Sunday, May 30, 2010
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Reviewed by Deniece C. Shelman
About the Reviewer
Deniece Shelman is a member of SistahFriend Book Club and the Site Leader for the Greenwood, SC branch of the club. She is married and has three children. To learn more about SistahFriends visit their site at http://sistahfriends.com
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I am doing a Blog Tour and will be posting the schedule on my Facebook page. I will be visiting several churches this time around, signing at local events, but not doing a lot of travel--I am recovering from knee surgery.
Friday, May 21, 2010
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It seems like just yesterday Secrets and Lies was released and suddenly I was plunged into the world of being a published author. Exciting, exhilarating, exhausting ...all rewarding.
The first time I saw my novel in finished form it arrived at my house in a box with two others that I'd ordered from Barnes and Nobles.com. I knew what the cover looked like, but I didn't know what the final book would look like, feel like, the page count, all those details. So when it came and I held it, I had the answers to all those questions. I got on my knees and said, "I'm published." I cried. I thanked God. A life long dream had been fulfilled.
Well now I embark to cross over yet another threshold. The published get more published. My sophomore novel, An Inconvenient Friend will be released on August 1st. It's about one of the characters from Secrets and Lies and while it's not a sequel, I think the readers of Secrets and Lies will be very interested to find out where Samaria Jacobs turns up next. Here's a little about An Inconvenient Friend:
Samaria Jacobs has her sights set on Gregory Preston. A successful surgeon, he has just the bankroll she needs to keep her in the lifestyle that her credit card debt has helped her grow accustomed to. Samaria joins New Mercies Christian Church to get close to Gregory’s wife. If she gets to know Angelina Preston, she can become like her in more than just looks, and really work her way into Greg’s heart.
Angelina Preston’s life is filled with a successful career and busy ministry work, but something’s just not right with her marriage. Late nights, early meetings, lipstick- and perfume-stained shirts have her suspicious that Greg is doing a little more operating than she’d like. But does she have the strength to confront the only man she’s ever loved and risk losing him to the other woman?
Just when Samaria thinks she’s got it all figured out, she finds herself drawn to Angelina’s kindness. Will she be able to carry out her plan after she finds herself yearning for the one thing she’s never had . . . the friendship of a woman?
Here's the book video:
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Monday, May 10, 2010
List your published books.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
The advice that I have for aspiring writers is to never give up on your dreams and don’t be discouraged by the long wait times from publishers to respond to your manuscripts. Most of all keep writing; write every day.
Writers are often encouraged to write what they know. Have you found that to be the case with your writing?
Although one or two of the plots in my stories may be about the things that I know the entire story is never completely about things that I know because, as a writer if I only write about the things that I know without ever venturing out to a subject that I have to do at least some research on, my writing could become redundant. So even if I wanted to keep the plot of my stories limited to things that I know about, which I do not, I would change the way I told my stories, such as the kinds of characters that I use, the location of the story and point of view. To accomplish this many times research is necessary.
Nothing is Too Hard For God
View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at http://bit.ly/NothingisTooHardforGod.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Full Registration - $229 – includes all retreat sessions (excluding Pitch Session), luncheon on Saturday, Semi-Formal Faith & Fiction Gala (dinner)
Pitch Session - $159 – Pitch your work to agents and editors! Doesn’t have to be faith-based fiction.
Registration + Pitch Session $239 – If you want to register for the retreat & Pitch your work.
Vendors - $199 – Does not include meals or sessions
To register and pay www.faithandfictionretreat.com/payment.html
Balance due by June 1st
Hotel – Omni at CNN Center room rate of $139
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Pajama Party Book Discussions
Industry insider panels
Faith and Fiction Gala and Awards – Semi Formal
Scavenger Hunt – You’ve got to read the books to win!
Pitch Session with Agents + Editors
Guess the Villain – Your favorite Faith Fiction villains are showing up at the retreat, guess who they are and win prizes!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
List your published books.
- Catamenial Support Group – www.experienceproject.com/groups/Have-Catamenial-Pneumothorax/89797