My publisher forwarded me a letter yesterday from a high school senior somewhere in the Philadelphia area. It was a heartfelt 2.5 page handwritten letter, written in December. The problem is, most of the return address portion of the envelope was ripped away and missing. All that's left is the zip code: 19020. This is in the Bensalem area.
I'm hoping whoever wrote that letter may read this blog. If so, please email me or write again with your return address, because I have no way of contacting you unless you do so. So sorry about that. I hate for readers to contact me and not get a response.
In other news, my 84-year-old mom continues to progress well after total hip replacement surgery. My sister is in from Belgium. And the healing process is underway.
Thanks for all the prayers and concern, CM
Monday, February 25, 2008
Hi...Sorry I haven't had time to say a lot lately. My 84-year-old mom just had total hip replacement, my sister's in from Belgium, I'm busy writing, etc.
Here's the latest scoop from my friend, author Tricia Goyer.
A Whisper of Freedom is book three in The Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series. Battles heat up…not only those being waged by the soldiers on both sides fighting for Spain, but in the hearts and minds of the men and women who must sacrifice more than their dreams to save the lives of their loved ones. In this meticulously researched novel, brave and idealistic Sophie, Philip, Jose, and Deion realize their only hope for freedom is escaping Spain's borders. By continuing the story of this band of volunteers during the Spanish Civil War, A Whisper of Freedom proves that there are whispers of hope and liberty that resonate through even the darkest night.
For more details, click here.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sharon Hinck is a popular author. I found that out when she mentioned my new novel, NOBODY, on her web site. I got a whole lot of visitors to my web site, thanks to Sharon. Well, Sharon now has an intriguing new novel out called Symphony of Secrets. Here's what it's about...
Talented flutist Amy Johnson's dreams come true when she wins a spot with the Minneapolis Symphony. But this amateur sleuth has trouble concentrating on the notes as she begins to see devious motives behind her fellow musicians' many mishaps. Meanwhile, her musically talented daughter wants to give it all up for—gasp—the cheerleading squad! What's a musical mom to do? Can Amy fine-tune her investigation before the symphony is forced to close and she loses not only her dream job but her promising new relationship with its conductor?
For more details, click here to go to Sharon's web site!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Okay, here's the deal on my friend DiAnn Mills' new book, Awaken My Heart. Just in time for Valentine's Day, you can win not only a signed copy of the book, but a $500 BedandBreakfast.com gift voucher. To enter the contest, simply shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you want to enter.
DiAnn's new book tells the unlikely love story between 18-year-old Marianne, a wealthy rancher's daughter, and the infamous Mexican rebel leader who's warring against her father. Sounds interesting, huh? Check it out here.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Hey, it's time for book two in my friend Susan May Warren's The Noble Legacy series. In this one, called Taming Rafe, two-time world champion bull rider Rafe Noble had no idea how quickly his world could end. In less than eight seconds, he lost his title, his career, and his best friend—all on the dirt floor of a noisy rodeo arena.
Katherine Breckenridge just wants to make a difference by running her mother's charity foundation. But the mysterious disappearance of half a million dollars has forced it to the brink of bankruptcy. Her last chance to save it is the annual fund-raiser, an event that's destroyed by an out-of-control Rafe Noble. Desperate to rescue the foundation, Katherine heads to the Noble family ranch to enlist Rafe's help in raising the money he cost her in lost donations. What she doesn't know is that Rafe is broke-in cash and in spirit—and that helping her could end up costing him his life.
Find out more by visiting Susan's web site here.