Saturday, January 13, 2018

Scheduling in Pencil by Melanie D. Snitker

For a lot of people, a new year means resolutions, plans, and schedules. I'm no different: I love the prospect of a fresh start. I thoroughly enjoy turning the page in a planner and seeing an entire year of blank pages to fill. 

I'm all about planning my writing goals for the coming months, but I've learned to always schedule in pencil. Deadlines are important, and I work best when I have them in place. That said, life constantly throws curveballs at us, and sometimes we just have to go with the flow. In fact, my motto for 2018 is to do my best. I'm applying that to everything in my life from homeschooling the kids to exercising, and from reading more to writing. 

On the writing front, I've started the year off on the right foot. Marrying Mandy came out on January 2nd, and Finding Grace on January 3rd. After struggling to write the last few months, I'm excited to have started a new book this month as well, and feel like 2018 is going to be a wonderful year.

Among others titles, keep your eye out for Remembering Raven (Brides of Clearwater: Book 2) and the third book in the Life Unexpected series, both releasing during the first half of this year.

I hope 2018 brings you and your family twelve months full of blessings!


Marrying Mandy

Mandy Hudson swore she'd never marry. Abandoned by her parents and raised by her grandparents, she has a hard time trusting that real love will last. When her grandmother dies, Mandy's shocked to discover a stipulation in the will. Considering marriage to her best friend may be the only way to keep her family's beloved bed-and-breakfast. 

The loss of his job threatens Preston Yarrow's shaky financial stability. Besides, he can't watch his best friend give up the only real home she's ever known. Frustrated by Mandy's stubborn refusal to let him help, he's certain they are stronger together than they are apart. A marriage of convenience might be crazy... or an answer to both their prayers.


Finding Grace

Single dad Tyler Martin can't be more grateful to the woman who finds his missing daughter. Even though he feels a spark between them, falling in love is a risk he shouldn't take. Too bad chance encounters and his stubborn heart keep trying to convince him otherwise. 

After escaping a nightmarish relationship, Beth Davenport is content with her safe and blessedly normal life. Yet something about Tyler and his adorable daughter makes her wish for more. With the walls around her heart finally starting to crumble, she's afraid of a future she can't predict. 

Can they let go of their fear and trust God to lead them to the love they desperately need?



  1. I love that idea, Melanie, of scheduling in pencil. I'm a planner, but life definitely throws us curve balls.

    1. Thanks, Josie. Yes, it seems no matter how carefully I plan, I'm always having to move something around. lol Keeps life interesting!

  2. I'm with you, Melanie... I love to schedule and plan, but in pencil sure helps us adjust to those inevitable curve balls. And I loved both of your new releases! :)