It's been both an extremely difficult as well as an amazing year where God's goodness has reigned. Here is the condensed version of our ministry video from this year. We are grateful to everyone who came to visit, who ministered beside us, who supported us financially and emotionally, and who prayed for us. God is good!
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I'm so excited to introduce to you Carrie Stuart Parks. Not only does Carrie write Suspense, but she's actually an internationally known forensic artist. To a suspense writer like me, that is incredibly cool! Here's a short summary of her latest book, When Death Draws Near.
artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in
Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can
finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest
witness vanishes. Just like all the others.
suspects a connection between the rapist and the “accidental”
deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little
interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins
her, Gwen turns her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a
serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal
activity—a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has
returned. But snakes aren’t the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the
truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?
thrilling race against time, When Death
plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous
by Carrie Stuart Parks
not uncommon for authors to be asked where we come up with our ideas. I
currently have a job shadow—a high school girl—that believes we spend a great
deal of time fighting writer’s block for lack of ideas.
so with me. My husband, Rick, starts with a location he wants to visit. He gets
to do some of the initial research. Once I go through telling him "no, we’re
not going to put the next book on a river cruise up the Reine River or in
Iceland," he settles down with a reasonable place. Step two is to figure out how
a forensic artist will end up in such a place—what’s the crime? Third is the
cast of possible characters and ending. Yeah, I figure out the ending early on.
I don’t want to leave my heroine dangling by her ankles by a rope over a vast
bed of alligators. Fourth, I need interesting real events—past or present—to
weave into the story. Finally, I need a lesson or a theme tying the whole thing
find all of these features in my latest book, When Death Draws Near.
you have it!
CARRIE STUART PARKS is a Christy finalist as well as an Inspy andCarol award-winning author. An
internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick,
across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement
professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and
painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic, award-winning watercolors from
her studio in the mountains of Idaho. She was awarded a Signature Member of the
Idaho Watercolor Society.
by New York Times best-selling author, Frank Peretti, Carrie began writing
fiction while battling stage II breast cancer. Now in remission, she continues
to encourage other women struggling through the effects of cancer. You can
visit her on Facebook at Carrie Stuart Parks, Author.
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Guess what? Vendetta, book one in my Nikki Boyd Files, is on sale for a limited time as an ebook. $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes&Noble and only $1.59 at Christianbook.com!
If you haven't jumped into this series yet, now's your chance to give it a try. This book won RT suspense book of the year, plus was nominated for a Christy, so if you love fast-paced suspense with a thread of romance, I think you'll love the beginning to this series. And if you enjoy Vendetta, Missing, book two, is now available as well!
It's finally here! I'm so excited to share with you the latest book in my Nikki Boyd Files. Missing releases today! Delve into the deadly world of counterfeit drugs as Nikki races against the clock to save a missing woman. . .and discovers a budding romance as well.
Nikki Boyd isn't usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she's ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant--and another dead body--Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business--including Nikki.
And if you'd like, read a chapter from missing below!
Romantic Suspense Author Lisa Harris Step Away From Ordinary. . .
I love to read a great story, travel to new places, study the world around me, spend time with friends and family, and write stories from my heart. I want to learn to love God and people more, give passionately, and live life to the fullest. You can follow my journey as a writer and life in Africa.
Start reading a free sample of book 3 in the Southern Crimes Series now!
Start reading a free sample of Taken now!
Read a sample of book two in the Southern Crimes Series now!
What people are saying about Fatal Exchange!
Harris’s follow up to Dangerous Passage is packed with plenty of nail-biting action." Library Journal Review
". . .a thrill ride from start to finish." Romantic Times
"Consider this your warning: Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris may cause you to lose sleep." Radiantlit.com
Read a free sample of book one!
DANGEROUS PASSAGE WON THE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE CATEGORY IN THE 2014 CHRISTY AWARDS
"Readers looking for a strong female protagonist and a unique murder mystery will find much to admire in Harris’s work." Publishers Weekly
Although the subject seems heavy for the genre, the author deftly handles the plot while making it relevant and interesting to the reader and softening it with a sweet love story.” – RT Reviews
"Harris pens another thrilling tale that will give the reader one breathless moment after another."--DiAnn Mills, author of The Survivor
"A compelling and emotionally charged read. . . . The intriguing plot, lightened with a sweet romance, kept me reading late into the night."--Sandra Orchard, award-winning author of the Undercover Cops series and Deadly Devotion