Your Monday Muse-Voctave

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

In light of the horrible news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s hard to remember that there is GOOD in this world, but there are…good people, strong relationships, joyful kids, safe schools, inviting churches, beautiful music, respectful discussions, trustworthy leaders, … Read More

Your Monday Muse-ABCmouse

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

Oh, First Monday in August, you bring us mixed feelings. You are forcing us to trade in our carefree, memory-making summer days for weeks filled with lesson-learning, alarm clocks, and activities across town. We are both excited and a bit … Read More

Teaching Children To Be Prayer Warriors

RachelBlog, Life

One night last week, my daughter was struggling. She was having trouble falling asleep because she said she was thinking scary things. Now, I personally am a very vivid dreamer. I have had to be careful about what I watch, … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Tori Kelly

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

Working in the publishing business day to day, I’m often in awe of all that God brings together. The words. The illustrations. The manufacturing. The distribution. Each time we add a piece, try something new, reach out to book stores, … Read More

A #FaithPitch Success Story

Rachel#FaithPitch, Blog, For Authors

We are gearing up for a fresh round of #FaithPitch in three (3) weeks! Recently, we heard from a few participants about some exciting successes due to #FaithPitch. Agents signed writers after reading their submissions. Writers found their publishers after … Read More

Your Monday Muse-The Beach Boys

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

Hello Friends and Followers! Wooohooo, y’all…the last two weeks have been crazy from dawn to dusk with end of school year activities and traveling to #BookExpo in NYC (which was it’s own exciting adventure!). Sleep was following me around wondering … Read More


RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Little Lamb Books

I am super excited to join Louie, our loyal Little Lamb Books mascot, in announcing two big news stories today! First, when we launched our publishing company in the fall of 2015, we had several goals, among them was to … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mercy Me

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

I woke up with a cloud over my head yesterday. My feelings were skewed in a negative direction, and I was struggling to see light in my tunnel. There were many “What If” questions weighing me down. Have you ever … Read More

Your Monday Muse-We Are Messengers

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Good Morning Lambies! PubU in Portland this past weekend was brilliant! Loved it! Absorbed so much good information and knowledge. But, today, oh goodness y’all, I am sooooo tired! What about you this Monday? Are you weary, tired, exhausted? Are … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mercy Me

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Monday Muse, music, song, calm, Greater

I’m entering the busy season of publishing and travel. If you want to follow along, be sure to join me on Instagram at @little_lamb_books. I’m heading to Portland this week and NYC in May, and I can’t wait to share … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Blanca

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

music, monday muse, inspiration, spring

It’s the First Day of SPRING! To be technical, the Spring Equinox of 2017 began today at 5:28am in the Northern Hemisphere. Either way, this makes me want to shout WAHOO! It’s not because spring is my favorite season, but … Read More

February 2017 Reading List

RachelBlog, Books, Reading List

Well, February blew in and blew out in a matter of 28 days, and I was only able to meet half my reading goal for the month. As I mentioned in my first reading post here, I’m challenging myself to … Read More

Your Monday Muse-TobyMac

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

It’s the last Monday in February. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Today, I woke up to overcast and rainy skies with a chill in the air. It doesn’t make for a very cheerful start to the week. But, no matter … Read More

Are YOU ready to Pitch at #FaithPitch?

Rachel#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

#FaithPitch is a faith-based pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 140-character pitch for their completed, edited, unpublished FICTION-only manuscripts. And, it’s happening TOMORROW! Here are the specifics: February 28, 2017 (8AM – 8PM CST). 140-characters, include #FaithPitch and … Read More

Our Twitter Pitch Party Hashtags List

Rachel#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

It’s Friday! YEAH! Wait, it’s Friday? That means there are only THREE DAYS until #FaithPitch! And, that means, you’ll be spending lots of time crafting your pitches so that they’ll be just right for the 60+ agents and editors that … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mandisa

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Yes, ,I know, today is Tuesday, not Monday, but because yesterday was a holiday (in the USA) and today is the first day of the work week for most, I thought we could all use this pick-me-up. I think this … Read More

Top 15 Classic KidLit Characters

RachelBlog, Books, Reading List

As I browsed through my daughter’s book pile for a bedtime story recently, I was amused at the variety of titles that we have collected. From stories about princesses and magical castles to stories about characters who overcome obstacles by … Read More

January 2017 Reading List

RachelBlog, Books, Reading List

Hello Everyone! Can you believe it’s February already?! Each year I challenge myself to read as many books as I can. Some years I compete with my friends (Hi Sherri!). Some years I just give myself a number to reach … Read More