Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRIST Holiday!!

As we near the end of the year of our Lord 2009, we would like to proclaim to the world the wonderful gift we have in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Through all the hustle and bustle, the stress, the going here and there, we have been blessed with an overwhelming Love which began those 2000 years ago in a manger.

For unto us a child is born, 
unto us a Son is given: 
and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 
and His Name shall be called  
The mighty God,  
The everlasting Father,  
The Prince of Peace 
(Isaiah 9:6)

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

For His Glory,

Christina, Melody & Faith

P.S. Be on the lookout for new releases this coming year! :-D

Back left to right: James (14), Faith (17), Christina (23), Melody (20), John (16). 
Front left to right: Abigail (11), Daddy (John), Mother (Shawn) and Joshua (8).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Google Group for Exclusive Offers, Freebies, Announcements and More

Now is as good a time as any to join our group mailing list!  Things you will enjoy are:

---->>  FREE sample chapter of future new releases  <<----
---->>  FREE historical tid-bits  <<----
---->>  FREE vintage recipes  <<----
---->>  FREE home-remedies  <<----

......and much more coming soon!*

So, drop by LMP's Google Group and join!!

*All freebies are sent out once a month.  We encourage our subscribers to submit anything pertaining to historical eras and things that would be useful and beneficial for all of us!  (Please make sure they were published before the year 1900.  Thank you.)

Interview at Pajama School

As a fellow-author and homeschool graduate, Natalie Wickham has interviewed me!  Learn how and why I began writing and continue to do so still today.

Don't forget to enjoy your day!

Interview with Christina Grubb

In Him,

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Question of Standards...

I am very grateful for the several questions about what our standards are, as writers. "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: having a good conscience..." (1 Peter 3:15, 16a)

If any of you still have questions, feel free to ask them and we will try our best to answer them!

Some of our eBooks feature young women who are not yet Christians but later give their lives to Him. They engage in activities that would be unthinkable for many of us Christian young women today, such as flirtations/underhand dealings with young men, disrespect toward family, gossip, etc. These are not in any way glorified, but are included to reveal how lost one is without Him until they are set free.

Our website states:

"With the realization of so many books that are deceivingly impure and inappropriate, Literary Maidens Publishing was created to offer wholesome material that is God-honoring and appropriate for any age group. Travel to distant countries, to bygone eras when men and women honored one another and endorsed Christian values."

Our goal in writing is to portray the Lord Jesus working in the lives of our characters, in such a way that our readers can relate to.

Our literature is based on real life situations and does not accept, praise or idolize:

Filthy language
Lust of the eyes
Lust of the flesh
Pride of life,

but does not pretend these things do not exist, as does the Bible. (Galatians 5:19-21, Romans 13:14, Ephesians 4:22 just to name a few.)

For His Kingdom,

Monday, September 14, 2009

WebStore Now Open!!

How do you do?  We certainly are enjoying the cooler weather that comes with rain.  It brings back comforting images of sitting by the stove writing or reading... my imagination begins to roam just thinking about it!

We'd like to announce that the Literary Maidens WebStore is now open.  Drop by to see our titles in a savvy new setup, read about them, and pick one up for your fall reading! 

Click Here to visit, and drop us a note telling us what you think!

With Pen in Hand,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stories from a Homeschool Graduate...

Hello everyone!

How have you been enjoying these first few days of Autumn? Isn't it lovely?

I am very pleased to share with you all a wonderful homeschool book written by a homeschooled graduate, Natalie Wickham.

I have been blessed to get to know Natalie over the course of this last year, since learning more and more about self-publishing. She has several great, resourceful websites that I would highly recommend for any aspiring writer or homeschooler!

Check out what the president of HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) said about her book:

Pajama School is a unique book in the sense that very few books chronicle a school experience beginning as early as the fourth grade. But this book is much more than the story of a schoolgirl progressing through school with all the trials, fun, and games. This book is about a family and how God blessed this family because of their simple faith that what He says He will do. It will be a tremendous encouragement for any family who wants to obey God, but will especially bless the homeschool mom or child that needs a little encouragement to get through the day, the week, or even the school year. Natalie tells the story with brutal honesty and a refreshing prose. Without appearing to make an effort to lay down principles for living, with story after story, it’s like reading one of the parables, but much easier to see the principle that is being taught. This book is for anyone that doesn’t mind laughing, crying, and every other emotion – all in one page. The bottom line is that after you finish reading, you will say: “Natalie, when are you going to write your next book? I can’t wait.”
-Mike Smith
President, HSLDA

Click here to order your copy of Pajama School: Stories from the Life of a Homeschool Graduate!

And, when you've finished reading it, don't forget to drop Natalie a line telling her how much you enjoyed it!!

With pen in hand,


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


How are you all? It's been hot here, but we're looking forward to cooler Autumn weather, and eventually the winter-- with plenty of time for writing!!

I found a new way to make money! I love sewing, you might know, and on our homeschool list a Mom asked for some sewing to be done. I got the job and it's so easy and enjoyable-- and she paid me to do it, too!
I already have the Busy Hands business (web address below) which I started in July, for my hand drawn stationary and now I added my sewing service!

We are all working on our house addition too. We all pray to get it done before Christmas (which it really looks like), but all in God's timing!

Christina started rewriting an old novel (with a really good plot I've been badgering her to write more in), Mellie is still working on her new book and writing a few magazine articles on the side (for The Kings Blooming Rose and Growing in Grace); and I've started a new novel!

Have a great week in the Lord!

His Maiden,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exclusive Preview Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all doing well, and staying cool in this hot weather (at least us southerners!). We have an exclusive freebie in the works for our Mailing List subscribers (see below...)!

As of now, Christina is writing a new non-fiction book, Faith is working on a new cover for her book Never Alone, and I (Melody) am editing my newest novel for release! We just recently discovered a new program to help organize our writings, which is really for organizing projects, etc.; but Christy found an author who said it helped him with his writing. It's called XMind, and you can download it here.

Those on the Mailing List will be able to get an exclusive sneak preview of my novel soon--so keep an eye on your email boxes!

Have a joyful week in the Lord!

In Christ,
Melody M.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Book Drawing Winners!

Hello All!

We're excited to Congratulate our three winners!

Nichole H.
Danielle G.
& Sarah B.

And thank you to everyone else for entering the drawing!

Congratulations and enjoy girls!

God Bless,
Faith, for the Literary Maidens

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grand Opening June 15th!

The grand opening of Literary Maidens is close upon us!

We hope that you will swing by and check it out.

Click HERE to go to the website.

We will be drawing 3 different names to receive a FREE novel of their choice - each! Announcements of the winners will be posted here on this blog as well as on the Website.

So hurry and "put your name in the pot" by shooting us an EMAIL right away!

With pen in hand,

Literary Maidens

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Getting Ready to Launch...

Yep, that's right! We're getting ready to launch our new eBook store on the web!

We're all very excited about being able to bring Godly historical fiction into your home -- all for the glory of God.

Right now, we don't have an Email List but we plan to have one in the near future. Keep an eye out for FREE book chapters, recipe give-aways, and some other neat tidbits as the Lord leads.

Please pray that everything will go smoothly and that the LORD alone will guide all that we do!

With pen in hand,

Literary Maidens

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Welcome to our new website. We hope you will enjoy your visit and perhaps read a few of our books.

Within a very short time, Lord willing, we hope to have several things up and ready for sale. All to the glory of our Lord Jesus!

Check back often!

With pen in hand,