Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry, Writing

What We Can Learn From Early Methodist Women Preachers: An Author Interview with Rev. Donna L. Fowler-Machant

Most Methodists are unaware of the role these women played in the development of the movement and of the debt we owe them. I hope that clergy and laity, female and male, will read the book and learn from as well as learn about them. They are wonderful companions for the spiritual journey, and their deep wisdom and faithful example will enrich and enliven our own faith while also giving us a fuller picture of what Methodism was like in its earliest years.

Image shows J.E. Pinto walking on an autumn street with her guide dog. She is a smiling and has long dark hair. 
Author Q&A, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Blind People Write Books: Interview with Award Winning Author J.E. Pinto

"I really wish people understood that blindness isn’t something to be afraid of. It changes a few logistics about how life works, but it doesn’t in itself make people physically needy, mentally slow, or overly unhappy. People who are blind pursue meaningful careers, raise children, engage in hobbies, and live full lives at all ages." -J.E. Pinto

Image shows the cover of the The Bright Side of Darkness by J.E. Pinto.The cover shows a figure in silhouette sitting with their head in their hands inside a room with a barred window. 
Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility

Book Review & Author Interview: The Bright Side of Darkness by J.E. Pinto

The Bright Side of Darkness by Jo Elizabeth Pinto is one of the best books that I have read so far this year. It is deeply moving and inspiring. It also includes one of the best depiction of a character with a disability that I have ever seen in literature.

Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized

The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham Is an Epic Journey into Britain’s Dark Ages (Blog Tour & Author Interview)

The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham takes readers on an impeccably researched epic journey into Britain's Dark Ages. For Anya, priestess and princess, exile is only the beginning. I had the opportunity to interview the very talented author, Penny Ingham.

Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books

Murder on the Rocks- A Welsh Mystery from #OwnVoices Author, J.S. Strange (Blog Tour & Author Interview)

A murdered writer, a mysterious death, and a group with jealousy at its heart, this is Jenner's toughest case yet Murder on the Rocks (Jordan Jenner Mysteries #1) by J. S. Strange Book Details Title: Murder on the Rocks  Author: J.S. Strange Genre:  Mystery/ Cozy Mystery/ Own Voices Length: 416 pages (Print length) Publisher: Panther Publishing Format: Digital Available… Continue reading Murder on the Rocks- A Welsh Mystery from #OwnVoices Author, J.S. Strange (Blog Tour & Author Interview)

Kristin on the TEDx stage. Photo from her website
Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Thriving Blind: Changing the Way People See Disability Book Review & Interview with TEDx Speaker Kristin Smedley

I had the chance to interview TEDx speaker and rare disease mom, Kristin Smedley, about her new book and how she is changing the way the world sees blindness.
When both of Smedley's sons were born with a rare disease that caused them to lose their sight, she and her family chose thriving over merely surviving.