I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sun Tea


It's never too hot for tea!

I love making sun tea on warm, sunny days. Then I can kick back, enjoy a book while I lounge on the chaise. Perfection!

Have you ever made it? If not, it's easy:
Drink, Beverage, Glass, Splash, Ice Cube, Refreshing
Put 8 tea bags (strong English breakfast or any flavor you like, regular or decaf) into a clean gallon glass container or pitcher (but you need a lid). Fill with water and secure the lid. Place outside in full sun for 3-4 hours. That's it!

Discard the tea bags. Serve sun tea over ice, add sweetener if you're inclined, and enjoy. (Sometimes when I'm outside, I reach over and pluck a sprig of peppermint that grows right next to the chaise lounges, and I add it for flavor. Lovely.)

Drink up quickly or refrigerate, though. The taste changes if tea sits out on the counter too long (in my opinion, anyway).

Enjoy your summer reading and tea!

Monday, July 18, 2016

I'm Back from RWA!



I'm back from RWA in San Diego! So Much Fun!

The Harlequin Party...the workshops...the Literacy Signing...but most of all, meeting and hanging out with fellow authors. I learned so much!

I have a brief report up on Inkwell Inspirations today. Come by and say hi!

Monday, July 11, 2016

RWA in San Diego this Week!

I'm so excited to attend the Romance Writers of America Conference in San Diego this week!



I'm looking forward to workshops that will help me improve my writing, time management, and understanding of the industry. There will be new friends to make, old friends to hug, book signings, and the chapter meeting for Faith, Hope & Love, the RWA chapter whose focus is on selling to the Christian Booksellers Association.

Wednesday night!

I won't be signing any books at the Literacy Autographing, but I will be on hand to pass out Bingo sheets where readers can visit the tables of FHL members to win an Amazon gift card. All are welcome to attend the Literacy Autographing Event! Come by and meet some amazing authors and get their books, autographed!

Friday will be a night to remember for me...my first Harlequin Gala! I am so excited!

If you're attending RWA, be sure to say hi! If not, I look forward to chatting about it with you next week.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day, and A Giveaway of Starlight Serenade by Debra E. Marvin!

Happy Independence Day!

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Take a journey down Rt 66. It’s 1930–the depression, speakeasies, jazz and crooked politicians. Pluto has just been discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona, and Clara Longworth has left Broadway and the Ziegfeld shows behind for a future in Hollywood musicals…until that bus breaks down.

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DEBRA'S LINKS:
Group Blog- Inkwell Inspirations: http://www.inkwellinspirations.com/