Archive | October 2016

HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY

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It’s time!!! All month long RRBC is celebrating this exciting event!! My date for this event is November 3, 2016! 

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

THREE $5 Amazon Gift Cards

FIVE  e-Books of winners choice

# of Winners for this stop:  8

*How do YouTube visitors enter to win prizes?

*Each time a Block Party Participant or visitor leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prizes at the end of the tour; 

*Each time a visitor or Participant leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawings for DAILY PRIZES at each stop;  

Comments will be collected at each trailer stop by 12 midnight, CST, (at the close of each day) and winners will be announced the very next day!  Winners of the GRAND PRIZES will be announced at on December 15, 2016.   (Daily Giveaways are open to the general public).

I’d like to introduce you to my book trailer and I do hope that you will take the time to check out my book, if my trailer interests you. My memoir is on sale all of November! Only .99 cents for the eBook!

Book Blurb:

“For several moments I sat at my laptop, trying to think of something that hasn’t already been said. There are many great reviews, and it is easy to see many hearts have been made tender by reading this. First, I am so glad this story has been written down and shared. As the father of two wonderful daughters, I cannot begin to imagine the horror that took place in this mother’s life. How any man can be so evil is beyond me. Thank God for men like Matt, however. There are a few happy moments in this story that made tears of temporary joy hint from behind my eyes: when Eli was able to drink apple juice without choking; the late-night trip mom took to get watermelon her son craved; when Eli and Noah played, as much as they could, in the hospital together. But sadly these moments too quickly moved aside, and the harrowing acts by a despicable grandmother and truly evil husband and father darkened the story. But this is real. That is partially what attracted me to this book. There is a time for the raw truth, it keeps one grounded. To me, this book was more than a succession of events. Often, I felt like I was sitting across from the mother at a diner. My mind fades to gray images as she recollects her story from years ago. She opens her heart, and I listen to her thought process in awe. The mother is amazing for hanging on for dear life, even when it surely felt the bottom had fallen away and there was nothing to believe in anymore. She was there for her son regardless of all else. If you don’t believe evil exists, you will after reading this. Above all, little Eli shows strength and heroism, and despite the bitter end, he triumphed over life.” ~ Robert Kimbrell, Author

I have chosen to use the book trailer for my memoir, When Angels Fly. Please enjoy the video here

Once again, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments on my trailer and also, at the bottom of this post, if you’d like.  Good luck on winning my giveaways!  I’ll see you at the next stop of this awesome “HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY”!

This entry was posted on October 31, 2016. 1 Comment

The Long, Lonely Journey

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Every loss is felt distinctly.  Each person we lose in our lives affects us differently.  Every grief is experienced in a unique way.  To compare and judge one person’s pain against another’s is unfair.  That being said, losing my husband has been by far the most difficult loss I’ve ever experienced.  Am still experiencing on a daily basis.  And from everything I’ve learned over these past months, will likely continue to experience for the rest of my life.

My husband was there for me through nearly all the losses I’ve suffered.  Through the years he has comforted me when I lost my father, we’ve been there for each other through the losses of uncles and aunts and cousins and more, together we mourned the passing of three grandmothers and a grandfather, and I was there for him when his brother died.

We have encountered many changes – the loss of…

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This entry was posted on October 29, 2016. 2 Comments

God Is All Over This!!

God has this! Don’t let it those who block you or treat you badly get to you. Don’t even post about it on social media. Be the bigger person, and just let it go. They will be judged by One who is most high in the end. That is how I look at life, and these situations. That person(s) isn’t/aren’t worth it. God is all over this! It can hurt but give yourself to God. Let Him take care of what you have no control over, for He is in control.

Bosta Iron Age House on Great Bernera, The Outer Hebrides — Uncover.Travel

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Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

After a severe storm in 1993 the tops of a number of structures were exposed at Camas Bostadh (Bosta Beach) on the Isle of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. Excavation of the site in 1996 proved that these structures dated from the Iron Age to Norse times… [click to read more]

via Bosta Iron Age House on Great Bernera, The Outer Hebrides — Uncover.Travel

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Let’s Have Some Tuesday Motivation!

If you believe it will happen!

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Each person is unique, and has fought their own battles. Give the battle up to God, don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t worth it, because you ARE worth it! Don’t wait until you’re in your fifties (like me) to realize this!

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Let your better person shine forth glorifying God!

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Time ~ If you path today doesn’t feel right to you, there is always time to change it, and forage a new path!

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This entry was posted on October 25, 2016. 2 Comments

4 Publishing Industry “Rules” You Can Break (and 6 You MUST follow!)

Great read!

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

In publishing rules are just guidelines. We give you these guidelines to help you (believe it or not). We’re not trying to make your life harder; we are trying to show you how to succeed. These guidelines are what you should generally follow, but there are times you can break the rules.

A great skill for a writer to have is to know which you can bend and adapt, and which needs must be met. Read on…

4 RULES YOU CAN BREAK

  • Anything that is contradicted by multiple people at top levels – Have your go-to sources (Writer’s Digest, ME!, KidLit411, Debutante Ball, Writers in the Storm, Pub Crawl Blog, Query Shark, Jane Friedman, Girl Friday Productions, Susan Spann etc) and trust those who have years of industry experience at the top levels–we all agree on the important things. However, there will be things we don’t agree on. Therefore, trust your…

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