TODAY’S GUEST BLOGGER~ JOHN M. MABRY~ THE TREASURE AT DEVIL’S HOLE…with #Review, #Middle Grade

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Please help us welcome Jody M. Mabry to MBA&N today!!

WELCOME, JOHN M. MABRY!!

 

How to Keep Writing After You Lose Interest.

A mentor of mine once told me that unless you will love writing your book throughout the whole writing process then you’re better off to not start at all. At the time I could see both the positive and negative of this. The positive is that if I write something I love, I am more likely to write it well. The negative is that I would never write anything. There comes a point in all my writing over 50 pages, where I just am not as excited as I was at the start. There have even been times I purely hate it, ehem…editing. Twenty years later and not only do I think my mentor was wrong, but what he should have said was, “There will be times you don’t like what you are writing, and when this happens you need to reinvent your interest.” This has been something I’ve had to teach myself over the years. In the last five years I can say I have never run into a project that I have not been able to finish, and maintain interest. So, when you “hate” your book, try one of these simple steps:

• Write different scenes. In my current book Lake Norfork, I had a general idea of the plot. In my head I had a mess of scenes I thought were great, but no glue holding them together. Not knowing where to start I simply began writing the scenes without worry of how to link them. Once I had about ten scenes written, it became more of a fun game to link them together. This not only kept the book fresh for me, but almost felt as if I were writing several short stories, which kept the story fresh and fun to write.
• Change perspective completely. In my book The Treasure at Devil’s Hole, I knew I wanted to write a story about a boy digging a well with dynamite. I wrote the scene several times, but wasn’t happy with it, and eventually became frustrated. It was when I decided to change the perspective of the story to another character and have the well digging in the background that the story became fun. Not only did the story I want stay in the book, and last the entire duration, but I was able to open up what I had set as a limitation. The story became a treasure hunt instead of a lesson on how not to dig a well.
• Stop mid-sentence. This is a technique I use with all my writing now. I either set a time or word count. When the time expires, or I hit 2000 words, I stop. Whether I am mid-sentence or not, it doesn’t matter. I prefer when I don’t complete a sentence because it strikes a chord in me throughout the rest of the day. I want to finish the sentence. Life doesn’t seem right unless I do. This prompts me to think about that sentence and everything else I wrote that day. By the time I get back to writing I know exactly what I want and I never think about putting the book away for good.

Losing interest in work is something all writers face at one time or another. Finding new techniques to keep your writing fresh and fun is essential to growing as a writer and completing that book you’ve had in your desk drawer for months.

Thank you, for stopping by today!

Pump Up Your Book Presents The Treasure at Devil’s Hole Virtual Book Publicity Tour

 

Title: The Treasure at Devil’s Hole
Author: Jody Mabry
Publisher: Maybury and Gilliam Literary
Pages: 220
Genre: Middle Grade Children’s
Format: Paperback/Kindle

How would you feel if you knew you had a legendary treasure right in your own back yard? Francis “Bug” Mosser knows, and will do nearly anything to find it, even if it means defying the most villainous person he knows—Mom!

Standing in Bug’s way is his nemesis Tad Pricket, the red headed, pock-holed bully who’s suddenly been seen walking Bug’s girl, Melanie, home from school—worse, the walk ends with a kiss. Then there is the mysterious bald stranger and Miss Julia Brandon’s boyfriend who seems a little “too-classy” for the town of Possum Trot.

With the help of his brothers, and best friend Billy—along with his not-so-secret desire to impress Melanie Grainger—Bug goes off in search of fortune and glory, thwarting bad guys, stolen clothes, and explosions to find the one surprise about the treasure that he would have never dreamed of…

“Jody M. Mabry’s “The Treasure at Devil’s Hole” is a refreshing return to classic adventure, a genuine stand-out among modern YA fare. It calls to mind works such as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” right down to the requisite treasure hunting, villains, expansive caverns, complicated young love, and rule-breaking exploits intelligent, free-spirited boys simply can’t resist. Well written and wonderfully paced, it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, with a clever resolution you never saw coming. I found this to be a delightful read, and in fact completed the book in one sitting, unable to put it down. Looking forward to Mabry’s next work, I hope one is in the works.” – Amazon reviewer

For More Information

  • The Treasure at Devil’s Hole is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR…

 

Jody MabryBorn at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois, Jody has had the opportunity to live in places such as Cuba, St. Croix USVI, Mississippi, Illinois, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he spent the teen years of his life in an 1800’s farmhouse that was, of course, haunted. At fourteen Jody first heard the story of Arizona’s “Lost Dutchman Mine,” sparking an interest in adventure, ghost towns, and lost treasure. Always prone to telling a good story, Jody now passes on the tradition to his children who will no doubt find their own treasure someday. Jody and his family live in the charming Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

His lastest book is the middle grade novel, The Treasure at Devil’s Hole.

For More Information

FOLLOW THE TOUR…

Monday, May 4

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, May 5

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books

Wednesday, May 6

Book Featured at What Is That Book About

Thursday, May 7

Book Featured at Reviews That Reveal

Friday, May 8

Book Featured at Jody’s Book Reviews

Monday, May 11

Interview at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Tuesday, May 12

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, May 13

Interview at Shelf Full of Books

Thursday, May 14

Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.

Monday, May 18

Guest Blogging at My Life Loves and Passion

Tuesday, May 19

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, May 20

Book Review at WV Stitcher

Thursday, May 21

Book Review at The Blended Blog

Friday, May 22

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

Monday, May 25

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Tuesday, May 26

Book Review at My Book Addiction and More

Wednesday, May 27

Book Review at A Simple Life, Really?!

Thursday, May 28

Book Review at My Book Retreat

Friday, May 29

Book Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

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MY THOUGHTS:

THE TREASURE AT DEVIL’S HOLE by Jody Mabry is an adventurous Middle School Novel. Set in 1946 Izard County, Arkansas. Filled with adventure, treasure hunting, a bully, bad guys, young love, and a long-lost-treasure.
Fans of Huckleberry Finn and the Hardy Boys Mystery series will enjoy “The Treasure at Devil’s Hole”.
Ms. Mabry has certainly crafted a tale that is sure to be a treasure. A yarn told from an expert storyteller. Young Readers, Middle Grade readers are sure to devour this spell bound adventure. Sure to become a classic, with loveable characters, a strong storyline with many twists and turns, some I didn’t even see coming. A must read for Middle Grade Readers.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews**

Rating: 5
Heat rating: N/ A
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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NEW RELEASE~ CHILDREN’S~ FROSTBITE~ JULIA DWECK…with review

The winter holidays are fast approaching and each one inspires the inviting warmth of family and friends. This year, I’d like to introduce a new and loyal friend to your holiday gathering, FROSTBITE! 🙂 

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FROSTBITE

JULIA DWECK

Summary from publisher, Sleepy Sheep Productions:

Bestselling children’s author, Julia Dweck, shares the magic of the holiday season in a delightful story of a boy’s wish for a dog of his very own. After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in one frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative “tail.” Told in rhyme by a boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.

So that’s the truth amidst the snow—
As day turned into night,
I found a dog to call my own.
I’m glad I caught Frostbite
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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Sleepy Sheep Productions LLC; 1 edition (November 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991256263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991256266

Purchase your copy!

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Frostbite-Julia-Dweck/dp/0991256263

Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frostbite-Julia-Dweck/dp/0991256263

Barnes and Noble (It is not listed yet here, so you must use this link.)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frostbite-julia-dweck/1120700285?ean=9780991256273&itm=1&usri=9780991256273

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23568447-frostbite

 

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Biography

Julia Dweck is a published author of children’s books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She’s collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children’s literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon’s bestsellers lists, “Kindle Daily Deals” and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

Visit Julia and her stories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/juliadweckbooks

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For My Thoughts, please visit:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2014/11/19/frostbite-by-julia-dweck-review-childrens/

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RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW AND EXCERPT~A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS~ KATE JAMES

 







There’s a stranger at the door on Christmas Day… 

Single mother Paige Summerville wants to give her seven-year-old son the Christmas of his dreams. Jason needs surgery to beat the illness that’s plagued his young life, leaving Paige desperate to make ends meet. So she turns to a charity that grants the wishes of sick children…

Then a stranger arrives bearing gifts for Jason—and for her. He’s Daniel Kinsley, a lawyer who’s grown cynical about family. But his kindness in making Jason’s wishes come true offers him more than he ever imagined. Is there room in Paige’s heart for a man who could fulfill all their dreams? And not just at Christmas!

 

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23280166-a-child-s-christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WAS IT about the holidays, Daniel Kinsley wondered as he returned to his desk, that seemed to bring out the worst in people?

He was glad he had some time to spare before his next appointment. His meeting with Gloria Farnsworth had put him in a miserable mood. He dropped heavily into his chair and swung it around to stare out the window. Across the street, a billboard displaying a Norman Rockwell–style scene seemed to mock him. It showed a cheerful, ruddy-faced Santa distributing brightly wrapped gifts to an elegantly dressed and ridiculously happy family. The husband clasped his wife’s hand affectionately, and the model-perfect woman stroked the blonde curls of a little girl in a red velvet dress. Daniel snorted. Did anyone really live like that? Not in his experience.

He thought of his own parents and their respectful, polite relationship. When was the last time he’d seen his parents touch? For that matter, his mother’s obligatory cheek kisses aside, he couldn’t recall his parents ever touching him with affection. They never argued. They never fought. But he also wasn’t sure they actually loved each other. A sad statement, especially after forty-three years of marriage.

It didn’t help his mood to remember that he’d agreed to spend more than a week with them in Newport over the holidays. He knew there’d be no Christmas cheer in that. At times he questioned why his parents stayed together. Then again, maybe they had it right. No love, no pain. Not wanting to dwell on it, he allowed his thoughts to come full circle to Gloria Farnsworth.

Daniel turned away from the window and looked down at the open Farnsworth case file on his desk. He’d been tempted to tell Gloria to find another lawyer. But would that really have accomplished anything? More than half his cases disgusted him in one way or another. Okay, maybe none quite as much as the Farnsworth case, but if he wanted to extricate himself from cases that he found morally reprehensible, where exactly would he draw the line?

He picked up his pen and twirled it between his fingers.

Gloria Farnsworth was definitely at the extreme end. She’d torn a strip off him when he told her she should be satisfied with the spousal support her husband had agreed to—generous in his estimation—and accept that she was on shaky ground trying to get child support for a nineteen-year-old who wasn’t attending school and didn’t have a job. Gloria had demanded to know under what conditions she would be entitled. And fool that he was, he’d treated her like a rational person and explained some of the circumstances under which case law might entitle her to child support. He never would’ve imagined that she’d jump on one of the alternatives and willingly label her own son mentally disabled for the sake of gouging more money out of her soon-to-be-ex.

It was repugnant. Daniel knew it wouldn’t hold up in court—no expert witness would testify to it—but things probably wouldn’t come to that. Having met the husband on a couple of occasions, he sensed that the man cared about his child. Daniel was quite certain he’d settle rather than subject his son to the pain and humiliation of being questioned in court about his mental capacity.

Maybe Daniel should tell Gloria Farnsworth to take a long hike off a short— Whoa! She’d really gotten to him. In more polite terms, he would ask her to hire another lawyer. He refused to be party to what essentially amounted to fraud.

He straightened the papers, closed the file folder and tossed his pen on top.

With his parents’ loveless marriage, plus the hostile family disputes he witnessed at work, it was hardly surprising that he was still single at thirty-six.

Why couldn’t people be civil to one another? As an idealistic law student, he’d chosen family law because he wanted to help people, yet his caseload was dominated by nasty divorce and custody battles. Who was he kidding? He hadn’t helped anyone in a long time in any way other than to better their financial circumstances or inflict hardship and pain on their spouses. It was a bitter disappointment to see how people who’d supposedly once loved each other and been committed to each other ended up.

Yes, he told himself again, maybe his parents had it right, after all.

Selena, his executive assistant, interrupted his thoughts, calling to announce his next appointment—probably a good thing, as he was getting more and more depressed. Checking his schedule, he felt his mood lighten. This meeting would be a nice antithesis to his day so far.

He rose as Selena escorted a plainly dressed, middle-aged woman into his office. “Ms. Andrews, I’m Daniel Kinsley.” He extended a hand in greeting. “Would you like a coffee? Some water?”

“Call me Laura, please,” she said, shaking his hand, “and no. I’m fine, thank you.”

Daniel signaled to Selena that she could leave and offered Laura Andrews a seat.

“Thank you for meeting with me,” Laura began.

“The pleasure is mine. Your organization has a stellar reputation, and so do you as its executive

director.”

“All of us at the Wish I May Foundation believe wholeheartedly in what we do, and we work very hard for our program’s children and their families. Yet we always have more families in need than we have sponsors, especially at this time of year. I can assure you that if your firm sponsors a child, you won’t regret it. All our sponsors tell us how much it means to them to make a difference in a young person’s life.”

“What’s involved in sponsorship?”

“It’s straightforward. You’d be given information on a chronically ill child and that child’s family and Christmas wish list. You’ll find that their wishes, for the most part, are very basic. Winter clothing, books, some small toys.” Laura’s smile conveyed sadness rather than pleasure. “Basic because these families often endure hardships that extend well beyond the illness of the child. We encourage sponsors to consider doing something extra for the child, if they can.” Daniel thought he saw a mischievous glint in her eye. “A trip to Walt Disney World, perhaps, or a PlayStation gaming system.”

It didn’t take Daniel long to commit his firm.

“All that’s left is to decide on the family you’ll be sponsoring.” Laura reached into her bag and pulled out a folder. Flipping through the papers, she finally drew out two sheets.

“Problem?” Daniel asked when Laura continued to scrutinize the two pages.

“Hmm? No. Not really.” She glanced up. “It’s just that I know both these families personally, and I’m having a hard time choosing between them.” She held out both sheets. “Here. Why don’t you decide?”

Daniel read the pages and examined the photographs at the top of each. Choosing between the two children and their families was impossible. Finally, coming to the only decision he could, he set the pages on his desk and looked up at Laura. Her eyes were focused on him, and a small smile played at the corners of her mouth. Her expression made him think that he’d been masterfully manipulated. In this case, he didn’t mind. “You’re very good at your job,” he acknowledged.

She gave a slight nod, and her smile remained in place. “I do my best.”

Daniel knew that when he shared the children’s stories with his partners, he’d be able to raise the needed money for each of them, including enough for some nice extras. “We’ll sponsor them both,” he said.

For the first time in months—no, years—he felt he was doing something worthwhile. And it had nothing to do with the law.

 

 

Kate spent eight years of her childhood living in foreign countries as her professional parents travelled on business. She lived in four countries and spoke five languages before settling down in Canada again to attend university. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, she held a variety of positions in the field of real estate development and operations, and ran three substantial organizations. While her writing during this period was mostly business related, including presentations and speeches she delivered both nationally and internationally, her passion is and always has been fiction.
Kate’s business and personal experiences enable her to write fiction with a deep, often first-hand knowledge of what she is writing about. This approach makes Kate’s stories richer and more vivid.
Kate’s goal is to entertain you with well-written, engaging stories, set in intriguing places and with strong, likeable characters. “I hope my stories bring you pleasure and entertain you. Nothing pleases me more than receiving feedback from people who have chosen to spend their valuable leisure time with one of my books,” notes Kate.
Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada, with their beloved black Labs, Harley and Logan.
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MY THOUGHTS:
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS by Kate James is an delightful Contemporary Holiday Romance. Meet, Paige Summerville,single Mom, her son Jason, and cynical lawyer, Daniel Kinsley. Jason need surgery to beat a childhood illness. Enter, Daniel, who just might make Jason’s Christmas wishes come true…he enters their lives bearing gifts. Fast paced, very emotional,in which you are hoping for a HEA. Ms. James is an extremely talented author, who draws the reader into the story and holds you in awe so these characters learn to love. With second chances, hope, healing and romance you won’t be able to put “A Child’s Christmas” down. Engaging characters and a wonderful holiday romance. What an enjoyable read, very satisfying.
*Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley*
Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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Today’s Guest: LORENE J. HUMPAL~ Author of: SLEEP WITH ANGELS

Lorene J. Humpal author of Sleep with Angels

Sleep With Angels

Please tell our readers a little about yourself?
I am musically talented. I’ve been into music since age 5, when I started piano lessons and singing in cherub choirs. I sang at my first funeral at the age of five and have sung at many wedding & funerals since then. The organ is my biggest love; I have a Rogers Organ with a Midi-Box in my home. I played the church organ for over 20 years, and played the piano and the French horn in marching and concert band. I sang for 20 years with Sweet Adeline’s (Barbershop Harmony) and with the Glee club and Choir. I was a choir director, and wrote and conducted a Christmas Program for our church children. I’ve given voice lessons to local children. Music makes a difference in every aspect of your life

What are five things readers may or may not know about you?
Tim Janis is my favorite musician and allowed me to use the name of one of his songs, “Sleep with Angels”, as the title of my book. I love to fish out on the Pacific Ocean, my husband Richard and I spent two summers out on the ocean fishing for salmon. My previous careers were in business management, accounting, and credit managing. I love to write and I am considering another book. I love Wisconsin Badger football games, and for many years my husband and I have made the drive on the I-90 to go see the Badgers play. The biggest thrill was when Bucky Badger kissed me on the cheek.

How difficult was it to write Sleep with Angels?
It was very hard to bare my heart and soul for everyone to read. It was always hard to talk about my family because there is such a huge difference between the mother who raised me and the one who gave birth to me. I always refer to my mother who raised me as Mother, while my biological mother is just Margaret.

What was the most difficult scene to write?
Six months oldThere were several scenes I struggled with. One was my mother’s revelation about my birth. I was one person before being told and became another person afterward. The Willow River Baby drowning also broke my heart. We put up a marker for her and try to put flowers there when we can. The last scene would be anything with Margaret, as Margaret’s treatment toward me was hard to put into words.

Tell our readers a bit about your journey to getting published?
I must have written my book a dozen times before I was satisfied with it. I was turned down twice and re-wrote before meeting Tracy Ertl who agreed to publish the book.

If you could have dinner with one person (real or fiction) who would it be and why?
It would be Jesus, because throughout the entire ordeal he was always there for me. He has looked out for me since the day I was born.

 

Thank you for sharing your story with us and our readers. How very heartbreaking but healing your story must have been to write.

 

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A wayward beauty’s baby girl goes missing during the Great Depression—31 years later, a wife and mother discovers the truth about her origins

Sleep With Angels

Sleep With Angels (TitleTown Publishing, July 28, 2014) by Lorene Joyce Humpal is a true crime memoir steeped in faith and charged by the difference one choice, one chance can make in someone’s life. A  young mother longs to return to a careless life of beer halls and boys after giving birth to a daughter. She ultimately reveals her profound lack of maternal instinct when her baby girl disappears and she expresses no worry concerning her daughter’s possible abduction and death. Though she claims a nurse abducted the newborn, the anonymous nurse and the stolen infant were never discovered by the police.

 

Thirty-one years later in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lorene is finally told a family secret: the loving mother and father who had raised her on discipline and firm principles of Christian morality weren’t her blood-relatives. Lorene’s mother had rescued her from a wealthy family and a group of irresponsible teenagers who were determined to drown her when she was a baby. Her abduction was her salvation—she was the missing baby from so many years ago. Heartbroken and confused, Lorene struggles with her present reality and her past’s remaining mysteries, seeking the truth about her paternity and her relationship with another abandoned infant who’d met a much darker fate.

 

This is the true story of a woman’s life after narrowly escaping certain death, and the anguish that comes with learning that life isn’t always what it appears to be. Sleep With Angels explores the true beauty of maternal love, the power of holding on to faith, and the precious gift of life. It has all the suspense of true crime and all the touching recollections of a memoir—Lorene’s story inspires and entices at turns, providing her readers with the inextinguishable hope that even in the darkest of times, an angel is watching.

 Buy Links: 

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B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sleep-with-angels-lorene-humpal/1117468820?ean=9780991069934

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Lorene Joyce Humpal resides in Seattle with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two adult sons. She has a profound appreciation of life, as she knows her own was spared against all odds. Sleep With Angels is her first book.


 

 

Sleep With Angels

By Lorene Joyce Humpal

$14.95, 6.20” x 8.97”

Paperback, 9780991069934

EBook, 9780991069941

 

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Please help spread the word on this amazing story of maternal love, faith and secrets!!

 

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PROUDLY PRESENTING….TRACY SANDS AND HER “THE CHRISTIAN ALPHABET”…

MBA&M AND PUMP UP YOUR BOOK PROUDLY PRESENTS……

TRACY SANDS...

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Join Tracy Sands, author of the Children’s Christian novel, The Christian Alphabet, as she tours the blogosphere November 19 through December 14, 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

 

Tracy SandsABOUT TRACY SANDS

 

 

Tracy Sands is from Peachtree City, Georgia, where she lives with her husband, Albert, and their three sons, Chase, Gabe, and Adam. Tracy taught art and “church school” to all ages for many years. She now spends her time caring for her active family and working on The Christian Alphabet™.

To find out more, please visit her at www.thechristianalphabet.com

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ChristianAlphabetBook-400x500ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN ALPHABET

In 1999, the Lord inspired me at a church choir event. As I sat in the back pew, listening to the awesome Christian music, an incredible urge to draw came over me. Being an art teacher, I had experienced this feeling, but never with such intensity. I had a pen in my pocket, but the only paper available was the program I received at the door. In the empty space of that program, I sketched like crazy. I felt as though I would pop if I didn’t get the ideas out of my brain immediately.

I will never forget that experience. I felt peaceful yet energized. God was just getting started with me. Over the next nine months, God and I created this alphabet.

 

 

 

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FOLLOW TRACY ON TOUR:

The Christian Alphabet Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, November 19

Book Spotlight at My Devotional Thoughts

Monday, November 26

Interviewed at My Book Addiction and More

Tuesday, November 27

Book reviewed at Splashes of Joy

Wednesday, November 28

Interviewed at Review From Here

Thursday, November 29

Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Friday, November 30

Guest blogging at The Phantom Paragrapher

Monday, December 3

Book reviewed at Reading, Writing, and Ruckus

Interviewed at Digital Journal

Tuesday, December 4

Book reviewed at Day by Day in Our World

Wednesday, December 5

Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Thursday, December 6

Interviewed at Read it All Book Reviews

Friday, December 7

Book reviewed at Blooming With Books

Monday, December 10

Guest blogging at Books, Books, the Magical Fruit

Book reviewed at Thoughts in Progress

Tuesday, December 11

Book reviewed at A Year of Jubilee Reviews

Guest blogging at Shine

Wednesday, December 12

Book reviewed at The Children and Teen’s Book Connection

Interviewed at Examiner

Thursday, December 13

Book reviewed at Melina’s Book Blog

Friday, December 14

Book reviewed at Read It All Book Reviews

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Book reviewed at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz

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We hope you have enjoyed our author/book spotlight today!

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GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW WITH “THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE” AUTHOR, ANDREA KANE…

MERYL L. MOSS MEDIA RELATIONS, INC. AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PROUDLY PRESENTS…..

ANDREA KANE!

WELCOME ANDREA!

MBA&M:  Which part was the least enjoyable?

A: My readers know how I feel about children and animals. And, as a mother, it was so hard for me to write from Amanda’s perspective as she watched her critically ill baby struggle for his life.

 

MBA&M:  How did you come up with the character, Amanda Gleason?

A: It’s really hard to be a young woman in today’s world.  Meeting the right person, pursuing a career, starting a family.  Amanda embodies the hopes and fears of all women as they struggle against life’s seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

 

MBA&M:  If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?

A: Not right now. But I’m my own worst critic, so as time goes on, I’m sure I’ll find things that bother me. Of course hindsight is always 20/20.

 

MBA&M: How much, and what kinds of research went into creating this novel?

A: There was an extensive amount of medical research done into SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency).  I was fortunate to work with Dr. Morton Cowan, one of the pre-eminent experts in this specialized field. And, as always, I consulted heavily with the FBI, as well as other law enforcement. You’ll have to read the book to find out why!  FYI, for more information on SCID, the current state of research, screening, and ways that you can help, visit www.scid.net

 

MBA&M:  Are you working on anything else at the moment, and if so can you tell us?

A: I’m working on the next novel in my Forensic Instincts series.  Don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you that something from their past threatens the FI team.  Stay tuned for more…

Thank you for taking the time to be with us and our readers today!

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LINK TO FOLLOW ANDREA’ S TOUR…

 http://booktrib.com/blog-tour-between-here-and-gone/

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THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE

By Andrea Kane

MIRA; July 1, 2012

400 pages; $24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-1337-3

 

 

ANDREA KANE

Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits.  It introduced Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators, each with different personalities and talents, all with one common bond: a blatant disregard for authority.

 

The Line Between Here and Gone is the next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series.  Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces, and training in behavioral and forensic psychology, the team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.

 


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ANDREA KANE!

 

With a worldwide following and novels published in more than twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances.  She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is plotting new ways for Forensic Instincts to challenge the status quo. For more information, please check out Andrea’s website at AndreaKane.com.

 

 

 

 

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