This Writer’s Journey

Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.

I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!~~~


I met Michelle Sutton back in September 2008. I was attending an ACFW chapter meeting and she was the guest speaker. Social Media was the topic. She has a busy blog—er—a busy FEW blogs and was active on Facebook and Twitter.

She was funny, knowledgeable, and really engaging. I absorbed every word she said. It was then that I jumped in—feet first—with the blogging, Facebook, and Twitter.

What I remember most is how encouraging she was. Patient, too, because I had more than a couple questions to ask since I was such a newbie.

It’s been fun to watch her as her career has begun to take off. She’s written tons of books and it seems like she’s got a new one coming out every time I turn around. LOL. I’m glad our paths crossed. Thanks for your support, Michelle.


Previous weeks: Nicole Bart, Coleen Coble, Diana Sharples

Win a Michelle Sutton E-Book

First Impressions, by Michelle Sutton

Tombstone Treasures, book one.

Desert Breeze Publishing, inc.

Releases January 1, 2010.

Back Cover blurb from Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.

Sammie Carpenter understands how a uniform influences behavior. Wearing her Army fatigues puts her in the mindset of a soldier and donning her Class-A Uniform always helps her shift into Captain Mode. So what harm could come from her dressing like a saloon girl and strutting through the streets of Tombstone? She didn’t know how to flirt to save her life, and she wasn’t getting any younger.

When she met the lonesome stud cowboy, Jimmy, she knew he was the one. So why was their communication always so awkward? Couldn’t he see that she was interested in him? No matter how hard she tried to win him over, she couldn’t seem to get him to see past his first impression of her. But Sammie didn’t give up easily. Somehow she would make him see that they were meant to be together, but how can she do that when all of her plans keep falling apart?

My Review:

I’m a big fan of Michelle Sutton’s writing. With each of her books, she grabs me by the heart and tugs like nothin’ else. Now, I’m not big into western-type stuff, just a personal preference, but this book has a little twist on that genre that I wasn’t expecting, which kept me reading. Oh, and the sizzling romance she twined in between the characters. Very steamy. Loved it.

I love how Michelle paints the character flaws of her hero and heroine. I mean, let’s face it, we’re all flawed, we’re human, right? She’s so good at honestly portraying the struggles of her characters. I read this book in one sitting. Yep, ONE sitting, and it kept me up past my bedtime.


To be entered to win this E-BOOK (it is NOT a print book), leave a comment ***but it doesn’t end there*** Tell all your friends/acquaintances to stop by the blog and leave a comment. Make sure they reference who sent them here, because the one who has the most referrals will win a download of the E-BOOK. If there is a tie, I’ll put the names in a hat and draw the winner.

The contest will run through January 2nd and I’ll announce the winner Sunday January 3rd!