Book giveaway! A Little Book About Confession for Children

confession book

As promised: I'm giving away one copy of Kendra Tierney's A Little Book About Confession for Children from Ignatius and Magnificat.This lovely, thorough, practical guide to confession is pretty much everything you could ask for in a book about confession for kids. It's simple but not fluffy in the slightest, and would also make a fine guide for teenagers or adults who never understood the sacrament well. The pictures are nothing special, but the book is very clear and well designed. … [Read more...]

Neat radio spot + book giveaway

archangel radio

Two quick things!One, I just got through doing a live hour with the guys at Archangel Radio.Honestly, I was a little nervous about doing an entire hour about my book, but it was actually wonderful to relax and have some space to really talk about things -- about, for instance, how lucky I am to have a big family, but how foolish it is to think you know the state of someone's soul based on their family size.  These guys are a hoot,and they asked really good questions.If … [Read more...]

SGNFP winners!

Thanks, everybody, for sending me the screenshots of your Amazon reviews!  It was a pleasure to see.  I now have  whopping 85 reviews for my book, 81 of which gave it five stars.  And this is just the e-book!  Wait until the print one comes out!  I can't give away too much, but I have just three words for you:  "Scratch," "and," and "sniff."And now for the prizes.THIRD PRIZE goes to David Singleton.  David gets a set of steak knives.  David may or may not actually want a set of steak kniv … [Read more...]

SGNFP has the best prizes.

SGNFP glasses

As I announced last week, I'm holding a contest as a little thank-you to folks who have bought my e-book, The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning, which is still holding steady as the #1 bestseller on Amazon in Catholicism for Kindle books and books in general, and which has over fifty five-star reviews, from men, women, single people, people who have passed childbearing age, NFP instructors, a monsignor, two of my sisters, and the pope*, so you know it has to be … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes: NOT all about my book.

bird courtship

Just mostly.1.  The audiobook.  I thought it would be ready for pre-order from by now, but it's not.  I will let you know as soon as it is!  This is a very chatty book, so audiobook will be a great format.  Plus, you'll never guess whose voice they're using:Okay, fine, I don't know whose voice they're using.2.  The contest.  The rules are: 1. Read my book. Come on, it’s $4.99, and it’s short. 2.  Leave an honest review on Amazon, and email a screenshot of your review … [Read more...]


Hoop de doo, your holiness!

First, I just want to thank you guys.  My book has been selling really well, and I know it's because of so much enthusiastic word of mouth buzz, and all the folks who were kind enough to take the time to leave a review on Amazon.  You are so generous, and I am amazed.  The outpouring of goodwill has just been overwhelming.  Thank you.Second, with all the hoop de doo,I forgot to name a winner for the Small Steps for Catholic Moms contest!  So . . . . THE WINNER IS . . . Guest! Ha ha … [Read more...]

Small Steps for Catholic Moms – blog tour and giveaway


Once upon a time, I could sit down and read for hours.  I had the time and the attention span.  I would tear through 400 pages by Doestoevsky in a matter of days, and I read things that I needed to hear.Things have changed.  My reading now takes place in snippets, and often just before I fall asleep (which makes for some interesting dreams, if nothing else).Small Steps for Catholic Moms is a book designed for people just like me.We know we need a little boost, a little challenge a … [Read more...]