Taste the Rich Dialect of George MacDonald’s Scottish Novels:  A Conversation with Translator David Jack

Taste the Rich Dialect of George MacDonald’s Scottish Novels:
A Conversation with Translator David Jack

Have you ever picked up a George MacDonald novel, only to discover that is peppered with dialogue in a Scots dialect?  As wonderfully fascinating as these conversations might sound if encountered in real life, these MacDonald passages can be downright impenetrable to readers from other countries. Today, a Scotsman by the name of David Jack…

Jane Austen and Friendships in Literature (an interview with Katherine Reay)

Jane Austen and Friendships in Literature (an interview with Katherine Reay)

Female friendships can be difficult to navigate as much as they are beneficial to the soul. Grace and patience are required in abundance. (But that’s true for any type of relationship, right?!) Reading about friendships provides a unique opportunity to mold and reform your own behavior using a perspective a little further removed from your…

Careful What You Pray For: An Interview with Betsy St. Amant

Careful What You Pray For: An Interview with Betsy St. Amant

I’m so pleased to have Betsy St. Amant here today, talking about her books–wonderfully sweet contemporary romances. First, an intro! Who is Betsy? Betsy St. Amant has a heart for three things – chocolate, new shoes and sharing the amazing news of God’s grace through her novels. She lives in Louisiana with her adorable story-telling young daughter,…

Of Stained Glass, Clay and Cardigans: An Interview with Penelope Wilcock

Of Stained Glass, Clay and Cardigans: An Interview with Penelope Wilcock

Rarely have I been so excited about one of our author interviews! Today I am pleased to introduce you to an authoress who hails from Sussex, England. At one time a Methodist minister who worked in many congregations as well as hospice and school chaplaincy, she now devotes herself to full-time writing. Penelope is the creative mind behind…