Okay I just couldn’t resist
I just thought I’d throw this little gem out there. I recently came across it on an external hard drive my brother loaded with pictures that my dad took back in the seventies. I’m willing to bet my mom made the dress. I know she made the green one in my banner picture.
“In a future where the Law is a dreadful taskmaster, can Grace prevail?
A lifetime labeled a rebel has Angelica dreading the rest of her life as the obedient wife in an arranged marriage. After learning a secret about her fugitive mother, she decides to cross the Alaskan wilderness in search of her. When she witnesses elders dance an ancient story, she begins to question everything she ever believed. Things get really confusing when the man she is pledged to marry shows up and presents her with a third version of the truth.
Which truth will Angelica choose?
Will she choose the law she can never live up to?
Will she choose eternity without God?
Or will she choose grace?
Lost in the Land of the Midnight Sun is the first volume in a Dystopian Christian Fiction Series. It offers adventures in the Alaskan wilderness, incredible spiritual journeys, and unforgettable characters.
This book by Christina Cattane promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget!
I am currently recruiting beta readers for the above novel. A beta reader is somebody who receives a free advance copy of a novel, reads it, and then provides valuable feedback to the author.
If you are interested in being a beta reader for my novel please follow the link below and request to join the group.
My good friend, and a member of the writing group I belong to, J.R. Nichols (Jamie), has just published her very first book on Amazon.
Moriah Walker is struggling to cope with the death of her son Joshua. Her life consists of nothing but working and visiting his grave.
So when a mysterious gentleman appears and offers Moriah the one thing she wants more than anything – the chance to see her beloved boy again – she is convinced that he is a product of her grief-stricken imagination.
But Moriah cannot explain away the series of events that follow.
Second Chance is the first story in TheSummervilles Saga, which chronicles the efforts of three alien races to survive invasion and unrest, and the first contact between them and the citizens of each of Earth’s Summervilles.
I am so excited for her, and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about Jamie and her book, so I had a chat with her and asked her a few questions:
Q1: What does it mean to you to have your first book for sale on Amazon?
A1: To have my first book for sale on Amazon means reaching a goal I have had for several years.
Q2: Tell us a little bit about your journey, how you arrived at this awesome milestone.
To visit J.R. Nichols website just click this link.
To buy her book from Amazon click here.
“For today’s prompt, write a panic poem. There are any number of things a person can panic about, including severe weather, military invasions, or what to wear to an event. And while some may be more life or death than others, that feeling of panic is just as real for a person who has to get up and speak in front of a crowd of smiling strangers as it is for a person hiding in the basement of their house as a tornado approaches.”
I stand at the threshold
My heart beats fast and loud in my ears
The darkness closes in, heavy
I want to run but can’t move
I want to cry out but can’t speak
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
Breathe in slow
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Breathe out slow
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My heart rate slows
The darkness weakens
I force my hand to turn and pull
I force my feet to move
I am a little behind in the Readers Digest Poem A Day Challenge for National Poetry Month. My daughter’s getting married in May and there has just been so much happening. My apologies. Here is my attempt to catch up. Read Day 1 and Day 2 here.
Day 3: “For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of Love,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Water Bottle of Love,” “Smart Phone of Love,” “Toothbrush of Love,” “Tweet of Love,” or any number of blanks of love. I actually kind of love this prompt and am surprised I’ve never done it before.”
The Call of Love
It called to me from some strange beyond
beckoned me from within
I ran, chasing it anywhere and everywhere
but it eluded me
so I came home again
and it was here all along
Day 4: “Today is our first Tuesday of the month. If this is your first poem-a-day rodeo, then I have a special treat for you today, because I do Two-for-Tuesday prompts for these challenges. You can write to one prompt; write to the other; or try to do both. Totally up to you.”
Here are the two prompts for today:
- Write a beginning poem. And, of course, when something begins, it often signals something else ending. Soooo, the other prompt is to…
- Write an ending poem. Poem about something ending.
A Beginning and an Ending
In the beginning
I walked blindly
in the dark of guilt
showed me truth
a fitting ending
Copper Sky, Obsidian Night
A golden sun
in a copper sky
to a silver moon
in obsidian night
Day 6: “For today’s prompt, write a poem about a sound. The poem could be about a small sound, a loud sound, a happy sound, or a creepy sound. And yes, music sounds count as well.”
Sound of The Tundra in Summer
A stream gurgles over rocks and stones
Tundra swans whistle high
The wind hums across moss and lichens
A moose grunts
as he lumbers through a pond
The eerie call of a Loon
across the landscape
A salmon jumps
splashing in the river
The wild calls
to my heart
Share your poems in the comments!
For today’s prompt, write a “not today” poem. Maybe it’s normal to give in to outside pressures, but not today. Or maybe you’re usually very disciplined in your health and wellness habits, but not today. Or maybe you struggle to write poems, but not today.
I’ll Be Me
I’ll be okay
Like a pheonix from the ashes
I will rise
My eyes will be dry
My heart will stop screaming
I’ll stop searching the faces of strangers
I won’t be afraid
To love and be loved
I’ll smile and laugh
And kiss and hug
I’ll be strong
I’ll be confident
I’ll be me
But not today