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Archive for November 10th, 2014

WORLD BLOG HOP

In this enormous Cyberspace World it’s increasingly obvious we are but wisps in the wind. I pound the keyboards each week, flinging my words into the airwaves of the universe to land where they may.

Last week I received an exciting invitation from friend and fellow Prism author, Rachel James, to join this blog hop of recommended artists, writers, and creative Christian minds. The purpose? To help you find authors whose words tickle a lasting harmony across the chords of your heart.

Each one of us is asked to answer four questions for you, so here goes:

What am I working on?

Always on the ADHD side, I’m never working on one thing. Brain’s just not wired that way. In late September God opened the door and I signed with Prism Book Group for publication of my MG/YA western adventure Roped. And while working on the edits and publicity plans for introducing rodeo gals, Crissy Crosby and Jodie Lea Fairgate to the world, I’m also twelve chapters into Twisted—Roped’s sequel.

I’ve typed the first few chapters of my WIP which was to be titled The Scarlet Cord, ‘til I found out another Prism author has just published one under that title. No problem. Titles change all the time.

These words have been playing ping pong in my head for four years and will be the stories of folks who’ve been through the loss of a loved one and found the comfort of God at GriefShare.

There are also several other books I’ve written and illustrated laying in a drawer, waiting to be discovered.

How does my work differ from others of my genre?

Well, I’m an artist, as well as a writer, and tend to look at stories like a painting—in shades and hues of brilliant colors and deep, dark blacks. The fact I’m older than dirt gives me a different perspective of life’s issues. My husband just calls me different. Very, very different. Hmmm.

Why do I write what I do?

When I was fifteen I won a writing contest with a short article entitled The Basis of a Great Nation Is A Christian Home. And all these years later I’ve come to realize how profound my topic was—then and now. You can’t teach what you don’t know. That’s why so many of our young people have no clue about God’s Word—Mom and Dad don’t know. My purpose is to teach both parent and child—one spoonful at a time. One life lesson at a time. One hardship and loss at a time.

How does my writing process work?

I’m what is fondly, or not, referred to as a seat-of-the-pants writer. And that’s my modes operandi for life—God gives the idea, I shift into gear and push the pedal to the floorboard. Yeehaaa! I make organized and sane people crazy. Having been a legal secretary for years, my fingers fly as fast as my thoughts. Then the real work begins—editing. And editing. And more editing. But that first draft is sheer delight. At least for me. For my edit group? Not so much.

Look for Roped to be released hopefully next Fall.

Be sure to visit Rachel James’ blog at:
http://l.facebook.com/l/ZAQFuuAxuAQG2yVm4lc9BSB-Uqe99ReiZ6za60oov2Dcl1g/www.rachelajames.com

NOW…ON WITH THE TOUR. WELCOME MY FRIEND AND AUTHOR HEATHER BLANTON!

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Heather started writing when she was five; her first tale was a ghost story that her mom typed up for her on a Brother typewriter. Over the years, she has worked as a journalist for newspapers, magazines, and blogs. She has also spent decades in the corporate communications field, marketing everything from software to motorcycles. (Did she really just say “decades”?)

Heather has two sisters whom she loves dearly. One is still with us, the other crossed over to be with Lord in 1999 and it is she who inspired the character of Hannah in her Defiance series of books.

Heather grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne Westerns. Her most fond memories are of sitting next to her dad, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! She loves exploring out West and would happily spend all her time researching and exploring ghost towns till the cows come home.

She lives with her husband and two adventurous boys on a farm outside Raleigh, NC. They enjoy riding practically anything with four legs or two wheels, and being outdoors.

Author, A Lady in Defiance
https://www.facebook.com/heatherfreyblanton
https://twitter.com/heatherfblanton
919.697.0404 (cell)
http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Defiance-Romance-Rockies-ebook/dp/B0078T6YHY

http://ladiesindefiance.com/my-novel-blog/

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