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Looking Out the Window: Deborah Piccurelli Talks about Her New Novella, Love Comes Calling

A Warm Welcome to Derborah Piccurelli

Deborah will give away an e-book. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below.
Many writers have loved to read as long as they can remember. Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?

Yes, I was. The books that most stick out in my mind are The Three Little Kittens (I was about 2 or 3 yrs. old), Madeline (5 or 6 years), and at around 8 yrs., I remember a book with stories about Barbie, the doll, and her boyfriend, Ken. I don’t remember the exact title, though.

Neat. Why do you write?

I write because I just have to. Otherwise, I don’t know what I’d do with all this stuff going on in my head.

About Love Comes Calling, Deborah's Latest Book The day new Christian, Derek Spencer, shows up on Charlie Parkes’s doorstep to make up for what he’d done, is the very day he falls in love with her. But Charlie’s sister mistakes him for a home improvement contractor, and he decides to play along until he finds a way to tell h…

Looking Out the Window: Amy Cattapan Talks about Her New Book, Angelhood. Gives Away a Copy.

A Warm Welcome to Amy Cattapan Amy will give away an e-book. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below

First, tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a middle school English teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. I’ve wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade. In fact, by eighth grade I boldly declared in the yearbook that I would be the author of teen novels. What do you know! It actually came true!

I have four brothers, so I was well steeped in Star Wars, Star Trek, and Chicago Cubs baseball growing up. While a lot of people ask if my four brothers teased me when I was little, the worst I can really complain about are the plastic spiders. Mostly, I remember them twirling my pigtails in Princess Leia buns.

As an adult, I’ve spent my spare time pursuing my many interests and passions. For example, I’ve taken a variety of dance classes, including tap, jazz, salsa, and ballroom. I love to run and have completed many 5Ks and 10 Ks, along with two half marathons and one full …

Looking in the Window: Welcome to Spring

I'm so happy to see Spring. Here's a poem to celebrate. It was originally published in
             Best New Poets of 1988.        
COUNTRY SPRING For a peek at heaven, God gave us a country spring. where soft winds dance on open fields and gently caress golden daffodils nodding, nodding, nodding... they seem to say, "Welcome, bright new day." Gentle drops of morning dew kiss the roses and honeysuckle too. Each sweet bloom has its own perfume. Yellow bells mark the way for radiant colors bursting into each new day, The rhododendron, pink, or fair lilies white. It's all nature's delight. Gail Pallotta HAPPY SPRING! 

HE IS RISEN!!!

"For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
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"This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put hin to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him." Acts 2: 23-24"
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"Where, O death, is your        victory? Where, O death, is your       sting?" 1 Corinthians 15: 55