There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

We thought we’d share some of the other books we’ve written or contributed to, along with a list of some of our favorites reads. It’s said that every author is influenced by what they read. What do you think? Can you find how our personal reading libraries have influenced our own writing? To help you build your own reading library, we have included a purchase link for each book. Read on!

Linda’s Books:

queenofchristmaseachonemommypickmeupstransformedgivethankswhengodstepsinalightalongthewayLovenotes-pillowlovenoteslunchboxes godshandprints   momentsofgraceeverychildisawinnerOut of the Overflow

Tama’s Books:

transformedalongthewayforteensgroovychicks  givethankswhengodstepsinalightalongthewaygetpublishednow   Out of the Overflow

Books we both love:

  • (Tama) The Success Secrets of the World’s Most Cynical Man, K. Solomon
  • (Tama) The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews
  • (Linda) The Listener, Terri Blackstock
  • (Tama) Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah
  • (Tama) The Noticer, Andy Andrews
  • (Linda) Heaven is For Real, Todd Burpo
  • (Tama) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • (Linda) The Choice, Robert Whitlow
  • (Tama) So Long, Status Quo, Susy Flory
  • (Tama) The Restorer, Sharon Kinck
  • (Linda) When the Smoke Clears, Lynette Eason
  • (Tama) The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • (Tama) The Solitaire Mystery, Jostein Gaarder

Personality Resources:

  • Communication Plus, Marita Littauer and Florence Littauer
  • Personality Plus, Florence Littauer
  • Your Personality Tree, Florence Littauer
  • Your Spiritual Personality, Marita Littauer and Betty Southard
  • Wired that Way, Marita Littauer

Writing Resources:

  • Alone with All that Could Happen, David Jauss
  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • Book Proposals that $ell, Terry Whalin
  • Bulletproof Book Proposals, Pam Brodowsky and Eric Neuhaus
  • Coaching the Artist Within, Eric Maisel
  • Edit Yourself, Bruce Ross-Larson
  • Effective Magazine Writing, Roger Palms
  • Get Known Before the Book Deal, Christina Katz
  • Get Paid to Write, Thomas Williams
  • Give ‘Em What They Want, Blythe Camenson and Marshall Cook
  • Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and Michael Larsen
  • How to Write a Book Proposal, Michael Larsen
  • Just Write!, Susan Osborn
  • Making the Perfect Pitch, Katharine Sands
  • No More Rejections, Alice Orr
  • Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes, Raymond Obstfeld
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • Pen on Fire, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
  • Publishing Confidential, Paul Brown
  • Stein on Writing, Sol Stein
  • Story and Structure, Laurence Perrine
  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual
  • The Christian Writer’s Market Guide
  • The Confident Writer, Dolly Withrow
  • The Mind of Your Story, Lisa Lenard-Cook
  • The Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes, Jack Bickham
  • The Power to Write, Caroline Joy Adams
  • The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book, Susan Page
  • The Wealthy Writer, Michael Meanwell
  • The Writer’s Legal Companion, Brad Bunnin and Peter Beren
  • Thinking Like Your Editor, Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato
  • Will Write for Shoes, Cathy Yardley
  • Woe Is I, Patricia O’Conner
  • Writing for Dollars, John McCollister
  • Writerspeaker.com, Carmen Leal
  • Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach
  • You Can Market Your Book, Carmen Leal

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