Win a free copy of Pam, a new romance from Sharon Srock

Happy Tuesday, Readers. Today we welcome Sharon Srock to Home Thoughts. Sharon has a brand new romance out called Pam. At the end of this interview you can win a free electronic copy of Pam. Just leave Sharon a comment! She also has a free novella download available too! But first, here is a little something aboutPam:

perf5.500x8.500.inddPam’s divorce broke her heart. The cruelty of her ex-husband broke her spirit. A bottle of sleeping pills almost took her life. Four years later the scars of Alan Archer’s emotional abuse are beginning to fade under the love of her new husband. When Alan returns to Garfield, Pam must learn that buried secrets and carefully cultivated indifference do not equal forgiveness. Alan Archer has returned to Garfield with a new wife and a terminal heart condition. His mission? To leave a Christian legacy for his children and to gain Pam’s forgiveness for the sins of his past. Two hearts hang in the balance waiting for the delicate touch of God’s healing hands.

What do you hope readers will take away from your story?
That forgiveness isn’t always easy, but it is required. When we hold a grudge, when we bury that hurt we tell ourselves that we’re making “them” suffer. The reality is we are only hurting ourselves.

What are you working on now?
THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW: SAMANTHA is currently under review with my publisher. I’m writing, furiously, on THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW: KATE. Story threw me a curve this week and I’ve got some serious editing I need to do before I go any further.

Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Twenty five years ago, she cutSharon Srock her writer’s teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. Her books include: The Women of Valley View: Callie and The Women of Valley View: Terri, both of which are currently available. The Women of Valley View: Pam released  11 April 2014.

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Thanks so much for visiting, Sharon. And readers, leave a comment here to be entered in a drawing for Pam. Drawing in one week!  If you don’t want to wait, here’s the link to get your copy:

Enjoy your Easter holiday!  ~ Mary

We have a winner…and any readers live in Ohio?

Good Wednesday morning, readers,

We have a winner of last week’s contest following the interview of Sharon Srock. Jackie Smith–you’re the lucky winner of Terri. Sharon will be contacting you shortly to arrange delivery. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.

This week’s drawing is for a three-book set of the Miller Family series. (A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart). Since I’ve received so many entries already, I will be giving away 2 sets of the Millers, instead of one. Page down to my question regarding “Are Amish fiction books romances?” and leave your comment there to enter the contest. Drawing on Monday May 6th. Open to U.S and Canadian residents.

Also, do any of my readers live in Ohio. I will be speaking, and signing books in four different Ohio locations during the next month, including this Saturday May 4th. If you live in Ohio take a look below where I’ll be. I LOVE to meet readers–they’re always a lovely group of people.

Booksigning with authors Amanda Flower and Nancy Herriman at The Learned Owl Bookstore, N. Main St, Hudson, Ohio 44236 on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday May 11th from 10:00 to 4:00 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH. Over 100 Ohio authors participating. Author panels, children’s events, guest speakers, besides book-signing. Lunch will be available. website for directions and specifics: http://www.ohioanabookfestival.org/

Author Talk/Book-signing on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St, Newton Falls, OH 44444

Book-signing with Kathleen Fuller and Amanda Flower, Saturday June 15th at Sparrow Christian Bookshop, Middlefield Heritage Center,  14962 South. State Ave.  (SR 87 & 608) Middlefield, OH 44062

Author Talk/Book-signing/Brown Bag Luncheon on Saturday, July 20th at Noon at Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Dover, Ohio 44622

happy reading, Mary

 

Welcome back, Sharon Srock, to Home Thoughts

Happy Monday, readers. First before I forget, will anybody be in southern Ohio this Saturday, 4-27? I will be speaking at the Brown County Public Library (east of Cincinnati) on “Creative Inspiration” from 1:30 until 3:30. The address is 200 W. Grant Ave, Georgetown, Ohio. I will be selling/signing books. Please stop out if you’ll be in the area and say “hi.”GE

Secondly, I’d like to welcome back Sharon Srock to my blog. Sharon has a new book out, The Women of Valley View: Terri. perf5.500x8.500.inddYou can win a free copy of Terri if you answer the question at the end of the interview. Here’s the blurb: Despite a bustling day care center and a new foster child, Terri Hayes hungers for a family of her own. Then a plumbing mishap leaves her homeless and questioning God’s plan. Steve Evans’s gracious offer of his basement apartment as a temporary solution is an answered prayer.

Steve is a successful writer and a good father, but Terri is horrified when Steve’s book research leads him to a harsh confrontation with the parents of her foster child.  She needs to distance herself from Steve, but her efforts fall short as his two scheming daughters plot to make Terri their new stepmother. Will harsh words and sneaky plans drive Kelsey’s family further apart and put a wedge between Terri and Steve? Or does God have another plan in store? Here’s a free download to introduce the women of the series: http://bitly.com/SmQmUs

Sharon SrockSharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012. The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri releases this month. Connect with her here: Bloghttp://www.womenofvalleyview.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SharonSrock
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448789.Sharon_Srock

Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/d9kwdcc 

Barnes and Noblehttp://tinyurl.com/cud7xb6

Pelican book group:  http://tinyurl.com/cd5zqar

And finally, here’s the question to answer to win a free copy of her latest book: Have you ever felt God leading you off your expected path?  Have you ever felt God leading you off your expected path? Contest open to US and Canada residents only. Drawing in one week.

In the meantime, have a great week, readers!  Mary

Ahhh winter, so beautiful–from inside the house.

Happy Monday morning, readers,the beach in winter

Yesterday I drove to my local park–a place I frequent nine months out of the year to write my stories, hike around the lake, swim, people watch, feed the ducks and geese, or buy an ice cream cone. Yes, there’s plenty to do there in warm weather. Yesterday I never got out of my car. Take a look at our gorgeous beach. The dam at one end of the lake creates a beautiful waterful with swimming area below. Okay, it’s more like a smimming “hole” than a beach on the French Rivera, but it’s still nice. Not so much for this freeze-baby.

The only thing to do is go home and curl up with a good book…or go back to work on mine. For those of you who enjoy winter sports–I wish you plenty of fresh powder, hard frozen ice, and sharp toboggan blades. As for me, call me when temps rise above 40 degrees.

Before I forget, Elizabeth Dent–you’re our winner of Callie by Sharon Srock. Please contact me at maryeellis@yahoo.com so we can send that out to you.  And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter at http://www.maryellis.net

I will be giving away 10 copies of Love Comes to Paradise to newsletter subscribers on March 15th.

Happy reading, readers, and have a great week.

Welcome Sharon Srock to Home Thoughts – Win a free copy!

Good afteroon, readers. Please join me in welcoming author Sharon Srock to Home Thoughts. Sharon writes inspirational fiction, and I asked her to tell us about her latest release, Callie:  perf5.500x8.500.indd

Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all. Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her. Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities. Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family. For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

Tell us about yourself:  Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012. The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri releases in April 2013. Sharon Srock

What are you working on now?  Book two of the Women of Valley View series, Terri will release on 12 April
2013. Book three, Pam is currently under review at the publisher. I am currently writing book four, Samantha.

Meet the Women of Valley View: FREE PDF http://bitly.com/SmQmUs
Find Sharon on line here: http://www.womenofvalleyview.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock

Readers, would you like a chance to win a signed copy of Callie? Just post your answer to this question at the bottom of this interview. Here’s the question:  If you thought your interference had caused the death of a child, would you risk helping again, even if God told you to?

I hope you’ll all stay indoors if possible. It’s very cold here in the East and snowing in Ohio. A good time to curl up with a good book. Thanks for dropping by Home Thoughts.  Mary