Book Promos From Authors Attending The Springfield OH Book Fair
By Nancy Flinchbaugh
Every morning for 20 years now, I wake early to write. I call it my spiritual practice. I hope something you read in my books will guide you on your path, scatter some seeds of faith, hope and love, challenge you to unfold your own deep calling to live an abundant life, and find solutions for the challenging times in which we live.
During the adventure of writing my first novel, Revelation in the Cave (2012), my husband and I journeyed to Greece and Turkey. I wanted to revisit the early church, the Roman City State of Ephesus, and the Greek Island of Patmos. I like to call that book a cross between the Da Vinci Code and the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, shedding new light on the book of Revelation. The book introduced the MAMs, the Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club, an eclectic group of ladies who go on an archaeological dig in Turkey, digging up scrolls from the first century.
The seeds were planted for my second novel, Revelation at the Labyrinth, when I studied contemplative leadership with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. I created the Living Vine Labyrinth with friends at First Baptist Church and fell more and more in love with God’s creation of our Earth. I began to hear the cry of the Earth and heard a call to speak up. Other inspiration came as I participated with the local “Circles,” building bridges out of poverty and as I journeyed with a good friend struggling with ovarian cancer.
Instead of going to distant lands, I explored new worlds within my own community. I discovered our wonderful spiritual community of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Ala-non. I signed up to be a mentor in a new Christian recovery/re-entry house for women called Safe Harbor. I became a certified labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas.org, facilitating labyrinth experiences at my church, at the Cancer Center, at the prison, and at Peace Camp. The labyrinth, once a place of pilgrimage in the middle ages, led me on a pilgrim journey as well, as my new novel about the Earth unfolded.
I invite you to read my second novel, Revelation at the Labyrinth (eLectio Publishing: 2017), and join the Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (the MAMs) on an adventure as they launch a re-entry organic farm for women in recovery. The ancient pilgrim path of the labyrinth leads them all through personal healing and redemption, while finding hope for the planet as they encounter the turmoil of domestic violence, addiction, cancer, and climate change. Thomaseena, a victim of domestic violence, is erroneously sentenced to prison for killing her husband in self-defense. When she is released from prison, Thomaseena moves into the MAMs’ re-entry organic farm and begins to reconnect with the earth, seeking healing, recovery, and a new life path. Meanwhile, MAM Molly Mabra journeys with breast cancer. This lively story of love and transformation will keep you reading and thinking about possible ways to creatively build a future together.
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"When it comes to an individual some can be defined as a statistics while others are made to stand out backing up the definition of unique. Statistics says I should have died, statistics said I was supposed to had suffered from down syndrome. Statistics also said I wouldn't be able to walk nor talk as well as having my mom mentally prepared to bury a child by the age of 5 however our GOD said otherwise. Every statistics that was thrown at me never prospered instead, the exact opposite happened and what the doctor's didn't expect to happen fortunately actually happened. However I did struggled with my disability but not how others assumed I'd struggle for it was more of a mental struggle than a physical struggle. Although I'm labeled as a disabled person my appearance may, will and shall fool you and throughout this book (and more to come) it will tell you why you should never judge a book by its cover regardless of who or what that person may appear to be for looks can and will be deceiving."
Xavier Knight was an angel—until Heaven kicked him out. Now he’s a private detective in New Orleans, trying to put his old immortal life behind him while avoiding Lucifer’s bounty hunters. But when his latest case uncovers a plot to end the world with a supernatural drug, he’ll need all the otherworldly help he can get to stop it. An apprentice mage on the run, a nosy storefront psychic, a vial of angel blood, and a surly cherub are hardly the stuff of legends. But they’re all he’s got.
Book Promos From Authors Attending The Springfield OH Book Fair
Till Death Do Us Part by Stephanie Ayers
Til Death Do Us Part
When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle -- passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop -- to be reunited with its intended. (Short version, just take out the part between the dashes)
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A Long Awakening to Grace
Blurb: A Long Awakening to Grace is an inspiring true story of a woman determined to grow in wisdom and strength while dealing with stifling gender roles and a myriad of obstacles during her decades-long search to understand the source of her children’s puzzling behavior and obtain help for them. Her story affirms that staying focused on love leads to miraculous gifts of grace where they are least expected. It powerfully captures a parent’s sorrow for ‘what might have been’ as well as a spiritual seeker’s reverence for the treasures bestowed in life’s darkest moments.
I learned a great deal about publishing and writing from my time with Stonegarden and when the owner decided that it was time to close his company, I was ready to set out on the next logical leg of my journey as a writer. I opened my own publishing company and re-released all ten of my books through Books from Higher Ground. Within a few short years, I began publishing the works of other talented authors and my business evolved into Higher Ground Books & Media (HGBM). Today, Higher Ground Books & Media has over thirty titles available. Thirteen authors currently contract with HGBM and we’re reviewing submissions daily to add new materials to our catalog.
I wouldn’t trade one part of this experience. I learned from publishing through independent publishers and I’ve learned from being a publisher. These days, I write inspirational works as well as some science fiction and mystery. My focus lately has been more on publishing inspirational, educational, and motivational works, but I am still working on a few projects of my own. By the end of 2018, we hope to add more authors and titles to our HGBM family. Until then, we are focused on creating events and opportunities for our writers to share their work with the rest of the world.
Hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, and sunny side up: eggs are the musings of Holly Bargo, the pseudonym for the author.
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