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COLONIAL HEIGHTS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
TIMELY ADVICE WHEN THE WORLD DOESN’T SEEM LOVELY
By Jo Elizabeth Pinto
MEREDITH LEIGH BURTON: THE CHOCOLATE DOG
PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE LTD
Author Consultant Website
AUTHOR AND ARTIST LYNDA MCKINNEY LAMBERT
Lynda McKinney Lambert announces
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems now available on Audible
CASEY MATHEWS OF WEBFRIENDLYHELP
Virtual Tech Advisor and Research Assistant
AUTHORS TASHA AND STEPHEN HALPERT
Shop for Stephen and Tasha’s books, Abacadabra Moonshine & Other Stories by Stephen Halpert, Up to My Neck in Lemons, and other books by Tasha Halpert
AUTHOR ANNE COPELAND
Folklore, History, Planting Care, and Good Eating
by Anne Copeland (C 2019)
AUTHOR AND BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER PRAANAV LAL
JOHN CRAWFORD’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Author of The Purging Fire and Other Titles
AUTHOR BUTTERFLY THOMAS
In My Feelings: A Book of Poetry
TWO PENTACLES PUBLISHING SERVICES
Stand Up Or Sit Out: Memories and Musings Of a Blind Wrestler, Runner, and All-around Regular Guy and
Vision Dreams: A Parable
Wild with Life
A collection of Mother Earth poetry
by Charles Portolano
Editor of The Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry
Knowing I am wild with life
on this gift we have been given,
this precious gift that we have
been given guardianship of…
“These poems are written by a seasoned poet who has reached the pinnacle of his art with a recognizable and moving voice. The sections of the book invited me instantly in to share their secrets: WHERE TREES RUN WILD, WILD WAYS OF WATER. THE WILD AMONG US, OUR WILDEST TERRAINS, LOVING THE WILD, and SAVING WHAT’S WILD. The underlying driving force is of course the notion of wildness and all that we have lost by destroying it.
Charles edits the highly-successful nature journal, THE AVOCET, a must for nature loving poets and writers.”- Christine Swanberg, Poet Laureate of Rockford, Il.
“In Wild with Life, Charles Portolano has deepened his engagement with the natural world he began so movingly in his earlier works. It is a noble, ambitious, and moving work.”- Joel Savishinsky – Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences, Ithaca College
Just $15.00, which includes postage, for 90 pages of pure love for our Mother Earth.
Please make out your check to The Avocet and send to:
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By Lynda McKinney Lambert
I am proud to share my newest book publication!
From the Prologue and Epilogue of Songs for the Pilgrimage:
The word pilgrimage refers to a religious journey. Individuals commit to traveling to reach a predetermined destination, such as a shrine or holy place. The excursion is a trek from one location to another. Pilgrimage has been an abiding theme in my writing for several decades.
My first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage (Kota Press, 2002, now out of print), was inspired by my annual journeys to Salzburg, Austria, where I taught a month-long drawing and writing course. I worked during 2020 and 2021 to revise and expand that previous collection of stories, poems, historical notes, and journal entries for this new book. Songs for the Pilgrimage features writings, drawings, and photographs I created over four decades.
I conclude with an artist’s prayer:
My studio is yours, Lord. Be my welcome guest today. Your goodness and unfailing kindness have been with me all my life. I have tried to make your glory visible in the works of art I have created. Someday I will close the door of my studio for the final time, but I will not be alone. Together, we will go to your home, where we will continue to collaborate on glorious projects throughout eternity. Amen.
May I Serve You?
Here are the stacks of paintings
for you to look at tonight.
I carefully brought them out
of storage closets
arranged them here
in the kitchen—
where my children used to play
games around a square oak table.
Once, food to nourish the body
was prepared here, by my hands.
Tonight, there is an
abundance of food
for your soul.
Come into my kitchen and
taste the world,
prepared by my hands.
© 1997 © 2021 by Lynda McKinney Lambert
AD: NEW RELEASE: APPLES OF GOLD TIMELY ADVICE WHEN THE WORLD DOESN’T SEEM LOVELY
BY JO ELIZABETH PINTO
Author Website: https://www.brightsideauthor.com
“Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.” (Proverbs 25:11, NLT)
The turbulent times we live in require us to look at our changing world in new ways if we hope to find the blessings that will sustain us. The short, easy-to-read vignettes in this book focus on sifting the true and positive out of the grit and grime of daily life.
Like the abundance of apples, we can choose from to satisfy our varying tastes, there are different kinds of stories in this book. A few are specifically about the Coronavirus; most are not. Some mention God: most are as practical as they are spiritual. There are even some poems sprinkled in for good measure. All of the pieces are intended to help readers seek strength and joy in the challenging days that have come upon us.
Delve into the silver basket and find the golden apples that await you.
Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970s. In 1992, she received a degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching students how to use adaptive technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from Denver’s Metropolitan State College in Nonprofit Management. These days, she freelances as an editor and a braille proofreader.
As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.
Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband, her preteen daughter, and their pets.
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By Meredith Leigh Burton
Patricia loves going to the ice cream shop with her mother. Every Saturday, a chocolate dog is waiting at the shop, and Patricia wants to pet him. However, she is afraid. What if the owner does not like her? Why is a dog allowed inside an ice cream shop, anyway.
When Patricia’s mother is in the hospital, Patricia worries that she will not be able to go for ice cream. Aunt Agatha, though, might have a plan to solve everything.
The Chocolate Dog is a book about unexpected surprises and the meaning of friendship. Those who enjoy stories of family love and new friends will find something to cheer about in this fun picture book from author Meredith Leigh Burton.
Meredith Leigh Burton is a teacher, motivational speaker and author. Some of her titles include Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption and Rebekah’s Refuge. She loves writing stories about brave heroines who go on dangerous journeys. The Chocolate Dog is her first picture book for children. Meredith lives in Lynchburg, Tennessee with her family and a menagerie of cats.
C 2021 / 107 pages in print.
In e-book and print from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
For cover image, free text sample, direct buying links, and author contact information, please visit the author’s website: https://www.dldbooks.com/kevinhubschman/
About the Book
Outside the Circle is a collection of songs and poems I’ve written and composed through the decades. It’s mostly dark, but for those willing to look beyond my personal demons, there can hopefully be found both flashes of resilience and rays of hope.
The book is dedicated first and foremost to my wife, Trish, who is a fantastic author in her own “write.” Secondly, it is dedicated to everyone who feels bullied, feels different, feels alone, feels friendless, feels hopeless, and feels “outside the circle.” The words “don’t judge a book by its cover” spring to mind as apropos.
“Outside the Circle”
Outside the circle I can’t see the sun
Outside the circle I don’t know anyone
Outside the circle time is on the run
Outside the circle is not much fun
Inside the circle is a white–noise crowd
Inside the circle is fashionably loud
Inside the circle there are people with guns
Inside the circle is a lot of fun
About the Author
Kevin Hubschman lives in Eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Trish, and their dog, Henry.
He is retired and currently working on a novel loosely based on his life. He would love to connect with people who could help transform some of the pieces found in this publication into polished songs.
Website and contact information:
C 2020 / 117 pages in print.
In e-book and print from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
Visit the author’s website for full details (cover, buying links, author bio, and more):
About the book:
Love and passion. Conflict and regret. Pride and defiance. Rage at equality denied. Deep compassion for friends and boundless love for one’s children. These are just a few of the subjects touched upon by these 49 brief, powerful poems.
Some will fill you with shared sorrow. Many of them express anger at racial injustice and the exploitation of the disabled. Still others delight the reader with their images of strength and beauty or their clever arrangement of words.
Never pretentious or deliberately opaque, all of them are sure to make you think.
About the author:
Butterfly Thomas was born in Germany but was raised in Virginia, where she still lives.
She is the author of the novel Head Held High (2018), an urban thriller.
C 2021 / Number four in the Tracy Gayle mystery series
$3.99 in e-book / $8.50 in paperback / 149 pages in print
Cover image, synopsis, author bio, direct buying links, and information about Trish’s previous three books: https://www.dldbooks.com/hubschman/
Blair wants Danny to get her an interview with his first wife’s present husband, Robert Taylor. He’s the CEO of a major computer software company. Danny reluctantly says he’ll see what he can do. He and Tracy go to the Taylor residence for a Christmas party. Danny hasn’t seen his first wife, Deb, in over 30 years. She sucks up to him.
At the party, Deb is drunk and disappears with her husband’s business partner. Her son from her second marriage, Darren, isn’t present. Her daughter Lily is flirting with a young man. Becca, Deb’s daughter with her third husband, a musician, is sincerely excited about Danny’s presence.
Danny and Tracy feel out of sorts and by midnight are ready to leave, but they have to find Deb to say good night. It’s then that mayhem breaks out. Becca summons them down to the pool area. Her mother is passed out on the cement, bruises on her face and arms. Two men are pulling Robert Taylor’s body out of the pool.
Deb is the most likely suspect, but she insists she didn’t do it. Danny’s older brother, Derek, a prominent attorney, takes her case. If Deb didn’t kill her husband, who did? There were so many possible suspects at the party.
Trish Hubschman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Kevin, author of the poetry and song collection Outside the Circle, and their dog, Henry. She holds a B.A. degree in English with a writing emphasis. For a longer bio and details about her previous Tracy Gayle books, please visit the website linked to above.
Finally, a Weekly Planner You Can See!
Did you know that there is a weekly planner style calendar designed specifically for those dealing with declining eyesight? Well, there is! If that sounds interesting, read on.
Since 2015, thousands of the EZ2See® weekly planners have been sold nationwide. People buy it for themselves or give it as a thoughtful gift. Users are often those experiencing such things as:
• Vision decline
• Memory challenges
• Unsteady hands
• Cognitive impairment
• A need to manage schedules for children or parents, or
• The need to record daily events
Customers say they love it because all the features they need are included. That happened because a legally blind senior created it for himself and then was urged to share his unique design with others.
Those features, most not found in any other such product, include:
• Printed on heavy weight 8.5” x 11″ paper
• Uses only high contrast, black ink
• Numbers and letters are more than ten times larger than newsprint
• Each uncluttered, daily cell is nearly the size of two, 3 x 5 cards
• Page edges have a thick black border to prevent “writing off the paper”
• Runs from December 2021 into January 2023
• Spiral bound so it folds in half and lays flat
• Bold lined pages at the end for your own notes, and
• It’s only as thick as a wooden pencil
Limited quantities of 2022 remain. For complete information or to order, visit: EZ2SeeProducts.com or place phone orders at: 800/234-8291. You will also find it at these retail locations and on Amazon.com and on Amazon.Ca.
Visit Edward on his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EZ2SeeProducts/
Freedom to Be Me is a group where wonderfully happy and loving people talk about Books, Books, and More.
What’s the More?
- All things books.
- Newsletters and Online Magazines
- All things Tech
- Spiritual (No preaching or pushing All Faiths Welcome)
- And general BS.
In other words, if you keep it polite and decently clean, all are welcome. Freedom to Be Me Is a discussion group, and though it’s not terribly active, participation is wanted.
If you’d like to join us, you may Subscribe at: FreedomToBeMeemail@example.com
Are you looking for that special birthday or holiday gift? Need a specific kind of greeting card? Love the feel of homemade soap?
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“We all know that children can go from, Oh, that is so sweet, too, are you freaking kidding me? In five seconds flat…” I don’t know about you guys, but as a parent of three, there are moments that make me proud of the little army that I have created and others that make me want to pull out my hair, shaking my head as I try not to cry. Parenting is tough, and despite what some think, you can’t control everything. S#!? Happens, and chances are you’re not going to be prepared for it. Well, guess what? You’re NOT alone, and the stories inside will prove it. This book is for all those coffee-nuking, dinner-making, cupcake-baking, laundry-folding, yard-guarding, lunch-packing, fight-halting, show-finding, toy-fixing parents out there who really need a cape; and perhaps a glass of wine, or two!
AUTHOR AND BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER PRANAV LAL (PRAANAV R. LAL)
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Keep away those pesky hackers!
Dear author, blogger, and website owner, did you know that 4 out of 5 sites today are set up such that they are ripe for theft?
Think about it, your carefully crafted copy is replaced by ads selling everything from sunglasses to Viagra.
Your users could be infected by malware when they visit your site and your hard-earned trust dissolved within hours.
The Care and Feeding of Digital Certificates build customer trust before they reach your homepage.
How to build trust with your customer even before your homepage loads!
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The Telekinesis Trilogy
Two street children with special powers find a home and solve crimes
Telekinesis – book 1
Can two street children work together and find a home while saving a village?
Led Weight- book 2
Bright toys with a dose of Led
The Cult- book 3
George and Jane go up against a cult
Bakasura an audio comic
Has the demon of legend, Bakasura come to life? George and Jane must find out and rescue the villagers from him.
In case of Emergency
A stranger in her apartment leads Preeti to love, though not with him
A robot of the future goes up against a common Indian soldier.
A failed entrepreneur moves towards redemption
Ordinary Joe wins back his super cook wife by “trying once” and some fancy food presentation.
About the Author in his own words…
My name is Pranav Lal, better known in my writing world as Praanav R Lal
I write non-fiction and short stories which are hard to classify but tend towards fantasy and science fiction.
I do not give my characters any breathers and enjoy keeping the action sharp and continuous.
I use a visual prosthesis, thanks to which I am a photographer.
I enjoy technology, particularly cybersecurity which is what pays the bills.
I love interacting, so feel free to comment or say hello.
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ETTA’S FISHING GROUND
by Eva Pasco
Just as a whirlwind courtship derailed Momma’s beat-poet dream of hightailing it to North Beach in the Fifties, a badass drifter veers Etta away from seeking haven in the artists’ hub of Greenwich Village during the Seventies.
Etta makes the best of circumstances staying put in the rural enclave of Foster, Rhode Island, sketching the likes of its historic landmarks and scenic overlooks on her fishing ground.
However, deviant twists of fate with deaths resulting, arise from wild speculations and unwarranted suspicions when things aren’t what they seem:
*Chance encounters predispose a besotted admirer to figure things all wrong.
*False impressions taunt Etta’s husband, Keith, with uncertainty until his dying day.
*Acting on a hunch, Etta’s best friend shows up at her door to peddle Keith’s infidelity, unbeknownst to either, in sync with his drowning while fishing.
Blaze a trail to the point of no return where love and friendship shift ground to withstand the vagaries of life.
Multi-award winning author, Eva Pasco, a lifelong native Rhode Islander, integrates local setting in her lit with grit. Weaving historic events, geographic landmarks, and regional culture into the fabric of her storytelling, she blurs the lines of demarcation between fact and fiction.
Tapping into significant issues impacting the lives of women, Eva’s novels emphasize character-driven plots propelled by flawed and feisty females over forty.
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One Goes to the Sea
By Joan Myles
What is it about poetry that so readily connects readers with their Spiritual selves? And is it possible to focus these expanded faculties of perception beyond the page–intentionally, inward?
One Goes to the Sea is a collection of the poet’s waking and sleeping flights of fancy, her dream journal sketched poetically and visually illustrated by her daughter.
Independently published with assistance from Two Pentacles Publishing Services, LLC.
About the Author
Joan Myles has always been a child of Wonder as well as a spiritual seeker. When she lost her sight at the age of 12, these qualities and writing poetry saved her from despair.
Joan earned a B.A. in Education, a Master’s in Jewish Studies. She married, raised four lively children, worked as a Rehabilitation Teacher, and taught Hebrew and Judaics for over 15 years.
Her first book of poetry, One With Willows, vividly expresses Joan’s child-like joy. She considers her poems to be a kind of footpath for readers, an opening into that place of delight, an invitation to awaken childlike wonder for themselves.
Joan’s words also reveal the invisible link between one human being and another, between humans and Nature, between the physical realm and the Spiritual. The idea of the Oneness of Creation flows through her work, the understanding of living in the world as a journey of discovery, of stepping into and between the various layers and levels of existence. Joan’s second collection, One Glittering Wing, represents this kind of journey, specifically through her year-long passage from the deep pain of her mother’s death toward reconciliation with Life.
Joan currently lives in Oregon with her best friend, who also happens to be her husband.
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Poems and Prayers
By Tasha Halpert
Poems and Prayers by Tasha Halpert is a poignant tribute to her late son Robin Greenough Lorenz and his brief, yet meaningful, life. Written over the years since his passing, the book is evocative of his spirit and of the love they shared. Readers may feel echoes of their own experiences with the loss of life of a loved one, and may feel comforted by the shared feelings. Tasha Halpert’s poetry has been published in The Unicorn and other publications.
Poems and Prayers is available to purchase on Amazon today!
About the Author
Practical mystic, poet and writer Tasha Halpert lives in a small central Massachusetts town where she writes a weekly column for the local newspaper and a weekly inspirational Internet column. She is staff poet and storyteller for The Unicorn. Mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she and her husband Stephen, a writer and collage artist do what they can to make the world a happier, healthier place.
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A blind Welsh vegan, Victoria Zigler writes poetry and stories for children and the young at heart, many of them containing animal characters based on her own pets, as well as a series of books based on her own adjustments after sight loss, which are specifically designed to give people a glimpse into what life is like for a visually impaired person. She makes her books available in a wide variety of formats, including eBook, paperback, and audio, from several different online retailers worldwide. Grab your copies of her books from your favorite retailer today, and remember to check out her website at http://www.zigler.co.uk.
Not long ago, due to my doing nothing more than liking, following, and sharing a page on Facebook, I was approached by Gina Lovick of the Message Crafters club. She invited me to a meeting, my curiosity was aroused, I attended and found a wonderful place to further my writing and speaking abilities.
Now, I’d like to pass on the good fortune to anyone who would but take a chance and join us for a meeting.
Here’s my friend and mentor Gina to tell you more.
Message Crafters is a niche Toastmasters club for individuals who want to engage in Storytelling Leadership.
We believe big visions need big stories to match.
Storytelling is at the root of all transformation: personal, cultural, and corporate.
At a time when every facet of life has been redefined, as changemakers, we have the opportunity to define our future path.
To help you build the future through the power of Storytelling!
Learn to communicate with flexibility, impact, and authenticity to connect with anyone. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. We will help you craft the stories you want to tell.
Message Crafters Offers:
Online Interactive Training: 11 self-paced programs, available when and where you are ready. Whether you’re starting a career, moving up or leading your family, church, or community, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Self-Paced Program: Develop your storytelling craft at your own pace. Interactive materials are available online 24/7. When you are ready you will present your learning projects at our meetings.
Mentoring Guidance: Each protégé is paired with a seasoned storyteller. Mentors provide guidance throughout the process and work with you to craft your stories.
Practice & Feedback: Practice delivering your stories in our upbeat, supportive format and receive feedback designed to help you perfect the presentation of your message.
What We Do:
We are Toastmasters and a communication specialists team devoted to training changemakers to develop & deliver compelling messages.
Why We Do It:
Message Crafters believes that igniting the joint power of marketers, communicators, fundraisers, journalists, and executives leads to great results and better prospects for the future.
How We Do It:
We pair you with one of our Award-Winning storyteller mentors to guide you while you participate in the Toastmasters’ education program. Training is self-paced. In addition to the core competencies of your chosen curriculum, you will select elective projects to align and expand your storytelling expertise.
Who We Help:
Our protégés are message crafters of all types, especially current and aspiring marketers, communicators, fundraisers, corporate presenters, and job seekers.
Problems We Help You Solve:
Through storytelling your audience’s reluctance to invest in your vision or strategy will melt away as they come to understand the story of who you are, what you do, where you are going and why it matters.
In the face of societal uncertainty, we help you inspire and motivate your audience to take action, sell the future, to demystify and humanize what are often complex, technical business solutions, and increase perceived value.
You will know how to create powerful stories that:
- Inspire action
- Spur donations
- Mobilize supporters
- Increase sales
- Unify purpose among team members
You can weave your organization’s consumer-facing narrative which will:
- Elicit strong emotions
- Transform your brand’s image
- Drive consumer action
You will have the opportunity to create a compelling portfolio that:
- Develops emotional connections with your audiences
- Creates support for your message and cause
- Enables you to change the future
Message Crafters is currently offering assistance thanks to the generosity of some of their alumni.
Each Enrollment Application is Submitted for Scholarship Consideration.
Some of our Alumni have decided to pay forward their Message Crafters experience and sponsor new Message Crafters by providing them with fully paid memberships in Message Crafters through September 2022.
Terms and conditions apply. *
*Terms and Conditions:
- Sponsorships are limited to fees assessed for membership by Toastmasters International.
- Qualifying applicants must meet and agree to the following provisions:
- Qualification for membership in Toastmasters International.
- Submit a completed application for membership in Message Crafters.
- Sponsored applicants are responsible for payment of any Message Crafters dues as recorded with Toastmasters International.
- Any Message Crafters dues must accompany the initial membership application and again be paid prior to subsequent sponsored Toastmasters International membership renewal payments made in September 2021 and March 2022.
- Failure to meet, agree and execute these terms and conditions by a scholarship recipient will immediately relieve the corresponding sponsoring alumni from their commitment of support.
- The decision to sponsor a new Message Crafters member is solely made by the sponsoring alumni.
- To protect the privacy and security of sponsors, Message Crafters has agreed to keep alumni identities confidential.
Message Crafters is the only Toastmasters club which meets twice a week. Members aren’t required to attend both meetings. This schedule is provided as a matter of convenience for our members. You can attend one or the other or both meetings in a week. Your choice, your convenience.
Our Tuesday meetings are only 1 hour long, as they are designed to fit within someone’s lunch hour. Our Friday meetings are a bit longer: an hour and 15 minutes, up to an hour and 30 minutes. Infrequently we run an hour and 30 minutes depending on how much club business we might have to attend to after the conclusion of all the speaking.
Overall, more people attend on Fridays, but some are over-achievers and attend twice a week.
Please feel free to attend as it best fits your lifestyle and commitments.
Guests are welcome. If you’d like to attend, please let me know.
There are different links for Tuesdays and Fridays:
Every Tuesday 12-1pm EST (UTC-4)
Meeting ID: 548 613 041
Every Friday 5:30-7pm EST (UTC-4)
Meeting ID: 270 409 149
NEWS NUGGETS: A String of Stories from the Heart to the Future
By Ann Chiappetta
Hi Audible book subscribers and story lovers — Check out this new release, A String of Stories From the Heart to the Future © by Ann Chiappetta.
Also available In e-book and print (182 pages) from Amazon and other online sellers.
About A String of Stories
A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an off-worlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these notable stories. Once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved.
News Nuggets: Author Marlene Mesot Audio Books Available
The Snowball Effect, 4 Elements of Mystery Book 2, now available in audio as well as print and ebook.
This is also expertly performed by Timothy G. Little, but with an added bonus. The Prologue for Book 3 Whirlwind of Fear, which is the sneak peak bonus material included in both print and audio versions, is performed by Deb Wittner appearing as Cassy.
The Purging Fire, 4 Elements of Mystery Book 1, Audiobook.
The Purging Fire, performed by Timothy G. Little is available in audio as well as print and ebook formats. Timothy expertly brings the story to life. He performed the character voices to perfection as voices are crucial to the story line. You can feel his caring in the narration. On a scale of one to five I give him ten stars!
The Purging Fire Brief Summary:
College student Melissa Sanders, who has vision and hearing loss, seems to be unavoidably present wherever danger threatens. She knows Alex has some dark secret he just won’t share.
As romantic interest sparks, college fire marshal Alex Marcus feels compelled to protect Missy from harm, until a violent misunderstanding breaks their marital engagement. Only then it becomes clear that Melissa has been the arsonist’s target.
Book Jacket Review:
“Love, mystery, suspense and romance all contained in one book! The Purging Fire is a true delight for the undercover detective in all of us!Wonderful work Marlene!” Benita K. Brown author of Elevator 16 YA Christian romance.
The Snowball Effect Brief Summary:
Snowy slopes, chilling behavior and soothsaying encompass this horrorscope in the sequel to The Purging Fire.
Alex and Missy become victims themselves when they try to help their newly found friend sort out the pieces of her confused past. All become engulfed in an avalanche of fear as circumstances turn deadly in The Snowball Effect.
Book Jacket Review:
An enjoyable story with unique circumstances. I like your dialogue. It flows easily. Can’t wait for the next book.
Author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series
I also have a separate novel titled The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets. This is also a Christian mystery romance.
The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets Brief Summary:
Catrin Lein is trying to begin a home business as an answering service owner. As time passes, Cat begins to realize that she is being stalked. Slowly, the past creeps into her present, sending a message of a bleak, and possibly short, future.
Book Jacket Review:
“The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets surprised me in more ways than one! The melodious flow underlined with a mysterious edge kept me completely enthralled. This page turner will captivate and enchant all who delve into its pages.”
Rachel Loepker author of Bleeding Ink: Finding Purpose YA fantasy
I also have a poetry chapbook out in print and ebook titled Edgy Poetry. This is a food for thought piece which I have cited as not for bedtime reading.
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Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me
By Abbie Johnson Taylor
Independently published with the help of DLD Books
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?
Excerpt from Chapter 1
I hated walking with my mom and sister down that long, bright hallway in the nursing home where my grandma lived. The white tile floor and the ceiling covered with fluorescent lights reminded me of school. The only difference was that there were handrails on either side that old people could hold onto while they walked, so they wouldn’t fall.
The blare of television sets from just about every room we passed, laughter and chatter from the nurses’ station, and announcements over the PA system made me wonder why Dad called this place a rest home. The sharp aroma of disinfectant reminded me of the monthly trips I’d made to the dentist years before to have my braces adjusted. I nearly gagged as I remembered the goop they put in my mouth so they could take impressions of my teeth before the braces were put on.
Hello everyone, today author Wanda Luthman is coming to us with a request for help with her upcoming release.
Here she is with more…
I have exciting news! I have a new book coming out in the biblical fiction genre.
It’s called The Veil.
I’m super excited about it and hope to have it out by Easter. But, I have run into a snag.
I’m struggling with the book cover.
I had a vision in my mind and my book cover designer, the marvelous Mara Reitsma, is trying to help me bring it to life, but something about it just isn’t working for me. But, I can’t put my finger on it.
I really need your help and hope you will be willing to tell me which cover you like the best or if you don’t like any of them and what you like or don’t like about them.
Your honesty is important and I will not be offended, I promise.
I need to know what resonates with you and what doesn’t.
The book is about the veil in the Jewish tabernacle that had separated the Holy Place from the Holiest of Holies which is where God resided. The High Priest was the only one who could go into the Holiest of Holiest and if he wasn’t cleaned properly, he could die. It was serious business going behind the veil that separated these two places in the tabernacle.
When Jesus died on the cross, the veil ripped in two from top to bottom. This signified that we now have access to God directly. We are forgiven/cleaned from all unrighteousness and we can be in God’s presence. This is huge!
As with my first book that I published in biblical fiction, The Cloak, this book came to me after meditating on God’s Word and envisioning what it might have been like to be an eyewitness to this and what it must have been like to experience it firsthand.
I’m super excited and think it’s going to be a very powerful book.
Please help me by letting me know which one you vote for.
Keep in mind that this book cover is a mockup of a paperback cover which means you have the front cover, the spine, and the back cover. I’m mostly concerned about the front cover.
I’m so grateful to all of you who follow my blog!
Thank you for helping me out on this!
I will let you know what the finalized version is once we get it completed.
As always, comments, likes, and shares are very much appreciated.
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