I just finished a promotional tour in Montana, Wyoming & Colorado where I met some fantastic people! Thanks to all who purchased my books and especially to those who have read my other books and encouraged me to keep writing. The first Taylor Family Adventure book called The Haunting of Indian Canyon will be released within a few months. I have already written three more and have begun the fifth in the series. Also, I’ve started on the third book in the Loving Toby saga.
I’ll be signing my books Loving Toby and the sequel Saving Vera at the following places. Meet me there for a great discount on my books!
Half Price Books (North Oaks Shopping Center, 4685 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77069) Sat. Sept. 17, 2016 1-3 pm
Knapp Center Senior Center (2424 S. Park Avenue Pearland, Texas 77581) Tues. Sept. 20, 2016 9:30 a.m. I’ll be speaking to the group about Success After Sixty at 9:30 a.m. and coaching a writer’s group at 10 a.m.
Garden of Readn’ Bookstore (2621 Brooks St., Missoula, Montana 59801) Sat. Sept. 24, 2016 1-3 pm
Wolverine Publishing & Bookstore (144 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, Colorado 80524) Sat. Oct. 1, 2016 4-5 pm
I finally pulled all of my short stories into a book, Short Stories You Didn’t Expect. That’s exactly what they are. Each short story has an unexpected element. Click the link and get it today for just $3.99 from Amazon.com.
I’ll be offering my Christian suspense books Loving Toby and Saving Vera for sale and meeting fans at the following places:
July 9, 2016 1-3 pm
Half Price Books in The Crossing, 2556 Smith Ranch Rd Pearland, TX
July 16, 2016 1-3 pm
Hastings at 208 W. HWY 332, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
August 13, 2016 1-3 pm
Hastings at 1306 W. Davis St. Conroe, TX 77304
September 17, 2016 1-3 pm
Half Price Books in the North Oaks Shopping Center,
4685 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77069
I’ll be adding more, so watch this website and hope to see you there!
We usually think of sinners as people who do bad things. Actually, God says that we are all sinners. Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” All includes you and me. If we’re honest with ourselves, we know that. So, what’s so bad about being a sinner? We get paid for sinning! Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death,” OUCH! Sin brings death? How can we escape that? The second part of that verse says, “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Obviously everybody dies, right? Even Christians die, so what’s that all about? Those without Christ die physically and spiritually, spending eternity in a continual dying state of torment. But, those whose Lord is Christ Jesus will have eternal life. Our spirits will never die. When our earthly life is over and we shed this earth suit body, we will still be alive in Christ and spend eternity being more alive than we are on this earth.
The most amazing fact is that eternal life is a free gift! That’s right, you don’t have to do anything to earn it. In fact, Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Jesus paid the price by offering his own body up in our place of death. Then, he overcame death by rising from the dead and is in Heaven making intercession for us to the Father God.
You want to know what else is absolutely amazing? Those who trust in Christ for their eternal life begin to change, to be conformed to be more like Jesus. Some change very slowly, some very quickly. We begin to see life differently and to hate sin, therefore turn from it. Life in Christ Jesus is so tremendously better than life without him, that it’s impossible to put it into words, though I try often. Talk to God. He hears everything you say, so why not ask him to open your understanding and lead you to know him?
Want to know more? Read the Bible for yourself. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be so happy to answer all the questions I can about salvation and the life in Christ.
(all verses are taken from the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible)
You can read many versions of the Bible at this website: Bible Gateway
Join me for a great time on Saturday, June 11th from 1-3
Half Price Books
961 Nasa Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77058-3039
I’ll have copies of Loving Toby and Saving Vera for $5 off the suggested retail
Half Price Books is a great place to buy all kinds of books, games, magazines, movies, etc. They also buy your used books. Hope to see you there!
Whenever I go to a book signing or author’s presentation, I love to answer questions. Here are a few of the questions I’ve been asked and my answers. If you have questions for me, email me at email@example.com.
How long does it take to write a book?
Answer: It depends on how diligent I am to work. I started Loving Toby in 1985, put it away and picked it back up in 2003 to finish it. After I finished, I put it away again until 2011, when I edited it and offered it as an e-book on Amazon.com. It was published in paperback in 2015, a process that took seven months. I wrote Saving Vera in about six months.
Where do you get your ideas?
Answer: I got the idea of Loving Toby from a dream. I dreamed one scene and built the book around it. My other books were my imagination gone wild.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
Answer: As soon as I learned how to write, about age six. I never get bored, because my imagination is always full of interesting scenarios for stories.
How do you keep your facts straight when there are so many things going on in your books?
Answer: I love writing on the computer, mostly because I can keep notes on the next page which keeps scrolling down as I write. Also, I have the Internet at my fingertips for research. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to write a book entirely by hand and research totally in a library.
How many books have you written?
Answer: Six that have been published, but I’ve written a bunch of short stories and a screenplay that have not been. I plan to publish them in the near future.
What is your favorite thing about writing books?
Answer: I can do whatever I want to my characters in a book. That satisfies the control freak in me. Seriously, I love it when somebody writes a review or tells me that something I wrote had an impact on their life. I also love that I have given them an enjoyable read.
What is your main goal in life?
Answer: To glorify Jesus Christ in all that I am, all that I do, all that I say, and all that I think. God is still working on me to accomplish this.
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