Archive for September 2014

As promised, five individuals have each won a copy of Passageways: A Short Story Collection. Congratulations to Mandi M, Jo Ann G, Peg F, Alison B and Lisa C!  I’ll be contacting you soon to ask for your mailing addresses.

Here’s what readers are saying about PassagewaysPassageways-cover-medium

A great book. My favorite story is the one about the button quilt. Teresa Britton

Great stories, very eclectic variety which was uber enjoyable for me! Each story was like opening a surprise gift. 🙂 Sandra Doerty

An excellent collection of short stories on a common theme. I love the variety of genres in the stories, too. I brought this along on my vacation recently and it made for a nice companion. Rebecca Carey Lyles found some great stories and wrote some of the best ones. In particular I loved her story “Morning Song”…what can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic. Peter Leavell’s story “18 Minutes” was hilarious, it was like being told a humorous story by an old friend. Also his story “Grand Champion” touched me as well. What a beautiful story between a dad and his daughter on the subject of suffering. (SPOILER ALERT)…but I love how the girl’s Dad realizes that the heart can only handle so much grief and steps in at the final moment. Good stuff all in all. A Kilmer

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In the newsletter and on the website, you’ll not only find information about the Let Me Tell You a Story podcast my husband and I started, you’ll have a chance to put your name in the hat for a FREE COPY of Passageways, the short story collection my crit partners and I compiled and published last summer. We’re giving away print copies to the five people whose names Steve pulls out of his hat in five days. Enter now! Send your entry (your name) to: story@beckylyles.com.Passageways-cover-mediumOne more opportunity — I will give a significant percentage of the September sales for “Winds of Freedom” to a local organization that fights human trafficking. If you’ve been waiting to order or are starting your Christmas shopping early, September is a great time to purchase “Winds of Freedom.”RLyles.Winds of Freedom.Cover

Enjoy Indian Summer! Becky

I’ll be sending an update newsletter soon, but in the meantime, check out the “Clash of the Titles” opportunity to win a bunch of books and read a guest blog I wrote titled “Safe in the Fold.”Passageways-cover-small



And order a copy of Passageways, if you haven’t read our short stories yet!

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  • Steve Lyles: looks good:) Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:41:06 +0000 To: tieguy1@hotmail.com
  • Renee Blare: What awesome stories, Becky. I can't wait to read them. :) Thanks for participating. Love ya! Nee
  • Hilarey: I guess I didn't realize that you were still involved in post prison ministry. Very cool. And yes--Winds of Wyoming is very unique that way. I've neve


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