I'm feeling excited about my newest project. It was giving me problems for several weeks, but I think I've finally found a groove that (Lord-willing) will carry me through to the finish line with this one!
Today I'm including a short snippet from my very first novel, The Beloved Daughter. If you haven't read it yet, you can grab it (and 14 other religious/inspirational fiction titles) off of Instafreebie. It's totally free.
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And now, the excerpt. The Beloved Daughter follows Chung-Cha, a twelve-year-old girl thrown into a North Korean prison camp. This scene may give you a hint as to why she was sent there.
I think most of us can admit we'd like a little help growing in our prayer life, right? Busy schedules, small faith, and wandering thoughts keep nearly all of us from praying the way we should.
Several months ago, my friend Jaime (who's also a Christian author) and I were talking about how there aren't that many online resources out there that are specifically designed to help you pray. We both like listening to podcasts, but there weren't any we could find that focused only on prayer.
We launched The Prevailing Prayer Podcast to give people like us -- ordinary people who want to grow in their prayers lives -- encouragement and practical support.
I don't know about where you are, but we're finally starting to feel like spring may come at some point. The days are getting longer, and we haven't seen negative temperatures in about five days!
It's the little things, right?
In honor of today's Christian Fiction Friday post, here's a snippet from Identity Theft, which is available along with four other Christian suspense books in the Road to Danger Bundle (only 99 cents!).
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Writing Christian fiction is an intensely fierce calling, but so many readers never see the fight that goes into their favorite books. Many people think of writing as a very relaxing sort of job. Long, quiet hours to yourself. Getting paid to daydream. Communing with your favorite characters all day long.
Even if novel writing was 0.000002% as peaceful as that sounds, it's even less for the Christian author.
Happy Friday! This week has been a tad crazy here, but I hope you are all doing well. Today's excerpt comes from Torn Asunder, which goes on sale today for 99 cents!
Readthe love story of two missionaries sneaking the gospel into North Korea.
“Is that why you’re mad?” she pressed. “Did you think I told them where you were?” Simon couldn’t even imagine what torture she had already endured the past two weeks while he roamed freely across the countryside.
My son should be dead. There is no medical reason to explain why he is alive today, practicing yoga in his room after a long day of homeschool lessons, spelling practice, and running around screaming because he’s a nine-year-old boy and that’s what he likes to do.
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Thanks so much for letting me wrap up the next Kennedy book last week. God, you really helped me with that one. So I'm at it again, fresh start Monday afternoon, a blank document staring me in the face.
I confess that I'm scared.