I have one more giveaway up my sleeve for Christmas. If you haven’t entered my Goodreads giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Murder for a Rainy Day-Here’s your chance! There are only five days left before the drawing, so get your name in now.
While I was on tour, I needed to talk about my books, but now that I’m off, I can talk about someone else’s book!
At the recommendation of a friend I read Adam: God’s Beloved by Henri Nouwen. This is a true story of a Catholic priest in Canada who is assigned to take care of a group of disabled adults. Nouwen, who wrote more than 40 books and taught at Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard, becomes friends with a man who is totally dependent on others. Being a caregiver myself, I found Henri and Adam’s story uplifting and encouraging. His life with Adam becomes so simple and yet so meaningful.
I know I have readers who are also blessed with special children, so I wanted to share this treasure. Reading the reviews of Adam: God’s Beloved his many other books are similar to this one, but it is so wonderful to find a positive message in the challenges we face every day.
Thank you to Lori and all the bloggers who have helped make my Great Escapes Book Tour a success. These bloggers take the time to read and feature books from independent writers like myself and that’s a pretty wonderful thing.
I’m over at Deal Sharing Aunt today with a great interview! Here is just one question they asked me.
Do you have a specific writing style?
That’s a great question and one I’ve never been asked! Because I want my characters to be the kind of people my reader might meet anywhere, my writing style is informal. I often include bits of the dialects of Texas and some of the sarcasm that is part me and part of the state that loves to brag about itself.
Murder for a Rainy Day was reviewed by Mysteries Etc! Here is a little of the review:
This is the sixth book in Teresa Trent’s Pecan Bayou series featuring amateur detective Betsy who also writes a column on handy hints for the local paper. She is also ready to pop…as in very very pregnant. And there is a hurricane coming. And her weather man husband wants to storm chase. Then there are the missing oversize animal replicas. Ghosts. And a murder. Lots happening in this fun fast read.
So where else would I be on Cyber Monday but 3 Partners in Shopping? I am guest posting there today discussing the elements of dreams in Murder for a Rainy Day.
I included these ghostly visits because like many women, I had some vivid dreams in my own pregnancies. I wanted that to be a part of Betsy’s pregnancy, but of course, she would dream about mysteries to solve! -