3 Questions Wednesday with Sharon Rene

photo to useHappy Wednesday! Today the Inspired Prompt welcomes author, Sharon Rene. We’re so happy you could join us. First question:

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Sharon: Creative, emotional, loving

All great characteristics! Now about travel…

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

Sharon: Ireland and Scotland because my ancestors are from these two beautiful countries. I am fascinated by their beauty, history and mystery.

 I would love to visit them both also! 

ireland-1971997_1280Last question:

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Sharon: The theme music to Mission Impossible would fit. I often feel like I’m taking on impossible quests but with God nothing is impossible.

Interesting choice. I love that song. Thanks so much for dropping by!

Click to tweet: Author Sharon Rene talks about writing and a giveaway. #Writer #amwriting

Sharon: I would love to give away a copy of  A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace. US winner will receive a print copy and international winner will receive a kindle copy.

 


A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace 

A Mixed Bag of God's Grace_5x8_FRONTA Mixed Bag of God’s Grace is a collection of short stories for children, ages seven to eleven.  The stories are biblical, historical and contemporary. The biblical section includes Daniel in the Lions’ den from the perspective of one of the hungry lions and the apostle Peter’s miraculous escape from prison. In the historical section the reader travels to England in the middle ages and encounters a queen, knights, and a ship full of pirates. Modern young Christians face a variety of
issues in the contemporary section. A devotion, prayer and scripture follow each story.

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photo to useSharon Rene enjoys writing children’s and young adult books. Several of her flash fiction stories have been published by Splickety Magazine, and she’s also had nonfiction pieces published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Life Changing Miracles. Her book for children ages seven to eleven is entitled “A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace,” and was published in May 2018. Currently, she’s working on a YA speculative series. 

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September Winners

I’m so glad fall is here. Aren’t you? And during the month of September, we had more winners…

The winners of Glimpses of the Savior by Shirley Crowder and Harriet E. Michael are: Marilyn R &  Sadie Trawick.  Congrats!

Alla Drake has been picked to win either an e-book or print copy of Laurel Blount’s book, A Baby for the Minister. Woo hoo!

The winner of Anthology: From the Lake to the River by JPC Allen and various authors is Anne Clare! Yay!

Julie Arduini is gifting You’re Beautiful, a book written by her and her daughter, Hannah to Melissa Henderson. Congratulations!

June Foster won, reader’s choice of format,  A Groom For Mama, a book by Catherine Castle. Yay!

Ellie Gustafon is sending a copy of her book, An Unspeakable Glory, to Emily Rees.

A big THANK YOU to all our faithful readers for taking the time to stop by and comment. We so appreciate you!

The Write Course: 3 Minute Tips for the Beginning Writer Episode 4

Jennifer Hallmark here. Welcome to my You Tube series called “The Write Course: 3 Minute Tips for the Beginning Writer.”

While this has been one of the harder “technical” challenges I’ve faced, it’s been an enjoyable experience learning about YouTube and sharing a little of my story and tips that might help you avoid some of the pitfalls I faced in the past. And maybe I’ll answer a few questions you’ve had about writing…

Episode 4: Today’s topic is Launch into the Adventure: Why go? Spreading Your Message.

Click to tweet: A brand new YouTube series for the beginning writer. Catch Episode 4 on the Inspired Prompt blog: Writing to spread your message. #amwriting #WritersLife

3 Questions Wednesday with Ellie Gustafson

Image result for Eleanor GustafsonHappy Wednesday! Today the Inspired Prompt welcomes author, Ellie Gustafson . We’re so happy you could join us. First question:

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Ellie:  I would say, Lover of God.

Love your answer! Now about travel…

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

Ellie:  My heart is drawn to Scotland, and even though I’ve been there multiple times, I’d go again in a heartbeat. Grazing sheep, lochs, the Highlands, the isles, and even remote spittals*—all captured my heart. I met dear friends there—Brian and Isabel—also lovers of God. On my trip, I would simply follow them around to listen and drink in the high-powered nutrition of their spiritual relationship with people and with God. How could I record such an experience? Only a few people are sufficiently gifted for such writings, and I’m not one of them. I could prick a vein and write in blood, but even that would be a weak portrayal.

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* Spittal—a house or place of refuge for the sick, especially one for patients with contagious diseases; or a shelter built along roads in 16th and 17th century Scotland as a haven from wolf attacks

Very interesting. 🙂 Last question…

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Ellie:  My theme would be, “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven,” based on Psalm 103. It speaks my heart. Having written a novel on the life of King David (The Stones), I identify with his passionate love for the Lord.

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like we His praise should sing
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favor
To our fathers in distress.
Praise Him still the same forever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious in His faithfulness.

Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Widely as His mercy flows.

Angels, in the height adore Him
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
Dwellers all in time and space
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Me ‘n David—that’s our song!

Great choice.  Thanks so much for dropping by!

Click to tweet: Author Ellie Gustafson talks about faith, Scotland, and a giveaway. #faith #delphiniu

Ellie would love to give away a copy of An Unspeakable Glory, reader’s choice of format. (Print, USA only) Please leave a comment to be entered.


 An Unpresentable Glory

A noted gardener from snobbish Westchester County in New York, finds a stranger, obviously ill, sprawled near her delphiniums. She takes him into her house and cares for him an entire week and only later learns who he really is. An investigative reporter uncovers the secret week, and both Linda and her guest become a spectacle in the eyes of the world.


Image result for Eleanor GustafsonEllie Gustafson began thinking up stories at a young age but didn’t write anything down until much later. After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois, she jumped into church life as a minister’s wife, teacher, musician, newsletter editor (Asaph by name), and encourager. Additional experiences include gardening, house construction, tree farming, and parenting—all of which helped bring color and humor to her fiction. One of her major writing goals has been to make scriptural principles understandable and relevant for today’s readers through the undeniable power of story.

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The Write Course: 3 Minute Tips for the Beginning Writer Episode 3

Jennifer Hallmark here. Welcome to my You Tube series called “The Write Course: 3 Minute Tips for the Beginning Writer.”

**I had a bit of a glitch yesterday and had to remove the “unedited” episode I accidentally uploaded. If you happened to see it, I’m sorry. I hope you had a good laugh since I tend to say “pause” each time I make adjustments before editing. 🙂

It’s time to launch into the adventure. Every Thursday, on the Inspired Prompt blog, we’ll compare the writing journey to a road trip. We’ll discuss topics of writerly interest such as where to begin, charting your course, places of interest, and your destination.

I’ll share a practical tip at the end of each broadcast and we’ll have loads of fun on the way. Are you ready? Buckle your seat belt and let’s go!

Episode 3: Today’s topic is Launch into the Adventure: Why go? Just For Enjoyment.

Click to tweet: A brand new YouTube series for the beginning writer. Catch Episode 3 on the Inspired Prompt blog: Writing for Enjoyment. #amwriting #WritersLife