Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An Announcement

Posted on social media by Desert Breeze Publishing:

It is with gratitude to our readers, and great pride in our authors and artists, that we at Desert Breeze Publishing announce we will be closing our literary doors as of July 2018.

We opened nearly ten years ago with a dream and a vision. We truly believe that in many ways we succeeded. But it is time to step back and say goodbye.

All DBP books currently available will be purchasable at the DBP website through the end of June. Some online stores will have them until the end of the month, but the take down process will begin immediately in order to close by the end of the month.

Blessing to everyone.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Saturday Links

Dyan Diamond, over at #BeInspired!, wrote an inspiring piece about "Rewriting Old Stories." Do it.
https://dyandiamond.net/2018/06/07/rewriting-old-stories/

Team Never Quit interviews Chris Cassidy, NASA astronaut, Navy SEAL, combat veteran, MIT graduate, 31 hours 14 minutes space walking. Amazing.
http://teamneverquit.com/podcast/chris-cassidy-nasa-astronaut-navy-seal-combat-veteran-mit-graduate-31-hours-14-minutes-space-walking/

God bless.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Proof Ordered

I've ordered the proof for "Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17." It will take a few weeks to arrive. I can't resist sharing another picture Carol Fiorillo created for me:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Coming Soon...

The amazing cover artist Carol Fiorillo created the new cover for my paperback Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17. Isn't it lovely on that virtual shelf? I appreciate that she incorporates the covers my sister created for the individual novellas. This book will include novellas 9-12. How soon it will be available depends on the reviewing process, much of which is out of my hands.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:3-4

 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday Links

The Fuzzy Fanatic Blog shares animal stories.
https://fuzzyfanaticblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/stray-dog-crashes-wedding-and-then-crashes-into-hearts/

For the writers, Laurie Schnebly Campbell teaches online classes and presents at conferences. I've enjoyed the opportunity to participate in both. She recently shared a post over on Seekerville about making face-to-face pitch at a conference:
seekerville.blogspot.com/2018/05/selling-without-bragging.html

God bless.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard inspirational fiction. It's worth the read. I didn't read the author's own experience added at the end. I tried to read it, but what I'd gained was being overwritten by the author's perspective. I stopped after the first few pages. I'll keep the book, but I've added a note in the book to stop reading when the author's personal perspective begins.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

The most recently added unedited sentence to "The Blessing Basket," novella 13 in the Holiday, USA series:

Twitchy wasn't a sensation Trace enjoyed.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:1

Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Saturday Links

Mustard Seed blog addresses trusting in God's strength:
https://mustardseedblogs.com/2018/05/04/god-my-strength/

Jim Denney, over at Christians Read, shared an interesting post about Viktor Frankl, author of "Man's Search for Meaning," a book my counselor assigned me to read.
https://christiansread.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/do-you-have-a-why/

God bless.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home book 1) by Cathleen Armstrong clean contemporary Christian romance. Enjoyable read. I want to read the next one.