Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Historical Author Mona Hodgson!

Brand New from the Pen interview Hi everyone! Thanks so much for opportunity to join you here. What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? In central Arizona, I live at the base of Mingus Mountain, home to the most vertical town in the United States—Jerome. More than twenty years ago, when I first visited the Jerome State Historic Park, the Douglas Mansion, I became fascinated with the historic copper mining camp’s history and the romantic appeal of the late 1890’s. Soon thereafter, I entertained the idea of writing a historical novel set in Jerome during its boom town years in the late 1890s. Some of those seeds sprouted in my debut series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, set in the late 1890s, in a gold mining camp in Colorado. Before WaterBrook Multnomah published my debut novel, Two Brides Too Many, I. . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Historical Author Liz Tolsma!

Today is special, with a new-to-me author from Thomas Nelson ♥ Zondervan, part of the merger in HarperCollins Christian Publishing.  Please join me in welcoming Liz Tolsma! What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? I love to read and I love to read historicals. History has always fascinated me, so it was the right fit. I’ve tried to write contemporary and chick lit, but my best work, my truest voice, is when I write Christian historical. Are there any other Christian Historical Fiction authors that you think your readers would enjoy? They would enjoy Sarah Sundin, Cara Putman, Tricia Goyer Are there bits and pieces that were cut in editing that you might ever share with your readers? When I write, I always keep a file called “deletes”, in case I should ever need that deleted scene or chapter back. I never have. There. . .

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Blog Tour – Author Janalyn Voigt’s DawnSinger

Please join us for an interview with author Janalyn Voigt upon the release of her speculative fiction, DawnSinger at my blog, www.goldenkeyesparsons.blogspot.com. What a delightful read! If you liked Lord of the Rings, you will like DawnSinger. Leave a comment to be in a drawing for a $25 Starbuck’s gift card and an autographed copy of her novel.

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Coming Soon from the pen, please welcome historical author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer!

Contemporary and historical romance fans rejoice with the release of six brand-new destination romances from Barbour Publishing. Scheduled for release January 2012 through June 2012, each novel is a destination read that provides a relaxing escape. What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? I’ve always been intrigued by an old house we pass that are abandoned and falling to pieces. I wonder who lived there? What was their story? I discovered historical fiction through LaVyrle Spencer a long time ago. Through her characters she involved me in history in an enjoyable way. When Christian Historical Fiction began to be published I was overjoyed! Finally, my kind of book without out the immoral behaviors. I had a chance to write A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and dove right in. Do you write any other genres? Yes, I’ve written a contemporary fiction book called Hearts on the Road (Heartsong). . .

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Curious George Home Run Reader/ Jorge el curioso El jonron

George is excited to go to his first baseball game to watch his friend Marco play. While Marco concentrates on hitting his first home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. But George doesn’t know in which order he should hang the numbers. With help from Marco and the girl at the snack stand, George learns about number sequence and a handy trick for putting double digits in order. During the last inning, George agrees to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Will he be able to add another number to the scoreboard? Includes rules of the game and a score-keeping activity.

Also available in a bilingual English/Spanish edition!

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Boba Baby Carrier

I really love babywearing. In the spring of 2010, when AppleBlossom was just a little older than OrangeBlossom is now, I had a whole month and some of featuring all sorts of carriers and other information. Some carriers were borrowed, some provided for review, some given on by request of the company to charity, some live in my closet and then others I use practically daily. Previous to then, I did not know much about babywearing, other than my SisterL did it and she had wraps. Now I’m in love with it all and fascinated by all the options available. My staple for on the go has been my ring slings, but I’ll tell you not all ring slings are created equal! Some are grab and go, and some are a bit more bulky and not so easy to work with (although gorgeous!). My favorite ring slings have to be. . .

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Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess

Once upon a time there was a graceful mouseling ballerina who loved to dance, and put on magical performances with her friends. Her royal mouse-ness is back doing what she does best – charming and entertaining aspiring young dancers – in Angelina Ballerina™: Ballerina Princess, a new, five-episode collection on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand March 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Leap into the fun as everyone’s favorite dancing mouseling tracks a mysterious tutu, learns that every role is important, uses creativity and dance to tell a story and more!

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Bob Books Early Readers

Have you heard? Bob Books is growing up! That is growing up into a new Early Readers. Now you can continue what you started with the Bob Books sets and keep that love of fun characters going in FULL COLOR.

Discover NEW Bob Books Early Readers – now in a bright new format! These 32 page, full color stories are just right for your reader who knows the basics, and is looking for fun, easy-to-read stories.

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Gabby’s Stick-to-It Day by Shelia Walsh

Our favorite little angel is back with more giggles, more fun, and an important message for little girls—don’t give up when things get hard.

Gabby is a little guardian angel with a big job to do! Watching over Sophie is hard work, but Gabby knows that God wants her to stick to it.

Gabby, God’s Little Angel, flies to the rescue as Sophie attempts to help others but has a little trouble sticking with things. Sophie tries to be helpful by washing the family dog for her mom, but she gives up when she’s the one who ends up all wet. She then tries to be kind by reading to her little brother, but he has plans of his own, which include a splash of cereal right in Sophie’s face! When Sophie is ready to quit once again, it’s up to Gabby to encourage her to keep trying and to teach her what the Bible says about perseverance: “We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NCV)

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Beauty for Ashes (Hickory Ridge Romance) by Dorothy Love {Review}

She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

It’s 1876 and eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge. But Carrie Daly has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn’t quite ready to set a date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is passing through to collect an old debt. Formerly a member of Charleston society, Griff has been estranged from his family for years. Determined to lead an unencumbered life, he is on his way to explore the gold fields and cattle ranches of Australia. But when he’s asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay a bit longer.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff’s kindness and charm. But Griff isn’t sure if he wants to settle down. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God’s promise of beauty for ashes.

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Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini

As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Diaz Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the Federal purview.

Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease currently afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of another father are in perfect health. When an act of violence shatters Rosa’s resolve to maintain her increasingly dangerous existence, she flees with the children and her precious heirloom quilts to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive.

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Yael Meyer Music {GIVEAWAY!}

Kings of Convenience might as well have started a sonic revolution by coining the term “quiet is the new loud”. In a few words, this might be a good way to describe the music of rising indie pop star Yael Meyer.

Yael Meyer crafts unpretentious songs of incredible complexity. Compared to artists such as Jose Gonzalez, Jack Johnson, Feist and Death Cab For Cutie, her new album “Everything Will Be Alright” will be out November 15, 2011 on her own label Kli Records.

Born in Santiago de Chile, Meyer was drawn to performance and creative arts at an early age. Her parents, strongly believing that musical education was important, enrolled her in a classical music conservatory at the age of 5 where she studied piano for three years. She continued her lessons with private tutors until age 13 when she picked up the guitar. She then realized that her true calling as a musician, singer and songwriter could be better fulfilled with an instrument she could take along with her to pajama parties, camping trips…anywhere her close circle of friends could gather and she could play.

At age 18, Meyer set her sights on Berklee College of Music in Boston, and won a scholarship to attend, completing her studies in just 3 ½ years. It was there that she wrote, produced and recorded her debut album Common Ground, a blend of indie folk and lounge electronica which became a smash hit in her home country. It was hailed as one of the top 50 albums of the year by Rolling Stone Chile, and jump-started a career that would include tours of the U.S, Europe and South America.

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Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn Genre: Christian Fiction Pages: 352 Trade Paperback Date Published: October 2011 Publisher: Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken “If only.” Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of Sandra’s dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a. . .

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