A New Website for a New Year — Post by Mary C. Findley

We are praying for big changes this year for Findley Family Video Publications (FFVP). You can see right here one of them. Elk Jerky for the Soul still exists, but we've changed to a website format and tried to come closer to branding ourselves uniformly. Still, many people complimented us on that great name for …

12 Days of Christmas — I’m on tomorrow!

Please join this annual event on facebook at any time, but, especially, stop by tomorrow morning from 7-11 AM Eastern time, because that's MY time! You will find lots of authors you may or may not know, all presenting a clean and uplifting wordview in all kinds of books! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1184333868259877/ is the place, in the …

His Sign 2: The Ezra Solution — New Release!

December of 2018 I released a different kind of short novel called His Sign: The Wait Is Over. I created it as a modern allegory, fictional, but intending to convey spiritual truth. I was kind of getting tired with the popular Nephilim obsession. His Sign: The Wait Is Over But, in the interest of giving …

Ancient Sources — Post by Michael J. Findley

Cuneiform inscription found on the south side of the Van Castle hill, eastern Turkey. It's several metres tall and wide, 25 centuries old and the message comes from the Persian king Xerxes. In Old Persian, Babylonian and Elamite Bjørn Christian Tørrissen - Own work by uploader, http://bjornfree.com/galleries.html Wikipedia “Can you please reference some sources you used for your …

Mapped Out Murders Ready for Readers

Sarah Groben is an LAPD Homicide detective and a pastor's wife. She's got six murders she wants to solve by Sunday. Members of a fledgling group for 10-40 window transplants seeking Christianity are being killed. A Muslim charity interested in better relations with Americans seems to be connected by the death of a former financial …

12 Days of Christmas: Authors want to meet readers and give you stuff!

Don't let Christmas shopping get you down! You don't have to get out of those fuzzy slippers to find great books and get to know great authors waiting to meet you! Please join us starting Monday December 10th and continuing through December 21st. Every day you can see what authors are up to. You could …

Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

  My NaNoWrimo project for this year is called Mapped Out Murders. NaNoWriMo, by the way, is a project to write at least 50,000 words on a new novel project during the month of November. You need to write a little under 1700 words a day to reach that goal. I won’t tell you how …

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. …

When Moving Day Comes: CreateSpace to KDP

Among my indie author friends, I am seeing a good deal of excitement and concern over the fact that CreateSpace, the go-to print book destination for many of us, is closing down. Our books will now be merged with Kindle Direct Publishing. I am going through this conversion now, and, with 50 titles in print, …

The Write Stuff with Parker J. Cole: Interview Time!

Parker J. Cole has a radio show called The Write Stuff. It exists specifically to encourage and showcase writers of all kinds. Earlier this year she asked many authors to join a group to help her line up guests for her show. I had wanted to do this for some time, but when we lived …

The Men of the Realmlands: Finally a Series

If you look at The Baron's Ring up on Amazon, it may shock you to discover that it was published in 2010. Yes, ten years ago I produced this Historical Romantic Suspense story of a handsome prince, Tristan, literally swept away from his father's funeral to a land where a damsel in distress, enslaved by …

We Respect Your Privacy but Have to Share What’s New and What’s Free!

Privacy Notice: This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for elkjerkyforthesoul.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following: What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. What choices are available to you …

To Glorify God — Post by Michael J. Findley

Westminster Shorter Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:14 Let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in …

Review: The Far Corner of the Greenhouse by K.V. Case

Four out of Five Stars. Highly recommended Romantic Women's Fiction If you like romances where opposites attract this is the book for you. What a tapestry of conflict and connection this book is. The ways in which Stone and Abigail turn out to be connected are stunning. It's like that bedraggled bush in her father's greenhouse. Layer by layer, as these two people intertwine …

A Valentine’s Day Link-up to Great Reading!

A Christmas Eve romance for Valentine's Day? Really? Well, why not? There's no bad time to read about Murali Nanda, a spy who comes in from the cold for reference librarian Karin Arthur. They've talked to online for years but never met in person. Will this be a blind date to die for when a …

Yes, We Do Have a Newsletter!

If you look down the left side of our blog you will see a newsletter subscription link. It's been there awhile, but, finally, we published our first newsletter! Now, if you missed it, because you're not a subscriber, we hope you'll sign up for the newsletter and help us build a line of communication you'll …

I Never Win Anything — by Mary C. Findley

"I've never won anything!" You know you've said it yourself. So have I. But yesterday I won something. My newly-published novella, His Sign: The Wait Is Over, won an award from Radiqx Press's Reality Calling: Christian Fiction. Peter Younghusband and David Bergsland both read and review Christian fiction, especially in the Speculative genre, for redemptive qualities. …