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Looking Out the Window: Catherine Castle Talks about Her New Book, The Nun and the Narc. Gives Away a Free Download and Shares a Yummy Family Recipe

Welcome, Catherine. I'm so happy to have you here today.

First, tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. I’m an avid gardener, who is constantly fighting weeds—the bane of my garden. I love going to movies, reading, quilting, and collecting cookbooks, especially the community ones you find in antique stores. There are always great tried and true recipes in those books.

It's great to have a variety of interests? Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?
One of the first books I remember reading was a Little Golden Book about Cinderella—the Walt Disney version with the mice and birds who sewed the dress for her. As a teenager I devoured books. Pearl S. Buck was one of my favorite authors as was Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House on the Prairie series. I also loved science fiction books, mysteries and romance stories.

Reading's a wonderful pastime, and it's great to start early. Let's talk …

Looking Out the Window: Lisa Lickel Talks about Her Latest Book, Gives Away a Copy and Shares a Recipe

It’s my great pleasure to welcome Lisa Lickel today. To enter to win a copy of The Newspaper Code leave a comment and e-mail address.

Hi Lisa, first, tell us a little about yourself.
Thanks for having me here, Gail. Always fun to visit! I grew up in a family of teachers and readers, so it was a big shock to learn that not everyone liked school or…gasp…books. How can that be? Although I’ve always been an avid reader, writing never occurred to me until I started working with our local historical society to put together an anniversary book. A friend taught me about press releases, and I wrote some articles for the newspaper. Then I took an online course from the Christian Writers Guild and started selling articles before I finished. I moved on to novels from there. I’m still learning, still growing.


You're writing some terrific books. Tell us about your latest.
The Newspaper Code is the third book in the cozy mystery Buried Treasure series. It takes place only a few weeks after The Map…

The Winner of Escape to Big Fork Lake

It was so difficult to choose a winner. I scrambled up the names then drew one.

It is...

Drum roll...

Congratulations!  Sue Harrison!


Please come back tomorrow for an interview with the lovely Lisa Lickel. She'll give away a copy of her new book, The Newspaper Code.

Looking Out the Window: Mary Ball Talks about Her Romantic Suspense, Escape to Big Fork Lake. She'll Give Away a Copy.

Mary will give away EITHER a print book or an e-book. To enter to win, leave a comment and an email address.

Hi Mary, what a pleasure to have you on Peering Through Life’s Window. Tell us a little about yourself.
 I enjoy creating fiction novels and Christian articles.

Inspirational Suspense and Mysteries are my favorite, but anything I write (unless it’s non-fiction) has to have romance. I’m just a romantic at heart. My main goal in scribing is to show how people face adversity and overcome through divine mercy and grace.
My days are filled with keeping my grandsons. My schedule also includes doing what I can to support my husband’s ministry. Hubby and I enjoy singing southern gospel, and we go to other churches and re-habitation facilities when time permits. I enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing. Between all that, I must scribe. There’s always a story or devotional floating around in my head.

Wow. You have lots of talents. Many writers enjoyed reading as a child. How about you? …

Looking Out the Window: Jo Huddleston Talks about Her New Book, Beyond the Past. She'll Give Away a Copy.

To enter to win a copy of Beyond the Past, make a comment and leave an e-mail address.

Welcome Jo. First, tell us a little about yourself.
We live in a college town, which made it convenient for our children to earn college degrees. We love living in the South and vacationing on the seashore of the Gulf of Mexico. We lost a fourteen year old cocker spaniel. I won’t get another pet because the pain of that loss is too great for me to go through again.
Tell us about your latest book.
Beyond the Past is book 2 in the Caney Creek Series, which is a Southern inspirational historical romance.

Emmajean Callaway’s life in Atlanta plummets from bad to worse. Can big brother, Jim, lead her back to the family who loves her and also hold the imploding Callaway family together?

Jim Callaway looks forward to 1951 and the chance to forge a relationship with Caroline after twenty years apart. He’s sidetracked when his sister and his best friend need his help. His baby sister, Emmajean, skids into jail…

Looking Out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Celebrating July 4th with a New Release, The Rebels of Cordovia

The Stories of Robin Hood is Inspiration for The Rebels of Cordovia

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We celebrate Independence Day, remembering the freedom we fought for centuries ago. Many patriots had to pay for this freedom with their lives and we are grateful to those who fought for our liberty. In this new novel, you get a glimpse of what another country had to fight for, as well. The freedom of speech, the freedom of equality, and the freedom to worship as we please! No one could have a greater gift than this.

This tale will entertain those who enjoy bits of adventure, humor, mystery, and a tender love story. The stories of Robin Hood have enchanted readers for years. In our youth, we enjoyed hearing the escapades of Robin Hood and were spellbound by each story and how he cared for the people. How awesome would it be to live during that time period just because of Robin Hood! In The Rebels ofCordovia, a similar story is created but centuries after the legend of Robin Hood. But th…