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Lawana Blackwell

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Lawana Blackwell is a full-time writer with 10 published novels, including the bestselling Gresham Chronicles series. She and her husband have three grown sons and live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Lawana Blackwell Dear Bookwoman, Thank YOU for your kind comments. As to your question, I've not given up on writing...am still in the early chapters of a contemporary…moreDear Bookwoman, Thank YOU for your kind comments. As to your question, I've not given up on writing...am still in the early chapters of a contemporary novel featuring older women...and have two more plots waiting in the recesses of my mind, begging to be sorted into words. I just can't recall a time when I've been more busy. I drive ten hours fairly often to help my dear sis care for my 90-year-old, recently-widowed father. I need to buckle down and write SOMETHING every day, even if only a paragraph, to get back into creative rhythm. This is far more than you asked far, dear lady, but please know your sweet reminder that I still have readers has given me renewed energy toward the task. Take care, luv, and thanks again! (less)
Lawana Blackwell Congratulations, Connie! The marvelous artists at Bethany House ask for details in my stories, such as descriptions of main characters and settings. F…moreCongratulations, Connie! The marvelous artists at Bethany House ask for details in my stories, such as descriptions of main characters and settings. For A Haven on Orchard Lane, I described the yellow cottage prominent in the story, and asked that they not put a person on front. I love it too! I hope you enjoy reading it.(less)
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Lawana Blackwell answered Kayla James's question:
Kayla, I start with a very rough outline. Best way to start one (for me) is in a quiet place like a porch, with a legal pad I can scribble on and flip pages. Not as intimidating as a computer screen when you’re trying to carve something out of the ai See Full Answer
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" Thank you so much, Liz. I've allowed so much time to pass away from my desk that my confidence is on the thin side. Your encouragement is well-needed ...more "
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"I loved all the subplots and how the author wove them all together. "
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" I'm so glad A Haven made you laugh out loud, Staci. The humorous scenes are the most fun to write. Thank you so much for taking the time to post such ...more "
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" You are too kind, Pamela. Thanks for your wonderful review! "
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" Hi Patrice, thanks so much for giving my story a chance, and for such an encouraging review! "
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" Hi Janell, please don't apologize for not posting a review right away.. I owe YOU one for the delayed response. Thank you for your kind words about th ...more "
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"First of all, can I just say, I love this cover! And pretty much all Mrs. Blackwell's cover's for that matter. They just give me the most delicious feeling! The best part is that they reflect the style of writing that is inside the pages of the book:" Read more of this review »
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"I hadn't read a Lawana Blackwell book in many years when this book and synopsis caught my eye. I am very glad I bought the book. Lawana had done an outstanding job with this one.

Charlotte Ward, former actress of stage in London, now married to an un" Read more of this review »
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“Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.”
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“Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.

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“The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.

Lawana Blackwell, Catherine's Heart

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This is the poll for July's Book of the Month - the book with the most votes will be the Group Read, and the book with the second most votes will be the Group Buddy Read.

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
 
  14 votes 43.8%

Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer
 
  5 votes 15.6%

A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge A Table by the Window (Two Blue Doors #1) by Hillary Manton Lodge
 
  4 votes 12.5%

The Widow of Larkspur Inn by Lawana Blackwell The Widow of Larkspur Inn (Gresham Chronicles #1) by Lawana Blackwell
 
  3 votes 9.4%

The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky The Governess of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #1) by Carrie Turansky
 
  3 votes 9.4%

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering Rules of Murder (Drew Farthering Mystery #1) by Julianna Deering
 
  2 votes 6.3%

Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig
 
  1 vote 3.1%

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven, #4) by Susan May Warren
 
  0 votes 0.0%

32 total votes
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