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A couple of months back, I approached the owner of a local coffee hot spot called Coffee in the Valley. The owner agreed to host my Meet & Greet from nine to noon on Saturday, May 21, 2022. She is allowing me to take up a corner of the restaurant and sell my books.

I started advertising on Facebook a month ago. This process included making a new audience called Local. This audience included readers, book topics, and coffee drinking. I set the demography to our town plus ten miles. This covered neighboring communities. I boosted a second time for a week and today added a third for the next twenty-four hours. I copied several local FB groups to help spread the word. I have a dozen people marking interested in attending.

My darling wife created a flyer showing the coffee house, me, and my books. I posted these flyers in as many establishments as I could for people to see generically. Wherever I go for the past month, I mentioned the book signing and the coffee shop hoping for a good turnout. With god’s grace both the coffee shop and I sell more product.

My wife then made a poster for me this past week. It has the background of our small community with a picture of me and my books with a brief description of them. The print shop laminated it to a stiff board for displaying and calling patrons to my table. Again, she knocked the design out of the park.

My nerves are under control as of writing this blog. But, I think tomorrow around nine in the morning that will change. My life has been filled with moments of gaffes and faux pas over the years. Please pray that I remain calm, cool, and collected while maintaining a personable disposition for my potential readers.

Did I mention my dog is a Karen? Ginger, our dog is nine years old and that equates to sixty plus in people’s years. Like any being reaching their sixties, she has become a little grumpier as the gray starts showing under her chin.

For the previous nine years when I roll over in the morning that was her clue to jump on me to rise and shine. The other morning I stumbled out of bed and spotted her giving me a death glare for waking her up. However, with Ginger being a Karen, it did not end there. The rest of the day I got the cold shoulder from her. Then it became worse. I called to her for an ear scratching and she turned a strutted off with her tail lightly flicking from side to side in defiance and retaliation for waking her ten hours before. Not only did I receive the cold shoulder, but I also got the cold butt too.

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Danny Mac


A new children’s book by Fred Ash.

“Behind him he thought he heard Dog’s paws hitting the pavement. He even thought he heard Dog’s voice say, “‘Tommy, don’t run away; stop and play!”

“He thought he felt Dog’s breath breathing on his neck. But Tommy was afraid and ran on.”

Facts about “The Dog Who Wanted to Play”

• Dog spelled backward is God.

• The story is inspired by The Hound of Heaven, an epic poem by the English poet Francis Thompson.

• The little boy’s name in the story is Tommy Francis, in honor of the poet Francis Thompson.

Get an early copy right from the author!

–send an email to Fred at:

Read more books by Fred Ash on Amazon

Carol Ford ~ Speaker, Author and Career Coach

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.

She writes heart-warming short stories and two are published in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon and Christmas with Hot Apple Cider. Both compilation books are available in our bookstore.

Continue reading about Carol and her work on her website.

Happy Reading!

~ Lynne

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.

Andrew Ratcliffe Hari and Rudy In The Land Of Fruit teen fiction
Teen fiction about two boys and the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

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”.

You can find Andrew’s book in our bookstore.

And read more about Andrew on his blog.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Today I’d like to introduce you to Robert D Turvil. Robert writes thriller and fantasy novels, and short stories. Here’s a little about him and one of his books, ‘Vengeance Of An Evil Man’.

“Robert writes from his home in southern England where he raised three sons with his wife, who reads all his words before they reach the shelves and Kindles.”

Robert’s thriller ‘Vengeance of an Evil Man’ is a story of intrigue and manipulation. He feels that reading should be a roller-coaster ride – but with a blindfold so you can’t see what’s coming.”

“His book ‘The Devil’s Charity’ is a unique fantasy that features a man in crisis and ends with a bite. But he also writes short stories. His collection entitled ‘7½ Short Stories You’ll Want to Read’ is a robust assortment of tales involving crime, betrayal, murder and love.” — from Robert’s website

Follow Robert D Turvil



Happy Reading!


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’.

Follow Kathleen Friesen on her blog

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On Pinterest

On Facebook

Happy Reading!


Easter Cross

Read along with some of our Christian Authors as we celebrate Lent and Easter.

  • A delightful colouring book for the children in your life to colour as you share the stories of Jesus and the wonderful story of Easter.
  • Ornaments with verses to colour and place on your Jesus Tree.
  • A book on family devotions leading up to Easter Sunday.
  • A stirring historical account of the crucifixion of Christ from the perspective of a Roman soldier.
  • The story of Christ’s life through the eyes of His mother, Mary.

Looking for another topic? Check out the categories on our blog page.

Happy Reading!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the crucifixion of Jesus first-hand?

An historical account of the crucifixion by a Roman soldier.

“If you’ve heard the story of Passion Week so often it’s become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus’s humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ’s resurrection changed history, one life at a time.” – David Kitz

A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion. Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion. Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness. Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death”. – DKZ Productions

David Kitz, author and actor.
David Kitz – author and actor

David Kitz is an actor, an award-winning author, and a retired public school teacher. For over twenty-five years, he has served as an ordained minister with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada.

David has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, in addition to Bachelor’s degrees in both Arts and Education. His love for drama and storytelling is evident to all who have seen his Bible based performances. For several years now, he has toured across Canada and into the United States with a variety of one man plays for both children and adults. Though born and raised in Saskatchewan, David now lives in Ottawa, with his wife Karen. They have two adult sons, Tim and Joshua.

You can find David’s book featured as recommended reading for in our bookstore below. All sales go to help us promote Christian authors.

For further information on David Kitz visit:

The Soldier who Killed a King was inspired by years of the author performing a one-man play, The Centurion’s Report. David still performs it today.

There is a free PDF study guide for The Soldier Who Killed a King.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

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