As they pursue an international threat, characters also wage spiritual wars, battling God’s role in tragedy and the depth of His forgiveness for the darkest sins.
Keeper of the Keys
Young Adult Fiction Romance
Book One of the Ephee series and 2015 NanoWriMo Winner
When Kaylynn's father is killed in an ambush, Kaylynn learns more about herself than she ever could've imagined.
Warrior of Strength
Young Adult Fiction Romance
Book 2 of the Ephee series and 2016 NaNoWriMo Winner
Alexandria finds herself unwittingly sandwiched between the royal family and their enemies’ vow of assassination and she must fight alongside them, simultaneously battling her feelings for the oldest prince, who is betrothed to someone else.
Becoming a member of the Polar Bear Club is the dumbest thing that I have ever done.
My lungs seized instantly and every single limb declared mutiny at once. I tried to kick and stroke to the surface, but all I managed was a twitchy doggy paddle.
My face broke the surface and I pressed my palms to the tarp on the ice. I attempted to push up but my arms declared strike.
Peer pressure—the pressure to save face in front of others—leads us to make decisions that we would often never make on our own. The small private college I attended boasted strange peer pressures. A peer pressure to get your name spray painted on a rock (long story), a peer pressure to get married, a peer pressure to jump through holes in the ice into the lake. There was also a peer pressure to be holy.
Excerpt From Adventure Devos
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If you've ever done something supremely stupid in the name of a good story, or if you've ever worried about what the NSA will think of your Google searches-- "Google, how long does it take a person to freeze to death?"-- then you may be a writer.
The first Good Catch Publishing book
I'm featured in, launched
February 25, 2018.
From Proofreader Melody Davis:
This writer skillfully tells the difficult story of a 10-year-old who was kidnapped and assaulted by a stranger. Beautiful job portraying the very real anger she feels toward God "for allowing this to happen" and then the absolutely heartbreaking scene at the end ... that chokes me up EVERY TIME I read it. Very nicely done.
From Executive Editor Jen Genovesi:
"The boogeyman is real."
From that opening line, we learn a couple crucial things:
1. This is a kid.
2. It's gonna be scary.
And it is. In fact, it's likely the scariest thing that could happen to a kid.
[This writer] did a spectacular job handling a horrendous crime ... Brace yourself. If you've got kids, care about kids or remember being a kid, honest to God, brace yourself. It's a gut-wrenching page-turner. And utterly triumphant.
You will find yourself hooked from the very first sentence. [This story] will make you want to run straight into Jesus' arms.
Executive Editor Jen Genovesi said this:
"Expertly handled by a relative newcomer to GCP ... It's absolutely captivating.
We get a glimpse into the full experience of what it means to put one's faith in God -- even when circumstances seem random, desperate, scary, shaky and wildly unfair. We see faith wobble, steel itself, invite others in, and rise with resolve. We see faith in action. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful job."
Proofreader Melody Davis said this:
A shining example of showing how an unfair, random act of violence can be used to convey the forgiveness we have from Jesus and the forgiveness we then must extend to others who have done us wrong. Very nicely done!
Congratulations, Samantha Evans! Your story
"Bla Boosh" is this month's Catch of the Month!!
My second Good Catch Publishing book,
Features two stories I wrote. Launched March 25, 2018.