Author Interview with Taylor Bennett

Two interviews already!!! Wow! This time, I'm here with Taylor Bennett, a newly published teen author of Porch Swing Girl. Porch Swing Girl is a story about faith, love, and friendship, set in the most amazing place: Hawaii. I SOOO enjoyed this book, as I read it on my beach trip ( could the timing be any more perfect? ). I totally recommend this book to anyone! 

Red: Hey, Taylor!! Thank you so much for letting me interview you! I LOVED reading Porch Swing Girl!!
Taylor: I'm soooo honored that you enjoyed reading Porch Swing Girl. Thank you, also, for inviting me to be on your blog. I'm looking forward to it!!
Red:  Ok, so, first things first, when did you realize you wanted to make writing a career? Was it a desire you had from the beginning or a desire that came later on? 
Taylor: I've always loved writing--the simple act of spinning a story, giving life to a character--but I never thought of it as something I could actually do as a career until I was thirt…

Interview with Author Livy Jarmusch!

Hello, everyone! Today I have a very special blog for all of you! I had the privilege of being able to interview Livy Jarmusch! She is the author of The Coronation, The Rebellion, and she also wrote some of the entries for Beauty, Boys, and Ballgowns ( written by a quite a few authors together )! She is also the author of a few other books, and is the founder of Crown of Beauty, which is a mobile site and magazine for young Christian girls! Crown of Beauty Website Link
About the Author:

I’m a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. I enjoy crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When I’m not writing, you can usually find me playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning my next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies.
Red:  Hey, Livy! Thank you so much for letting me interview you! You’re book Beauty, Boys, and Ballgowns has really made an impact…

14 Goals for Year 14

14... I've officially been that age for four days now.
I'm currently on my beach trip... The sun has been seeping into my pores ever since I have gotten to the beach house, making me look pink ( of course, I've been wearing a big layer of sunscreen to cover my pale skin )! I love being able to spend time with family that live quite a while away. Snorkeling has also been an absolute blast these past couple days, and I've found some very pretty shells to add to my collection! Although, the water has been extremely clear, so I'm surprised I have found anything!

I'm often catching myself now thinking of me as a 13 year old. I have to then remind myself "No, Lyla, you're 14 now," and it's crazy! I'm still trying to get accustomed to my new age. Sorry, 14, I didn't mean to offend you. I thought that while I'm here explaining all of this to you, I would make 14 goals for 14. "No, Lyla, not 13 goals. 14."

 ~14 Goals for 14~


Goodbye 13

So, tomorrow is the big day. I honestly feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world to have my birthday on Star Wars day! If I wasn't a huge Star Wars fan, it wouldn't mean much, but I am a HUGE fan so...... #teamHan #teamKyloRey
14.... It honestly shocks me. I mean, when I was 10 I would have never imagined myself as a 14 year old. It just felt so far away. But now, that's what 16 feels like... So far away. And here I am, on the last day as a 13 year old. My first year as an "official" teenager is now coming to an end. But yet somehow I feel as if though 14 makes me more of a teenager... Like I'm more, let's say, experienced? Ha! Maybe I'm wrong.
I'm a baby teenager... A young teen still trying to figure out life... A young teen still trying to find who she is in Christ. Yep, I'm a young, newby teen, and I just can't wait to see what God has for my life. I hope that I live out 14 to its fullest potential, and that I do grea…

Live for Something Eternal

Yo, yo, yo. What's up all my fellow readers? My life has been EXTREMELY crazy! But guess what? My softball team and I are district champions! Whoop whoop! We have Regionals this Thursday, so wish us luck!

Today I really wanted to write about this verse. I feel like there's so much to talk about and take from it!

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 

What does this verse mean to you? Well, let's dissect the first part:

For to me, to live is Christ

For to me, to live is Christ. What does that mean? It means that while here on this earth our goal should be to live for Christ. In everything we do, live for Christ. That could be as simple as being a good example, showing Christ's love in school, being a friend to someone who has no friends. Could be as extreme as going to a foreign country and sharing the gospel with people who are anti-Christ. Our life here should have purpose.. A purpose for Christ. A purpose to make disciples.. Each and every o…

My Journey with Anxiety (The Beginning of it and the Conquering)

When I was young ( around 2nd grade ) I started having really bad anxiety. It really all started when I saw part of a murder mystery that was on television. There was a remake scene of someone's death. It scared me soooo much, then again, I was only in 2nd grade. I wasn't as exposed to those type things. 
- Death wasn't something I thought about at such a young age until I watched that show. It opened my eyes a little ( a little to much that is ) to the world around me. There are bad people in the world and there is such a thing called death. Nobody can cheat it. We are all gonna die eventually unless Jesus comes down to take us to Heaven. That scared me. I hated the thought of losing my family, or dying of a disease, or just disease and sickness and harm attacking those I love.  - After watching that show, it was really the starting point of my anxiety. I worried about everything. I always thought I was dying or that I had a terrible, deadly sickness or something. I would hav…

The Liebster Award

---------THE LIEBSTER AWARD---------
Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to say thanks so much to  Audrey Caylin for nominating me to do this challenge! This is so fun! I will follow the rules and see how it goes!! 

The rules: 
- Thank the person who nominated you. 
- Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
- Name 11 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 11 bloggers to do this tag, and let them know. (I don't even know if I know 11 bloggers who haven't done this. We'll see.) 
- Give them 11 questions to answer. 

The questions:

-What's one thing you've always wanted to try but never have? Umm....I've always wanted to try writing a whole story. Beginning to end! lol. Still working on that. 

-Team Cap or Team Iron Man? Gonna have to go with Team Cap!! 

-What's your favorite word? I honestly don't know. I say a lot of phrases but I don't know if I have a favorite 'word' so to say. 

-If it could only be one season for an entire year, which would you choose? Oh gosh, …