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Author Interviews

A Chat with Author Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker
Sarah Hamaker

Greetings from Colorado, where the sky is bright blue and the temperature low and frosty. Davalynn Spencer here, pleased to introduce you to author Sarah Hamaker and her book, Illusion of Love.

Sarah, what’s your tagline for this intriguing title?

A suspicious online romance reconnects an agoraphobe and an old friend.

Wow – there’s a lot of information and curiosity tied up in that word, agoraphobe. What inspired you to write this book?

Believe it or not, Illusion of Love is loosely based on something that happened to a friend of mine. I can’t give any specific details without giving away one of the plot twists, but sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.

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Encouragement Inspiration for Writers

A Reader’s Record

 

This time of year, people are posting like crazy on social media the number of books they read in 2018. There are even some pretty cute videos and memes that you can use to illustrate what a productive reader you were last year.

While it’s perfectly fine to tally up your reading year, I don’t happen to keep track, nor do I want to know how many books I read. On the one hand, the number would be interesting. On the other, I will more than likely be depressed at the low number of actual books.

I read…a lot…like the newspaper every morning (yes, in print—my husband and I both trained as journalists and print’s in our blood!), weekly and monthly magazines, and fiction and nonfiction books, as well as all the reading I do in my crit group and blog writing.

Rather than focus on a number, this year I challenge you to focus on the ideas and thoughts of the books you read. I like to reflect on ideas that challenged me, that inspired me to change, and that moved me to look at the world differently. Both fiction and nonfiction books can give us much food for thought.

As we ease into 2019, by all means, keep your tallies of books read. But also, jot down what reached down into your heart and gave you a different perspective, an outlook, or a calling.

Sarah Hamaker is a writer, editor, and parent coach in Fairfax, Virginia. Connect with her at www.sarahhamaker.com.

(Illustration courtesy Pixabay)

 

 

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Author Interviews

A Chat with Author Sarah Hamaker

C. Kevin Thompson
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.

Sarah Hamaker
Sarah Hamaker

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.

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In The News Ministry

Galveston Island Book Festival & New Parenting Blog

Want to get to know an author near you? Linda W. Yezak will be in person at the Galveston Island Book Festival.

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Linda W. Yezak

Linda W. Yezak of Nacogdoches, Texas will be participating in the upcoming Galveston Island Book Festival, an opportunity for Texas authors to meet and greet their readers and hopefully gain some new ones. The event will take place Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the Ball High School Cafeteria (its new location, since Hurricane Harvey destroyed the originally planned site), 4501 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Linda W. Yezak
Author/Editor/Speaker
http://lindawyezak.com

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Looking for great parenting tips, Sarah Hamaker has a new parenting blog!

Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker has a new blog on Patheos called,

Some Assembly Required: Raising Self-Reliant and Confident Childrenhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/someassemblyrequired

Sarah Hamaker
Certified Leadership Parenting Coach/Freelance Writer
Author of Ending Sibling Rivalry, available now
2015 ACFW Genesis Winner, Romantic Suspense category
www.parentcoachnova.com
www.patheos.com/blogs/someassemblyrequired

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Humor

Perhaps Authors drink too much coffee?

An original cartoon by CAN author and  parenting guru, Sarah Hamaker

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In The News

Sarah Hamaker and Karen Whiting Hit the News Stands

Recently 2 of our Christian Authors Network members hit the news stands in both newspaper and magazines. Catch those articles below…

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Marketing

What Will Your Marketing Look Like in 2017?

by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

With the start of a new year, our thoughts naturally turn to what we’ll accomplish in the 12 months of 2017. But if we don’t have a plan or idea of where we want to go, we’ll spend more time floundering and less time making progress. Top of your list of plans should be one that details what you’ll do for marketing.

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Marketing

How to Become an Expert

 

by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

Being an expert can be fruitful in many ways, such as introducing you to new audiences and building your credibility. The Internet and email has made it easy to connect with writers to offer your services as an expert in your field or subject matter.

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Marketing

How to Conduct Interviews

by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

Interviewing sources for articles doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. Most writers are curious people by nature—after all, many plots and plot points come about because a writer asked, “What if…?”

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Marketing

How to Write Great Articles

by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

Writing articles is completely different than writing books, so you need to approach article writing from a different perspective. Let’s first talk about the basics of an article.