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New Release: The eBook for A Friend in Need

The third book in the Circle of Friends Series is now available as an ebook or as a paperback book. Just before Valentine’s Day, seventeen-year-old Glen Sauten, who is reeling from his first break-up, jumps headlong into a new relationship. Maybe not the smartest thing he’s ever done. At the same time, he’s trying various […]

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Read Chapter 1 of The Best of Friends, the First Book in My Circle of Friends Series

Luke’s text said, “Not this weekend, Glen. Taking Jamie to the movie tonight.” “We haven’t been there all summer. This might be our last chance.” “Sorry. Taking Jamie shopping in Stanton tomorrow. And there’s a party tomorrow night. What can I say?” No more explanation needed. I was getting the picture. “Okay. See you at […]

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Circle of Friends FAQ – Part 1

N. J. Lindquist responds to questions she’s often asked: Where did you get the idea for this series? Authors are always being asked where they get their ideas. Sometimes it’s hard to explain because the idea kind of grows inside your head until you either explode or write it down. Other times, you can pinpoint […]

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Circle of Friends FAQ – Part 2

N. J. Lindquist responds to questions she’s often asked: If you missed part 1 of this post, read it here. But then you had to stretch things out into a third book. Did it get harder or easier? It actually got kind of complicated. After writing A Friends in These, I wrote a third book called […]

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A Review and an Interview

We appreciate the review Robert White wrote of our book, Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected places. Like a cup of hot apple cider warming the body on a cold day, the Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon anthology will warm the soul. The fourth in the Hot Apple Cider series, […]

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My Short Story About a Pregnant Teen Who Has to Decide What’s Best for Her Baby

Since November is Adoption Month, I thought I’d mention a short story I wrote called “Conversations in Baby Blue.” Although it’s fiction, it was actually based on a true story. Years ago, I shared a double hospital room with an unwed teen mother. Since this was back then people stayed in the hospital longer than nowadays, and […]

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When You Might As Well Talk to a Wall

It’s frustrating to try to talk to someone who simply doesn’t listen. I’ve known a number of people who seem to have a force field that repels everyone else’s words from entering their heads and maybe causing them to change their thinking. On a few occasions, I’ve wanted to knock them upside the head just […]

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Interview with Arts Connection

An interview I did where I talked about my writing, the new Hot Apple Cider books, and more. You can listen to it here. http://selawministries.ca/content/arts-connection-monday-august-11-2014-nj-lindquist-hot-apple-cider-3      

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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider wins another award!

I’m very pleased to announce that A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, edited by Wendy Elaine Nelles and me, and featuring a total of 37 great Canadian writers, finished in third place for 2013 “Non-fiction Book of the Year” at The Book Club Network! Thanks to EVERYONE who voted! This truly is the little […]

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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider news

I’m pleased that A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider was recently voted October Non-fiction Book of the Month by BookFun.org. Official announcement below. Here are the results of the October 2013 Book of the Month Voting October 2013 Nonfiction Book of the Month A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider [edited] by N. J. […]

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What Gives You the Right to Criticize Me?

“You think I need to control my temper, do you?” Steve glared at his wife. “Well, what makes you think you’re so perfect?” Janice sighed. “I just don’t think you should get so angry with Gary because he didn’t like your idea. You—” “That’s the last time I’ll tell him anything!” “Steve, why can’t you […]

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Help! I need somebody…

Jeannie cringes as a wave of anguish sweeps over her. How could I have missed that? What’s wrong with me? Tears well up in her eyes. I’m hopeless. Why can I never seem to get anything right? And why does Sam always pick up on it when I miss something? Yes, the results will be […]

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