Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Memories of family and friends? Handmade creations like original jewelry or soft crochet scarfs? Then you'll love it here, where we explore all of this plus much more. So grab a cup of your favorite brew, relax, and join me in my journey.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"The Remaining" by Travis Thrasher

I just finished a book written by Travis Thrasher, called "The Remaining".
It's a novelization based on the Affirm Films Thriller of the same name, and let me tell you, that while I don't usually read scary books, this one was...


I finished this book in just a few days, and with my time spent on crafts, business, homeschool, cooking, cleaning, and all that jazz, I just could not put this book down.  (Yeah, not much cleaning or cooking went on for those few days, lol).  It literally kept me on the edge of my seat.

The characters were interesting, and the writing style was great.  I really felt like I got to know every character personally before the bottom fell out of their lives.  And boy did the bottom fall out...

The premise of this story is what happens when God snatches away His Church, or as some people call it, The Rapture.  While I didn't agree with all the fine points, (timing and physical changes), this book is still a good jumping point for those who wonder "what will happen".  For me, it's fiction based on a real future event...one I look forward to daily.

I highly recommend this book, and I am actually considering watching the movie when it comes out...but I won't watch it alone. lol

Now I'm off to prepare for tomorrow's craft show.  I love fall craft shows.

Be blessed,

Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my independent review.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Something new...and a little bit scary

Life here has been hectic lately, besides homeschooling, my blog (which I have sorely neglected), my shop, creating, fall and holiday craft shows, and promoting The Craftstar, I just entered a writing contest....and boy am I nervous.

I have written poetry in high school (in another life time), and then most recently I started to write short stories (again), which you can find under the Yankee Burrow Storytime tab and on my writing blog Debbi's Shorts.  I have always enjoyed writing, and since I have gotten some nice comments on my short stories here, when I received the email to enter this contest, I decided to just close my eyes, plug my nose, and jump right in.
First prize is having my story published...in a real book!  Wow.
Now to decide what to write, I'm thinking of expanding one of my short stories, but I don't know which one...what do you think?

Should I do this? Should I not? Ugh....please let me know your thoughts, before I make a complete fool of myself!

Be blessed,


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