|Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2017 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
I purchased Mrs. Thistlethwaite and the Magpie and couldn't wait to start reading it. The fact that the main charcters were senior citizens intrigued me. The story didn't disappoint me in any way.
The character of Mrs. Thistlethwaite was fun loving, smart as a whip, and had an instinct for solving mysteries. The authors insight into her characters was refreshing and they were well developed. Mrs. T's sidekick, Slim, was a joker, but very caring as well and was a great addition.
The missing girl, Honora, showed great faith, courage, and leaned on God for hope in her situation. I so, enjoyed the spiritual element to the story. The authors descriptions of the setting of the town of Tillamook made me feel like I was living the story with them. Even the dark side of the story was well written, without going into explicit detail.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a clean, wholesome Christian mystery.
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|Posted by [email protected] on March 10, 2017 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
How is the weather where you live? Here in Missouri it keeps changing. Our Spring flowers are in bloom. They are confused. We have had several days of 70+ and then thunderstorms and dropping temperatures. This Saturday it is supposed to snow. Go figure?
I'm at work on my next novel, "A Walk with Heavenly Spirits" which I hope to be able to finish soon and be ready to edit. It’s about a young woman who has fallen away from her walk with God and is visited by Heavenly Spirits that remind her that the Lord hasn’t abandoned her. I show her journey back to God and how her life is dramatically changed. It’s a work of inspiration, enveloped in promises from God’s word.
I did an Author interview for Kathryn Jones on her River of Stones Blog on March 1. If you want to know more about my writing, how I got started, etc check it out.
I completed a new page for my website, J.E. Grace, Christian Author. I have used my passion for art and combined it with my love of books to create Premade Ebook Covers. As of today, there are 65 covers to choose from in various genres. These are original designs. If you are in need of a cover, check them out at http://jegrace.webs.com. I add new ones often. All covers are $30 ea.
As well as writing, I also read a lot of fiction. My favorite genres are Christian romance, mystery,suspense,historica, and science fiction. I'm on Goodreads as J.E. Grace. You can check out all my favorite books I've read so far this year. I'm in the reading challenge.
Not familar with all my books? You can check out my book trailers and books on my authors page on Amazon.
http://amazon.com/author/jegrace. Click the link to follow me.
Have a wonderful weekend. God bless.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 14, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (1)|
For The Times When Confidence in Your Writing Craft is Fading!
I'm the creative ego that lives within the filled pages of your literary works. I'm waiting, hidden as the blank pages causing intimidation. I take on many forms, but the writer's voice tries to break through just the same. You have to search deep within the writing to determine if she has truly escaped or if I have cleverly disguised her presence.
Sometimes she gives you a clue when she writes from the heart, then her true inner-self comes out from under the layers of hidden walls she has carefully built for herself. Sometimes my cloaks of insecurity and lack of confidence is revealed in the mish-mosh that falls within her pages.
Who is she really? She is someone who cares deeply. Someone who can witness another person's pain and feel immense compassion. Someone who finds beauty all around her and knows what touches her heart and makes her come alive. She has searched for the internal meaning to, "What am I supposed to do with my life?" with the answer echoing back--"Use the gifts you were given!"
I then find myself being less and less able to control the pages and begin to grow silent. She is like a butterfly emerging from the cocoon. She no longer needs to rely on me. She now has a voice of her own.
She refuses to wait to try her wings, unable to control the urge to try something new. She is learning to master the ability to focus on the process involved in creating instead of concentrating on the outcome. She lives everyday doing what is important to her. "If it really matters, make the time!"
She now looks at life with a new vision. I know someday soon, very soon, I will disappear and only her strong, confident voice will emerge victorious to be heard. She has learned to let go of pain and doubt and welcome her creative side with open arms.