The writing life

Eve Odum’s podcast Book Publishing from Beginning to End


Picturing God

Publishers Weekly

Jill Peláez Baumgaertner in The Christian Century

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Evangelical Church Library Association blog

Ames Tribune Library Notes

Midwest Book Review, Children’s Bookwatch

Recommended by Resource Center for Churches, which “gathers the recommendations of our users to share outstanding web, video, print, and other resources for faith formation and all areas of church life.”

Recommended by FPC Dallas Family Faith Formation

Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana

Publishers Weekly

Chicago Public Radio’s “Worldview” interview about Adriana’s Angels & my trip with sibs to southern Colombia, where we grew up

Chicago Tribune article by Darcel Rocket

Articulo por Darcel Rockett del Chicago Tribune, traducido (imperfectamente) por

Story Monsters


School Library Journal Round Up

Sparkhouse Family blog 3: Finding Our Home in the Great Love of God

Sparkhouse Family blog 2: The True Story That Inspired Adriana’s Angels

Sparkhouse Family blog 1: Welcoming the Displaced


Caras lindas de Colombia / Beautiful Faces of Colombia

Chicago Public Radio’s “Worldview” interview of coauthor/photographer Michael Bracey & me


Soap Is Political

Chicago Public Radio’s “Worldview,” interview + reading
Review at Any Given Sundry blog
Review (with other books) on Diane Lefer’s blog “Nobody Wakes Up Pretty”
Review by Margaret Rozga at Blue Fifth Review
“Under,” a poem from the book