The Ancestors

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Catalog, Fiction_Inspired, Recent Work, Slider, Speculative Fiction | 1 comment

BUY Perfect bound, B&W, 6 x 9,  244 Pages Also available in downloadable eBOOK for iPad or Kindle. See more books of same category: Fiction: Inspired! Author: William Barnard Reporting on an extraterrestrial sighting and their message for mankind, a renowned journalist clashes with those who oppose the story, unaware that the real battle is for his own soul. After the loss of a close friend, journalist Zach Miller spirals into depression, suffering from writers block for the first time in his career. Battling to regain his passion to write, he is approached by an esoteric group who promises him a story of historical magnitude, one that will forever change the way we look at life. Taken to a secluded ranch, Zach is completely stunned as he comes face to face with extraterrestrials. These galaxy travelers inform him that they are distant ancestors of mankind and will be coming back soon to rescue humanity from their current path of destruction. They have chosen Zach to relay their message of hope and how they plan to bring about the peace and spiritual harmony that all men long for. While Zach and millions of others around the world embrace the news, his sister Vanessa finds the account disturbing. For years, her religious faith has been a source of irritation for Zach and he scoffs at her suggestion that these aliens may have sinister motives. Unlike her confusing Christian dogma which has only caused division over the centuries, the Ancestors offer a creed that seeks to unify and provides him a deeper knowledge into many of life’s mysteries. Infused with a real sense of purpose, Zach remains steadfast to overcome any obstacles that keep him from sharing this new found wisdom. But nothing he has learned can possibly prepare him for The Day. Thrust into the most cataclysmic event in modern times, Zach is forced to reevaluate everything he has heard and confront the troubling questions about the true nature of the Ancestors. With his back up against an overwhelming wall of fear and doubt, his only chance to survive hinges upon discovering the real truth in...

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Terror on Tybee Island

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Catalog, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction_Inspired, Mystery, Recent Work, Slider | 0 comments

BUY Perfect bound, 6 x 9,  160 Pages See more books of same category: Fiction: Inspired! Author: Deborah Malone A homeless cat. A diamond bracelet in the moonlight. A corpse buried in the dunes. Strolling on the beach one moonlit evening, Trixie Montgomery stumbles on a body buried in the sand. Full time historical writer and part time amateur sleuth, she waves bon voyage to her relaxing vacation, and becomes entangled in the search for who-done-it. With best friend, Dee Dee Lamont, in tow, the duo springs into action when Trixie’s beloved aunt Nana goes missing as she closes in on the killer. Who’s taken Nana, and how will the girls save her from becoming the next buried treasure in the pirate’s booty? Smell the salty breezes, and savor the delicacies fresh-from-the sea in Terror on Tybee Island, a seaside cozy mystery from popular author, Deborah...

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Murder in Marietta

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Catalog, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction_Inspired, Mystery | 0 comments

  BUY Perfect bound,6 x 9, 142 pages Also available in downloadable eBOOK for iPad or Kindle. See more books of same category: Fiction: Inspired! Author: Deborah Malone Trixie Montgomery’s back on the beat, facing her own spectral fears covering ghost sightings at the Marietta History Museum. With sidekick and best friend, Dee Dee, in tow, the women brave a sleepover inside the haunted museum to discover what lurks behind closed doors. When their worst fears occur and a dead body is discovered right under their noses, Trixie’s reputation both as a journalist and crime solver, are once again put to the test. First introduced in the acclaimed, Death in Dahlonega, Georgia Author of the Year nominee Deborah Malone presents another delightful Trixie Montgomery Cozy Mystery. Join Trixie and Dee Dee while they explore the charming streets, and tantalizing restaurants, along with the colorful-and sometimes spooky-characters, and find out who materializes as the culprit in Murder in...

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Gold Rush

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

I was more than pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that my DVR suddenly had on about 5 episodes of Gold Rush.  For the last few years it’s a been a Saturday Morning ritual…Sitting on the couch with three kids huddled on top of me while I watch the show. I don’t have any other shows that I claim as “my show”… so when it’s my turn…it’s my turn!   I love this show, watching the exploits of Todd Hoffman, his dad Jack, and his crew as they stumble about the Yukon, trying their best, working hard, making good and bad decisions, and making blind leaps of faith as they go for the gold. What is it I love so much about this show?  I think in many ways it reminds me of me… First, on the most simplest of levels, we all trudge through life trying to make it.  These guys are inspiring in that they are breaking the mold and trying to do something that will provide a windfall of money…  Who doesn’t want to strike it rich? That really appeals to the entrepreneur in me. But even more so, it reminds me of my spiritual life.  The Psalmist writes in Psalm 19:9-10: The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; I work hard to seek the righteousness of his calling…and I dig for it with all my might as something much more precious than gold.  But sometimes I just make bad decisions.  Sometimes I utterly fail.  Sometimes for all of my hard work I seem to get very little reward.  And sometimes, I feel like I have a dozen cameras and a full film crew there to capture every stupid move I make at every angle to show it to all the world, waiting to watch it on their DVR. But I also know how it feels at the end of a day to cradle a jar full of “more precious than gold”…to be able to share it with my brothers and sisters who labor alongside of me and tell them “they get a cut!” Regardless, whether I end the Season with a dozen full jars, or a few flakes in a vial, I know it is God’s reward for seeking Him and honoring His ways, and He tells me “Well done!”  He is the Producer of my show, and He’s always ready to prepare me for a new season! (“More Precious than Gold Rush: Season 44, coming this October!”) Gotta go!  The show is about to start! Written by Brett Burner, publisher, Lamp Post Inc....

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Count Your Days

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

Remember last year?  The Mayans had it all figured out.  Their calendar had come to an end.  Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.  The end of the world. I don’t think anyone really took it seriously.  There were some “End of the World” parties.  It made for a few great movies, most notably the wildly erratic, completely far-fectched and totally entertaining “2012″.  Waves crashing over mountains, Woody Harrelson dying in a massive thermonuclear volcanic explosion, John Cusack racing his limo through the tectonic upheaval of Los Angeles… (Gotta love Hollywood!) And as the 21st came to a close, there was a soft exhale and wiping of the brow, and we all steeled ourselves toward the stresses of a new day.  (Those darn Mayans!)  Life would go on… Recently a reporter was talking to a cancer patient. All remedies had failed, and now the patient was laying in a hospital bed, waiting for his inevitable passage into eternity. The reporter asked, “What’s it like waking up every day knowing you are going to die?” Locking his gaze with the reporter, the patient smiled and asked: “What’s it like waking up every day and pretending that you’re not?” There is a well known statistic we all often ignore:  100% of ALL people are going to die. (Sure there was Enoch and Elijah…but they are serious exceptions to the rule.) And not one of us knows the day or the time.  I may live to be old and gray…I may not make it through tomorrow.  The only time we have guaranteed to us is right now. I’m not trying to be morbid, nor am I obsessed with death. Rather, I am feeling a sense of urgency. In Psalm 90:12, the psalmist prays:  “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” When we count our days, we recognize our time in this life is limited.  It is in this recognition that “a heart of wisdom” is gained! Life is not something to be wasted put off or thrown away. We are here on this earth for a purpose:  To know God, to love God, and to tell others about God’s love!  Our whole lives are to be lived within this framework. If I am not expressing his love…by my life, my actions or my words…then I am not living up to my calling. Of course I am speaking “practically”—we work, we eat, we sleep, we play—but when we do those things for their own sake, our focus shifts.  We think…”This part of my life is mine, that part of my life is God’s.” Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that “You are not your own; you were bought...

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