With clashing of cymbals and banging of drums I am delighted to reveal the cover of a new book, out shortly, featuring Yours Truly. It’s compiled by the lovely Wendy H Jones, author of the bestselling DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries and contains chapters such as: Why Write Children’s Books? Why Write Memoir? Why Write Mystery? … More Who’s in Da House? + New Book!
I have mixed feelings as April ends. It happens every year when the daffs in the garden finally finish their cheery display; there is usually a bit of a break between their passing and the next influx of colour. This year I have marked it by photographing the “Last Trumpet of Spring.” The trumpet is still big, brassy and bold but the other petals are fading fast. Yet the warm spring sunshine glows through it- at first glance it is still gorgeous. But change is coming and the daffodils are departing. … More Sad Trumpet- Look, See, Pray
Free Holy Week samples from my Lent book The Big Story. Links to printable PDFs below. These are perfect for dipping into daily, as weekly readings, or as a quick-read overview. The samples features the week’s summary for Holy Week in creative re-telling of Jesus’ life and ministry, plus two full day’s resources: Monday of Holy … More Free Holy Week Resources – Book Samples
Mothering Sunday is going to be … different … this year. No distributing bunches of daffodils to all the women in church. No visiting our aged mum and grandmums. No kids bouncing happily around giving out hand-made sticky things. And for a lot more folks than usual, Mothering Sunday will have unhappy associations because of … More Mothering Sunday and Holy Week
One of those rare January days where a pale blue sky stands as backdrop to leafless trees, and the cool sunlight encourages the first shoots of wheat to break surface, tiny ribbons of emerald glistening against the rich dark loam. … More First Shoots- Look, See, Pray
Colouring links are below. Nativity Videos Lots of readers have sent in lovely comments about the Nativity Script ‘God Is With Us – Everywhere!’ It’s been great to read about your events and to watch your videos – thank you so much. 🙂 I particularly liked one which featured the lesser-known Nativity character of the … More Light of the World Colouring and a Festive Nativity Flamingo
But first – InstaWhatsit Yes, I’ve finally succumbed and joined Instagram. I’ll be posting book updates and writing snippets, pictures of my beloved Dwagony and absolutely NO pictures of my lunch! Find me as @fayrowlandauthor And Second – Nativity Video I’ve spent the last two weeks editing together this video for my church’s Christmas Day … More More Relaxing Colouring and Nativity Video (Taa-daa!)
Bible Verse Colouring Cards – Some Christmas Down-Time for All Ages Put on some relaxing music, grab your cosiest fluffy socks and a warm drink and forget about hand sanitiser and face masks for a while. Colouring is not just for kids. It’s a great way for all of us – old and young, on your … More Relax, and Fend Off Christmas Frazzle
But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
Free Books! Several folks have contacted me recently about using Walking to Bethlehem as their church’s Advent book, and asking if there are bulk packs available. Sadly, my publisher does not do discounted multi-packs, but I have a solution! I have five signed copies to give away to the first five people to contact me … More Advent Wreath Reflections + Free Books!