MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

Fine Art Photography Inspired By Natural Creation & Wholesome Reading For Your Family's Entertainment



AMOFMy first published novel A MEASURE OF FAITH was released by BET Books in April, 2004. It is now out of print. However, you can still purchase a new or used copy through Amazon. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy for yourself or someone else, just click on the links in this post.

I am currently working on my sequel to it which is titled CHANGES.CHANGES COVER-Rev. Sept '14.jpg
Also, if you enjoy any of my books, please post reviews of them on Goodreads and/or Amazon. For those of you who already have accounts with Goodreads and Amazon, in case you don’t know, if you post your reviews first to Goodreads, they will also automatically post to Amazon. I like that! ūüôā So now, whenever I write reviews on the books I read, I post them first to Goodreads. Not only does it save me time, but the authors also get a broader range of reviews! ūüôā
HAPPY READING! And as always, this is from my heart ‚̧ to yours ‚̧!
Maxine ūüôā



WOMAN THINKINGWell, now that I’ve finished DESPERATE HEARTS and will be releasing it soon, I’ve been trying to decide which book to publish next.¬† Some of you probably know that I currently have two in progress, FOR RICHER OR FOR POORER and CHANGES.

FOR RICHER OR FOR POORER ¬†is my second sequel in THE BREAKING POINT series.¬† It will be Justin and Shayna’s story.¬† Justin is Estelle and Roger’s son, and Shayna is his wife.¬† For a brief overview of what this story will be about, please visit¬†the BOOKS page of my website.¬†











CHANGES is my first sequel in the MEASURE OF FAITH series.¬† Yes, you guessed it.¬† I love sequels ūüôā !¬† Anyway, in it, Lynn and Robert are now empty-nesters.¬† But instead of living and enjoying the life they dreamed they would during this time, they are both experiencing a whole lot of unexpected¬†changes.¬† In this story, I will be taking the reader to a part of Tennessee that my husband and I have come to love–Wears Valley–in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains!¬† We visited this area for the first time several years ago when one of my then co-workers told me about it.¬† Ever since, we have been visiting the area (which includes Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Cades Cove) at least two or three times a year.¬† Our son loves it, too, and we have even made it our family vacation getaway spot.

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Here are a few pictures I took last weekend when my husband and I visited.¬† My idea of paradise is to live on top of the mountains in Wears Valley in a modern-day styled tent–with plumbing and electricity, of course :).¬†¬† I’m sure that compared to a lot of places in the world, there are¬†many¬†that some would consider more beautiful than this area, but to me, the scenery and landscape here¬†are simply breathtaking.¬†¬†They¬†remind me of some of the pictures I used to see on calendars as a child.¬† The town is so picturesque, and even though¬†it is¬†small and quaint, I love it because I am a simple girl.¬† But I also like it because I am¬†extremely fascinated with¬†and intrigued by¬†the wonder, beauty, and awesomeness of God’s¬†creation!¬†¬†(Psalm 104)






























Below are a few photos of some tents or yurts that I can just picture myself and my family living in if we had our own little piece of paradise in the mountains of Wears Valley.































Pigeon Forge is also known for its classic car shows.  And since my husband, son, and I love classic cars, I just could not resist snapping some pictures.  Check out some of the ones I took last weekend up and down U. S. Highway 441.  These are only a few drops in the bucket of the numerous ones lined up and down the highway.






























So have you figured out which book I’m planning to¬†publish next?¬† If you guessed CHANGES, you’re right!¬† In addition, my mama and I are also working on a book together.¬† As a child, I loved hearing Mama tell stories about how life was when she was coming up and when she got older.¬† I still enjoy listening to them.¬† At the moment, I have not a clue what the title of our book will be, but it will be fictional based on real-life issues.¬† So stay tuned for updates!

Well, that’s all for now.¬† I hope you’ve had an awesome day, and remember–HAPPY READING!¬† And as always, this is from my heart to yours.