The Demons in Writing

by Carole Brown

We all have them. The times of dryness, weariness and pressure in our demon freewriting attempts. It’s up to each of us to put on all the armor we can to fight against those demons of writing warfare. In my own life, they vary from day to day, but they are there and very real. Keeping watch over these problems is a constant battle and it never gets easier. But that’s no reason for me to give up. If for no other reason, I’m a fighter (in certain things and ways), and I WANT to write. I WANT to produce more books, and I pray that God gives me the help and strength to finish my writing course! 

Here’s a short list of some writing demons in my own life:

 

Time:

clock freeIs there ever enough time for everything? Learn (again) that time waits on no one. Take those precious minutes, half hour, early morning, late evening–whatever you can fit in–and jot down those fifty or hundred or thousand words. 

Not enough words? Of course, it is. If you hadn’t written those words, you’d have been fifty, hundred, or thousand words less. Appreciate every minute of the day and take advantage of those minutes. Every one of them count for something. Don’t let it be for nothing.

 

Busyness:  

Too many items on my calendar. If that’s the case–and I’ve often found that to be so in my life–busy freethen it’s time to prioritize. We CAN NOT do everything, so pick those things that are the most important.

I suggest taking the time to make a list. You can have more than one: a personal, only you can see what’s on it, that goes into more detail, and a more general one. Here’s what my general one looks like, and there are times I have to rearrange, temporarily, some of them:

  • God, and his work
  • husband
  • family
  • writing
  • friends

Remember: these will rearrange occasionally, and some overlap (such as God and his work and friends, etc.). Also I haven’t mentioned personal interests, like hobbies, exercise, temporary demands, or sudden happenings that occur in each of our lives.

 

Laziness:

lazy cat freeI just don’t feel like it today (or tomorrow and probably the next day). Oh, my, how many times have I faced this one? 

 

 

 

 

 

Strength (Weariness):  

I’ve been sick, too tired, or life is wearing me down. I’m worn down from traveling to and frosick woman free helping out, or shopping for needed items, etc. Or I’ve not had enough sleep. Too much on my mind. I’ve had to deal with other issues and can’t think straight. An accident, injury, illness with which I need to contend. The list goes on and on. 

With this one, you will probably need to relax and recover. If you can’t write during this period either give your mind and body permission to take a break from writing. When you are up to it, jot notes, reread your work and mark spots that need edited. Go at a speed and with a mindset that lets you stay relaxed. Approach it as a reader and not with any pressure that you HAVE to get work done. 

Another suggestion that works well for me, is to talk with, get together with a writing friend, or friends, and socialize. Help them brainstorm, offer to read a chapter or two, encourage and mentor someone else and keep the focus off yourself. You may find you come away revitalized and strengthened to begin work again.

 

Discouragement: 

discouraged2 freeWhat am I doing? Do I really think I can be a writer? Who am I kidding? Ah, the hound of discouragement nips at many heels! It’s okay to wallow a little, but don’t let it get ahold of you. 

A few things that always brings hope and life back into me when that hound visits me:

  • If you have a supportive companion, talk with them. Many times they can talk you through this slough of despondency and encouragement you to keep on writing. 
  • Share with your true writing buddies, or if you prefer not to let them know, then at least fellowship with a few. Just being around mine encourages me to go home and write. Lately, I’ve struggled to make headway (because of some of the above) on a certain novel I’m trying to complete. But at a recent writing retreat, I was amazed as we all sat working, that I was able to see the manuscript with fresh eyes, and able to write again. 
  • If you’re published, reread some of your good reviews, whether one or twenty, they can give you the incentive to keep writing.
  • Remember who you write for. God? Yourself? Others? To make a difference? To share the gospel? For entertainment? Whatever your reason it, you’re the only one that can do it. Stay true to your purpose and write.
  • Talk with God. He’s always our best encourager. He’s always by our side. Listen. Then obey!

 

What demons to you encounter in your writing? How do you overcome them? 

Happy writing!

 

 

 

Mystery Lovers, Beware!

by Carole Brown

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We love to travel and have done so since we’ve been married. From Washington state to Texas, from Alabama to Maine, we’ve gone traveling for business and for fun.

If you ask the Dentons, who love to travel, their vacation spots always seem to land them in mysteries. Now that’s an interesting thought and experience, but the Dentons take it in stride. Considering their love of fishing, buying new shoes and reading mystery books, it’s easily understood how they can get involved in any mystery that pops up at their newest vacation spots.

So far they’ve solved the Mystery of the Dead Motorcyclist in Tennessee (Hog Insane) and in New Mexico (Bat Crazy), they eventually found who was behind the Vampire Bats supposedly inhabitiFrontng a new cave.

(By the way, someday I’ll explain how I came up with these crazy, insane titles. Lol)

Now in Colorado, they’re helping long time friends Jeremy Meadows, who owns and runs a ski resort with his Down’s Syndrome sister Daffodil, discover the people who are tricking her and ruining their well-laid plans for the resort. And what do ducks have to do with the story anyway?

Can they succeed in finding the evil doer? Readers can find out in the third book of this delightful series: Daffy’s Duck, coming late 2017.

 

Check out the first two books in this series here:

Hog Insane:  Amazon.

Bat Crazy:  Amazon

Happy Reading!!

What’s Your Genre?

37-1013-a0039by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Genres are fluid things. They change from time to time, and sometimes a novel fits in more than one genre. Sometimes your novel will not fit easily in any specific genre. It would be easier if authors could check other for what genre their novels belong in, but publishers require us to label the genre. The reason genre categories are so important is because this is how publishers and book sellers define and market fiction to their readers. Genre is also important because readers use genre to choose what books novels they enjoy reading.

Like it or not, as an author, you need to decide what genre your novel falls under. The following is a list of genres, but it is not meant to be a complete list. There are some genres I include in my blog, let alone read, because as I Christian, I won’t promote them. So what’s your genre?

Age Classifications: There are four age classifications.

Children – Ages Birth to Twelve

Young Adult – Ages Twelve to Eighteen

New Adult – Ages Eighteen to Thirty (Coming of Age)

Adult – Eighteen and Above

Genres:

Science Fiction: Stories often tell about science and technology. It is important to note that science fiction has a relationship with the principles of science—these stories involve partially true-partially fictitious laws or theories of science. It should not be completely unbelievable, because it then ventures into the genre fantasy.

Subcategories:

  • Hard science fiction: Classic science fiction, relies on science and technology
  • Other Worlds: Setting on other planets
  • First contact:  First meeting between aliens and humans
  • Space Exploration: Characters explore space.
  • Cyberpunk: A bleak future of technological advances and computers, hacker, and computer/human hybrids
  • Near-future science fiction: Takes place in the near future and include technology already here or in development
  • Time Travel: Characters travel to the past or future, or are visited by time travelers.
  • Military science fiction:  Futuristic combat, weapons, and battling aliens. Heroism and the carnage of warfare are emphasized.
  • Sociological science fiction: Future of the social sciences instead of the hard technology and focuses on individuals and social groups
  • Light/humorous science fiction: Spoof science fiction. “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams is the best known in this sub-genre.
  • Science fantasy/future fantasy: These stories have some elements of science but ignore the scientific principles involved
  • Cross-Genre: Mix science fiction with fantasy, romance, mystery, suspense and other genres
  • Space opera: Similar to Westerns where the good guys shoot them up with the bad guys – only the bad guys might be aliens or robots on another planet

Fantasy: Stories are often characterized by a departure from the accepted rules by which individuals perceive the world around them; it represents that which is impossible (unexplained) and outside the parameters of our known, reality. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.

Subcategories:

  • Fairy Tales and Mythology: Set in mythical lands with strange creatures
  • Epic Fantasy: A young person thrown unexpectedly into a massive “Good vs. Evil” struggle, where he must become a hero to save the day. Often includes a “grail-finding” quest. J.R.R. Tolkien is the creator of this sub-genre with the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
  • Heroic: Closely related to the epic fantasy and involves fantasy world, but heroes are not the young everyday characters. Magic is an accepted part of life in this sub-genre.
  • Modern Fantasy: Tales of magic and wonder set in modern times
  • Urban: Modern fantasy with a paranormal or supernatural element.
  • Wuxia: Oriental fantasy involving Martial Arts, similar to the American Western where the lone hero saves the day
  • Historic: Any fantasy set in historical times
  • Romantic: Involves any fantasy story that surrounds a romantic relationship between two people
  • Superhero: The heroes in these stories have super powers. Think comic books.
  • Arthurian: These fantasy have a King Arthur setting.
  • Dark Fantasy: Combines elements of fantasy with horror

Speculative: This is a catch-all term meant to inclusively span the breadth of fantastic literature, usually has a spiritual or supernatural element to it.

Subcategories not Included in Fantasy or Science Fiction:

  • Alternate History: Stories where history changes
  • Apocalypse/Holocaust: The end of the world as we know it
  • Coming of Age: The human race takes a big evolutionary leap
  • Dystopian: Dysfuntional utopias
  • Slipstream: Set in our world but distorts things in some way
  • Steampunk: Take a Victorian setting and give it modern technology, and you have steampunk.

Romance: Romantic Fiction has two strict criteria: The first is that the story must focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people. Secondly, the end of the story must be positive, leaving the reader believing that the protagonists’ love and relationship will endure for the rest of their lives. If those two criteria are not met, it’s not considered a romance. Romance may have any of the other genres as a subcategory.

Women’s Fiction: These stories generally appeal more to women than men. Usually the stories involve relationships, emotions, and a female main character. Sometimes women’s fiction has strong romantic elements, but the romance is not the main story.

Mystery: Intrigue, who-done-it’s, crime solving are major ingredients of the mystery genre. Basically the main character has a mystery or crime to solve. This mystery can involve murder, but it doesn’t have to.

Subcategories:

  • Whodunit: A detective works to discover hidden clues and solve the crime, usually murder. Written in one point of view, usually the  main character and almost always in first person.
  • Amateur Detective: The main character is not a police detective but is very invested in solving the crime.
  • Cozy Mystery: The amateur detective, usually a women who lives in a small town or village where she knows everyone, is a likable, nosy, and trustworthy person who people feel comfortable revealing their secrets to. All the suspects know everyone. Cozies never reveal gory or violent details, and sex is always behind closed doors.
  • Private Detective: The victim seeks the help of a private eye.
  • Medical Mystery: Usually takes place in a hospital or medical setting usually involves medical personnel.
  • Courtroom Drama: Usually a defense attorney representing a client he or she believes is innocent. The lawyer solves the crime to win the case.

Thriller/Suspense: This genre is characterized by a sudden rush of emotions and a sense of suspense, apprehension, and exhilaration that drive the narrative. In short, a thriller thrills. Skillful plotting is a major element of a thriller. Alfred Hitchcock movies fell into this genre. This is sometimes called men’s fiction because it’s believed to appeal more to men. Most of the time, it will have a male main character, but it can have a female main character.

Subcategories:

  • Action/Adventure: Race against the clock with lots of violence, and an obvious antagonist
  • Conspiracy: The hero discovers a conspiracy among a powerful group of enemies, but he can’t prove it, and nobody will believe him.
  • Crime: A crime or series of crimes is committed, but the perpetrator is identified immediately.
  • Disaster: The main conflict is due to an act of nature.
  • Horror: Main intent is to illicit fear in the reader.
  • Drama: These suspense stories are usually a little slower paced and rely on character development more than plot.
  • Eco-thriller: Involve environmental aspects where the antagonist is usually a corporation or government official whose actions cause havoc on the environment.
  • Legal: The hero is a lawyer, and some or most of the setting takes place in a courtroom.
  • Medical: Revolves around medical personnel.
  • Political: The hero or antagonist is an agent of the government.
  • Psychological: The conflict between the main characters is mental and emotional, rather than physical.
  • Spy: The good guy is usually a spy fighting against terrorists, plots to overthrow the government, or evil regimes.
  • Techno-thriller: These usually involve the military.

Historical: This includes any story that takes place more than twenty years ago.

  • Historical Saga: Covers a broad period of time and can deal with families over several generations
  • Historical Romance: A true historical romance is a romance that has the time period and setting as an important part of the story
  • Historical Adventure: Takes place in history and brings the characters along for an exciting adventure
  • Western: Set in the old West of the United States. Westerns typify the rugged individualism that built the nation. They are part history, part myth, and part American culture.
  • Cross-Genre: Historical novels can have any genre as it’s sub-category if the story is set in the past such as mystery, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
  • Historical Periods: Historicals are sometimes categorized according to time period such a regency, colonial, or World War II.

Contemporary: This is any fiction where the story takes place in the present that doesn’t fit in any other category.

Comedy: Any story that seeks to invoke laughter.

Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite genre is.

New Books on the Block

By Carole Brown

One of the best moments in an author’s life is when a book of theirs releases. And probably one of the top pleasures it gives those who love to encourage, is to share the reward of a new book out from a fellow-author-friend. 

Today I want to share with you some new books that recently released and hope you’re intrigued enough to check them out! Here goes…

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Coloring Journal. Author: Sharon A. Lavy.

Why should you buy this book?

  • Throughout history, successful people have kept journals.
  • Writing letters and keeping a diary is an ancient tradition that dates back to 10th century Japan.coloring-journal3

 

  • We now know that journaling has a positive impact on our physical and mental well-being, and modern psychologists contend that regular journaling strengthens the immune cells.
  • Many artistic types swear that three pages a day of free writing by hand boost their creativity.

 

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  • Couple that with the accepted benefits of coloring for calming stress relief and we recognize the usefulness of providing a combination coloring journal.
  • As you fill the following pages with your thoughts and your unique style of expression, please dwell on the goodness of the creator and His great love for us.

Remember, Sharon has a many Adult Coloring Books for your pleasure and relaxation. Do check them out here: 

Sharon A. Lavy’s Amazon Books

 

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Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing (Writing to Publish Book 1)

Why should you buy this book? 

  • Do you see yourself as a writer?
  • Is your dream to publish?

Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing helps you create a map you can follow to make your dream come true. The examples, reflective assignments, and challenges walk each reader through the process of constructing a thoughtful and achievable plan. While the handbook offers examples of structure, it is in no way formulaic. The plan you design to be a published author is customized to fit your personality traits, your specific gifts, and your busy life.

Check it out HERE:

Rebecca W. Water’s Amazon Book

THERE you have it! Some books to catch your attention this month! Enjoy.

A Welcome to Diane Thieler

Welcoming Diane Theiler today. She’s promoting two books–both of which sound really good.

Tell us a little bit of how you were called, or began writing. Happenstanceimage1? A clear call? A chosen career?

The Lord has worked on my heart for years about witnessing. I kept telling him I wasn’t a good speaker. Every time I said those words, he’d say “Write a book.” I fought writing for years. Probably close to thirty years. Then one day I gave up and started writing. I loved it! I’m so sorry I waited so long.

What is the message(s) in the book you’re promoting today? Do you like a definite spiritual theme or do you keep it less obvious as you write?

  • Heaven’s Bait is a story told from the Soul’s point of view. I’ve always loved Frank Peretti’s books and thought it would be cool to write one about the struggles the Soul goes through when we make bad decisions.

Headstrong Annie Parker is taken from her home in the middle of the night. Her memory gone, her family unconcerned, and her signature on a binding contract, leave her no choice but to accept her fate when she discovers she is Soul. Her journey is filled with adventure and fear as she fights to save her physical self from Satan’s grasp. Her battle takes her through a demon infested forest where she must deal with the past, get rid of pride, and discover her need for Jesus.

  • Black Mamba – A Story of Love and Faith is a romantic suspense. Black Mamba is a group of underground warriors involved in human trafficking and the name of the image3strategic game they play.

Christene Bickley, the truth diamonds, and a deadly game of Black Mamba with its strategic moves, cause Bradley C. Whitmore to risk everything to save the woman he loves.

Determined to keep his vow to God and be the best Secret Agent he can be, Brad infiltrates a cell of traffickers and does the unthinkable in order to solve his case and save Christene. The reckless decision sends both Christene’s and his lives into chaos as they strive to outwit elite Black Mamba warriors who are determined to kill them. Overcoming one obstacle after another takes its toll when events transpire to keep Brad and Christene apart, but Brad is determined to keep them together.
What is YOUR favorite part about the book or why do you love this book? Why should we read it? J

  • Heaven’s Bait – The symbolism. This book is filled with symbolism and allows the readers to identify the demons in their own lives, see their need for Jesus, and gain inspiration from the Word of God.
  • Black Mamba – I love when Christene decides she wants Brad’s God to be her God. The scene touches my heart.

Give us a few items about yourself: hobbies, loves, fun or weird habits, food/snack kicks you like, what would you be if not a writer–that sort of thing.

  • I like to try new things. I loved sky diving, getting covered in paint, ziplining, and writing. Didn’t care much for bungi jumping although it was fun after I jumped.

Lastly, share an incident when you’ve been very happy/excited or very disappointed/depressed during and because of your writing career? How were you able to get past the bad and move on to the good?

I was very excited about my book release party. I have the best friends. One sent her daughter to do my hair. The other had her daughter take pictures as if she was the paparazzi to make me feel like a star. A lot of my friends came. It was a wonderful night and gave me the confidence I needed to go forward with my writing career.

Thanks for giving me the chance to do this interview.

About Diane:
Diane Theiler spends her spare time writing Romance and Christian Suspense novels, mentoring young girls, and enjoying her family. She loves a good story and has no trouble admitting she’s been bitten by the writing bug since her children left the nest.
Diane’s first novel, ‘Heaven’s Bait’ has been a huge success. If you haven’t already read it be sure to get a copy. Just like ‘Black Mamba’ it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Both books are available at Amazon.com and Kindle.com as well as other local bookstores.

Connect with Diane here:
https://dianetheiler.com
https://twitter.com/DianeTheiler
https://www.facebook.com/Diane-Theiler-Author-292696167567196/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-theiler
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103242911732185256852/103242911732185256852/posts

 To buy her books, go here:                                                                                                                        Link for ‘Heaven’s Bait
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Link for ‘Black Mamba
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A Ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber: Research for No Neutral Ground

I’m welcoming Terri Wangard, WWII novelist! So happy you’re here today, Terri. Readers don’t forget to leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win No Neutral Ground.

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After his father divorces his mother because of her Jewish ancestry, Rafe and the rest of his family flee Germany. As a B-17 navigator, he returns to Europe. Flying missions against his former homeland arouses emotions that surprise Rafe. Despite being rejected, he is troubled by the destruction of Germany and his heart still cries for his father’s love.
Sweden may be neutral, but it’s full of intrigue. Jennie assists the OSS at the American legation in Sweden. She thought she’d be doing passive, behind-the-scenes work. Instead, she’s pushed into an active role to gain intelligence and frustrate the Germans.
How can Rafe and Jennie succeed in their dangerous roles when they are so conflicted?

Buy her book here:  Amazon

 

Tell us a little bit of how you were called, or began writing. Happenstance? A clear call? A chosen career?
I enjoyed writing in grade school, but didn’t keep it up. I love books and got a Masters of Library Science degree. I read Christian romances from the church library and found many to be so similar, as if they were written by formula. I decided to try writing my own story. That was in the early 2000s. A publisher had the manuscript for a year before saying no thanks. I put writing aside until 2008, when I read Debbie Macomber’s Twenty Wishes. That prompted me to start writing again.

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Characters and Brain Cells

I’m welcoming today my long-time friend, Barbara Derksen. She’s a multi-published author. Readers, do welcome her with your comments and be sure to leave an email addy that you MIGHT JUST WIN a copy of her book: Wicked Disregard. 

The mind fogs. Characters trip over dead branches in one story and hide behind the folds ofIMG_1460-1 a burka in another. Each has their antagonists, BFF’s, and ministry but most importantly, they have the Lord. My eyes dull. My mind races ahead of itself, trying to find out what’s happening to people who’ve become my friends. My characters teeter behind one brain cell after another in flight but also in pursuit.
I’m sure I’ve not adequately explained the mind of a writer, but I’m sure all of you understand that dualism we participate in. We walk around looking perfectly normal, smiling when we should, eating when we ought to, and sweeping the floor when it needs it. People raise their eyebrows when they discover we are writers, looking as if to say, “But you look so normal.”
When describing the premise for a new mystery series, I watched as the listener furrowed his brow and asked, “Where do you come up with this stuff?” Another person comments, “You’re sick.” There are times…but I love getting my characters into a pickle and then finding devious, heretofore not thought of, ways to extricate their endangered body from the mess. I love discovering new devices, pieces of equipment, or anything that will aid their attempts. My body tingles in excited anticipation as readers ask ahead of time, “Do they survive?”
Writing has been an adventure from the beginning…whether I’m writing a devotional, a mystery, or a children’s book. Taking an idea, expanding on it and then watching it become what God intended in the first place, is an adventure that careens around corners fraught with typos, POV issues, and other editing giants. The polish for the story becomes the polish for my soul as I grow spiritually and as a writer, all at the same time.
During these beautiful days of spring, as the weather remains so perfect, it’s hard to remain disciplined…to keep at it. But then, the drama in my head draws me back. I compromise by opening the patio door near my desk. I let the day’s warmth penetrate while my character reaches to trust her Savior again in a new situation that seeks to destroy.

 

ABOUT her Book:

CD front of book copyPedophiles and prostitutes, the last thing Christine Smith envisioned when she embarked on a career to find missing children. Will she end her work as an investigator and run the company left to her by her dead Father?
Now she’s been shot! How does her growing relationship with God change her outlook on life? Christine and Jeremy follow the clues in this, the third book in the Finders Keepers mystery series. In Wicked Disregard, they unravel a ring of vicious pedophiles while Christine continues to search for the identity of the man who ordered the death of her parents.
Buy her book here:
About Barbara:
Seeking to encourage, inspire, and invite, Barbara Ann Derksen writes about Kingdom living characters who live in a not-so Kingdom world. She has been scrambling letters into enjoyable fiction and non-fiction for over 20 years, and has been a published writer since 2003. Her readers share how the books are hard to put down, keep them up at night reading long after lights out, and spur them on to a closer walk with their Lord.

 

Her favorite genre is mystery so, to thrill her readers, she composes a new one every year.

  • She has just completed the four book series, The Wilton Strait Mystery Series, now available through her website, on Amazon in Canada, Europe, and the US, and through Amazon’s Kindle store as e-books, as well as Smashwords for e-book readers other than Kindle. Vanished, Presumed DeadFear Not, and Silence are a series that provides hours of entertainment, food for thought, and keep her readers wanting more.
  • The first book in the Finders Keepers Series was released the spring of 2013.
Barbara has also penned a devotional series with six books to her credit so far. While these

devotionals target bikers, the words in them inspire people in all walks of life with a variety of interests.

  • Straight Pipes,
  • Two-Up,
  • Chrome,
  • Chaps,
  • Road Trip, and
  • More Than Bells take readers where God meets with them and encourages them to walk closer to Him, heed His words, and share their faith with others. The books are discipling tools sought after for those who want to make a spiritual difference in someone’s life.
  • Her latest devotional on Prayer released in the spring of 2013.
Children’s stories are a natural by-product of having grandchildren. For Barbara, the fun begins when she envisions an animal character with characteristics very much like one of her grandchildren.
  • Shih-Tzu Puppy Adventures, once in audio book form only, has been turned into an early chapter book for third grade readers.
  • Scruffles Finds a Home, her only Christmas story, was commissioned by a real Santa’s Castle in Iowa and is an enjoyable read during the Holiday season.
  • Trumpeter Swan Adventures, still in audio book form, is educational as well as entertaining.
  • A new children’s story Squirrels Are People, Too was released 2014.
Barbara has two other non-fiction books:
  • Dance With a Broom is a household management guide for busy parents. Purchased widely as a stocking stuffer or a shower gift, it gives young parents some tools and food for thought.
  • Second to None is a collection of real life combat stories submitted to Barbara by members of the Second Infantry Division of the US army. These stories seek to honor the veterans who served to preserve our freedoms.
Barbara is a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Authors of Manitoba Writer’s Group, and John 316 Network Marketing writer’s group. She attends a writer’s group in Winnipeg once a month, and speaks about writing to various writers groups around the province. She has attended several Colorado Christian Writers Conferences in Estes Park, Colorado and taken courses from other sources to perfect her craft.
Barbara and her husband, Henry, have been married for 47 years, have four children, and eleven grandchildren. Henry is a singer/songwriter with 8 CDs to his name. His soothing country gospel melodies encourage and entertain … words that come from his heart to God’s ears
Connect with Barbara here:
LinkedIn
Goodreads
Twitter: BarbaraADerksen

 

Readers, be sure to leave a comment and an email addy that you MIGHT JUST WIN a copy of her book: Wicked Disregard. 

Thanks for joining us, Barbara!