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#Romance - Behind the Altar

#Romance – Behind the Altar

Romance in a Month

In an earlier post, I wrote about the Romance in a Month class I took in May/June. Here’s the update on the book and the course: I finished my first romance, Behind the Altar, and  I’m working on the very final edits right now. I discovered yesterday that I could put it up on Amazon for Kindle pre-orders. So that’s exactly what I’ve done. It’s very exciting. The official release date is…

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In the midst of the fire

In the midst of the fire

P. C. Zick:

This blog addresses an important issue. Let’s keep the dialogue open on depression and suicide. If we talk about it, the stigma may slowly change.

Originally posted on betweenfearandlove:

(Trigger Warning: This post references suicide and depression. If you need help please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.)


My favorite priest once gave us an analogy.…

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Author Wednesday - John Hazen

Author Wednesday – John Hazen

???????????????????????????????Welcome to Author Wednesday. Today I interview John Hazen who is now fulfilling his dream of writing novels. He’s working on his fifth book, but today he’s going to talk about his latest novel, Fava, an action thriller filled with intrigue and plot twists. Fava poster front

Hello, John. I’m glad you stopped by today. Your latest novel sounds very exciting, but before we talk about that why don’t you tell readers…

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#Goodreads Giveaway for Odyssey to Myself

#Goodreads Giveaway for Odyssey to Myself

P. C. Zick:

Just two days left to enter #Goodreads Giveaway.

Originally posted on Odyssey to Myself:

Enter the giveaway for my new book Odyssey to Myself from August 20-27, 2014.

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Giveaway ends August 27, 2014.

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Travel to Morocco, Italy, Panama, and Chile

Odyssey to Myselfis a world…

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#Monarchs and #Tomatoes As Summer Wanes

#Monarchs and #Tomatoes As Summer Wanes


Potato Leaf Tomato

It’s been a very bountiful year for our tomatoes. They are the biggest my hubby has ever produced, and they are still coming although the leaves are telling us that the season is about to end.

I put up ten quarts of Italian sauce two weeks ago. We’ve given away dozens of tomatoes. I have seven bags of frozen whole tomatoes for the winter. This weekend we plan on doing eight to ten pints of salsa.

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Author Wednesday - Michael Patrick Hicks

Author Wednesday – Michael Patrick Hicks


Welcome to another installment of Author Wednesday. Michael Patrick Hicks joins me today to talk about his first novel Convergence. This science fiction technothriller features Jonah Everitt as your everyday drug addict, memory thief, and killer. There’s bound to be an edge-of-your-seat story in the telling of his journey! convergence-800-cover-reveal-and-promotional

Hello Michael! Your book sounds exciting and chilling at the same…

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#New Release - Odyssey to Myself

#New Release – Odyssey to Myself

world travel guide, Morocco, memoir
Odyssey to Myself is now a book of essays from my travels during the past decade. The book is available in paperback and on Kindle. Click here for Kindle version

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Odyssey to Myselfis a world travel guide for trips to Morocco, Italy, Panama, Chile, and down Route 66 in the United States. The compilation of essays show Muslim women dressed in hijabs and working in…

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Author Wednesday - Rebekah Lyn

Author Wednesday – Rebekah Lyn


Welcome to Author Wednesday and an interview with Rebekah Lyn, the author of several Christian novels. Her stories are filled with faith, hope, and adventure. Today, she’s here to tell us a little bit more about her latest release, Jessie, the second book in the Coastal Chronicles. Jesse, a young adult coming-of-age story, is set in the 1960s in Indian River City, Florida, near Cape Canaveral…

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Oh Captain, My Captain

Oh Captain, My Captain

Each year before I began teaching poetry to my tenth grade students, I started with the movie Dead Poet’s Society. Sometimes I worried about showing it because one of the main characters commits suicide, but I thought the overall message was an important one. It always created a little more excitement in sixteen-year-old males to…

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? “Live from the Road”

It’s Monday! What are you reading? “Live from the Road”

P. C. Zick:

Lovely review from another lovely writer, Lori Crane! And Live from the Road is only .99 cents on Kindle this month.

Originally posted on a day in the life of patootie:


I’m reading one of my favorite authors…

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“Live from the Road”


“Live from the Road”is a story of two friends, Meg and Sally, and their road trip across Route 66. They are escorted by their grown…

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