Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why I Created the Character “Preacher”

  One of the interesting things I’ve found since the release of One Among Men, is the almost universal regard of the 6’8” muscle-bound African-American dude-from-the-hood character nick-named Preacher. Many reviews state how they loved Chris and Samantha, the main characters … but they really loved Preacher. My sister, after having read the manuscript some … Continue reading »

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Vanessa’s Character Picks February 24, 2015

Here are some posts that caught the eyes of the IC characters roaming here: Heaven Declares Chapter 12 Terri Blackstock ~ Twisted Innocence Coffeehouses: Nothing New Under the Sun More About the Family Christian Stores Bankruptcy Chasing After Fantasies Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Vanessa’s Character Picks February 22, 2015

Here are some posts that caught the eyes of the IC characters roaming here: Life as a Fig Tree Fun Fridays – February 20, 2015 The First Principle by Marissa Shrock | Review Chrys Howard ~ Duck Commander Devotions for Kids Get to Know Michelle Griep, Strawberry Hater but Regency Enthusiast Digest powered by RSS … Continue reading »

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Hope in 2015

        The years whizz by at the speed of light, it seems. It’s hard to believe 2015 is upon us. Goodness,  I can remember bringing in the new year way back in 1960 when doo wop and poodle shirts ruled. Then twenty years ago, my mother died on January 1, 1995. And … Continue reading »

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Vanessa’s Character Picks February 19, 2015

Here are some posts that caught the eyes of the IC characters roaming here: My Books is Due and My Life is Falling Apart Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Review Reviews: Friend or Foe? Waiting On Wednesday | Siren’s Fury Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Vanessa’s Character Picks February 17, 2015

Here are some posts that caught the eyes of the IC characters roaming here: Author Platforms 301 – Part Three – Customer Service Rebecca Deel ~ Witness Is Your Word Bond? Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Declares Chapter 11 CBRB's Top Books of 2014/CBRB Awards New Inspirational Regency and a Chance to Win A Public Announcement … Continue reading »

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Please Welcome Tammy L. Gray, Author of “Mercy’s Fight” to IC Today

As many of you may know, I’ve been on an indie author reading binge and LOVING it. Yes, I still read traditionally published novels, but there is a special place in my heart for the indie novel. They so often tell stories the legacy houses do not touch. These are the stories so common in … Continue reading »

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Space Holders Be Gone

“But I do want to be like Jesus.” Martha wiped a tear from the corner of her eye. “It’s just so hard.” She switched off the CD player glad that their church still ministered to shut-ins such as her by sharing the pastor’s sermon. She bowed her head and folded her hands under her chin. … Continue reading »

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Vanessa’s Character Picks February 8, 2015

Here are some posts that caught the eyes of the IC characters roaming here: Getting Bathed Meet Melissa Landers | Featured YA Author Fun Fridays – February 6, 2015 Sarah Francis Martin ~ Just Rise Up! A Call to Make Jesus Famous A Light Among Shadows by Tamela Hancock Murray Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Do You Really Know How to Trust God?

      In lieu of making resolutions, every year around the first of January I ask God what I need to focus on for the next three hundred sixty five days. Most years I jot my goal down in my journal. This year, I sensed Him saying trust, trust, trust. For a control freak … Continue reading »

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