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What motivates you as a writer?

As a writer, I'm motivated by the power of stories to teach us things in a way that "lessons" rarely do. Human beings are bound up in stories, and there's really nothing more thrilling to than writing one that you love from start to finish.

What types of books do you like to read?


I love Francine Rivers' masterful romances, Fannie Flagg's nostalgia, and C.S. Lewis' provocative non-fiction. 

How has becoming a writer affected your own reading habits?

Being a writer has simultaneously enriched and ruined my reading life. I can no longer "just" read. Now I read to learn how to write better, and that's wonderful and annoying at the same time. 


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PUBLISHER: Bethany House Publishers, 2021

Strong-willed Adri Rivera always dreamed of becoming a professional mixed martial artist, but then she fell in love with a man who smashed everything to pieces. When their tumultuous relationship finally comes to a head, Adri flees with their young daughter to her small hometown in the mountains of Pennsylvania. There, she must face the people she left behind and put her broken life back together as a single mother. 

Adri struggles to regain her independence after so many years under the oppressive influence of her ex, but a job opportunity at a local gym gives her hope that she'll be able to stand on her own two feet. The one problem? The man who offers it to her is the handsome but hardened Max Lyons--her former best friend and training partner, whom she left heartbroken years before. 

As Adri dares to pursue her dream again, training for a big tournament, can she confront her weakness and avoid the past defining her future?


PUBLISHER: Carmen Schober, 2016

After lots of research (and mistakes!) writer Carmen Schober discovered that there are four questions every goal enthusiast must answer: What do you really want? What five goals should you start working on this year? What is your detailed, actionable plan to achieve those goals and overcome potential obstacles? And, most importantly, who will encourage and assist you as you work towards your goals? 

CONQUER: A Goal-Getting Guide can help you confidently answer all of those questions and more. With clear answers and tested tips, this beautifully designed workbook will show you how to finally smash your most challenging goals (and have fun while doing it!)  



Available exclusively from the author!



"This Goal-Getting Guide is something I'll keep forever and use over and over."


"A different/new perspective on goal-setting!"

- Celeste Bartels 

"Schober delivers a knockout debut. After She Falls is refreshingly unique and well-written. While the journey of faith and healing is set against the backdrop of the MMA, Schober's story world and characterization are vivid and evocative."

--Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author

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