I’m looking forward to today and attending my first-ever virtual writing conference (Inscribe Fall Conference)! In gratitude for all the writers and writing mentors (from Inscribe and other writing groups) that have helped and encouraged me through the years, I’ve arranged a free download of my latest novel, Under the Cloud - Kindle edition. GET… Continue reading Under the Cloud (free Kindle Edition)
Under the Cloud has been out just a little over two months. In that time, I’ve distributed a box of paperbacks but another shipment is on its way, scheduled to arrive later this week. Reader response is gratifying! Here are some comments, gathered from reviews: “Zamri’s story explores themes that are as relevant now as… Continue reading More books arriving this week!
Beyond The Purple Sky by Eunice Cooper-MatchettMy rating: 5 of 5 starsIn dramatic scenes fueled by an informed imagination, Cooper-Matchett takes us into a little-known time in Israel’s history. The Jews are in exile in Babylon. Zerubbabel—a brilliant Jewish lad and companion of Nebuchadnezzar’s successor Belshazzar and sister Belshalti-Nanner, is being groomed for service to… Continue reading Beyond the Purple Sky – review
I’m excited to announce that my second novel, Under the Cloud, a continuation of the story begun in Destiny’s Hands, is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook editions! Here's the cover (designed by Glynis and Amanda Belec of Angel Hope Publishing): And the description, from the back of the book: "Fifteen-year-old Zamri lives… Continue reading Project completed!
It's May 1st. Time to announce the winners of the giveaway. They are: Bonnie and Patricia. Congratulations! I'll be getting in touch with both of you for your mail addresses. Hope you enjoy! *********** I (and my book Destiny's Hands) are thrilled to be featured today on the blog Interviews and Reviews. Thank you, Laura… Continue reading Interview & giveaway!
The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lydia, slave of Cleopatra, is not only lovely but also ambitious. Her artistic pottery is in demand and already she has collected a bag of coins against the day she can escape from the palace and start her own business. But the… Continue reading The Queen’s Handmaid – review
Return to Me by Lynn Austin My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Return to Me Lynn Austin returns to writing in the genre--biblical fiction--where I first met her. This story is set in the time of the exile and follows the priest Iddo and his son Zacharias as their family returns to a ravished… Continue reading Return to Me (review)
Journey by Angela Elwell Hunt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Suspicion and jealousy cause a rift between Yosef's sons Efrayim and Menashe when grandfather Yakov speaks a firstborn blessing over second-born Efrayim in Angela Hunt's biblical fiction Journey. This schism is magnified by their dissimilar personalities. Menashe is serious, brooding, and intense while Efrayim… Continue reading Journey by Angela Hunt (review)
'Valentine's Day' in my novel Destiny's Hands comes on the day the Israelites celebrate their final defeat of the Egyptians after they cross the Red Sea. In the story Moses leads in a celebration dance and main character Bezalel joins in. Then he looks on as Miriam leads the women in their part of the… Continue reading Love at first sight?
Do you read biblical fiction, that is fiction based on the stories in the Bible? Maybe you write it. The most common way of writing such a story is to fictionalize the Bible characters, perhaps create a few new ones, and tell the story in all its imagined detail but still set in the time… Continue reading Biblical fiction—adaptations