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Watchful Wednesdays – Special Guest Molly Noble Bull

Watchful Wednesdays – Special Guest Molly Noble Bull

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.

This is the third in my series of Christian writers and their book launch. If you missed the other two please click on their names below.

Cheryl Coldwell

Barbara Ann Derksen

Today we welcome Molly Noble Bull. She answers the question, “How do your faith and your writing come together?”


To God Give the Glory

by Molly Noble Bull

From early childhood on, I have wanted to please the Lord, and for me, my writing is a ministry. On the dedication page of all my published novels these words are written—To God Give the Glory.

I know I am saved and going to Heaven when I die because of what Jesus did for me on the cross, and what joy that brings to my life. Though I cannot be perfect while still in this earthly body, I try always to do God’s will, testing myself constantly and hoping I am where I should be in the Lord.

And I wonder.

Am I truly living the Christian life? Am I where God wants me to be?

To be honest, I am not where I would like to be. The Bible says, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”

One thing I’ve wondered about for a long time is fiction. Is fiction writing God’s will for my life? I remember asking the Lord in prayer if fiction writing was His will, and He never really answered. But one day a strong thought came to me that I think came from Him.

It was when I’d been praying about fiction writing. His answer was not what I expected. He seemed to say that prayer is a real thing.

But of course we knew that. For a while, I was confused by His answer. Then, a light turned on deep inside me.

I could be wrong. Perhaps I misunderstood. But here is what I believe He was telling me about fiction writing.

A lot of people write out actual prayers in their fiction as if the character was praying them either out loud or mentally, and that method of scene writing can certainly be very successful. I wrote scenes just like that in my earlier books.

But then another thought came to me in the form of a question.

It was like He asked, “How do you expect me to answer a prayer from a fictional character?”

The thought stunned me. I imagined prayers floating up to heaven, and some of them came from my characters. I had never thought of prayers written out in fiction in that way as being wrong, and it changed me.

Despite the show don’t tell rule, I tell about my character’s prayers now.

I don’t show what they actually said word-for-word. Example: Jane prayed about what Tom said in the name of Jesus.

That is the way I write prayers in my novels now, and I give God all the honor and glory.

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What’s Gatehaven about?


Have you ever known a teenage girl so in love with love and a bad prince charming that she was unable to see her true prince? If so, you will connect with Shannon Aimee as she and Ian Colquhoun battle an evil Frenchman with dark secrets and evil desires. Set in Scotland and a scary mansion in the north of England and ending in the state of South Carolina in 1784, Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic novel that will keep your reading until the very end of the book.

Gatehaven is available as an e-book for 99 cents from March 1 – March 17, 2014.
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The Rogue’s Daughter by Molly Noble Bull opens on graduation day at a teacher’s college in San Antonio, Texas—class of 1890. Rebecca Roberts is waiting to get her diploma, hoping for a teaching job, but she hasn’t found one yet. Her only offer came from Seth Mathews, a handsome rancher with three children—a cowboy who keeps showing a romantic interest in Rebecca.

Shameful. He has children. He must be married.
Or is he?

The Rogue’s Daughter was first published by Zondervan in 1986 as a Serenade/Saga Romance, but Molly has the rights to this western romance novel now, and soon, she will publish it as an e-book under a new cover.


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Molly Noble Bull

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Molly  was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch, and her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys. So does she write westerns?


But she also writes long historical novels like Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic. Gatehaven won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript. But Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Steeple Hill, and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors.

Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as a e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.


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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.


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
FB: www.facebook.com/cherylcolwellauthor
Twitter: twitter.com/CherylColwell3
Google + http://bit.ly/1kjaHuc
Author Amazon Page –Amazon Author Pagehttp://amzn.to/KFBIrX

How to Have a Chance to Win a $100 Amazon card and books

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In the next two weeks I will be featuring three writers of Christian fiction from the John 3:16 Network – Cheryl Colwell, Barbara Ann Derksen and Molly Noble Bull. Each one writes Christian mystery/suspense. Even though this is not my genre of choice I know lots of people who enjoy these types of books. I will be featuring each writer with a post about how their writing and faith are meshed together. Tune in to read their stories and find out about their books.

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Christian Authors Book Launch Tour Last Day

Christian Book Launch Tour – Last Day

Today I welcome Lisa Lickel on the Blog Tour by John 3:16 Authors. There is a link at the bottom of this post for a contest by the John 3:16 Network. This is the last day to enter. Drop over to John316 BookLaunch for other authors and books.

The link to the contest can be found at the bottom of this post as well.

To follow the entire Blog Book Launch for Lisa Lickel please click on the following links:

Kimberley Payne: 1

Kara Howell: 1

Kara Howell: 2

Lorilyn Roberts: 3

Emma Right: 4  

Carol A. Brown: 5


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Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy

by Lisa J Lickel, illustrated by Brenda Hendricks

Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy

Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he can play with, explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri, Green Leaf is sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange to Green Leaf. How can they play and explore together?

Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when he falls into danger?

Here is an excerpt from her book,:

Green Leaf didn’t understand many of Henri’s words, but he knew that Henri needed him.
Green Leaf ran to the side of the stream.
Henri hung onto a big root with both hands. Cold water rushed over him and tried to sweep him away.
Green Leaf wanted to help. He wanted to tell Henri that he would not let the water wash him away. One of Henri’s boots was on the ground.
Henri screamed again and shook his head. Green Leaf did not know the words to tell Henri to wait. He held up Henri’s boot and pointed to the path.


From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Potawatomi Boy is a featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books and enter the Rafflecopter toward the bottom of the page.

Kindle for Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy – on special sale during December 1- 16, $.99

Also available in print from online retailers or from your favourite bookseller. $5.95

Today is the last day for the contest. Put in your entry now.


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