On Tuesday, my third novel in the Grace Series came out… and I’m exhausted – mentally, physically, and spiritually. I will never launch three novels in three months again. I realized when I was deciding what to write for the last post of October that we are entering the holiday season with parties, food, events, shopping, and go… go… go…
Good Morning, Chef Bailey. It’s a good thing you’re an early riser, or else I’d be talking to a grumpy woman right now.
Anna makes room for Bailey Evans to sit at the table with her at a local coffee shop. After handing a hot chocolate to Bailey, she waits for her to take a sip before replying. Getting comfortable, Anna settles in for a good, long talk with her friend.
CAREER AS A CHEF
BDE: Yes, I’m the complete opposite of my best friend, Grace. She hates mornings and you can’t talk to her until 9, and I’m usually up by six at the latest.
ACB: How did being an early riser work being a chef at a busy restaurant in the evenings?
BDE: I’m not sure, but I’ve always been like this. It might be from spending summers with Grandma Jane, she was up early every day to work on the ranch and I wanted to spend as much time as I could with her, so I was up too! Learning to be a cowgirl was a secret dream of my young heart.
(In Christian Belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings
Divine Grace is a theological term present in many religions. Defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin.
I’m so glad I didn’t look at the definitions for Grace when asked by a fellow blogger for an interview promoting my first novel, Restoring Grace. Defining grace shouldn’t come from a dictionary, but the heart.
But, I have to be honest, when she asked me, “What does ‘grace’ mean to you?” I froze.
I’m a writer focusing on God’s Grace and I didn’t know what to write for the interview question.
OOPS is an understatement!
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