Archive for July 2012
Along with other writers, agents and editors, I’m scheduled to speak at the 3rd annual conference of the West Valley Writers Workshop in Avondale, Arizona, on November 3rd. Here’s my workshop description:
Do you have a spiritual lesson or inspiring story you’d like to share with the world? Opportunities to broadcast your insights are limitless (well, almost) in the Christian market. Whether its fiction or nonfiction, books, stories, articles, Bible studies, devotionals, essays, newsletters, newspaper columns, greeting cards, poems or blogs, your writing can fill a niche. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the call to share God’s truths and the challenge to represent our Creator with excellence, authenticity, humility, skill and creativity.
I’m looking forward to visiting Arizona in the cool season and hoping to meet some of you there! 😉
Hi, my name is Chana Keefer, and I’ve written a novel titled THE FALL (Book #1 in The Rapha Chronicles series). It is available in a special package online, TODAY ONLY. (after today, the novel will still be available but this amazing deal won’t) If you purchase THE FALL today, you’ll gain access to more than 40 free ebooks, a success-coaching course, diet and exercise tips from a U.S. Olympian, exclusive contest entries and much more. Honestly, today only, July 10, $15 (+shipping) = more than $500! I’ve been workin' like crazy pulling together a prize package that is truly too good to refuse! Check out Christmas In July here: www.chanakeefer.com/Christmas-in-July First, a quick word about the novel: THE FALL(Book #1 in the Rapha Chronicles series) has been called “Beyond Epic” and is being ranked among the classics by readers. “The Screwtape Letters of this generation,” said one. “Harry Potter Meets the Common Book of Prayer,” reviewed another. In a nutshell,THE FALL is a biblical retelling of ancient times through the eyes of an angel who was once best friends with Lucifer. Early returns for THE FALL on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and goodreads.com have been excellent. With the purchase of my novel today, you’ll receive a sleigh-full of valuable extras, inspirational help, life lessons for teens, fun contests, and so much more from my Christmas in July partners! * Success Coach Byron Davis * Hollywood writer/director Cory Edwards * Olympic Beach Volleyball Champ Annett Davis * Award-winning family film writer/director Tracy Trost * Best selling author Lena Nelson Dooley * Best selling author Dr. Linda Cheek * YA Fantasy Novelist Laurisa White Reyes * “How-to-talk-to-teens-about-sexual-self-control” expert, Karen Kropf * Internationally renowned family/teen therapist, Dr. Matthew Johnson * … plus many more! Scroll through FREE eBook offerings including historical romance, financial advice, family meal-planning on a budget, your family’s health, coming-of-age novels, fantasy, … I could go on. To view the entire list you can have for less than you would spend on a trip with a couple of pals to the coffee shop, click here: www.chanakeefer.com/Christmas-in-July The exclusive contests include chances to win books (the hold-in-your-hands kind), jewelry, and even one-of-a-kind film memorabilia: a signed copy of the #1 hit film "Hoodwinked," with original artwork created for this offer by writer/director Cory Edwards. Other downloads include tips for health and wellness, online marketing information, and more! Merry Christmas in July! Please come join the virtual festivities here: www.chanakeefer.com/Christmas-in-July And, In case you’re saying, “This is cool but I don’t have an e-reader,”—never fear! As a tip just for checking out our Christmas In July Offer, we’ve posted the link for a free Kindle app for PC, Mac computers and even iPads! It’s quick to download, (literally a couple clicks) and the font is easy-to-read. You’ll be enjoying all your FREE new ebooks in a flash! If you’re feeling a bit over-indulged with all those gifts, please note that 10% of every purchase goes to charities; Mending Kids International & Children of the Nations International. Now come on over to beat the heat and enjoy Christmas In July—without the Christmas debt hangover! www.chanakeefer.com/Christmas-in-July Merry Christmas, Chana p.s. Don’t forget to pass this on to family and friends who could use a good dose of Christmas cheer! But remember, come midnight tonight, Christmas in July—and this too-good-to-be-true offer—ends! www.chanakeefer.com/Christmas-in-July Chana Keefer--author of THE FALL (Rapha Chronicles #1) www.chanakeefer.com
Chilling yet gripping, “I” reminds the reader that though our days on earth are brief, they launch us into forever. But, the question is, what kind of forever? With steady intense beats, author Ray Ellis moves his protagonist from encounters with himself to encounters with his Maker — to an encounter with his destiny. This is not a story one can put in a drawer and forget.
I received my advance reader’s copy of Peter Leavell’s award-winning debut novel, “Gideon’s Call,” on Saturday. Very exciting! The book will become available to the public October 23. You’ll love it! Here’s a teaser:
Based on true Civil War events, a story of how a slave boy’s dream and determination — and the secrets of his past — drive him to become the unlikely leader of 10,000 freed slaves on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina.
Kate Evans and Paul Anderson are finally married, settling in, and starting a family. They rejoice when Kate finds she is pregnant, but soon it is clear that there are hurdles ahead. Should she continue in her dangerous profession as an Alaskan bush pilot? Can she really fall into the role of a wife? Then tragedy strikes, life begins to unravel, and Kate fears she may have lost Paul for good.
Bonnie Leon is the author of nineteen novels, including the recently released Joy Takes Flight, book three in the Alaskan Skies series, the popular Sydney Cover series and the bestselling Journey of Eleven Moons.
She enjoys speaking for women’s groups and teaching at writing seminars and conventions. These days, her time is filled with writing, being a grandmother and relishing precious time with her aged mother.
Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.