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Showing posts from November, 2020

Looking in the Window: A Christmas Sale

  I'm happy to announce three of my books on sale for Christmas. They're available at reduced prices from now through December 5th. Barely Above Water for $1.99 "Resonates with hope when all hope seems to be gone..." Fifteen years ago I grew quite ill. After having tests for a month, I was told treatment wasn’t available because my malady couldn’t be diagnosed. Divine intervention led me to an alternative doctor,  David Lee, D.C., Ph.D. and C.Ad. , who started treating me immediately and subsequently told me I had Chronic Lyme Disease. Since then I’ve met and heard of many people suffering from this illness, or one that can’t be diagnosed. Their stories touched my heart and inspired me to write Barely Above Water. About the book An illness strikes Suzie Morris, and her boyfriend dumps her. She has no living family, and her physician can’t diagnose the malady. Relying on her Christian faith, she turns to an alternative doctor in Destin, Florida, where she takes a job c

Looking in the Window: Wishing Everyone a Blessed, Happy Thanksgiving

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8: 28 I love this verse because to me it says, "God takes care of his people."  Sharing the secret ingredient in my pecan pie! Many who eat it guess bourbon, but it's not bourbon.  Ingredients:  Pastry crust 1/4 c. butter 3/4 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tbsp. flour  3 eggs 1/4 c. Kahlua 1/2 c. dark corn syrup 1 c. evaporated milk pecans (to taste. I use about a cup) Topping: Whipped cream or ice cream Preheat oven to 400. Cream together butter, sugar, flour, vanilla. Mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in Kahlua, corn syrup, evaporated milk, pecans. Mix well and pour into pie pan already lined with the crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and bake until firm (about 40 minutes). Cool. Serves 8 to 10. Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking Out The Window: Stacey Weeks Shares The Story Behind Mistletoe Movie Star. Gives Away a Free Short Story for Newsletter Sign Up.

  A Warm Welcome to Stacey Weeks Follow a link below to sign up for Stacey's newsletter and receive "12 Days Under the Mistletoe." Hi Stacey, what an interesting story behind Mistletoe Movie Star. Thanks for sharing it with us. As I drafted Mistletoe Movie Star, the fun, light-hearted bits came together quickly. I liked Char and Jonas’s backstory; however, the story initially lacked the substance of Mistletoe Melody and Mistletoe Mission , and I longed to write more than an entertaining narrative. I wanted a story that probed deeper. I wanted to write a story that stirred an emotional response while challenging the reader to action. It was at this point that I attended a local city council meeting addressing our growing homeless population. As winter temperatures dipped to life-threatening lows, concern for those without warm and safe beds grew. Several people from different churches banded together to combine their energy and resources into serving this community that

Looking out the Window: Terri Gillespie Talks About Her Journey From Reading to Writing. Introduces Her Weekly Devotional Book, Making Eye Contact With God. Giveaway.

  A Warm Welcome to Terri Gillespie Terri will give away a signed hardback devotional book. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below. Hi Terri, first, tell us a little about yourself.  I suppose I can begin with I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother. From the time I could press the keys of my grandmother’s ancient Royal typewriter, I have wanted to write stories. It has been a long journey with twists and turns and topsy-turvey experiences, but after sixty years, here I am. It’s never too late. Many writers were avid readers as children. How about you? If so, what did you read? I had undiagnosed reading issues. Reading for me was a challenge. My parents didn’t read to me as a child, so despite a passion for writing and telling stories, I struggled with reading. My grandmother was a storyteller and my best friend. Some of my best memories are of us swinging on the porch swing and her telling me these amazing tales—some of them true. It wasn’t until my younger sisters wer

Looking in the Window: Celebrate Lit's Third Annual Thankful For Our Readers Multi-Author Giveaway - Grand Prize - a Five Hundred Dollar Amazon Gift Card

  I've teamed up with Celebrate Lit and other authors to honor our readers by offering a fun giveaway. We want to thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support! Grand Prize:  Amazon $500 Gift Card First Place Prize - Forty-plus books (see authors and books below) Click  here  to enter to win.   The event last from today, November 8th - November 14th. The books include a Kindle e-book of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. About Hair Calamities and Hot Cash “A comedic romp from small town to big city in search of missing money, hair catastrophes, and love. A truly fun read”—Cynthia Hickey, author of the Shady Acres Mystery series. What happens when a New York stockbroker crashes his car into Eve Castleberry’s North Carolina beauty shop...on the same day the young widow’s defective hair products are causing wild hairdos? Soon Eve finds herself helping the handsome stranger hunt the thieves who stole his client’s cash...and hot on the trail of two of the F.B.I.’s most-wanted criminals! R

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

  More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website .   Contemporary Romance: Snowbound in Winterberry Falls by Ann Brodeur -- Owning her own PR firm is all reporter Stephanie Clark wants for Christmas, but the idea of running a prestigious election campaign in the country’s capital throws her stomach into knots. A last minute vacation road trip to focus and to seek God’s direction for her life ends up in disaster when she gets caught in the worst snowstorm to hit Vermont in over a decade, crashing her into a small town and the one person she’d rather forget. Former photojournalist Jason Miller hadn’t planned on being solely responsible for saving his family business from financial ruin. He’s barely keeping the newspaper in print, his News Editor has gone AWOL during the town’s most celebrated holiday festival, and reports of missing Christmas decorations have everyone on edge. When a desperate knock at the newsroom door brings a ghost f