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My Debut Novel is Finally Available!!!

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I’m finally a published author!

 

After 15 + years of fearing, holding back, waiting for the right time, etc. I took the leap and wrote my first novel.

 

 

It’s an excitement I can also share with my teenage daughter. At 13, she is a published illustrator – drawing not only the cover art, but all of the inside illustrations as well! I am so proud of her.

 

My novel is currently available in paperback and hardback. The e-book format will be ready for purchase in another 4 weeks.

 

Here’s the links where it can be purchased:

 

Abbott Press website

 

Amazon.com

 

Barnes & Noble website

 

For those of you in the Charlotte, NC area who would like a signed copy, drop me an email here .

Something Big…

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Revivals begin with God’s own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones…Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!
– Andrew Bonar.

 

Read more in the poem Something Big…

Salvation Sonnet: A Shakespearean Sonnet

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Salvation Sonnet

Proverbs 3:6 “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

As a former English teacher and fan of Shakespeare, I just had to try my hand at a sonnet. Literally!

The traditional Shakespearean Sonnet follows a specific pattern. Each line is written in iambic pentameter of 10 syllables each. For that I had to do a lot of finger-counting and talking aloud (quietly, of course, since I didn’t want too many library patrons convinced of my insanity) to ensure that I had the right rhythm and syllable count.

Then comes the rhyme scheme. (For those of you who are long out of the English classroom age, that’s the pattern of how words rhyme, in this case, at the end of each line) Anyway, the rhyme scheme for the traditional Shakespearean Sonnet is A B A B C D C D E F E F G G. The last two lines (called a couplet) should sum up the whole point of the poem.

I did steer away from the traditional topic, but who says I had to follow everything to a tee?

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare