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12 Days of Christmas

 12 Days of Christmas in Review

By Ruth L. Snyder who invited me to join this 12 days of blog hopping – 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Thanks for joining us for our version of the 12 Days of Christmas! We hope that you have met some new authors and enjoyed or shared some new books that will become treasured additions to your bookshelf. 

 We have one more book to introduce to you—an anthology from Canadian Christian writers: 

Want to warm your soul for the holidays?

12 Days of christmas Unwrap the true meaning of gift giving with a treasure trove of festive tales. 

Sometimes, the best gift is a great story. With 62 heartfelt accounts of the true meaning of Christmas, this anthology is sure to fill even the grouchiest Scrooge with holiday spirit. 

Christmas with Hot Apple Cider: Stories from the Season of Giving and Receiving is an eclectic collection of true stories, short fiction, and poetry. With 55 featured authors and poets, the anthology provides a diverse and multidimensional look at the traditions, teachings, and values surrounding the birth of Jesus. Be inspired to share your own stories with the world as you discover a fresh appreciation of the holiday season. 

In Christmas with Hot Apple Cider, you’ll delight in stories about: 

  • An immigrant family puzzling over unfamiliar North American customs 
  • Grandparents passing down a family tradition to a young grandchild 
  • An octogenarian remembering the day receiving a Christmas gift was nothing short of a miracle 
  • A Jewish child longing to celebrate Christmas 
  • A teacher witnessing the joy of a simple gift at a Nigerian orphanage 
  • A writer struggling to create a meaningful presentation about the innkeeper 
  • An Old Order Mennonite teen experiencing Handel’s Messiah live at Massey Hall 
  • Two women answering a call for help from a remote First Nations community 

This anthology boasts inspirational stories you and your family will want to read again and again. If you like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, strong Christian themes, and stories that make you laugh and cry, then you’ll love this must-have stocking stuffer.  

Janis Cox – (me) I have a story in this anthology.

If you missed any of the days, here is a summary of the authors and books: 

December 13—Jennifer Waddle—Worst Christmas Break Ever https://www.amazon.com/Worst-Christmas-Break-Ever-Finkley-ebook/dp/B01NBG1QBE 

December 14—Ruth L. Snyder—Equipped: Ephesians 6 Devotionals to Empower and Make You Victorious in Everyday Struggles mybook.to/Equipped 

December 15—Toni Crowe—Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends https://smile.amazon.com/Bullets-Bosses-Dont-Have-Friends-ebook/dp/B07JH6W8XH/  

December 16—Janis Cox—Tadeo Turtle https://www.amazon.ca/TADEO-TURTLE-Janis-Cox/dp/1770696954/ 

December 17—Marcia Laycock—Love in the Room https://www.amazon.ca/Love-Room-Pondering-Christ-Christmas/dp/1548005185 

December 18—Kevin Cunningham—Time With God https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017ETI8SK 

December 19—Paula Reinbold—Summer of the Phoenix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KP927P4 

December 20—Janis Cox – Kingdom of Thrim https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Thrim-Growing-God/dp/0995229023/ 

December 21—Marcia Laycock—Christmas https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Short-Stories-Stir-Spirit/dp/153982313X/ 

December 22—Ruth L. Snyder—Twitter Decoded mybook.to/TwitterDecoded  

December 23—Toni Crowe—The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night https://smile.amazon.com/Daytime-Lives-Ladies-Night-Boardroom-ebook/dp/B07GT9KYZK/ 

 December 24—Summary Post/Wrap Up—Christmas with Hot Apple Cider https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Hot-Apple-Cider-Paperback/dp/1927692415/ 

 Merry Christmas! 

Janis Cox 

 

What Success is To You   

 The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night

Our last author on the tour is once again Toni Crowe. She wants to tell us what success is to you. The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night is the follow-up to the debut memoir by Toni Crowe. The Daytime Lives makes you think about your life and your definition of success. 

Daytimes Lives

Have  you ever wondered: “What do the women who sell their bodies and souls at night do in the daytime?  What do these women want out of life? 

This follow-up to Never a $7 Wh**e continues to detail the lives of three escorts: Baby, Essence, Irish and their new  trainee, Tee.  

As the four ladies struggle with the isolation associated with how they are living, The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night reminds us that peace is within anyone’s reach, if they have the desire and determination to change their destinies.  

Excerpt from Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night ***

       Prince turned to me and said, “Hey, I need you to do me a favor.” 

I looked at him suspiciously and responded with, “Oh, a favor?”  

He said, “Yeah. I left my wallet at home, so I don’t have any money on me. I owe Ed here five hundred dollars. Ed said if I don’t give him his five hundred dollars right now, he’s going to have his two guys take me out in the bush and beat the living shit out of me until they get five hundred dollars’ worth.” 

I was stunned. Even though Essence had told me something was coming, I was still stunned by what Prince was trying to do to me. My grandfather had called this one the “You a Sucker” scam. It worked well as long as the sucker thought they were saving a loved one from a horrible fate. The scam took many forms, and Prince was playing his version out pretty well. I guessed he had run this scam a hundred times. 

I innocently asked, “What does this have to do with me, Prince?” I knew my mark. 

“Well, Ed thinks you are one sexy woman. He said that if you would give him a blowjob, he’ll write off the entire five hundred dollars. There’s a bedroom upstairs. You and he can go up there discreetly. Once you give him a blowjob, he will forgive the entire five hundred dollars.” 

I said, “Prince, I want to make sure I understand. You owe him five hundred dollars?” 

“Yes, I owe him five hundred dollars,” Prince said. 

“You don’t have the five hundred dollars with you?” I asked. 

“No,” Prince said. 

“But I’m certain we have five hundred dollars back at Tara, back at the house,” I responded sweetly. 

Prince didn’t miss a beat and said, “Yes, but Ed is not willing to wait for it. He wants his money right now. So you have to give him a blowjob right now.” 

Prince looked deep into my eyes, and he said, “How much do you love me? How deep is your love? Are you willing to see me beat to crap over a single, lousy blowjob?” 

I winced, thinking about how ashamed I was to be in this situation. My grandfather would spin in his grave. Prince took my wince to mean he had gotten to me—that he was winning this game.  

He pressed on. “How much do you care about me? If you cared for me, you would do this for me.” 

I stared at the floor. I could feel any love I had left for him sliding out of my feet and out onto the floor like a living thing. I was a mark, nothing more. I was a sucker for this man. Prince thought he had me.  

His voice was soft and sweet. “Tee, you would make sure I don’t get hurt. You would be my girl. You would be my savior. It’s one lousy blowjob.” 

I said, “Yes, you’re right. How much money do we owe him again? I want to make sure I understand.”  

He confirmed the debt was five hundred dollars, and then he smiled that beautiful hundred-watt smile at me, knowing I was going to acquiesce. I stood up at the same time that Ed did, and he reached for my hand. I did not take his hand. Instead, I reached into my purse. I pulled out the money I had stuffed in with my lipstick earlier. I had six hundred dollars. I counted out five hundred dollars for Ed, and I handed it to him.  

I looked at Prince and said, “There is nothing I wouldn’t do for you, baby. I think we have a much better solution.” 

At that moment, I knew that I was one blessed woman. I had struggled with telling Essence where her little boy was. I was so worried about the consequences if Prince or Baby had found out. But I was all in. My heart told me that I needed to tell Essence and so I did. Her heads-up regarding this situation had prepared me for something unusual. Her money had helped me escape this time. 

End Excerpt  

Author Bio 

 

Toni Crowe, BSEE, MSM, CLA, PE is the bestselling author of the $7 Journey series.  

She is an award winning and accomplished executive with 30 years of experience as a CEO/President, Vice-President, Director, Engineer, and Manager across multiple sectors including high tech, consumer and nuclear sensors, Aerospace,  film production and glass.  

Toni has extensive experience in P&L, Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Lean.  She has participated in a number of mergers and acquisitions.   

Toni is currently the CEO of  Just One,  her company which is dedicated to changing lives, one life at a time, by insuring that no one has to make the same mistakes she made.  

 

Buy Daytime Life of the Ladies of the Night to remind someone what success is really about.  

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Daytime-Lives-Ladies-Night-Boardroom-ebook/dp/B07GT9KYZK 

 

What are Smart Topics to Tweet About?

 Smart Topics for Writers to Tweet About 

Today is Day 10 in our 12 Days of Christmas suggested by Ruth L. Snyder. Today her book Twitter Decoded is featured. I have read this book and found it very helpful. Unfortunately it’s at home in Canada right now. Today she gives us some smart topics to tweet about.

smart topics

Use Twitter to easily and effectively reach your readers

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Successful writers take responsibility for marketing their own work.

Social media, including Twitter, can be amazing tools. But how do you get started and use Twitter productively without wasting valuable writing time?

Ruth L. Snyder explains the benefits of Twitter for writers and leads you step by step through the process of setting up an effective account. Using this manual, you’ll learn the lingo, find your way around the Twitter dashboard, and start building relationships with your worldwide audience. You’ll also discover many tips and tricks to engage your audience and build a solid marketing platform in minutes a day. Finally, you’ll learn how to write great tweets, use hashtags, link shorteners, Twitter tools, schedule your tweets, use tweet templates, and continue building relationships with your worldwide audience. 

Here’s a sample chapter from the book: 

Are you stumped when it comes to deciding what to tweet about? We’ve already discussed that you need to tweet about things your individual audience is interested in, but there are some general topics any writer can tweet about.

Sandi Krakowski (@sandikrakowskisuggests: 

  • Pictures of flowers
  • A link to a favorite recipe
  • Fun questions (What’s your favorite flavor of ice-cream? What’s the best book you’ve ever read? If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be? Who’s your hero?)
  • Inspiring quotes
  • Things that make people laugh

Pam Moore (@PamMktgNutshares 100 ideas to tweet about http://www.pammarketingnut.com/2013/03/100-things-to-tweet-about-on-twitter-besides-yourself/ including: 

  • Tips to help people save money
  • Photos of you that show your human side
  • How-to tips
  • Jokes
  • Pictures of nature
  • Thank a favorite writer or blogger
  • Link to a favorite song
  • Ask a thought-provoking question
  • Tweet a whole story
  • Share when you reach a goal
  • Share a daily thought
  • Tweet a positive review you received

Jenn Hanson-dePaula (@Jenndepaulashares 40 ideas https://twitter.com/Jenndepaula: 

  • Mention (@[Twitter Handle]) one of your fans, thanking them for supporting you
  • Share an old picture for #TBT (Throw Back Thursday)
  • Write a Haiku
  • Share something that has helped you in your writing
  • Share the title of a book you’re reading and mention the author

Your turn! 

Use one new idea each day this week in your Tweets. At the end of the week, use your “Notifications” and your bit.ly links to track which tweets get the most response and continue to use those ideas.  

You can purchase your copy of Twitter Decoded at mybook.to/TwitterDecoded 

 smart topics 

Ruth L. Snyder resides near Glendon, Alberta, along with her husband and five children. Ruth enjoys writing articles, devotionals, short stories, and Christian fiction. Ruth is Past President of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. 

 

How to Celebrate Who You Are

All About Tadeo Turtle

Do you feel you are special?

Is there a time when you have felt unloved?
Have you felt that you are not good enough?
Or you have wanted to be or act like someone else?

Children have the same struggles.

That’s how competition makes for hurt feelings and inadequacy.

Tadeo Turtle is a little colourful turtle who loves life – until he sees Sammy squirrel climbing a tree and starts to envy his way of life. Join Tadeo on his journey of self-discovery. He learns a lesson that we all need to learn – God loves us, just the way He made us.

Acceptance of who you are leads to many positive characteristics. So no matter what age you are this book has a lesson for you.

A page from Tadeo Turtle

Created for ages newborn to 6, Tadeo Turtle has become a best-loved book.

There are children’s activities and research ideas in the back of the book.

Make this a special gift this Christmas.

Happy readers have said,

 “I bought these [Janis has 2 books] for my grand-nieces a couple of years ago. They’re not book kids, but they loved these. Their mom says they still read them!’ – Bobbi Junior 

“May we accept this beautiful gift as Tadeo learned to do. This short book has a lesson for children and adults alike. How often do we wish we were like someone else or had things that others have? Tadeo Turtle is a simple rhyming story for the young. Janis Cox illustrated the animals and scenes in luscious, colorful watercolors. They are so beautifully painted.” Amazon customer 

To get a copy:

Canadian Amazon

US Amazon

Available in paperback or Kindle

Alternately you can contact me and I will send you one.

Email Janis Cox.

 

 

How to Grab the Next Rung on Your Career Ladder with Bullets and Bosses

Grab the Next Rung On Your Career Ladder

Welcome Toni Crowe to our 12 Days of Christmas. Her book Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, How To Navigate Tough Challenges at Work  is a book about learning to be the best you can be at work.  

Discover how to handle tough peers and tougher bosses from one of America’s top Executives. 

With a honest, compelling look at relationships with peers and bosses alike, discover a pragmatic approach to mastering your trek through management. You will navigate common challenges in the workplace and conquer them with your personal style.  

What Will YOU Learn 

In Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, you’ll discover: 

  • – A behind-the-scenes peek at corporate America that shows you what it’s really like at the top  
  • – Which skills and attitudes you need to scale to the top of the business world 
  • – How to cultivate a relationship with your boss that benefits both of you 
  • – What you can do when confronted with difficult peers so you maintain control 
  • – How you can and should deal with workplace treachery, and much, much more!  

Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends is a series of true stories from Toni Crowe’s life in the corporate world, each with a practical lesson and a set of exercises you can apply to your own career. If you like the personal approach of a mentor, tales of hard-won success, and real-world advice from a CEO with an amazing record of achievement, then you’ll love Toni Crowe’s latest book.  third installment in the five-part My Journey from a Lady of the Night to the Lady of the Boardroom memoir!  

Excerpt from Bullets and Bosses *** 

Many people believe that being the boss is easy. It is not. There are numerous activities that are hidden from the everyday employee that would shock them. 

I was working for a toxic boss on a large, important project. The project involved castings, which are made by pouring liquid metal into a mold. Manufacturing parts with precision dimensions using this process is something of a magic trick. To add to the challenge, we didn’t have molds for this project.  

Normally, from start to finish, a casting takes about thirty weeks.

We had to make the part samples ourselves, check them, send them to a supplier for machining, check them again, and then send them to a supplier for painting.  

We developed a plan for the parts to travel from one supplier to the next, cutting us out as the middleman and bringing the lead time down from thirty weeks to twenty-five. On this project, those five weeks could make a huge difference to the production team, which wanted to get the sample parts back in-house as fast as they could to build up, first, the production prototype and then the units themselves.  

Both the production team and the parts procurement team reported directly to me. Despite enormous effort on my part and theirs, the parts did not come in at twenty-five weeks. They came in at twenty-six weeks.  

They were one week late. 

The day the parts were due but did not show up, my boss stormed into my office. His face was red, he was breathing hard, and his hands were clenched into tight fists. He walked straight toward me, and for a moment, I thought he might punch me.  

He climbed up on my desk and started kicking. He kicked my phone off the desk, then my paper clips, then my calendar.  

I didn’t get out of my seat. I just rolled my chair back against the wall while he was up on my desk kicking things around, hoping I didn’t get hit by anything. I was stunned into silence. He was not a skinny man. How upset was he to climb on my desk?  

When he had finally kicked everything off, he stared at me. “What was the timeline for this project?”  

I told him, “The schedule was thirty weeks.”  

He didn’t like that answer. “What did you tell me you and your team could do?”  

“I told you we could get it down to twenty-five weeks.” 

“Did you get it down to twenty-five weeks?”  

“No,” I told him, “I did not. I got it down to twenty-six weeks. I apologize for missing the plan by a week and only being four weeks ahead of the original schedule.” 

This appeared to calm him down a bit. He climbed off my desk.  

“Engineering is now behind twelve weeks, and you have only made up nine. I want you to see what you can do to make up the last three weeks we need to be on schedule for this project.” 

I stood up and pretended that my desk items were not scattered about on the floor.  

“Sure. I’ll make that happen.”  

My ability to “make that happen” was one of the reasons I did so well in my career. My second ability to stay calm and take the heat was the second. If you work in manufacturing, operations, or supply chains, there are multiple problems you must solve every day. When you are responsible for all of the parts that are needed to produce revenue products, 99.9% is not good enough. If the plant needs one million parts and you and your team provide 999,999, you have failed.  

Manufacturing and Operations are tough gigs. Sometimes, no matter what you achieve, it is never enough.  

End Excerpt *** 

 Disclaimer,

I have not read this book but after reading the excerpt I am fascinated with the story. Staying calm at all times takes practice. Obviously Toni learned to do this and succeed. Well done.

Janis 

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas

Tomorrow we start Twelve Days of Christmas

We have 12 days to read 12 Days of Christmas and find out what authors are writing. I hope you enjoy the articles.

12 days

In the meantime you can download for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle, Living Life One Word at a Time. Tell me your thoughts and whether I should continue to make this a full book.

Living Life One Word at a Time

I would love to know how you are doing. Drop me a line at Janis or comment below.

If you need prayer drop me a line too.

I have been busy writing and you can find me on Medium.com.

 

Big Canadian Contest

Big Canadian Contest

I am thrilled to be a contributing author to the “7 Days of Great Canadian Giveaways,” running February 6 to 12, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to win an amazing prize package by outstanding Canadian Christian authors and recording artists. It’s a big Canadian Contest.

Canadian Contest

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Please note that Canadian citizens living in Canada ONLY qualify for this particular promotion.

In order to win you have an opportunity to enter each and every day during the contest duration.  Two prize packages will be posted at http://sallymeadows.com/blog each day. For each day you comment on the blog AND click on the link to go to the author’s FB page, you will be entered into both prize packages for that day. You can enter any time during the contest period for any or all of the days.

So join in and have fun. Prizes galore. Great Canadian Contest. (tweet this)

This contest runs from 7:00 am EST February 6, 2017 to 9:00 pm February 12, 2017. Entries submitted prior or after that time period are ineligible for the giveaways.

For complete contest rules, please go to the event page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/614924578714278/.

My prize package, in which both Tadeo Turtle and The Kingdom of Thrim are prizes as well as gifts from Sally Meadows,  will be featured on Thursday, February 9th.

While it is not a requirement to enter the contest, please consider signing up for my newsletter at Janis Cox. I give away 2 free books for anyone that signs up for my newsletter. 

Thank you for your interest in this contest and for supporting Canadian Christian authors!

Watchful Wednesdays – Special Guest Barbara Ann Derksen

Watchful Wednesdays – Special Guest Barbara Ann Derksen

AND a Christian Book Launch and Giveaway.

Read to the end of the post and you have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon. Don’t miss it.

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This is the second in a series of three posts from John 316 Authors who are on a Blog Hop Book Launch. On Monday we had the pleasure to highlight Cheryl Coldwell. If you missed it click on the link. Toady we welcome Barbara Ann Derksen.

I asked her to tell me how her writing and her faith work together.

The Woman Behind the Words

by Barbara Ann Derksen

The words flowed that night, when in 1993 I sat down at my husband’s TRS80, Radio Shack’s early version of a home computer. The story surprised me. It shouldn’t have but it did.

First of all, the fact that my once 13 words a minute speed on a keyboard (used to be called a typewriter when I was in the work force twenty years before) had increased to almost 15 words a minute, a speed that caused my two index fingers to simply fly over the keys. Secondly, the story was filled with Christian verbiage. I had simply intended to write a short little ditty that was pure fiction but something … or Someone … interjected some Christian truths that added depth to my piece.

I had become a Christian a little over twenty years before and, for me right from the beginning, being a Christian meant a 24/7 lifestyle. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when it flowed out of me in my prose, too. Over the years, writing quickly became a way to fulfill The Great Commission, something I believe we are all responsible for.

Crafting a believable story is not so hard if you are a people watcher, a reader, and you have been given the gift of creating characters who take you on a journey. I map their daily journey, as they trip over situations in their very plausible world yet do not adhere to the world’s view.  Abusive verbiage and in depth descriptives in tense scenes are, for the most part, left to the readers imagination.

I want my readers to be entertained and yet not feel as if they need to wash their minds with soap afterwards. I want them to picture people who love the Lord, living life that’s not always perfect, making mistakes, meeting bad people, getting into trouble, and yet knowing where they can find answers. I want my readers to say, “I can do that too.”

In Shadow Stalker, my male protagonist, Jeremy, is a believer who sets the example of how to live life amidst the turmoil surrounding him. He works hard to show Christine, my female protagonist and a non-believer that God is the person who has all the answers. Her independence keeps getting in the way, however.

Shadow Stalker, as with my last four mysteries, provides entertainment, although some may lose precious sleep trying to read what happens next. But they also inspire toward a closer walk with God, and show that it’s possible all the time and in all circumstances.

Writing is hard work and fun all rolled into one book. At the end of the day, however, the work could burn up in a house fire but if the person who read a book, begins to understand his need for a Saviour, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do.

There are many ways to communicate the Gospel to people all around the world. God has asked me to communicate this way and He supplies the story line. The rest is in His hands. All He asks is that I be obedient to His call on my life.

Shadow Stalker

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Here is a little bit about the story:

An ominous shadow hangs over her, as Christine Finder,  alias Melissa Rompart, visits the brutal slaying of her parents most nights in a dream.  The threat of discovery propels her to search for the whereabouts of the killer to see the man brought to justice. In the meantime, the killer stalks her mind while she operates Finder’s Keepers, an agency that searches for the people her clients hire her to find. Nathan Brent is only four years old and missing. Will she find him in time or will the killer find her first?

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Barbara Ann Derksen

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Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked under contract as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. Meeting and interviewing people, digging for the hidden gems in their lives, made those years informative as well as instructive. She began attending Colorado Christian Writer’s Conferences and each year, under the tutelage of great Christian writer’s like James Scott Bell, Angela Hunt, and others, she honed her skills.

Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to More Than Bells, Preparation for Prayer, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave a lasting impression. When people stop by her table for the latest, they talk to her about using the devotions in their chapter meetings, or their personal devotions. Some men return at their pastor’s request because the books are used as launch pads for men’s bible study. Many copies have been passed on to new believers as discipling tools.

Links

Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/10hvLa5
Amazon author page – http://amzn.to/KLEDab
Linkedin – http://linkd.in/KFuzlh
Goodreads – http://bit.ly/GJcTCd
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/@prolificwriter1
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/barbara.a.derksen
Facebook fan page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/EaglesNest/205663322735
Google+ – http://bit.ly/QmW1Fa
website – http://www.barbaraannderksen.com/

Shadow Stalker page on website (read excerpt and order) – http://www.barbaraannderksen.com/bookstore/shadow-stalker-book-1-finders-keepers-series/

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A Special Guest Post by Cheryl Colwell

A Special Guest Post by Cheryl Colwell

I would like to welcome Cheryl Colwell to my blog today. This is the first of a series of  three authors from a Book Launch Blog Hop from John 316 Authors. The list of the Blog Hop can be found in the footer of my website. Each day there will be an excerpt from Cheryl’s book, The Proof, as well as Barbara Ann Derksen’s book Shadow Stalker and Molly Noble Bull’s book Gatehaven.

Read through and at the bottom of this post you will find a chance to:

 win a $100 Amazon card.

I asked each of these writers how their faith and their writing work together.

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I consider writing no more important or significant than any other gift God bestows on His children. Each of us in particularly created for a special purpose, whether it is being a mom, preaching, keeping the church clean, or writing. They are all a lot of work. Looking back over my life, it is easy to see how God prepared me for this task. At such a late age, I am very grateful that I was finally ready to step into my career

The Proof

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Publication date: 1/25/14
Price Print: http://amzn.to/1fauQf2
Price Ebook:$4.99
Genre: Suspense
ISBN- Print: 978-0-9892371-3-0
ISBN-Ebook: ISBN: 978-0-9892371-2-3
Launch Date: Jan 25, 2014
No. of Pages: 333
Link to Video: http://animoto.com/play/yHQ3nFa65TYSnTBDAgcVFQ
Link to Youtube: http://youtu.be/ynbCYoq50QA

Here is a little bit about the story:

Shrouded in mystery, a precious relic known as Il Testamento, or The Proof, circulated among the early Christians for centuries. Before their deaths, its guardians hid it from their adversaries, leaving only a crude map of its location.

For centuries, it lay in darkness. Until now. Reports of its existence have resurfaced, inciting an ancient rivalry between a ruthless group that seeks to destroy it, and a secret association that lusts for its power.

Summoned to Siena by a grandfather he has never met, Gabriel Dolcini is thrust into a dark maze of danger. And into his divine destiny.

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Cheryl Colwell

Cheryl Colwell

Passionate about all things creative, Cheryl Colwell finds inspiration in the countryside of Ashland, Oregon – the perfect venue for her interests in writing, gardening, and art.

John, her husband, best friend, and chiropractor, keeps her in shape for gardening and writing long into the night. They are delighted to have four unique and talented children and three grandchildren. A smart and playful English Shepherd makes their empty nest a happy place.

Cheryl began writing fiction in 2007. True to her tagline, “Stunning Suspense,” her characters visit stunning locations while they pursue adventurous quests peppered with mystery, suspense, and romance. Cheryl likes to think of her stories as “cozy” suspense – less thriller and more relational.

To find out more about Cheryl click on the links below.

Website: www.cherylcolwell.com
Blog: www.travelandmysteryblog.com
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