Monthly Archives: March 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patricks day

Here are some fun facts!

Many people wear green on this holiday to avoid being pinched. (Are you wearing green? I am!)

In Chicago, on St. Patrick’s Day, the rivers are dyed green.

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14.

The harp is the symbol of Ireland. The color green is also commonly associated with Ireland, also known as “the Emerald Isle.”

Hope you have a great day!


Tuesday Truth!

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

-Psalm 139:7-12

Paralyzed Dreams Book Tour!!!!!!!!!


Hi, everyone! Mandie here! I’m so honored to be a part of this virtual book tour! So I hope you enjoy this post!


If you’ve read Paralyzed Dreams, you might have thought that I based Jeremy off of my youth leaders, past or present.

Actually… I didn’t.

In fact, I conjured Jeremy up in my own mind. His personality, at least. But his looks? And his name? Those aren’t exactly original…


Yes, that’s right. I based Jeremy Harper off of Jeremy Camp.

Hopefully I didn’t just completely crush your mental picture of Jeremy. If you haven’t read Paralyzed Dreams, maybe you should… Several people have posted some awesomely sweet reviews, like Aberdeen at A Glimpse of Starlight and Sarah at Sarah, Plain And Average (Be warned: spoilers in Sarah’s review!). I recommend that you check them out, along with the other posts in the book tour, of course.

And some wise quotes from Jeremy! Feel free to share them, too…

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About the book

Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson’s life is going perfectly. She and her best friend, Lauren, are becoming an amazing volleyball duo, and her dreams of playing in the Olympics are coming along wonderfully.

Then a car accident paralyzes Pam from the waist down, and her dreams for her life are shattered. No more volleyball, no more walking, no more future.





About the author

C.B. Cook is a teen author with many short stories under her belt, and now a published novella, Paralyzed Dreams. She has been blogging for over a year and is working on writing a middle grade fantasy series. When she’s not balancing homework or writing, she can often be found messing around in Photoshop or talking to her dog. You can visit her at