Thursday, October 1, 2020

Interview with Larry Landgraf, author of The Adventures of Ollie Orangutan

 In the beginning, all animals were born wild and free. Ollie, however, was born in a cage and has spent his entire life in a zoo. Everything he knew, he learned from his mother and through the bars of his confinement. His life was totally dependent upon humans. He always had plenty to eat and it was fun watching the humans who visited daily, especially the little ones. Life was comfortable and Ollie grew up soft.
But as fate would have it, that is all going to change. Ollie is thrown into a completely new environment of which he knows nothing. Ollie will have to learn new things in order to survive without the help of humans. He will make new friends, but the real world is wild. He will also find those who would hurt him. Can he toughen up and make a new life for himself?

About Larry Landgraf

Larry Landgraf was born and raised on the Guadalupe River Delta on the Texas Gulf Coast.
 They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That being said, I have created two video slide shows set to music. They are "Who Am I?" and "Life in My Swamp". They are in the videos (positions #1 and #2) in the slideshow to the right. Know me first and you'll know why I write what I write. Thank you.

Interview with Larry

How difficult was it writing this book?


The stories I write always flow like water. That voice (muse) has been with me for six years. I would never tell him to go away. He's been a great friend and writing partner. I wrote a poem about him called "A Voice in My Head". I'll read it to you if you'd like.

 

Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do to overcome?


I've never had writer's block. I've lived long enough and extreme enough that I have a million stories. I'll never tell them all. I think caffeine (iced tea, soda, etc.) keeps my muse happy.

 

How long did it take you to write The Adventures of Ollie Orangutan?

 

I think I finished the first draft in about a month. It took another two months to polish, get it edited, re-written, and proofed. It didn't seem like a long process as with some of my really long novels.

 

Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

 

I'm considered self-published but I go through Fresh Ink Group to get everything done right. They are a group of authors who write and help others get everything finished properly.

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

 

Drink more caffeine and don't worry about waking up in the middle of the night. Keep a pen and pad next to your bed but if the story that comes to you late at night sounds like something others would be interested in, do get up and crank up the computer. Also, live a great life... have adventures, work hard, and generate those stories. When you finish the story, re-write. Then edit, edit, edit, at least one by a professional, and a final outside proofreader

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Little Book on Joy: The Secret of Living a Good News Life in a Bad News World








The author embarks on a quest to rediscover the joy of being a Christian. It is perfect for use with the Bible because it has study questions that follow each chapter. It is also a prayer guide for "The Great Ninety Days of Joy after Joy." Daily Texts with Prayers to Gladden the Heart from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost makes this book a perfect devotional guide for Lent and Easter.

Author


Matthew Carl Harrison 
is the 13th and current president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He was first elected to the presidency on July 13, 2010 at the synod's 64th regular convention in Houston, Texas

Illustrator 


Kurt Onken 
 is pastor of the Messiah Lutheran Church Marysville WA. He is a member congregation of the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Check out his blog @
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Merlot in Maine (Wine and Sweat Pants Series Book 3)

 Sometimes the only way to truly start over is to move. That’s exactly what Elaina Samuels and her unruly band of cohorts decided to do. Elaina, Tawny, Grace, and Steph bought a bed and breakfast in Maine. The trip from Cherry Ridge, Ohio to Portland is a wild and crazy ride, filled with things they never could have foreseen. In this adventure, there’s laughter, tears, doubt, and a little danger thrown in to keep them on their toes. Will this relocation to the northeast be the key to real happiness? Or will it test their friendship to the breaking point?

About Jan Romes

Jan Romes grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she's also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandma.

Jan writes contemporary romance and women's fiction with sharp, witty characters who give as good as they get. The more she writes the more risks she's willing to take with her characters.

When she's not writing, you can find Jan with her nose buried in a book or engaged in some sort of activity to stay fit. She loves spending time with family and friends. A hopeless romantic, she enjoys sunsets, sappy movies, and sitting around a campfire. Though she doesn't claim to have a green thumb, she takes pride in growing all kinds of flowers and plants.

Jan's passionate about everything that involves the written word. She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, at writer's conferences and book signings. If you love books as much as she does, she'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to stay current on her most recent works-of-heart, click the Follow button here on Amazon or check out her website: www.authorjanromes.com

Friday, February 21, 2020

Jasper and the Shroud of Death

When Jasper is told to prepare for the coming war in Heaven, he and the Angels must take up a perilous quest to unravel the Mystery of Death. Along their expedition, Reapers seek to deter their progress and attack them. The Angel Elana captures one of these vile creatures within her Holy lasso and after questioning it, it becomes their guide.

The path to Death and beyond is vast, with a complexity that has never been realized before. If you have a fascination with the subject of Death, you won’t want to miss the content herein. But what is most shocking becomes the question of who is Death and why he is cursed to this existence.

The answers will surprise you and shake the foundations of Heaven and Hell.

Robert A. Hunt 
has always been known for his creative ideas. His passion is for reading and writing, and his insatiable desire to create what has never been created before. Because of this, Robert A. Hunt has dedicated his life to publishing books that wouldn't otherwise exist. From science, to the intelligence of other creatures, Robert A. Hunt has brought his ideas to life through action and adventure stories which are sure to intrigue readers with new perspectives and possibilities. "As a reader, I'm looking for something rich, deep, new and exciting. Unable to appease my hunger for this, I set out to make the kind of stories I was looking for." Says Robert A. Hunt.
This is the beginning of a new era of story telling.
Robert A. Hunt lives happily in a small town of British Columbia Canada with his wife and five children.
He has also created a new family company called Wordpainter books where he has teamed up with his talented oldest daughter Author Stacey T. Hunt. You can now find both of their books there as well.
Look for Books from Robert A. Hunt at:
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You can now also enjoy his blogs at: http://authorrobertahunt.blogspot.ca/
Robert is now also on tumblr! http://wordpainterbooks.tumblr.com/
Or follow him on twitter at:@Robert_A_Hunt 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Charred Snake for Two

 Unable to get her head and heart back on track after her marriage crumbled, Alexandra Henry signed up to take part in an expensive, radical self-help, self-esteem program that would put her on a secluded island for seven days with someone just as broken. Together they would team-up to survive, renew trust in the opposite sex, and grow mentally stronger through candid conversation, while taking on nature at the same time.

Expecting someone tired and downtrodden, Alexandra was shocked when they delivered energetic, dark-haired, cocky, Adonis - Carson Jack.

How could someone like him know about heartache? Hope fizzled on the spot. She wouldn't come out of the experience any better than when she went in. Or would she?

Jan Romes 

grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she's also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandma.

Jan writes contemporary romance and women's fiction with sharp, witty characters who give as good as they get. The more she writes the more risks she's willing to take with her characters.

When she's not writing, you can find Jan with her nose buried in a book or engaged in some sort of activity to stay fit. She loves spending time with family and friends. A hopeless romantic, she enjoys sunsets, sappy movies, and sitting around a campfire. Though she doesn't claim to have a green thumb, she takes pride in growing all kinds of flowers and plants.

Jan's passionate about everything that involves the written word. She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Twitter, @JanRomes Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/jan.romes.5 at writer's conferences and book signings. If you love books as much as she does, she'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to stay current on her most recent works-of-heart, click the Follow button here on Amazon or check out her website: www.authorjanromes.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Christmas Love Year Round (Kindred Lake Series Book 1)

 Cami Richardson is good at chasing away the men in her life: first Gavin Kinkaid, a former classmate she’d helped to bully, and later, her husband who left her widowed and a single mom. Now all she wants is to bring a smile back to her eight-year-old son. What she doesn’t expect is for Gavin to become her new neighbor.

Gavin wants to settle down after serving in the Air Force and mend the separation between him and his dad. What he never counts on is his changing feelings when he sees Cami as a kind woman instead of his former adversary.

When Cami’s son blindsides them both during the Christmas season, is their reunion at risk or will it grow stronger?

About Elaine Stock

Elaine Stock is the author of the novels Her Good Girl, a 2018 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal in Christian Fiction and the 2018 American Fiction Awards in the Christian Inspirational category, and her debut novel, Always With You, won the 2017 Christian Small Publishers Association Book of the Year Award in fiction. She has also written Christmas Love Year Round and And You Came Along. Her stories fuse romance, family drama and faith in a clean fiction style. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Women's Fiction Writers Association. In addition to Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, she hangs out on her active blog, Everyone's Story, dedicated to uplifting and encouraging all readers through the power of story and hope.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Elaine has now been living in upstate, rural New York with her husband for more years than her stint as a NYC gal. She enjoys long walks down country roads, visiting New England towns, and of course, a good book.

You can visit her on her website: www.elainestock.com, http://www.twitter.com/ElaineStock, https://www.facebook.com/AuthorElaineStock, and http://goodreads.com/ElaineStock
Twitter @ElaineStock

Friday, November 8, 2019

This Present Darkness

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

After the film in her camera is mysteriously destroyed at a small-town festival, reporter Bernice Kreuger knows she’s found something worth covering up. She brings the investigation to her boss, Marshall Hogan. Along with the local pastor of a struggling church, Hank Busch, they find something much bigger than they expected—a demonic plot to enslave their town and, eventually, the world.

The tiny college town of Ashton becomes the unlikely battleground in a cosmic clash between good and evil. Unseen by the human protagonists, armies of angels and demons wage war against one another in the spiritual realm for the souls of the people of Ashton. Up against supernatural forces, the future of the town seems bleak – but the power of prayer might be able to influence the outcome of the fight.

This fast-paced thriller birthed an entirely new genre, setting the standard for spiritual suspense. It has since sold over 2 million copies worldwide, sparking a renewed interest in the concept of spiritual warfare.

About Frank Peretti