Friday, April 24, 2015

A Very Special New Release - The Gatehaven Study Guide by Jeanette Pierce, Based on the novel Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull

I have some really big new for you guys, but I need to begin this post with an apology.

I've been a very bad blogger lately, and I know it. :(

Between work, trying to finish my current WIP before the kids get out of school, helping my mom, and spending a solid week of 8- to 10-hour days on a big editing job, I've neglected my friends. You didn't deserve that, and I'm sorry. I'll try to be a better blogger in the future.

What's the big news?
My mom is officially a published author! :D

A writer friend of ours, Molly Bull, asked her to write a study guide to go along with one of her novels. Gatehaven is an award-winning, Christian gothic novel set in a scary mansion in the north of England in 1794.

So Mom did--she used her expertise as a career language arts teacher and created a set of workbooks to go with it.

In this Bible-based study of spiritual warfare vs. the occult, documented background information provides a picture of life in England and Scotland during the late 1700s, emphasizing the status hierarchy and its effects on the people, especially those on the lower rungs of the social ladder and the Protestant Reformation, some of its leaders, and its effects on religion in Europe.
Also included are study questions for each chapter of the novel, a vocabulary list, questions related to the structure of the novel, and a writing assignment that students can complete independently of the teacher.

Note: This product description is for the student guide. The teacher's guide contains the answers and gives permission for the teacher to make copies of the final exam for the students. 

Molly Noble Bull is a multi-published Christian novelist from South Texas, and Gatehaven is the grand prize winner of the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest. As a result, it was published in trade paperback and e-book in March 2014. Molly’s next novel, When The Cowboy Rides Away, is scheduled for publication in 2015.

Jeanette Pierce is a retired English teacher living in Houston, Texas. She holds a master’s degree and has taught at high school and college levels. The two study guides for Gatehaven are her first published works, but stay tuned. Jeanette is currently working on study guides for When The Cowboy Rides Away.

This was not only Mom's first publishing experience, but her first self-publishing experience as well. Shortly after we uploaded the books, she weighed in on the process of self-publishing.

LOL - I can relate... :P

You can find the workbooks and the novel here:


You can find Jeanette and Molly here:
Thanks for visiting! :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Promo Friday - April

It's time for another Promo Friday!

This month, I'm featuring YA writer Bethany Averie, an author I met at the Writespace Valentine's day event here in Houston. Bethany is super nice, and the excerpt she read was interesting and funny. It definitely made me want to read her books.

Bethany is celebrating a new release:  
Immortal Love, the last book in the Immortal Dreams trilogy.

Congratulations, Bethany!

You can find Immortal Love here:
Amazon Kindle

Thanks for visiting. :)
Remember: the next Promo Friday is scheduled for May 8th.
Deadline for submitting content is Wednesday, May 6th.  

(Promo Friday is a monthly service I provide to my followers.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Release! Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh


Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks & postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex?  Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hiding Out

I always run for cover in April, but I'm skipping IWSG this month, too. I'm getting very close to 'The End' of my next book.

Thanks for visiting.
See you soon. :)