A Writer’s Desk with Tera Bradham

Today on A Writer’s Desk, meet Tera Bradham.

Although I have yet to meet Tera in person, we are agency sisters! Both of us are represented by the amazing Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency. I’m as happy as you are to learn a little more about Tera and to get to know her better.


She has this to say about her tranquil looking desk!

“This is my happy space. I need a little space to call my own, even if it’s a table in the corner of our guest room. This is proof that you can make any space and budget work for you with enough creativity!”

“The paintings above my desk from left to right are:

-“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” This painting is my constant reminder of Who I’m really working for, of ultimate healing since my ministry focus is physical pain, and of God’s perfect promises with the rainbows throughout.

-My vision board for 2020 that I made at a retreat in the beginning of the year. There is science that shows the more you see something, the more likely you are to make it a realty. This keeps me focused on what I feel like God has put on my heart this year.

-A painting resembling Joel 2:25-32. God will restore the years the locusts have eaten, and the Lion reminds me of both the comfort and power of an Aslan-like God.”


Thank you, Tera, for letting us peek inside your Writer’s World. I am so happy to connect closer with you, and I know others will be as well.


Find her online and stay in touch! She’s got a new release, Swimming for Freedom, scheduled for June 2020 and in the meantime, you can tune in to her podcast, Vying for Victory. (Find both and more on her website!)

Instagram and Twitter: @terabradham

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swimmingforfreedom/

Website: https://www.terabradham.com


Thank you for reading,

A Writer’s Desk with Heather Bell Adams

Today on A Writer’s Desk, meet Heather Bell Adams.

I was paired with Heather at a “speed book dating” event hosted by Page 158 Books at the Wake Forest Literary Festival a while back. Heather and I had the best time moving from table to table talking about our books. It worked, because by the end of the event I certainly wanted to read Maranatha Road. It was fantastic. And now her new novel, The Good Luck Stone, will release this June. Can’t wait to read it.

Here’s what Heather had to say about her writing space at home.


“This is my laptop in our home office. But, in all honesty, I’m just as often perched on the family room couch or on the back porch if the weather is nice. (Nice to me = warm…) And sometimes, I’m with my laptop at a golf course because my son plays a lot of golf. When I’m lucky, my little Yorkie, Blue, is by my side.” Heather


Thank you, Heather, for letting us peek inside your Writer’s World.

Find her online and stay in touch with all the news about her upcoming releases and events.

Facebook: Heather Bell Adams
Instagram: Heather Bell Adams
Twitter: @heatherbelladam


Thank you for reading,

A Writer’s Desk with Safari Spell


Today on A Writer’s Desk, meet Safari Spell!


I met her at the 2020 Dahlonega Literary Festival in Georgia where I was fortunate enough to have a table right beside hers. I had the best time talking to her. It was like we’d know each other forever.

Her Long Live Dead Reckless series just might be your next binge read! This is book one, but there are three more!

She has this to say about her enchanting writing nook:

“My writing desk has changed several times over the years, depending on my kid’s ages (and mobility levels) at the time. This nook space is my favorite because it’s actually in the upstairs playroom protected by a baby gate, so I can be in my creative space and keep any eye on my little ones at the same time.”

“My husband and I took on the book wallpaper project about a year after we moved in. I went to Goodwill and bought a dozen books with different sizes, fonts, and page designs so they would create the overall look I was going for. Even though it was tiring and took 2 days to finish the whole space, I’m really happy with how it turned out!

I don’t actually write with a typewriter (although I found this one at Goodwill for $5), but I wish I did! I like to leave it there as a placeholder for days/weeks life gets too crazy to write. Seeing that typewriter reminds me what I’m supposed to be doing there because a typewriter has only one obvious purpose – to write – and so do I.” Safari Spell


Thank you for letting us take a peek at your writing space!

Find Safari Spell online via Linktree where you’ll get all her sites and hangouts!

Thank you all for reading!


Sipping up the Summer

two shot glasses filled with lemon juice

All this summer I’ll be building a lemonade list. In The Lemonade Year, Nina is a food photographer shooting for a book called 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. She’s having her own lemonade year and it will take a twist or two to get it right.

Enjoy numbers 4-7 on the list.

#4 Blueberry Lemonade Float

#5 Mango Coconut Lemonade Slushy

#6 Rosé Lemonade

#7 Dragon Fruit Lemonade

Watch the video here and get all the recipes below it. (The video does them in a different order, but this is how they are written below it. A little strange, but the funky music makes up for it.)

Get the whole lists as it builds over at Lemonade 32 Ways 

Drink up and stay tuned for more!



Independent Bookstore Day Shout Out: Hub City

Hub City Bookshop!

I was thrilled to get to read in this shop along with fantastic author Elaine Neil Orr. One of my favorite things about doing this tour has been meeting other authors, especially seasoned ones who have wisdom to share with this newbie.

It was my pleasure to spend the afternoon in this lovely shop and to get to sign their author wall. Check out their store and the whole Hub City Writers Project!

Independent Bookstore Day Shout out: Scuppernong Books

The very first reading that I did for The Lemonade Year tour was at this amazing little store. Friend and fellow Press 53 author, Steve Mitchell is co-owner of this indie. I read on Friday the 13th and it was fantastic. This first official leg of the journey set a great tone for the whole tour. I was able to stay with friends, Dave and Judi Hill, whom Greensboro, NC would not be the same without, and I was honored to have some Wildacres Writers Workshop faces in the crowd.

It was a lovely experience. Come visit Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC