Who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? Born in Maine in 1807 The second child of eight Enjoyed writing and planned many writing projects with his friend William Browne Published his first poem at age 13 Attended Bowdoin College along with Nathaniel Hawthorne Learned seven different languages and taught French, Spanish, and Italian at Bowdoin First book…

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Thanks for following along with this musical countdown to Christmas. If you missed Day 1, you can find it here. Who was James Chadwick? Born at Drogheda, Ireland on April 24, 1813 Third son of of John Chadwick and Francis Dromgoole Ordained as Priest on December 17, 1836 The Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and…

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Five Minute Friday is a weekly challenge for bloggers where we are given a prompt and write for five minutes. Then we share the results with the Five Minute Friday community on Kate’s blog. Come join us! When we think of Christmas, we think of preparing: Preparing food – like special cookies, fruitcake, pecan pie…

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  This month I would like to give you a Christmas short story called Hope for Jimmy. All you need to do to receive this story is fill in the form below with your name, e-mail address, and tell me what you’d like me to blog about in the coming year. I hope this story…

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In preparation for the official launch of the Kathi Macias 12 Days of Christmas paperback on Thursday, May 29th, many of the 12 authors are participating in a blog tour. I invite you to come along as we get to know other authors who participated in the collection. Here is the blog tour schedule, along…

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Today I’m featuring a guest post by author Amber Schamel. Amber Schamel is a multi-published author of Christian Historical Fiction. Her passion for history and culture has led her to travel extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the Holy Land. Amber is actively involved in her church and enjoys volunteer work and music ministry. …

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Last Sunday we were sitting in church with our five not-so-angels. As you mothers know, Sunday morning can turn from peaceful worship preparation to frantic survival mode in less than a second. This particular Sunday had more trigger points than usual: It was Christmas program day. Not only that, but it was also last minute…

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Today my friend and fellow author, Janice Dick, joins me on my blog. Janice Dick writes historical and contemporary fiction, inspirational articles, blogs and book reviews. She also edits and presents writing workshops. Website:  www.janicedick.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janice.dick.56 Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaniceDick54 Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jldwriter/boards/ Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/12780648 Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/janicedick Google+: google.com/+JaniceLDick All I Want for Christmas Is . . .…

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Today I’m sharing a guest post by Sheila Seiler Lagrand: Sheila Seiler Lagrand, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, she studied anthropology and literature with an emphasis in writing. Currently she blogs at sheilalagrand.com. Sheila is a member…

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