Bible study, “Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room – Gluttony.”  Just two more weeks to go!  Each Saturday, I post three questions that correspond with three chapters from my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Grab your Bible and a notebook and let’s get started for the day. Continue reading