Tamara Passey, author of the The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. Mothering through the Whirlwind is her fist work of non-fiction.
She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn't writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking--though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona.
Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old
daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting
a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly
what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.
Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like
to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell
so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer
and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.
With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand.
Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?
I am a U.S. Marine veteran (0311) and now a current member of the the US Army. I currently live in Texas with my wife, two kids and an assortment of animals. My hobbies and interests run the gambit from reading and writing to Judo and pretty much any thing active. I have been a river guide in West Virginia, participated in mountaineering courses in Wyoming and spent 30 days sea kayaking in Baja California, back when it was safe to do so.
Writers are always writing. It makes no difference if they are doing the dishes, driving to a soccer game or helping with surgery. In my view, Characters and relationships are what makes a story. Reading is a medium for intelligent people that want to do more than just be entertained. Silver Lead and Dead was my debut novel and the first in a three part series, which I hope to have done in the near future.
History's Prisoners: Invasion, was originally a novella which morphed into a short novel. I have two longer books planned for later 2017: Road to War, and Extinction. I hope you enjoy them and will leave feedback in one form or another. Constructive reviews and feedback can help an author develop a better story.
Have a great one and read on! Visit his website: JamesGarmischBooks.com
Katheryn Haddad was born in the cold north, but now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She enjoys hot weather, palm trees and cacti in her yard, and a computer with the letters worn off. With a bachelor's degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master's degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master's degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications. For 20 years, she was a genealogist, and traced her family back to the early 1600s in England, Wales, Germany and France.
Currently she teaches English over the internet every morning, using the Bible as a text book. Most of her students are Muslims. She has taught some 6000 thus far, and has former students, now Christians, in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Jordan, Uzbekistan, and Palestine. "They are my heroes" she declares. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.
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