Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lip Reading by Harry Kraus

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Lip Reading
David C. Cook (March 1, 2014)
by
Harry Kraus


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife's urging: "Now doesn't seem the right time for this dream."

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I'd written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn't until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the "rules" without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I'd have made faster progress if I'd have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you'll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself

She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.


If you would like to read the first chapter of Lip Reading, go HERE.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

crazy quilt

A Lovely Year of Finishes
Time for the April challenge post.  Since my quilt is finished I have to get moving along on my next project.  In March I signed up to do an online crazy quilt class.  It has been fun, but I haven't been keeping up because my goal was to get my mom's quilt completed.  I finally got it done so now I've got to get caught up with the class.  Last night I marked my block and tonight I started the embroidery. 





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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ties that Bind....

It's Sew and Tell time Everyone!

We are pieced, sewed, sandwiched, tied and bound....ready for (take off) delivery.  In other words:  We have a completed project.  I'm sew excited...Now I must find a new project to work on.  Like that is going to be a hard task just need to turn my head to the right a wee bit and bingo it is staring at me.  ;-P  any way here is the finished project just in time to have to her by mother's day.  WooHoo!







You'll find other  post from start to finish follow the 3 &1/2 year progress:
Oct. 15, 2010
Feb. 18, 2011
Mar. 19, 2011
Apr. 16, 2011
May 21, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Dec. 10, 2011
Jan.21, 2012
Feb. 18, 2012
Mar. 17, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Sep. 22, 2012
Oct. 27, 2012
Nov.17, 2012
Mar. 23, 2013
Apr. 6, 2013
May 4, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Jan 4, 2014 
Jan 14, 2014 
Feb 22, 2014 
Mar 3, 2014 


A Lovely Year of Finishes



WIPs on Wednesdays


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maybelle in Stitches by JMoyce Magnin

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Maybelle In Stitches
Abingdon Press (March 18, 2014)
by
Joyce Magnin


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A word from the Author:

I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student--he's a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me.

I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.

One of my life's desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.




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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tide and Tempest
Bethany House Publishers (March 4, 2014)
by
Elizabeth Ludwig


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by "I'll be Home for Christmas", part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming.

In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America.

Now she discovers it may have been murder...

Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children.

Despite two years passing, Captain Keondric Morgan has never forgotten the lass who left his ship so heartbroken. When a crewman's deathbed confession reveals her fiance's demise was the result of murder, the captain knows he must try to contact her. But his attention draws the notice of others as well--dangerous men who believe Tillie has in her possession something that could expose their crimes. And to their way of thinking, the best way to prevent such an outcome is to seize the evidence and then hand Tillie the same fate as her naïve fiance.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Tide and Tempest, go HERE.




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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway





About Veronica Mars KF

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
See it In Theaters MARCH 14
Pre-order on DIGITAL HD
ABOUT HOW THE FILM GOT MADE:
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.





How to enter to win -
Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California? Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow! Then post your results in the comment section along with a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Bonus entries: 
1.) tell me which episode you are looking forward to watching from the top ten list above.
2.) Shout out about this giveaway linking back to this post.  (be sure to tell me where you posted)

Giveaway open to the U.S.A. and Canada.  Winner will be chosen on Saturday, Mar. 29th. 

**All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Please note that the assets included within this message were delivered to me to promote Warner Bros.. Warner Bros. supplied these materials to you me.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


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Framed


 I joined in on a free on-line quilting class.  It is a beginner's crazy quilt class @ ShawklClasses with K. Shaw.  This past Thurs and today I've been trying to get it started.  I'm finally on task, but after this weekend I'll be behind again.  She is going to post our next lesson and assignment this weekend.  I'm excited to see how this will try out in the end. Now I'm to work on my other quilt.  The house is quiet; hubby's at work and daughters are shopping. 

By the Way. Happy Quilter's Day

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gone Stitchin'....Well not yet at least



Tomorrow night is the FFnwF night and guess what?  Yeap. I'm finally going to get to join in.  I haven't been able to get in on this sewing night since last Aug.  Not that I haven't sewed since then, but just not along with other sewing gals on the first Friday night of the month.  Guess what I'm going to be working on?  Yeaper ...You got it going to be tying my quilt some more.  I'll be sew glad to get this done.  Don't know what this night is all about visit Gone Stitchin' here and find out.  Then be sure to sign up to sew along this month here


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