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Christian fiction, dystopian christian fiction, The Remnant Series Comments: 31

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.

 

 

Free Ebook Short Story

Christian fiction, free novella, The Remnant Series Comments: 2

overshadowedI kind of like free things. I mean, they are free. So they’re fun! And this one is especially fun because I wrote it for you!

Overshadowed is the prequel to Deep Shadows. That means the action in the story happens BEFORE the opening pages of Deep Shadows. You get to read about the events that lead up to the dramatic event that Shelby and Max and Carter must find their way through.

I really enjoyed this story. It takes place in San Antonio and Hondo, Texas. If you’ve never been to either, come on down and visit.

It’s a story of faith and family, community and the importance of caring for one another. And did I mention it’s free? I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s 51 pages long, and you can read it on your e-reader, phone, or computer.

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Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • My Fall Rafflecopter giveaway is live tomorrow. This month’s package includes an authentic Amish doll dress. Details and entry form are on my main webpage, so stop by and check it out!
  • Anna’s Healing, the first full length book in the series and a Christy Award finalist, is still on sale for $2.99 at Amazon (ebook).
  • Anna’s Healing will soon be available in large print. So if you prefer large print books, pass this along to your local library and ask them to purchase it.
  • All 3 books in my Pebble Creek series are on sale for only $3.99 each this month. Book 1 is A Promise for Miriam, and it’s a sweet, fun, exciting Amish story.