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  1. empther
    Today 6:55 am
    My website reports distribution of visitor sources:

    Illinois 39.1 % Keep coming, guys!
    Maine 13.0 %
    Washington 4.2 %
    New Mexico 4.3 %
    Other states 15.2 %
    San Paulo 4.3 % Brazil ????
    Others in Brazil 4.3 % ( The Boys From Brazil )
    Quebec 2.2 %
    Alger 2.2 % French name for Algiers, the capital of Algeria
    Others outside U.S. 10.9 % where that ????

    What are you guys doing in Illinois ?

    I’ll bet you’re college English / literature majors doing a project on how a new book gets started.
    I’ll keep you updated.
  2. bluerose
    Yesterday 4:13 pm
    Welcome! What do you like to write? Is there a special project you're working on?
    Thread: hi
  3. bluerose
    Apr 14, '14 2:52 pm
    Originally Posted by empther View Post
    I could see it as if I was watching a movie.

    That's what you have to do, I think.
    Oh, of course. Who doesn't? A writer friend of mine had her mystery series optioned by CBS. It never happened, but it certainly gives one reason to dream! In fact, a co-worker at one of my "real world" jobs mentioned that she knew someone who did scouting and casting for film projects set in New Mexico. I'd like to wait until my series is more firmly established before even considering that and all it entails (of course, I mean my mystery series... my YA Catholic series is still in the early stages of being written and published.)
    Thread: Tuscany Prize
  4. RPRPsych
    Apr 13, '14 9:29 pm
    Originally Posted by bluerose View Post

    In 1991, my brother-in-law was ordained to the priesthood in Rome by Pope John Paul II. While I'm sure what he's feeling is thousands of times more overwhelming than what I'm feeling, I was privileged to touch the hand of a modern-day saint when my family attended the Holy Father's weekly rosary service.

    Whether his blessing that day (over 20 years ago) had any direct bearing on my decision to become a writer, I have decided to dedicate my future endeavors to St. John Paul II and credit him with any success I might have.

    Now I just need a St. John Paul II shrine for my writing area and I'll be all set!

    Sounds like a great idea! (And lucky you!)
  5. RPRPsych
    Apr 9, '14 7:45 pm
    Originally Posted by bluerose View Post
    I just updated my website with a link to read the prologue and the first two chapters of the second book in the Black Horse Campground series.

    In other news, I received an e-mail from the gentleman in charge of the Sunday edition books section of the El Paso Times (my home town) and he will be doing a story on me and my books in time for my Barnes and Noble book signing event on April 26th.

    I'm lining up book events throughout the state of New Mexico (2 in Albuquerque in June, a few others in Ruidoso, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces) and hope that the momentum keeps up!

    All your prayers are appreciated!

    Praying for you, and looking forward to this.
  6. Kay Cee
    Apr 8, '14 7:32 am
    Kay Cee
    Originally Posted by RPRPsych View Post
    Same here. It's a fine book.
    Thank you so much to both of you!!!
  7. bluerose
    Apr 3, '14 3:53 pm
    Originally Posted by Kay Cee View Post
    Thank you so much for the review. But I am a bit confused. I thought you already read "Nearer the Dawn" and were about to read "Rain from Heaven."

    But I'm afraid you're going to find "Dawn" more violent than "Rain." That's because there's a demon involved, and demons aren't gentle. I did try to tone it down (and in fact it is extremely less violent than what a demon would actually do), but . . . well . . . I found myself in the awkward position of having to have violence without wanting to have violence. I tried to keep it from being over the top, but I also had to keep it realistic.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy it!
    I read the excerpt on amazon for "Nearer the Dawn" and it drew me in quicker than "Rain from Heaven". That's what I'm basing my impression on.

    I don't care for gratuitous violence, but if it has a place in the story, I can read it. Your stories have drawn me in thus far and the violence definitely had a place. I do like to warn readers because I know several who have problems with graphic depictions of violence (they barely made it through Therese Heckenkamp's "Frozen Footprints" which isn't nearly as realistic as your writing is!)

    Nevertheless, I find your work hard to put down! I want to start "Nearer the Dawn" tomorrow, but I have a long work day and I don't know if I'll be able to start it then stop it for an extended time!
    Thread: My Novel
  8. bluerose
    Dec 15, '13 5:43 pm
    Glad you joined the CWG page on facebook! It's so much easier to keep up with each other and offer encouragement!

    And... I'm glad to know you better! The similarities are almost eerie! Good luck with your writing endeavors and pray for mine!
  9. empther
    Nov 30, '13 7:09 pm

    I glanced at the opening chapters of Chasing Liberty.
    The situations are alien to anything most people experience. For example, Liberty and friends enter a bomb shelter. I think young adults would find it hard to relate to that. I think they will be lost by page five.
    Why not have Liberty and her friends walk through town and show us what the place looks like? Maybe have them do some unimportant activities just to show what kind of lifestyle they have and what kind of personalities they have?
    Also, what country is this? How does this society run?

    In Empress Theresa, Theresa's life at age ten is described in the first chapter. In chapter two she is in high school. In chapter three she's at Boston College. The action doesn't begin until chapter four, and it isn't until chapter seven that we get a hint about what she is going to do in the story.
  10. empther
    Jul 26, '13 7:34 am
    I checked the Amazon listing.

    Four scathing one star reviews. Reviewers complain about scene vividly describing rape of a child.

    Really, now!
    We know there are horrors going on in the world. We don't need descriptions of them that might excite the nut cases.

    Apparently the book is no longer available for purchase. My compliments to Amazon's judgement.

    Book ranks #9,093.836 on Amazon bestseller list.

    On the Amazon listing,
    author claims the following:
    Unfortunately Amazon has allowed defamatory lies about my work in the reviews by people who have never read my book, but who were bullying another user on Google Plus when I intervened. Amazon, despite breaking the law in doing so, has kept the defamatory and illegal reviews.
    If that's true, just resubmit the book as a new KINDLE book under another title. Shouldn't take more than one day.

    For a thriller book that even an eight year can be allowed to read,
    see Empress Theresa.

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  1. lola1948
    Oct 25, '11 4:53 pm
  2. lola1948
    Oct 25, '11 4:53 pm
    Hello, ya'll! As a transplanted Texan, I still keep some of the culture within my heart....I am not a research buff, but I am interested in writing and have written a book I'm wondering if you all think has merit - Brave New Girls - each chapter includes scripture verses from the Catholic Bible and suggested reading and is in a workbook format. I thought that it would have been nice to have that when I taught CCD years ago....I'm sure there are similar items on the horizon, but mine is Catholic....what do you all think?
  3. Marc Aupiais
    Oct 23, '11 6:23 am
    Marc Aupiais
    Xavier search : http://vaticansearch.scripturelink.n...inksearch.html

    here is a stained glass image of him baptizing ("Stained glass church window in Béthanie, Hong Kong of St Francis Xavier baptizing a Chinese."), not immersion, hope helps:
  4. Marc Aupiais
    Oct 23, '11 6:18 am
    Marc Aupiais
    All of you are the type we want, and hopefully we'll soon be big enough for a forum. Will look on Xavier.

    p.s. with my novels, I finally made a web site, soon to be an app on apple, blackberry, Google. Do any of you have author websites, any advice?
  5. janaimojones
    Oct 22, '11 9:00 pm
    Hi, I've been researching St. Francis Xavier, his letters and other things written about him, especially his missionary work in the region of Goa. He baptized so many people, as many as 1,000 in one day. So many that he needed to have his arm supported from fatigue. Does anyone have any knowledge of what form of the rite of Baptism he performed while working in that area--partial immersion in a river perhaps, or pouring, or both? I've been looking for accurate information, and would appreciate any input!
  6. LyndaJoy
    Oct 22, '11 6:01 am
    Hi Group! I'm excited to find this group here. I've been dancing around the 'writing thing' for a long time, trying to balance time for writing with all the other things in my life ie: family, work, other interests, etc. I've written articles for our church bulletin, and have submitted to magazines.....was published years ago in Our Sunday Visitor. Right now I havea blog where I write intermittently, and am trying to keep more current.
  7. Marc Aupiais
    Oct 22, '11 4:10 am
    Marc Aupiais
  8. Suzanne_A
    Oct 20, '11 5:08 am
    I write different forms of poetry but i mostly like to invent my own sorta.Sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt
    But i like to have fun
  9. Incomplete
    Oct 19, '11 12:59 pm
    I hope this group grows, Suzanne. Do you write poetry of any particular kind or for a certain audience? And Mandy, I don't have any ideas but I do like how you think. You said you'd like to be a writer. What's keeping you from it?
  10. mandypandy
    Oct 19, '11 8:26 am
    I would LIKE to be a writer.
    Following maybe JP||'s Theology of the Body?
    But directed at young men and women?
    Any ideas?
    (: Thanks!


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