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A Rose from the Ashes

Book Release!

 

Not your Granny’s Christmas stories …

Step off the beaten path and enjoy six stories that look beyond the expected, the traditional, the tried-and-true.

Inspired by the song, Mary Did You Know? — a mother’s memories of events leading up to and following that one holy night. MARY, DID YOU KNOW?

A young woman seeking her own identity searches for the man who tried to kill her and her mother on Christmas Eve twenty years before. A ROSE FROM THE ASHES

Princess, tower, sorceress, dragon, brave knight, clever peasant — combine these ingredients into a Christmas-time story that isn’t quite what you’d expect. RETURN TO CALLIDORA

Anticipating tough financial times, the decision not to buy or exchange presents leads to some painful and surprising revelations for a hardworking man and his family. NOT THIS YEAR

Years ago, a gunman and a store full of hostages learned some important lessons about faith and pain and what really matters in life — and the echoes from that day continue to the present. THOSE WHO STAYED

A community of refugees, a brutal winter, a doorway to another world — a touch of magic creating holiday joy for others leads to a Christmas wish fulfilled. CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS

I’ll be doing a blog tour to promote the anthology at the end of the month, discussing how I was inspired to write “A Rose from the Ashes.” Below are the buy links.

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Mt. Zion Ridge Press e-pub, 24 Symbols, and Kobo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good News!

backgroundw-313367_1280I am very excited to announce that my second shorty story will be published by Mt. Zion Ridge Press in Christmas Off the Beaten Path Anthology  that will come out in November or December 2019. “A Rose from the Ashes” is YA Christmas mystery, set in contemporary rural Ohio, and I had the best time writing it. Nothing like writing a Christmas story during the Christmas season to put a writer in a merry mood. But I didn’t think I would enjoy the process when I first learned I had only two weeks to come up with a 5,000 word story before the deadline for submissions.

I am not a fast writer. And with all the preparations for the holiday, I didn’t see how I could do it. But I told my husband I wanted to go for it. And I wrote a 10,000 word story. Thanks to Tamera Lynn Kraft and Michelle Lavigne for giving my story the chance to see the light of print!

 

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