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iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
One day, my friend, Kim, was teaching her toddler about the American flag. She pointed to the stars on the flag, and told the little girl that each star was for one of the 50 states in our nation—like Arizona, Texas,California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and so on, until she listed all of the states.
When Kim finished, her little girl looked up and with wide-eyed innocence said, “Which star is for Baby Jesus?”
Thank you, Jackie M. Johnson, for sending us this and sharing it with us!
Jackie M. Johnson is an author and blogger. Her books include Power Prayers for Women, the breakup recovery resource When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton Is Empty and Praying with Power When Life Gets Tough. Jackie also blogs for singles at Living Single on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk website.
Threes, Sixes & Thieves
Julie B Cosgrove
Prism/Pelican Book Group
Today, the third book in the Bunco Biddies Mystery Series releases.
When thieves target homes in Sunset Acres, the Bunco Biddies help the police nab the thief!
But in the mayhem, no one knows who the arresting officer was…
or where he is.
A new mystery to solve!
Threes, Sixes & Thieves once again finds Janie Manson, the widow of a renowned police detective who lives in the retirement community of Sunset Acres, rallies her Bunco playing friends to help stop crime.
Sunset Acres is located on the outskirts of Alamoville, a small town which is growing by leaps and bounds as people escape the stress of big city life. Unfortunately crime comes with the urban flight. Janie’s son-in-law is now the Chief Detective of an over-taxed and understaffed police force and she wants him to be able to go on vacation with her daughter and grandkids. Besides, she and her Bunco playing fellow residents know more about their community that the cops do.
The first book, Dumpster Dicing, recently won Best Cozy Mystery 2017 by the Texas Association of Authors. Baby Bunco followed it, and a fourth book, Until Dice Do Us Part, launches in 2018.
Explaining how the title came about, author Julie B Cosgrove says that in the game of Bunco, whoever roles three sixes ends the game. However, naming a faith-based book The Three Sixes didn’t exactly sit well with her publisher. So they came up with the current title.
All of the book titles have a Bunco dice theme. Afterall, sleuthing can get dicey!
Freelance writer, award-winning author and professional speaker Julie B. Cosgrove leads retreats, workshops, and Bible studies. She writes regularly for Light from the Word, Faith-filled Family Magazine, Thoughts About God, Life.com, Good News Daily, and The Journey and is on staff with Campus Crusades of Canada’s Power to Change digital ministry as editor and writer. Their websites help to lead people to know Christ, one mouse click at a time.
Julie has published three Bible studies, a devotional, two inspirational guides, and has twelve faith-based fiction novels published with four more contracted. All can be previewed on her website.
Awarded one of the 50 Writers You Should Be Reading by the Author’s Show in 2015 and 2016, and Best Religious Fiction 2016, Best Cozy Mystery 2017 by Texas Ass’n of Authors, Julie is a member the American Christian Fiction Writers, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and the Christian Authors’ Network.
Julie is widowed and lives in Fort Worth, Texas where she is involved in mission funding, women’s ministries, and servant to two house cats. She is mystery aficionado—especially British ones—and loves word games.
Visit her blog: Where Did You Find God Today? http://wheredidyoufindgodtoday.com
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When I worked as a church secretary, the church sat on the edge of the city, surrounded mostly by ranches. You had to be looking for it to find it. At the end of my work day, the pastor and I were the only ones on the property when we heard sirens. Then more sirens…then even more sirens. We stood at front portico and watched as cop cruisers zipped by, one after another, toward the highway. Pastor crossed his arms over his chest. “You better take the back road home. Sounds like a huge wreck.”
We prayed for whoever needed the police and I headed out, only to be flagged down a quarter of a mile away by a road block of seven cop cars. Two officers armed with rifles yelled as I lowered my window. “Go back, go back. Dangerous shooter on the loose.”
The man had shot a policeman who stopped him for outstanding warrants and decided to run instead of being arrested by the backup partners. Over 200 officers from the city, county, and surrounding towns descended on the area. We offered the church building as their command center for the manhunt.
Five hours later they caught him cowering behind a barn. Then, I could go home! Boy, were my cats glad to see me. I have the thumb to open their can of food.
So what does a writer do when the adrenaline ebbs? Include it in her WIP – a cozy mystery of course… All experiences have a positive angle if you look for it.
And the novel releases today. The award-winning Bunco Biddies Mysteries series #3 Threes, Sixes & Thieves.
Julie B Cosgrove is an award-winning, traditionally published author of fifteen books and a digital editor and writer with Cru Canada’s Power to Change internet ministry with a readership of over 6000,000 a month. Check out her books and ministry at www.juliebcosgrove.com