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Meet Amber

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Hi, I'm Amber, but my friends call me Tiff, short for Tiffany, my first name. I am in my mid-30's, married to the love of my life since July 2007, have a daughter and a son, and live in Colorado. Here, I am content to do what I love—write, speak, and offer virtual assistance.

Thanks to the gentle nudging of a fellow author -- Tracie Peterson -- in 2002, I joined the American Christian Fiction Writers and wouldn't be published today without them. For those of you who are also fiction writers looking for a wonderful support group, check them out! My very first book, Promises, Promises, sold in December 2006 and released in February 2008. I've been going steady ever since. Check out my books page for further details.

Why Inspirational?

image: Roxie, border collie and flat-haired retrieverAnother facet of my life involves web design. I got involved with it in 1997, when I was asked to take over running the official web site for the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. That eventually led to being offered the job of running world-renowned actress Jane Seymour's official fan site. That has since branched into doing web sites for a variety of clients, including: authors J.M. Hochstetler, Trish Perry, Kathy Pride, Susan Page Davis, Martha Rogers, and Jill Elizabeth Nelson, actor William Shockley (the voice of AT&T and Toyota) and many others through Eagle Designs. Feel free to visit and see our other clients.

I've included a picture of our "puppy", born July 4, 2007. Her name is Roxie. She's half Australian shepherd, half Flat-Haired Retriever. We've since acquired another Australian shepherd (Aussie) named Bronco. Will get a picture of the 2 of them as soon as I can get them to pose together.

I love to hear from those who visit this site. You can find my mailing address or leave your email message through the Contact page. Thanks for stopping by!

My Wedding Fairytale

Our First Baby Announcement - click to view

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A Woman After God's Heart

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say that 'I am a Christ-follower', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.
I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say 'I am a Christ-follower' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

~Author Unknown

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Some Favorite Quotes

"Do not follow where the path may lead... Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" — Erma Bombeck

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people's minds under the cover of fiction without their knowing it." — C. S. Lewis

"I write for the same reason I breathe ... because if I didn't, I would die." — Isaac Asimov

"I cannot live without books." — Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1815

"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." — G.K. Chesterton

"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new." — Samuel Johnson

"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." — E.L. Doctorow

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