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WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Under This Same Sky

AUTHOR:  Cynthia Roemer

PUBLISHER:  Mantle Rock Publishing

GENRE:  Historical Romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Book #1 in Prairie Sky Series

TARGET AGE:  16-86+

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER TO PATTI’S PORCH. CYNTHIA REMINDS US THAT OUR PLANS FOR OUR LIVES ARE NOT ALWAYS GOD’S PLANS. SOMETIMES HE HAS SOMETHING MUCH BETTER IN MIND.

 

CYNTHIA IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR AN EBOOK  COPY OF UNDER THE SAME SKY.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?

 

by

 

Cynthia Roemer

 

One thing I’ve noticed is that the Lord’s plans for our lives often differ from our own. We start off in one direction only to have one door slam shut and another entirely different path open up. The Lord truly does move in mysterious ways. Often He takes us down roads we never would have chosen or anticipated for ourselves. Events happen in our lives that totally reshape who we are and how we view life. Tragedy, loss, unexpected changes, new opportunities. God uses the events of our lives to mold us and draw us into a deeper relationship with Him.

 

In my debut historical romance novel, Under This Same Sky, my main character, Becky Hollister, discovers this when tragedy strikes her family, turning her world upside down. Her anguish causes her to question God’s power and authority and to ask why He allows bad things to happen. Yet the Lord doesn’t leave her there. Instead, He leads her on an unexpected journey that garners rekindled faith and renewed hope.

 

The novel’s key verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Under This Same Sky allows readers to walk alongside Becky as she journeys from the depth of anger and bitterness to acceptance and understanding.

 

Though the novel doesn’t seek to answer the question of why God allows pain and difficulties to infiltrate our lives, it does convey the message that God loves us and is able to work all things for our good when we submit to His will. No matter what we go through in life, we have the comfort in knowing the Lord walks beside us.

 

Blurb for Under the Same Sky:

             ~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~

Illinois ~ 1854

Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.

Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

 

BUY LINKS:  

Amazon.com      

Barnesand noble.com

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF UNDER THE SAME SKY BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons.

Connect with Cynthia online:

 

Website

Facebook

Twitter  

 


Comments

Jane Squires From Wasola Mo At 8/3/2021 12:02:45 AM

Would love to win and review

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Jane. Thank you for stopping by and entering the drawing. Blessings!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/31/2017 2:31:32 PM

Thanks so much, Brenda! I wish you the best in the contest and pray you'll be blessed by Becky's story!

Patti Shene From At 7/31/2017 10:26:58 AM

HI Brenda. I agree that it sounds like a must read story. I've seen comments about it online. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here.

Brenda Murphree From MS At 7/29/2017 5:21:11 PM

This sounds like a great book!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/29/2017 9:21:33 AM

Thank you so much, Laurean. I so appreciate your encouragement and well wishes. I pray you'll be blessed by Becky's story. Thanks for sharing your experiences. God bless!

Patti Shene From At 7/28/2017 10:42:20 PM

Hi Laurean. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love historical as well, and especially admire the way writers weave history into their stories.

Laurean Brooks From Tennessee At 7/28/2017 6:46:16 PM

Hi Cynthia, your book sounds intriguing. Historicals are my favorite reads. We never know when something that happens will change the direction of our lives. Even a chance meeting with someone cam set off a string of events. I wish you God's best in all your writing endeavors.

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/27/2017 10:39:01 AM

Thank you so much, J.E. Thanks for sharing what God has done in your life. I wish you all the best and pray you are blessed in reading Becky's story!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/27/2017 10:37:10 AM

Hi, Ann! It's so great to see you here! Thanks for being such a wonderful encourager!! God bless!

Patti Shene From At 7/27/2017 7:11:42 AM

Hi J.E. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also enjoy reading the journey of other writers and how God leads them down paths they had never imagined!

J.E.Grace From Lebanon, Mo At 7/27/2017 1:18:09 AM

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts that shaped your novel. I too have started out on one path and had God take me in a very different direction. God is amazing and his love for us just seems to grow stronger as we walk the path he chooses for us. I have put you book on my to read list.

Patti Shene From At 7/26/2017 10:15:40 PM

Hi Ann. Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Glad you enjoyed the book.

Ann Ellison From Abilene Texas At 7/26/2017 6:37:33 PM

Enjoyed the interview. Please don't include me in the drawing since I already have a print copy of this wonderful book.

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/25/2017 3:04:07 PM

Thank you so much, Mandy! I pray you'll be blessed in reading it!!

Patti From At 7/24/2017 10:17:45 PM

Hi Mandy. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Mandy Bentley From At 7/24/2017 7:02:55 PM

This book looks amazing! It is on my Amazon wish list!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/24/2017 3:48:51 PM

I'm honored to be on your TBR list, Patti!!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/24/2017 12:59:55 PM

Amy, I'm so sorry you were hurt. It's those who are closest to us that can sometimes hurt us the most. I'm so thankful you turned to the Savior for comfort and healing. I pray you'll be blessed by Becky's story, and it will be balm for your soul. God bless you!

Cynthia Roemer From IL At 7/24/2017 12:55:25 PM

Hi Rorylynn! It's so good to meet you. Under This Same Sky is my debut novel and does contain a strong message. I pray if you read it, you will be blessed. Thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment. The best to you in the contest!! God bless!

Patti Shene From At 7/23/2017 8:49:29 PM

Hi Amy. I'm glad the issues is now resolved and you are feeling better. Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us.

Patti Shene From At 7/23/2017 8:47:27 PM

Hi Rorylynn. I have not read Cynthia's work either, but she is on my TBR list! Thank you for stopping by.

Amy From NC At 7/23/2017 5:37:14 PM

My own sister crushed my spirit this week by being a traitor. I was sharing this with my SAVIOR for days asking for HIS Help. HE Reminded me that HE also was Betrayed but He Forgave and I should do the same. All is well with my soul now... Praise the LORD!

Rorylynn Lemond From Michigan At 7/23/2017 3:07:10 PM

I have never read any of your books this one sounds like it has a great story and message..thanks for the chance

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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
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Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
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WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
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WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
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2/24/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
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REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
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IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
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WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
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PERSPECTIVE
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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10/23/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHY WE WAIT
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WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
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8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
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1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
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12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
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11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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11/13/2012

Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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11/13/2012