Post from: August 2017


Hey friends!

Here's a list of some of the books I've read this summer. It's been a good time. Lots of good non-fiction in these recent months. Which always does my heart good. And a few fiction books. 

Hope your own reading lately has been refreshing, fulfilling, and fun!

Here they are:

Twelve Tests of Character by Harry Emerson Fosdick (Yes. Preach it Mr. Fosdick)

Mission: Success! by Og Mandino (awww! Just, awww!)

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark (Thank you, Roy.)

Positive Imaging by Norman Vincent Peale (changed the way I pray for my kids and spouse and friends and well ... everyone.)

The Greatest Salesman In The World Part II: The End of the Story by Og Mandino (great little tip for reviewing your day in here)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (a surprisingly highly satisfying read)

The One Thing by Gary Keller (changed the entire structure of my writing day. amazing.)

The Road Back to You by Ian Cron (LOVE the Enneagram) 

What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell (This guy, and his insights, and the way he writes books. Brilliant.)

Experiencing God Through Prayer by Madame Guyon (from the 1600's people!!!)

Preparing for Adolescence by Dr. James Dobson (b/c I have a kiddo starting MIDDLE SCHOOL you guys! unbelievable)

Acres of Diamond by Russell H. Conwell (succinct and to the point: hone your talents)

The Tough-Minded Optimist by Norman Vincent Peale (nobody's writing brings me up like N.V.P. Love this guy.)

Crafting Dynamic Dialog by The Editors of Writer's Digest (good stuff. I LOVE writing dialog, btw.)

Words Fail Me by Patricia T. O'Conner (basic grammer and writing advice, delivered with humor)

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (My only fiction book on the list! It's the second in a series... So far, so good...)

Hugs to all of you,

xxheidi

p.s. For a deeper look at a lot of the books I've read up to this point, you can visit the "Bookfest Friday" category on my blog. 



Hi reader friends! 

I'm geting questions surrounding the order that I've written the Mod Code series of books. 

So, for those of you wondering, below they are listed in the order that I wrote them.

I happen to love this order as the suggested reading order. BUT! Everyone's different on their preferences for reading prequels.

I usually like to dig into the meat of the story before I go back and read any prequels and find out the "before" story. However, I had one reader saying she was glad the prequels were both out so she could read them before she ever started the first book. 

Bottom line? I appreciate whatever your reader tango style might be, and I say ... "Read on, my reader friend!" 

Here's the written order of the books:

The Mod Code (Book #1)

The Golden Order (Book #2)

The Island (Prequel novella featuring Jack and Imogen)

Our Three Years (Prequel featuring Sage and Beckett)

The Lost Lineage (Currently working on! Releasing Feb. 2018!)

The Crossed Kingdom (Currently working on! Releasing 2018!)

To be notified on book release dates, click here.

Lots of love coming to each and every one of you this August 2nd! School is about to start again! Raise your hand if you can hardly believe that! (My hand is raised.) It's just a good reminder to me that we have to EMBRACE every day fully and LIVE it as if it were our last. 

Tell someone you love them today and have a great week!

xxheidi