Gretchen E K Engel

Flash Fiction Frenzy – Just Ask Him Already

After a couple of weeks of audiobook reviews, I’m switching back to short fiction. This time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Specifically, the “Sadie Hawkins” issue of Spark magazine. Spark is the romance flash fiction imprint of Splickety Publishing Group which also includes Splickety (general flash fiction) and Havok (speculative flash fiction), and Spark (romantic flash […]

Angel Eyes Audiobook Review

Angel Eyes Audiobook Review

I heard of Shannon Dittemore’s books a while ago but only recently discovered her young adult series, Angel Eyes.  I plowed through the first book, also titled Angel Eyes and went straight into the audiobook version of Broken Wings. First, the story. I am picky when it comes to angel/demon/spiritual warfare stories, especially by Christian authors. Angel Eyes passes […]

Review: The Ghost Box Audiobook

Review: The Ghost Box Audiobook

I’m going to start reviewing audiobooks and shorter fiction. We’re busy, and these are good ways to enjoy great fiction. I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. Nothing makes a long drive or laundry more enjoyable than listening to a good book. I recently reviewed the novella Just Dumb Enough by several Realm Makers, which benefits the […]

Review: Just Dumb Enough

Review: Just Dumb Enough

Some things are no brainers. Like plunking down $2.99 for Just Dumb Enough. That’s less than your average Starbucks drink seasonal drink, and this purchase won’t make you fat. Even splurging on the paperback won’t set you back much more than a fast food combo ($7.99) and has no trans fats. Did I mention the […]

Keeping Track

Keeping Track

I have used a paper planner since I bought my first Mortar Board the beginning of my freshman year at Purdue. I have four wire-bound page-per-week calendars documenting tests, meetings, and starting junior year dates with the boy who would become my husband. Over the years I’ve cycled through paper planners even as I bought […]

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

Christmas Isn’t my Favorite Holiday (a Truth and a Lie)

Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. This is the truth but also a lie. It’s the truth because from a Christian perspective Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday edge out Christmas for the holy days closest to my heart. When I share the Gospel, I emphasize the belief in salvation through Christ alone. This makes Good Friday […]