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Friday, April 20, 2007

April 20

Columbine anniversary, Hitler's birthday, and rumors flying between High Schools. All schools in our area were put on high alert and kept in lock-down mode. Most students didn't come too school out of fear. It's a scary world we live in.

Thank God, it was a quiet and uneventful day in my neck of the woods.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Coral Moon

Leslie Williams, roommate of Violet Dawns' Paige, leaves her house one morning and discovers a dead body in her car. After the shock wears off, anger emerges as more of her friends and acquaintances turn up dead. As Leslie vows to find a murderer, the only suspect is too hard to believe. Evil has come to Kanner Lake and Leslie is determined to send the spiritual forces back where they came from.

I enjoyed Coral Moon more than Violet Dawn. In the second book of her Kanner Lake series, Brandilyn Collins brings us a gutsy heroine determined to do good, regardless of the cost. A real page-turner. In the fashion of Frank Peretti, Brandilyn takes the reader on a spiritual journey, into battle between good and evil.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

No More Diamonds

Call me stupid. Call me naive, but I had no idea where America, or the rest of the world for that matter, gets the majority of their diamonds. My husband and I watched, Blood Diamond, last night. After seeing how the innocent of Africa sacrifice for the supply of diamonds out of their country, I asked my husband not to buy me any more. I'll keep my wedding ring, and the other pieces, but no more. The thought of a child working as a slave, or losing a hand, so I can wear some bling bling on my hand, is too much. They say to buy only "conflict" free diamonds. How are we to know? Most of the diamonds from Africa come from Liberia. There are no diamond mines in Liberia. Liberia ships diamonds that are smuggled from conflict torn areas of Africa.

Sorry for getting on my soap box. The movie was excellent. The acting superb. And once the movie was finished, I was angry. The plight of the African people tears at my heart. How the actions over there must hurt the heart of God. So, for my part, no more diamonds.

I sure hope I don't learn gold and silver suffers the same plight.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I WON!!!

Buried Beneath the Midnight Blue won first place in the Great Expectations contest. Kelly Mortimer of Mortimer Literary Agency has requested to see the full manuscript. YOO HOO!!!

Ya'll pray for me!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Casino Royale

I'm a big James Bond fan. There, I've admitted it. But I was extremely disappointed in this latest movie. It's actually, Bond's beginning. There was no plot. Virtually no gadgets, and lacked that certain wit for which 007 was famous for.

After the movie was over, I'm glad I rented the DVD, and didn't actually pay a fortune to see it, I thought about the movie in light of writing. Books must have a plot. A solid beginning, middle and end. This movie lacked this essential elements, but because it was "James Bond" the writers were able to get away with it. UNFAIR!!!