BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the Pockets of Promise Blog Tour + Giveaway, hosted by yours truly! ABOUT THE BOOK Title                       Pockets of Promise Series Title       The Pocket Quilt Series (#1) Author                  Laurie Stroup Smith Publisher             Vinspire Publishing Release Date     April 30, 2020 Genre                   Amish A young Amish woman—torn between two worlds and two men—travels to Pinecraft, …

Christmas Pocket Pillow Giveaway

Pockets of Promise, Book #1 in The Pocket Quilt Series, releases on April 30th! With edits complete and the final manuscript moving to the next stage in the process, this dream of mine is getting closer to becoming a reality. By subscribing to my newsletter, you have an opportunity to read the first chapter of …

Character Wounds

I recently attended the ACFW Conference in San Antonio, and I had a chance to pitch my book Operation Reins for Warriors to editors. This is the story God gave me as I drove home from Nashville after last year’s conference. The same story He has used to transform me over the past year. And …

Two Trees

When I was nine, my maternal grandmother had cancer. For months, I prayed God would heal her, but despite my persistent plea, she passed away six days before Christmas. When I was seventeen, we learned my dad needed a five-way bypass. I remember sitting in the passenger seat of my mom’s car one night, sobbing …

Lights, Camera, Action!

After sharing my big announcement on social media, I was contacted by the folks at Loveland Magazine, an online platform that publishes news about Loveland, Ohio. David Miller and Cassie Mattia invited me to return to my hometown to do an on-camera interview, and I agreed with great excitement! Thank you, Loveland Magazine, for this …

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have signed a three-book contract with Vinspire Publishing! I am sure I will have specific details to share with you in the near future, but for now, I would like to thank my agent Julie Gwinn as well as Dawn Carrington with Vinspire Publishing for believing in …

Unveiled and Unleashed

More than 150 years ago, slaves fleeing from the South crossed the river into Ohio, fighting for physical freedom. On three different occasions over the past eighteen months, I have camped on a slice of land along the banks of the Ohio River in search of spiritual freedom. In October 2017, I felt a nudge …