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Writestream Tuesday welcomes author Sarah A. Hoyt – UPDATED with Archive

Author Sarah A. Hoyt.
Author Sarah A. Hoyt.

It’s an honor to welcome award-winning novelist, short story writer, blogger and fellow CLFA member Sarah A. Hoyt to Writestream Tuesday on February 4 at 1 p.m. Eastern. This incredibly talented and prolific author has produced eighteen novels, maintains a popular blog, and interacts actively with all CFLA members, always offering insightful commentary and analysis on a variety of issues. To quote her directly:

Hi there. I’m Sarah A. Hoyt. I am a novelist with (I think) eighteen novels out. There might be more, as I haven’t counted recently. I could tell you what genres I write in, but that is liable to change on very short notice. So far I haven’t written pure romance, hard sci fi or man’s adventure. However my unofficial motto is “no genre is safe from me.” To find out more about what I’ve done to various innocent tropes and subgenres, check out sarahahoyt.com I even have free samples of my books and a few free short stories. (Look under blue plate special!)

For more and links to buy my books, look under the “my books” tab, next to this one. All purchases appreciated, because unfortunately writers have to eat and keep a roof over their heads while writing.

Isn’t that the truth? ;)

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Sarah’s science fiction novels are published by Baen Books and her novellas and short stories by Goldport Press. I will do my best to help her keep a roof over her head and food on the table by encouraging my readers and listeners to tune in to our Writestream interview on Tuesday, February 4 at 1 p.m. Eastern. During the live broadcast we welcome your calls at 347-945-7246 and your participation in the live chat room. Incidentally, if you prefer to listen through your phone rather than online, you can dial that same number. Of course, if you’re already intrigued and/or inclined to purchase a book or two by Sarah A. Hoyt before next week’s interview, you can just click here.

For a taste of what’s to come, watch Sarah’s acceptance speech below.

See you then!

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Writestream Tuesday welcomes author D.B. Corey on January 14 – UPDATED with Archive

Author D.B. Corey.
Author D.B. Corey.

Ready for some literary thrills? Join me for Writestream Tuesday on January 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I’ll welcome author D.B. Corey to the show to talk about his acclaimed debut novel, Chain of Evidence:

A serial killer stalks the streets of Baltimore, and Moby Truax is assigned the case of his career.

Problem is, his career is over.

The last thing an old detective wants is to chase a serial killer, especially one who disappears, and leaves the killing to a copycat.

Can Truax solve the case of two killers? Or will his young captain relieve him of duty, and perhaps his livelyhood as well.

Check out the book trailer:

I’ll also chat with D.B. about the writing and publishing process, the viability of social media in connecting with your audience, and his plans for future books. As always, we welcome your calls at (347) 945-7246 and your participation in the live chat. You can listen in by clicking on this link to the Writestream Tuesday episode with D.B. Corey or by phone at (347) 945-7246. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Writestream Tuesday with Lori Colombo-Dunham – UPDATED with Archive

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Today I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend and client Lori Colombo-Dunham about her new book Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family. If you missed it live, click to listen. And be sure to visit her blog Reflections on the Ring, where you can purchase the book. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone seeking information and inspiration on how to renew their own marriage or life.

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A Pastor’s Review of Reflections on the Ring

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Many thanks to the wonderful Reverend Bernie Lutchman for this thoughtful review of Reflections on the Ring:

Reflections on the Ring took a lot of soul-searching, courage and yes, faith to write. It was encouraging to me to see how Lori never stepped away from her traditional faith and turned it into something proactive that will impact her family for decades to come. I will encourage the reader to grasp the conundrum she faced when transitioning from her dream wedding to the nightmarish, almost mind-altering experience of getting married in a South Florida courthouse in front of a Judge! Her emotional conflicts and anxiety come over in the book as she tries to come to terms with marrying a man who bought her a Cubic Zirconia wedding ring! Here she was, with her 110 year old heirloom wedding ring from her great- grandmother, having recently given up a 2.5 carat engagement ring from a man she discovered she did not love, just to marry Dave in a cold impersonal courtroom. Could this get any more mind-boggling?

To her credit and here is where the minister in me warmed up to Lori, the person – she turned to the only Place she could find comfort and even peace. Even when things were darkest…. Even when bills were tough to pay…. Even when Dave was tough to love, she kept the Faith. What I loved about this “page-turner” is the various Scripture references therein, which are placed strategically along the narrative to tie into what was occurring at the time in Lori’s life! More impressive was her reliance on the writings from the wonderful prayer ministry of Stormie Omartian, with whom I am acquainted through my association (from 2006) with the Colorado-based National Day of Prayer Task Force. Stormie was once a speaker at one of our prayer summits up in the amazing Rocky Mountains, where praying to our Glorious God comes really easy (after one beholds the majestic mountains).

Here is a passage from Lori Columbo-Dunham’s book which I found very uplifting and beautiful. May it encourage you to pick it up and spend a couple hours reading it:
● When the unexpected happens, lead with your gut, follow your heart, trail with your head.
● Live by your conscience and take responsibility for your actions.
● Be conscious and respectful of his built-in psychological need to escape to his cave when warranted.

● Always be prepared for God’s destiny for you especially when it seems to contradict your own plans for your life. 

To read the entire post, visit Bernie’s excellent blog, The Write Stuff. Thank you for taking the time to read and review, Bernie!
 
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