2018 Colouring Calendar

Posted by Ann-Margret on November 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm| Leave a Comment

My 2018 Calendar is now available! Click HERE or on the picture below to go ahead and order yours, or add this to your shopping list for Christmas. It would make a great gift, and you have two options (Scripture verses or inspirational quotes).

I’m offering 20% off for orders of five or more calendars.

Calendar collage

New colouring book is out!

Posted by Ann-Margret on October 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm| Leave a Comment

“If you or someone you care about is battling breast cancer, you know that maintaining a positive attitude is an invaluable tool for healing. Inkspirations for Breast Cancer Survivors was created… to help you de-stress, recharge, and renew so that you can awaken your healer within.”

I’m excited to have my latest book project hit bookstores this month. Be sure to grab a copy — and another one for a friend!

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Latest Projects

Posted by Ann-Margret on January 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm| Leave a Comment

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Happy New Year, friends! Much has happened since my last update here. (To keep up with my news on a more regular basis, please “like” my Facebook page.)

Restore My Soul was released in April 2016 and subsequently landed on the ECPA Christian bestsellers list for three consecutive months (#34 in May, #21 in June and #27 in July). I was blown away! Thank you all so much for buying, reviewing and telling others about my book.

In the months that followed, I had illustrations featured in two issues of The Coloring Studio and five drawings in Everything Beautiful. And then I was surprised by a request from HCI Books to illustrate one of their popular Inkspirations colouring books; this one will be designed to encourage breast cancer survivors. Stay tuned for details on that exciting project, which I’m currently creating sketches for.

If you haven’t yet bought a calendar for 2017 (or would enjoy having one you can colour in), please check out my 2017 Colouring Calendar featuring a positive message each month. I’m offering free shipping within Canada or the United States!

While I work on my current projects, including several freelance article assignments, I have four or five other book ideas percolating in my head–ranging from artsy and fun to more reflective–and will update you on those as they take shape.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see some of my doodles and scribbles and snapshots of life in Montreal! :)

Have a great day,

Ann-Margret

 

Get Your Crayons Out!

Posted by Ann-Margret on March 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm| Leave a Comment

… or your markers, or your pencil crayons (as we call them in Canada). Restore My Soul has already started hitting book stores and friends who pre-ordered from Amazon are getting their copies. I can hardly believe this labour of love is finally ready to meet the world! If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, click on the “books” tab above and you’ll find links beneath the photo of the book.

I also want to point out that I’m now on Instagram! You can follow me here.

For more news about what I’ve been up to, check out my latest post on my Piece of Mind blog. If you’re in the Montreal area, please come to my book launch / colouring party on Saturday, May 7! Here’s a link to the Facebook page with all the information: Restore My Soul Book Launch.

New Year, New Links

Posted by Ann-Margret on January 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm| Leave a Comment

I feel like I blinked and we jumped from January 1 to January 14. I’m afraid to blink again lest I find myself celebrating my 57th birthday or something. Of course, that’s exactly how it will feel on my 57th birthday. (Ack! Less than 15 years to go!)

Rather than write a long blog update, I simply want to share links (along with wee excerpts) to four of my latest published pieces. If you have time to read them, I believe you will find them encouraging. Please leave comments and share the links with friends! And don’t forget that you can follow my regular blog here.

My personal testimony at A Look at the Book

Time and time again, God reminds me that He loves me, He’s on my side and He’s still not finished with me. I have been on the receiving end of His discipline, but I have also felt His grace and compassion in my lowest moments. My life might not have changed drastically on January 1, 1980, but if I didn’t know Jesus today, I hate to think of where I’d be.

“New Year’s Resolution” – my first contribution to More to Life Magazine

Ironically, the motive behind most resolutions is to make us feel better about ourselves, a flawed strategy that inevitably leads to failure. Try this: Instead of writing down all the things you can do to like yourself better 12 months from now, ask the Lord to help you start a revolution in your life and in your family, to transform you from the inside out.

“Wanting Not” – my column in ChristianWeek

I listed the things I wanted—to lose weight, to have a vibrant devotional life, to have victory over sin, to manage my time better, etc. Not a single thing on my list seemed contrary to God’s will but I knew I wanted those things more than I wanted God. Things began to change when I made hungering for God my daily, overarching goal.

“Beware the Feel-Good Quote” – my column at Choose NOW Ministries

Quotes can be great for motivating, inspiring and amusing us. Many of them are quite insightful and  can help us articulate truths we already know. The problem is, it’s so easy to click “share” or “retweet” or “forward” when we come across a saying that sounds deeply philosophical, that we sometimes don’t take the time to think critically about the message being conveyed.

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. . . who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:17-20)

New columns

Posted by Ann-Margret on October 13, 2014 at 10:12 am| Leave a Comment

This is turning out to be an exciting year for me in terms of writing projects. Besides the release of my latest book for tween girls, Truth, Dare, Double Dare, I’ve had two new columns launch this fall and was just invited to write for a women’s ministry website. You can read all about it on my general blog: Piece of Mind.

New blog!

Posted by Ann-Margret on June 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm| Leave a Comment

This page is where I’ll continue posting news and updates specifically about my books and writing projects. However, I thought it would be a good idea to have a “regular” blog that I actually write…a place to share my thoughts and reflections.

I hope you’ll check it out and follow me! Here’s the link: http://annhovsepian.wordpress.com/