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Susan is an award-winning author whose fiction career is the culmination of a lifelong dream. She is passionate about writing stories that show characters finding courage through faith and grit as they endure life’s difficulties and, ultimately, experience the Lord’s faithfulness. Susan won two awards in the 2022 NEST Contest. A professional journalist and former homeschool leader, Susan lives in Southern California with her husband, but the kids and grandkids keep the empty nest lively.

Her first novel, "Faces of Courage," debuted May 2021. Susan is the author of "An Introduction to Home Education" (AKA "California Homeschool Manual"), was the assistant director of the SoCal Christian Writers' Conference and is the president of her local AC
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A Great Christmas Read That May Have You Rethinking an Often-Maligned Treat

Let Them Eat Fruitcake by Kathleen J. Robison

Fruitcake gets a bad rap. I know there are some less than tasty ones out there, but my old friend’s recipe changed my mind. It had more fruit (with lots of nuts) and less cake. Delicious.

I had the privilege of tasting the real fruitcake that author Kathleen J. Robison’s book, Let Them Eat Fruitcake, is all about. And it was also yummy. Very close to my friend’s.

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