10/23/2010

Recap of today's meeting with Ronie Kendig

Ronie's book table - so creative!

We had a wonderful meeting today with guest speaker Ronie Kendig. She talked about pacing and especially those moments in your novel that you really need to slow down the action so that the emotional impact can be complete.

Some of Ronie's tips were to consider the types of action in your manuscript (normal, slowed, or high action), consider if the action is necessary to the manuscript, and consider the emotional impact of the action to your character.

Ronie signing books for us
We also were blessed to hear Ronie's story of her journey to publication and how she manages her writing time with four kiddos and a husband at home, plus homeschooling and volunteering with ACFW too!

Ronie, thanks so much for a great meeting! Hope you can come back again soon!

You can find more about Ronie on the web at http://www.roniekendig.com/ or http://www.discardedheroes.com/.


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10/21/2010

Review of Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

Digitalis

by Ronie Kendig
Barbour

Review by Lacy Williams

Struggling with debilitating flashbacks, Colton Neeley knows he can't go on with his career in MARSOC - the Marine Special Operations Command/Team. When a buddy offers him a chance for a fresh start in a new elite group - Nightshade - including the time to heal that he needs, Colton accepts.

But the flashbacks don't go away.

Piper Blum is drawn to the quiet but larger-than-life cowboy, but she has her own secrets. Ones that could cause death and destruction if they are revealed. Even so, Piper finds herself falling for the enigmatic soldier... Until the unthinkable happens and her worst fears come true.

Ronie's third book (second in this series) is action-packed, fast-paced, and laced with romance throughout. I would rate this up there with Dee Henderson's O'Malley series, which is one of my favorites in inspirational romantic suspense. Damaged hero whose tough exterior hides a heart of gold (especially shown in his interactions with his young daughter), strong heroine trapped in circumstances she can't help... a team of buddies that won't let each other down. There is a lot to love in this book.

Great dialogue, believable plot that keeps you in the moment every step of the way, surprises that keep it just a little unpredictable, and did I mention the romance?

Loved it the whole way through - highly recommended.



Don't miss the chance to hear Ronie speak this Saturday, October 23. Meeting information can be found in a previous post. Be there!

10/01/2010

Darlene Franklin to be featured this month!

One of our authors, Darlene Franklin, will be featured all month at her local bank (the IBC bank at S. 104th and Pennsylvania Ave) for the month of October.

If you live nearby, stop in and support Darlene!

Darlene's 2010 releases include: