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OVERCOMING LIFE's STORMS

JULY 30, 2017

Alexis goring and I talk about the storm damage of life and how to overcome it! http://capturingtheidea.blogspot.com/

SURVIVOR's GUILT: It's REAL

July 21, 2017


​Join me and author Peggy Blann Phifer as I share how I struggled with survivor's guilt after I survived my breast cancer battle.

Whispers In Purple


Saturday Spotlight with Pam Thibodeaux is here. ~July 8th 2017





sharing the gospel with a candy cane

December 2023


Every year, I share the Candymaker’s Witness. If you need a quick children’s sermon, this lesson is fun and easy. Share about Jesus using a candy cane. You can hand out candy canes to the children after the service.

“J” is for Jesus, God’s only Son. (Hold as a J). Hold it like a shepherd’s staff since Jesus is the “Good Shepherd.”
White is for purity…Jesus never sinned.
Red is for Jesus’ blood…spilled for us, but He conquered death.
The candy is hard because Jesus is our “Rock.”

Scripture references, in order: John 3:16, John 10:14, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 9:14, Psalm 18:2

Contact Information:
barbbritton@aol.com

WHAT'S MY PLAYLIST FOR "LIONESS?" 

November 5, 2019


Join me on Reading Is My SuperPower as I talk about the songs that influenced my latest novel. We are doing a giveaway too. Only a few days left to possibly win "Lioness."  RIMSP Blog

WOMEN IN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH

June 2, 2018


Join me and author Paula Mowery as we talk about the women who helped Nehemiah rebuild Jerusalem's wall and one who definitely did not. "Jerusalem Rising" is in the spotlight. Creative Christian Writers' Crank Up

THE DIAMOND MINE OF CHRISTIAN FICTION ~ INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

December 23, 2020


Please join me on The Diamond Mine with author Renee Blare. We're talking books, writing, and Biblical Fiction. Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of "Claiming Canaan." Have a blessed Christmas week everyone! Our Savior, who always was, stepped into time to take away our sin.


The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction: A Holly Jolly Christmas on the Mine 

WHY DID JOSHUA DO A FACE PLANT?

March 7, 2020


Join me on Patti's Porch as we talk about "Heavenly Lights: Noah's Journey" and why Joshua face planted after defeating the fortress of Jericho. Leave a comment for a chance to win Noah's story (the female Noah). Patti's Porch


IS THERE TRUTH IN FICTION? CANCER AND COURAGE ON THE PAGE

August 25, 2020


Join me as I share about my cancer journey with Jenni Heeren and how it influenced my fiction. Truth in Fiction Blog 

Research Tips ~ How eBay helped bring 1918 to life

October 10, 2022


I'm sharing research tips with ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). See how eBay was my friend...and other helpful tips to bring a setting to life in your novel. ACFW Blog


my summer of empty FLOWERPOTS

October 6, 2023


Join me on the Over Fifty Writer with Patti Shene. We're doing a book giveaway, too. Patti's Blog

My reading Life

February 27, 2023


Please join me on Blue Ridge Reader Connections where I share my favorite tropes to read. I'm also sharing what books I've recently read.  BRRC Link

​Join me and christina sinisi as we talk christmas, Food, and a giveaway

December 18, 2022


How does food play a role in my Christmas story? Please join me on Christina Sinisi's blog to find out. We're doing a giveaway of "Christmas at Whispering Creek," too.   Christina's Blog

BARB'S BLOG:

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH LISA GRANGER ~ BIBLICAL FICTION, BIBLE TEACHING AND BREAST CANCER

July 26, 2021


Join me on "A Woman's Heart" with Lisa Granger on WMBG, Williamsburg, VA. Lisa and I talked about bringing the Bible to fiction and about my life as a Biblical Fiction author. I share the cancer diagnosis that could have derailed my career.                 

A Woman's Heart 

my Author interview with laura denooyer

March 1, 2022, and March 8, 2022


Please join me and fellow Wisconsin author Laura Denooyer as we talk about my new release and discuss what it's like to write and publish a book. Laura's Standout Series Blog


I also had the pleasure of discussing my daughters of Zelophehad series with Laura. A fascinating look at women's rights.

Laura's Standout Series and the DOZ

READING IS MY SUPERPOWER-NOAH'S PLAYLIST AND GIVEAWAY

February 15, 2020


Join me as I share the playlist of my bold shepherdess, Noah. What songs does she listen to as she tends the flocks with Jeremiah? We are doing a giveaway of "Heavenly Lights" too!  RIMSP Blog

​Join me on the inkslinger blog. using objects in writing and a giveaway of "defending david."

March15, 2024


In "Defending David," Rimona has a special earring. I talk about its meaning and show its sentimental value in an excerpt.

Join Shannon Taylor Vannatter and I and leave a comment for a chance to win Ittai and Rimona's story.

Inkslinger Blog

A GOD FOR OUR DAUGHTERS

May 1, 2019


Join me as I share my thoughts on the new country hit "The Daughters" and how God does show up for women...especially in the Bible.

Writer Wednesday with Catherine Castle:  Blog Post

NEHEMIAH ~ A BIBLE HERO FOR TODAY

March 2, 2021


Please join me and Linda Rondeau as we remember Nehemiah for more than rebuilding Jerusalem's wall. What we can learn from the Bible hero for today.  Snark and Sensibility Blog

MANAGING PUBLICATION WITH BREAST CANCER

October 15, 2018


I'm a breast cancer survivor! Join me as I share my journey with author Donna Schlachter. History thru The Ages

MY LATEST...RECIPES and the WRITE WAY CAFE

December 4, 2019


I'm sharing a delicious egg casserole recipe with Deb Vogt on Country at Heart. Perfect for the busy holidays. Recipe


How did I write a series after the fact? How did I get my first publishing contract? I'm sharing the ins and outs of being an author on the Write Way Café. WWC Link

Sharing Writing Tips with Bonnie Martin

July 11, 2022


Please join me as I share about my writing journey with Bonnie Martin. I'm also sharing writing tips.

Bonnie's Blog

​JERUSALEM RISING IS OUT IN E-BOOK AND PRINT

December 1, 2017


​How a tech-challenged author does marketing in a 21st Century world with Christian Fiction author Jill Kemerer. Jill's Blog



​ARE YOU PART OF THE SANDWICH GENERATION? A DEVOTIONAL FOR CAREGIVERS

March 23,2020


Are you taking care of older and younger family members? See what spoke to me at a Lenten Coffee. Barb's devotional on the Merry Hearts blog.

pitching with grace and perseverence

June 2023


I'm sharing my book pitching tips on the ACFW Blog. Please join me.  ACFW Blog

I'm talking about lioness and biblical fiction. Join me and Kathy j. perry.

February 20, 2024


Who are the daughters of Zelophehad, and why do they matter? I'm discussing these historic girls and talking about writing their story with Kathy J. Perry of Chickadee Words. View the book video and our twenty-minute interview video.


Kathy's Blog

Series or standalone? Nancy Bolton and i discuss.

May 17, 2024


Join me on The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction as I talk about writing a series that I didn't know I was writing!

We're doing a book giveaway too.  Diamond Mine Link

My podbean podcast with emma palova

August 5, 2022


I'm talking about the daughters of Zelophehad with author Emma Palova. Hear how we met and listen to me read a portion of "Lioness: Mahlah's Journey." Who are the daughters of Zelophehad?  Podcast

Join me on Romancing history with Kelly goshorn

April 28, 2022


Read an excerpt from "Defending David" and see Ittai's faith in action. Kelly and I are doing a giveaway of "Defending David."

Discover a faithful Bible hero.  Romancing History blog

Oh No, ACHAN!!! JOIN ME ON EMILY CONRAD"S BLOG TO DISCOVER ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING GUYS IN THE BIBLE

March 12, 2020


I used to feel sorry for Achan, but not since I wrote "Heavenly Lights." How one man's selfishness harmed a nation--and one of my most beloved characters. Emily's Blog 



Talking ChristiAn Publishing With hallee Bridgeman

October 16, 2020


What's wrong with Christian publishing? if anything? Join Hallee Bridgeman and I as we discuss publishing and all things writerly. We're doing a giveaway, too! Hallee's Blog

SHARING MY E-RELEASE WITH VALERIE BIEL

October 18, 2019


"Lioness: Mahlah's Journey" releases in e-book today and I'm talking about the daughters of Zelophehad with fellow Wisconsin author Valerie Biel. What turmoil do Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah have to handle? please join us. Val's Blog

Leaping Into jesus. Join me on patti's porch ~ Giveaways, Too.

December 3, 2022


Jesus is the best gift of Christmas. Find out why when you LEAP into Christmas. I'm on Patti's Porch with Patti Shene. We are doing a giveaway of "Christmas at Whispering Creek. Patti's Porch Blog Ends December 13th!




HEAVENLY LIGHTS IS OUT IN E-BOOK!

February 20, 2020


Noah's story releases in e-book today! Join me on Romancing History where we're talking all things Noah and Jeremiah, and doing a giveaway. Romancing History Blog

Faith-Fillied fiction and a Book giveaway

April 25, 2023


Please join me on Faith-Filled Fiction with author Deena Adams. I'm sharing about my cancer journey. "Christmas at Whispering Creek" is in the spotlight. We're doing a giveaway too (Open until May 3).

MAHLAH'S FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT OF MEETING MOSES

January 30, 2020


What did Mahlah feel when she went before an assembly of men to ask for land? My First Person account on "Journeys to Joy."

Join me and Joy Melville. Blog Post



join me and erin stevenson on inspy romance ~ Giveaway

March 26, 2024


​Is it appropriate to write about tough topics in romance? Yes, it is! I share with Erin and the Inspy Romance Blog how I created a romance that tackled the topic of breast cancer.

Please join us. We are doing a book giveaway, too.  Inspy Romance Blog

shining a light on jesus in education

November 16, 2022


Join me and Susan Lyttek as I share how my heroine Samantha Williams teaches about Jesus at Christmastime.

Do you need lesson plans?    Susan's Blog

​The Delight and dilemma of Writing biblical fiction.

​February 15, 2024


Please join me on Linda Shenton Matchett's Blog as I talk about writing Historical Fiction and the hardships with writing Biblical names. What I leave out, and what I leave in when writing Biblical Fiction.

Linda's Blog

IDOLS IN MY WORK? I'M A CHRISTIAN FICTION AUTHOR?

November 18, 2019


Join me and Karin Beery as we discuss the ups and downs of being an author.  Karin's Blog

​A LIFE LESSON LEARNED ~ BEING A BLESSING IN WEAKNESS

January 11, 2022


Please join me on Hope Beyond Circumstances with author Jennifer Heeren. I'm sharing what I learned while recovering

from pneumonia. Get a sneak peek at my upcoming release "Defending David" too.  A Cup of Water

cover lover book review and giveaway

January 13, 2023


Read Cheryl's review of "Christmas at Whispering Creek," and get in on a chance to win a signed copy.  Cover Lover Review

How I MET MY HUSBAND AND A GIVEAWAY 

November 9, 2023


Join me and Shannon Vannatter as I share how I met my husband. Read an excerpt from "Christmas at Whispering Creek." There's a giveaway, too.

InkSlinger Blog

rejoicing through trials with Donna Schlachter 

​October 24, 2022


Please join me as I talk about finding hope through challenging times. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am sharing about my Christmas novel and how a breast cancer diagnosis affects my heroine--Samantha. Please join us. Donna Schlachter Blog

It's 2024!

How to add more prayer into your life.

i'm on jennifer heeren's blog.

January 18, 2024


Life can get busy, but prayer is important. I shared my tips on how I am finding more time for prayer in 2024 with Jennifer Heeren.

Join us on Hope Beyond Circumstances. Blog Link

BOOKS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

January 23, 2020


Join me and Sara L. Foust as we talk about "Lioness" and all things warm. Sara's Link



Book Signing Basics

August 10, 2023


Join me on the American Christian Fiction Writers Blog as I share what I bring to a book signing. Share your best tips, too. ACFW BLOG

COVER LOVER BOOK REVIEW ~ RevIEW AND GIVEAWAY

January 25, 2022


Please join me on Cover Lover Book Reviews. Read Cheryl's 5-star review of "Defending David," and learn how I discovered a new-to-me Bible hero. We're doing a giveaway, too!      Cover Lover Book Reviews

VLOGGING WITH TERRI THOMPSON ON YOUTUBE

October 8, 2020


What advice do I have for new writers? What advice did I receive in the dark ages of 2008? Join me and Terri

Thompson as we discuss writing and the author's life. YouTube It's About Writing

JOIN ME ON PATTI'S PORCH. ZACCHAEUS IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. WE'RE DOING A GIVEAWAY.

July 3, 2021


I'm sharing what I learned about Zacchaeus with Patti Shene. How have I been teaching this story all wrong? We're doing a book giveaway, too. Please join us.


Patti's Porch Blog

how collecting pinecones became a story nugget

November 25, 2022


Please join me and fellow author Izzy James as we talk about "Christmas at Whispering Creek." How did picking up pinecones spark a story idea.  Izzy's Blog

SURVIVING LIFE'S STORMS ~ PODCAST AND BLOG

May 20, 2021


I've been sharing how I overcame a breast cancer diagnosis that upended my life. I survived cancer with a little storm damage. I'm sharing my story and tips for encouragement with Dionne Sanchez on her Words of Heart podcast and in a blog post with Jennifer Heeren. Please join us.


​Jennifer's Blog Link          Dionne's Podcast Link

HOW A CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION BECAME A WWI NOVEL

May 28, 2020


Linda Shenton Matchett and I are talking about how a vacation excursion became the story seed for my upcoming release--UNTIL JUNE.

You never know when creativity is going to strike.  Talkshow Thursday Post

​WRITING TALK WITH KARIN BEERY

February 8, 2021


Please join me as I talk about writing, publishing, and my favorite craft books with Karin. Author Interview

THURSDAY'S THROWBACK AND JERUSALEM RISING

September 16, 2021


Join me on Theresa Lynn Hall's blog as we look at "Jerusalem Rising." My novel on Nehemiah and the daughters of Shallum, who helped him rebuild Jerusalem's wall, came out in 2017. The Bible is ageless. Read an excerpt.  Thursday's Throwback


DISCOVERING A "BAD" BOY OF THE BIBLE

September 19, 2019


Join me and fellow Pelican Book Group author Emily Conrad as I reveal a bad boy of the Bible--one I discovered while researching my upcoming release "Lioness: Mahlah's Journey." Emily's Blog- Bad Boy Balaam

FINDING LITTLE-KNOWN BIBLE CHARACTERS

​July 22, 2020


What was the best advice my husband gave me on teaching and writing about Scripture? Who are the daughters of Zelophehad? Please join me on Jenny Fulton's blog. Heart-Soul-Mind Blog


WISDOM FROM THE PUBLISHING WORLD

March 15, 2022


Join me and fellow author Valerie Biel as I share how I found time to write while launch "Defending David." How has your year started out?  Valerie Biel's Blog

MY INTERVIEW on "Discover The Story" with Andrea Boeshaar

July 13, 2019


I sit down with author Andrea Boeshaar and talk about my breast cancer journey and how it ties in with my publishing journey. Faith, publishing, and overcoming chaos.  Discover the Story Interview



KinG DAVID's New Friend ~ JOIN ME ON PATTI's PORCH 

February 5, 2022


When King David needed a friend, God sent him a Philistine giant. I'm talking about my upcoming release "Defending David" with Patti Shene. Leave a comment for a chance to win Ittai's story.  Patti's Porch Giveaway


WRiting History with Linda Shenton Matchett

March 17, 2022


Join me and fellow Historical author Linda Shenton Matchett as we talk about writing, research, and bringing history to the page.  Talkshow Thursday Blog

A MODERN DAY PARABLE in UNTIL JUNE

September 2, 2020


What parable did I discover in "Until June?" Please join me and fellow author Lillian Duncan as we discuss heavenly stories and what it's like to be an author. Lillian's Modern Day Parables Blog

Prayers in a palace ~ Talking with Stacey Weeks

August 11, 2022


Nehemiah prayed often, even before he knew what he needed. No problem. God answered abundantly. Join me on Stacey Week's blog as we look at a man of faith and prayer. A man famous for rebuilding a wall...Nehemiah.

Stacey's blog

TWO WISCONSIN AUTHORS TALKING ABOUT "LIONESS"

November 5, 2019


I'm with fellow Wisconsin author--Liz Tolsma--talking about the story behind "Lioness." We are doing a rafflecopter giveaway of my latest novel, too. Please join us. Liz's Blog 

Getting through trials with strength and grace

November 8, 2022


​I'm sharing the behind-the-scenes story of "Christmas at Whispering Creek" with fellow author Jennifer Heeren. How to live through difficult times and thrive.   Jennifer Heeren's Blog

​​WHy is Ittai in a hurry? Join me ON NOVEL pastimes

                  September 1, 2022


                  Ittai talks about his rush to Jerusalem and more on Novel PASTimes with Cindy Thomson.  Blog Link

                  



VISITING WITH TRISH PERRY ~ BLOG GIVEAWAY

December 28, 2020


Please join me and Trish Perry as we discuss books, the daughters of Zelophehad, and my recent reads.

Leave a comment for a chance to win LIONESS. Trish's Blog


IS YOUR NOVEL SETTING CLEAR?

July 19, 2018


Join me and Karin Beery as we talk about grounding your reader in a novel's setting. Does your reader know where the story takes place?

Karin Beery Blog

IDEAS to BOOKS PODCAST: ​MY PUBLISHING JOURNEY INTO CHRISTIAN FICTION

January 12, 2018


​Join me and Linda Fulkerson as we talk Pitch Wars, FaithPitch, pitching horrors, and share advice for writers. Podcast Link

FAITHFUL GIRLS IN A LAND OF IDOLS

May 7, 2020


Do we have idols in our lives today? How did the daughters of Zelophehad live in the land of Canaan? Read an excerpt from "Claiming Canaan" on Catherine Castle's Wednesday Writer. Catherine's Blog

SHARING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PUBLISHING WITH LAURIE WOOD

September 10, 2020


What did I get right in UNTIL JUNE? What did I have to change over the 10 years it took me to get the manuscript to sell?

Join me and Laurie Wood as we discuss writing and publishing. Laurie's Blog

Faithfulness: Ittai the Gittite

February 26, 2022

Join me on author Stacey Week's blog as we talk about the fruit of the spirit--faithfulness--in the life of Ittai the Gittite.

Stacey's Fruitfulness Blog

SNARK and sensibility ~ Review and spotlight

April 5, 2022


Linda Wood Rondeau reviews "Defending David." I'm sharing how I learned about Ittai the Gittite with Linda.

Everyone needs a friend like Ittai the Gittite.   Linda's Blog

It's Here! The Book Trailer For "escape to whispering creek."

May 8, 2024


Maddy Goshorn has done it again. Watch the book trailer for Emma and Wade's story in "Escape to Whispering Creek."

You can read their story on September 27, 2024.


Book Trailer

JOIN ME ON THE DIAMOND MINE OF CHRISTIAN FICTION ~

WITH NANCY BOLTON ~ GIVEAWAY TOO

February 24, 2022


I'm with fellow Pelican Book Group author Nancy Bolton as we discuss "Defending David." We're doing a giveaway of my latest work of Biblical Fiction. Please join us.  Diamond Mine Post and Giveaway


My Interview with Karla Akins

February 16, 2022


Join me an author and educator Karla Akins as we talk about my publishing journey and my upcoming novel "Defending David." How did I get my first book contract? Where do I find my Bible stories? Who would I like to collaborate with? Answers even shocked me. Karla Akins Cafe

​The ABC's OF CONNECTING CHARACTERS WHEN THERE'S NO PDA

February 9, 2018


I'm sharing how I make my characters fall in love when they can't touch. See how I use the ABC's of attraction to bring my character's together. I'm on Patti's Porch with my suggestions.  Patti's Blog     Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my books.

WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK

November 10, 2021


Join me on Valerie Biel's blog as I share what I would tell my pre-published self. I had a lot to learn before my first book was released. I think Val has managed to get all of my book covers in this blog post. Wisdom from the Publishing World

I'm sharing my faith journey with gail pallotta ~ And there's a giveaway

April 11, 2022


What was my life like before I met Jesus? Being a Biblical fiction author was never on my life list. Join us and comment for a chance to win "Defending David."  Gail's Blog

JOSEPHINE NIMETZ IS ON JOURNEYS TO JOY ~ GIVEAWAy, TOO!

October 15, 2020


"Until June" is in the spotlight on Journeys to Joy with Joy Avery Melville. What is life like at the lodge?

We're doing a giveaway of "Until June." Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Joy's Blog and Giveaway

MILCAH SHARES HER STORY ON JOURNEYS TO JOY

April 16, 2020


Milcah is sharing her story on Journeys to Joy. Join us and leave a comment to win an Amazon gift card.  Journeys to Joy

SHARING MY PRINT RELEASE FOR "CLAIMING CANAAN" WITH KELLY GOSHORN ON ROMANCING HISTORY

May 1, 2020


What's so special about inheriting a vineyard? Kelly and I discuss what Scripture has to say about a vineyard on the print release debut of "Claiming Canaan." The girls finally get their land! Leave a comment and you could win one of my books. Romancing History

Crafting male characters with christina sinisi

May 1, 2022


Join Christina and I as we talk about how I created "man speak" for Ittai the Gittite. You'll see why I'm the shrimp in my family.

We're doing a giveaway too.  Christina Sinisi Blog   

Sharing my journey with laura denooyer

November 22, 2022


Please join me and fellow Wisconsin author Laura DeNooyer as we talk about my Christmas novel. See how I used my breast cancer journey to craft a Christmas romance.   Laura's Blog

UNTIL JUNE iS PART OF LIZ TOLSMA's READING ROUND UP

October 14, 2020


I am thrilled to announce that "Until June" is part of author Liz Tolsma's Summer Reading Round Up. You can listen to Liz talk Christian Historical Fiction and the best reads of the summer...according to her listeners. Christian Historical Fiction Podcast

JOIN ME on faith-filled fiction with Deena adams

March 30, 2022


I'm sharing about my family and writing life on Deena Adam's blog. We're doing a book giveaway, too. Who is Ittai the Gittite? Why is he important? Is my desk messy? Please join us. Deena's Blog

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT ~ BREAST CANCER and PROVIDENCE

October 23, 2021


Please join me on Pam Thibodeaux's Saturday Spotlight. Read an excerpt from "Providence: Hannah's Journey," and find out how I battled breast cancer while publishing my first novel.  Saturday Spotlight