Author Spotlight

Persistant Love by Laura J. Marshall – Free Kindle Book

I would like to introduce you all, my blog followers & readers, to author Laura J. Marshall. Here is a bit about her new book Persistent Love. A brief author Q&A and bio will follow. Thanks for reading and please check out her book!

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Persistent Love:

Christian Romantic Suspense Novella set in 1685, England.

Fear has been Tara’s constant companion since age nine when she witnessed her mother’s murder. Tara’s father moves his family to the ancient castle of Raven’s Cliff, far from the ships that could carry her back to India and the answers she believes lie there. Andrew offers her friendship and guides her gently to the One who will give her peace. Will she find hope for something other than revenge?

A Brief Q&A with the Author, Laura J. Marshall.

Q: How many books have you written and in what genres?

A:  I have written two devotionals in my Battle Cry Devotional series (with three more slated for release), a story in a non-fiction anthology, and this fiction work which is Christian Suspense/Historical.

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Laura J. Marshall is the full-time mother of five sons and part-time writer and blogger. She operates a popular blog called The Old Stone Wall. Laura is the best-selling author of the Battle Cry Devotional Series. Visit www.LauraJMarshall.com to find out more about Laura’s books.

 

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Article Finished

Tonight I finished my article titled “Grief Is Not The End” for Voice4Society. The article ended up being nine pages and over 5,400 words. Longer than I had expected, but that’s okay. That is one thing I like about writing is not knowing how long a story, article idea, etc. will keep you enticed so you will keep writing until you just know that moment when all is done.

I used the program eSword to help with my Biblical research for this article. It is a very valuable tool and not only helps me find the verses I am looking for, but it also has some great commentaries as well. I highly recommend it for anyone doing Biblical research and Bible study.

I will post a link to my article when I get word that it has been published. Please, stay tuned!

Tomorrow I will be working on fleshing out some notes that were given to me by the V4S staff, so it will be back to eSword and studying God’s word! Love this opportunity to learn and to teach! 🙂

 

Book Reviews

Rev. Robert E. Stoudt’s Valley of Depression, Mountain of Victory

Just a few minutes ago I finished reading, Valley of Depression, Mountain of Victory, by Rev. Robert E. Stoudt. In his book, Pastor Stoudt talks about this decent into depression, which we all know can happen in various ways, but for him, it was due to several deaths happening close together. When you read through this book you will discover how life became hard for him during his depression and panic attacks and what things he did that helped get through that valley of darkness and how God helped him back to the top of the mountain top.

This book is full of insight into the world of depression and how it can change one’s life, yes, even a Pastor’s life. No one is safe from depression and can people of all ages and of any race and in any career. Pastor Stoudt also offers several references into the Bible that support and add to his writing and show, clearly, how God is there to help you through affliction and that afflictions helps us to grow stronger and be more Christ-like, which is what we Christians strive for.

You will also find poetry and lyrics in this book that are a beautiful addition to this work.

I admit, I really felt for Pastor Stoudt in this book, knowing myself what it was like going through depression, and quite a while I was praying to God for help in my own writing because I could not figure out what to write about. When I started reading Valley of Depression, Mountain of Victory it was like BAMB! God had given me my answer. Like Pastor Bob, I too could write about what caused my depression and anxiety disorder and how my faith also helped me through to that mountain top. I could not believe through months of prayer and waiting on God for an answer of what He would like me to do, that my answer would come from reading a book. But that’s just the thing with God. He gives you answers when you least expect it and in ways you never think of. He is full of surprises and that is just one of the things I enjoy about my relationship with God. He never ceases to amaze me.

Above, I briefly wrote about Pastor Stoudt’s book, but I plan on writing a  more detailed review of his book soon. Then to follow that will be an author interview. So please check back in couple of weeks or so for those items.

The next book by an Indie author is The Spirit Keeper by Melissa Luznicky Garret. You can find out more about Melissa by visiting her blog.

I’ll be back soon! 😉

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Revamping Writing Style

For the past few months, I haven’t written much, I’m sorry to say. I guess you can say I am in the middle of one of those life transforming stages and I’m thinking about what it is I really want to write. What am I comfortable writing about as a Christian woman? I used to write about vampires, demons,  gypsies, etc., but over the past few years I have become uncomfortable with writing about some things. I feel as a Christian I have a responsiblitity to be an example to others and that includes also in my writing and what I choose to write about.

To be honest, I have never looked into writing Christian fiction but I am seriously considering that now. I even bought a couple of books to help get me into that line of work.

But I also have a few nonfiction books I’d like to write sharing my experiences with post traumtic stress disorder, gluten sensitivity, what it’s like for me living with a personality as an INFP, and what’s it’s like to be highly sensitive. The nonfiction works will probably be what I focus on first. I haven’t decided which book will be first but as soon as I begin work on that book I will let you know and keep updating you on the progress of that book. Until then everyone, take care and God bless.