Get your Free Guardian’s Chronicles Wallpaper

Hi Everyone,

You can now download the Guardian’s Chronicles wallpaper for your mobile, i-pad, laptop etc.

The link is http://tinyurl.com/9f4abtn

Ann

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    New Cover for A New Dawn

    Hi everyone,

    I’m pleased to announce that The Guardians Chronicles series is now being published by California Times Publishing and you will be able to get a copy of the re-edited Kindle version of A New Dawn on Amazon. The paperback and Audio CD will be coming out soon.

    I’d love to have your opinion on the new cover.

    Ann

    A New Dawn cover California Publishing

    Christmas special for the release of The Sacrifice

    Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you have a great holiday and a happy and prosperous New Year.

    I can hardly believe that another year has past.

    Pleased to say that Volume IV of the Guardians Chronicles “The Sacrifice” is now available on Kindle.

    To celebrate, you can purchase all 4 books from 19th December 2014 to 5th January 2015 for £0.77 or US $ 0.99 each.

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    Happy Reading.

    Ann

    Congratulations to the winners of the Goodreads promotion.

    COPY FOR E-BOOK PUBLICATIONSCongratulations to the five winners of the Goodreads promotion.

    Your copy of A World Without Faith will be sent out today.

    I hope you enjoy the book and take the time to write a couple of words on Amazon and Goodreads when you have read it.

    Sarah Frost
    Carolyn Webb
    Elizabeth Hoover
    erma Hurtt
    Jaime Stiles

    Your Chance to win a FREE paperback copy of A World Without Faith

    Hi Again Everyone,

    Just back from my holiday and raring to go.

    Whilst in sunny Portugal, the draft of the first edit for Resurrection came through, so making progress and on target for launching later this month.

    A World Without Faith is now available in paperback and to celebrate I am giving away 5 copies via Goodreads. You can find the rules and regulations on the site, but it’s completely free to join if you are not already a member and there is no charge to enter the Give Away Competition.

    Just sign up here Goodreads Give Away and we will let you know if you are one of the lucky winners. Don’t forget to add it to your To-Read list.

    Good luck and good reading.

    Ann

    New Cover for Resurrection

    Hi Everyone

    After some debate we have finally decided on the actual cover for Volume III – Resurrection and I am sure you will agree it looks fantastic.

    We are hoping that the book will be available from November 2012.

    Ann

    A Character Interview with Ginger Marcinkowski – author of Run, River Currents

    Character Interview

     

    Author: Ginger Marcinkowski

    Book Title: Run, River Currents

    Release date: August 6, 2012

    Describe the main character of your book in three sentences or less (including both strengths and weaknesses):

    Emily Evans is 27 years old, carrying around the anger and guilt of being sexually abused as a child by her father and emotionally abandoned by her mother. In her mind, she can see herself being a rebellious woman, ruining all of her relationships, but is unable to stop her self-destructive ways, even though she hears the comforting refrain of her grandfather’s voice ensuring her that she is not alone in her battle. She is torn between anger and grace, seeking the peace she’d known as a child before her abuse began.

     

    In what ways do you believe your readers will identify with the main character? What brings his or her story “home”?

    Pain is inevitable in every life, whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual. Readers will be able to empathize with Emily because they will see themselves in the way she denies her pain. She covers it with attempted abuse of a child, with alcohol, with anger, with hateful words, with her cattiness, and with her fists. We’ve all been there; had those feeling of wanting to “get back” at someone. The reader will feel the main character’s anger from the first page and will rejoice with her on the last page.

    In addition, spouses and friends will be able to better understand their loved ones who were abuse victims—realizing where their (often twisted) perspectives of life, God, and relationships are coming from. This is not meant to excuse wrong behavior but rather to understand how and why they “got there,” and the story of how one woman ultimately moved out of that place, by the grace of God and His persistent love despite her rage and rebellion.
    Describe an important point of your main character’s story (OR) Please provide a blurb from your book that you feel provides a strong sample of your book’s overall tone.

    Emily’s anger is pertinent to the story, first, because of how it affected her throughout her life and, second, in that she was finally able to let it go. Anger is an emotion that provokes her actions. When she released her anger, she was finally able to secure the peace she’d been searching for.

    Standing over his casket, Emily stared down. Her father’s stories and his lies didn’t matter anymore. He’d droned on and on…his father beat his mom, killed her, went to prison. He’d said Denny would never be a man, never make anything of himself. That much was right, Emily thought. Who cared about his story. Her mother’s either. The effects of their actions coursed through her like an electric current. Emily drew back, her face muscles relaxing. She let her left hand linger at the edge of the casket, sliding her fingers back and forth on the cool surface. Her right fist began to ball. Without looking around, she lifted her arm up and away from her body. She drew in a long, hard breath, her muscles trembling, and then lunged forward, punching hard into his face.

    The force sent her father’s head cracking to the left, his lower jaw separating from his skull as though they’d never been attached. His nose pushed upward, making him look like a pig. A trickle of clear fluid began to drip from it. “You’ll never be dead enough,” Emily whispered. “Never.”

     

    What message or feeling would you like for your readers to take away from your book?

    I’d like the readers to understand that they are not alone and that there is hope in every situation. I want them to feel the hope Emily feels as the story ends, that she will be able to move on with her life, and even though the past events will never change, she can change her future. Despite dark years of Emily’s life that the book covers, I’m ever the optimist. J

     

    What part of the book was the hardest for you to write? Why?

    Because so many of the scenes are based on true events, writing the scene of Maureen’s impending death was the most difficult. To see a self-centered mother realizing her mistakes, admitting them to Emily, looking for her own redemption in her daughter’s eyes while her daughter is struggling with the anger she has for her mother—that was a tough, tough scene.

     

    Attached are the following:

    Photo – Book Cover

    Photo – Author picture(s)

    Purchase links—

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Run-River-Currents-Ginger-Marcinkowski/dp/1935961713

    Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/run-river-currents-ginger-marcinkowski/1112327997?ean=9781935961710

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15784565-run-river-currents

    Website: http://www.noveltravelers.com

    Twitter handler:@grm5grm

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/writer.Ginger.Marcinkowski/info

    Email: grm55@me.com

     

    ­­Biography

    Ginger Marcinkowski was born in northern Maine along the Canadian border which plays a prominent character in Run, River Currents. She is a daughter of divorced parents and one of eight siblings.

    Her debut novel, Run, River Currents, was published in August 2012 and was a 2012 semi-finalist in the Association of Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) Genesis Awards.

    Ginger has been a public speaker and visiting lecturer for many years. She has been a professional reader for the James Jones First Novel Award ($10,000 prize), and is currently a judge for the East-West Writer’s Contest. Her works have been awarded honorable mentions and she has placed in several writing contests. She is looking forward to writing full-time in 2013.

    Blog: http://noveltravelers.com/

    Run, River Currents – A Debut Novel by Ginger Marcinkowski

    A Debut Novel by Ginger Marcinkowski

    Ginger Marcinkowski was raised between the two tiny towns of Fort Fairfield, Maine and Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada, a setting that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel.

    She graduated from William Penn University with a degree in Business Management, a career she never aspired to.

    Ginger’s true desire to write returned when she enrolled in a graduate writing course at Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania earning her Masters of Fine Art in 2011. She interned with Etruscan Press, and was a reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. She had previously studied at Algonkian writers’ conferences and has attended the New York Pitch Conference. She wrote and published short stories in small literary journals for which she garnered several honorary mentions.

    Ginger’s first book, with a release date of August 3rd, 2012, Run River Currents reveals Ginger’s lyical voice as she utilizes her own vivid memories of her life along a powerful river whose waters both gave and took life.

    Run, River Currents

    As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic Church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. “You’ll never be dead enough,” she whispered. “Never.”

    Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year-old Emily Evans seeks the peace she’d lost in her youth. Yet, shattered by the betrayal of those she was taught to respect and love, she fears that she may never overcome the devastating effects of generations of abuse. Will she ever let herself truly open up to the power of unconditional love?

    Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Run, River Currents is inspired by a true story of abuse, pain, and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness.

     

     

     

     

     

    The Edited version of A New Dawn is ready.

    After a lot of hard work on my part and thanks to the help of the editor Cathy Speight and Margaret Mairs who designed the cover, the book is finally ready. Thanks for your efforts ladies.

    Up until the official launch, the book will be available, only from Amazon for $0.99 in the US,  £0.75 in the UK, and €0.86 in Europe.

    I would really appreciate it if as many of you as possible could give a review of the book on Amazon once you have read it, but most of all I hope you enjoy what you read.

    A special thank you to all the people who have taken the time to read the book in its rough form and given me the encouragement to finish the series.  And especially to those of you who have already taken the time to write reviews or rate the book on Amazon, Goodreads and Smashwords.

    The series is almost complete bar the editing and I will keep you up to date.

    Ann

     

     

     

    Books Wanted

    With today’s electronic gadgets controlling our young folks, the most reading they do during the summer are text messages. You know, real quality stuff. What would you say if a teenager came up to you and said, “I’d like to read a book”? Probably faint. But that’s what’s happening in at least one part of our country, but there are no books for this person to read. There is no library. The closest thing is a bookmobile with very few choices. The area I’m talking about is central South Dakota.

    So?

    I’ve published a few books suitable for middle grade kids, and I’ll bet you have, too, or know someone who has. However, it’s not limited to just young adults. There are kids from 1st grade and up who would dearly love to have something to read this summer. For my part, I’m putting together a box of books.

    Now I put it to you. How about you send one or two of your books? If a bunch of us do that, the bookmobile will be full and these kids will have something to read. It gets pretty lonely on the South Dakota prairie and this small gesture can only help relieve unfathomable boredom.

    Send your books to:

    Fr. Stepehn Huffstetter, SCJ
    Director
    St. Joseph’s Indian School
    Chamberlain, SD.   57326

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