Word Sharpeners Weekly – August 3, 2015


Word Sharpener News: This week, I am in the beautiful state of West Virginia doing a kid’s crusade for a church in Clarksburg. West Virginia is so pretty this time of year.

As promised, I’m featured a completed novel I’ve written every week. The novels I’ve featured are now being looked at by publishers or have placed in writer’s contests but are currently unpublished. Today’s novel is called Lost in the Storm. It is the second novel in a trilogy called Ladies from Oberlin. To find out more about the series and the first novel, read my post from last week at this link.

Lost in the Storm is a 3rd place winner of the Tara Contest and is a finalist for the Frasier Awards. The winner of the Frasier Award will be announced at the ACFW Conference in September.

Lost in the Storm

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

During the Civil War, Lavena is determined to become a war correspondent in a career dominated by men. She gets her chance when she is assigned to interview a war hero, Captain Cage. But Captain Cage doesn’t want to be interviewed, and if Lavena doesn’t come through, she’ll lose her job with the newspaper.

Captain Cage has tried to avoid reporters since he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He doesn’t want the attention that might end up exposing the secret he has carried with him since the incident that started it all. But the woman reporter they sent to interview him this time is more formable than any of the men reporters – and prettier.

The actors I imagined playing these characters include people no longer living:

  Lavena Falcon played by Margaret Hale

 Captain Macajah (Cage) Jones played by Humphrey Bogart

Nate Teagan played by Leonardo Dicaprio

Lieutenant Jed Jackson played by Kirk Cameron  (If you’re keeping track, this is the same Jed Jackson as in my Western, Forks in the Road.)

Verse of the Week: 1 Timothy 4:15-16  Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Quote of the Week: The church today is riddled with fad doctrines and new sounds that distract from the clear message of the Great commission in the New Testament. Any message that attracts you which does not bring glory to Christ is the message of a seducing spirit and the man giving it is in deception. —  John Hagee

Song of the Week: We Believe by Newsboys

Hymn of the Week: Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady (1776)

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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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