Who is it? To be able to answer this question, you need to have read my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.” Continue reading
Ray Comfort is best-known as a Christian evangelist who not only creatively and enthusiastically preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as he can, but he also teaches and equips other believers to do the same. His ministry, Living Waters, provides a variety of resources: movies and training videos such as The Way of The Master evangelism series; helpful books and “The Evidence Bible”; and a wide variety of gospel tracts that are fun to use. But did you know that Ray has penned a few fiction novels? Continue reading
It’s so exciting to see my book in print! It’s available in e-book format, too, but one feature that’s missing from the e-book is the Book Club Discussion Questions at the end. I want to make those thought-provoking questions available to everyone, and I’d like to get feedback from you about the issues presented in my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.” Continue reading
Today is Friday, September 1, and my book “Elephant in the Room” is ready for sale! Continue reading
We are just days away from the publication of my first Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” a compelling story about a difficult topic: gluttony. Continue reading
Readers often ask authors if the characters in their stories are based on their real friends, acquaintances, or even enemies. The answer is, quite frankly, yes. Continue reading
Every story line falls into one of three categories: boy meets girl, man who learns better, and heroic quest. A simple story just traces one of these story lines, but more complicated books weave all of these story lines together while still maintaining one single overarching story line. Continue reading
After years of being the home school and co-op teacher making these kinds of assignments, I recently accepted the challenge to write a book report on Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. In particular, I wanted to evaluate whether the title character Ella ever actually obeys any order given to her after a fairy bestows on her the gift, or curse, of obedience. Continue reading
I love a good story! Storytelling is an art. But there are so many books and movies out there that just don’t have good stories. I’m not talking about happy endings; I’m looking for a story that draws me in before leading me to an ending, whether happy or tragic (although I prefer happy). From an academic perspective, what makes a good story? Continue reading
Dear friends – In November 2015, I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days – with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo. Since then, I have had lots of help editing my book before submitting my manuscript for consideration.
Writing a book is one thing. Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether. There are so many options for submitting manuscripts, and I found great ideas and instructions online from Michael Hyatt. I used the advice in his helpful book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media. I also followed Jeff Walker’s instructions from Product Launch Formula to promote my book.
This website in one important tool that I use to get the message out about my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.” Here you will find interesting information about the challenging subject addressed in the book: our bad eating habits. More than just writing about my book, I want to use this website to encourage you to glorify God in your eating habits by studying the Bible, putting off sin, and putting on righteousness in your daily lives.
Who am I to talk to you about what and why you eat? You can get to know me better on the page About Kristen. I’m also excited to write blog posts about some of my interests including writing books, teaching Sunday School, homeschooling, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please explore everything that this website has to offer. (I learned how to build it and use it for free using WordPress.org!)
Thanks for checking out my website. For more information about my book, please CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.” If you want your own copy of the book, you can purchase it in print or e-book formats from Dove Christian Publishers or from Amazon. If you want to keep updated about the book and follow this blog, please sign up below.
By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote another book in November 2016 and November 2017. Have you ever thought about writing a book? Do you want to join me next November in the challenge? Let me know in the comment section below.