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Looking out the Window: Katie Clark Shares the Story Behind Her New Book, A Dim Hope, Releasing on September 22

A Warm Welcome to Katie Clark Thanks so much for having me here! It's my pleasure.  One of the most common questions I get asked about my books is where I get my ideas.  My latest novel, A Dim Hope, came about from a dream. This isn’t all that strange for me; I dream in color all the time! This dream, though, and the way the novel came about, is special to me. You see, my nine-year-old daughter was in the hospital at the time. She was in the intensive care unit at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she had been battling her second cancer diagnosis. Emma wasn’t doing well. I dreamt about two sisters—one was healthy, and one was not. The healthy sister wanted to save the unhealthy sister, and the method of saving would come through a yellow stone set in a leather bracelet. The dream involved a quest. When I woke from my dream, I told Emma all about it. She loved hearing my stories, and she had talked over lots of story points with me in years past. This was the last book s
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Looking out the Window: Writer, Blog and Podcast Hostess Patti Shene Gonzales Tells Us How She Knows Jesus Is Real

  A Warm Welcome to Patti Shene Gonzales Be on the lookout for a Christmas novella from Patti Hi Patti, Thanks for joining us today to discuss this important question. HOW DO I KNOW JESUS IS REAL? This interesting question is one that some may ponder for a period of time, while others will have an immediate answer.  I had a prompt answer, but I also dove deeper into my thoughts in order to present a more substantial rationalization for my belief. My immediate response to the question generated another question. Is Jesus real? Simple answer.  Yes. Then I stepped back and asked myself how we know anyone we have heard about in history is real. Take George Washington, for example. We learned in school that he was a great American military leader who eventually held the position of the first president of the United States. We know facts about him based on writings that have been recorded in history books for generations.  The first people who communicated those facts knew George Washington

Looking out the Window: American Christian Fiction Writers September New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website Contemporary Romance: A Heart to Trust by Judith McNees -- Can two broken hearts learn to trust each other…and God? Grace Morgan has a closely guarded secret. One that also makes her good at guarding her heart. After all, she has what she needs to be content. She won’t make the mistake of falling for another man at work…until the hunky new guy she’s trying not to notice moves in across the hall. Tyler Danby has a secret, too. Left by his wife, who takes away everything he cares about, he’s nursing his wounds and starting over. When he strikes up a friendship with his quirky neighbor, he wonders whether God might be giving him a second chance… (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) Breath of Heaven by Deborah Raney -- After a joyful wedding in Kansas, Natalie Camfield Chambers is back in the village of TimonĂ© in South America with her beloved husband, David Chambers. But th

Looking out the Window: Award-winning Author Penelope Marzec Talks about Prayer and Jesus and Introduces her New Book, Angel of the L Train. Giveaway.

  A Warm Welcome to Penelope Marzec Penelope will give away a PDF copy of Angel of the L Train . To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below and join the Rafflcopter contest. Prayer and Jesus I believe in Jesus. I know He is listening to my prayers. Obviously, I cannot prove it. While there have been a few times I received some specific nudges in the right direction, one particular event remains so crystal clear I can only assume it was divine intervention. It all started because I was worried about my middle sister. She had been dating a man for a long, long time. He didn’t have any ambition and appeared to be rather lackadaisical about everything. He assumed they would marry, but he didn’t date her every weekend. I had strong doubts about the fellow. Finally, I decided to do something about it. I asked my sister if she had questioned this man about important issues related to marriage. For instance, what would he do if she had a baby? Would she be able to stay home wit

Looking out the Window: Donna Schlachter Talks about Her New Historical Book, Calli. Giveaway.

A Warm Welcome to Donna Schlachter Donna will give away a print copy (U.S. only) or an eBook of Calli . Leave a comment below and join the Rafflecopter contest to enter to win. Hi Donna, first, tell us a little about yourself. I am a Canadian by birth, an American by choice. I moved to the US in 1999, married, and just celebrated 23 years. I am the oldest of five children, hold a business degree in Accounting, and love numbers.  Congratulations on your recent anniversary! Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read? I read whatever I could get my hands on. Always ahead of my grade level in reading and comprehension, I once missed my bus stop because my nose was buried in a book. When I lifted my eyes, I was in the middle of nowhere – or so it seemed to my seven-year-old self – at the bus depot. I was in Montreal, Quebec that year, and couldn’t string together two words of French. The bus driver was as surprised as I was. I had to call my mother and she got my dad to le