Today's blog will highlight some of the achievements of our members from October to December 2020
The award ceremony was held in October
Adult NonfictionSusan Barnes for 10 Blessings of God
Young Adult FictionJean Saxby for The Craving
Adult FictionMindy Graham for To Dance in the Shadows
New Releases & Cover Reveals
Self-published Symphony of Star Songs: eBook 4th Nov; paperback 11th Nov. through Amazon.
As the brothers separately embark on their quest to rid the world of evil, increasing perils are sent to stop them. Morgran is growing more powerful and is releasing deadlier demons from the Abyss to overrun Galfane.
Will Belle and the brothers find the Citadel in time and escape the poisonous hunter tracking them? Find out as the story escalates and races toward its riveting climax.
Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07ZBTVVX4
Besides having written many short stories, articles, plays and poems, Elizabeth Klein also authored 17 young adult and junior fiction books, as well as 4 educational books.
Reading Stones released the 3rd part of the Homes of Healing series – The Writer’s Retreat by Olwyn Harris, back in August, It’s the story of how Tess, a romance writer, finds the story of Elizabeth and her family and God.
This autobiography by Graham Redman takes a long hard look at life in Australia from the 40s through to today. A man who was raised in the Christian faith, who fell and failed, and yet, God picked him up, time and again, and proved His faithfulness through all of life's ups and downs. Come on a journey with Graham as he shares his failures and his triumphs and throughout it all, the never-ending love of God.
David Malcolm Bennett
To find them will take a miracle.
While working in Europe, nineteen-year-old Maggie never dreamed that her family would be ripped apart and scattered across the sea, with her young brother and sister sent to Canada as part of the Home Children Migrant Scheme. Desperation sends Maggie on a search from England to Canada, with a harrowing shipwreck leaving her stranded on Sable Island. Eventually arriving in Halifax, Maggie is devastated to discover the trail to find her sister and brother has gone cold. An offer of help from industrialist Thaddeus Tharaday seems like an answer to prayer, but is the wealthy Tharaday her benefactor or nemesis? Set in Victorian-era Nova Scotia, Scattered weaves together elements of mystery, adventure, faith, and romance to take readers on a journey of hope and courage that will resonate with their hearts today.
Jeanette Grant-Thomson's true short story, 'That Wonderful Peace', was published in Stories of Life's 2020 anthology, The Swimmer, in November, 2020. It was also chosen to be read aloud ( by Jeanette with a croaky allergy-afflicted voice) for radio and online. It was published by Immortalise.
Jeanette says, 'The story is set in the beautiful Rabaul that used to be before the volcano buried it in ash in about 1994. I 'happened' to be holidaying there when my sister was flown in from another island as a medical emergency. God's peace preceded the news for me, to my amazement.'
Jeanette Grant-Thomson has been writing in various genres all her life and have had many works, long and short, published.
Stories of Life
CALEB Awards 2021
The 2021 CALEB Award will cover books published during 2019 and 2020 in the following categories:
- Picture Books
- Early Reader and Middle Grade*
- Young Adult Fiction
- Adult Fiction
- Biography and Memoir
- Other Nonfiction*
Note that the categories marked *will also allow entries from books published in 2018, to ensure every book has the opportunity to enter once. Entries will be opened in late March 2021