September 29, 2014


I am coming off the mountaintop today. I just spent five days in St. Louis, Missouri at the ACFW 2014 conference with over 600 writers who all share the same crazy dream that I do—being published. 
Only I now can count myself among those that have achieved that dream....

September 6, 2014

Thanks to Laurie Tomlinson for this fun way to get to know other writers that are attending the ACFW conference at the end of the month. This will be my second year at ACFW and I am so excited!  I cannot believe it's already been a year. Looking forward to getting to k...

August 27, 2014


Besides procrastination, the biggest hurdle in my writing life is distraction. I am a homeschooling mama who also runs a piano studio out of my home and teaches art classes. So between all that, my two kids, my husband, and a yowling Siamese, things tend to get a bit...

August 25, 2014

Originally Posted on Joy Comes in the Morning


My bed is so comfortable. A few years ago my husband and I invested in a memory-foam mattress that conforms to my body and I love it. Combined with a nice warm down quilt and my snuggly pillow, it becomes the worst kind of...

August 25, 2014

Guest Post: Originally Posted on L'Chaim on the Right 


I would like to thank Samantha for inviting me to guest post on her blog. She and I share a couple of important things in common. We were both adopted, twice. Once by our adoptive mothers and fathers, and again by...

August 5, 2014

What do the ten spies that entered Canaan, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and current events have in common? The date. 

Today is August 5th on the Gregorian calendar. But in Israel the date is the Ninth of Av, or Tisha B’Av in Hebrew. This day (beginning at sundown las...

July 22, 2014

Originally Posted on Joy Comes In the Morning


I was adopted at birth thirty-eight years ago. Back in 1976 adoption was a whole different ball-game, it was less expensive, and much more secretive. So much has changed in the world of adoption, some very good and positive...

July 22, 2014


 It's been a few weeks since I was notified, but I am finally getting around to posting about this exciting honor. I have been selected as one of the top ten finalists for my short story, Healing Wings. 

This contest was sponsored by Family Fiction, which is a m...

July 20, 2014

I’m kind of a fearful person. I am scared of heights, public speaking, and tornados, but I am TERRIFIED of snakes. The bad news—I live in Texas. The good news—after living here for eight years, I haven’t seen a live one, thank you Jesus! Living here has taught me to tr...

July 9, 2014

I’ve been asked to participate in a Writer’s Blog Hop. I will be answering four questions about my writing and then will tag three other authors to answer the same questions on their blogs within the next couple of weeks. Check the links to their blogs at the end of th...

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About the Author

When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kiddos (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure out-of-print history books. Her first book Counted with the Stars will be released through Bethany House Publishers April 2016.

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