Writer…Interrupted

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I’ve joined the ranks of mothers who are homeschooling and writing and doing a plethora of other things in a blog called Writer…Interrupted. My first post, Special Kids with Special Needs, is up now. Please, stop by and check it out. ——————————————————– No, there is no particular reason that I’ve posted Audrey’s picture here. I just wanted something that reflects me…and well, I’m an Audrey Hepburn lover, so I decided to post that. 😀 (BTW: that’s from her movie, Roman Holiday.) Life gets a little tough, doesn’t it? I’ve had a very tough emotional and stress-filled week, making decisions I don’t enjoy making. And why is it that each question I must answer is dependent on other things–other questions, which …

Where the Map Ends – Ultimate CSF/F Website

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Former fiction manager JEFF GERKE, a long-time advocate for those of us with a bent toward the weirder side of fiction, has launched a FANTASTIC website for Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy called WHERE THE MAP ENDS This site has a plethora of information, resources, and services made available. It includes editorial services by the master himself, Mr. Gerke, and links to CSFF websites, artists, authors, and interviews — first one is FRANK PERETTI!! This site is a great relief for those of us who love CSSF. I’d set the WHERE THE MAP ENDS site so that you’re updated when it’s updated. 😀 You won’t want to miss out on this baby. Oh! And Jeff even makes mention of MARCHER …

When the Heart Cries, by Cindy Woodsmall

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When the Heart CriesHannah Lapp was born and raised in an Old Order Amish home, without electricity, a telephone, or the right to follow her heart. Without her parents’ knowledge, she’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for years. When he asks her to marry him, she accepts, even though to do so will cause her family to avoid her for the rest of her life.Before Hannah and Paul reveal their relationship, tragedy strikes. In one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed and she faces losing everything: her family, her fiancé, and even her faith in God. Cindy Woodsmall is an artisan! The world she creates in When the Heart Cries will tug and …

Jeff Gerke, a meme, & a funnel. :-)

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Hey, y’all! Jeff Gerke, the former fiction manager for NavPress and once-helm-director of Realms, has gone freelance. This is awesome news for those of you who need an intense, highly-qualified critique of your manuscript. I’m telling you, Jeff gave me *awesome* help on my manuscript that was under consideration at NavPress. He worked with me and was ever so gracious. I highly recommend you consider contacting him for either a synopsis review or manuscript critique. Contact Jeff at jeff@jeffersonscott.com Oh–and be on the lookout. This man has a great new website coming. I plan to promote it here!———————————————————————————-Well, my twin/clone Dineen tagged me on a meme created by “the secretly wants to be a suspense writer but writes chicklit,” Meredith …

Tidings of Cheer…

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Well, I had someone email me and say, Wow, Ronie. You’ve been going through a lot. And it hit me that my posts have been about trials and tough times. Since life is about much more than the trials, let’s concentrate on good stuff. So, I thought I’d start a tag list…you know, one of those dastardly things where you tag someone and make them follow suit. Mwuh-hahhahahaahaha. 😀 So often we see the trials in our lives, the bad times, but I want to focus on the good things, the blessings. Thus, we’re going to count off our blessings like this: A friend who has blessed me: (there are so many…) Dineen An unexpected gift: an editor recommended my …

Yanking your chain?

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This morning, I woke up with this song on my mind: Something On My Mind (by Hawk Nelson)Take the train,Go separate ways,And leave it long forgotten.I’ll hang my hat,and I won’t be back.On my way out,I’m feeling lame.Am I to blame?Or am I just too jaded?And I won’t be back,what’d ya think of that? When it feels like life’s wastin’ away,I can say: that whenThere’s something on my mind,It takes my concentration.Just wanna lay it on the line,Avoid all confrontation.I’m gonna say this one more timefor all my generation,you’ll never, ever pull my lever not today and not forever (not today and not forever) Those last two lines are the ones that were repeating over and over in my head …

Arms of Deliverance winner….

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And the winner of the FREE copy of Tricia Goyer’s Arms of Deliverance is Pam Meyers. Congratulations, Pam!! Please email me your snail mail address so I can get this in the mail to you. For those who didn’t get their names drawn, I hope you’ve enjoyed the sample chapter so much you’ll run out and purchase a copy. I promise, you won’t be let down!!

Arms of Deliverance Chapter One

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Arms of DeliveranceChapter 1 Katrine squared her shoulders and instinctively pressed a hand to her stomach as she stepped through the open doors of the café, past the yellow sign that read NO JEWS ALLOWED. She paused as the strong aroma of coffee and cigarette smoke hit her face. Men and women clustered around tables. Beautiful people in the height of their glory. Looking around at the room’s flocked wallpaper, ornate light fixtures, and marble flooring, she found it hard to believe that not too far away a war stormed. Not only battles for land and power, but a war against a people—her people . . . or what used to be her people. Tucked between France, Holland, and Germany, …

Tricia Goyer’s Arms of Deliverance Blogtour!!

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I’m thrilled to host as my very first authoer interview, TRICIA GOYER, for her Arms of Deliverance blogtour. I’ve visited many others who have participated in this blogtour, and while they may hold some claim to fame on knowing Tricia, I don’t. But that’s kewl by me. 😀 I love WWII-era historicals and totally flipped over Tricia’s. Her stories are intriguing and her characters, compelling. On the ACFW e-loop, Tricia sent a teaser for this book, and I positively drooled at her characterization of those characters, how in one paragraph she could make me care about a girl I’d never met!! I e-mailed her and told her I loved, loved, loved her writing. Well, she said just for that, she …

Vacation Pictures…

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Well, since Blogger is being so doggone finicky…I’ll post these pictures separately. SIGH. First is me and bestest bud, Neen. *sigh* Nothing like feeling complete — after all, we are emotional clones. 😀 Right, Neen? She’s da bomb, y’all. And I’m keeping her–and I get downright possessive. tee-hee. Sorry, I’ll behave. (maybe) This other photo–well, we’re fast-forwarding to the ultimate purpose for our trip. Brian’s sister, Julie, got married July 11. She and surfer (now-)hubby Mike said their nuptials at the beach you see behind us in this family photo. Following the ceremony, food and cake were served. We won’t mention the chocolate cake taht started melting and was soon dubbed, Lava Cake. :- After the wedding, we all downshifted …