Word Sharpeners Week – July 20, 2015

Jak and Asher CoolWord Sharpener News: I’m back home in Ohio after 3 weeks in Tennessee taking care of the grandkids. They were awesome. Now time to get to work and plan for an outreach in Addison, Michigan in a little over a week. After that, I’ll be on to a kid’s crusade in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

I’m still waiting for some publishers to decide on a some of my manuscripts. My agent, Linda Glaz from Hartline, has four out there, and two are at the final stages of maybe being accepted. Over the next few weeks, I’ll post blurbs from each novel. This week is the first novel I wrote, a young adult western set in the wild west with orphans, outlaws, and redemption. I’ve added a pic I made that I think would be cool inspiration for a cover.

Forks In the Road Title PageForks In the Road

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

After tragedy kills their family during the Civil War, two young brothers head West and make choices that lead them down the wrong road.

We all have forks in the road that affect our lives. For two brothers, Joshua and Caleb Jackson, those junctions begin during the Civil War when their world crashes around them. Quantrill’s raiders murder their family and leave them orphaned at the mercy of an abusive man.

They escape and head West but find that life is hard when you’re young with nowhere to go. At every fork, they must make a choice that can redeem them or lead them on a path to destruction

This novel has very little romance, but readers who love redemptive westerns will enjoy it. Even though Forks in the Road isn’t published yet, I have an idea of who I would like to play the main characters.

Joshua Jackson played by Chris Pratt

Caleb Jackson played by Alex Pettyfer

Jedidiah Jackson played by Kirk Cameron

Holidays This Week: Today is National Lollipop Day. I love lollipops.

Other Holidays this Week:

July 24 – National Cousins Day

July 25 – National Day of the Cowboy

July 25 – National Dance Day

July 26 – Tisha B’av (National Jewish day of fasting that honors first and second temples that were destroyed)

Quote of the Week:  And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you? ~ George Whitefield, Preacher & Evangelist

Verse of the Week:  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

Song of the Week: Nothing But the Blood by Matt Redman

Hymn of the Week: Nothing But the Blood by Robert Lowry

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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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