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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 late-30's, married to the love of my life since July 2007, have a daughter and a son, and live in Colorado. Here is where I do what I love—write, speak, and help make people better through partnering with Nerium International in the anti-aging and personal development industry.

My Wedding Fairytale
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Thanks to the gentle nudging of a fellow author -- Tracie Peterson -- in early 2002, I joined 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. Visit my books page for further details.

Why Inspirational?

Though I closed the doors in 2014 on my 15-year service in the graphic and web design industry, it blessed me tremendously and taught me so much. 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 branched into doing web sites for a variety of clients, including: authors J.M. Hochstetler, Tracey Bateman, Patty Smith Hall, Trish Perry, Susan Page Davis, Martha Rogers, and Jill Elizabeth Nelson, as well as actor William Shockley (the voice of AT&T and Toyota) and many others through Eagle Designs. That business has since become Eagle Enterprises, where my husband and I minister to others through our written words, speaking, and our service in the anti-aging industry.

photo: Timberimage: Roxie, border collie and flat-haired retrieverI've included pictures of our canine family members. Roxie, on the left, was born July 4, 2007. She's a Retriever mix. She joined our family in October 2007. We also added Timber (born August 1, 2013) in August 2014. He's an Australian cattle dog.

We have also recently added two Betta fish to this crazy mix, so I guess our aquarium screensaver on our flat-screen TV just wasn't enough. :)

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!

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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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