Word Sharpeners Week – June 8, 2015

FrasierWord Sharpener News:  I am so excited to announce that I am one of five finalist for the Frasier Award. Click on the picture to see who the other finalists are. The winner will be announced at the ACFW Banquet in Dallas, TX in September.

I entered my unpublished novel, Lost in the Storm. Here is a blurb about the novel.

In the midst of the Civil War, hero Captain Cage has a secret. To keep his secret, he drives every reporter who tries to interview him out of camp.

News reporter Lavena promises her boss she’ll get an interview with Captain Cage if the newspaper will give her a chance as a war correspondent. Her boss warns if she doesn’t get the interview, she’ll lose her job.

As war rages around them, Lavena struggles to get the story of a lifetime as she fights her attraction to the reluctant hero. Cage struggles to keep his secret knowing it will destroy any chance he has for a relationship with the feisty reporter with whom he’s fallen in love.

0214-4th-july-1100020942-10182013Holidays This Week: Sunday, June 14th is National Flag Day. This is the day we honor the flag of the United States of America. On Wednesday and Friday, I’ll post some fun facts about Flag Day.

Other Holidays This Week:

  • Today, June 8 – National Best Friends Day
  • June 9 – National Donald Duck Day
  • June 10 – National Ice Tea Day

Quote of the Week:  I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.  — John Thune

Verse of the Week:  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.  Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

Song of the Week:  Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa (1897)

National Anthem:  Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1814)

Video of the Week:  Old Glory – The History of the American Flag

Life Sharpening Tip: Fly the American Flag on Flag Day.

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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