Missy Tippens this week/update

» Posted on Feb 4, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Missy Tippens this week/update

Congratulations, Kristi. You are the winner of Four Little Blessings by Merrillee Whren.

I have now been retired for a month and I’m loving it, except where is all the time I was supposed to have? I’m as busy as I was before. Of course, I’m volunteering at the church, reading more and mentoring more. Oh, yes and I joined a Bible study group that meets during the day. Also, I’m finally getting into an exercising routine (ugh, not my favorite thing but important). These are all things I wanted to do and never had the time I wanted to do them. So retirement (really semi-retirement since I still am writing) ain’t bad. What are some things you are going or doing in your retirement?

This week I am hosting Missy Tippins who has her debut book with Love Inspired. If you would like to be entered in this week’s drawing for Her Unlikely Family, please email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com by this Sunday evening.

Missy’s Bio:
Born and raised in Kentucky, Missy met her very own hero when she headed off to grad school in Atlanta, Georgia. She promptly fell in love and hasn’t left Georgia since. She and her pastor husband have been married 20-plus years now, and have been blessed with three wonderful children along with an assortment of pets.

In L.B.C. (Life Before Children), Missy worked as a clinical microbiologist. Once she had her first baby, she retired to become a stay-at-home mom. She’s grateful to God that she was able to do that for 16 years and had the opportunity to pursue her writing during that time. Nowadays, in addition to her writing, she teaches as an adjunct instructor at a local technical college.

Missy is an award-winning writer and was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Contest. After ten years of pursuing her dream, she made her first sale of a full-length novel to Steeple Hill Love Inspired. She still pinches herself to see if it really happened! Her debut novel, Her Unlikely Family, will be released in February 2008.

Missy would love to hear from readers through her website, www.missytippens.com, or by email: missytippens@aol.com.