Reflecting the strange glory of the author and finisher of my salvation, Jesus Christ, through words, imagery and critical thinking
Friday, March 9, 2012
Barbara Derksen and Christian Fiction Writing (archived)
Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life. Her readers also have a tremendous amount of input when they wonder what happened to this character or that one, even if they are secondary to the story.
Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to Chaps, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave a lasting impression. 2012 will see the release of her fifth about the Sermon on the Mount.
Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. Her readership expanded while in the States but now the Canadian public has discovered the gift that God has given yet another Canadian.
She is a member of The Word Guild, Manitoba Writer’s Guild, The Writer’s Collective, and Christian Motorcyclists Association where each summer her books are used to inspire and encourage.
Barbara has spoken across the US and in Manitoba, Canada for women’s groups and in church services on topics such as The Writing Experience, working in the ministry of Christian Motorcyclists Association, Love, Parenting, Time Management, and a host of others.
With 11 books to her credit, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers. They look forward to Silence, the fourth in the Wilton/Strait mystery series, and Road Trip, her fifth devotional about the Sermon on the Mount in 2012. Barbara will allow some new characters to tell their story in a new series Finders Keepers which she plans to begin in 2012.
Developing a social media presence, getting published at Amazon.com and adding her books to their kindle collection in Canada, the US, Great Britain, France and Germany, and also adding her books to Amazon.ca has kept her busy this year. She has also attended a few workshops to add to her skill level. Barbara Ann Would love to meet you, whenever she is in your area. Check her schedule to find out when she will stop by. Visit her website at http://www.barbaraannderksen.com/
Blessed are the peacemakers...
a white cop, a black kid
Arnold Penxa is a white cop from black Detroit, Michigan determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color. He is an ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm,and he sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends, so he's forced to act mostly alone to bust up the plot. Forget the usual suspects. This is the Mad Motor City where the line between common sense and criminal behavior is never clear.