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Research behind Light of Dawn

Light of DawnThe third and final book in my remnant series released a few days ago. Today I want to share with you some of the research that went into that book. I’ll admit, it was a real hoot to write, and the things I learned? Well they give me a lot of optimism about our future.

  • Alternative energy is a real thing, and I mean on a small scale that the individual family can
    use. Solar power and wind power can supplement what we receive from the electric company. The problem is that it’s very expensive to convert over. Hopefully, in the near future, those prices will come down.
  • Technology is pretty amazing. I’d never heard of things like wave energy or 3D printed trees, but they exist and are being used on a marginal basis throughout the world.
  • There are still large areas of undeveloped land throughout the United States. It’s easy to forget that if you live in a large metropolitan area, but visit the flint hills of Kansas, or the prairies of west Texas, or the high desert in Colorado and you will find mile after mile of barely inhabitedland that can provide resources and homesites for folks.
  • People are resourceful, especially the millennial generation. I think these young people often don’t receive the credit due them. While it’s true that they are “plugged in” much of the time, they are also very intelligent, compassionate men and women. They are also problem solvers with analytical brains.

I had a blast writing this series. It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever written, because the story seemed to unfold by itself. I’m asked at least once a week if there will be more books after Light of Dawn. Unfortunately, the publisher of this series (Harvest House) is closing their fiction line. But there’s a possibility that I’ll continue this series and release them as independent books in the future.

Now it’s your turn. Tell me something that you appreciate about the millennial generation. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to receive a $10 Amazon certificate. Last week’s winner was Amy P.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • I have a new Rafflecopter giveaway which includes all 3 books of The Remant.
  • My books Hidden and Protected are now in the KU program, which means they’re free if you’re a KU subscriber and $2.99 if you’re not.
  • Leave a comment on my blog, and I’ll choose a winner for a $10 Amazon gift card.
  • A Perfect Square and Material Witness are on sale for $2.99 this month (ebook format).
  • My publisher, Harvest House has all fiction on sale for half price in paperback format (including 9 of my books). Please check prices before ordering. I’m not sure how long this will last.
  • Share my newsletter with someone, and be entered to win an entire set of books (your choice which series). Details here.

 

 

Early Release & a Book Club

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C2enUnWXUAEx80SI’m all for sharing fantastic news–Amazon has released Raging Storm early! I love that. CBD and B&N will be releasing in the next week. Reviews are already coming in.

So fast paced that it was hard to put down. ~Sandy

Well written and engaging. ~Kris

I loved this book. ~Keri

Biding my time for the next book, which can’t come fast enough. ~Maureen

As excited as I am, I’m not blogging today simply to tell you about my new book. I also wanted to share that my publisher, Harvest House, is hosting a Book Club for Raging Storm. You can apply to participate here.

Each Participants will receive:
• A free copy of “Raging Storm” with other themed gifts
• Access to an exclusive Facebook group with discussions and interactions with the author.

Last day to apply is Friday, January 27th. We’re doing lots of fun things to celebrate this release. Check out the Announcements below my signature

Raging Storm is about the enduring nature of our faith, the importance of family and friends, and the certainty that God’s grace is always enough. I hope you’ll give it a try. The first chapter can be read on Goodreads or you can download a sample from your favorite ebook vendor.

Blessings,

V~

Announcements for this week:

  • There’s still 2 days left to enter to win my Texas Prize Pack.
  • I’ll be having a Facebook release party on Feb 2nd at 6:30 p.m. CST, and yes, there will be prizes!
  • Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series is now 99 cents with all ebook vendors.
  • Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).
  • An Amish Market is $1.99 with all ebook vendors for a very limited time.
  • Paperback versions of Deep ShadowsRaging Storm, and What the Bishop Saw are all under $9 at ChristianBooks.com.

Why Dystopian

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I’m so excited to let you know that Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series, The Remnant, is now on sale for 99 cents! It doesn’t get any better than that, unless it’s free. Speaking of free, Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).

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I thought it would be fun to answer some of the most frequent questions I receive about this series.

Q. What is dystopian anyway? I’ll skip the fancy, academic definitions. Dystopian books deal with the future (in this case, the near future), and they portray a world that isn’t quite as perfect as we’d like it to be.

Q. Why did you write that? I like challenging myself with questions like Would I be smart enough to… Many times the answer to that is maybe at best! My mom knows a lot more about practical living than I do, but I like to think that I could learn. In many ways, this series asks if I could live a plain and simple life. (Remind you of something else I’ve written?)

Q. What point did you hope to get across? That God’s grace is always enough, regardless our circumstance. That maybe it would be good if we got to know our neighbors a little better. That simpler makes sense. That teenagers are smarter than we often give them credit for. And that we are all stronger when we pull together.

Q. Is their faith in this story? Yes, there is! I can’t imagine writing about main characters who don’t have their feet set firmly on the truth of scripture. Which doesn’t mean their perfect. Shelby and Max and Carter have their doubts, they struggle with questions of why, and they sometimes don’t know what they should do in a situation. But always, they fall back on their faith.

Q. Will you still write Amish books? Yes! What the Bishop Saw is a new Amish mystery series set in Colorado and will release 5-1-17.

Now it’s your turn. If you have a question, let me know.

Blessings,

V~

Announcements for this week:

  • Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series is now 99 cents with all ebook vendors.
  • Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).
  • Sarah’s Orphans is currently $3.19 and Anna’s Healing is $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store.
  • Raging Storm recently received a 4 star review from Romantic Times. This is the 2nd book in my series The Remnant and will release 1-31-17. If you pre-order, Amazon offers a price guarantee. If the price goes down between now and release, you’ll receive the lower price.
  • Paperback versions of Deep Shadows, Raging Storm, and What the Bishop Saw are all under $9 at ChristianBooks.com.