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No doubt about it, writing novels is a dream job. But it's not all fun and games. When it's time for a break or change of scenery, many novelists retreat to a special garden spot in the backyard, front porch, courtyard or garden shed. We welcome you into the outdoor spaces that offer us respite and inspiration. So grab a mug of coffee or a cup of tea and come sit with us a spell. . .

[Authors are presented in alphabetical order, so be sure to scroll through all of the more than seventy gardens, or use the sidebar links to navigate to your favorite authors. Each week, one author's garden spaces and latest book are featured at the top of the blog.]

15 comments:

Deborah said...

What a beautiful site! It combines everything I was looking for, Christian writers and gardens! And so many familiar faces from my hours of browsing the web. I've just entered the world of blogging as well as writing...at least for anyone other than me! I'd love to have you check out my site.~~~Deb
http://www.lyricdevotions.com/

Deborah Raney said...

So glad you enjoyed your visit here, Deborah. I hope you'll check back often. I'm hoping to update many of the garden spots this spring and summer, and add a few new ones, too!

Blessings on your blogging venture!

Deb~

Eileen Astels Watson said...

What a beautiful site! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful gardens. Now I have the itch, once more, to get into mine and create a new one for 2008, as well. I just have to wait for the snow to melt first, though!

Blessings,

Eileen

Deborah Raney said...

Eileen, so glad you stopped by. And I hope you'll come back and visit from time to time. Throughout the spring and summer, especially, I hope to update many of the gardens with new photos, including the book covers of each author's newest novel. And as always, new authors and books are added regularly.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I look forward to seeing your updates. As our thaw begins, I'll be taking a peak at this site often to fill my garden needs and get some ideas, too.

Blessings,

Eileen

Grandma Vonnie said...

What a treat! The variety of foliage from different regions of the United States and from the various countries represented fascinated me. From expansive to compact, these gardens are evidence of the creativity of God and a demonstration of the resourcefulness and innovation of the novelist gardeners. Thanks for putting this site together…I will be back to find updates!

Heart of Wisdom said...

Love your Blog!!
I was really drawn in immediately..

Would love for you to join us for our Fruit of the Spirit Friday!
Come on over and join the fun!

robin@heartofwisdom.com
http://heartofwisdom.com/blog/

Lacresha on Writing, Women and Wisdom said...

Love your site. I'm glad I happened upon it. I'd love to exchange links with you anytime and if you ever want to guest blog, look me up.

Robin Prater said...

Thank you so much for allowing us to come take a peek at your wonderful surroundings,and see just a peice of all my favorite authors.May the Lord bless all of you for inspiring others to become closer to Christ through your work and the beautiful places you call home..Blessings

Amber S. said...

As others have said...this site is really lovely! I feel so blessed to enjoy these beautiful pictures from such wonderful authors!

The Stinson Family said...

Beautiful

Debra Ullrick said...

Is that pink flower a Bougenvillia? (sp) I love it. Last year was the first time ever I've had flowers. All those years on the ranch, I never got to plant flowers. The gophers either killed them, or the wind beat them to death. So, I'mn really enjoying this site. Thanks. Oh, and add my name to drawing, please.

Debra Ullrick
www.DebraUllrick.com

Deborah Raney said...

Debra, the pink flowers in the photo above are bleeding hearts. They grow on a little hill in our rock garden. The blooms don't last very long, but they are beautiful while they're in bloom! The leaves look similar to Columbine, which also grows in the rock garden.

Thanks for all the encouraging comments. So glad you're enjoying our garden spots!

dandelionfleur said...

Beautiful blog and garden, and the dogs aren't bad, either;).

Deborah Raney said...

Thanks to everyone who's stopped by and offered such great encouragement! So glad you're enjoying the gardens and books!