Thursday, October 8, 2015

Could you invent cereal flakes like Will Kellogg did?

* An excerpt from Imagine the Future You
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By Ada Brownell
When you listen to a famous person, think about how the celebrity achieved fame. Never forget success is always wrapped in what people do every day.

For instance, consider the Jonas Brothers. Nicholas Jonas started memorizing lines and acting at age seven. He wrote “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)” with his father. His brothers joined him in music and performance. Before they toured and sold millions of albums as teenagers and young adults, they spent hours and hours developing their talents. Then they studied, practiced, and rehearsed some more.

They had goals in mind, believed God was with them, and developed their talents through trial and error, lessons, practice, study, work, practice, and more practice. They are examples of Christians who achieved fame and fortune.

In contrast to the Jonas Brothers, we have famous singers who have filthy mouths and live unholy lives. I’ve never been into the music of these people, but one day channel surfing I ran across Madonna and decided to listen a moment to see what on earth made her famous.
She’s a great singer.

Likewise there’s a huge reason Michael Jackson became a superstar. He came into this world talented, but he literally lived to sing and dance—and he practiced even the night before he died.


Since God deserves our best, it is a great catastrophe when talented youth committed to the Lord don’t bother to develop their gifts and use them to win souls and bless people! We have terrific singers on worship teams, groups that travel and present concerts in churches and auditoriums, soloists, and also recording artists who bless, challenge, and encourage. Could that be you?


Music isn’t the only gift God can use greatly. The Lord uses special people to preach the Gospel. But those who work behind the scenes, such as sound engineers, are just as important. People gifted at math and numbers are needed to work in churches as they grow, build, and work to win souls. God can use math experts in missions to help organizations, charities, and other ministries to balance their budgets.

Even the president of the United States needs people who can project ideas on how to eliminate the debt, cover important expenditures, and slash unnecessary spending. States, counties, and cities need people like that, and if they find someone with good ideas and God-given ability to help politicians live within their means, it definitely will be a ministry to the taxpayer.
Businesses, individuals, and families need auditors, office workers, financial planners, and those with expertise in risk management. People need hairstylists, and help caring for their skin and nails.

Health care organizations use people with compassion willing to learn the latest successful treatments, cures, and surgeries. We need someone to develop more effective medications and devices. But we also have a place for people willing to minister to everyday needs of people.
We look for righteous workers in politics, defense, energy development, building, auto repair, law enforcement, television and newspapers, and film production. Our nation needs firemen, godly fashion designers, sales personnel, steel and other industrial workers, secretaries, web and software designers, bankers, attorneys, real estate brokers, inspectors and appraisers, counselors, teachers and principals, painters, poets, photographers, large equipment operators, welders, farmers, and insurance agents.

We need regular people to invent things that meet needs and enhance life, comfort, and health. The list is unending of the things God can do with your talents.


Thousands of careers from which to choose revolve around your life. Watch people. Look at everything around you. Your spoon. Your cereal bowl. The cereal. The milk.

Will Kellogg, the younger brother of Dr. John Kellogg, in the nineteenth century left a pot of boiled wheat to stand, and the wheat softened. The brothers didn’t want to waste food, so they rolled the wheat and let it dry, hoping they could make it edible.

 Kellogg belonged to a Seventh-day Adventist group that operated a sanitarium and helped people through good nutrition to recover from diseases.

When the rolled wheat dried, each grain became a large, tasty flake. The brothers kept experimenting with other grains and discovered corn flakes.

Someone figured out how to make Os from grain and to pop corn and puff wheat. Other people forged spoons from a mineral in a rock. The bowl you ate out of this morning came from products someone worked to make. Someone with willing hands milked the cow, probably with a machine somebody invented, so you could have milk on your cereal.

A person made the bicycle you ride and the car you drive or hope to drive, and another person advertised it and sold it.

When you stand at a window, look at the pane. Someone made it and cut the glass that size. Another person probably put it in the frame, and a different one installed it in the house.


Look at everything, including your dinner and the clean clothes in your closet and drawers.
As we mature, we need to know so much! It’s a matter of survival to know how to cook, help with housework, and do laundry, no matter what your career. If you want a successful marriage, you need to be a willing worker, and now is the time to practice picking up after yourself and helping around the house.

You might even need to know how to grow your own food.

As you imagine yourself in the future, ask God to help and direct your life. Then you decide what talents to develop and get to work. God often calls people to careers and ministries that are totally unexpected but still require commitment and training.

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Monday, October 5, 2015


By Ada Brownell

Weird how characters sometimes almost take over a story and write it themselves.

I’m working on the sequel to The Lady Fugitive, and when I wrote the first book I felt as if I were the reader instead of the writer. Things kept happening and I hated to stop working because I wanted to see what happened next.

I’m having a similar experience with the sequel. The working title is "The Peachville Rancher.". Several of these characters appeared in the first book, too. Jennifer Louise Parks’ brother, John Lincoln Parks is the Peachville rancher. He’s trying to rebuild his parents’ peach and horse ranch in Peachville, Colo., after a wicked uncle nearly ruined it.

But John’s also looking for a wife, and the elegant and beautiful Valerie MacDougal who served as Jenny’s maid of honor nearly a year ago, appears to fill the bill. But since her first husband’s death, she’s spending her mourning with her parents and little son in Boston.

Yet, Valerie visits Peachville, and when she leaves, she promises to write. John gives her a goodbye kiss at the train station she’s sure to remember. But trouble and distractions appear out of nowhere.

A gorgeous redhead, Roberta Bellea Peabody, appeared in John’s  barn loft in the process of birthing a baby. Then the mother of the wealthy young man who raped the young woman shows up and wants the foundling—her grandson. The baby’s father also tries to get the newborn because he fears his mother might cut off his gambling money.

When the pasture fence is broken down and John’s new stallion escapes along with about a dozen other horses, the babe’s father, Wellington Davenport, is the first suspect on John’s list.

Further complicating John’s life is Edwina Jorgenson. Jenny believes Edwina has been in love with John since they were in grade school together. But Ed is running her father’s ranch since a rough ride on a wild bronco put him in a wheelchair. Edwina, even in 1909, not only wears pants most of the time, she seldom styles her hair except for the one long braid, and wears a gun on her hip. Add her temper and a nosey personality. Not a picture of what John envisions as wife potential. He knows her well, enjoys her company, but surprises her once in awhile doing things for her, such as washing dishes when she’s had a bad day.

That’s what helped John decide Edwina’s house would be the perfect place for Roberta Bellea Peabody. Bellea could earn some money, help take care of Edwina’s pa, and do the cooking and cleaning while caring for the little tot in the cradle.

Also in the book is Stu, the 12-year-old son of Jenny and William. He’s spending the summer while his adoptive parents go to Iowa with intentions of taking over a farm there. Shortly after he arrived on John’s ranch, the orphan Jenny and William found on the streets of Yucca Blossom caused a runaway with the team harnessed to a wagon. John attempted to show Stu how to drive a team of horses, but then had to take over the reins.

 Not long afterward, John finds the dead body in the barn.
Here’s an excerpt:
The horses already galloped too fast for Stu to control them. A dust cloud made it a little difficult to see the road. A bump hit one of the wheels.
“Wow! You got that jack rabbit!” Giggles filled the air.
“Whoa! Whoa!” John pulled the reins to his chest.
“It felt like the wagon took that curve with two wheels!” More giggles.
“Whoa! Whoa!”
“I don’t think the horses hear you!” The giggles turned into deeper laughter, but Stu clung to John like a sand burr.
“I forgot about that mare having a colt in the barn,” John mumbled.
“Whoa there Nellie!”
A man and a woman in a buggy approached ahead. John urged the team over to the right long enough for the couple to pass on the left. Fear enlarged their eyes.
“Oooohhhh! That was close!” Stu had sobered some.
Stu was going to get another lesson on how to drive a team—soon.
In The Lady Fugitive, you’ll see lots more of Stuart’s antics, animals that bring smiles, interesting and fascinating characters, suspense galore, and a romance that has a difficult time blooming. But when it does—wow!
Book summary for The Lady Fugitive

The Lady Fugitive
By Ada Brownell
How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?
Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin, and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her or he won’t inherit her parents’ ranch.
Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household goods and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, he discovers his father’s brutal murder.
Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in?
2015 Laurel Award runner-up.
#Review The Lady Fugitive. You’ll laugh, bite your nails, wish you had a gun to help

Friday, October 2, 2015


That still... small... voice!

I have always been a storyteller in one capacity or another, but my writing journey did not begin for God. When I started writing, I didn't even know a market existed for Christian Speculative fiction - so I wrote for the secular market. My books were clean but there was very little of God in them.
I struggled along for over two years - hitting smooth stretches at times, but always coming back to the struggle. And then I started shopping for an agent... and well, you can imagine how that went. 

At the time, I was bothered that no one... absolutely no one... wanted my story. Now, I look back and Thank GOD that was the case. Would my book have been the next big hit? It's possible. But would I be able to live with myself now? Probably not.

Almost a year ago, I was struggling through another story. I was writing for God this time, but I never really felt like that story was what I was supposed to be writing – so it's no surprise every word fought me.

One morning, I was so frustrated, I was ready to throw in the towel and do something else... anything else... when God gave me an answer I never expected. I never heard an audible voice but the message was VERY clear.

I had asked God what He wanted me to write, and a story exploded in my mind; a story I would never have written on my own – a story about an assassin.

Well... once I started, I couldn't stop! The more I wrote, the more I wanted to write. Before I knew it, I had five parts of a story - rough drafts, but still... solid parts of a series, and there was so much information leftover in my mind – about the characters, about their back-stories, about the world in which they live. I have since used that information for marketing - posting character bios on my website, sharing tidbits with my launch team, even writing an extra BONUS scene that I released in the middle of August.

All because I listened to that still... small... voice!
It is amazing how much God can fill us with. . . when we let Him.

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

The above is my life's verse – it's the verse God has given to me, to spur me on when I'm exhausted, to inspire me when I feel empty, to encourage me when I feel hopeless. It's my message, my motto, my hope – that I can do something to help spread the word of God.
Even through a story about an assassin...

Have you listened to that still, small, voice lately? What has God been trying to tell you? Are you following the path He has set out for you? You should...

About the book:
Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . . 

Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.

Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . .

But due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.

And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him…

About the Author:

JC Morrows – writer of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader – is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word.

She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother – also known as her biggest fan.

JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn’t stop.

She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!

The photos are attached.

God Bless!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015



For the past five years, our town has hosted a farmer’s market from May through October. The local Amish community comes out and they run a thriving business. There is an Amish lady who sells baked goods. I also heard she opened a bakery in Salem, Arkansas, but I haven’t been there. And another Amish man who comes with a trailer load of produce. Jams. Jelly. Honey. Apple butter. He owns a greenhouse and a large farm outside of Salem, where you can buy just about any kind of fruit or vegetable one can imagine. He doesn’t have a peach or apple orchard, but he does go to an Amish community in Missouri for peaches and to an Amish community in Illinois for apples.

I’ve gone every summer for the past five years, buying fresh vegetables and fruits from him, whatever I didn’t grow in my garden, or if my garden produced poorly. Like this year, the only thing I planted that did well was tomatoes. So I supplemented our diet with his peppers, egg plant, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, corn, pumpkins, onions, lettuce, cabbage… Unfortunately, he doesn’t grow carrots, celery, or rhubarb.

While there, I got the idea of writing about an Amish couple that sold things at a farmer’s market. I built the story from there. What if the heroine, Greta, had to work to support her family because her dad is disabled? What if the hero, Josh, had loved her forever, but thought he’d lost her for good? What would he do to win her love? I went into the story with the idea that God is a relentless lover. He’s willing to pursue those He loves to bring them (back) to Him.

God took the story from there in directions I never imagined. I am a “seat of the pants” writer, in that I don’t plot. I start with a basic idea and with a lot of prayer, go from there. Still, I was surprised when The Birdhouse took a twist I didn’t even expect. I found Josh on his knees praying for Greta, doing everything he could to ensure her safety and more. The Birdhouse is not a suspense, but there is some suspense in it!

The Birdhouse is symbolic and real in the story. Josh does sell homemade birdhouses in addition to his family’s produce, but there is a special birdhouse that he made and would never sell. Why? What happens to it? And what does it symbolize?  Read the story to find out.

The Birdhouse is the third book in the Amish of Jamesport series, but it does stand completely alone. The first two books are The Snow Globe and The Postcard, just in case you want to read the books in order. They do have some continuing characters (Josh was a secondary character in both The Snow Globe and The Postcard) but the stories stand alone.

Do you go to farmer’s markets? What do you usually buy there?


Twenty–year–old Greta Miller's daed has been injured in a farming accident during the summer. The supportive Amish community tries to help out, but Greta and her sister must work outside the home to make ends meet, and so Greta rents a booth at the farmers' market. Because Greta is still in her rumspringa and free to explore the world, her family selects her to sell her homemade jams, jellies, and preserves to Englischers. Josh Yoder wants to court Greta, but years ago, he made the mistake of rejecting her during a seemingly innocent game; which resulted in him leaving the Amish. Three years later, he's back, but Greta wants nothing to do with him. Josh struggles to fit in and rebuild relationships he destroyed. Knowing Greta's family needs help, he steps in, hoping to win her back. When Greta admires one of his birdhouses, he gives it to her, hoping that it will open the door to more. But as their friendship begins to grow, a series of unfortunate events pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves. Will Greta get beyond her family's distrust and return home? Will she prove her innocence? Or will she remain outside her Amish community?


Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard,  and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

She has indie published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.

Connect with Laura:
twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A World War II Nazi experiment that never ended

Ada Brownell's Interview with novelist Rick Barry. But first, the summary of his new book.

Premise of The Methuselah Project:

In World War II, Nazi scientists started many experiments. One never ended.

Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed--until the day he’s shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy.

When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success—but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn’t aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn’t Captain America—just a lousy existence made passable only by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger’s sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there’s no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It’s 2015—and the world has become an unrecognizable place.

Katherine Mueller—crack shot, genius, and real Southern Belle—offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he’s trying to flee?

Thrown right into pulse-pounding action from the first page, readers will find themselves transported back in time to a believable, full-colored past, and then catapulted into the present once more. The historical back-and-forth adds a constantly moving element of suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

 How do you create your characters?
It’s safe to say I generally create characters based on need. For instance, for The Methuselah Project I began with all the general details needed for my hero, Roger Greene. (The last name is symbolic. Green is the color of life, and Roger lives a very long time in the story.) The protagonist had to be a fighter pilot in Europe in WWII. From there, I had to pick an exact year (1943), and research told me which kinds of American fighter planes were involved in the air war at that time. I assigned him to an actual unit with a specific airplane. Lastly I fleshed out the actual man with character traits, hair color and eye color. (Incidentally, I had to change his eye color at the last minute. The model used for Roger on the cover has blue eyes, but the manuscript said brown. I adjusted to match the cover art!)

What part of a character’s personality is most important? Second? Third?
As a Christian, I’d say a character’s relationship (or lack of one) with God is most important. That will color the person’s whole perspective and guide actions. Next, I want to know whether this person is likeable. If so, the author can’t just say this is a likeable character. You have to show the person acting in an admirable way, or perhaps showing how well other characters respond to him. Past that, I would say that each person’s motivation is crucial. All characters want something and won’t be happy unless they get it. A couch potato with no goal or ambitions would make a boring character.

Tell us about your new book, The Methuselah Project, released today, and let us meet a character or two.
The story is a blend of suspense and romance, with a light touch of the speculative. When ace fighter pilot Roger Greene gets shot down, the Germans don’t take him to a POW camp. They turn Roger into an unwilling guinea pig in a secret experiment intended to outlast the war. Katherine Mueller is the attractive woman who befriends Roger and helps him. Both of them were raised as orphans, but for very different reasons.

Who is your favorite created character?
That is definitely Captain Roger Greene. Roger is handsome, but oblivious to that fact. He is skilled at flying aircraft, yet his self-confidence is undermined my underlying questions about why he grew up in an orphanage without parents. Was he unwanted? Illegitimate? His sense of humor is part of his resilience.

What  is the most aggravating personality trait? Why do you allow your character to possess it?
In my story, occasionally Roger gets impatient with Katherine, the woman who helps him but doesn’t totally buy his story. At one point he practically growls at her in frustration. I allow that because (a) nobody floats through life without ever experiencing impatience or anger, so this is realistic, and (b) after being held prisoner for many years, a man is going to have some pent-up issues, not matter how swell a guy he is.
Is Gunners Run a best seller? How many books do you have?
Gunner’s Run was my second book, another WWII story. I’m sure it doesn’t qualify as a best seller. However, since 2007 it has remained in print and continues to sell each year. One school administrator told me that her school makes it required reading as part of their curriculum. Now if only all schools would do that!
In all, I have three published novels.

Are you a full-time writer? Tell us about it if you have a job.
Rick Barry
No, I write only in my spare minutes—when I can find them. Since 2004 my full-time position has been as one of the directors of a Christian mission to Russian-speaking lands. I speak Russian, and every summer it is my privilege to travel to Russian or Ukraine or Belarus to participate in Christian camps                                                              for children or teens.

You have wide experiences in doing the challenging. Tell us a little about it.
I confess to enjoying new experiences. I have jumped out of perfectly good airplanes (by myself, none of that tandem jumping for me!), I have climbed a 14,000-foot mountain in Colorado, and traveled in Europe, South America, and Central Asia. (I long to visit Mongolia.) Earlier this year, I was offered a chance to be an extra in the upcoming Captain America 3 movie, which was extremely interesting to me as a writer.

Anything you would like to add?
I invite your readers to visit my website, There they can learn more about my books, which are geared not just to entertain, but to inspire! I’m also developing a page called Fun Freebies they’ll want to check out.

Thanks for inviting me to your blog, Ada! It’s been a pleasure to be here.

Rick’s Bio:

Rick Barry and his wife Pam have been involved in ministries to Russian-speaking lands since 1987. Rick speaks Russian, and every summer he works in Christian children’s camps in Eastern Europe.
Rick is the author of three novels: The Methuselah Project, Gunner’s Run, and Kiriath’s Quest, plus over 200 articles and short fiction pieces. Rick and Pam live near Indianapolis.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Taking a Chance by Author Sandra Merville Hart

Taking a Chance

 by Sandra Merville Hart

Jesus looked at him and loved him.  Mark 10:21a

The barefoot teenager, Bill, caught the bus to the hospital where his brother-in-law lay recovering from an illness. His sister, Sophie, sent him over to check on her husband while she remained at home with her young children.

Bill paused at the door to Wayne's room and brushed back the hair from his eyes. He had acquired an unearned reputation for being a tough character due to the company he kept. He often felt the undeserved censure of others when he walked into a room, an attitude that was actually pushing him to become what they already presumed him to be.

He didn't want to find that all-too-familiar condemnation in Wayne’s eyes because he respected his brother-in-law's opinion.

Wayne's firm handshake assured Bill of his welcome. He leaned against the window sill to feel the sun on his shoulders and enjoyed the visit.

Wayne withdrew his wallet from a bedside table when it was time for Bill to leave. He extracted a worn bill. “Take this to Sophie for me. She’ll need this soon.”

Bill’s eyes opened wide. Twenty dollars was almost a fortune to him.

His head reeled as he left the hospital. He could buy a pair of shoes with some money left over. Then he thought of Wayne, who trusted him to take the bill to Sophie.

No one had believed in him for a long time.

Stuffing the cash into his pocket, he walked to his sister’s home. She accepted the money gratefully.

Someone took a chance on him.

Something happened to my dad that day. He changed. As he grew older, he helped others who lost their way. He listened to their troubles. He tossed them a lifeline if they were ready to grab hold of it.

God loves us like this. He sees in us what others so easily miss. He trusts us to do His will and picks us up when we falter. He sees our potential and invites us to grow.

He took a chance on us. He sent His Son to the cross.


Sandra Merville Hart loves to discover unusual facts in her historical research to use in her stories. She and her husband travel to many of the sites in her books to explore the history. She serves as Assistant Editor for where she contributes articles about history and holidays. She has written for several publications and websites. She is inspired by the everyday heroes living all around us. Her inspirational Civil War novella, A Stranger on My Land, released in 2014. 

A Stranger on My Land by Sandra Merville Hart

Book summary:

Carrie and her little brother, Jay, find Adam, a wounded Union soldier, on their land after a battle near their Lookout Mountain home. Carrie takes Adam to the cave where her family has been hiding from the soldiers. Before long, she falls in love with him, but she can't save his life. He requires a surgeon. Carrie weighs the danger of revealing her family's hideaway with saving Adam's life. 


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Monday, September 21, 2015

Don't Love Equally, Love Radically

by Nike N. Chillemi

It takes courage for a Christian to commit to not loving equally, especially within categories. We're supposed to love all of our siblings equally, aren't we? Certain, all of our children. If someone were to propose not loving equally, we think, 'that's not fair'. We're supposed to be non-discriminatory in our love of others.

I think we're supposed to love like God and I don't think God loves equally. I think He loves us individually. He has a plan and a purpose, a calling for each of us. Jeremiah 29:11 [NASB]~ For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

If God loved equally, we could measure His love and God's love is not measurable. He loves individually, uniquely, and radically and that's how we are to love.

In the Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels/Dawson Hughes series, Ronnie, a gal private investigator from Brooklyn, has trust issues and is afraid to love. Her father abandoned the family as a child, and she believed her mother tried to keep up appearances instead of being supportive to her daughter. It takes time but Ronnie comes to realize it's not easy to be the only parent in the house acting like an adult.

Nike Chillemi ~ Crime Fictionista


Blurb: Harmful Intent

Betrayal runs in private investigator Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels' family. So, why is she surprised when her husband of one year cheats on her? The real shock is his murder, with the local lawman pegging her as the prime suspect.

Ronnie Ingels is a Brooklyn bred private investigator who travels to west Texas, where her cheating husband is murdered. As she hunts the killer to clear her name, she becomes the hunted.

Deputy Sergeant Dawson Hughes, a former Army Ranger, is a man folks want on their side. Only he's not so sure at first, he's on the meddling New York PI's side. As the evidence points away from her, he realizes the more she butts in, the more danger she attracts to herself.