**Note I had the privilege of reading PEARL GIRLS over the Holidays. Tricia is one of the many authors involved in this very special project and book, you'll want to read and share with others. Its a book of hope, healing and courage. Thanks for sharing this Tricia.

TRICIA'S BIO: Tricia is the author of 20+ books and has published over 300 articles for national publications such as Guideposts for Kids, Focus on the Family, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005.

In her fiction novels, Tricia writes contemporary and historical stories that feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research.

Each of her World War II and Spanish Civil War novels tell the inspiring stories of engaging characters—and a God whose hand is evident in the landscape of history and the obstacles of ordinary lives.

I'd like to share about a special project - The Pearl Girls™. Like the oyster, we go about our everyday lives until the unexpected happens. Yet God's grace covers our pain and transforms it into a beautiful pearl. Pearl Girls™ is a book of real life stories from women contributors (Debbie Macomber, Shaunti Feldhahn, Lisa Jefferson, Robin Jones Gunn, Melody Carlson, and many more) about how God used something difficult in their lives to work good.

This book was compiled by my friend Margaret McSweeney (below far left). She founded Pearl Girls a few years back to help fund the work of two charities that help women and children here in the states and in African villiages. She's donating 100% of the royalties from book sales to WINGS and HANDS OF HOPE.

Last summer I attended the Pearl Girl Tea in Denver - what a treat to gather with old friends and meet new ones!

The essay I contributed to the book is called, "God's Plan... Not Mine."

"When God made it clear that He wanted me to help young women facing crisis pregnancies, it wasn't about how successful I could become in life. Instead, God's plan was about what He wanted to do in the world around me."

Check out more of the photos from the Tea here (Robin Jones Gunn, Gary Chapman and his wife, Beth Adams (Guideposts), my fab agent Janet Kobobel-Grant, Kim Woodhouse, and many more!

Buy Pearl Girls here and then post your own "pearl" here!

Pearl Girls from Michael J Garvey on Vimeo.


  1. How wonderful that she donates 100% of the proceeds!

    And meeting Gary Chapman - what a thrill!

  2. Facebook Entry 01/11/10


    Ilove those Pearl Girls!

    Diana Lee Flegal

  3. Thanks so much for the feature Nora! Very much appreciated.

  4. I just ordered the book. I can't wait to get it! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your Tweet today.


  5. This sounds so wonderful and inspiring! Great video! :)