Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
We signed at a local book store called E-ternal treasures in Morgan Hill, CA. The owners, Fran and Rick Dresser are the nicest people. We sold a few books, answered questions about writing and basically had fun hanging out.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground?
The Max & Me Mysteries by Patricia Rushford
You'll enjoy meeting Jesse Miller and Max Hunter, both twelve, who form a deep but unlikely friendship. Jesse is thin and frail and has leukemia. Max is wild and adventurous, with spiked hair that changes color from day to day depending on her mood.Jesse has no real friends until Max comes along. She sees Max as being very brave and adventurous and tries to keep Max out of trouble. Then Jesse discovers Max's dark secrets and must lead Max into danger in order to set her free. There are three books in the series, The Trouble With Max, Danger at Lakeside Farms, and Secrets of Ghost Island.
To read an excerpt from For Better or For Worse and The Trouble with Max visit
Friday, January 25, 2008
Shelley Bates - Award winning author of 12 novels: http://www.shelleybates.com/
Brandilyn Collins - Best seller author of over 17 suspense novels http://www.brandilyncollins.com/
Kristin Billerbeck - Award winning Chic-Lit author http://www.kristinbillerbeck.com/
Camy Tang - Asian Chic-Lit author http://www.camytang.com/
The store is located at 433 Vineyard town Center Way in Morgan Hill, CA>
We will all be there between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
- Man enjoyed unhindered fellowship and friendship with God. God walked with them in the Garden. They saw God. They talked with him. Genesis 3:8
- Man was given rulership and authority over all the earth, over all the plants and the animals. Genesis 2
- Man was given a purpose, work to do that was easy and pleasing. Genesis 2:15
- Man was naked but had no shame. He was completely innocent and without sin. Genesis 2:25
- Man was free to do whatever he wanted except to eat the fruit of one specific tree. Genesis 2:17
- Man did not age or die. He was immortal
- Women had no pain in childbirth, so we can assume there was no pain at all.
After the Fall
- Mankind was separated from God and from fellowship with God. Genesis 3:8
- Man lost his rulership over the earth. It was given to Satan. Ephesians 6:12
- Man's work became hard and unpleasant. Genesis 3: 17-19
- Man lost his innocence, became sinful and ashamed. Genesis 3:7-8
- Man lost his freedom and became enslaved to sin. Romans 6
- Man lost his imortality, aged and eventually died. Genesis 3:19
- Women will give birth in great pain and their husbands will rule over them. Genesis 3:16
You'll notice that the first thing man did when God asked him what happened was blame Eve, then she went on to blame the snake. Isnt' that just like fallen human nature? We never take responsibility for our own actions.
I thought it was so cool that even after Adam and Eve defied God and disobeyed the one command he'd given them, God still made garments of skin for them and clothed them. He still loved them and cared deeply for them. Genesis 3:21. What a God we serve!
We lost a tremendous amount in the fall, didn't we? But the good news is, when Jesus defeated Satan on the cross and rose again, we gained a few of our privileges back, namely, unhindered fellowship with God, freedom from the slavery of sin, and immortality-everylasting life. The rest will be restored after this life ends. Praise God for his love and grace!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
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And many thanks to all who entered. If you didn't win, you should definitely pick this book up sometime. I know you'll enjoy it!
Friday, January 18, 2008
When Ellie's friend Felicity witnesses a pit bull savage a young mother in the park, she goes into shock, and calls on Ellie for help. Ellie's discovers that the dog and its owner are strangers to the neighbourhood, but soon there are other attacks…and after each one, the dog vanishes. Between problems raised by her dreadful daughter Diana, her aunt's failing health, and the imminent departure of her good friend Thomas, Ellie hardly has time to hunt down a killer dog, and has no idea that she is the next target – until the police question her for a crime she didn't commit!
Family In His Heart - released by Steeple Hill Love Inspired - January 2008 by Gail Gaymer Martin
Ms. Martin has once again penned a sweet love story. Her characters are flawed and only too human, but have a genuine desire to be a better person, to trust in God. This quiet and unassuming story is layered with love and pain and messages of trust and forgiveness. An inspiring read. --Reviewer Connie from Once Upon A Romance
Nick Thornton couldn't help being impulsive. But he had no misgivings about hiring away the feisty new waitress at this favorite diner. After all, he could spot a person in need, and Rona Meyers needed a protector. Yet as he got to know her, he was humbled by her caring and no-nonsense attitude. Maybe he was the one in need---after all those long years he'd been struggling to keep his faith. With his sense of family shattered, Nick couldn't stop wondering if God wanted him to have a new beginning.
To read an exciting chapter from each of these books, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChapteraWeek/message/324
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Well, I suppose I'll figure it out, but it occurred to me that I've always been able to imagine entire worlds in my head without really trying. all the details just appear as if placed there by some secret director. (Either that, or I'm completely insane!) Even when I was a young girl, I would spend hours living in imaginary worlds inside my head. (No, I'm not on any medication...currently)
Anyway, I wonder if other writers out there are the same way? Or if you're reading this and can relate, perhaps you should be a writer.
Speaking of alternate worlds, tomorrow, I'll give a brief review of The Restorer by Sharon Hinck and I'll be having a drawing for a free copy for all those who dare to comment.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
"Jill Elizabeth Nelson has crafted an amazing tale of international intrigue, pulse-pounding drama, and sacrificial love, as well as an exceptional story line. Reluctant Smuggler is a great read and highly recommended! "
~Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Void
SPLITTING HARRIET by Tamara Leigh
"Tamara Leigh delights readers with Chick Lit that sparkles and characters who come alive."
KRISTIN BILLERBECK, author of The Trophy Wives Club
To read a sample of these exciting new novels go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChapteraWeek/message/323
Thursday, January 10, 2008
1. Pick out the general theme or themes of the book
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This year will be a very busy year for me. I have two complete novels to write (the first 2 in my Charleston series). I have another novel being released in August (The Falcon and the Sparrow) and at least 2 cross country trips that I know of so far. And all that while trying to be the perfect wife, run a tight ship at home, and keep my crew in order! I guess I'm really going to need to keep those first 2 resolutions in order to keep the third, and in order to complete everything I need to do this year.
So in order to get healthier, I'm going to try and take most of the sugar out of my diet. Did you know that white, refined sugar is almost like a poison to your body. It can suppress your immune system, cause fatigue, mood swings, it feeds cancer cells, weakens eyesight, contributes to obesity, and a variety of other problems. My problem? I'm a sweet freak. So, I've found this sugar substitue that's all natural. It's called Xylitol and its the stuff they put in sugar-free gum. I've tried small amounts in my coffee and so far it is the only sugar substitute that does not leave a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. So I ordered a bag of it and I'm going to try baking with it. I'll keep you posted.
Tomorrow I'll share with you how I plan to grow closer to God. How about you? What are your New Year's Resolutions?
Monday, January 7, 2008
Isaiah 64:4 Isaiah 40:31Psalm 37:34
1. You've been asking God for something for a long time. Perhaps it's the salvation of a loved one. Perhaps it's for direction in a move or a career. Perhaps it's help for a relationship gone bad, or healing for a sickness. The enemy comes in, like a taunting ruffian, waving his flimsy sword in your face and says. "God doesn't hear you. He doesn't love you. He's not going to answer your prayer." Many times you've given in to his voice, and despair and hopelessness swallow you up whole. But not this time. This time, you remember that you are not unarmed. You have a sword. You grab the hilt, you pull it out and point it at the lying villain and you say the following verses (making them personal):
"Since ancient times, no one has heard, no eye has seen any God besides my God, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him."
and as he slowly begins to cower, you continue with another thrust
"Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; I shall mount up with wings like eagles, I shall run and not be weary, I shall walk and not faint."
Now, the enemy stumbles and shrinks from you and you go in for the final blow
"I will wait on the LORD and keep His way, and He shall exalt me to inherit the land"
With a sneer, the enemy leaves.
Cool, huh? Now don't get me wrong. This doesn't mean God will answer your prayer exactly how you want. It means He will answer your prayer according to His divine will, for His glory, and your good. Just wait and see what He will do.
I hope you'll join me in memorizing these verses and use them whenever you are attacked.