Small Business Saturday #shopsmall

My friend Andi Cumbo-Floyd recently posted a reminder that if you want to support small businesses, one way you can do that is to support your friendly neighborhood author. I completely agree with her, and today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite reads and authors, many of which are on sale right now!

Andi’s book, Writing Day In and Day Out. This short book is just $.99 for Kindle right now and it includes lots of encouragement to keep pursuing writing if you are struggling with giving yourself permission to do that.

Ed Cyzewski recently published this writing book. He offers a lot of practical advice about making decisions about publishing traditionally or independently, but more than that, he offers a lot of practical advice about how to do that without harming your spirit. Just $2.99 on Kindle.

Nish Weiseth’s first book Speak is on sale right now for just $2.99 for Kindle. This book is a fantastic reminder that we all have a story to tell and that in the telling, we help both us and others.

Rachel Held Evans’s book Searching for Sunday was a hard read for me this year. It is absolutely beautiful, but it came out at a time when I was really struggling with where I fit into the Church. I think I’m finding that again, but this book was a balm to me in the in-between time. Currently $9.99 on Kindle.

If you’re looking for a great book for your kids this holiday season, check out Shawn Smucker’s The Day the Angels Fell. Shawn tackles the difficult issue of death and dying in a way that few are able to. Plus, the sequel should be available before too long, so you want to be ready to go! Just $4.99 on Kindle.

My friend Sean O’Donnell wrote a fantastic memoir about the adoption of his sons. It made me laugh and cry in the span of a few pages, and I absolutely devoured it. Sean and his husband are a gay couple, yes, but honestly, this is just a book about parenting and that doesn’t change regardless of your orientation.

This one is still only in the preorder stage, but Addie Zierman’s first memoir When We Were On Fire is still one of my favorites. I cannot wait to see what she has to say in this one. A gift for a very patient friend (the book releases in March).


My own book is available for preorder, releasing in just 10 short days! I am so glad to be able to share these stories with you and to share some of what I’ve learned in the past year. I hope that you pick up a copy for you or for a grieving friend.

What have been some of your favorite reads this year? I’d love to hear what you’ve been into!


(Links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I get a small percentage of any purchases made through clicks. No extra charge to you, but just a reminder!)


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