Friday, April 17, 2015

THIRD FRIDAY WRITING NEWS 17 April 2014

COMING JUNE 1ST!!

From Amazon bestselling author Sharon Srock comes the anticipated second novella in this series:

College student Scottlyn Rich has overcome tragedy--and moved on. She's about to celebrate her daughter's first birthday when she receives news that the young man who raped her has died in prison.




Grieving mother Penny Nelson believes there is only one way to assuage her grief--take the baby and raise her. After all, Mercie is all she has left of her son.




Scottlyn didn't draw the battle lines, but she's determined to defend what's hers. Can God find a way to bring peace to both women, or will someone end up begging for Mercie?

PREORDER HERE:

Friday, April 10, 2015

A LESSON FROM MY OWN FRONT YARD

I HAVE LILACS!!!


Some of you might take a look at that picture and say, "Well duh, it's a lilac bush, what's so awesome about that?"

I'll tell you.  We've lived in this house for fifteen years. About ten, maybe as much as twelve years ago, I bought a tiny lilac bush from a nursery and planted it next to the porch, by the front door. Not only do I love lilacs because they're purple, I love the fragrance. I had dreams of stepping out on the porch on misty spring mornings and inhaling the sweet scent. I imagined that sweet perfume filling my house from a vase on the kitchen table. NOT SO MUCH!!

This bush had delicate little flowers on it when I planted it. Those initial blooms were the only ones I've seen in all the intervening years.  I can't tell you the times I've mowed around it and thought about digging it up. What good was it anyway? But year after year, I just never got around to carrying out my destructive thoughts.

And then last Saturday I walked out my front door and there it was! Purple flowers. Not a bush full, but a half dozen clumps. Hey it's a start!

That bush made me think about how God must feel about me sometimes. He gives me good place to grow, plenty of water, and lots of sun. He has a plan for me just like I had a plan for the bush. How many times has He worked around me, stopped and shook His head, and wondered why I couldn't be what He wanted me to be. Make me grateful for His patience. Makes me want to try harder to bloom where He's planted me.

Friday, April 3, 2015

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A BOOK... Getting to know you Friday--3 April 2015

GETTING TO KNOW YOU FRIDAY APRIL 2015 

Welcome to April and getting to know you Friday. On the first Friday of each month I want us to take the time to get to know each other a little better. I'll post something you might not know about me and ask you to share.

I decided to try something fun this week, but I'll warn you in advance, this experiment will fall flatter than a pancake if you all don't participate.

When I tell people that I'm an author, I hear a lot of them say, "I'd like to write a book someday."

Well, here is your chance.

 My blog is an open book for you guys this week to get creative.  I'm going to let you guys write the story.

I'll start you off with a sentence and I'd like for you guys to build on it in your comments. As you visit the blog you'll have to read all the other comments to see where they have taken our tale. You may visit more than once and leave more than one comment.

Here we go:

The thunder rattled the windows as Callie removed the last cheesecake from the oven. The power flickered and the lights went out. Something warm brushed Callie's bare ankle, causing...