Sunday, March 30, 2008

J.M. Hochstetler ~ One Holy Night

One Holy Night
What God has in mind this bleak Christmas is a miracle. As on that holy night so long ago … in a world torn by sin and strife … to a family that has suffered heart-wrenching loss …will be born a baby …
J. M. Hochstetler is the author of One Holy Night, a modern-day nativity story set during the Vietnam War that retells the story of Jesus’ birth for today’s readers. Her previous books are Daughter of Liberty and Native Son, books 1 and 2 of the American Patriot Series set during the American Revolution. Book 3, Wind of the Spirit, will release in January 2009.
Joan's books, Daughter of Liberty and Native Son are a wonderful way to learn history. Fictional characters set right next to real historical figures, the real world drama played out with characters falling in love, living and dying as they bring to life on the page, the American Revolution.
Now her newest book, One Holy Night brings the greatest story ever told to life in a new and fascinating way.
Click on the title of this post to find more about One Holy Night and more about J.M. Hochstetler and her work.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Midlife by Farmlight


Click on the title to this post to go see more pictures like this
I hang around Jeanelle's blog called Midlife by Farmlight and she's always posting beautiful pictures but this one took my breath. It's so lovely. There are others, too, but go see for yourself.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ONLY UNI ~ by Camy Tang

Only Uni
By Camy Tang

Only Uni is book two in Camy Tang’s fast pace, funny inspirational chick lit series. Think of it as Bridget Jones goes to Church. Tang is Asian and she writes with that flavor, setting her books in the heart of an American/Asian community in California.
Trish, who mainly caused trouble, though mostly for herself, in the first book, Sushi for One, has her own story. She’s done with her no good boyfriend who bullied her and lured her into trouble, except she’s still drawn to him so strongly that her cousins have to nearly tackle her whenever he comes around.
He claims she’s his muse and he can’t paint without her. Trish privately thinks he can’t paint under any circumstances but her pampered boyfriend with doting parents continues to pursue his dream of art, and he needs Trish to do it.
Grandma of course is meddling at top speed and Trish has always been the good granddaughter, agreeable and sweet…which is how she got in trouble with her boyfriend, too agreeable when she should have been standing up for herself.
Trish is a klutz but she’s also brilliant. Employed at a research lab she’s just been assigned a new partner, Spenser, who can’t quite get used to Trish’s ultra-organized lab techniques and her chaotic office. Spenser’s got problems of his own, and Trish and her old boyfriend right in the middle of them.
The gift Tang has is the way she makes you care about her characters. Chick lit isn’t exactly my thing, though I read and enjoy well done fiction in any genre, but this is easy to love. The story comes so fast it almost runs you down, while the characters are so well drawn you just can’t help getting deeply involved and rooting for poor befuddled Trish. Add to that the humor that laces all the books, plus the rich Asian heritage that makes you smell the food and see the colors and traditions, and Only Uni is a great read.
A couple of double surprise ending moments make the whole thing perfect. You’ll enjoy Only Uni.
Book One in Camy Tang's series is Sushi for One? and the third book is coming soon, Single Sashimi.
The title of this post is a link that will take you to Camy's website to learn more.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I loved this

Ann Rice's latest book Christ the Lord, the Road to Cana is out now. Click on the title of this blog and it will take you to a very inspiring story about Ann Rice and how she moved from atheism to faith.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Christy Barritt Visits Seekerville



Christy Barritt, my long time critique partner, is our guest on Seekerville today. Click the title of this post and it'll take you there.

Monday, March 17, 2008

From the Heart...Cheryl St. John

I'm the guest blogger on Cheryl St. John's site.
Click on the title to this post and it'll take you to Cheryl...and me.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chicago Sun Times Published my blog article


My blog post from Petticoats & Pistols
appeared in the online version of the
Chicago Sun Times.
Click on the title of this blog to go see.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hatch, Match and Dispatch


It's my day to post on Petticoats and Pistols. Today I'm talking about pioneer preachers.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

BE AFRAID


It's PHOBIA DAY at Spyglass Lane come by to http://spyglasslane.blogspot.com/ and tell me your greatest irrational fear. No one will mock you because we've all got our own.
Unless it's a really WIMPY fear, then no promises. :)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Four Book Covers!

Robin Lee Hatcher on Seekerville today



Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.


Come and read more at Seekerville. http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Signature Icons






I learned how to make a signature icon today. :)




Monday, March 03, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Delia Latham Blog Tour



Delia Latham is a former newspaper Staff Writer and a frequent contributor to her hometown’s regional publication, Bakersfield Magazine. She also writes greeting card verse, short stories, articles, and songs. Her editing and proofing skills have been utilized by numerous authors, including Dr. Chuck Wall, founder of the Random Acts of Kindness movement.
A debut novel, Almost Like a Song, was released in June 2006; Goldeneyes will be released in March 2008 by Vintage Romance Publishing. Delia’s work is included in an upcoming short story anthology, The Shortstack: 20 Stories to Fill You Up.
The author lives in Bakersfield, California with her husband, Johnny, a Pentecostal minister. Her four adult children and four “beautiful, absolutely perfect” grandchildren daily light up her life. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her through her website (http://www.delialatham.com/) or her blog (http://themelodywithin.blogspot.com/.)