Wednesday, October 31, 2007

P is for Pumpkin, that's good enough for me...

I don't get much into Halloween. The debate and controversy over a Christian's place inside this particular holiday is heated, and not something I want to start here on this blog! ha! Tonight I simply plan on attending my church's fall festival - I'll help work some of the booths, eat way too much candy, buy a hot dog for a quarter, and see a bunch of kids dressed up in adorable costumes. I know one of my favorite babies in the church is going to be dressed as a pumpkin, and I can't wait to see him! =)

So that's the extent of my Halloween activities. My parents are like me, they don't get much into it, however, last weekend my father decided to carve a jack-0-lantern. Not a scary one, of course, just a fun, happy pumpkin with a goofy grin. He's never really done that before and thought "why not" He's always up for trying something new and is really talented with hands-on work, such as carpentry, wood-working, painting, construction, etc. He's also super patient, a gene I somehow missed...

Here is the result!

"Jack" turned out so well Dad wanted to do another one! lol As you can see, he carved out the bottom of the pumpkin as opposed to the top, and instead of putting a candle inside, my mom found one of the bulbs from her Christmas Village display and stuck it underneath, and set the whole thing on a pretty glass platter. VOILA.

So he decided to get a bit more creative for the next pumpkin...

SNOOPY!!! Do you see him? Isn't that amazing?? I collect all things Snoopy, for those who don't know, so this pumpkin just totally rocked my socks. My dad's a genius =)

Me & Daddy!

Me, puckering up for a big Snoopy kiss =)

So as a believer in Christ, I'm not going to wish you a "Happy Halloween" today, but why not wish you a "Happy Pumpkin Day"? =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

38 Questions (why not?)


Here's a fun survey I saw on Georgiana's blog and though, eh! Why not? =)

1.Name one person who made you laugh last night? My father when he carved a pumpkin. (pics and blog to come later! haha)

2. What were you doing at 0800? Driving to work and talking to my grandma on my cell

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Checking email

4. What happened to you in 2006? Let's see-I finished another novel. Attended the 2006 ACFW conference. Had my 2-year anniversary with my sweet hubby. Got really involved in my church's sunday school class. Signed up to work Children's Church. (oh wait, are we sharing mistakes? just kidding!) Joined the gym, started working out regularly, discovered kick boxing....

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? "You're welcome"

6. How many beverages did you have today? So far a bottle of water and I'm working on my diet coke now. Mmmm.

7. What color is your hairbrush? Red

8. What was the last thing you paid for? The meeting breakfast tray from the downstairs deli here at work, with company cash. Personal money - Sonic lunch yesterday. (yay for corndogs!)

9. Where were you last night? At my parents house with my hubby, eating dinner and watching my dad carve this pumpkin!

10. What color is your front door? White, now, after hubby painted. (see archived blog!)

11. Where do you keep your change? What change? Cash? What cash?

12. What’s the weather like today? Was 40's, will be in the 70's, and sunny. Very nice!

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip

14. What excites you? Getting emails from my agent =)

15. Do you want to cut your hair? Nope

16. Are you over the age of 25? No. lol I think I'm the only one so far who has answered this honestly! haha.

17. Do you talk a lot? Depends on with who and the topic.

18. Do you watch the O.C.? Nope, I have enough drama of my own. lol

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? Yes, he's an awesome guy in my SS class who made my promotional bookmarks for Midnight Angel.

20. Do you make up your own words? Yes!! LOL Georgiana - "weller knowns". And yesterday I said "that's kinda serial killer-ish."

21. Are you a jealous person? Used to be in high school, but not anymore!

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Amanda

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. Kelly Cathey! She did my author promo shots and she's so talented!!! Please visit her site.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Mom

25. What does the last text message you received say? "I know"

26. Do you chew on your straw? Nope

27. Do you have curly hair? Nope

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Target during my lunch break to return a shirt.

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? Ohhh better skip this one!! =)

30. What was the last thing you ate? A granola bar

31. Will you get married in the future? Already am! But thank you! =)

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Transformers!!

33. Is there anyone you like right now? I like my husband =P

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Sunday, actually, because they were stinking up the house. I had to light candles. Still not sure what crawled and died in my sink!! It was bad.

35. Are you currently depressed? Of course not! "This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it". =)

36. Did you cry today? Nope - yesterday, but not today. (its only 10:00 though, give me time)

37. Why did you answer and post this? A little bored, and it looked like fun!

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey: Anyone who wants to join in! Why not! =)

Friday, October 26, 2007

A new book by a new author! "Illuminated" - Matt Bronleewe

Matt Bronleewe is a recognized producer, songwriter and author. The former member of the band Jars of Clay, has earned numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. His songs have recently been recorded by Disney pop sensations Aly & AJ, American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, and more. Bronleewe has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael W. Smith, International pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Bronleewe was raised on a farm in Kansas, where he lived until he left for college in 1992. At Greenville College in Illinois, Bronleewe formed the band Jars of Clay with his dorm roommate and two neighbors, and the group soon found success. Though Bronleewe opted to leave Jars of Clay early on to pursue an academic career, he soon found himself in Nashville, co-writing, producing, and playing music professionally.

To add to his list of accomplishments, Bronleewe has expanded his love of story telling beyond music into authorship. He is currently penning a 5 book series for Thomas Nelson Fiction. Illuminated, in stores now, begins the adventurous series about rare manuscripts and the mysteries within.Bronleewe currently resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and three children. He continues to write and produce music, and he also volunteers through his church to help disadvantaged youth in the community. Bronleewe enjoys reading, taste-testing good food and watching sports, as well as indulging his interests in art, architecture, design and science.


August Adams has failed his family before. He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure, fame, and money. Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries-old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand-painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg Bibles. It's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth, undermine two major religions, and change the course of Western civilization. Two ruthless, ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it. And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out. If he fails, those he holds most dear will die. If he succeeds, he'll destroy a national treasure. The clock ticks, the suspense mounts, and the body count rises as August pits his knowledge and his love for his family against the clock, secret societies, and even Johannes Gutenberg himself.

"...this rare breed of suspense thriller combines mysterious hidden clues, secret societies, buried treasure, double agents, and the Knights Templar...if you turned National Treasure into international treasure, traded DaVinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and added the pacing of 24 you'd be in the neighborhood of Illuminated...on a scale of one to 10, this one goes to 11."-Aspiring Retail Magazine

My Review:

I can definitely see this novel as a movie, as many others have said. I saw it played in my mind while reading - if taken to film, this story could easily have a "Da Vinci Code" or "National Treasure" impact in the movie industry. I'd see it! =)

One thing I feel led to warn other readers about regarding this novel is the violence. Its not graphic or overly detailed, but a little disturbing. One scene of violence (Don't worry, I won't give anything away) seemed completely unnecessary, as that particular "bad guy" only had a small role in the novel as a whole. The means and method of exerting his violence seemed struck from left field, and I could have done without the mental images on that one. Just a personal preference, but if you don't enjoy reading disturbing-type-violence, you might want to skim-read certain paragraphs. Don't worry, you'll know when they're coming!

To buy Matt's book and take the adventure yourself, click here!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Neck aches, ticks and other cliches...

My characters all have cricks in their necks.

Yep. Every single of them - because all they do is glance over their shoulders!! lol I'm not kidding. My crit bud pointed this out to me a few moments ago, and when I did a Find search for "shoulder" - wow. Maybe one or two instances PER PAGE.

Hopefully, I am not alone with this problem. What ticks do your characters have? Anyone run their fingers through their hair so many times they should be bald by now? Rub their chin raw? Tuck their hair behind their ears? Shoot glances like bullets? Stick out their tongue? What humorous ticks have you found your character repeating like a bad song on the radio? (ohh don't get me started on cliches! hehe)

Tell me your hero and heroine's ticks! Meanwhile, I'm off to make chiropractor appointments for all my characters...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Crimson Eve - by Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense™. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline “Don’t forget to b r e a t h e…® ” She’s so well known in the industry there’s actually a club for her non-readers. That’s right. The Big Honkin’ Chickens Club (BHCC) members are proud of the fact that they’re too wimpy to read Brandilyn’s intense fiction. Now and then one of them tries. Bribing works pretty well. (Just ask Deb Raney.) Somehow they live to tell the tale.

Brandilyn writes for Zondervan, the Christian division of HarperCollins Publishers, and is currently at work on her 17th book. Her first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows.She’s also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons), and often teaches at writers conferences. Brandilyn blogs at Forensics and Faith.Visit her website to read the first chapters of all her books.

Carla stared at the gun and David Thornby—or whatever his name was. Her mind split in two, one side pleading this was some sick joke, the other screaming it was all too real. “Please. You must have the wrong person. There’s no reason for someone to want me dead. I don’t have any enemies.” “Then you’d best rethink your friends.”

Realtor Carla Radling shows an “English gentleman” a lakeside estate—and finds herself facing a gun. Who has hired this assassin to kill her, and why?Forced on the run, Carla must uncover the scathing secrets of her past. Secrets that could destroy some very powerful people...

Brandilyn Collins fans and reviewers are saying Crimson Eve is her best book yet:

Collins tops herself by creating a suspenseful nonstop thrill ride … Truly the best Christian Fiction suspense title so far this year.”– Library Journal, starred review

Crimson Eve is Collins at her very best. It left me feeling as if I’d climbed Mount Everest without oxygen … I didn’t think Brandilyn could outdo herself after reading Coral Moon. She did.”–

I’ve never edited a more tightly crafted, deftly woven, compellingly written book.” –a Crimson Eve editor, with 20 years experience.

This is your best book! I could not stop reading!” – one of many readers with similar responses.

Read about Violet Dawn and Coral Moon, books one and two in the Kanner Lake series!

Do you know someone who’s never read a Brandilyn Collins novel? Surely no such person exists. However, should you scrounge up such a friend—someone who enjoys suspense—here’s a special offer from Brandilyn. Be among the first 50 people between now and October 21, 2007 to e-mail her assistant at with the person’s name, e-mail address and street address. (Due to exorbitant overseas mailing costs, United States residents only, please).

A signed copy of Crimson Eve will be sent to your friend—free—along with an e-mail from Brandilyn announcing the book is on its way, courtesy of you. (Don’t worry. Brandilyn won’t spam these email addresses. She just wants your friend to know who to thank.)
No worries that this story is third in the Kanner Lake series. Each book stands alone. Brandilyn is convinced your friend will so love Crimson Eve, he/she will surely reciprocate with expensive chocolate.

My personal take on the novel:

WOW! "She's done it again", is all I can think to say! Brandilyn just keeps getting better and better, her stories scarier and scarier! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. The fast pacing and tight writing worked together to create a tale best read with your back firmly against a wall and a blanket drawn up to your chin! A realtor stalked by a hit man hired by an unknown source, a city of friends she can't call for help, and high, oh-so-high stakes...whew. I want to read it again just talking about it!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Robin Miller's Book Signing Party!

This past Saturday, I had the honor of attending our beloved ACFW Prez, Robin Miller's (Carroll) booksigning here in my home city in Louisiana!

First stop was the book signing at Barnes & Noble. Robin had her entire family with her, a fun bunch of supportive, grinning, happy people in matching T-Shirts. Mr. Miller's shirt read: "My wife wrote" and had a pic of the book cover. The kids' shirts read: "My mommy wrote" etc. TOO cute!!

I toted my mother and grandmother along with me - there we were, three generations of excited readers (me in red, Mom in pink, Grandma in cute jacket) and dear ACFW member Cheryl Wyatt! (pink pants)

Here's a shot of the yummy, fun Cajun basket you can win on Robin's blog!!

After the book signing, I went solo to Robin's book launch party at a nearby library. Her family went all out with a themed stage-setting and delicious food.

(Yes, Robin, I remember - 5 brownies. lol) We had a blast, eating, talking...and bonus - several other ACFWr's showed up for the fun! Cheryl Wyatt, Ronie Kendig, and Dineen Miller. Let the inside jokes, Diet Coke and laughter flow! =)

Ronie & Dineen

Robin stole -- I mean borrowed -- Ronie's pen at the launch party. It glowed when you clicked it on to write... Ronie never got it back. =)

Me being silly with the girls

Me, trying not to crush sweet Cheryl! lol

What a FUN day!!! Robin rocks =)
(and so does her book, Bayou Justice!!!)
(PS - we're grinng so big here because right behind the person taking the picture, Ronie decided to do a flying ballet leap off to one side. Hey, it made for authentic smiles!)

Robin sold a bunch of books - check out the update on her blog here!



No one tagged me! But I'm playing anyway! lol Looks like fun!! I saw this post on Georgiana's blog page.

The idea on this one is to tell your friends what you were doing 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

Ten years ago I was 13! Living the life of a teenager, where everything was super dramatic. (wait, it still is!) I was "going with" my first boyfriend, who I actually am still friends with today, and was very, very active in my church youth group. I had an amazing circle of friends and a wonderful family. Again...still do =) Praise God that some things never change!!

Twenty years ago I was 3 years old! Haha. I was probably toddling around, don't remember much. I do remember certain toys I played with, and remember my favorite Carebear nightgown and the big colored hearts on the comforter of my bed. I also remember going to Disney World a few months after my 4th birthday and picking out a stuffed 101 Dalmatians dog--which I still have on the bookcase in my office at home to this day. "Woofy" is a forever friend.

Thirty years ago I wasn't even an idea in my parents head!! Well maybe an IDEA but...this was 7 years before I was born, so maybe they were thinking more about my sister! ha! (yes, I'm 23 for all you math majors scratching your heads!)

I'm tagging....

Keisha Michelle
Robin Miller
Lori Chally

"Never Look Back" by Kathy Herman

The day Ivy Griffith walks out of jail after serving her sentence for withholding evidence in the Joe Hadley murder case, she is ready to put her years of pain and drug abuse behind her. A new job at her parents' Christian camp in Colorado promises stability in this new season, but she is unprepared for her brother's indifference toward her and her son, Montana.

When camp worker Rue Kessler takes an interest in Montana, Ivy hopes the attention will make up for the rejection her son is feeling?and she doesn't mind the attention Rue directs her way either.

Then a rash of crimes turns deadly, and Ivy suspects that Rue isn't all he appears to be. But how can she condemn another when she knows the pain of accusation? The mysteries increase as Ivy struggles to move beyond the secrets of her past. Along the way, she discovers that the hardest person to forgive might be herself.

This fast-paced suspense novel continues the Phantom Hollow series with a rich exploration of the risks and possibilities of starting over.

My take on the novel: Kathy Herman has created a sequel that rivals the first in this exciting, can't-put-it-down Phantom Hollow series!! I didn't think anything could top "Ever Present Danger" but whew - this sure comes close! If you're looking for a good, quality, suspenseful read, be sure to pick up your copy of "Never Look Back" AND "Ever Present Danger" today, and join in the adventure with Ivy and the rest of this cast of lovable, relatable characters as they search for forgiveness, meaning, and healing through life's storms.

About the author:

Award-winning author Kathy Herman has been on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) and at Better Books Christian Center in Texas . She has conducted educational seminars at CBA conventions in the U.S. and Canada , served as a judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards, and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market. She is the author of twelve novels, including the bestsellers Tested by Fire and All Things Hidden. Kathy and her husband, Paul, live in Tyler , Texas .
Purchase your copy here!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A dose of inspiration, a dash of Mr. Darcy...

Last weekend, to the shock and horror of Louisiana people everywhere, my friend Rebekah and I watched a chick flick instead of tuning in to what everyone else in the South was watching...the LSU/Florida game.


Let me explain! We watched Pride & Prejudice. (and it was over in time to catch the amazing 4th quarter!)

Am I forgiven now? =)

We had a girl's night (though really, how much of a girl's night is it when the main agenda of the evening is Mr. Darcy?) and ate pizza and breadsticks and oreos and drooled over her coffee table every time Mr. Darcy came on the screen. (yes, I'm happily married, but come on. Give me a break.)

For me as a writer, there's something so inspiring about watching the relationship between Lizzie and Mr. Darcy develop. Something so pure and innocent and right and whole. How did Jane do it? Well, let me clarify. Part of watching it as a writer is inspiring, the other part is just downright depressing because what are the chances of me ever creating such a relationship, such a classic? (After I left the theater from viewing The Lake House last year, I threatened to quit writing. lol)

Seriously, though, Darcy and Lizzie have once again encouraged me to try harder. Reach further. Dig deeper. Dream bigger. I might not ever create a classic, but I can do my best to portray the emotion and life of reality onto a page, and not just that - but incorporate a spiritual theme that will point my reader to Jesus and give Him the glory. Because that's what its all about.

(Though hearing Mr. Darcy say "You have bewitched me, body and soul" surely doesn't hurt. ::wink::)

So, next time you feel stuck in writers block or trapped beneath a heavy layer of blah, do something to inspire yourself. Read your favorite classic. Listen to a CD that moves you. Watch a movie that makes you cry. Buy a T-shirt that says I <3 Mr. Darcy (yes, they make them. lol) Find that emotion!!! Then translate it onto your pages. What's the recipe for a winner? I'd like to think its a dose of inspiration, a dash of Mr. Darcy, a dollop of patience, a handful of compassion, a sprinkling of humor, and a smidgen of reality-- all topped with the sweet glaze of the truth of Jesus Christ. Bake with lots of prayer and faith...

and it might just serve the masses.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Before & After - A Tale of One Living Room

Would you like to know a surefire way of how to spend quality time at your computer, writing hour after hour, cranking out words and making significant process on your WIP?

Easy. Have your husband paint your living room. =)

Let me explain. We've ben trying to sell our house for months now, and the market is just down in this area and its not great timing, but its the only timing we have. We're moving to some land in the country but we can't finalize things there until our house is sold. No huge hurry, other than we'd like to go ahead and get settled. Well, we just switched realtors to a woman in our church, and she suggested we paint the wood paneling in our living/kitchen area in hopes of encouraging a seller and providing a "cheap" (ha! have you ever bought paint?) modification so we wouldn't have to lower our asking price. Since Hubby is still off work due to his broken ankle (long story there, if you're not aware of it already - regardless, its healed now, he goes back to work next week) said he would handle it, no problem. So he painted. And painted. And painted. (most of painting lies in the prep work, I found out!)

If you didn't know this about me already, I am what you might call a tad bit...OCD? Organized? Ridiculous? lol Just pick one. I can't STAND a mess. Even when my hubby started moving furniture to the center of the room to start this whole ordeal, I was following behind him with the vacuum. I had to try to do SOMETHING to make the mess look better. I'm the girl who randomly straightens the stack of brochures or magazines on bank counters or waiting room tables, and can't sleep at night if I know a picture in the house is hung crooked. (high-maintenance? strange? quirky? again, just pick one!)

So in order to survive the chaos (see picture below) I stayed in my haven - my little home office - and WROTE. In doing so, I could almost forget Hubby was slaving away all evening in the front of the house. He did nothing else since Monday! A full week, and its done, totally by himself with the exception of my father coming by a few evenings over the course of the week to help out. And might I brag that they did a mighty fine job?

Here's a good "before" pic in the middle of the chaos:

Another "before" pic of the kitchen area (with the beautiful roses my hubby sent me last week to congrats on my signing with a literary agent!)

Another "before" shot in the chaos! (gotta love the blue tape on the trim!)

And the finished result: TADA!!!!


And here's me as one tired, worn-out, glad its over Vanna White:

I do enjoy being married to a handyman! Sometimes, I truly believe he can do ANYTHING. Very convenient, but more than that, I stay so proud of him! Not only can he figure anything out, he does it WELL. But maybe most of all, I enjoy being married to a handyman who lets me be high maintenance in my office and avoid the whole mess until its over and time to clean up. =)

So, you want a little computer-time? A little WIP-focus? A few chapters under your belt? Just ask hubby to whip out a paintbrush and a few rollers. (just be prepared to shell out some thank-you-golf-money when its over!)

"The Trophy Wives Club" - Kristin Billerbeck

Haley Cutler is the consummate trophy wife. Perhaps "was" is the more accurate term. Haley married Prince Charming when she was only twenty years old – back in the day when highlights came from an afternoon at the beach, not three hours in the salon. When Jay first turned his eye to Haley, she was putty in his slender, graceful hands. No one ever treated her like she was important, and on the arm of Jay Cutler, she became someone people listened to and admired. Unfortunately, after seven years of marriage, her Prince Charming seems to belong to the Henry the XIII line of royalty. When Haley loses Jay, she not only loses her husband, she loses her identity. With her first independent decision, Haley leaves LA and moves home to Northern California. Feeling freedom just within her grasp, Haley learns that her settlement payments must go through one of Jay's financial advisors, Hamilton Lowe. Haley believes he's nothing more than a spy. And the feelings of distrust are mutual. Yet somehow, Hamilton finds himself handing over the monthly checks in person, and Haley can't deny that there's a kind of tenderness and protectiveness in Hamilton that she's never experienced in a man before. But before Haley can even consider another relationship, she must learn to accept her inherent worth, and what it is to be loved for who she is, not what's on the outside.


Kristin Billerbeck was born in Redwood City, California. She went to San Jose State University and majored in Advertising, then worked at the Fairmont Hotel in PR, a small ad agency as an account exec, and then, she was thrust into the exciting world of shopping mall marketing. She got married, had four kids, and started writing romance novels until she found her passion: Chick Lit. She is a CBA bestselling author and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year. Featured in the New York Times and USA Today, Kristin has appeared on the Today Show for her pioneering role in Christian chick lit. Her last three books were: Split Ends: Sometimes the End is Really the Beginning (April 17, 2007) She's Out of Control (Ashley Stockingdale Series #1) (Nov 13, 2007) Calm, Cool & Adjusted (Spa Girls Series #3) (Oct 1, 2006)

My personal take on the novel:

This is definitely another fun read from Kristin (I'm a big fan of hers!) but with this book, Kristin managed to somehow take a real-life, depressing situation in which sadly, many women can relate, and hash those issues out in a very light-hearted, humorous way. This book shows the utmost respect for the divorced and the way that sometimes, life just isn't what it promised. I enjoyed reading this book and getting a feel for "the other side" of marriage. In a culture where divorces are actually more common than life-long marriages, this book offered a good, fresh perspective for those unable to understand the concept of divorce and those who ::gasp:: tend to judge before finding out the truth and details first. (hey, we've all been there!)

You will not be disappointed by this book, and you just might find yourself recommending it to others going through a similar situation.

Here's the link to purchase "The Trophy Wives Club" - one read you do NOT want to miss!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

"Nobody" by Creston Mapes

"Nobody" is far from nothing! Creston Mapes has created a riveting tale that not only entertains, but opens the eyes of the reader into a world they've probably spent the majority of their life ignoring. I know it made me think twice...

Here's a quick blurb from Creston's website:


When reporter Hudson Ambrose hears an early morning call on his police scanner about an injured person at a bus stop on Las Vegas Boulevard, he rushes to the scene to get the scoop. His world is blown off its axis when he discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars. Should he wait for the police, knowing the case will get lost in reams of red tape, or swipe the bankbook and take the investigation - and perhaps a chunk of the money - into his own hands? With sirens bearing down on the scene, Hudson makes an impulse decision that whisks him on a frantic search for answers, not only about the mysterious man in the black Converse high-tops, but about the lost soul lurking within himself. Uncovering bizarre links between a plane crash, a Las Vegas pit boss, a dirty cop, and a widowed Atlanta business mogul, Hudson is forced to find out, who was Chester Holte, what was he doing on the streets, and why are his homeless friends convinced he was an angel in disguise?
Come on guys - it can't get any more intriguing than that! Trust me, this is one book you'll be talking about for a long time to come.

Creston Mapes is not only a talented author with intriguing, mind-driven plots that make you think and give opportunity for life/heart changes, he's also a husband and a father. He resides in the Atlanta area, and enjoys hockey, reading, painting, family time, meeting friends for coffee, and spending time in God's word.

You'll bless this man by picking up a copy of his book - and you'll be blessed 100 times over after reading it. Trust me! Take a chance, buy "Nobody" today, and let God do something amazing in your life....all you gotta do is click here .