Monday, August 27, 2007

Library News From Author Susan Meissner

Days & Hours, a Rachael Flynn Mystery (#3) by Susan Meissner

A newborn is found alive in a trash bin and a young, single mother insists her baby was abducted. While St. Paul police are skeptical, attorney Rachael Flynn’s strange dreams lead her to believe the mother is telling the truth. But who would steal a baby only to leave it for dead?

When the baby disappears again, Rachael agonizes over her decision to allow the baby to be returned to his mother. Did she make a terrible mistake? And where is that missing baby? Who would wish the child harm? Rachael races to see past the deception that threatens to send a young mother to prison and a newborn to a terrible fate.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Library News from Author Elizabeth White

Off the Record by Elizabeth White

Judge Laurel Kincade, a rising political star, is announcing her candidacy for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Her aristocratic Old South family, led by her judge grandfather, beam as she takes the podium. Then her eyes light on a reporter in the crowd-and suddenly her past is on a collision course with the present.

Journalist Cole McGaughan, religion reporter for the New York Daily Journal, has received an intriguing call from an old friend. Private investigator Matt Hogan has come across a tip-that Laurel's impeccable reputation might be a fa├žade. Matt suggests that Cole dig up the dirt on the lovely judge in order to snag his dream job as one of the Journal's elite political reporters.

There's just one problem: Cole's history is entangled with Laurel's, and he must decide if the story that could make his career is worth the price he'd have to pay.

A sensational scoop becomes a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Can Laurel and Cole find forgiveness and turn their hidden past into a hopeful future-while keeping their feelings off the record?

Monday, August 13, 2007

First Glimpse of NOBODY This Week!

I'm so excited. My third novel, NOBODY (Random House/Multnomah) is being printed overseas right now and I am due to receive my first copy this week. Each of my three novels has taken 4-6 months to write, another 3-6 weeks to edit, another week or two to line-edit, and a bunch of time (weeks/months) doing marketing, interviews, PR, etc. So, when the big day comes and all that work and blood, sweat, and tears culminates in the form of a FedEx package on your front doorstep, can imagine the overwhelming emotions.

My other two books had embossing (raised letters) on the cover. NOBODY will not. And it will also not have any spot varnish. The publisher and designer think that the bright, colorful photo on the cover is really going to "pop," and that is my prayer.....that God will really capture some attention with the homeless man on the Vegas street.

Before I leave, I want to put in another plug for some books by some friends of mine, inclduign: A Shred of Truth by Eric Wilson; The Void by Mark Mynheir; Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser; and Never Look Back by Kathy Herman.

That'll do it. cm

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Eric Wilson In Town

Friend and novelist Eric Wilson was in Atlanta recently, recording some segments on Deeper Living TV. Eric and I had talked on the phone and communicated a good bit, but had never met in person until this meeting. What a great guy this dude is. I think you'll really enjoy his books. Here's a word from Eric that I pulled from his CCM profile:

"My goal is to give you great stories that'll allow you to explore questions in imaginative ways, leading to the One I believe is the Answer: Jesus. Life's messy, though, and so my characters often face messy pasts and situations. Hmmm. Sounds familiar.

Hope you get a chance to read one of my books and let me know what you think.

Books: Dark to Mortal Eyes ('04), Expiration Date ('05), The Best of Evil (06'), A Shred of Truth ('07), and Facing the Giants--novelization (Sept '07). Look for my upcoming Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy, kicking off in Fall 2008."

Eric met with the makers of the Facing the Giants movie (two million sold) here in Georgia and the creators of that screenplay were extremely happy with the way he put their script into novel form. That novel hits shelves Sept. 4, I believe, and I encourage you to get a copy for all those student athletes you know, as well as any teens and big readers in your family.

I can attest to his latest novel, A Shred of Truth, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The upcoming thriller series with Thomas Nelson (Jerusalemn's Undead Trilogy) is going to be the bomb and, he says, his most spiritual work yet. He even went to Israel to research this series. Talking with Eric at length, hearing his heart, hearing what he reads, and hearing what he's been through on this writing journey, I just have a feeling he is going to do great things for Christ's kingdom...because he is a vessel that's ready and willing to be used.

Gotta run. If you've read Eric's work, share with others about what you've found.

Blessings, cm