Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Book Pusher: April Mini Book Reviews

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THINGS LEFT UNSPOKEN Eva Marie Everson: Christian Women's Fiction

With a fabulous mystery wrapped in a mystery, Things Left Unspoken dives deep into Southern stories and history and what it means to grow from twisted roots, but become straight and true. A must read! You won't be sorry.

SAILING OUT OF DARKNESS Normandie Fischer:  Christian Women's Fiction with elements of Romance

Normadie Fischer is a wonderful writer. I love all the storylines--Sam, Teo, Jack, and India. (I would never have guessed the storyline for India and Jack!) She did a great job of portraying depression. Be sure to read BECALMED and all her Carolina Coast stories.

THE ART OF LOSING YOURSELF Katie Ganshert: Christian Women's Fiction

A stirring story of faith and what it takes to survive lifts The Art of Losing Yourself. How dry do your bones have to get when your hopes and dreams are denied before you ask for help? Carmen Hart and her half-sister Gracie Fisher are taken to their last step in this lovely story.

THEY ALMOST ALWAYS COME HOME Cynthia Ruchti: Christian Women's Fiction

They Almost Always Come Home is a stirring story of faith and what it takes to survive. Libby and Greg Holmes must journey through grief and marital estrangement to find their lives again.

Links: (You know I'll have some.)

Glennon Doyle Melton has two words for writers: Faith and Sweat. I like that.

Listen To Your Mother/Atlanta will be at 2:00 PM at the Act3 Theatre, in Sandy Springs, GA on April 29. Come one, come all!!! Psst: I'll be reading my essay "My Momma Had Words With Me." ;-)

And check this out! I'm the first cast member who was under the spotlight for the Atlanta Listen To Your Mother April 29.

Next Post: IWSG!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IWSG: April

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Insecure Writers Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Christopher D. Votey
Madeline Mora-Summonte
Fundy Blue
Chrys Fey

Question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

Ut oh... No, but there's a reason for that. Something about my overused excuse--health. See, I've never even attempted the A to Z Challenge. I know my limits and I know I can't even think of that many posts in one month or even a theme. Add that I don't have a book to market, and you have a hive of reasons for not even being a member of that challenge.

Okay. Okay. I know your wondering what's keeping me in the IWSG? I know I'm not good at visiting around. That makes me sorry at supporting all of the rest of you. I can only blame my lack of focus and energy. I'll try to do better.

But, I do have some stellar links for you this month. :-)

Great link: Check out Jennifer Johnson-Blalock's "Six Tips for Sending a Requested Manuscript."

And "STORY GENIUS--for Pantsers."

And one more! "How to Write a Novel".

I couldn't leave this out--"Writer Guilt vs. Writer Shame."

And one more--I'm on a roll--Nathan Bransford offers another good post of queries--"Summarizing Through Specificity"

Next Post: April's Book Pusher Mini Reviews, of course!
(Psst! I might not be very good at other things, but I am good at pushing books.)