Greetings from Kevin Thompson! If you are thinking of coming to Florida soon, you may wish to wait. We had snow in the panhandle a couple of weeks ago. We’ve had below freezing temperatures as recent as mid-January coupled with winds of over twenty miles an hour, and they are breaking out the swimming suits in the stores. Coats, jackets, mittens? You should have bought those in October when they were plentiful…and it was ninety degrees outside.
Welcome to winter, Florida-style.
Nevertheless, we’re here on the front porch, bundled up in layers of blankets, grasping a cup of hot coffee, watching our breath drift away in the wind.
Who wants to join me? Well, believe it or not, there is a hearty soul from the great northwest who is willing to brave these swampy wilds, huddle up in one of our Adirondack rocking chairs, and share with us some of his writing tales. Welcome to the Florida front porch, H.L. Wegley (we all know him as Harry)!
Welcome, Harry! And congratulations on your latest book, Chasing Freedom. Give us the back cover copy. Fifty words or less. Go!
When Allie Santiago’s father opposes a drug cartel, she’s also targeted. Disgraced Olympic decathlete, Jeff Jacobs, discovers Allie running through Southern Oregon mountains. Helping her starts a war, first with the cartel, then with Oregon’s immigration court, forcing Jeff to choose between regaining his Olympic honor and saving the Santiago’s. Read More →
Julie B. Cosgrove’s short story, The Highway Chair, just tied for first place in the inspirational genre in a Texas-wide contest. It will be published in a book along with the other 14 genre first place winners: Best Short Stories in Texas 2017.
Congratulations on this honor, Julie!
Dr. Sandra Glahn was featured on Dallas Theological Seminary’s “The Table Podcast” talking about Christianity and the Arts. https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/theology-and-the-arts/
Listen in at the link above!
H. L. Wegley recently learned that his Against All Enemies Series, books 1 and 2, Voice in the Wilderness and Voice of Freedom won Gold and Silver in the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Awards for Christian Thrillers.
What a wonderful double honor, Harry!
Angela Breidenbach, president of the Christian Authors Network, will be signing at the Romance Through History event at the Garden of Read’n in Missoula, MT on Sep. 16th from 2-4pm. She’ll share the history behind the love stories in her newest release Second Chance Brides Collection as well as Blue Ribbon Brides, Lassoed by Marriage, and Captive Brides Collection releasing Oct. 1st. She will visit with genealogy and history enthusiasts and will have The Bucket List Dare available too.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Angela if you live in the Missoula area!
Merry almost-Christmas, everyone! Davalynn Spencer here, from Colorado where mountain pine scents the air—if you’re in the mountains, that is. This week we welcome H.L. Wegley with a few of his tried-and-true tips.
Tell us, Harry, how did you get into writing?
I had written professionally in the scientific literature for several years, but only started writing fiction after retiring six years ago.
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