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The short stories of Heaven Help Us Volume Two can each stand alone and should be appreciated by anyone. They are part of a multi-platform curriculum designed to help young people grow in their connection with God. The short stories volumes one and two are designed to be part of the homework for the curriculum. The 35-lesson curriculum will include 35 short stories, a smartphone application that provides seven thoughts on prayer with the supporting Scripture for each lesson (a total of 245 prompts), an active participation student manual, a teacher’s manual with guidelines for teaching the lessons, a session planning sheet for each lesson, additional teacher resources, and of course, tests for each unit. The curriculum is designed for the following possible settings: release time courses for public schools, middle school and high school youth groups, homeschool, Christian schools, and the training of indigenous Christian leaders.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00038] She longed for adventure…the safe kind.

Twenty-year-old Leah Petra Jones calls out to God for an adventure, something more than life as the dutiful daughter of a worship pastor.

Only, in a church filled with secrets, adventure already waits.

At first sign of risk she reneges—but it’s too late. A handsome intern pastor helps the church transition right into a scheme where she is both prize and pawn. Petra learns that the most dangerous adventure can happen right in your own church.

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Dave Johnson is the world’s biggest superhero fan. His comics allow him to escape the pain of the real world where he’s stuck in a dead end job and his wife and eldest son have lost respect for him.

Then Dave meets Zolgron, a symbiotic alien banished from his home world and forced to give great powers to whoever he attaches to. With Zolgron’s help, Dave becomes Powerhouse, a super strong, superfast crime fighter whose super imagination can mold reality to his vision. Dave sets off to save the day just like a comic book superhero and hilarity ensues.

 

 

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I, Joey Michaels, am the Snowball Fight Professional.

Basically this means that customers pay me to shoot snowballs at other people. I’ll use the profits to buy Grandma a gift so impressive that she’ll give me a puppy for Christmas. Unless, of course, my cousin Winston has anything to do with it …

 

 

 

 

 

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Four authors who also happen to be friends. Sixteen unique short stories. From tales of spies and trains and John Wayne, to monks, magic and marriage, readers will be entertained, challenged and inspired. The stories are as varied as the authors, yet theyeach portray individuals transitioning through the passageways of life.

Valerie D. Gray, Lisa Michelle Hess, Peter Leavell and Rebecca Carey Lyles met several years ago at a newly formed writers group in a back corner of Rediscovered Books, an Idaho indie bookstore. Over time, they became critique partners who share the ups and downs of the writing life as well as act as first readers for one another’s work.

 

 

TheHeavensAreTellingFront_0300 A frightened teen rescued from the horrors of the licentious streets of Pattaya, Thailand, Nataya, immediately regrets leaving her friend Suchin behind in the brothel. But when Nataya is given life-changing news, she learns that Suchin isn’t the only one that still needs rescuing.
A lonely Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, Jakobi, wants to make a difference in the world. The arrival of two orphaned children in the small village where she lives soon challenges everything Jakobi thought she knew about life and humanity.
The owner of an eclectic clothing store in Boise, Idaho, Zanna, is fiercely independent. She doesn’t need her family or anyone else. Or at least that’s what she thinks until one horrifying morning changes everything in her life.

 

 

Sanctuary Lost EbookUS Marshal John Mason gains full custody of his son and is transferred to Sanctuary, a witness protection town that isn’t on any map. When the town’s first ever murder occurs, John’s plans to reconnect with his boy are derailed by the investigation. Andra Caleri gave up her old life a long time ago, but someone wants her out of Sanctuary–to pay. As accusations fly and John uncovers a conspiracy that stretches all the way to Washington, Andra’s past comes back in a true test of the mercy she received. Can John give up what he wants the most to bring the truth to light?

 

 

Santa

 

 

Magic. Myth. Miracles. They say there’s truth in legends.

It’s time to meet the real Santa Claus, so get ready for the Christmas love story of a lifetime.

 

 

 

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A man of character and purpose living life while making choices that effect the world around him.

Cady Miller Series, book 3

 

 

 

 

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Heat, cold, loneliness, and fear…One man’s journey as his soul rediscovers the path his life has followed.

Will he find triumph or tragedy?

“I”, one man’s story, will it be yours as well?

 

 

 

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Walk with Brad through “David One” and experience some time with this young rookie.

Crime fiction

Idahope Writers Holiday Sale! November 26 — 30, 2014

The following books by Idahope writers will be on sale, November 26, 2014 through November 30, 2014 for only .99 cents!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heaven Help Us Short Stories Volume Two

The short stories of Heaven Help Us Volume Two can each stand alone and should be appreciated by anyone. They are part of a multi-platform curriculum designed to help young people grow in their connection with God. The short stories volumes one and two are designed to be part of the homework for the curriculum. The 35-lesson curriculum will include 35 short stories, a smartphone application that provides seven thoughts on prayer with the supporting Scripture for each lesson (a total of 245 prompts), an active participation student manual, a teacher’s manual with guidelines for teaching the lessons, a session planning sheet for each lesson, additional teacher resources, and of course, tests for each unit. The curriculum is designed for the following possible settings: release time courses for public schools, middle school and high school youth groups, homeschool, Christian schools, and the training of indigenous Christian leaders.

Genre: Education

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Heart of Petra

She longed for adventure…the safe kind.
Twenty-year-old Leah Petra Jones calls out to God for an adventure, something more than life as the dutiful daughter of a worship pastor.

Only, in a church filled with secrets, adventure already waits.

At first sign of risk she reneges—but it’s too late. A handsome intern pastor helps the church transition right into a scheme where she is both prize and pawn. Petra learns that the most dangerous adventure can happen right in your own church.

Genre: Spiritual Suspense

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Tales of the Dim Knight

What would you do if you had superpowers?

Dave Johnson is the world’s biggest superhero fan. His comics allow him to escape the pain of the real world where he’s stuck in a dead end job and his wife and eldest son have lost respect for him.

Then Dave meets Zolgron, a symbiotic alien banished from his home world and forced to give great powers to whoever he attaches to. With Zolgron’s help, Dave becomes Powerhouse, a super strong, superfast crime fighter whose super imagination can mold reality to his vision. Dave sets off to save the day just like a comic book superhero and hilarity ensues.

Genre: Science Fiction

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The Snowball Fight Professional (Amazon) The Snowball Fight Professional (Barnes and Noble)

Joey Michaels must make enough money with his snowball fighting business to buy his grandma a gift, thus convincing her he is responsible enough to take care of one of her puppies. Unfortunately, his cousin also wants the puppy and is doing everything he can to sabotage Joey’s efforts. Looks like it’s going to be an all-out winter war. Book 2 in the Fun4Hire series for ages 8-12.

Genre: Middle-Grade Humor

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Passageways (Amazon) Passageways (Barnes and Noble) 

Four authors who also happen to be friends. Sixteen unique short stories. From tales of spies and trains and John Wayne, to monks, magic and marriage, you’ll be entertained, challenged and inspired.

Genre: Short Stories

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Sherman

Sherman, an adventure through life for the author and her family. From Montreal, where she was born, four siblings, mom and dad, survived the cold of winter and the humid heat of summer on the Atlantic. A poor family, health issues moved them to the west coast, to Vancouver, in beautiful British Columbia. With both parents having a strong work ethic it didn’t take long to find work to support the family. Her Mother, Rae, a borderline genius, worked as a waitress most of her life to help keep the family fed and in good clothes, sometimes living above their means. The stress of debt caused many migraines for her father, Issie, who worked as a janitor most of his life, but his job was much more than that. Working mostly at hospitals, he spent time with patients, becoming a friend and an encourager to many. If one parent was sick the other got a second job. They did all they could to survive and provide for their children.

Genre: Memoir

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The Heavens Are Telling (Book Two Child of Deliverance Series)

A frightened teen rescued from the horrors of the licentious streets of Pattaya, Thailand, Nataya, immediately regrets leaving her friend Suchin behind in the brothel. But when Nataya is given life-changing news, she learns that Suchin isn’t the only one that still needs rescuing.

A lonely Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, Jakobi, wants to make a difference in the world. The arrival of two orphaned children in the small village where she lives soon challenges everything Jakobi thought she knew about life and humanity.

The owner of an eclectic clothing store in Boise, Idaho, Zanna, is fiercely independent. She doesn’t need her family or anyone else. Or at least that’s what she thinks until one horrifying morning changes everything in her life.

Three compelling and heart-wrenching journeys interweave in unexpected ways to challenge the most basic of beliefs.

Genre: Christian fiction/suspense

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Sanctuary Lost–WITSEC Town Series Book 1 (Amazon) Sanctuary Lost–WITSEC Town Series Book 1 (Barnes and Noble)

U.S. Marshal John Mason gains full custody of his son and is transferred to Sanctuary, a witness protection town that isn’t on any map. When the town’s first ever murder occurs, John’s plans to reconnect with his boy are derailed by the investigation. Andra Caleri gave up her old life a long time ago, but someone wants her out of Sanctuary–to pay. As accusations fly and John uncovers a conspiracy that stretches all the way to Washington, Andra’s past comes back in a true test of the mercy she received. Can John give up what he wants the most to bring the truth to light?

Genre: romantic suspense/mystery

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The Santa Society

Magic. Myth. Miracles. They say there’s truth in legends.

The real Santa Claus is nothing like you’ve imagined. Get ready for the Christmas love story of a lifetime.

Last Christmas, Erin Sinclair came home to be with her dying mother. This Christmas will be a year, and Erin still can’t move on. Fortunately, everything in her life is about to change. A behemoth dog named Klaus and Reason-the-handsome-realtor enter the picture, and together they turn Erin’s life upside down…in a good way.

Reason offers to help Erin sell her mother’s house, an effort that turns into a circus of fiascos. Just when it seems her luck can’t get any worse, Erin finds herself falling in love with Reason, the man of intrigue himself. But he’s more than he seems, and now Erin is immersed in the clandestine world of the Santa Society, a centuries old secret organization that protects the truth behind Christmas.

Winner of the 2013 Mistletoe Christmas Romance Award Top 10 Idaho Book Award Fiction 2013

Genre: Christmas Romance

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Shield of Justice

Book three in the Cady Miller series, first story begins in Baker City Oregon.

 Genre: Christian mystery, adventure, political intrigue

We are still meeting the second Thursday of the month

We had a great meeting last week on September 11. The next meeting will be October 9. See the monthly meeting page for time and place info.

In the meantime, many of us will be at the Stained Glass Coffee House and Book Cellar event Grander Re-Opening this weekend.

They are located at the Vineyard Church in Boise, 4950 N Bradley St, Boise, Idaho and the event will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.10646905_10152726321879446_5716617367231433059_n

Also, we will have our annual Wri-Treat on September 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Meridian, ID. You must RSVP by emailing secretary@idahopewriters.org.

This information was in the September newsletter–where you will find updates and meeting details. In case you missed the last newsletter, here it is. You can also sign up for it in the column at right.

 

Idahope Contest Winners Announced

We are please to announce the winners of the 2013 Idahope Writers Contest:

Grand Prize — Heidi Blankenship for her entry titled, “Love Finds You in Tokyo.” She is the recipient of $100 in the form of an Amazon gift card.

Second Place — Patricia Iacuzzi for her entry titled, “Miss Harper’s Plan.” She received a $75 Amazon gift card.

Third Place — Christina Nelson for her entry titled, “A Mother’s Love.” She received a $50 Amazon gift card.

All three finalist additionally received seven score sheets, three from the first round judges and four from the final round judges: bestselling authors Robin Lee Hatcher, Tosca Lee, Donna Fletcher Crow and the Associate Editor for Harlequin’s three Love Inspired lines (Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical) Emily Rodmell.

Idahope would like to thank everyone who participated, especially the judges who donated their time to make the contest possible.