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Enter to win over 20 inspirational books (including Whitewashed and Colorblind)

 

Mantle Rock Publishing is holding a contest for a chance to win over 20 inspirational books, including my suspense novels Whitewashed and Colorblind. Click here for to enter!

 

 

The Fall of Thor’s Hammer Is Now Available for Pre-order!

The Fall of Thor’s Hammer, book 2 in my Levi Prince YA Christian fantasy series, is now available for pre-order in both paperback and e-book formats. Click to pre-order on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  The Fall of Thor’s Hammer releases on August 23rd!

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Stay out of the cellar! One of Camp Classic’s firmest rules puts Levi in a dilemma when he hears banging on the cellar door. Could it be a Lake Superior sailor driven into Terracaelum’s underbelly by a storm? Or is it one of the Dvergar trying to lure a foolish camper to certain death? It’s only the first night back in the castle and already Levi must make a potentially disastrous decision: Should he disobey Mr. Dominic at the risk of his own life? Or do as he’s told, possibly leaving some poor sailor to wander in darkness until he starves?

Whitewashed is Free August 10, 11, 12 Only!

Grab your copy of my Christian suspense novel Whitewashed today! FREE in e-book August 10, 11, 12 only!

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Here’s the blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Patience McDonough has a plan. Despite her parents’ objections, she will attend Verity College in Hades, Mississippi, and live with her grandparents. She’ll complete her degree in record time and go on to become a doctor. But things at the college are strangely neglected, her class work is unexpectedly hard, Grand gets called out-of-town, and Poppa starts acting weird—so weird she suspects he has Alzheimer’s. On top of that, she has to work extra hours at her student job inputting financial data for the college—boring! But soon her job gets more interesting than she’d like: she finds that millions of dollars are unaccounted for and that something creepy is going on in the Big House basement. She discovers secrets tying her family into the dark beginnings of Verity, founded on a slave plantation, and she is forced to question the characters of people she has always trusted. Finally, confronted with a psychotic killer, Patience has to face facts—her plans are not necessarily God’s plans. Will the truth set her free?

July 19th Release of The Fall of Thor’s Hammer

The second book in my Levi Prince YA fantasy series, The Fall of Thor’s Hammer, is due to release July 19th!

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Here’s the blurb:
Stay out of the cellar! One of Camp Classic’s firmest rules puts Levi in a dilemma when he hears banging on the cellar door. Could it be a Lake Superior sailor driven into Terracaelum’s underbelly by a storm? Or is it one of the Dvergar trying to lure a foolish camper to certain death? It’s only the first night back in the castle and already Levi must make a potentially disastrous decision: Should he disobey Mr. Dominic at the risk of his own life? Or do as he’s told, possibly leaving some poor sailor to wander in darkness until he starves?

It’s Homeschool Convention Season!

If you’re attending the Great Homeschool Convention April 20-22 in Cincinnati this year, please take a moment to visit The Writing Family’s booth, which I share with my fellow homeschool moms/authors Carol Kinsey, Colleen Scott, and Rachael Woodall. I’ll be signing and selling my novels Whitewashed, Colorblind, and The Trojan Horse Traitor, all of which feature homeschooled main characters.

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Carol, Colleen, and I will also be teaching two workshops during the convention–one on encouraging reluctant writers to love writing; the other about the path to publication. We’d love for you to come listen.

Whitewashed Is Only 99 Cents This Week!

Grab a Kindle copy of my Christian suspense novel Whitewashed for only 99 cents this week! Here’s the link to buy your copy.

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Eighteen-year-old Patience McDonough has a plan. Despite her parents’ objections, she will attend Verity College in Hades, Mississippi, and live with her grandparents. She’ll complete her degree in record time and go on to become a doctor. But things at the college are strangely neglected, her class work is unexpectedly hard, Grand gets called out-of-town, and Poppa starts acting weird—so weird she suspects he has Alzheimer’s. On top of that, she has to work extra hours at her student job inputting financial data for the college—boring! But soon her job gets more interesting than she’d like: she finds that millions of dollars are unaccounted for and that something creepy is going on in the Big House basement. She discovers secrets tying her family into the dark beginnings of Verity, founded on a slave plantation, and she is forced to question the characters of people she has always trusted. Finally, confronted with a psychotic killer, Patience has to face facts—her plans are not necessarily God’s plans. Will the truth set her free?

Teach Them Diligently Conference

Along with my fellow homeschool moms/authors Carol Kinsey and Colleen Scott, I’ll be teaching a workshop at the Teach Them Diligently Conference this weekend in Sandusky, Ohio. Our workshop on Nurturing the Writer in Yourself and Your Children is scheduled for Friday, May 13th at 4:30. You can also stop by our booth (The Writing Family) to purchase signed copies of our books. Hope to see you there!

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Goodreads Giveaway of Colorblind

I’m giving away a paperback copy of my new Christian suspense novel, Colorblind. Enter to win via Goodreads, now through April 7!

 

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/177090-colorblind

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Congratulations, Karen, for winning this copy of Colorblind!

Congratulations, Winners!

Congrats to the winners of my drawing for paperback copies of The Trojan Horse Traitor:

Brenda

Amanda

Nancy

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Didn’t win? You can buy a copy of The Trojan Horse Traitor on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books a Million. Available in both paperback and e-book!

Be sure to check out my On the Brink Christian suspense novels, Whitewashed and Colorblind, both available on Amazon.

Thanks for entering!

Colorblind Is Now Available

Colorblind (Book 2 in my On the Brink suspense series) is now available for purchase in both e-book and paperback formats. Each book in the On the Brink series follows one girl’s story, so they can be read in any order. Here’s the link to buy Colorblind on Amazon.

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Here’s the blurb for Colorblind:

Eighteen-year-old Christy Kane has always been Daddy’s princess. But on the first day of her music internship at his mega-church, reporters shatter her world with terrible news: Daddy’s had an affair with the church preschool director. Christy feels as betrayed by God as the man she’s always considered Prince Charming.

When Mom sends her to Buckeye Lake to help with Aunt Jo’s School of Music and Dance in the restored Pier Ballroom, Christy’s problems only increase. First, the ballroom sits on Buckeye Lake, making her face her greatest fear—water. Second, she must help lead a handful of semi-talented volunteers, who harbor racial tensions and mysterious underlying antagonisms, in a professional quality performance for the Grand Reopening of the ballroom. The stakes are high—Aunt Jo will lose the place if they fail. Third, Christy discovers a diary written by Lillian, who lived near Buckeye Lake in the 1920s, and becomes intrigued by the stories of thousands coming to play at the amusement parks and dance in the ballrooms. But her interest soon turns to concern as tragic events from the diary happen in Christy’s world, ninety years to the date of their first occurrence.

Between her shattered past, her uncertain future, and her dangerous present, Christy doesn’t know where to turn. Does Daddy’s God really exist? If so, does He care enough to rescue her?