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Looking Out The Window: Katie Clark Discusses Her New Book, Whispering Tower, And Some Of Her Favorite Things

A Warm Welcome to Katie Clark
Katie will share a few of her favorite things and tell readers how to enter to win a PDF copy of her new book, Whispering Tower.

Hi Katie, how fun to hear about your favorite things.

Hi Gail, thanks for having me! I loved the idea of doing a “favorites” post. I have so many favorite things, and I am always singing the song from "The Sound Of Music" in my head! So, I’m going to share a list of some of my favorites. I’d love if your readers would join me! Share a few of your favorite things and leave an email address to enter to win a PDF copy of my newest book, Whispering Tower.






Speaking of Whispering Tower, here’s a bit about it before we get to my list!
“Stuck in London for one of her mom’s work trips, Skye Humphries can’t help holding a grudge when she ends up roped into a summer tour group with Philip-who-crushed-her-heart. But when Skye and Philip find themselves barreling through time after unsuspectingly opening the veil between the past …

Looking In The Window: Re-release of Stopped Cold

Send a positive message into the stress-filled lives of teens living in a society that expects them to win! There's a huge difference in "be the best" and "do your best."

Sometimes those who always win lose. Then what?

You don't have to be #1 for God to love you. He's given each of us a gift or gifts to use for Him.




About Stopped Cold, a Grace Awards Finalist


Things aren't what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina.

Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school swimming and hanging out with friends—until the day her brother, Sean, suffers a stroke from taking steroids. Now he's lying unconscious in a hospital.

Anger sets a fire for retribution inside her, and Margaret vows to make the criminals pay. Even the cop on the case can't stop her from investigating. Looking for justice, she convinces two friends, Jimmy and Emily to join her in a quest that takes them through a twisted, drug-filled sub-culture they dis…

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Honoring and Thanking All the Mothers!
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially made the second Sunday in May a day of  "public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."


I am grateful beyond words for the wonderful Mother God gave me.

American Christian Fiction Writers May New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

When Love Won't Wait by Roger E. Bruner -- Laugh at Pastor Dan’s impulsive efforts to get out of the ministry and marry a woman of his own choosing by going against his domineering widowed mother’s wishes. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)



A Perfect Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman -- After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah’s perfect match becomes clear—it’s Olivia Mae herself! With ailing grandparents at home, she hadn’t planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she’s been missing? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])



Sing a New Song by Candee Fick -- Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame…

Easter Blessings

The powerful, miraculous Easter message
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)


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)



His crucifixion shows us God’s unconditional love.
“In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him, ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he can’t sa…

Looking Out The Window: Sara Foust Talks About Her New Book, Rarity Mountain

A Warm Welcome to Sara Foust
Sara shares one of her recipes for making the most out of leftovers and talks about one of her favorite Bible verses.
I love good food and I have a lot of favorite recipes, so it was hard to pick just one. I also really like experimenting with seasonings and leftovers and creating with what I have on hand. I cook a lot by smell rather than by measurement (weird, I know). Here is one I made up because I had leftover mashed potatoes and didn’t want to throw them away.

Left Over Mashed Potato Cakes
1 ½ cups mashed potatoes (I used unpeeled, red potatoes to make my mashed potatoes) 2 eggs ¼ cup bread crumbs ½ cup chopped fresh spinach 1 tbls chopped green onion Dash All Season Salt Dash pepper 2 tbls sour cream ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Form into palm-sized patties and fry in oil.
Makes approx. 7-8 patties
Oh yum! Thank you!
A Bible Verse From Psalms
My favorite Bible verse tends to change with time …

Looking Out The Window: Jennifer Slattery Talks About Her new Book, Restoring Her Faith. Shares A Personal Experience And Gives Away A Print Copy.

A Warm Welcome to Jennifer Slattery
Jennifer will give away a print copy (U.S. residents only) of Restoring Her Faith. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below.


Jennifer Shares A Personal Experience About Her Faith
Sometimes the best choices are the hardest to make. Sometimes wisdom appears foolish and faith fanatical. As a young mother striving to live for Jesus, I quickly learned just how contrary the things of God appeared to those who don’t understand Him.

When I chose to stay home, there were those who thought I was lazy.

When I attempted to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance and guard our daughter’s influences, I was accused of sheltering her. I was told my actions would ultimately harm her and leave her maladjusted.

My attempts to explain, or perhaps more accurately, to defend my choice, didn’t help. Although I shouldn’t have expected any different. My discussion of God’s leading—of His gentle voice, spoken softly yet clearly to my heart—and the deep assurance …

Looking Out The Window: Erin Unger Talks About Her New Book, Practicing Murder. Shares a Bible Verse for Lent and Gives Away an E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Erin Unger
Erin will give away an eBook of Practicing Murder. To enter to win answer Erin's question below when you comment and leave an email address.
Erin Shares A Favorite Bible Verse
Verse: Philippians. 2:9-11  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
What a wonderful verse to recall, especially during Lent.
Erin Shares A Recipe One of Her Character's Would Like
Maddie Clare, from Practicing Murder, cooks a lot when her whole family is home. She believes in love and laughter over a good meal. I think she’d like to try this very easy recipe of mine.

Chicken Alfredo Tortellini
1 Bag of Cheese stuffed Tortellini shells 1 Bag of pre-cooked grilled chicken strips 1 Can of spaghetti sauce 1 Can of Alfredo sauce 1 Can Black Beans, draine…

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers April New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Children's:

The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio -- Miriam is asked to do the impossible: serve the wife of Naaman, commander of the Syrian army. Clinging to treasured memories of home and faith, Miriam faces captivity with bitterness. Little does she know the Heart Changer is preparing her for a greater mission — far beyond what she could imagine. (Children’s from Ambassador International)

Contemporary Romance:

Faith and Hope by Amy R. Anguish -- Younger sister Hope has lost her job, her car, and her boyfriend all in one day. Her well-laid plans for life have gone sideways, as has her hope in God. Older sister Faith is finally getting her dream-come-true after years of struggles and prayers. But when her mom talks her into letting Hope move in for the summer, will the stress turn her dream into a nightmare? Is her faith in God strong enough to handle everything? For two sisters who haven't…