Erin Healy discusses her latest novel, “Motherless.”

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Erin Healy, Favourite Authors, Giveaways, New Releases | 7 comments

Erin Healy’s latest novel, “Motherless”, was released a few weeks ago. Being a keen supporter of Erin and her work I was delighted she was willing to respond to a few questions I posed her. There is also the opportunity for two readers to win a copy of Motherless. More on that at the end of this post. Introducing Motherless The tale of two young adults trying to solve the mystery of their mother’s seventeen-year-old suicide. A whispering voice at the back of my mind reminds me that I’ve been this way for some time. Dead, that is. The...

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“Motherless,” Erin Healy

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Erin Healy, Favourites, Fiction, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

“This is truth: we all tell the stories that we want to believe. We tell them for so long that we forget what we really know. Occasionally we convince others to believe them too.” Motherless is the story of brother and sister, Marina and Dylan, who are coming to terms with the anticipated death of their father (he’s in an induced coma) having lost their mother many years earlier from an apparent suicide. Marina, even though only a few years older than 16-year-old Dylan, has taken on many of the responsibilities of being a mother. She is...

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The Belt of Truth

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Bible Reading, Faith, Spiritual warfare | 2 comments

We’re all familiar with the spiritual armour passage in Ephesians 6 where Paul’s exhorts us to put on the armour and stand against the enemy’s schemes. As you might expect, as an author of speculative fiction, it is a passage I reflect on often, as I create my stories. Putting the armour on is a practice that I observe frequently. Perhaps, not frequently enough, but I have it written on one of the notes attached to the base of my Mac desktop that I stare at for many hours each day: “Put the armour on!” The Armour Let’s have a...

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“The Legend of Sheba,” Tosca Lee

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Favourite Authors, Fiction, My Library, Reviews, Tosca Lee | 0 comments

There is little mention of the Queen of Sheba in the Bible other than that she paid King Solomon a visit having heard of his great wisdom and he worshipped an unseen God. (1 Kings 10:1-13) This novel greatly expands on the little we know and introduces us to an enchanting, complex Queen who is powerful, fiercely independent, intelligent and very beautiful. We meet her as a child and then retrace her period of exile before becoming Queen. She soon asserts her authority by utilising Saba’s natural wealth to build a greater kingdom. Her...

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“Killing Lions,” John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

It was very special to be able to ‘participate’ in a conversation between a son and a father as they chatted about the key matters that impact a man’s heart. Sam, the 25 year old, recently married and wanting some everyday wisdom on how to approach marriage, his vocation, his faith, friendships, and how to cherish his wife provides the context. His dad, John, asks as many questions as he ‘listens’ to Sam and provides his views based on his experience as a 53 year old. Being a trained counsellor and coaching men in...

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