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Looking Out the Window: Husband and Wife Team up to Write Christian Fiction

Danny and Wanda Pelfrey are longtime writers of non-fiction books in the educational and inspiration markets. They have for most of their lives been avid readers of mystery/suspense. AS A SHIELD and a previous mystery title are the result of a desire to entertain themselves and others as well as drive home important spiritual messages. Their passion is now “mysteries with a message.”








AS A SHIELD is one of four planned Davis Morgan mysteries set in a small North Georgia town. Davis, a pastor for almost twenty-five years, returns to his hometown after the death of his wife, to operate a rare and used bookstore. He is promptly appointed chaplain of the small police department and recruited by city officials to write a history of his home town. Mystery and romance seem always to be lurking around the corner for the popular bookseller.The reoccurring characters such as Charley Nelson, young police officer; Amy Morgan, Davis’s young daughter who is an English teacher; her roommate Deidre, …

Looking Out the Window: Just Out From Bonnie Leon, Return to Misty Shore, The Third Book In Her Alaskan Historical Trilogy.

A Warm Welcome to Bonnie Leon

Bonnie will give away a print copy of Return toMisty Shore (U.S. residents only). To enter to win leave a comment and an email address






Hi Bonnie, tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a Southern Oregon country gal who is still married to my first true love. I met my husband, Gregory, when I was only seventeen. We married two years later and will celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary this summer.

Though I grew up in Washington State my first visit to Southern Oregon convinced me I needed to move. It felt like home right away. My husband and I, with our three kids moved to the foothills of Douglas County, Oregon in 1980. We designed and built a small home, which has grown through the years and is somewhat sprawling now. We’re still here, and our youngest daughter and her family live right next door. I love that. We share a five acre piece of land that rests in the midst of the Umpqua forest.

Were you an avid reader as a child? What did you read?

From the ver…

The Powerful, Miraculous Easter Message

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Jesus lived among the Jews and the gentiles showing us his Gospel of love, telling us how to live in peace and care for each other.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
(Matthew 22: 37 – 39)


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The suffering He endured illustrates how imperfect and cruel the world can be.
“Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified…’”
(Matthew 20: 17 -18)


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His crucifixion shows us God’s unconditional love.
“In the…

Looking Out the Window: Hot Off the Press! A Brand New Release, Alice's Notions, From Tamera Kraft

A Warm Welcome To Tamera Kraft











Hi Tamera, Lots of writers loved to read as children. Did you? If so, what did you enjoy reading?

Yes, I read everything I could get my hands on. I always had my nose in a book and would take my flashlight to bed so I could read when I should have been sleeping. Whenever I got my Scholastic Book order form from school. I would pour over the list for hours trying to decide which books I wanted for the money I was allowed. Then I would beg my mom for more money. My earliest memories of books I read were Black Beauty,A Wrinkle in Time, and all of the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries I could get my hands on.

Let's talk about your writing. Why do you do it?

I love books, and I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Life interrupted my plans, but God brought me full circle back to what I love to do.

Tell us about your latest book.

My new book is Alice’s Notions and is just out. It’s an historical romantic suspense.

What do you love about this book?  And what do you hop…

Looking Out The Window: Congratulations to Jennifer Vander Klip Winner of Clash of the Titles Springtime Contest!

Congratulations to Jennifer Vander Klip and the novel Protective Custody ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━

PURCHASE
About the book:
A cop burned by love falls for a key witness in a crime implicating the town's rich and powerful.

Lifestyle magazine editor Heather McAlister was in the wrong place at the wrong time. What she saw sends her faith and life into a tailspin. As a key witness in a crime shaking the roots of the town's power brokers, doing the right thing may cost her everything. Including her life.

Detective Kyle Taylor is in the midst of solving the town's worst crime spree, a case that cold make or break his career, when the woman he thinks he might have a future with witnesses a gang initiation gone wrong before they can finish their first date. He has spent his entire adult life protecting his hometown. Now he's protecting a woman he'll risk everything to save.

With more than their future at risk, they must discern betrayal from trust, image from …