Monday, July 28, 2014

New Release: Marcia Lee Laycock - "The Ambassadors - Volume 4 - Pieces of a Bigger Plan"

The Ambassadors - Volume 4 - Pieces of a Bigger Plan

Age Level: 11 - 18 | Grade Level: 5 - 12

Gage takes Eghan, Adlair and Nara to safety in a cave where Nara is reunited with her old nurse, Dulah. Meanwhile Burke and Khalwyd arrive in the village and are told that Nara has returned but when Khalwyd is told that Eghan is dead, he roams the streets alone, in despair. Gage and Adlair leave the cave and tell Eghan to stay with the women but he disobeys and follows them. When he sees an Alingan soldier beating a child he intervenes and is taken to the whipping post. Khalwyd hears the whip and starts to turn away, but hears a voice calling his name, rushes to the square and rescues Eghan with Gage’s help. They escape and Gage takes Khalwyd back to the cave where they are reunited with Eghan and Adlair. They all begin to tell their separate stories, realizing that God has led them all to this place and time. But Duke Malnar is further enraged and commands his men to search house to house for the rebels and Princess Nara.

The Amazon Kindle link for the story is:

Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.

Marcia is a frequent speaker for women's groups of all sizes and has often taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and The Word Guild (Write! Canada).

In 1996, Marcia and her family served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. While there she wrote for the Non-print Media Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, producing radio and video scripts.
For six years Marcia held the communications portfolio for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada, writing, editing and producing their quarterly newsletter. She is now serving on the executive of Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship ( She currently writes a weekly column, The Spur, which is published in Living Light News, (Edmonton), CrossWalk and The Country Sunrise News (Central Alberta). It also goes out to subscribed readers each week. To subscribe email vinemarc AT telus DOT net or visit her website at

Marcia's devotional book, The Spur of the Moment won an Award of Merit at Write!Canada in 2003, a second devotional, Focused Reflections, is now in print and she was the recipient of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel One Smooth Stone which was released by Castle Quay Books in 2007. The Sequel, A Tumbled Stone, was also short-listed for an Award at Write!Canada. Marcia's work has just been short-listed in three categories in the current Word Awards.

Marcia and her family currently live in Central Alberta, Canada.

Of Herself, Marcia Says -
I was raised on an island in Lake Huron, ran away to Alaska and then the Yukon, had a "road to Mayo" conversion in 1982, leaped by faith into Briercrest Bible College with my husband in 1985 and landed in the "promised land" of central Alberta in 1988.

I've had the privilege of living a few miles south of the Arctic Circle (Dawson City Yukon) and a couple of degrees south of the equator (Papua New Guinea).
I suppose that's why my writing is steeped in the imagery of winter, with the odd palm tree thrown in.

For the past 20+ years I've been a pastor's wife, mother of three girls, caretaker of two dogs, two cats and sundry fish, and oh, yes, a freelance writer. The writing began in the attic of my parent's house where I wrote stories for my dolls. None of them complained, so I kept it up. The Lord has abundantly blessed, challenged, rebuked, healed and restored me through the process of writing and being involved with writers.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

NEW RELEASE! Karen Gass - "Summer in Sweetland - Volume 6 - Not Forgotten"

Tina Harper has lost her husband, and now her job. Desperate to find another one, she is offered what seems like the perfect job and but has to turn it down. A new friend from church, Amanda Casey, takes Tina under her wing, and they pray together for God’s provision. The gates of Heaven open and the blessings pour down as God begins to provide for Tina’s every need; even a need she didn’t realize she had.

Karen Gass is the author and Indie publisher of Morningshine and Morning Glory, the first two books in a 3-book series titled The Spring Street Quilters. She is also the author of Log Cabin Quilts: A Brand New Story by Karen Murphy, published by Martingale and Co. This was the first quilt design book ever printed with a fictional story to go along with each quilt design. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Christian Pen. Karen is currently enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University working towards her BA in Creative Writing with a minor in Graphic Design. At this time Karen is working on the third and final book in The Spring Street Quilters series.

The Amazon Kindle link for “Not Forgotten” is:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Moments With God" by Patti J. Smith

From the Author
The meditations in this book focus on a variety of topics and are based on my own struggles. It is my prayer the devotions will touch your heart and help you in your faith journey. Although called rosary meditations, the book is formatted for use by all.

A Mended Heart - Rosary Meditations on Forgiveness

A Mended Heart focuses on forgiveness of family, friends, attitudes and those lost in a world of perversion and crime and addresses those offenses that we have buried deep within our souls; secrets we have protected for years. This devotional offers a way to open up our hearts and ask for God's mercy on our offenders, which in turn will lighten our life and remove the roadblocks on our journey.

Journey To Sunset - Rosary Meditations for Caregivers

When someone we love becomes dependent due to advanced age, illness or injury, we are faced with a difficult decision ... a nursing home absent familiar surroundings or in-home care by a stranger. After a great deal of soul-searching, a third option is chosen ... we do it ourselves. The responsibility is enormous and the challenges daunting. Our life becomes an emotional roller coaster. Hope will dwindle and faith will falter if we do not turn to OUR care-giver, the Divine Caregiver ... God.

Redeemed - Rosary Meditations for Post-Abortive Women

An unplanned pregnancy can be a joyous occasion but for some women a frightening one. A young girl does not want to face her parents, an unmarried woman is worried about her career, a mother with many other children lives in poverty. Succumbing to fear or pressure from friends and family results in the decision to abort. At first there is a sense of relief; however, a few months, years, or decades later the effects of that decision may surface with disastrous results. The physical effects can be dealt with medically; however, it takes the unfathomable mercy of God to heal the soul.

Embrace The Morning - Rosary Meditations to Calm The Storm

Our lives are in continual flux and with the stresses of life, we succumb to the pressure ... forgetting to set aside time for God. By doing this, we become engulfed in a maelstrom. This devotional presents meditations and prayers that will speak to our daily struggles. We need to remember, God is our safe harbor. Cultivating a deep-rooted relationship with Him is essential if we are to weather the storm.

The last portion of the book is my personal story of redemption:

And God Still Loves Me

We all at times wish we could turn back the hands of time and have a "do-over", and I was desperate for one. I wanted to forget and erase the pain inflicted on my family, friends and myself. Most of all I wanted to die. This book is about a lost soul who shunned God and hurt everyone in her path. It's about a sinner who has fallen short but through God's love, grace and mercy has come around to know God's glory.

The book is available in ebook and paperback. Here is the Amazon Kindle link:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW RELEASE! Sheila Seiler Lagrand "Remembering for Ruth -Volume 5 - Something in The Water"

Tensions rise as Amelia arrives in Mitchell for a visit. Paul and Matthew argue over hurts they have carried since adolescence, while Margot takes offense when Sue points out an unpleasant aspect of Margot’s character. In the heat of anger, Sue reveals her deepest secret. Meanwhile, Ruth lashes out as she struggles to remember who her family members are.
The day’s schedule provides breathing room for everyone: Mrs. Delsey gives Sue and Amelia a detailed tour of First Community Church. The dog trainer returns and Zorro makes an impressive display of his protection training as Matthew and Margot watch. Paul’s pastoral duties fill his day. By dinner time, it seems that everyone has calmed down and is ready to make amends, until Paul makes a terrifying discovery.

Sheila Seiler Lagrand, Ph.D. is a lifelong Californian currently living in the rural foothills of Orange County with her husband, Rich, and two dogs. An anthropologist by training, she is fascinated by people’s relationships to one another and to God. Her latest releases include Kathi Macias’ Twelve Days of Christmas, Volume 8: Yankee Doodle Christmas and the collaborative novelette, The San Francisco Wedding Planner, Volume 1: The Initial Consultation. Her work has appeared recently in two volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul and in Wounded Women of the Bible. You can find her blog, Godspotting with Sheila, at

The Amazon Kindle link for “Something in the Water” is:

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW RELEASE! Best-Selling Western Author James J. Griffin: "Faith and The Law-Volume 2 - Ranger with a Collar"

They are twin brothers.
One's a lawman, a Texas Ranger, the other a Catholic priest.
When the lawman brother is severely wounded by one of the men he is after, his brother takes on his identity to bring the outlaw to justice.
“You want a stall for your horse, cowboy?” he asked.
“Sure do. Good grainin’, too,” Tad answered. “Plenty of hay and water. I’ll rub him down myself.”
“Two bits a night, and don’t worry about your bronc. He’ll get good treatment from me,” the hostler promised. “He’s a fine-lookin’ animal. Kind of reminds me of another pinto that was put up here a short while back. Come to think of it, you resemble that other horse’s rider, too. An awful lot, in fact. You ever been to Medina before?”
“Can’t say as I have,” Tad answered.
“Well, you sure look like that hombre,” the hostler said. He shook his head. “Guess it don’t matter. My name’s Howard… Howard Tharpe. I own this place.”
“Tad. Tad Jankowski.”
“Now I know you’re connected to that other hombre,” Tharpe said. “His name was Jankowski, too. Chaz Jankowski. You’ve gotta be related somehow.”
Tad grinned. “He’s my twin brother.”
“I knew it,” Tharpe said. “

While a native New Englander, James J. Griffin developed an interest in the frontier west, particularly the Texas Rangers, at an early age. He grew to be an avid student and amateur historian of the Rangers, and a collector of Ranger artifacts and memorabilia. His collection is now part of the permanent collections and on display at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.
Jim's quest for authenticity in his writing has taken him to the famous old West towns of Pecos, Deadwood, Cheyenne, Tombstone, and numerous others. While Jim's stories are fiction, he strives to keep them as accurate as possible within the realm of fiction. To that end, his good friend, retired Texas Ranger Sergeant and Lecturer of Forensic Sciences at Baylor University, Jim Huggins, along with good friends Karl Rehn and Penny Riggs of KR Training in Manheim, Texas, help him with the technical and historic aspects of his books.
Jim is a lifelong and devoted horseman. His favorite breed is the American Paint Horse. He bought his first horse while a junior in college.

Jim is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. He divides his time between Keene, New Hampshire and Branford, Connecticut when not traveling out West.

Jim is a member of Western Writers of America and Western Fictioneers.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Patti J. Smith - "Behind The Smile: Overcoming Depression through Scripture and Prayer"

Behind our smiles are tears. We are the victims of depression. We are the ones who are fighting a war within ourselves – a war that consists of many battles on many fronts. Of those won, the losses always seem to eclipse the triumphs.

This book addresses the spiritual side of the battle by utilizing personalized scripture, to bring the reader into God's word with the goal of providing serenity and hope.

We can be victorious … through treatment, scripture and prayer.

The Amazon Kindle link for "Behind The Smile" is:

Patti J. Smith was born in Wimpole Park, England. She lived in England and Morocco as well as several state-side Air Force Bases and considers her father's last assignment, Moses Lake, Washington, her hometown. She audited for the Dept. of Labor and Veteran's Administration Offices of Inspector General, served in the U.S. Army Reserve (Transit Control Unit and Criminal Investigation Division) and recently retired as a background investigator.

Patti lives in Vista, CA with her husband and has three granddaughters. She serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Co-leads Rachel's Hope After-Abortion Healing Retreats and sings in her parish choir.

Her writing includes devotionals, light romance and suspense, and her strong faith is reflected in each genre.

She is a prolific blogger and reader, and proudly admits to being a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan and Fantasy Football fanatic. Her travel adventures include Spain, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Fiji, South Korea and almost all states - including Hawaii and Alaska.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Separation of Church and State" by Joseph Max Lewis

MURDER IN THE HALLS OF THE SUPREME COURT Tim Lewis is an up and coming young journalist, a protégé of powerful news executive Anthony Merkel and guest host of the award winning program, Law for Lunch. When Lewis unwittingly records one of Merkel’s private conversations, he discovers his boss is a secret member of the murderous Society for Human Enlightenment and party to a plot to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Kahn. Kahn’s elimination is planned as a prelude to the kind of slaughter not seen since the holocaust. Lewis is discovered, but saves the recording and runs, pursued by the relentless Alan Williams and several of the Society’s feared operational security teams. The Fellowship of the Essentials mobilizes Team Leader Ted Kehr and such men as they have, but Lewis trusts no one. In the end, Lewis is the only one standing between the Society and genocide. His only hope is to return to the woman he loves, but knows betrayed him years ago. Praise for the writing of Joseph Max Lewis The Diaries of Pontius Pilate "Lewis has written a nail-biting thriller that jumps into action on page 1 and doesn't stop until you reach the back cover. Don't open this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair with good reading light, because you won't want to move." - Thom Lemmons, Christy award winning author of Jabez: A Novel, and Blameless. Just Verdicts – Literary short stories "Amazing! Three stories that are so real, so heart-breaking...reads like ripped from the headlines. Very good . . . The author's background sizzles and if you don't know him, you'll want to acquaint yourself promptly.” - Lisa J. Lickel, editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin, the literary magazine of Wisconsin Writers Association. Joseph Max Lewis served as a member of an Operational Detachment in the U.S. Army's Seventh Special Forces Group, the storied Green Berets. During his service Lewis received antiterrorist training and his detachment was tasked to "Special Projects." Afterward, he served as an instructor at the Special Forces Qualification Course. Lewis attended the Pennsylvania State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, and the University of Pittsburgh, receiving degrees in International Politics and Law while being certified in Middle East Studies. After living and studying abroad, first in the Middle East and then Southeast Asia, Lewis returned home to practice law. He’s a columnist in the New Bethlehem Leader-Vindicator and currently lives, writes, and practices law in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Separation" is available in both ebook and paperback! Here is the Amazon Kindle link:

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW RELEASE! "Colony Zero - Volume 6 - A Matter of Time" by Grace Yee

In the wake of a harsh betrayal, order must be sought as the Earthers run free with the aid of a Zero turncoat. Schneider and the dwindling crew must return to Earth. This must not be allowed to happen. Beneath the lightless stare of the dwarf star, it is a race against time to apprehend the Earth crew before they can send word to the Relocation Ministry about the survivors on Colony Zero. Yet even with time and ally against them, the real danger is the one the colonists can't see. It is the one that would bring devastation to both Paradise and Earth. My name is Grace, lover of books, keeper of secrets, editor, and cookie connoisseur. Being the youngest of four children has given me insight and passion for the people and activities which form the pattern of my day-to-day life. Dancing has given me a physical escape while writing allows me to put that passion into words. Being homeschooled, I've had the opportunity to step into a magical wardrobe before breakfast, go on covert missions in Wal-Mart, and chasse' to the Nutcracker. So allow me to share with you the stories and novels which color my dreams, quotes that ricochet in my mind, and characters that I hope you will love just as much as I do. I'm open to questions and comments, so visit my blog ( or follow me on Twitter @graceyee_123 The Amazon Kindle link for “A Matter of Time” is:

NEW RELEASE! Best-Selling Author Murray Pura - "The Name of The Hawk - The Complete Series"

No one knows anything about him. Not where he's from or who his mother and father are. Not even the beautiful woman at his side, or the community of men and women and monks who have raised him from a child know his real name or what is in his heart and soul. But one fateful day, when he cries out to God and God answers, the darkness sees Hawk for the first time. And it sets out to destroy him before he rises up in the power of God and Christ to fulfill his destiny. Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has over 60 stories published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada. The Amazon Kindle link for “The Name of The Hawk – The Complete Series” is:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Murray Pura's "Remington Colt's Revolutionary War Series - The Declaration of Independence - Volume 1 - Thomas Jefferson"

“We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson turned over in his sleep. That document – they tore what I wrote apart. I must talk to Ben Franklin and John Adams. They have to persuade the Continental Congress to restore my original wording before the delegates sign it. And so the saga begins. The “Declaration of Independence” series brings to life the crafting and signing of the World famous document as told through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Francis Lewis. Best- Selling author Murray Pura also includes recipes for Corn Bread and Colonial Braised Rabbit with “Volume 1 – Thomas Jefferson”. Fast Fact- There is something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence. There is a simple message, written upside-down across the bottom of the signed document: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” No one knows who exactly wrote this or when, but during the Revolutionary War years the parchment was frequently rolled up for transport. It’s thought that the text was added as a label.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Best - Selling Author Murray Pura - A Road Called Love - The Paperback

There was nothing the police could do - the Amish girl was of age, she was leaving the community of her own free will, no laws had been broken. The state troopers could not force her back home even if the boy she was running from Pennsylvania with was a suspected drugs dealer. But there was something the Amish could do - pray, hope, encourage one another with God's Word - and ask two young people who were still in rumspringa to go after the girl and plead with her to return to them. So a journey begins, a journey of great danger and a journey of great distances but also a journey of great love. Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has over 60 stories published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada. Murray Pura’s Amazon Author page link:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Now Available: Roots and Wings at "Loonstone Lake" - Volume 1 - Call of The Loons by Sue Badeau

Louanne and Frank Hubert are two school teachers and almost empty-nesters getting ready to enjoy summer when an unexpected call from their past rocks their world. Will re-opening a long-neglected campground provide opportunities to realize new dreams? Or will mysteries from the campground’s past scuttle their plans before they can begin? A budding romance for the Hubert’s daughter provides help and hope for moving forward. Love children (mom to 22, grand mom to 35, great grandmom to 7!) chocolate, camping, road-trips, writing, reading mysteries and more, standing up and speaking up for those without a voice. I have worked in children's services, policy and advocacy for 35 years. Married to my best friend, I divide my time between my home and kids in Philadelphia and traveling to speak and teach on the topics I am passionate about - healing and hope for children who have experienced trauma, foster care, adoption, permanent families for all kids, and more. My faith is my rock. After the 3rd of our 3 terminally ill children passed away in 2012 we decided the time had come to write our story and so we are proud and excited to share "Are We There Yet? The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting & Raising 22 Kids" with you all!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

News Release from Ruth L. Snyder: Canadian Author hits #1 on’s Hot New Release List

Canadian Author hits #1 on’s Hot New Release List (Glendon, Alberta – July 10, 2014) Ruth L. Snyder, an author from Glendon, Alberta, hit #1 on’s Hot New Release list in the Christian romance category with her second novella, Shadows and Sunshine, which was released on July 2, 2014. The story is the entertaining conclusion to the San Francisco Wedding Planner Series. This series takes readers on many interesting twists and turns, since five authors collaborate on a single plot throughout the six volumes. All the volumes are available from Amazon. Tracy Krauss, Canadian author, artist, and playwright says, “Author Ruth Snyder does a wonderful job of ‘wrapping it up’ in this installment to the series. There were lots of loose ends and they come together naturally and with the right amount of believability. It was romantic without being over the top.” Snyder likes a good clean love story and aims to give her readers an enjoyable read. Snyder says, “There’s a lot of negativity about love and marriage these days. I hope my writing gives people a realistic and positive picture of true love.” In Shadows and Sunshine, Heather and her crew are determined to pull off the wedding of the year for their high profile client. The stakes have never been higher—this single event could make or break the business. The venue is set, decorations are ordered, and the menu is one-of-a kind. Two days before the event, one thing after another goes wrong. Mario knew he should have made back-up plans, but he didn't. Bryan thought his past was behind him, but it reappears at the worst possible moment. Heather is forced to deal with personal issues while responding to the challenges of running a business. Does the wedding planner team have the resources and creativity to bounce back and pull off the perfect event? Ruth L. Snyder has had articles published in Testimony, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and FellowScript magazine. This is her second novella. She is working on a Twitter manual for writers and her first full-length novel, Olga’s Discovery. Ruth is a member of The Word Guild and The Christian PEN. She is currently serving as President of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. For more on Ruth and her writing go to

Thursday, July 10, 2014

William Tasch has just released "Murray Pura's Let Freedom Ring - Volume 3 - Charlie's Freedom"

In 1864, at the height of the Civil war, Charlie is a slave on the Rose-Bell plantation in Nashville, Tennessee. Having dreamed of freedom his whole life, Charlie had heard about the Contraband Camps set up by the Union soldiers and that they no longer returned runaway slaves. Joseph is forced to whip Charlie after an escape attempt and decides that maybe no man should own slaves. With Joseph’s help, Charlie succeeds in escaping and ends up joining the Union army to help all men be free. Joseph ends up joining the Confederate army of Tennessee for fear of having to follow his father’s orders and join the Virginia Military Institute. When the two meet on the battlefield in Peachtree Creek, Georgia, can they help save each other or was the plan doomed from the very start?

New Release: Karen Kosman- "Summer in Sweetland- Volume 5 - Homecoming"

Homecoming, Volume 5 of the Summer in Sweetland series, is about faith, love, hope, tender romance, and trauma. Promises matter, trust matters, but what do you do when someone you love begins to distance themselves from you? You’ve been there when circumstance beyond control interrupt your hopes and dreams. The Goodmans raised Kim to walk in faith. Will that faith carry her through a time of trauma? For Kim Goodman, a young college student ready to graduate, too much is going on in her life. Her fiancé, Mark, has been acting strange. An old boyfriend has reentered her life. She’s exhausted from the last minute push to study for finals and prepare for graduation, and she’s fighting a too-stubborn chest cold. Will she survive the turmoil that shows no sign of lessening? Turning to God in prayer, Kim waits for His guidance—and His answer could change everything.

New Release! Amish Snow: The Brotherhood-Volume 4- Dirt and Secrets

Having the lights turned back on proved to be one of the easiest tasks over the next few weeks. A quick trip to the Florida Power and Light office in the morning had everything sorted. Apparently, they had a small mix up regarding the transfer of ownership. “These things happen,” explained the polite woman behind the Plexiglas window. “Unfortunately, with a lot of these farms, the real estate agents simply give up. They figure the places will never sell and they stop maintaining them. Then we get an order to shut off the power. I really do apologize.” Ezra appreciated her courtesy. He said, “It is no trouble. We are there now. I half-considered not turning the lights back on. You should have heard the uproar from my grandchildren.” Ezra noticed a sideways glance from his wife. Theresa made it known that she did not care for the joke last night, and apparently, she still did not like it this morning. The Journey Continues…. The Amazon Kindle link for “Dirt and Secrets” is: