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Writing has become more than a way to make lists or keep in touch with friends. It is a vital part of who I am. For the past few years I've been writing essays, devotionals, a memoir, and several novels. I invite you to join me on this site so we can explore ways together to improve our writings. Words can be beautiful or they can be hurtful - even devastating. The well-placed word or phrase, the choice metaphor, a fresh perspective - each can add to the reader's participation in sharing the thoughts of the writer. I invite anyone who wants to improve their work or even if you have never attempted writing beyond a grocery list to return often. Feel free to add your thoughts. There are no grades given - no critics to deter you. We do this as friends - chatting over their second cup of coffee. (or tea, if you prefer.)
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Dave, welcome to my blog. It's good to have you with us this week. I'm sure my readers would be interested in learning more about you and your new e-book published by Desert Breeze Publishing House. This may seem like a strange question, but why do you write? Do you prefer fiction or non?
I write for several reasons. First, but not necessarily the main reason, I write because it’s something I can do as a blind person. For years after losing my sight (1988) I sought some kind of traditional employment. When I finally realized I wasn’t meant to travel that particular road, several things happened to point me toward writing. But secondly, and maybe this is more important, I love to write. Plain and simple! I prefer fiction over non-fiction, probably because I read primarily fiction.
Whoa. That is a challenge.
Any advise to wanna-be's?
Now please tell us about your new book.
Zack Brenner is blinded after a mortar attack by insurgents in
penetrating gaze of a woman he saw in an email before he lost his sight is
seared into his memory. A failing family business back home in Iraq awaits his
return, and he must learn to live independently as a blind person. Incredibly, he can’t help fall in love with
the woman from the email. Pennsylvania
Jessie Weaver narrowly escaped the
on 9/11 after a
brief encounter with a handsome visitor who left an attaché behind. She is determined
to find him again, and her only hope is to work for the man’s family business,
now owned and managed by his blinded brother Zach. Jessie faces a test of
loyalty as she questions her devotion to a wandering stranger, versus her growing
compassion for Zach. North
Seeking to accomplish something, Zach is determined to climb his beloved mountain. A long buried family secret emerges, and a madman threatens the lives of Zack and Jessie. The Attaché is a story about overcoming obstacles, acceptance, and trust.
Is there truth in the words found in Scripture? “With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”
It sounds very interesting and you have agreed to offer a free e-book copy to someone selected from those who leave comments. We will select the recipient next Saturday - so please, dear readers, leave Dave a comment here and maybe you'll be the lucky person to receive a copy of his new book. Best wishes, Dave, and thanks for joining me this week.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Received a 4-cup (same as 4-star) rating today from a reviewer of Coffee Time Romance Blog. Thought I'd share it with you.
JUNE BRYAN BELFIE
Desert Breeze Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Kristen has been struggling with finding a job; she has been barely surviving, but is determined to do it on her own. Things soon start to look up with a job teaching art, but her love life is in shambles.
Dave happens upon the scene as the new landlord for Kristen’s apartment building. He is engaged, but is unsure of his relationship with his fiancé and finds he has more in common with Kirsten.
Even though they got off on the wrong foot, Kristen and Dave seem to form a friendship. Kirsten has feelings that she hopes Dave will reciprocate. Has God drawn them together, or is this just a growing period for them both?
What a wonderful sweet romance. I could so connect to Dave and Kristen as I could vividly see the background they lived in because I actually live just a stone’s throw away from where the story is set. How is that for romance in your own backyard! I love the faith in God that the characters have and that they are not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. This was a fun, fast, feel good read with characters you will enjoy reading about.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More