Alpha/Beta Readers Wanted for Mapped Out Murders

I am requesting readers and helpers for my first contemporary “how will they catch them” murder mystery, Mapped out Murders, which is also to some extent a police procedural. I have completed a draft of almost 74,000 words and have the basic story, characters, and steps in the process mostly the way I want them. …

Rolling Along Through Breakdown and Blessing

I attended a church Book Club meeting last night and one of the icebreaker questions was "If your life was a book, what would the title be?" The title of this blog post is the one I came up with. Many readers know hubby has been an over-the-road truck driver off and on since 1998. Employment has …

The Great Thirst Part Six — Protected is now live! And Part Seven is in pre-order!

The Great Thirst is almost complete! Here's a snippet from Part Six: “David, where are you?” Drew’s voice came over David’s satellite phone, scratchy and indistinct. He had been out to the village again with a small team, trying to be sure the cartel was not looking for the expedition or questioning the shooting incident. …

From The Great Thirst Part Six — Eva takes Keith and Talia to meet her son Angel

“You’ve made your point,” Drew said to his wife. “Obviously I haven’t,” Anne snapped. “She’s risking your two biggest assets in this mission on lunch with a drug cartel insider. Instead of being able to at least admit that, she tries to makes this about me!” Drew looked from Eva to Anne and then risked …

The War on Christmas

Christmas originated in the Roman Empire when Christians gathered together to worship Jesus during the feast of Saturnalia. Since most Christians were poor or slaves, when the pagan majority celebrated Saturnalia, Christians were given the freedom, for that one day, to do whatever they wanted. They had “the day off.” So when their masters, neighbors …

Spending the Night at the Principal’s

My Work in Progress -- What Will you Die For? -- Mary C. Findley   “Hey, not to insult you, but we could run down to the mall and get you some clothes – my treat. You’d have some clean stuff to wear, anyway, sans bubbles. Jo-Jo really soaked you. Sorry.” “No, I always have …

Guest Post by Precarious Yates: A Worthy Disciple and new release book “How Shall We Then Love?”

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.” ~ Jesus (Luke 14:26) This is one of the most difficult sayings of Jesus. In classic hyperbole language, He tells us that the weightiest part of our …

Guest Post by Victoria Findley: Review of the Movie “Brave”

Synopsis: A tale of a fiery headed princess determined to be independent of any authority at any cost. Summary (spoilers) Merida is the eldest daughter of a King and Queen Elinor. Father rescued her from an evil bear at an early age. She is taught school and ladyhood by her mother and taught how to …

Review of The Mummy Returns

Objectionable elements: 1. Veneration of false gods and magic spells related to the false religion. 2. Promotion of reincarnation as true. 3. Violence, including the mummy sucking the life out of people. 3. Cursing in English and probably in foreign languages. Scantily-clad women, including a lengthy "chick fight" in bikinis. 4. The "Medji," Arabs fighting …

The Benny and the Bank Robber Historical Adventure Series has new members in the family!

Just out for one more plunge into summer reading, or homeschool literature with history, mystery and adventure, check out the third book in the Benny and the Bank Robber series. Ben Carlisle's longtime dream has been to travel west with his family. When he is offered a newspaper job in Detroit, he is forced to question …

Review of Remnant in the Stars by Cindy Koepp

  How far will a father go to rescue his daughter, and how much power does he really have to bring that about? How hard will a soldier push herself to do her duty when doing it has already cost her health, friendship and maybe her future? What will it take to bring together two …