Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Growing up in New York, I learned at an early age that chicken soup is good for what ails you. Cold, wintry day? Warm up with a bowl of chicken soup. Sore throat? Sooth it with a bowl of chicken soup. Upset stomach? Yup…chicken soup is easy to digest. But chicken soup...

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Writer’s World Blog Tour

My friend and fellow board member of the Christian Authors Network (CAN), Karen Whiting, asked me to participate in the Writer's World Blog Tour. She participated last week. I want to thank her for the invitation and suggest you check out Karen and her newest books....

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Open Doors and New Opportunities

I recently returned from another writers’ conference: the Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference (CCWC). It was a wonderful time of networking with others in Christian publishing, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new colleagues. Writer’s conferences usually...

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Success or Failure?

Success and failure used to be easy to measure. In school, you either passed or failed based on clearly established grading standards. In manufacturing, success is determined by output. Even in finance, successful deals are measured by profit. But when you write for...

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Hurry Up and Wait – The Life of a Writer

It’s a scene repeated thousands of times in cities and towns across our nation and around the world. The aroma of roasted coffee beans wafts through a store as customers race to the counter, place and receive their orders, and rush off to work. Coffee shops such as...

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Pay It Forward

Once upon a time I was the Vice President of Human Resources for an international insurance company. The corporate rat race consumed all my energies. Writing for publication was a vague dream that belonged to another life – a life far removed from my reality. Twenty...

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Faith Basics for Kids

I am thrilled to announce that the picture book series, Faith Basics for Kids, has been released by Standard Publishing. This series has been an especially dear project for me for the past several years, and to hold the first two books in my hands is a true joy. I am...

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Affirmation…by the Numbers

I was never much of a numbers person. Words are more my thing. Lots and lots of words, if you ask my husband! Numbers…not so much. It’s one of the reasons I love to write. To be able to communicate using myriad combinations of a mere twenty-six letters is nothing...

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Promotion – A Christian Author’s Dilemma

My first book, One Year Alone with God: 366 Devotions on the Names of God, was published by Revell Books this month. My joy at the release of this project has been tempered by the need to market it through a website, blog posts, newsletters, Facebook author page,...

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Cathy Concludes in the Comics

I want to write like Cathy Guisewite. You may not know who she is, but you’re probably familiar with her work. One of her favorite words is “Aack!” and her last installment will circulate October 3, 2010. Have you guessed yet? Cathy Guisewite wrote a popular comic...

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