Award-winning author, Jay Heavner, has written his ninth book, Murder of Cowboy Gene, the fifth in the Florida Murder Mystery series. His protagonist's abilities at crime-solving have caught the eye of various law enforcement officials, including the Governor Steel, who offers Roger Pyles the chance to catch a slick serial bank robber known as Cowboy Gene, who has eluded capture for years. Will he be able to survive and solve his latest challenge? Readers say it’s his best book yet.
All of the author’s books from Canaveral Publications can be purchased at Amazon in eBook or paperback and at select local book stores. Mr. Heavner’s Braddock’s Gold series, centered in the Cumberland, Maryland area, also has four books in it. Autographed copies can be obtained from the author.
Mr. Heavner is recently retired and spends his time between homes in West Virginia and central Florida. He says that as long as he has breath and people keep asking for another book, he’ll keep writing and not disappoint them. His website is www.jayheavner.com. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jay.heavner1
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Bess Whitaker Ferris, my mom, was a woman of remarkable talents who overcame her meager circumstances in a dusty town in Texas. Raised by a grandmother who had great positive influence on her life, she became a true Proverbs 31 woman beloved by her large family, her many friends, and those she reached in numerous volunteer capacities. I want everyone to know her name!
This book includes several of her unpublished manuscripts. revealing the genesis of her "I Can Do It" attitude. This joins my other books: fiction, poetry, devotional guides, children's books, nonfiction, and work in twelve juried anthologies. I won the Reader's Digest LifeRich Memoir Writing Contest with my book, Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma. I also wrote my second NaNoWriMo book in November, a sequel to my Apple Tree Lane books. I am currently proofreading and revising it.
My work is available on my website www.bettyjackson.net and on my author page Betty Whitaker Jackson on Amazon.com. All my books are available in e-book and paperback formats. Thanks to SCWG for encouragement and my wonderful writing partners, Peg Insula and Gail Golden! 12/23
While preparing for her upcoming wedding, Shoshone maiden Pine Cone is kidnapped by a band of Crow warriors in a surprise raid on Chief Washakie’s village. Her two handmaidens are taken as well.
Deer Runner, Pine Cone’s intended is devastated at the news and plans to track the Crow back to their village after he helps restore order to his own burned-out village.
This raid, that he did not order, displeases Chief Plenty Coup of the Crow people. He does not want to destroy the tentative peace he has with Chief Washakie, so he tries to bargain by holding the three girls for ransom.
However, one of the Crow warriors, Wolf Killer, doesn't want to give up his captive and claims the right of the victor to keep Pine Cone for himself.
Who will win in this battle for love and honor and keep two tribes from going to war?
Dante finally finds the job of his dreams: working in Italy and learning the language but when the Coronavirus hits Italy, his world is turned upside down. The only person who gets him through it is Serenella, and all he needs to do is step out onto his uncle's balcony and there she is! On top of dealing with COVID-19, there are other wrenches that are thrown in their midst during this odd year of 2020. How will the year end for Dante and Serenella? Only one way to find out!
Visiting Florence at Christmas? Count yourself lucky—it’s a gorgeous time of year to visit! While Florence is beautiful year-round, holiday decorations and Christmas cheer add a festive touch.
Yes, authentic Florentine recipes can be found in this 2nd book of the "Christmas in..." series
Purple represents the future, imagination and dreams while spiritually calming the emotions, promoting harmony, and contributing to mental balance and stability. Empower yourself with Color. Within this anthology are magic, mystery, creativity, devotion, and a wild hos of imaginings. Meet Abu-dah Aqui, genie of the spring; come home to Christmas; rescue a dog; meet the first female brigadier general and a colorful palette of characters.
Cindy is an author, avid hiker, gardener, musician, artist, winner of the SCWG Don Argo award for Florida literature, Past President of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and a member of its board of directors for six years. Cindy Foley enjoys helping others to develop their writing skills. Also a member of the Florida Writers’ Assoc., she frequently appears as guest speaker at writers’ conferences and for book clubs. Contact: email@example.com www.amazon.com/author/cyfoley www.cindyafoley.com
I don’t do grief well. It’s scary to express my feelings. But I know from first-hand experience that it is devastating to our body, mind, and spirit to avoid them. I stuffed my feelings so deep that they could hardly be recognized for what they were. An opportunity to experience love.
There’s something about unexpected loss. When I was told of my husband’s passing, a bomb went off inside. My ears rang. My body went numb. Life stood still, and the hands on the clock stopped moving. While all around me family and friends cried, I heaped their pain onto my shoulders wishing I could make it all go away. When I could no longer bear the weight of all this grief, I shoved it deeper into myself, slowly poisoned my entire being, and stopped feeling all together.
It wasn’t until I met my counselor and now good friend, Trevor Wry of Inflow Health Systems, that I learned the value of expressing my emotions. He says, “True joy is never contained. It is expressed. Your heart will always lead you to your beauty. True surrendering comes from realizing the internal gifts that are yours to give the world.”
Our natural state is Peace. When I choose to stifle my feelings, I block the pathway to peace.
God said, “Peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” What a beautiful, loving gift.
I can be vulnerable. It’s then that I can understand another’s vulnerability. I can be sad. Only then can I have compassion for someone else’s sadness. When I connect with my emotions, I can connect with others. And, when I connect with others, there is love.
Today I “Celebrate My Grief” and thank God that feeling is everything I imagined and more. It’s my life force.
Audrey has survived the loss of her father and an alcoholic mother, and is planning a future with the man of her dreams, blissfully unaware that Fate has a very different future in mind.
When she receives an antique Russian doll, from a mysterious yet strangely familiar crone, she has no inkling of the devastating effect this incident will have on her life.
Discovering the sinister secret trapped within the Matryoshka will have consequences that sets her on a path of theft, betrayal and murder.
Whom can she trust? Can she escape from a collision course with destiny and finally find peace?
Jessica May Broyles, a brand new member of SCWG, is a writer and the author of the new novel, The Nested Charmer: A Matryoshka’s Hidden Legacy. As a certified high school counselor, she spent most of her career working with teens. As a result, her characters are portrayed with depth, bringing to light social and family issues plaguing today’s society. Jessica has completed several creative writing courses at Eastern Florida State College and has written several short stories. She took seventh place in a Writer’s Digest children’s short story competition. She lives with her husband George, and golden-doodle Charlie, a few miles outside Kennedy Space Center. Like the rockets, Jessica's new book will soar into the heavens! You can purchase The Nested Charmer on Amazon or on her Facebook page
The Magic of Christmas - A Christmas Anthology of the Poetry of Richard A. Marschall is a compelling, insightful and timeless collection of Christmas verses, and pentameter, that addresses the ageless question of whether, or not, Christians still accord the proper significance to the true meaning of Christmas. A blend of wry humor, perception and acumen, the consequence of years of observation and endeavors, the verse merges and balances the virtues of human perception, awareness and frailty into the black kettle of mortal inquiry, self-examination and doubt.
His flowing mix of various poetic styles from the simple rhyme, to the more intricate pentameter and sonnet, lays the foundation for the re-examination of our Christian faith, and asks the hard questions we are wont to shuffle aside in today's fast-paced materialistic, secular world. Streaming through it all is the recurring thought and emotional construct that there is something more, a Higher Power, if you will, that transcends the boundaries of Earth and time.
Traveling Boomers Second Stop: Israel
In the words of our beloved President John F. Kennedy - "Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom."
No, Israel is not only the Holy Land, it has a variety of places to see. Things to do and food to eat. Put Israel on your bucket list. It won't disappoint!
And don’t forget to visit thetravelingboomers.com and drop the Boomers a line.
Dan and Joanne Fisher are The Traveling Boomers! We started our traveling very early in our relationship, since Joanne was in Toronto Canada and Dan was in east Central Florida. We spent our early years traveling between Orlando and Toronto. Finally, in 2005 we were wed in Daytona Beach, and Joanne was able to move to Florida. We have made a commitment to travel together, as much as possible. We have gotten travel down to a science, and our commitment is to bring our fans the latest in travel news and views.
After the tragic death of his wife during a robbery at his Chicago condo, mystery author Eric Ballard accepts an invitation from his brother-in-law to spend time in the small town of Red Cedar Cove. Eric is hoping the new atmosphere away from memories of Claire will be the incentive he needs to write again. When a young boy’s dog digs up a human bone on an island just off the shore of Lake Michigan, whispers of what happened to two girls who disappeared twenty years before begin to circulate. On the other side of town, Cheryl Foster seeks answers about her past. When the results of her DNA kit point to the most prominent family in Red Cedar Cove, Cheryl isn’t prepared for the reaction she receives when she starts asking questions. Eric is soon in the middle of two real-life murder mysteries, mysteries that make his books seem tame by comparison. Will he be able to unravel all of the clues before more lives are lost?
James R. Nelson was raised in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula. The solitude of living in the woods helped him develop a love of reading and an interest in authors and writing. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Education. He is a board member of the Brevard Author's Society and of the Space Coast Writer's Guild, a member of two writing groups, and teaches a class - How To Write Your First Novel.