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New in Fiction

Once Upon the Shadows

Written by Faith Colleen Weaver

Everyone fights their Shadows. Not everyone can win.
Kaley is lost in the dark.
After years of unspeakable deals made with the Shadows, she fears her heart might be permanently bound to the darkness.
In a final attempt to save her fate, Kaley enters into the palace under the promise that if she gives her life to serving as a Princess, her heart will be freed.
But what kind of Princess will emerge from the Shadows?
Only you can decide.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-590-7 (Paperback) | 978-1-64949-591-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-592-1 (ebook)

 

Slingshot Summer

Written by Christy Hoss

Separated from each other at rival camps by a shared lake, the bond of the Rubber Band is challenged. Lead guitar player, Eddie, attends a rustic camp for diabetics while across the lake—the rest of the band is at a posh resort for elite rich people’s children, sponsored by lead singer, Becca. During the annual Olympics between camps, the sabotage of a high-stakes kayak race threatens to sink friendships. From the moment they step off the bus to the last day of goodbyes, it’s a non-stop, hilarious, and fun-filled first-time-at-camp experience for the guys, all while Becca is bullied by a long-time rival. Although both summer camps bring new possibilities, will they help build stronger bonds and change hearts or stretch them apart?

Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-578-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-579-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-580-8 (ebook)

 

The Wise Man

Written by Michele Chynoweth

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Finn Mitchell has grown up in the shadow of his father, US President Leif Mitchell, but is now ready to step into the limelight in his own right. After successfully vying with his half-brother to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Finn is poised to hear a landmark abortion issue case that could completely reverse Roe v. Wade.

In addition to his judicial prowess, Finn accumulates wealth beyond most men’s wildest dreams, women who fawn over his handsome good looks and charming ways, and a secret empire involving a virtual reality tourism attraction on his private island that is about to explode.

Finn’s desire for more is daunting, yet he discovers you can’t always get everything you want—even if you are one of the wisest, wealthiest, most attractive, successful men on earth. He finally realizes you can’t fill the God-shaped hole in your soul with all the riches of the universe. But is it too late?

An epic contemporary suspense based on the Bible’s story of Solomon, The Wise Man will bring to light the question, “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $9.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-581-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-582-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-583-9 (ebook)

 

New in Nonfiction

The Write Calling: Encouragement for the Writer's Heart

Compiled by Deb DeArmond

“Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard.”

—William Zinsser On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition, p.9

Zinsser is spot on. The effort to capture the right words creates moments of both delight and despair. Inspired one moment. Hopeless the next. And when discouraged, a writer will do anything to avoid the act of writing.

The nine women of Living Write Texas know from experience the ups and downs of life at the keyboards. Collectively we have written for a total of 128 years. Among our endeavors: 21 books, hundreds of blog posts, newsletters, magazine and newspaper articles, stage plays, and even a songwriter of 30 years. Our fair share of grins and grief were included in the process.

Our goal for this book is simple: to support Christian writers at all levels to actively pursue the mission they believe God calls them to fulfill. To encourage, educate, and engage aspiring authors in the process of transferring the words they carry in their heart to the written page.

Consider us your “come alongside friends” who share our insights, wins, and misses. We’ve learned to talk one another off the ledge and discovered helpful tools and tips. We trust God’s purpose in our lives and honor the gift of the written word. We believe you do, too - even when a dumpster fire for all those pages seems tempting.

Why? Because like you—we are commissioned to pursue that for which the Lord has called us—we’re in for the long haul. And we’d love some more travel buddies.

Paperback $12.99 | $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-587-7 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-588-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-589-1 (ebook)

Wise Woman Within: Living From the Wisdom Within

Written by Jean S. Barnes and Jessica Wrasman

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, you, God, will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17)

Two women, one 80+ and one 30+, in very different seasons of life, chat about how they each are learning to find and listen to the voice of wisdom that God planted within their truest soul. Some trial, lots of error, but with increasing success—they have learned the secret to connecting to the Wise Woman Within—who speaks truth and wisdom and spiritual insight, who helps steer us away from danger and disaster, who helps us speak and live in balance and love.

“May the flickering light of truth be passed to you, as if my candlestick might dip to light yours, illuminating a path a little less dark, a little more clear for you and yours as you undertake this brave and fierce work of finding the ‘Wise Woman Within.’”

Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-500-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-501-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-502-0 (ebook)

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Deb Haggerty is Publisher and Editor in Chief of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., a Christian publisher that “Publishes the Positive.” An author, award-winning blogger, and professional speaker, she’s been writing stories for over forty-five years. In 2019, she released two books: Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey, co-written with her husband, Roy, and These Are the Days of My Life, her memoir with a bonus section of business tips. Roy and Deb live outside Plymouth, MA, with their feisty dachshund, Coki.