Saturday, July 23, 2016

How to Become You favorite Author's #1 Fan

This was posted by a sister-friend, Toni Shiloh at her Blog Site . I always enjoy her posts. You should check her site out. In the meantime, enjoy this!

Friday, May 6, 2016

History Repeats in New Story

Have you noticed how history repeats itself? In the your families?

It sure has in mine, and it does in the Texas Romance series. And whatever situation is being repeated can come from something good or bad. Good from the examples children grow up with. They've been trained--through watching their parents--to respond to a situation with God and His Word as the determining factor.

Or, as Scripture speaks of how sins of the fathers are visited to the children up to the fourth generations, they respond to the temptation in the same way their ancestors responded, repeating the same mistakes, the same bad choices.

In At Liberty to Love, book seven in the family saga Texas Romance series, the heroine finds herself in exactly the same situation as her mother and responds in much the same way, denying herself and her heart because of what the Good Book says.

I recently had a wonderful Party on Facebook, hosted by Celebrate.Lit, to reveal this cover of At Liberty to Love which debuts May 27th, a little over four weeks away! If you missed it, feast your eyes then go to Amazon where it's available to Pre-Order NOW! :)    

You could say it's a mature Christian romance as the heroine is in her forties. She finds herself alone after the Civil War and puredee stubbornness claims the life of her husband, but widowhood isn't completely new to her. The lady grew up with one--her mother, and she watched and saw how best to act through the example her mama lived, surely never dreaming she'd find herself there.

One difference is their age. The former only nineteen when she lost her husband, and the latter forty-one. The mother believes she'll marry again, and the daughter,  just can't see that happening. Another big difference is that the first is pregnant when her husband passes and finds herself the sole caregiver of her orphaned nephew. This widow in At Liberty to Love is barren and alone, so she makes a decision to find and adopt a child to share her life.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Saga Continues

This is an addition to the Texas Romance family saga series that I've been so excited to finish and get out to my readers. So many told me how they'd fallen in love with four-year-old Charley in HEARTS STOLEN, book two set in 1844. In JUST KIN, the year is 1861, Charley is twenty-one and leaving for war in the first chapter.

Lacey Rose, born in that same story (HEARTS STOLEN), cannot stand for him to go without knowing of her love. A sweet kiss, her mother's embarassment, the family's reaction, and a letter Charley sends work together to drive her to run away.

Just as runaways today get themselves into all sorts of bad places, the same proved true through the 1860s. After the lady of the house receives a cryptic message, a deathbed order relieves Charley from duty long enough to find for her.

God gave me a new song to go along with this book (He started it for Abraham and Sarah's Biblical fiction Children of Eber, and it works, too, as a love song to Him from me :) "I Couldn't Love You More"
♫♪*`•. I couldn't love You more •*♪¨*I breathe You in and out •♪♫*`•. You came into my life ♪♫•*¨♪ and taught me what love's about. ♪♫.•*♪ I couldn't love You more!*•.¸ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ¸♫♪*`•. Your heartbeat is my song!!•.¸.• ✿I've loved You since forever (̆̃̃ڿڰۣ♫♪* every day and all day long.`º°¨•.¸For so long I was alone •*♪♫•!♪ never knowing love's sweet bliss ♫¸•*♪ then You came and rescued me ♫♪*`sealed me with Your holy kiss!•♪♫*`•. My thoughts are now of You •*♪¨*♥ •♪♫ every moment of my life ♪♫¸¸.•*♪ I will always love You true *•.¸ as Your bride and as Your wife. ♫♪*`!♪♫•*♥*•.¸ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫♪ 

Enjoy this excerpt:
    May wanted to slap that man or worse. Hadn’t he got word about the girl running off? Everybody else in the valley had! “Any ideas?”
    “How about we write that husband of yours and tell him to send us Levi Baylor and Wallace Rusk? They’ll have our little runaway tracked and back safe in no time.”
    She snorted at her brother’s lame attempt at a joke. If anyone was coming home it would be Henry.     He should’ve never gone in the first place. He’d served his time fighting for Texas, and the Rangers could take plenty good care of themselves.
    If he hadn’t insisted on going, he could’ve kept Houston and Bart home, too.
    “Any real ideas?”
    “I upped the reward.”
    She nodded. Not that they’d paid any out, but if the war wasn’t over soon, she might have to start digging up the gold her dearest had hid all over the ranch. “Anything else?”
    “Not really. If she don’t want to be found…then…” He shrugged again.
    Before she could say more, her baby burst into the room. “Supper’s ready, and Aunt Jewel needs you to come help her, Uncle Chester.”
    “Oh, she does? Since I’m so busy in here talking with your mother, how about you handle my part? You’re getting so big and all.”
    Charlotte grinned. “I’m not that big, and you’re only saying that to try and trick me.” She looked at her mother. “He keeps forgetting how smart I am.”
    “Yes, he does, little darling of mine.”
    “Hey little miss, how about helping an old uncle up, then I’ll assist your mama up, so we can wobble into the kitchen together.”
    Grasping both his hands, she leaned all the way back, and he made a show of struggling to his feet in a cloud of giggles. “Why you’re so old, Uncle, you might just die before you get all the way in there to the table. But it’ll be alright.”
    He put his hands on his hips. “Alright! Alright? What would make you say such a thing, young lady? Wouldn’t you miss me?”
    “Oh, for certain, I truly would, but if you was dead, then I could get your helping of the blackberry cobbler! Don’t you see?” Charlotte giggled more and turned. “You see, don’t you, Mama? You’d let me have it, too. Wouldn’t you?”
    Scooping his niece into his arms, he lifted her high over his head, tickling her ribs. “That’s a terrible thing to say, little girl. You want my cobbler, huh?” May loved the way Chester teased with her precious daughter.
    May smiled.
    She took so much pleasure in her baby girl but worried for her, too.
    Lord knew of late, concern veiled any true joy in the Buckmeyer home."

I'm always so excited to get the real BOOK in my hands! That just never gets old!

The early reviews are in now. Here's what others are saying about JUST KIN:
"I have followed this historical romance series from the beginning and they just keep getting better.  Lacey Rose loves Charley and is devastated when he leaves to fight for Texas with the Confederate army.  Charley doesn't realize Lacey Rose is in love with him but is both surprised and pleased with the goodbye kiss she gives him.  After Charley sends a hurtful letter trying to discourage her from waiting for him, Lacey Rose runs away and ends up in all kinds of trouble.  Charley also stirs up some trouble of his own when he begins looking for her.  Don't miss out on this book.  I loved it!"  --Louise Koiner, Texas beta reader

"Caryl McAdoo has done it again!  This Christian historical romance, "Just Kin", is a page turner that I couldn't put down until I finished. Its message, "Love covers a multitude of sin", is so very true!  A stolen kiss, torn apart by war, rejection, and a letter with news she never wanted shreds Lacey Rose's heart causing her to run away.  Charley figures out something isn’t right, but he is duty-bound to the Confederacy until a deathbed order sets in motion events that tests his love, honor, and commitment. I loved this series. I laughed at "the boys". I felt the hurt of Lacey Rose and the anxiety of the family. And then who is Mr. Dithers? A must read. It is full of so many surprises. I recommend this book and this author. Can the two lifelong friends see past their pain and realize God’s plan for them may be more than just kin?"    --Joy Gibson, Tennessee beta reader  

I loved the research in this story and learning more about Texas' role in the Civil War. You know of course, that patriarch Henry Buckmeyer is against slavery and abhors the idea of one human being owning another, but slavery had grown in Texas, providing labor in the cotton fields.

The 1850 Texas census counted 58,161 slaves, 27.4 percent of the 212,592 citizens of the state, and just ten years later, the census reported 182,566 slaves, 30.2 percent of the total population. Slaves were increasing faster than the population as a whole. But the Buckmeyer clan didn't join the Confederacy for the sake of slavery, they signed up for the love of Texas. You might remember Henry bought a few men but only to set them free then pay them for working in his fields.

Here's a fun jigsaw puzzle for you! 

I hope you'll get a copy and enjoy this story! :) Here's the link to it on Amazon

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BIO: Caryl McAdoo is all about loving God! She currently writes four series: the historical Christian ‘Texas Romance’; a contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; The Generations, her Biblical fiction, and the newest Days of Dread Trilogy for mid-grade readers. Known as the Singing Pray-er, she loves praising with new songs the Lord gives her and prays her story gives God glory! In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-plus years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Besides glorifying Him, she hopes each title will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Danger, a Big Dog, and Bombs! Oh. my!

♪♫¸•*♪ I may never march in the infantry, ride in the Cavalry, Shoot the artillery! ♪♫¸•* I may never zoom passed the enemy, but I'm in the King's army! *♥♪*•.♫♪ *Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

I'm reminded of this song I used to sing in Sunday School, but sing "I'm on The King's Highway"!
Debut Days never get old! October 1, 2015 brings a new series and book number ten that I've released in 2015; available in print or eBook formats!

The King's Highway is book one of a new trilogy --Days of Dread--by Christian author Caryl McAdoo. Classified as a mid-grade dystopia, it's written to bolster the faith of young believers that in all circumstances, God is with them and watching over them and will keep, guide and provide for them through the terrible days such as the world has never known.

This is a story of survival. It's...well here, rather than me telling you, let me share a review or four :)

The King’s Highway is a C. S. Lewis-type story, using symbolisms of the Bible. I loved the book! Loved the characters’ personalities! It held my interest, and I didn’t want to proof, just to read for enjoyment. It has just enough building to the climaxes with their adventure along the King’s Highway, with added depth that keeps the reader pondering about God, Jesus, and angels.
--Lenda Selph, a New Boston, Texas proofreader and lover of good books

Oh my dear Caryl!! Thank you so much for sending me a copy of The King's Highway!  As you know I devour books and I can't remember when I have enjoyed reading one as much as this one.  If I really like a book, I can read it in a day. 
I read this book twice in two days. I couldn't quit reading.  It has to be right up there with my all-time favorite books.  If anyone is thinking they won't read this book because it is labeled mid-grade, I would encourage them to reconsider.  You will miss a blessing. 
Anyone who is reading age from the mid grades to senior citizens (that's me) will love this book. The characters in the book are delightful.  I was right in the story with them following them all the way from their home in Irving to Red River County, anticipating every danger.  A fun, fun book!!
--Louise Koiner, a Clarksville, Texas beta reader 

“The King’s Highway” by Caryl McAdoo begins with a normal morning for three school age children. As their mother leaves for work and they get ready to head off to school, the unthinkable happens throwing their world into a tailspin like a jumbo jet falling from the sky. Assisted by a dog and an old man, the three siblings seek safety with relatives in the country. As their two week journey takes them through experiences no children should encounter, they begin to wonder if they will make it to their destination. After recent events, is there no safe place left on earth?
This first novel in the Days of Dread Trilogy fits the mid-grade classification in that the chief characters are mid-grade children. It is so much more than a dystopian story since it fits so well into the quest genre. Just as C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” are much more children’s novels in that they are dearly loved and read by adults worldwide, even so “The King’s Highway” takes the adult reader hostage and keeps them enthralled to the very end, a point when they will want more story.
This book is so well written and edited that the critical eye of this reviewer found not one typo or mistake. For sure, every detail in the world Caryl McAdoo depicts fits perfectly with the projected future environment after another world war. It is to be dearly hoped that the author isn’t being prophetic in the scenario depicted in this book. Here’s looking forward to the next book “The Sixth Trumpet” due out hopefully before the Lord returns.
I read this story in an advanced reader copy and am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  –Cassandra Wessel, multi-published author and avid reader

I loved the story! The Kings Highway is an extraordinary view of how one teen reacts when placed with the responsibility of caring for his siblings as all chaos breaks lose in his town. Airplanes have fallen out of the sky and all electrical usage is no longer available. Jackson is left with no other choice than to travel with his siblings from their apartment to the grandparents’ house over 100 miles away. Jackson, questions his beliefs due to the events that take place. Loved the storyline! The book will keep you intrigued up until the last page and excited for the next book to come out.  This series is unique, creative and well thought out.

        --J. Raymond, a Jackson, Michigan reader


Jackson watched him disappear then turned his attention to Al. “So, what’s your story? You a pampered rich kid or what?”
The guy ducked his head then lifted one shoulder in a rather half hearted gesture. “Others might enlist me into such a category during earlier times, but any pampering or wealth unquestionably vanished five days ago with the EMP.”
McKenzie almost choked, coughing and gagging. “The what? Are you saying that you know what happened?”
“Yes, ma’am, certainly. In my estimation, an EMP is the only logical explanation as to why everything electronic ceased to function at precisely the same time.”
Cooper held his head back, mouth wide, ketchup packet open and hanging over his pie hole. “What’s empty got to do with anything?” He then squeezed the whole packet of red condiment, and it dropped in globs between his lips. He then tossed in a sardine.
Al put on quite a superior I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-get-it expression. “Cooper, E-M-P. You know. It’s Starfish Prime all over again.”
Right back, McKenzie gave him one of those stop-being-a-smart-alec looks Jackson knew so well. “Good grief, lighten up, Einstein. He’s only nine! Now how about you tell us exactly what you’re talking about. Except this time, leave out the riddles and sea creatures. What do those initials stand for?”
“Acronym. They’re an acronym for Electromagnetic Pulse. Someone must have set off a nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere, probably somewhere over Kansas—at least that’s the logical place. I can only presume the outage extends coast to coast. Nothing else makes sense.”

I just know you're going to fall in love with the dog, a Great Pyrenees named Boggs who loves the siblings running for their lives. Jackson (15), McKenzie (13) and Cooper (9) are on foot, traveling from their home in Irving, Texas to their grandparents' in Northeast Texas. They pickup a few extra travelers on their way. I hope you love them all! 

BIO: Award winning author debuts her new Christian mid-grade, book one in the Days of Dread Trilogy THE KING’S HIGHWAY. The prolific, bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

DELIGHT in SEPTEMBER! Blues and Books!

On a beautiful Saturday, September 26th, in Delight, Arkansas, nineteen authors will descend with books and swag for the annual Music Fest. The two simultaneous events offer families from all over the Four-State area a fun-filled end-of-summer outing! Blue Grass, Southern Rock, and the Blues will float through the trees in City Park as you meet the authors and peruse a wide assortment of books - from children's, mystery, and romance to Christian fiction (suspense, historical and contemporary romance). Here's a sneak peek (alphabetically :) 

Caryl McAdoo

Award winning, bestselling author Caryl McAdoo currently writes four series: the historical Christian ‘Texas Romance’; a contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; The Generations, her Biblical fiction and a mid-grade The King’s Highway. The prolific novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty+ years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.
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God’s perfect plan is oft so hard to determine.
In his life, Henry Buckmeyer has never been so beside himself. His little girls are so young, just babies, too young. He hates the whole idea of men coming to take them away and is inclined to shoot every one of them, but praise God for a level-headed, loving wife and step-mother! She helps keep him sane amidst the female chaos. Packed with fun, romance, deception, action, heartbreak and tears, this delightful Christian novel keeps the twists and turns coming.
Gwendolyn, Cecelia, and the youngest, Bonnie, make a pact never to break their father’s heart like their big sister did. Then their determination is sorely tried when suitors show up, and he gets so pigheaded with his rules.
Will Henry survive his daughters coming of age? Will they endure and keep their promises to each other?
Daughters of the Heart is book five in this series. While all are stand alone stories, readers believe the enjoyment is heightened reading them in order. Book one Vow Unbroken begins in 1832, and by book five, we're up to 1854.

The Generations Biblical fiction series brings familiar characters to life and puts the reader right there with them as they live the well know stories, The Bible's story is written in stone and not open to change, the fiction part weaves through and around that true part from a new perspective, maybe not so traditional. 

Charity Lowdermilk

Charity Meeks Lowdermilk is a proud native of southwest Arkansas where she currently resides with her husband and three sons.  An Honors Scholar Graduate, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, with a degree in nursing in 1996. She completed her master's degree in nursing science in 2014 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. When she's not traipsing around old house places looking for heritage flowers, she enjoys uncovering quirky Southern history.

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Twelve-year-old Riley Dawson's world is torn apart when his mom dies and he is sent to live with relatives he hardly remembers in Moon Valley, Arkansas—far away from his beloved little sister, Jade. And just when a pocket watch from his long lost grandfather comforts him, he finds a newspaper article in his missing cousin's bedroom that reveals the sleepy little town's secret, a mysterious light that roams up and down the abandoned railroad tracks. When a local boy leads Riley to the light, they become passengers on an orphan train in nineteen eleven, speeding to an unsure fate under the direction of a wicked children's agent. Then Riley finds evidence of his cousin's disappearance into this world. Vowing to find him, Riley and his new friends face many challenges, including wrestling alligators and outwitting charmed greyhounds. Now they must master the fifth rule, given to them by a glowing man named Mike.  But will Riley ever see Jade again?
     In The Treasure, Jordan wants to find diamonds—lot and lots of shiny, white diamonds!  So does his older brother, John Caleb.  Baby brother Eli just wants to explore—crunchy dog food, mooing cows, and gooey mud are far more interesting.  But will the boys find the treasure they seek?

DiAne Gates  

Bio: Texas writer, DiAne Gates illustrates and writes fiction for children, YA, and serious non-fiction for the folks. Her passion is calling the Church’s attention to how far we’ve catapulted from God’s order as evidenced by her blog Moving the Ancient Boundaries,
     She worked as a photographer and writer for the East Texas Youth Rodeo Association and had the opportunity to be in the rodeo arena, feel the sting of Texas turf in her face and across her camera lens, which gave birth to this western rodeo adventure series. The first in this series is Roped. The sequel Twisted is almost finished, and the third story spins in her head.
     DiAne leads two edit groups for North Texas Christian Writers—LifeSavers for adults, and the award winning teen group, The PageMasters. She facilitates GriefShare, an international support ministry for those who’ve lost loved ones.Wife, mother, and grandmother, whose passion is to share those hard life lessons God taught her. Lessons that will leap from the page into your heart and play out in family relationships.
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Thirteen-year-old Crissy Crosby chases a dream to live up to her parents’ rodeo legacy. But the rodeo championship is two months away and problems beyond her ability to solve stack and teeter like a game of Tumbling-Towers. Meanwhile rival Jodie Lea and her father, Ed Fairgate, contrive to swipe the silver buckles from Crissy’s grasp any way they can. Prejudice, anger, and dark secrets simmer in a pot of family feuds destined to boil over in a tragic nightmare at the rodeo. Will Crissy develop courage and faith to overcome the consequences of her temper? Will her dreams of buckles and titles become reality? Or will the character-building adversities of her life quash her dreams forever? 

Greg Gilbert

     One word describes what Speaker, Author and Leadership Coach, Greg Gilbert wants for his audience and readers; “Better.”

Better Results.
Better Profitability.
Better Morale.
Better Leadership.
Better Lives.
     Greg's programs and books are a collection of personally witnessed lessons, tools and opportunities that led to “Better” through 30+ years of leadership, Human Resources and Leadership Coaching.
     He shares this journey to “Better” in four different manners;
1. A program at your next meeting or conference mapping out strategies to get “Better” in Leadership and Life.
2. True stories of success, failure and what led to each in his book, “The Power Of Better.”
3. Discreet but powerful Leadership and Life lessons in the fictional series, “50 Days Of Hay – A Life Changing Summer.”
4. Humorous, but thought provoking lessons from “Mr. HR With A Guitar” as part of his programs.

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If you love rural America, farming, ranching or the country way of life, you will enjoy "50 Days Of Hay." Below is a short description of what to expect;
My mother had reached her wit's end. She had exhausted every tool known to her and three counselors. It was the summer of 1999 and I was 16 years old. I remember the hatred I had for my mother when she told me I would be spending the summer at my grandparent's farm.

     I said, "I'm not going." This resulted in a suitcase of my clothes on the front porch. I was told to get in the car, or get out. I remember her exact words, "I love you too much to watch you destroy your life. If you want to continue down this path, do it in someone else's home, not mine. I can't bear to watch. Get in the car or get out."
     Tonight, 16 years later, I am at that ranch as we prepare to bury the most influential man of my life, my Papaw Joe. As I prepare for the toughest eulogy of my life, I am reading through the journals of a grandmother and grandfather that had unconditional love for a disrespectful, out of control, angry, broken young man.
     As I thumb through their version of that summer, I think back to my memories of each day. It was indeed the most developmental, attitude changing, heart softening period of my life. I invite you to join me on this journey though the journals of what I call "The 50 Days Of Hay."

Jaiemz Williams

 Born in Louisiana but raised in Arkansas, Jaiemz is very fond of his southern roots. In his spare time, he enjoys live music bands, bike riding, going to theater performances, reading, writing, and the occasional movie. Some of his favorite authors include Ted Dekker, James Patterson, Tim Lahaye, and Jerry B. Jenkens. Aside from writing, he also serves as assistant pastor and college professor, both of which he says allows him to share his passion of literature and philosophy. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Religion, he continues to study the spiritual arts and shares his knowledge with others. When not heavily involved in his work, Jaiemz can be found visiting the local ice-cream shops with his wife Krystal.
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Please Don't Run Away is a coming of age story centered on three friends who find themselves dealing with grief over the loss of a family member, peer pressure, and family turmoil. In order to maintain some form of unity and remain hopeful about the future, the three must band together and rely on their faith.
     In Lafayette, a young police detective, with modest and humble beginnings, returns home to find that his enemies have begun a master plan to take over the city's infrastructure. Faced with uncertainty and a yearning to leave everything behind, he clings to his faith while waging war with a city on fire.

Jerlyn Stone

Jerlyn Stone lives in a small Arkansas town with her husband of thirty-eight years. They live in the center of four beautiful lakes and each is within   twenty-five miles from their home. She claims there is nothing more peaceful than watching a beautiful sunset's reflection glimmer off the lake's water. She writes Detective Mystery Novels under the name Jeri Lynn Stone. Taunting Tara is now available on Amazon. She’s currently working on her second novel in the TARA series, Teaching Tara.

When two prominent business men are murdered and mutilated within hours of each other, New York Detectives Tara Woods and Matt Dobbs race to find the killer.
As they investigate the men's pasts, they discover similar unsolved murders spread across the states linked to their current cases.
And, then the deadly taunts begin.
The killer lures Tara to an abandoned building where the ugly truth from Tara's past and a burning rage erupts into violence and heartbreak.

J.L. Sapphire

J.L. Sapphire is the pen name & alter-ego of Joyce L. Thomas, a self-published author and the founder of Lady Virgo Publications. She was born and raised in Prescott, Arkansas, and currently lives in Nashville with her husband and two children. In 2014 she wrote her first book, and after spending many long hours on Google learning about ways to self-publish it, she released her first novella, My Secret Life: Confessions of a Housewife, where it reached #2 in the the Amazon Best Sellers in its category. Her novel, Two Can Play That Game, was published on June 27, 2014 and spent 3 consecutive days at  #1 in the Amazon Best Sellers for Contemporary Urban Fiction. Writing is Joyce's version of Calgon--by locking herself in her room, she gets away from everything and everybody (at least for a little while) and loses herself in the lives of the characters she creates.

The Hookup is Joyce's title: It's a romantic thriller/suspense book. It's the story of a one night stand gone wrong. Jada Lewis is sick and tired of her boyfriend, Todd’s constant cheating and verbal abuse. After she catches him red-handed, she sets out to get even for a change, hoping to meet someone to make her forget about Todd…if only for one night. After a chance encounter brings Jada and Brice Sullivan together, Jada decides that he would be the perfect guy to use to get back at Todd for cheating on her. However, her plans spiral out of control. 

John Achor 

John Achor's writing assignments have appeared in a variety of local, national and international publications such as Good Old Days, Computer Pilot, The Storyteller and Writers’ Journal. He enjoys writing about, “The subjects I know best: the military, flying and people I've known.” After that, John says he lets a vivid imagination take over.

The first of his three careers spanned twenty years as a U.S. Air Force pilot. He accumulated over 4,000 hours flying planes from Piper Cubs to the military equivalent of the Boeing 707.

After the military, he entered the real estate industry. He joined a national real estate franchise as a management consultant worked at the regional and national levels. Those positions led him to Phoenix , Arizona , and an affiliation with a major Savings & Loan institution.

In John's words, “When the Savings and Loan industry melted away like a lump of sugar in hot coffee, I knew it was time to develop a third career.” He became a freelance computer instructor, user-developer, consultant, writer and Community College instructor.

In mid 1999, John moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, where he resides in the piney woods with his wife, Pat and continues his writing.  

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Both books available as trade paperback and eBook."One, Two - Kill a Few" & "Three, Four - Kill Some More"

Kacy Hart

Hello I am Kacy Hart, I am twenty seven. I have a wonderful little family including my two daughters ages nine and seven. I was born and raised in Arkansas. I have always loved to read and always had a creative imagination, so becoming a writer just seemed like the next step in my life. I love to write it lets me live in a world were anything can happen and it be completely normal. My family loves that I have become a writer. I love the out that writing gives, had a bad day at work no problem go home and take it out on a character in the book. I find it relaxing, and it gives me joy to be able to entertain others. I plan to release books for years to come.
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Katy's Book is Finding Fate's Desire's :  
Haven crawled up the steps of her ex-boyfriends basement and walked into a world that she had only read about in horror novels. After discovering fangs shooting from her gums and a ravenous hunger burning in her stomach she knew she would never be the same again. Vowing to make it on her own she learned to control her new cravings, eating only when she couldn't take the hunger pains any longer. It was while luring in her "dinner" one night that she met Deacon Northcross. Haven could hardly believe it when Deacon told her that he was her soul mate, although she couldn't deny the sizzle in her blood at his touch! Then the impossible happens when Barron shows up claiming her as well. Feeling the pull of both men leaves Haven confused and angry as she struggles to find herself while Fighting Fate's Desire's... 

Mary May

Mary has released 5 books since 2012. My angel series: Saving Gideon (The Angel Chronicles), Heart Lessons (The Angel Chronicles), Growing Years (The Angel Chronicles). Then On A Prayer, which is a single along with book one of her YA series The Red House.  She believes writing is her ministry and wants her readers close the book feeling closer to God, stronger in their relationship with Him. Mary enjoys pulling reader’s heartstrings as well as tickling funny bones! She lives in Foreman, Ar. with her husband and two sons.
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Book One of Mary May's new Young Adult series:
   Shelby Scott is your typical teenager with a very untypical problem. After moving into a new house with her mom and little sister, Shelby discovers that it is haunted by a whole cast of ghosts! First there is Jesse, the hunky murder victim of a love triangle gone seriously wrong. Then there is Martha the eternally tragic girlfriend/almost wife, of the aforementioned Jesse. Last but certainly not least is Robert, the murderer of Jesse and husband of Martha. They are all tied together in death as they were in life can Shelby find a way to make them all play nice so they can move on?

Nancy Smith Gibson 

Nancy Smith Gibson has been a voracious reader from an early age, but didn't start writing until she had an empty nest--if you can call it empty when she shares it with three rescue dogs and two rescue cats.
    Her professional years were spent as a "number please" and long distance telephone operator and supervisor, (in Arkadelphia) a census supervisor for various government surveys, and in real estate sales. For some years she also produced crafts for sales at arts and crafts fairs. The people she met and situations she encountered provide rich fodder for stories.
    She likes to read and write 'quirky' stories with unusual characters, as evidenced in her short stories published in Elements of Time, Elements of Dimension, Rocking Chair and Afternoon Tales, and Elements of Life, as well as online
    She is also active in genealogy research, tracing her family roots back several generations.
    She writes contemporary and historical 'sweet' romances, often including mystery and suspense. Betrayal on the Brazos is the first book in the Tales from the Brazos series. The second, Gussie and the Cherokee Kid will be released next spring, and she is writing the third, The Marriage Bargain. She writes for SoulMate Publishing,

When Maggie Lancaster's uncle sent her to Texas to care for Cousin Annabelle's children, Maggie didn't expect Annabelle's husband to be disdainful or her cousin's murderer to show up at their ranch.

Jeb Sutton assumed his wife's cousin to be as useless and complaining as Annabelle had been, but he was surprised when Maggie adjusted to her new surroundings with ease. His children adored her and she loved them, too. Soon his attitude toward Maggie began to change.

When Maggie's former suitor shows up, it's time for Jeb to make his feelings clear and ask Maggie to stay forever.

Penny Richards

Penny grew up loving to read, and everyone always claimed that she always had her nose stuck in a book. True. Her small town Illinois librarian let her check out four books at a time, so she'd check them out, read a book a day and take them back then get four more. Back then, books were simply called novels; topics weren't designated by genre. She read everything Emilie Loring wrote several times over, and also Grace Livingston Hill (possibly the first Christian romance writer, Frank G. Slaughter, who actually wrote historical romance, Jan Westcott, and many others. Years later and an almost sale to Little Brown and Co., she finally joined a writers group in Shreveport, LA in the late 70s and started actually studying the craft. Her first sale came in 1983, to Silhouette, Intimate Moments imprint. Since then, she's sold 40 books to Harlequin, Silhouette, Steeple Hill, and Harper Paperbacks. Her stories have won or been nominated for several industry awards, including a RITA nomination, 1991 Reader's Choice Award, Story Teller of the year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times. My titles have also made many best seller lists including USA Today's. Penny currently writes for Harlequin Love Inspired Historical and just signed a three-book contract with Kensington for her Lilly Long Mystery series, about a Shakespearean actress who becomes a Pinkerton Agent. Book one, AN UNTIMELY FROST released in August, 2016.

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Meg Thomerson needs assistance getting back on her feet—even if it comes from the man who made her a widow. Ace Allen didn't intend to kill her husband, he only wanted to protect the town from the man's rage. Now Ace is keeping Meg's business and farm running while she heals, both physically and emotionally. But is he helping her out of charity—or because of something more? 

Half Native American, Ace struggles to find his place in the world. He keeps himself isolated from the community, but sweet Meg begins to penetrate his defenses. At first, he simply wanted to make amends to her. Now, if she'll let him, he could become the loving husband she deserves…

Terrell Polite

Terrell polite is from Ashdown, Arkansas and is married to his wife of five years Mia Polite. Terrell and Mia also have two beautiful children Arianna and Elisha polite. Terrell surrendered his life to the Lord at the age of 16 and he accepted the calling on his life to preach the gospel at the age of 17. Terrell also have been blessed to do missionary work in Matamoros, Mexico and Arlington, Texas and he also has traveled in Arkansas do prison ministry. Terrell is a faithful man of God that loves sharing his faith in the Lord. Terrell is currently a minister and youth pastor at spirit and life fellowship in Ashdown, Arkansas, Terrell is also a graduate from teen mania honor academy located in Dallas, Texas. If their is any man enjoys laughing and blessing others, look no further than Terrell polite.
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In the day and time we live in today, some women have a bad perception about men such as they are lazy, selfish, insensitive deadbeats and inadequate beings. Well, I've got news for you, men hurt too. In this book men are called to the forefront to take their rightful place as husbands, fathers, leaders and preachers. God has ordained man from the beginning of time to walk in authority and to be in constant fellowship with God. Behind the tough guy act, big biceps, and rough hands, are men that have lost their purpose and hid behind their silent pain and struggles. I encourage you to search the city of your soul and reclaim your identity and purpose back in Christ Jesus.

Other Authors coming to the SUPER SIGNING in D*E*L*I*G*H*T  are Donald Crane, Elizabeth Foster, Joellen Jones, K.T. Hughes, LaRee Bryant, and Sandy Steen

See you Saturday, September 26, in Delight, Arkansas! Bring your lawn chairs and the whole family!