Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vickie Phelps novel

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POSTMARK FROM THE PAST
                 by Vickie Phelps


Vickie Phelps is the author of seven books and has contributed to several anthologies. Her most recent publications are Psalms for the Common Man and Postmark from the Past. Her published credits also include 175 magazine articles in national and regional publications.  She is the founder and director of the East Texas Christian Writers Group.

Welcome, Vickie. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?

Either one of my great-grandmothers. I'd like to know more about my family history, the stories they didn't get a chance to tell and so were never passed down to the next generation.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, KJV

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? When we moved into our present home, I converted one of the bedrooms into a home office. My desk sits in front of a double window which gives me natural light and a pleasant view.


What can your readers expect from you next? Postmark from the Past is book one of "The Redwood Chronicles." I'll be working on book two in the coming months.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Postmark from the Past.
In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a

quiet life in West Texas. She lives in the same house she grew up in, has a great job and good friends. But emptiness nips at her heart. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It’s a letter from Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come to her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? She flips the envelope over, but there is no return address and it is postmarked 1968. Over the next few days more letters mysteriously appear in her mailbox and odd things start happening. Is someone playing a cruel joke? Her friends say it is the season for miracles. As Emily seeks to solve the mystery, can she risk her heart to find a miracle in the Postmark from the Past?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase Postmark from the Past? 

CrossRiver Media Group
Amazon (pre-order)

Through your local bookstore

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What do you look for in a series—the same characters having new adventures each time or the same setting with different characters in each book?


Vickie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One of the commenters to this blog post will be randomly drawn to receive a paperback copy of Postmark from the Past, which you've offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Jacob's Christmas Dream by Darlene Franklin is Jan. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling.


69 comments:

  1. Oh, Jo, this one sounds like a must read....what a story! Thank you for sharing Postmark from the Past.

    You know I am a follower and I always enjoy my visits here.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, thanks for your comment on my book. I hope you get a chance to read it.

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  2. This sounds so good! I love same characters they get to feel like family and you never want to leave them.
    Blessings
    Diana

    joeym11(at)frontier(dot)com

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    1. Diana, I feel the same. Characters in a series become a family to you. I think about them even after I've finished telling their stories.

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  3. Sounds like a good read! I follow your blog. 97countrygalATgmailDOTcom

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    2. Allie, thanks for the compliment. I hope you enjoy reading the book.

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  4. I like the some of the same characters having new adventures each time and in the same setting with different characters added in.
    This book sounds like one I'd really enjoy reading!
    dkstevensneAToutlookDOTcoM
    I follow by email :)

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    1. Deanna, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. So glad you follow my blog!

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    2. Deanna, thanks for your answer to my question about what you like to see in a series. I too enjoy new adventures with the same people.

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  5. I like either way for a series.....if it is a series just with the same setting and different characters, I like to have an update on characters from earlier in the series. Please enter my name in the draw. Thanks, Jo and Vickie

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    1. I agree, Marianne, updates can keep you following the thread of a character's life through several books.

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    2. Marianne, you're entered. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  6. This story, Postmark from the Past, sounds really intriguing. I love the idea of letters lost in their journey from sender to recipient. I'd love to read this!

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    1. Mary, I'm a lost-letters-lover myself. There's something about finding a letter from the past that stirs my curiosity, makes me wonder what happened to those people, how their lives were changed because they didn't get the letter.

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    2. Mary, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING. IN CASE YOU WIN, I'D NEED TO CONTACT YOU.

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  7. This sounds like a real winner. I would love to read it.

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    1. Hi Edward, thanks for stopping by Jo's blog and reading my interview.

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  8. Sounds like a great book. I like series with people that we get to know and wonder how they are. I am a follower.

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    1. Nancy, do you think about characters long after you read books? I do. It's funny how we connect with those people even though they are fictional.

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  9. Great interview Vickie! I love a series that you follow characters though the books series! I am a follower! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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    1. Shelia, glad you enjoyed the interview with Vickie. Thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

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  10. I loved the interview. I like your reference to meeting your graeat grandparents. I am blessed to have met two but I would really like to my maternal great grandmother.
    The book sounds interesting.
    I am a follower
    linderellar at yahoodotcom

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    1. Linda, thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

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    2. Linda, You're fortunate to have met your great grandparents. What a blessing to know them.

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  11. Love a good mystery and one set in Texas is a favorite site for me. Would love this book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Sonja, thanks for coming by and commenting.

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    2. Sonja, glad you like Texas settings. I have a feeling most of my books will be set in Texas or at least start out in Texas. I'm a native Texan and have never wanted to live anywhere else.

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  12. When I read the title I thought how interesting. Then I read about it, and now I am intriguied. I joined the mailing list too so I am a new follower.
    sallydav45 at gmail dot com

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    1. Sally, so glad you're a new follower of my blog! Thanks for leaving your comment.

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    2. Sally, glad you were intrigued by the interview about the novel. I know you'll enjoy receiving Jo's newsletter.

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  13. I love a mysterious note in a book, Postmark from the Past sounds terrific. In a series I like to get to know different characters in each book.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Merry, for your comment. I too love "mysterious" books.

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  15. I love finding about a new author that I know I will love! This is the case, here, too! Thanks for the offer of your free book!
    Janice
    pjrcmooreATwindstreamDOTnet

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    1. Janice, glad you found a new author. Thanks for your comment.

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    2. Janice, I love finding new authors too. There's nothing as exciting to a reader or booklover than to find a new book they can enjoy.

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    3. Janice, I love new authors. I read a lot of first novels for this reason which means I then have a new author to follow resulting in a huge to-be-read pile. :-)

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  16. Yes to both. Does that make me weird? I enjoy series very much but hate when they end. Looking forward to reading your new book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Nothing weird about that. It's always hard to have a book end when you're enjoying it.

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  17. Oooh girl! This has me scratching my head! Who wouldn't want to dive into this mystery! Thanks for sharing this interview with Vickie!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Kelly, hope the book keeps you scratching your head all the way through. :-)

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  19. I like it either way. I love getting to know characters better and Ilike getting new friends (characters too. I love West Texas stories. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    3. I was born in West Texas so it has a special place in my heart.

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  20. Jo, you always bring new authors and/or books to my attention. I don't think I have ever been so hooked by a synopsis before.

    When I read books within a series, I like them to be able to stand on their own with interconnected characters popping in from time to time.

    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Terrill, glad you've found new authors and/or books here on my blog! Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Terrill, glad you liked the synopsis. Thanks for letting me know your opinion on series. Jo does a good job of introducing new authors.

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  21. Would love to read this! Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Becky, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Becky, hope you get a chance to read Postmark from the Past. Thanks for stopping by Jo's blog.

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  22. Vickie Phelps is a new author for me. I can't wait to read Postcard From The Past. Thank you Jo, for introducing her to me.

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    1. Judy, you're welcome. So glad you found a new author to you here on the blog. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Judy, nice to meet you via Jo's blog. Hope you enjoy Postcard from the Past.

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  23. I haven't read anything by Vickie but this book sounds fantastic. I love a good mystery. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Postmark From The Past. spotts06 at comcast dot net

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    1. Stella, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment. Glad you found a new-to-you author!

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  24. same characters with ongoing adventures - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  25. Vickie was unable to post final comments, so she asked me to let you know this: "Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments."

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