C. Kevin Thompson
Happy November from Kevin Thompson! It’s three weeks from Turkey Day, and less than eight weeks until St. Nick makes his yearly jaunt. My, how time flies. Same can be said about raising children. They’re little only once, and before you know it, they’re gone, which creates a great segue for the introduction of our next CAN guest, Sarah Hamaker.
Welcome, Sarah! Please tell us about your latest book, Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace.
While conflict among your kids is inevitable, it is possible to raise your children to think well of one another and to get along most of the time. Ending Sibling Rivalry provides a blueprint for reducing sibling conflict and building a calmer, loving relationship among your children. Read More →
C. Kevin Thompson
Good day from Kevin Thompson! Last month, I began this blog post with a reminder to remember our brothers and sisters in the Carolinas and other locations affected by Hurricane Florence. Now, here we are, needing to remember our brothers and sisters in the panhandle of Florida and others devastated by Hurricane Michael. And we still have over a month of hurricane season left to endure! Pray for a quiet thirty-plus days.
It is apropos then to welcome our next guest to the Florida front porch, Annette O’Hare, whose book, Redeeming Light, deals with the greatest hurricane disaster in U.S. history.
So say hello to Annette!
Annette, tell us about your book.
Redeeming Light is a love story between a fearless young rancher woman, and her uncle’s reserved law apprentice. Sarah and Frederick’s story takes place against the backdrop of the Great Galveston Storm of 1900 that claimed the lives of over 6,000 people. Read More →
Hello readers. Davalynn Spencer here, chatting with author Andrea Boeshaar about her book Love’s Guiding Light.
Welcome, Andrea. Please give us a quick overview of your book.
Amanda Lewis may lose the only home she’s known—the cottage at North Point Light. Captain Ezra Danfield intends to give up his ship to provide his daughter some stability. When a violent storm threatens their lives, Amanda’s efforts in the lighthouse guide them safely into harbor. Ezra thanks her and cannot refuse when she asks for his help, though he must face the darkest recesses of his heart.
Was there anything in particular that inspired you to write this book?
I grew up a couple of miles away from the North Point Light in Milwaukee, so it’s always been one of my favorites—and, yes, I’m a lighthouse lover. But in 1999, when I first began researching it for a Barbour novella collection, the lighthouse and cottage were in such disrepair that the Coast Guard, who possessed control of it, refused to allow me entrance for my own protection. Fast forward twenty years, and not only am I a very different writer now but the North Point Light has been taken over by a private organization which has renovated the lighthouse and cottage and, after touring it, I was inspired to rewrite and revise this story which I’ve always had a soft spot for in my heart. Read More →
Greetings from Marti Pieper in a Florida fall, which, to non-Florida residents, looks a lot like summertime. Like many parts of the country, we’re having an unseasonably warm fall. Enterprising entrepreneurs may find a market for pumpkin spice suntan lotion (just kidding, but it wouldn’t surprise me to find this product on the shelf).
Our interviewee’s most recent book will at least have us thinking toward cooler weather because it’s a holiday story. A hearty CAN welcome to author PeggySue Wells!
PeggySue, please tell us about your book.
It’s Christmas, and Jack Baker’s finances, friends and future are as gone as last year’s holiday. Jack Baker had it all—family, career and a generous bonus to spend on the annual Baker Christmas extravaganza. Now, the Bakers are homeless. One family loses it all and finds they have everything. Read More →
C. Kevin Thompson
Hello, everyone! Kevin Thompson here. As we prepare this blog post, we want to remember our brothers and sisters in the Carolinas as well as the other areas struck by Hurricane Florence. As one of many who experienced the eye wall of Hurricane Irma last year and the devastation it can bring, I understand firsthand what they are dealing with right now. But know this: God is there before, during, and after the storms of life, both figurative and literal. We “celebrated” the first year anniversary of Irma on Sept. 10-11th (it occurred during the middle of the night), and one year later, life is back to normal…almost (a few blue tarped homes still remain). Hope is truly eternal and not fixed in the things of this life that moth and rust (and hurricanes) can destroy.
With that, we want to welcome a fellow CAN Author who deals with some of the storms of this life with her writing. Please welcome Maureen Pratt!
Maureen, tell us about your latest book, Salt and Light: Church, Disability, and the Blessing of Welcome for All.
This book is a resource for clergy, lay ministers, churchgoers, and persons with disabilities to better understand and affect full welcome within our church communities. Geared toward Catholic churches, but relevant for all Christians, the book is based on the scriptural and historical contexts of Christ’s love and welcome extended to all, including persons with physical, emotional, and psychological disabilities. Read More →