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Two authors editing our lives one day at a time to make tomorrow better than today.

A Rough Draft Life aroughdraftlife

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Two authors editing our lives one day at a time to make tomorrow better than today.

    Multi-Generational Friendships with Nancy Naigle

    Multi-Generational Friendships with Nancy Naigle

    Joining us today is our new friend Nancy Naigle! We had a great time chatting with her about intergenerational friendships as well as her new book, The Shell Collector, out this week!
     
    NANCY NAIGLE is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas.
    Connect with Nancy on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
     
    Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook because we love intergenerational friendships!
    For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com. 
     
    As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.
     
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    • 29 min
    ARDL 235: May The Books Be With You

    ARDL 235: May The Books Be With You

    Do Kristi and Lindsey DNF books? What does DNF mean? How can readers help authors? What's up with libraries? 
    There are SO many questions about reading and books that we get on a regular basis and in this episode, we're giving you the answers. Peel back the curtain and learn whether ebook or paperback is preferred and how you can find brand new authors to love. 
     

    • 36 min
    A Literary Menu with Jordan Millsaps

    A Literary Menu with Jordan Millsaps

    For our April Bonus Episode we are here with food blogger and bookstagrammer Jordan Millsaps who has planned the most delightful literary menu for spring! Follow along with Jordan as she cooks her way through life and her favorite books at Read.Eat.Repeat.
     
    Not only can you use these recipes when you're trying to simplify supper, you can also load up your TBR with this menu of fantastic reads.
     
    Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett
    Cranberry Lemon Sweet Tea: Pour two cups cranberry juice into 2 quarts prepped and chilled sweet tea. Juice 1 lemon and stir together. For a fancier presentation for parties and gatherings, add frozen cranberries and lemon slices.
     
    The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant
    Iced coffee and frappes
    Homemade Mocha Frappucino homemade-mocha-frappuccino
    Nutella Iced Coffee nutella-iced-coffee-recipe (includes the tip about coffee ice cubes)
    Cookies & Cream Frappe cookies-cream-frappe
     
    The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
    Swap regular bread for croissants to up your sandwich game. Especially delicious on croissants is chicken salad. Load your chicken salad down like Lindsey loves here or keep it classic for Kristy here. 
     
    Global Rescue Series by Susan May Warren
    Grilling in general, but especially vegetables. For grilled corn or squash: Brush with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. Grill at 450-500 degrees for 3-4 minutes then flip and repeat.
     
    Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
    blackberry-cobbler 
    Blackberry pie 
     
    The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch
    Cinnamon sugar cookies. Jordan recommends soft-thick-snickerdoodles-in-20-minutes
     
    Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter, Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter 
    Picnics! Simply pack up your favorite goodies in a basket, cooler, or bag and head outside. Try our your own backyard for a fun family picnic or visit a new spot. Tag us on Instagram with #literarypicnic and don't forget your books!
    We hope you enjoyed this literary menu and you'll let us and Jordan know if you try out a recipe or read a recommended story! Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. 
     
    Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we read (and eat) our way through spring. For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com. 
    As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.
    If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.

    • 37 min
    ARDL 234: Winning the Gentleman with Accents!

    ARDL 234: Winning the Gentleman with Accents!

    Kristi attempts to read Chapter One of her new book, Winning the Gentleman, with an English accent....

    • 17 min
    ARDL 233: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

    ARDL 233: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

    When life gets busy, how do you go about feeding yourself and your family in a way that still fulfills your personal values and desires? 
    This week Kristi, who doesn't cook, and Lindsey, who loves to cook, chat with Kimberly Duffy, who not only loves to cook but highly values making everything from scratch with natural ingredients. 
    No matter your level of cooking skills, you'll find something of use in this episode to answer the question, What's for dinner even on the busiest of days. 

    • 32 min
    ARDL 232: Don't @ Me

    ARDL 232: Don't @ Me

    The need to protect, attack, and justify that seems to permeate much of our social media presence seems to have filtered into our every day lives until we become paralyzed by the weight of all the opinions in the world. 
    What does it mean when we share something with the world? 
    How do we manage expectations - of others and ourselves? 
    Perhaps most importantly, how do we determine whose opinions are going to drive our daily decisions? 
     

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Caitlyn Santi ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I love this podcast! Kristi and Lindsey make me laugh, and never fail to give me lots of excellent food for thought! A Rough Draft Life is one of my favorite podcasts, I've listened to all the episodes so far and I always eagerly anticipate each new episode.

Violinauthor ,

A Rough Draft Life

This podcast is fun and inspirational. It’s fun to tap into the two authors’ lives behind-the-scenes. I’m enjoying it a lot!

JMR3153 ,

Cute and challenging

This podcast is both quirky and fun and also deep and challenging!!

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