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Author Interview with Anaiah Press

Today has been a busy one and it’s barely past breakfast! Here is a link to an interview I did with Anaiah Press. Click it and see if you learn anything about me and my writing you didn’t already know.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Blessings,

Linda

 

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Tatia’s Tattoo – Why I Wrote It | by Linda Brendle

Cover coming soonBefore my first novel, Tatia’s Tattoo, became a file in my computer, I knew sex trafficking existed. But in my narrow perspective, this unspeakable crime was limited to the back alleys of foreign countries or a few mega-cities in the U.S. Orphans were snatched from a hopeless existence and forced into something even worse.

Then, one Sunday evening, a couple visited our church from a town about fifty miles away from my home. They had founded an organization whose mission statement reads, in part: to bring hope to teens silenced by sex trafficking and exploitation in the United States. Talk about a wake-up call! Not only was sex trafficking not limited to faraway places, it was not limited to nameless, faceless children who lived in another reality. It was happening to girls – and sometimes boys – just like the children and grandchildren of my friends and neighbors, the children I saw every week at church or in the grocery store – or at camp. (more…)

Publishing Again! | by Linda Brendle

I am excited to announce that I have contracted with Crowdscribed to publish my first novel. Tatia’s Tattoo, a work of literary Christian fiction, is the story of a young girl trapped in the sex trafficking trade.

The mark of shame on Tatia’s forearm represented the evil in her life – the war and grief that took her parents, the lust and greed that took her childhood innocence – but courage, love, and grace helped her rise above it all. (more…)

Pre-Order A Long and Winding Road | by Linda Brendle

A Long and Winding RoadYesterday was an exciting day in the life of this new author. The ARCs (advanced reader’s copies) of my memoir went out to reviewers. To make it even more exciting, Barnes & Nobles is now offering the book for pre-order in a Nook format. Other distributors will be offering it in other formats, but this is the only one that is live so far.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER 

It’s not too late if you would like to review the book or participate in the blog tour by spotlighting the book, posting an interview, or posting a guest post. You can sign up at the link below.

REVIEWER AND BLOG TOUR SIGN UP 

About the book:

Sometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and, instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.

Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Thank you all for sharing this long and winding road with me.

Blessings,

Linda

Authors–Win a $5K Publishing Package Plus Mentoring | by Linda Brendle

CrowdScribedAuthors, how would you like to win a $5,000 publishing package and an opportunity to be mentored by one of several bestselling authors? I recently received an email from my son Christian, who is the Director of Acquisitions and Author Development at CrowdScribed, telling me about an opportunity to do just that.

CrowdScribed is a new platform created to rebuild the relationship between authors and readers by providing authors a legitimate platform to market and fund their books before they’re published and, at the same time, providing readers a method to discover new books and interact with authors. Their mission is to make a revolutionary change in the publishing industry. (more…)

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