Friday, October 26, 2018

Blog Tour: Lo, How a Rose

Did you know that I have a lot of books published? If you've followed me much, you probably knew that, but do you know how many books I have published and what was the date my first book publication?

If you've ever asked these questions, you're in luck, because I'm about to answer them. Counting my multiple boxsets, individual books for sale in either eBook and/or paperback format, and the stories I have in anthologies, as of today, I

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Blog Tour: Beyond Her Calling + Author Interview

Kellyn is a newer author friend of mine and I recently had the privilege to beta-read this book. It was a great book and I loved it! Not only that, but Kellyn also answered a few questions from me. Be sure to check out everything, especially the interview and the giveaway!

About the Book

At twenty, Ivy Knight feels as if she hasn’t accomplished anything of worth. Her life stretches on before her, empty and pointless. Though her faith in God and her mental abilities have been strengthened, she still doubts herself. Does God have a purpose for a socially awkward, often confused and frightened young woman?

Jordy McAllen has just returned to Scotland after his education in London. Though he has accomplished a lot for a farm lad such as himself, he fears that what everyone has always said about him may be true: he won’t really make a good doctor. Determined to prove himself, Jordy snatches up the opportunity to become the doctor in the village of Keefmore near his parents’ farm.

Helping Jordy with his work at Keefmore seems like the perfect opportunity for Ivy. Still, she doubts herself. Is there a purpose to Ivy’s life?


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blog Tour: Body by Blood

About the Book

Dr. Raymond Verity came back to life today. Awakening from an optical-cerebral transplant into a clone body, Ray is amazed at how society changed in the 27 years he was cryo-preserved. Having pioneered cloning technology based on fetal tissue experiments, he has no qualms destroying imperfect samples. Until he meets his only granddaughter and falls in love with her despite her Down Syndrome. When he discovers that Mary Nell is scheduled to be “replaced” by her genetically-perfect duplicate, Dr. Verity embarks on a desperate mission to atone for his past sins. Can he save both Mary Nell and her clone?

Body by Blood is a futuristic thriller which takes you on a heart-pounding journey that will call into question your core beliefs about life.

About the Author

Dr. Patrick Johnston is a family physician, the father of ten children, the founder of the Association of Pro- Life Physicians and the director of Personhood Ohio. He has authored ten fiction novels, two film scripts, and one non-fiction workbook.

You can learn more about Dr. Johnston and his family and ministry at


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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 8th
Intro // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Tuesday, October 9th
Author Interview // Jessie Bingham

Wednesday, October 10th
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia
Author Interview // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Thursday, October 11th
Book Spotlight // Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations
Book Spotlight // Rebekah @ The Narrow Road for Teens

Friday, October 12th
Wrap-Up // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Author Interview: Fate of the Watchman by Chad Pettit

About the Book

Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.

In this challenging and gripping novella, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.

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About the Author

Chad Pettit grew up in Oregon with books and the mountains to help his imagination grow. After high school, he spent ten years in the Army, travelling and deploying all over the world, including two combat tours in Iraq. After the military, Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and then he started teaching English at an early college high school in central Texas. Chad currently serves in a local church as a deacon and the Sunday school superintendent.

Follow the Author:
Twitter: @pettit_chad
Facebook: ChadPettit.Writer
Instagram: @chad_pettit_ 

Author Interview

1. How do you develop your characters? Do you use images found online, a Pinterest board, character sketches, or develop them as you write?
I don’t even know how Pinterest works. I think I’m probably different than a lot of writers. I have no idea what most of my characters look like. I start with a story, and the characters come to life as I put the story together. It’s always funny to me when people say they can imagine the characters so vividly because I rarely describe the way they look in great detail. 

That sounds a lot like me! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. 

2. What is your best advice for getting rid of writer’s block?
Leave it alone. You just can’t force what’s not there. That’s your mind telling you to take a break. But if you just have to write, just start writing descriptions for things. Describe your coffee and the way it smells, feels, tastes. Maybe you feel stressed, and the coffee relieves some stress. Change your name to Bill or something and then talk about why Bill is stressed. See? I just did it! If you tell yourself you can’t write, you’re right. 

That is a cool way to do it. I'll have to try it sometime. Just without the coffee since I don't drink the stuff. ;)

3. If you could share one piece of advice that you wish someone else had told you to an aspiring writer, what would it be?
Your story is unique, and it’s perfectly fine for it to take a long time to develop. I’ve been working on this story since I was sixteen, but I hadn’t lived through enough back then, and I needed experience to find its purpose. Be patient, learn the craft, and practice. People start and never finish writing novels all the time because they haven’t developed the skill or stamina yet. 

I love that advice! Thank you!

4. What is your favorite genre?
I don’t know if I have a favorite. Growing up it was high fantasy. I learned the importance of description from reading the dark elf books by R.A. Salvatore. These days, I’m a huge Ted Dekker fan. I like the mix of fantasy and thriller, but I’m open to a lot of genres.
Fun questions:
Pizza or Pasta?
I have to choose?

Favorite movie?
The Martian. I love the exploration of what a person is capable of under extreme conditions. It’s also just a cool premise and well done. 

Favorite Bible verse?
Galatians 2:20. Get a good grasp on that one and everything else starts falling into place.

Coffee, tea, or water?
I like water with coffee or tea in it. Columbian roast in the morning. Chai in the evening.

Favorite movie adaptation?
The Hobbit. The whole trilogy. It was just as magical for me as the book was, and I think they honored Tolkien.


The winner of the giveaway will receive an eBook of Fate of the Watchman.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 1st
Intro Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Book Spotlight // Grace Maples @ Proclaiming His Excellencies

Tuesday, October 2nd
Author Interview // Angela R. Watts @ The Peculiar Messenger

Wednesday, October 3rd
Author Interview // Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia

Thursday, October 4th
Review // Rayleigh Gray @ Literature Approved

Friday, October 5th
Review // Grace Buckner @ Literatura

Saturday, October 6th
Review // Jo @ The Lens & The Harddrive
Wrapup Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
A. Kaylee // Book Spotlight @ Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes