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Grace in Strange Disguise – important facts (distributors …)

Grace in Strange Disguise – important facts (distributors …)

Grace in Strange Disguise – published 1 October, 2017 Available online in ebook and print book format. Print books Some of you prefer to have a printed book. Here are ways to buy the printed book. Createspace -for US and UK. Both this company and the one below print on demand so you can order a single copy (or more). This is how book stores order the book. Ingram Spark – for countries outside US/UK but only for retail buyers….

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Novel: Grace in Strange Disguise – Contemporary Christian Fiction

Novel: Grace in Strange Disguise – Contemporary Christian Fiction

Grace in Strange Disguise – Back Cover Blurb Physiotherapist Esther Macdonald is living the Australian dream, and it doesn’t surprise her. After all, her father has always said, “Follow Jesus and be blessed.” But at twenty-eight, her world shatters. Everyone assures her God will come through for her, but what happens when he doesn’t? Has she offended God? Is her faith too small? So many conflicting explanations. Will finding the truth cost her the people closest to her heart? Grace…

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Author interviews – written and oral

Author interviews – written and oral

Interviews, interviews, As both a traditionally and self-published author, I have experienced a range of author interviews throughout my hybrid writing career. Technology is also changing rapidly and that may be one of the factors in how things have changed. My first publisher (traditional) didn’t arrange a single interview. Perhaps that was normal for 2010 and the UK. The US publisher worked hard and even though I wasn’t in the US, they found me two radio interviews there and one…

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Stories aren’t just for kids: Busting 10 myths

Stories aren’t just for kids: Busting 10 myths

Announcing new booklet – Stories aren’t just for kids: Busting 10 myths about Bible storytelling I have been training people in Bible storytelling since about 2008. During trainings the same objections to using storytelling keep coming up. Stories aren’t just for kids: Busting 10 myths about Bible storytelling was written to tackle the most common objections. This book is different to my other books as it is written as a ‘taster’ to my non-fiction. It is meant to be free and…

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Author interview/giveaway – Grace in Strange Disguise (latest giveaways on top)

Author interview/giveaway – Grace in Strange Disguise (latest giveaways on top)

Author Interview + giveaways The realities of indie publishing is that instead of the publisher finding people to interview me online, radio … I have to find those myself. Over the next months I will have various author interviews. Most interviews will include an ebook giveaway competition. It will be a HUGE help, even if you don’t want to ‘win’, if you’ll pass on the competitions to your friends and contacts via email, Facebook, twitter … I will always have…

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Grace in Strange Disguise – discussion guide

Grace in Strange Disguise – discussion guide

I love books that have a discussion guide. A chance to think deeply about a book and a chance to deepen relationships with others. Download discussion guide The discussion guide can be downloaded here. Guidelines This is a long list of suggested questions. Please feel free to choose a few, adapt them or add your own questions. Healing & Suffering • What methods do the Macdonald family use to gain healing? (chapter 11) —List at least 3-5 methods. What is…

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Iola Goulton – interview with an editor

Iola Goulton – interview with an editor

Iola Goulton is an editor and upcoming novelist who lives in and loves New Zealand. I got to know her through the Australasian Christian Writers group on Facebook and was so impressed by her posts that I asked if she’d edit my novel. 1. You didn’t start out in the book world. What was your journey into editing? In a word, circuitous. Some might say it was a series of coincidences, but I don’t believe in coincidence. I lost my…

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It’s coming! The novel – ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’

It’s coming! The novel – ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’

It’s coming! And what a journey it has been. Over four years of hard work as I’ve crawled up the steep learning curve to learn how to write fiction. It’s coming! A reluctant start This post explains how I started writing the novel. A shock which led to a change in direction – but it’s coming! “I think this is one and a half books,” the editor wrote, “not just one.” My first thought was, “Oh no. Not more decisions…

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Recommended writing resources – Part 1 -books

Recommended writing resources – Part 1 -books

The need for writing resources Unless you are one of those rare and perhaps non-existent people who can write perfectly without outside help, then this post is for you. My switch from non-fiction to fiction was a massive leap. I felt very alone and really had no idea what I was doing. But I’m a planner, so I planned and then wrote chapter by chapter of a first draft. In some ways the first draft was the easy bit. The…

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Influencers on my writing journey – Francine Rivers

Influencers on my writing journey – Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers’ novels have been an inspiration and a challenge in my spiritual life. But they’ve also impacted my writing. In 2012, I was staying in a friend’s home in the Philippines. On her book shelf was a copy of Francine Rivers’ ‘Sons of Encouragement’. Having already read and appreciated others of Francine’s books I pulled the book off the shelf and started reading. Five years before … During a day of prayer the idea for two Christian novels popped…

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