Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ain't we got fun tour | day two

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What did I do during the Big Release yesterday? I slept 'til noon. (The weekend had been very long one, so I decided to reward myself.) I went through many comments and posts about our book when I woke up, and as the day was lazy and rainy, my family and I did just that. We were rainy and lazy. Most of my day was spent here on the blogosphere, following Ain't We Got Fun wherever it went.

(Also I watched Granite Flats last night, and if you don't watch that show, you really should. It's one of my favorite shows ever.)

Anyway, I promised I would keep you updated on where we went on our journey, and today's stops are rather fun. Two snazzy book reviews, guys. I think I was blushing as I read them.

"Vivid characters is something of a trademark that I have experienced with both authors’ writing from the smaller short stories/scenes they have posted on their respective blogs and Ain’t We Got Fun follows in that vein. You are running across the Kansas prairie with Bess or downing uncountable cups of coffee in New York City with Gi. Not only are the two narrators vivid but also the people they encounter and describe. You even have a rough idea of what the musician couple who play the V-instrument are like even though they never really have 'on screen' time ..."

- hanne-col from her blog "ain't we got fun" ... guys, ain't we got fun appeared on "ain't we got fun" in the form of a review for ain't we got fun.


"... I can't think of a single thing I disliked about it. It's one of those books that makes you feel all warm and happy inside, yet is not at all lacking in serious elements of sickness, family issues, and a bit of danger as well (very mild; nothing scary). The thing I really loved was the writing style. The authors' writing styles were distinguishable from each other's just enough to make it really seem like two sisters writing to each other, yet the story still had a nice flow."

- reyna from her blog "a peace of the past"


Today I am also appearing on Jessica's blog, "Apples of Gold", in which I talk about how to incorporate Christianity into one's writing.

"I've written three novels/novellas in my lifetime. Cry of Hope, which was published in March of 2014, focused very deeply on Christianity. However, my other two novellas, Sensical Nonsense and Ain't We Got Fun, are rather light-hearted stories that focus mainly on relationships with fellow people. Both could, in fact, be classified as romances.

It's a bit more difficult to incorporate Christianity into these sorts of stories. Why? Because Christianity is such a wide-ranged topic that one simply cannot begin to delve into it only to drop it later on because it's drifting away from the storyline! Below I have a list of ways on how I try to incorporate the faith into my writing ..."

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7 comments:

  1. You totally deserved to sleep in. Your day sounds wonderful ... I love rainy, relaxed days! And oh man, those reviews made me smile!!!

    I can't wait to read your guest post!!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Em! And oh, I know, me too!! This blog tour is so much fun. :)

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  2. Lazy, rainy days are the best sorts of days! Can I just say, I am so excited for you guys and your new book! I loved reading along on your blog, and I can't wait to get myself a physical copy to display on my bookshelf. I'm also thinking it would make a great gift for a certain someone who may or may not read this blog. (-; Seriously though, your book is incredible. (-:

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    1. Oh and I nearly forgot to add while I was busy fangirling, I believe I first heard about Ain't We Got Fun through Hannah @ The Daisy Tree. (-:

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    2. AREN'T THEY?! Just chilling, watching the rain fall, and maybe enjoying the company of a book or Netflix. ^.^

      Aw, thank you so much, Elizabeth!! And pshh. Fangirl as much as you want. Fangirls are welcome here. ;)

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  3. That picture is just golden. CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH ON THE GREAT REVIEWS! Well-deserved, I must say.

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    1. Isn't it, though?! Pinterest is the bomb.com. ;)

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!! And thanks so much for sticking around during this whole process, Susanna. Know that you are certainly included in the "First Readers" we mentioned in the Acknowledgements. :)

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