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Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 3/23/20 – Social Isolation Week 2 – Autism – Book Anniversary – 5-Book Giveaway!

Hello! Welcome to Monday Morning Coffee and Chat! Today I’m talking about the first week of homeschooling and autism, my 8-year anniversary of publishing, the 5-book ebook I’m giving away, speaking, teaching, and a 4-books for 1 paperback sale.
Links talked about in this video are:
free Yesterday’s Mail ebook: https://www.inspyromance.com/putting-myself-into-a-character/
and:
Buy Sapphire Ice paperback and get the other 3 books free: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/B8B9NQG2SRQBW

The books discussed in this chat are:
Chasing Pearl
Yesterday’s Mail
Sapphire Ice
Greater Than Rubies
Emerald Fire
Topaz Heat

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Why Do I Write Christian Fiction?

I saw a blog post titled, “Christian Fiction: What’s the Point?”

And, it got me thinking.  Why do I write it?

When I started writing, I had no direction – no clear intent as to *why* I was writing in the first place.  It basically boiled down to: I had a story in my head and I wanted to get it out. When I finished that story, I was a little surprised that I had another story in my head and I wanted to get it out, too. Once I finished that second book, the ideas just kept coming.  I can barely keep up with the book ideas – they overwhelm me sometimes.

In my writing testimony, I talk about how we cleaned out our entertainment and how I no longer read the kind of books I used to write. I cleaned up, or “redeemed” my books, for the Christian market.  But I could very easily have simply cleaned them up – made them PG-13, taken out the sex and most of the greed and just written clean romances.

So, why Christian fiction?  Why do I add a spiritual arc to my stories? Why is the faith of each one of my characters so important to me? Why do I write about Christians in real situations, about pain and forgiveness, about decisions – made in faith or not? Why am I choosing to be labeled a “Christian” author?

For me, it comes down to this:

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

I want my writing to glorify God. That is my intent, my mission, my ministry. And, in the end, what I’m doing is ministering to readers.  I have so many reviews and emails like this one:

Just finished The Jewel Trilogy and am so emotionally moved I almost feel drained. I have never read such great Christian romance ever, and I have been reading for years, through hundreds and hundreds of books. All of these books were just as great as the one before, which is rare. So many times I have read a great book by an author, only to be extremely disappointed by the next book. Not this author. I cannot believe these are her first published novels. I loved the way she carried the characters all the way through the trilogy–not just giving them mention, but actually including them in the story. This is the first time I have ever seen a series follow almost 20 years in the lives of all characters and it was so refreshing. Most books just seem to end abruptly. All characters were believable and none were perfect Christians. I liked the way she had so much dialogue and interaction between hero and heroine in each story. Tony and Derrick so represented the love of Christ and had such a heart after God that I immediately loved them. Barry had his struggles but still was a strong Christian influence. I greatly appreciated the backgrounds of each individual and how God moved in their lives. I could go on and on but will just say BUY THIS BOOK!!!! You will not be sorry. Don’t know how anyone could not love each and every story. Happy reading and may God bless!

It is as important to me to write of the spiritual side of my books as it is to write the romance or the suspense. I think the word “Christian” before the word romance or the word suspense is the most important factor of what I’m writing. My prayer as I finish a book and publish it is not that it will entertain, but that it will bless a reader in some way. I pray that what I write will enlighten, encourage, uplift, or strengthen. I love that God is using me, and I will continue to write as long as He determines that I should.

I write Christian fiction to serve God.

As I went into writing Valerie’s Verdict and the rest of the books in the Dixon Brothers Series, my prayer and desire has been to pull the same kind of emotional and spiritual reaction from readers that the Jewel Series has for the last seven years. As feedback from beta readers has started coming in, I’m feeling very confident that I’ve accomplished that goal. I cannot wait until the October 22nd release of Valerie’s Verdict! You can preorder your ebook today from Amazon at this link!

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Emerald Fire Is On Sale for Just $0.99!

On Tuesday, January 30th, Jade’s Match will release! In preparation for that, Emerald Fire has been marked down to $0.99 for the ebook! Click here to read the book description.

Jade’s Match is the story of Cora Anderson — daughter of Maxine Bartlett and Barry Anderson from Emerald Fire and Davis  Elliott – Team USA hockey player. It is a Second Generation Jewel Series Novella that celebrates Team USA for the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, and Valentine’s Day.

Securely purchase an ebook copy of Emerald Fire directly from Hallee for $0.99 by clicking the Paypal button:




Emerald Fire can be purchased in e-book format at the following booksellers:

Emerald Fire, Book 2 of the Jewel Series
Emerald Fire, Book 2 of the Jewel Series

Also, if you want a copy of Emerald Fire in paperback with the old cover — it’s still free! Click here to go to my store. All you have to do is pay the postage (you can actually get almost all of the Jewel Series books free in the old covers for one postage payment. Click the link to go to my Square store to see what is still available.)

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Monday Morning Chat: More of the Jewel Series

Hello! Welcome to Monday morning coffee and chat!

I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Don’t forget that on November 6th, I’ll be doing a video with my two sons, and we’ll be answering your questions about Autism – about parenting autism, having a sibling with autism, or in Scott’s case, dealing with our world through the autism filters. So, if you have a question for us, click the link in the sidebar and submit it in the normal way!

Today I’m answering the question:

I’m a new reader. Will there be more of the Jewel Series?

Here’s my exciting answer!

 

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Monday Morning Chat: The First Book I Published

Hello! Welcome to Monday morning coffee and chat!

This is the third week I’m giving away a full set of the Jewel Series books to someone who has asked me a question about any one of my books (and about me!) But, I’m still taking questions, so ask away! The link is in the sidebar.

Here is this week’s chat!

Today I’m answering the question:

What was the first book you ever published?

Love the question! I hope you learn more about my Jewel Series through my response:

 

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The Jewel Series Refreshed!

I am so excited to show you the new covers for The Jewel Series! As we approached the 5th anniversary of publishing Sapphire Ice, we felt it was time to give the Jewels a facelift. As you can see, our cover artist did an amazing job bringing the sisters to life!

Some more changes are coming for the series — Sapphire Ice is now be free instead of Greater Than Rubies (this will take time to propagate through Amazon’s system, but it is currently free everywhere else.) I also edited and revised Sapphire Ice — not touching the original story, but bringing the writing up to my current standards (it had those first book blues). Christmas Star Sapphire, until now, has only been available at Amazon. It is now available everywhere ebooks are sold!

Click each book cover below to access that book’s page and find out where you can purchase them! (Note, the paperbacks have not been updated yet).

 

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