Guest Posts: Teaching Children About Chastity, Catholic Fiction & More

LoveEd Program Empowers Parents to Teach Their Children About Chastity (December 20, 2017)

“The beauty of LoveEd: Raising Kids That Are  Strong, Smart and Pure by Coleen Kelly Mast is that it does not seek to minimize the parents’ role in educating their children about chastity but instead empowers them to excel at it. It does so by offering materials and a format that encourage the frank, meaningful dialogue necessary to teach our children fundamental, critical lessons about the truth and meaning of human sexuality in a manner that is engaging and appealing.”

Protecting Young Minds with Good Pictures Bad Pictures (October 17, 2017)

“Using analogies and terms children can understand, seven short chapters cover pornography, addiction, and various aspects of brain function. The book also offers a five-step “CAN DO” plan for children to implement should they be confronted with pornographic images.”

Meatless Friday: Shrimp, Corn, and Potato Foil Packets (September 1, 2017)

“By hitting the local farmers’ market in the afternoon, I had all of the fresh corn on the cob and potatoes I needed for this recipe, which, after some prep time, is quick and easy on the grill.”

Catholic Fiction and Where to Find It (September 23, 2017)

Catholic Christmas Book-Giving Guide: Ten Picks for Your Holiday Shopping (December 15, 2017)

Under the Catholic Child’s Christmas Tree: A Book-Giving Guide (December 16, 2017)


Catholic Teen Books Pre-Christmas Virtual Facebook Party 11/17/17

You’re Invited!CTB Christmas Party 2017

  • Fill their stockings with something other than gift cards and things that require a USB cable.
  • Fill their minds and hearts with stories so that they learn empathy.
  • Fill their souls with stories that build character and demonstrate authentic love.
  • Give them a good story to escape from the everyday trials that drag us down.

RSVP with one click!

Catholic Teen Books

Pre-Christmas Virtual Facebook Party

RO Christmas Prize

Fall Book Signing Events in PA

I’ll be signing and selling copies of Stay With Me, Ornamental Graces, and Rightfully Ours at two upcoming conferences for Catholic women.

Harrisburg Diocesan Women’s Conference

The Harrisburg Diocesan Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

For more information, including registration, click here.

The WINE 2017: National Women’s Conference

The WINE 2017: National Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901.

WINE Conference

For more information, including registration, click here.

Rightfully Ours Awarded Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

Rightfully OursRightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk, published on April 1, 2017, by Full Quiver Publishing, has been awarded the Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writers Guild. Books are evaluated by the Guild for both their Catholicity and editorial integrity.

The purpose of the Seal of Approval is to help Catholic bookstores and venues by determining the Catholicity of a work. Members of the Catholic Writers Guild are faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Writers Guild is an organization of Catholic writers, artists, editors, and illustrators. Its purpose is “to help build a vibrant Catholic literary culture by offering educational programs that encourage Catholic spiritual growth, teach Catholic writers about their craft as well as how to sell and market their work.”

CWG Seal of Approval