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    Exciting Announcement!

    Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas remembering Jesus’ birth! We’re coming to the end of 2019 and what better time than now to relaunch my blog? You heard me right, I am going to relaunch Allison Grace Writes. I’ll be taking a break all of January from posting so I can get everything ready. I will be “redecorating,” but more importantly, I will be refocusing my posts. When I return in February, I’ll be posting less frequently (every other week instead of every week), but what I do share will be of a higher quality and hopefully more interesting! I’m trying to change the focus…

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    Pumpkins, Puppies, Pirates, and Professors!

    Fall has finally come! And with it come college classes! You heard me right, I’m starting college. If you had told me a few months ago I would be going to college, I wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, I might have laughed. But after much prayer and discussion, my parents and I decided this would be the best route for me. I’m getting a degree in English and Creative Writing through Liberty University Online. That means I get to stay at home and do all my class work on my laptop! No dorms! No cafeteria food! I’m pretty excited about getting started! My first day is Monday, the 21st.…

  • Windsong

    Windsong: A Poem

    The wind makes its music in the trees, Rustling the branches, Rattling the leaves.   It brushes its silvery fingers Through the grass, Across the colors, of stained window glass.   It whistles its soothing tones Through the fields of green and yellow, Across the shining surface of a pond.   Sometimes it turns into a lion, Ripping, roaring, tearing, Snarling, snapping, growling.   It bats paper bags, Drives the rain, Snarls the trees.   It swats crispy leaves, Snatches hats, Rips away homes.   It blows in the storm clouds, Then brings in the sun.   The wind plays its music, Sweet, wild tones In the evening.   It…

  • Liebster Award

    Liebster Award and Tell the Story Challenge!

    Two of my friends from The Young Writer’s Workshop, Eliana and Caleb, tagged me for some fun blog tags! Eliana tagged me for the Liebster Award, so without further ado, here it is:   The rules: #1: Acknowledge the blogger who gave it to you and display the award. #2: Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you. #3: Give 11 random thoughts about yourself. #4: Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nominations. #5: Ask your nominees 11 questions.   Thank you Eliana for the Liebster Award! Check out her blog here! Her questions are in bold and my answers are in normal text.   Who are…

  • Hope Prose Podcast

    Hope Prose Podcast Launch!

      The Hope Prose podcast is dedicated YA Christian books – the authors who write them and the readers they inspire. We upload new episodes once every two weeks and hope to leave our listens with sparks that ignite their own stories–whether their own or fictional. We want our podcast to be a place that inspires you to live a life of creative purpose through reading, writing or maybe even singing. Words are kinda our thing, and communication is one of the most powerful gifts God has given us and we want to stoke the fire in your own faith and creative journey.   About the host(s):   Tara K.…

  • Habakkuk, everyone's favorite minor prophet

    Habakkuk: Everyone’s Favorite Minor Prophet!

    Nestled between Nahum and Zephaniah, there is a little book called Habakkuk. It’s only three chapters long (56 verses), but very powerful. My dad once called it “everyone’s favorite minor prophet,” but it’s actually my favorite! Our church just finished a four week series on Habakkuk. I’d like to share three things I learned with you. 1. There’s conflict between what we see happening in the world and our beliefs about God’s character. When God told Habakkuk He was going to use the Chaldeans (the Babylonians) to judge Israel, the prophet was shocked. How could God use an evil and wicked nation to judge His people? Habakkuk said: Your eyes are…

  • Checkmate

    Big News+Sneak Peek into Checkmate!

    On June 22, 2019, I officially graduated high school. I’ve been homeschooled since kindergarten, so this is a big change for me. You might be wondering, “What’s next? Are you going to college? Getting a job?” Well, my plan is to get a part-time job and focus on more writing. I’m really hoping there will be an opening at my local library when I start applying places. Don’t worry, my blog isn’t going anywhere. In fact, I’m working on honing the vision and purpose of this blog. (Something I learned about at the 2019 YDubs Conference.) I’ll be posting more about this in a few weeks.   And now, the…

  • A Silence In The Shadows

    A Silence in the Shadows Book Release! Reviews and Author Interview!

    On Monday, Caleb E. King’s debut novel, A Silence in the Shadows, released! Since I’m on Caleb’s street team, I go to read an ARC (advanced reader copy) before it was published. My younger brother also read it and wrote a review of his own. Now I have several things to share in this post, so let’s start with the interview! As usual, my questions are in bold and Caleb’s responses are in regular text. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Sure! I’m a homeschooled teen and a grateful child of God. I started writing when I was eight and haven’t stopped since. Besides writing I love reading, drawing, and hanging…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award

    Sunshine Blogger Award!

    Here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog. (Thank you for tagging me, Fe! https://theunshaken.blog/) Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you (11 maximum). Nominate new bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger logo in your post.   Fe’s questions are in bold and my answers are in regular text.   What’s your favorite book of all time? (Yes, I just went there.) This is actually an easy question for me. Of course, now that I said that, a million different books flew into my mind declaring they are my favorites.…

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    Pananaw Blog Launch Tour!

    Some of you may know Jo from her old blog, The Lens & The Hard Drive. I found her blog through several other blogs. And she is also part of The Young Writer’s Workshop! Now, she is launching a new blog, entitled, well, I’ll just show you the graphics. And this is Jo, the author of Pananaw! I had the opportunity to interview Jo. (I like interviewing people, okay?) I was warned it probably wouldn’t be interesting, but we both had fun! My questions are in bold and her answers are in italics.   To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Sure! I’m Jo, and I’m…