I've taken a break from helping to spotlight the new novels of various author friends. Just too much freelance writing to do right now, as well as family matters.
Have any of you read any novels by Cormac McCarthy. He is a new favorite of mine. I finished The Road in a very short time and then read Outer Dark. I've now picked up Child of God and am starting into that adventure.
Let me know if you've read Cormac....I'm interested to hear what you think.
P.S. Here's another question for you. What are your thoughts on author blogs, facebook, and all that? I have my own beliefs/opinions, but would like to know what you think about your favorite authors having their own blogs and facebook and twitter accounts.
What is it about these social networking things you like and don't like?
Monday, January 4, 2010
My friend Cheryl Wyatt has worked very hard at the craft of fiction writing and it shows in her new novel, A Soldier's Devotion.
This is the story of U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Vince Reardon, who was headed off on a lifesaving mission until a too-pretty lawyer crashed her fancy car into his motorcycle—sidelining him for two weeks. Vince could barely accept Valentina Russo's heartfelt apologies. Ever since his brother was wrongly convicted—and killed in prison—Vince has lost respect for lawyers. But wait—is that Val volunteering at his refuge for underprivileged kids? If Vince isn't careful, this lady of the law might just earn his respect...and his heart.
Learn more HERE.
Monday, December 7, 2009
A quick word about my friend, Lyn Cote's, new historical romance novel, Her Patchwork Family. This is the second in the Gabriel Sisters series. Here's a brief summation of the novel: In spite of opposition from the rich and influential, can Felicity Gabriel establish a home for children orphaned by the Civil War and heal two wounded hearts?
Lyn is one of the hardest workers in Christian fiction today. See her blog HERE.
Monday, November 30, 2009
My friend, Gail Martin, is the multi-award-winning novelist author of 43 novels - with three million books in print. Wow. Can't imagine penning all those books!
Gail's latest, Monterey Memories, is a compilation of three novels set in the beautiful Monterey area in the central coast of California. The Barbour anthology includes the novels And Baby Makes Five, Garlic and Roses, and Butterfly Trees.
Here's a brief description: Walk the streets and countryside of Monterey, California, with three couples who are surprised by love in the midst of their busy lives. Chad helps Felisa when she goes into labor in his lettuce field. Juli meets Alan while volunteering at a soup kitchen. Ross takes an overdue vacation at Alissa’s bed-and-breakfast. Can busy people slow down enough to realize the love God has brought into their lives?
Learn more at www.GailMartin.com.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I'm especially excited to introduce Robin Lee Hatcher's new novel, FIT TO BE TIED. The reason I say that is because I've recently signed on with a savvy, experienced, wonderful agent who'll be representing me on the fiction-side of things, and she just so happens to be Robin's agent as well; has been for several decades. This "secret agent" has challenged me in my fiction writing and has really pushed me to take my writing to the next level.
Amazingly, Robin keeps churning out the books. Here's a blurb about her latest:
Who says a woman can’t do a man’s job?
Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy, is fearless and fun-loving, and can ride, rope, and wrangle a horse as well as any man. In 1916, however, those talents aren’t what most young women aspire to. But Cleo isn’t most women. Twenty-nine years old and single, Cleo loves life on her father’s Idaho ranch. Still, she hopes someday to marry and have children.
Enter Sherwood Statham, an English aristocrat whose father has sentenced him to a year of work in America to “straighten him out.” Sherwood, who expected a desk job at a posh spa, isn’t happy to be stuck on an Idaho ranch. And he has no idea how to handle Cleo, who’s been challenged with transforming this uptight playboy into a down-home cowboy.
Just about everything either of them says or does leaves the other, well, fit to be tied. And though Cleo believes God’s plan for her includes a husband, it couldn’t possibly be Sherwood Statham. Could it?
For more details, please visit Robins web site: www.RobinLeeHatcher.com.
Monday, October 26, 2009
My friend and Georgia neighbor, Cindy Woodsmall, has a new novella coming out just in time for Christmas. Cindy is a wonderful friend who is extremely committed to her family and her craft. She's also a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish has been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Plain Mennonite and Old Order Amish families.
Her new novella is entitled, The Sound of Sleigh Bells:
Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiancé. When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work–including Lizzy’s dry goods store. But she doesn’t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry. Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love–or just more heartbreak?
For details, click HERE.
Monday, October 19, 2009
My friend Susan Meissner has a new novel out entitled White Picket Fences. The word is, readers of emotional dramas that are willing to explore the lies families tell each other for protection and comfort will enjoy this new work of Susan's. The novel is ideal for those who appreciate exploring questions like: what type of honesty do children need from their parents, or how can one move beyond a past that isn’t acknowledged or understood? Is there hope and forgiveness for the tragedies of our past and a way to abundant grace?
The story in a nutshell:
When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece. Tally is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she and her family can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.
You can find out more right HERE.