This week David Bond, Deanna Klingel, Jill Williamson and Rebecca Price Janney

» Posted on Jan 30, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

Congratulations to Sharon for winning Lillian Duncan’s Deception, to Alison for winning Staci Stallings If You Believe in Love, to Cindy for winning Daniel Darling’s iFaith, and to Angela for winning Lisa Grace’s Angel in the Shadows.

This week I’m hosting David Bond with Attache, Deanna Klingel with Bread Upon the Water, Jill Williamson with Replication, and Rebecca Price Janney with Who Goes There? A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (February 5th) evening.

Blurb of  The Attache — From Desert Breeze Publishing ~~by David Bond:
 
Released January, 2012, this debut EBook full-length novel is about a man who loses his sight, his struggle to find his way, and his growing attraction to a woman who has a problem of her own. Will Zach be able to climb his mountain again? Will Jessie find the wandering nomad she thinks she loves? Life is complicated enough for Zach and Jessie, and a madman on the loose doesn’t help.
 
Enter a contest to win a copy of THE ATTACHÉ, and learn more about this novel at: http://www.authordavidbond.com/newest.php .
 
Bio of Deanna Klingel:
 
I was a child in a small town in the 50’s. It was a time when kids amused themselves with paper, scissors, magazines, paste, crayons, and books, while listening to the radio. That’s when I wrote and illustrated my first books, lacing the pages together with shoe strings. Writing wasn’t something I dreamed of doing “when I grow up;” it was something I was already doing. I wrote plays for my classmates, wrote for the school newspapers, yearbook, tons of letters of correspondence with relatives and pen pals. I recently found a yellowed poem I wrote for the Michigan State University newspaper. Don’t remember it, but there it is! After I had kids (7) I wrote puppet plays and stories for them, edited school newsletters, and projects, plays and news for Scouts and church. I wrote all the time. I made scrapbooks, diaries and kept journals. I hadn’t figured out that I was a writer, or an author. That didn’t happen until after the children were grown and I began writing travel books for grandchildren. Then one day it happened. I woke up and said, “I have a story in my head, and I think it wants to be a book. I guess I’ll try to write a book.”
 
Blurb for Bread Upon the Water:
 
“Father Tien Duong’s life is an amazing and inspiring story of perseverance in following God’s call in the face of severe trials and testings. Father Duong pursued his vocation to the priesthood, knowing God would always be faithful. The kind priest who taught the young Tien in sixth grade gave him sound advice for his life’s journey: ‘Trust God. Always, trust God.’”

—Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Charlotte Diocese

Bio of Jill Williamson:

Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. Growing up in Alaska led to a love of books, and in 2010 her first novel, By Darkness Hid, won the Christy Award. She loves working with teenagers and gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. Visit Jill online at www.jillwilliamson.com, where adventure comes to life.

Blurb of Replication:

Here is the blurb: Abby Goyer is forced to move to rural Alaska when her father unexpectedly takes a job in a remote laboratory called Jason Farms. Suspicious of her father’s decisions, she investigates and finds more than what she was looking for when a strange boy shows up at her door. Martyr, one of fifty-five identical clones, escaped from the underground lab at the farm with one wish: to see the sky before he fulfills his purpose and “expires” on his eighteenth birthday. Abby tries to help Martyr see that God has a purpose for his life, one that is different from the one the scientists originally planned for him.
 
Bio for Dr. Rebecca Price Janney: 

At fifteen, Rebecca Price Janney faced-off with the editor of her local newspaper, the Phillipsburg (NJ) FREE PRESS. She wanted to write for the paper; he nearly laughed her out of the office. He dramatically pulled open a desk drawer bulging with resumes from would-be reporters. “Why should I give you a job when I have my pick of college graduates?” He gestured toward the ominous evidence with his cigar. Rebecca displayed her ace–a portfolio of published celebrity interviews she had written for a major newspaper’s teen supplement. The editor put her on a two-week trial basis. By the next month, she had her own column, “The Short Stop,” on the Philadelphia Phillies. At that time, she was the first female to cover the major league team.

During her senior year in high school, SEVENTEEN published her first magazine article and, in conjunction with the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, named her a runner-up in their teen of the year contest for her work as a budding journalist. She has since claimed eight other writing honors including “Writer of the Year” for a Philadelphia writers conference and written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles.

In September 1996 Horizon Books published Rebecca’s best selling GREAT WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY, featuring 23 women of faith and principle whose lives impacted the nation. GREAT STORIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY came out in the summer of 1998 and went into its second printing in two weeks. GREAT LETTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY was published in January 2000, and Rebecca’s biography of Harriet Tubman (Bethany House) appeared in August, 1999.

Multnomah published her IMPOSSIBLE DREAMERS series for 8-12 year-olds in 1997. In the books, three pre-teens time-travel to solve histories’ unsolved mysteries. Rebecca is also the author of the eight-book HEATHER REED MYSTERY SERIES published by Word. She has also written for dozens of newspapers and magazines and regularly contributes to other books.

Her most recent books focus on history and include Then Comes Marriage? A Cultural History of the American Family and Who Goes There? A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell from Moody Publishers, and Great Events in American History from AMG. Rebecca enjoys speaking at schools, churches, and civic organizations, as well as on radio and TV.

A graduate of Lafayette College and Princeton Theological Seminary, Rebecca received her doctorate from Biblical Theological Seminary in April 2000, having focused on the interpretation of women’s roles throughout American history. Rebecca currently teaches part time at Biblical.

Blurb for Who Goes There? A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell:

 

Princess Diana, John Ritter, Saddam Hussein, Mother Teresa, Chris Farley… Does it seem reasonable to guess where each of these people ended up after they died? While it is comforting to suppose that everyone who’s “good” goes to a better place when they die, and everyone who’s “bad” doesn’t, on what is that hope based?

To adequately understand how these thoughts impact us today, Rebecca Price Janney goes back to the colonization and founding of the United States. From the Great Awakening to the American Revolution, through the tumultuous 19th century, all the way past two world wars, and a technological revolution, Who Goes There? pieces together a thoughtful narrative of American beliefs about the afterlife.

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Comments

  1. Please put my name down. All of the books look like they would be very good to read.

  2. Who Goes There sounds fascinating and unique. Thanks for this chance.

  3. I would love to win.

  4. I read something online about BREAD UPON THE WATER not that long ago. An interesting selection this week.

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  5. another great selection of books…please count me in 🙂

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