Monday, October 30, 2017

Fun at Conferences

Definition of fun ... to see your book for sale at a writer's conference.

Definition of laughing while having photo taken ... knowing someone is in the background photo bombing. 

Sink, Drift or Swim 

photo cred ... Nola Passmore

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sink, Drift, or Swim ... It's here!!!

It's here!!! It's here!!! 

Sink, Drift, or Swim

When dreams drown, hope floats
Coffee-addicted Valerina has more reason to head to Café Legato than the fact they make a great latte. There is that perfect barista—Josh.
When did this childhood friend become the centre of Rina’s every thought? When did his voice become so smooth, like velvet chocolate? When did the breeze from his insanely long lashes begin to fan the fire in her heart?
At Café Legato, Rina can escape from her loving and lively family. In the cool breeze of Josh’s lashes, she is able to momentarily forget her role as big sister to four-and-a-half siblings. Drowning in latte and Josh’s warm smile, she can set aside her fear that some things at home are not quite right.  At Café Legato, Rina can daydream in tongue-tied bliss.
But some dreams come true. Did Josh really invite her to hang out the next day? Did those words fall from his perfectly luscious lips? If he did, Valerina would be there, come hell or high water, but first she had today to get through.
Today was Dad’s “special time,” with a fishing trip acting as the cover for a father to daughter heart-to-heart. Rina was changing, and so was life in her family. Did she really want to get deep and meaningful with her father? Did she want to share her fears for her brother Zach? Would Dad want to talk about her wavering faith?
Valerina will face the day, one wave at a time. Until the storm hits, and Rina finds herself completely out of her depth. Will her father’s faith be enough to keep them afloat?
And through it all, one thought remains … Josh.
Sink, Drift, or Swim is a young adult novel written in free verse.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

He's Still Working Miracles with Dana Rongione

He's Still Working Miracles:  Daring To Ask God for the Impossible
Dana Rongione

About the Book:
What if you could replace your fear with courage, your doubts with faith and your questions with proclamations of God's goodness? What if someone could take you on a guided tour of God's provision and faithfulness to His children? How would your life change if you dared to ask God for the impossible? Christian author, Dana Rongione, wants to challenge you to do just that.
Each chapter of He's Still Working Miracles highlights a story in the New Testament where an ordinary person met an extraordinary God and gives application of how these encounters relate to your own life and circumstances. You are not alone in your struggles.

You don't have to face your heartaches alone. Call out to the One who cares. The One who can make a difference. The one and only God of possibilities.
In this book, you will:
·         Learn to identify miracles in your own life.
·         Understand how to apply the principles of Biblical miracles to specific circumstances that the Bible doesn't address.
·         Discover compelling reasons why keeping the faith is so difficult, yet imperative.
·         Be encouraged and inspired to stay on course with God for years to come.
·         Glean valuable insight from each story's unfolding and conclusion.
·         Learn how to pray and accept God's will in every situation.
·         Find the answer to the question, “Does God still work miracles?”
It's time to lay your questions and doubts to rest. The God of yesterday is the God of today. He is still watching. He is still working. And He is still doing miracles.

About the Author:

Dana Rongione is the author of several Christian books, including the highly-praised Giggles and Grace devotional series for women.  A dedicated wife and doggie “mom,” Dana lives in Greenville, SC, where she spends her days writing and reaching out to the hurting and discouraged.  Connect with her at, and be sure to sign up for her daily devotions.