Word 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.
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