A KISS is Still a KISS

A KISS is Still a KISS

Love is in the air and so are KISSES! The Hershey Food Corporation holds the trademark for “KISSES,” which hit the market in 1907. Don’t ask how they got the name Kisses—Milton Hershey took that secret to his grave. A popular theory is that the candy was named for the...
Eyes to See

Eyes to See

I was impressed several years ago by this beautiful ice sculpture at our YMCA’s dinner and dance. It reminds me of a statement Michaelangelo made when he was confronted with a large stone. “There’s an angel inside this block of marble, and I’m going to set it free.”...
Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk

 “And Enoch walked with God …”  —Genesis 5:24  In the late sixties, my husband, then-boyfriend, was sent to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, for six-and-a-half weeks of basic training. One of the first on-base civilians he came in contact with—close...
Star Search

Star Search

 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” ―Matthew 2:9-10, KJV It was dark. Nothing along the road looked familiar. No road signs. No recognizable landmarks. No cars, even. Marshy coastal roads can be desolate at night―even a little...
Happy Birthday, Emma!

Happy Birthday, Emma!

Today…EMMA is ONE, and I am ONE — ONE. Year. Older! Dual birthdays, and I’m giving gifts to celebrate YOU — my readers — who’ve made Emma’s year a huge success. Thank you! Check out my Starr Ayers Facebook Profile and look for 3 future posts. One...
Living with Thanksgiving

Living with Thanksgiving

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”  — James 1:17 ◊  ◊ One of my aunts never married. Having no children of her own, she was incredibly...
Season Tickets

Season Tickets

Late. Late again. I hate being late. Shrugging my shoulders, I looped my arm through the arm of the usher at the door and winced as if to say I’m sorry. “No problem,” he said as he led me into the crowded room, my husband close on our heels. We walked the long aisle....
Double Selah Awards Finalist

Double Selah Awards Finalist

UPDATE:  For the Love of Emma  was awarded THIRD Place in Historical Romance Fiction and SECOND Place in First Novel at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference on June 2, 2021. 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹  I’m beyond excited to learn that For the Love of Emma is a 2021...
Pat Nichols

Pat Nichols

Award-winning Georgia author, Pat Nichols, was born in Champaign, Illinois, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. A writer of Women’s Contemporary Southern fiction, the first rung on the ladder toward her literary success was to serve as editor of her high-school...
Step Back in Time

Step Back in Time

This is your invitation to step back in time with scenes inspired by my debut novel 🌹 For the Love of Emma 🌹 Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me for this 2-minute video journey into Emma’s world. When Caroline Myers discovers a box of letters in her deceased...

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