Carol Ford is an author, speaker and career coach. She’s also and an active member of The Word Guild – a growing community of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and other interested individuals who are Christian.
“From all parts of Canada and many denominational and cultural backgrounds, we affirm a common statement of faith and are united in our passion for the written word.” ~ Carol, speaking of The Word Guild.
Joy Neon’s new book is a lovely romantic novel about the life of a school teacher after the bell rings.
“After the dismissal bell, teachers lead private lives. School Counselor Kelsey desperately wants to be a writer and has decided to follow the advice to “write what she knows” by writing about her friends at school and her life as a school counselor. However, as she strives to write, Kelsey may be missing the true story.
Kelsey’s friend Randi is the school secretary. She was in a relationship that left her feeling like she lost her identity and doubting her own judgment. She doesn’t trust herself to be in a relationship and rarely has more than a first or second date. Despite her love for her job, she would like to have more in her life. Too bad the guys she meets are all the same and only care about their own needs.
Dustin is a delivery driver who feels like he is drifting. After losing his best friend, he realizes his dreams for his future were more his friend’s dreams than his own. Dustin dates, but generally manages to lose interest after one or two dates. He’s looking for love despite the fact that he doesn’t think it exists…”
Trusting Her Judgment is the first book in the After the Dismissal Bell Series. Look for other books in the series to discover more about the private lives of teachers after the dismissal bell rings.
You can find Joy’s book in the Romance section of our own bookstore.
Why read a book? On his blog, author Andrew Ratcliffe gives us reasons why reading a book is such a good idea. Here are just a few:
Reasons to Read a Book
… “Reading will improve your focus and help you to concentrate. You can become so focused on your reading that you will be barely aware of the room in which you are sitting. Does that sound familiar?
People who read will be more likely to visit museums and concerts than people who don’t read. Readers are more likely than non-readers become volunteers with charitable bodies,and will be better informed about the world in which they live.
Reading will improve your imagination. The reading of stories will enable you to visualise the background in which the characters are set. The writer will be describing the environment as they see it but your imagination will add further details to the picture in your mind.” … Read more of Andrew’s blog here…
Andrew Ratcliffe writes for teens and young adults in his book, ‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’, a story about two teens which explores the fruit of the Holy Spirit from the Bible in Galatians 5: 22-23.
“On the 1st April I have again a face to face book promotion and also my first book signing at Bacup library. I am looking for other areas i.e prisons and schools where I could share the message of my book”.
I’d like you to meet Kathleen Friesen, author of several Christian Romance novels. Here’s a little about Kathleen and her book — ‘Redemption’s Whisper’ by Kathleen Friesen.
“Kathleen Friesen writes contemporary stories of faith that overcomes tough trials and deep heartaches. Her desire is for her readers to see themselves in the characters of her stories, and to realize that Jesus Christ is the true hero.
When not writing, she enjoys reading sweet romances and suspense novels, exploring new trails, kayaking with her hubby (on calm waters only!), and spoiling their grandkids.”
Faith Overcomes the Past
“Can two troubled souls gain the peace they need—and in the process, find love? Hayley Blankenship is on a flight to Saskatoon. She is desperate to escape her past and believes that Pastor Dave and Lydia Harris may be the only people who can help her. If she doesn’t find a reason to hope, she may give in to the temptation to end it all.
On her flight she meets Trevor Hiebert who is on his way back home. He has just interviewed for his dream job in Toronto, but he is torn because his parents need him at home in Saskatoon and he doesn’t want to let them down. Everything changes when he meets Haley, an intriguing, gorgeous redhead with dark secrets of her own.” from ‘Redemption’s Whisper’.