Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Introducing Barbara Ann Derksen

~ author spotlight ~ 

This month, Barbara Ann Derksen is launching her book. And so you could all get to know her a little better, I asked if she'd play Five Favourites with me - and guess what? ... she said yes!!! Keep reading for your chance to win! 

* Favourite foods – ice cream, especially chocolate mousse
Favourite colours – blue, any shade
* Favourite authors – Brandilyn Collins, Colleen Coble
Favourite pastimes – riding a motorcycle
Favourite places - any place Carribbean

front cover design copy -smallerShadow Stalker ... An ominous shadow hangs over her, as Christine Finder,  alias Melissa Rompart, visits the brutal slaying of her parents most nights in a dream.  The threat of discovery propels her to search for the whereabouts of the killer to see the man brought to justice. In the meantime, the killer stalks her mind while she operates Finder’s Keepers, an agency that searches for the people her clients hire her to find. Nathan Brent is only four years old and missing. Will she find him in time or will the killer find her first?

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About Barbara...
Seeking to encourage, inspire, and invite, Barbara Ann Derksen writes about Kingdom living characters who live in a not-so Kingdom world. She has been scrambling letters into enjoyable fiction and non-fiction for over 20 years and a published writer since 2003. Her readers share how the books are hard to put down, keep them up at night reading long after lights out, and spur them on to a closer walk with their Lord.

Her favorite genre is mystery so, to thrill her readers, she composes a new one every year, She has just completed the four book series, The Wilton Strait Mystery Series, now available through her website, on Amazon in Canada, Europe, and the US, and through Amazon’s Kindle store as e-books as well as Smashwords for e-book readers other than Kindle. Vanished, Presumed Dead, Fear Not, and Silence are a series that provides hours of entertainment, food for thought, and keep her readers wanting more. The first book in the Finders Keepers Series, Shadow Stalker,  was released May 5, 2013 and is available on Amazon with mostly 5 star reviews.

Barbara has also penned a devotional series with six books, 4 children’s stories and two other non-fiction books. Dance With a Broom and Second to None.

Barbara is a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canada and the US, Barbara and her husband, Henry, have been married for 44 years, have four children, and ten grandchildren … and counting. Henry is a singer/songwriter with 7 CDs to his name.

Would you like to find Barbara? Well here's how you can... 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Introducing ... Cheryl Colwell

~ Author Spotlight ~

It is my absolute pleasure to host Cheryl Colwell on my blog today. And guess what ... she is also playing FIVE FAVOURITES!  I do hope you are all enjoying the 5 favourites series. I am loving getting to know these authors a little better. Keep reading for your chance to win!

Here are Cheryl's ...
*Favourite foods – Right now, I am enjoying Indian foods like Tandoori chicken and yellow curry vegetable stirfry. I have been on the South Beach diet for awhile (and lost 15 pounds!) so the unusual, highly seasoned flavors give my taste buds a treat instead of the same ol' thing.
Favourite colours – Shades of yellow. I am a sunshine girl from California and feel happy in the soft golden glow of my home.
* Favourite authors – Francine Rivers, James Rubart
Favourite pastimes – writing, traveling, art, gardening
Favourite places - Tuscany, Italy; Solvang, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Lake Tahoe, CA; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

This month, Cheryl is launching her novel The Proof.
Here's the blurb...  Shrouded in mystery, a precious relic known as Il Testamento, or The Proof, circulated among the early Christians for centuries. Before their deaths, its guardians hid it from their adversaries, leaving only a crude map of its location. 
For centuries, it lay in darkness. Until now. Reports of its existence have resurfaced, inciting an ancient rivalry between a ruthless group that seeks to destroy it, and a secret association that lusts for its power. 
Summoned to Siena by a grandfather he has never met, Gabriel Dolcini is thrust into a dark maze of danger. And into his divine destiny.

Cheryl Colwell began writing fiction in 2007. True to her tagline, "Stunning Suspense," her characters visit stunning locations while they pursue adventurous quests peppered with mystery, suspense, and romance. Cheryl likes to think of her stories as "cozy" suspense - less thriller and more relational.

Passionate about all things creative, Cheryl finds inspiration in the countryside of Ashland, Oregon -  the perfect venue for her interests in writing, gardening, and art. 

John, her husband, best friend, and chiropractor, keeps her in shape for gardening and writing long into the night. They are delighted to have four unique and talented children and three grandchildren. A smart and playful English Shepherd makes their empty nest a happy place. 

Books by Cheryl...
The Proof, published 2014 by Inspired Fiction Books
The Secrets of the Montebellis, published 2013 by Inspired Fiction Books

Cheryl blogs at...  inspiredfictionbooks.com