D. M. Miller has trekked a path from North to South to West, finally settling with her family among prickly cactus thorns and big sky valleys. From a multicultural gene pool, her appetite for going against the grain and exploring unlikely romantic pair-ups fuels the sudden trip to the keyboard to jot down whatever crazy thought enters her head for a story. Read her blog. Follow her on Twitter.
Does he still love her? That’s what Catherine wants to know, her desperate longing unanswered, as life and prior dreams fall flat. Fervently searching for what was and what should be, her downward spiral leaves Abdul scratching his head. Picking up the shattered pieces is not easy, and the man who turned his life upside down has crucial choices to make. Throw a Muslim, a Jew, determination, disappointment, anti-Semitism and claims of Islamophobia in a pot, and the result is a steamy stew of emotional turmoil. Yet what it boils down to is one all-consuming basic need. With shocking cultural differences, relatives foaming at the mouth and goals on opposing trajectories, the fight to keep it together is looming large. Is their love strong enough to withstand it all? And will they triumph against the formidable mountains standing in their way?
There's magic all around us, if we just know where to look. Angela Castillo has a goal as an author; to help people see. She comes from the small town of Bastrop Texas, where she loves to walk in the woods and shop in the local stores. Castillo studied Practical Theology and Music at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. She was home-schooled all through high school and is the oldest of 7 kids. Castillo's greatest joys are her little girl and two boys, who 'are the best inspiration for writing ideas.'
Castillo has been published in The First Line, Aardvark's Ark, Heartwarmers, Thema, and several other publications, and also has works available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. Watch book trailers on my Amazon author page! Find out more about Angela on her website: here.
Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers
lurk on the Bastrop Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold
her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen
to the prayers of a river girl. Clean, Christian fiction with a hint of romance.
Hi, I'm John Morris. I was born and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, and I began painting at the age of 17. Seeing Bob Ross' style of painting, I was instantly transformed into a world of color and desire to paint. I began by experimenting with the Japanese style of art, with birds on the rocks and various other kinds of oriental art, before finding my true love: The Mountains.
Painting Mountains always has been a source of peace for me. I loved seeing the snow-capped mountains in the real world and wanted to achieve that feeling when someone saw my mountains on canvas. However I could just never get the snow to break just right. That was until I finally learned the technique of using the palette knife. Once I leaned that less pressure is actually what makes the snow break, I knew I was onto something special.
In 2010 I left Huddersfield to take a role Scotland as a youth worker, Art didn't play much of a key role for me for the first eight months, but then one night something called me back to pick up the brushes again. The feel of the brushes against my hands, the connection I felt when holding the plastic, it was like the bristles were in sync with everything that I was doing. Every impulse, every surge of imagery that came to mind, began hitting the canvas and what I saw in my mind i then began to see in the real world.
In 2012 I had been studying at the Scottish Baptist College for around two years. During this time I had been battling with an undiagnosed condition called colitis. Spring came and I was taken into hospital, pumped with steroids to try to do a quick fix, and sent home, unable to study due to ill health. I had a lot of time on my hands, so what better thing to do than get out the paint brushes and begin painting. It was around this time that many people saw my work and saw huge potential in it.
Read more about John Morris and his Online Art Classes at: JohnMorrisArtFromTheHeart.com
Barbara Masci Goss is now just Barbara Goss. Barbara Goss lives in Western New York State. Fleming Revel published Forbidden Legacy, Captured Heart, Dangerous Illusions, and Stolen Heritage in the 90's. After obtaining the book rights she converted them into eBooks. They are ageless stories that are begging to be read again and again.
Her books have plenty of Indians, kidnappings, danger, peril, mystery, and romance to keep you turning the pages. Recently, she has written six more exciting westerns: Silent Love, The Romantic Ruse, Temptation by Moonlight, and the Hearts of Hays series: Dangerous Illusions, The Final Vow, The Kissing Bridge, and Drawn from Darkness. Barbara's greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure and her books are always clean. Follow Barbara on Facebook - click here.
Jonas Armstrong's sordid past forces him into a reclusive lifestyle.
But, when Ivy Jeffries falls hopelessly in love with him, he’s forced to turn her against him to protect
her pristine reputation—even though he wants a close relationship with her. Will he find a way to leave
his past behind him and move forward with his life? How can he stop the enemy who is blackmailing him,
and threatening to blacken his name further? Ivy Jeffries feels mysteriously drawn to Jonas. She thinks
of clever ways to put herself in his company. She treasures their first kiss, and is distraught when he tells
her that their kiss meant nothing to him. Then she learns about his past and needs to reflect on whether
her love for him is strong enough to withstand his reputation.
At thirteen, I dedicated my life to Christ when He saved me from being engulfed in a fire. Yes, I know it was God. At that time, I didn’t think my life as worth saving. He did. I decided that God wanted me to teach others about His mercy and grace. So, I set out to make that my career. As a religion major at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, I received the American Bible Society’s Religion Major of the Year Award. I then studied for three semesters in seminary – until life happened and God shut that door. I got married, had a son, and became a working mom. It would be thirty years before He opened a window – writing and speaking about Him.
Three people in three states told me I should write for a living. They always liked the articles I wrote for the church bulletin or newsletter, or my catching-up emails. They said I had “a knack”. I had taken creative writing in high school and college and loved it. Yeah, I was the nerd who actually liked to do research papers. I’d always loved the smell of libraries. (Funny how you forget these things.) So I took a quickie online course and began to bid freelance work. I got several jobs right off the bat. I figured this had to be a God-driven thing, so I told Him I would tithe my writing day first to Him. That was in 2008. Now, I am a member of Advanced Writers & Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, North Texas Christian Writers, My Book Therapy, DiAnn Mill’s Ripplers Group, The Christians Writers Group, and Christian Writers Fellowship International. I am also a Daughter of the Holy Cross (an inter-denominational and international women’s group dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism) and Toastmasters International.
Read more. Visit Julie's blog, Where Did You Find God Today?
As Janie and Betsy Ann go for their morning jog, the city sanitation vehicle follows its normal five-mile
Tuesday morning route through their retirement community of Sunset Acres. The two Bunco-playing biddies
spot a leg dangling out of the dumpster when the truck lifts the trash container high in the air. Someone
diced up one of their newest residents—a grouchy loner named Edwin Newman. Did he unpack too much
of his dicey past when he moved in last weekend?
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