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Why I Write - Today at The Divining Wand

Larramie has done it again!

I am being featured again over at The Divining Wand, this time sharing my thoughts on a topic every writer has contemplated at one time or another: "Why I Write".

Departing from the pithy one liner: 'because I have to', my answer to this statement took me back to my days as an investment bank in New York and a decision I made to pursue a different inspired by my mother, my brother John, and my sister-in-law Kathy.

And like all good books, it has a happy ending.

So, please take a moment to click on one of the links above and jump over to Larramie's blog. If you leave a comment, you also have a chance to win a book!

Thank you!

Commonplace Book - Weekend

I am a practicing Catholic, but I find myself hesitant to label myself that way. I have a feeling that God leads people to that place where they can find Him, and this is where I have been led. I think the real point is to be obedient to the powerful encouragement and inspiration that you feel, from time to time. 

I have learned to recognize and pay attention to the promptings I feel, because there is a history now of what happens when I do that, and when I ignore them. And in such ways you come to recognize the presence of God in your life.

- Tobias Wolff

from: INSPIRED: The Breath of God

Introducing Pandora Poikilos - Indie Author and Book Marketing Guru

Note from Suzanne:
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Pandora Poikilos, author of novels and non-fiction, and founder of Orangeberry Book Tours. I first met Pandora when I hired her firm to do my first foray into marketing Mrs. Tuesday's Departure. The event went so well that I will be working with her again in May on another book marketing project. 
I was very happy when Pandora agreed to an interview. As indie-authors, we have a wonderful opportunity to network, learn from one another, and share our contacts. Which is why I'm so pleased to introduce Pandora to you. I believe Pandora has lots of wisdom, book marketing and otherwise, to share.

Today we are featuring her novel: FREQUENT TRAVELLER and including an interview that will provides a unique perspective into her journey as an indie-author and her views on what it takes to succeed in marketing your book.

Frequent Traveller - Synopsis

Catherine Dixon is everyone's dreamgirl. Girls want to be her. Men want to be w…

Mrs. Tuesday Today at The Divining Wand

Today at The Divining Wand, where Larramie works her magic for authors and readers alike, she's featuring Mrs. Tuesday's Departure. In her article, she discusses why I chose to re-launch Mrs. Tuesday and re-introduces the book to new readers.

I hope you'll stop by to read her wonderful article. I believe it's the best presentation of Mrs. Tuesday that I've read!

Thank you, Larramie!

Interview and Ebook Giveaway for Robert Stermscheg Author of Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets Now available in ebook on
I met Robert Stermscheg when I first published Mrs. Tuesday's Departure. He was a fellow author, new to self-publishing, and we traded emails and encouragement. 

Today it's my pleasure to get to introduce you to Robert along with the launch of his newest book, Buried Secrets.

In the spring of 1870, France is preparing for an imminent war with Germany. A French cavalry officer, Bernard de Lemarch, has been given the delicate task of approaching a high-ranking Prussian officer, hoping to glean vital military information. But what he doesn’t know is that the Prussian High Command has been forewarned…. and is expecting him. Posing as a painter, the disguised officer meets up with a bungling landscape painter forming an unlikely friendship, one that unwittingly propels both men headfirst into unexpected danger, while resurrecting a secret from Lemarch’s own past.
Richard von Löwenklau, aided by Franz Schneeberg, finds himself…

God Was In The Gentle Whisper

The Lord said [to Elijah], "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-13

 This was God's response, when his prophet, Elijah, reached the end of his rope, was literally begging God to simply let him die because the burden of living had become too great.
So God told Elijah that he would come to him, and he did. Not with a great show of force and fireworks. No. God chose a means that befitted the fragile psyche of the exhausted, depressed Elijah. 
God was in the gentle whisper.
Sometimes, when I am feeling depressed and overwhelmed, this is exactly what I hope for, as well. God's gentle…

Snow Day 3 April 2012

The month of March was completely dry, too warm, and created a fire hazard. 
Today we are so very thankful for a few inches of snow that will bring us much needed moisture. I hope we'll get more, it's not only needed, it's incredibly beautiful.