Friday, January 5, 2018

Amy Harmon - "The Law of Moses" Review

Last week I finished writing the final chapter of “Usher of Truth.”  It’s off to the editor which allows me a chance to focus on something equally as enjoyable. With its completion comes the reward of reading a good book. I love to write, but I also enjoy reading. I have a library full of books I have promised to read. Well, this week I read Amy Harmons “The Law of Moses.” I realize the book is not a new release. However, it has taken me this long to be able to set aside the time to focus on it. I must say it was completely worth it.

We all know Amy Harmon is a New York Times best-selling author and doesn’t need me to validate her work.  Even so, I have to share my thoughts on “The Law of Moses.”

“The Law of Moses” was an exceptional story. Amy captures the readers' attention on the first page when she tells the reader she lost him, and that she wasn’t prepared. Lost who? Prepared for what? So begins the tale that grips your heart and brings tears to your eyes. I believe it is through a mother’s heart that this story comes to life in such a way.

It is difficult to talk about a book; to explain the storyline or create a mental image of what Amy created on the page without spoiling the book. I will say that she must pull from her deepest self the feeling of a mother who imagines losing something so precious. The expression and imagery Amy portrayed in "The Law of Moses" brings the heart to a breaking point before showing the reader the capacity of the human heart to rebound and grow stronger.

Amy helps the reader identify with the characters as she brings life to each one while they struggle in their way to find a place in a world more significant than any of us. She brings these characters together in a way that causes the reader to struggle with the idea of love and loss, and the idea that many things are beyond our control. Amy sets us on our heels as she weaves together the lives of two young people in love who suffer the consequences of their actions while offering a promise of hope and forgiveness.

I enjoyed reading “The Law of Moses” and look forward to reading more of Amy Harmon’s work in the future.  You can find her upcoming release of “TheSmallest Part” on her website.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

It Is Finished!

                                      National writers month!
Most of you may not know but November was National writers month making November the perfect month to finish writing a book.

I Accept The Challenge!
Well, thanks to the challenge presented to write fifty-thousand words in the month of November I have finally finished writing "Usher of Truth".

Shall We Celebrate?
Now that I have finished writing the book it is time to get down to business. So no, no celebration yet. Now begins the process of revisions while we work on the cover design. It won't be long now. Soon you will be reading "Usher of Truth".

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Another Black Friday Sale For the Avid Reader

For all those book lovers out there, here is another opportunity to find that perfect book. Whether you are the avid fiction reader or a non-fiction enthusiast, you will find what you need during the Black Friday promotion. Click here to be redirected to the promotion.

What am I Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

As Thanksgiving approaches, and I begin the ritual of pie making, I take a brief moment to consider that for which I have to be thankful.
So Many Struggles
It's been a tough year for many people. The signs of struggle are everywhere. Some struggle with employment or housing. Others fight addiction or abuse. And still, others have been victims of unnecessary violence. When I stop and think of those that have run head-on into obstacles that prevent them from being happy I will be thankful that I am in a position to consider my troubles and realize that they are minor by comparison to many others.
Finding Thankfulness in Family
This Thanksgiving I give thanks for family, even though we can’t all be together this year. I am thankful we each share the day with loved ones and that we are all healthy. I hope each of you has a someone special with which to share your day.
...And the Kindness in the World
I am also thankful for the kindness I see in the world. It is a shame that the media doesn’t promote more of what we see as the good in our neighbors. In my neighborhood, we see a local restaurant open for the day specifically to prepare a wonderful meal for the homeless and less fortunate in our community. There are many people in communities around the country offering the same charity. What beautiful souls exist in our midst. Thank you for sacrificing your holiday to share with those in need.
Thankfulness in Hope
Finally, I am thankful for the hope that exists in the world. It’s the hope we share that binds us together and offers us the chance to make a difference in the world. Hopefulness breeds kindness and love. We could use more of those gifts in our world.
Thanksgiving Wishes
I hope each of you is with loved ones on this Thanksgiving day. I am grateful for each person who has touched my life this year, and I hope each one has the opportunity to recognize those that have touched your life and made it a little better. It has been a year of blessing for me. And in some ways, I have come across obstacles that have challenged me and forced me to grow. I am thankful for those that have walked with me and helped me on my journey. I look forward to continuing my journey and welcome the company in my travels. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Can You Crush Sосiаl Mеdiа in Only 2 Minutes a Day?

I have to tell you; I’m an author, not a  social media expert. 
While I use social media daily, there are some tips and trick in the book “How Tо Crush Sосiаl Mеdiа in Only 2 Minutes a Day” that I am finding quite helpful.

We can all afford to improve our online presence
Having received an advanced copy of the book has offered me the opportunity to sample some of the information that is sure to increase the traffic to my site as well as improve the interaction throughout my social media platforms.

I realized I was missing some key points
Reading through “How Tо Crush Sосiаl Mеdiа in Only 2 Minutes a Day” I realized I was missing some key points relative to getting my message out there. An important point Ndeye Labadens makes is to make sure to be thorough. Make sure profiles are complete, and you have good content. It is important to maintain a presence whether you are using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, or LinkedIn.

Crush Social media in only 2 minutes a day
I still have a lot to learn about social media, but now that I have “How Tо Crush Sосiаl Mеdiа in Only 2 Minutes a Day” I can take 2 minutes a day to learn all I need to know about social media.

If you'd like more information about How to Crush Social Media in Only 2 minutes a Day  Click on this link.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Have you ever thought about writing a book?

Tell Me, Tell Me!
We all have a story to tell. Some of us will be brave and actually step out of the box and write the story buried deep inside.
"I Can't Write A Book"
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Tell Your Story!
There comes a time when your journey becomes too long and you become weary. The life you lived may have been difficult, but you are strong and you persevered! The ride was long. You still have rough days, but now you can smile. You can enjoy your life. You can share your life. You can share your story. The story you tell may just be the lifeboat or the anchor or the light at the end of the tunnel for one who still lives in darkness.
You Shine Bright!
Your story is someone else's beacon of hope. When you share and show others that you have survived a tragedy or an illness or even death of a loved one, you are sharing a secret. You share the secret of life. Your sharing offers hope to others.
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If you feel called to tell your story let AAE assist you as you create and bring your story to life, offering a life-changing opportunity to another who shares your experience.
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Remember, this is the story of your life!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

History Book Promotion on Veteran's day!

There are so many exceptional authors out there sharing their craft.If you are interested in historical fiction, check out the historical fiction promotion on Veteran’s Day!

Happy reading!