A short read-along break to encourage you

The first chapter of Afraid of the Light. I’m grateful for the privilege to read it to you. Click here and please feel free to share the link with your friends. If you haven’t read the book, I hope you’ll have the opportunity soon and join the conversation. If you are a book club member or coordinator and would like …

Resources for Caregivers during November’s National Caregiving Month

Hachette/Ellie Claire is spotlighting As My Parents Age as one of many resources for caregivers during November’s National Caregiving Month. If you are or know a caregiver, please let them know about these resources. Research shows that at least 85% of us will either serve as a caregiver or need caregiving during our lifetime. It’s a subject that touches us …

My Favorite Christmassy Things Giveaway–12 Authors

I’m excited to participate with these other amazing authors in a Favorite Christmassy Things giveaway. I get to talk about My Favorite Christmas Tree. It was be easier to describe my least favorite tree. I think my siblings would agree with me that the year our parents decided to purchase a white aluminum tree and the rotating color wheel to …

LOVE NOTES for Your Aging Parents

As my publisher expressed it: Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words. This is especially true when you’re serving as a caregiver for your parents, when the ones who have cared for you now need your care in return. During National Family Caregivers Month, Cynthia Ruchti wants to help you express what’s on your heart. Download her FREE Love Notes to …

Looking for something to read?

A friend asked me to consolidate the honors given to the books I’ve written. Others often ask her for ideas of books worth reading. Maybe these images will become an answer you can give friends and family who want to know what to read next. Have a great week interacting with those you love. And take a little time for reading, and …

Interview for ACFW’s FictionFinder

Interview with Cynthia Ruchti By Peter Leavell – June 26, 2017 Writing a novel like A Fragile Hope takes a lifetime. First, you must collect memories, observations, and bits of overheard conversation. Next, mix in a “hefty investment of time training for Extreme Imagination Sports,” as Cynthia calls it. To the impassioned observer, her fans and this interviewer, Cynthia Ruchti can’t get …

A Fragile Hope GIVEAWAY ends soon!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter to win a free copy of A Fragile Hope and a metal Scripture wall hanging: Click here for all the details. Giveaway ends May 3! Feel free to invite your friends to enter, too.

The 12 Authors of Christmas Giveaway

What a thrill to have Restoring Christmas included in this 12-Author giveaway this week. The giveaway ends promptly at midnight on Friday night, so don’t postpone getting your entry or entries in (more details about that on the giveaway link). I appreciate each of these authors so much and respect their work. You won’t be disappointed, even if you’re not …

Song of Silence Prize Package

How am I spending my time while waiting for the book Restoring Christmas to release on October 18th? I’m offering a music-themed prize package celebrating April’s novel–Song of Silence. Included are a music tote bag, a pop-up piano greeting card, and a charming children’s book and accompanying narration CD called A House Full of Music. Great Christmas gift ideas. See …

Are you hungering for More To Life?

I’ve been blessed to have had several articles and have been featured in the More To Life magazine, including in this Fall 2016 issue: The whole magazine is full of encouragement and uplifting articles. Please consider subscribing if you haven’t already. Or consider giving the More To Life magazine as a gift to a teacher, friend, mom, mother-in-law, daughter, niece… …