Thursday, October 26, 2017

Suzanne Bratcher, Mystery Novel


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THE COPPER BOX
by Suzanne Bratcher


Suzanne Bratcher
A preacher’s kid, Suzanne Bratcher grew up in churches in four states. She began writing as a young girl, reading her stories to anyone who would listen. After college and graduate school, Suzanne became a writing teacher. During the next thirty-five years, she taught high schoolers, college undergraduates, and public school teachers how to write in a variety of genres. Suzanne continued her own writing, publishing professional articles, two textbooks, short stories, and poetry. The Copper Box, mystery shot with suspense and sprinkled with romance, is her debut novel.


Welcome, Suzanne. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I’d love to have dinner with Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007). I enjoy her writing, which spans multiple genres from Young Adult fiction to reflective personal essays. In particular I’d like to talk with her about her book Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-38, NIV) 

What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love revision. Writing the first draft is very difficult for me, and I generally wind up wondering why I ever thought I could write. But once I get the story on paper, I start to have fun with writing. I may start at a different place, leave out a chapter, change the point of view in a scene, or write several different endings. I’ve learned that I don’t really have a story until I’ve revised that first draft pretty drastically. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Readers who enjoy The Copper Box can help make it successful by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads. I’m just now learning how important reviews are. Positive reviews encourage people to try a book by an author they’ve never heard of.

Please tell us a little about your novel, The Copper Box
Jerome, Arizona: the largest ghost town in America
Antiques expert Marty Greenlaw comes to Jerome to face the horror that haunts her dreams: Did she kill her little sister twenty-two years ago? Historian Paul Russell is in Jerome to face his own horror: Was the car crash that killed his wife his fault? 

Their lives become intertwined when an old lady dies on a long staircase in a vintage Victorian house. As Marty and Paul search the house for a small copper box Marty believes will unlock the mystery, accidents begin to happen. Someone else wants the copper box, someone willing to commit murder to get it. As Marty and Paul face the shadows in the house and in their lives, they must learn to put the past behind them and run the race God is calling them to. 

Where can readers find you online?
Website where readers can sign up for Suzanne’s newsletter, Storyteller 
Blog: Suzanne’s Scribbles  
Facebook
Amazon Author Page 

Where can readers purchase The Copper Box?
Amazon paperback
Amazon Kindle eBook

Any parting comment? 
The Copper Box grew out of my love of Jerome, Arizona. I’m fascinated by how the past and present are layered in that tiny town. I’ve already got ideas for two more mysteries set in Jerome. 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. 
What’s makes a favorite town of yours special? 

Suzanne, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Suzanne is offering an eBook copy of The Copper Box to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 31, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Moonstone Secrets by Dawn V. Cahill is Wendy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dawn V. Cahill, Contemporary Mystery


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MOONSTONE SECRETS
By Dawn V. Cahill

Author Dawn V. Cahill, an indie author from the land of hipsters and coffee snobs, pens “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. “The world we live in today is vastly different than the one I grew up in,” she says. “And that’s the world I write about.” She has written several newspaper articles, three Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).


Welcome, Dawn. What is your favorite dessert? 
Apple Crisp! And cinnamon is my favorite spice.

What’s your favorite place you have visited? 
Colorado Springs. I took two of my sons there in 2005 as a reward for good grades. The scenery was otherworldly. I felt like I was on another planet! Soaring mountains made of rock all over…literally Rocky Mountains. I highly recommend visiting Garden of the Gods.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 
Erotic romance…for obvious reasons! Although someone once suggested I’d make a lot more money if I did. And that may be true. But then how could I face God on judgment day?

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Can I pick both, depending on my mood? Fortunately here in the Northwest I’m mighty close to mountains and beach.

Y’all or You Guys? Y’all

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? I’ll take both, thank you!

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Spring

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Moonstone Secrets – Book II, Seattle Trilogy.
As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical
Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.

With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Moonstone Secrets? 

Any parting comment?
Hey, if you prefer to read series in order, may I suggest checking out Book I in my Seattle Trilogy: Sapphire Secrets. Just click on my Amazon Author link above. You can also find it on Smashwords for only $1.

Dawn, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Dawn is offering an eBook copy of Moonstone Secrets to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 24, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Wheresoever They May Be by Terri Wangard is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Terri Wangard, Historical Novel


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WHERESOEVER THEY MAY BE
by Terri Wangard


Terri Wangard
Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

Welcome, Terri. What is your favorite dessert? 
I love chocolate, but since I’m allergic to it and it causes migraines, I have to abstain. I do make a delicious apple pie.

What’s your favorite place you have visited? 
Just one?? I loved taking a Rhine River cruise and seeing all the castles. I love the Green Lake area in Wisconsin.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 
Sci-fi or speculative.

Lighting Round:
Vacation--Beach or Mountains? Beach
Y’all or You Guys? You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Spring
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
Mug or teacup? Teacup

Please tell us a little about your novel, Wheresoever They May Be. 
Frank Swanson has plans. He has good job prospects, maybe even broadcasting in Hollywood. He has a
beautiful wife. The war is an interruption to a good life he’s eager to get back to.

Lily Swanson longs to be a mother. Soon Frank should be home for good and they can furnish a nursery. Maybe even find a bigger house.

Joe Gallagher grew up in a small house with plenty of siblings. He loves the solitude of flying, but the war has dragged on for so long. He’s ready to go home.

Susan Talbot has a bad attitude. She’s estranged from her family and she doesn’t attract friends. But war can bring out the best in people and Susan’s surprised to realize she’s happy.

They all do their part in striving for victory in World War II. Sometimes, though, the danger can be hard to identify.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter

Where can readers purchase Wheresoever They May Be
Amazon

Any parting comment? 
My goal is to write realistic stories. In war, that means horrific injuries, gruesome deaths, and shattered lives, both at the front and at home. My goal for Wheresoever They May Be was to end with hope.

Terri, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Terri is offering an eBook copy of Wheresoever They May Be to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 17, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is Donna B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kelly Irvin, Amish Romance Novel


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UPON A SPRING BREEZE
by Kelly Irvin


Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin is the author of several Amish series including the Bliss Creek Amish series, the New Hope Amish series, and the Amish of Bee County series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. A retired public relations professional, Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-nine years. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.


From the Book’s Back Cover:
After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers…It promises a new chance at love.

Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.

Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.

When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?

From Jo:
Kelly Irvin touches the very core of human frailty in this Amish story of Bess Weaver and Aidan Graber. Bess, a young widow and mother of an infant son, wonders if she will have joy and love again. A group of widows in her community offers their support and encouragement. Aidan has loved Bess forever, but he waits for her to accept him to step into the place vacated by the death of her son’s father. Great characterizations and scene descriptions! Beautiful love story! 

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 10, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin is Shelia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here