Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
A terrorist attack changes everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means she has no chance of going home again.
She must figure out the truth behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's really happening, she might not want it.
Displaced for Christmas
Friday, December 13, 2013
So naturally she is accustomed to falling into nightmares. She had witnessed terrible things ever since she could remember, horror scenes that an innocent child's mind should never have to process.
Life as a healer had three rules:
Never question the Ancients.
Never stay in a scar with a demon.
And never fall in love.
As fate would have it, she was about to break all three.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thank you so much for having me here on your blog! I am so happy to announce the release of my new holiday novel, Christmas Wishes. I love the characters in this story. Sophie reminds me of myself (a long, long time ago), and Mitch is the kind of guy every girl wants to meet—hard working, with a strong sense of family. The story takes place in southwest Michigan, where I grew up and where I still live. This area reflects the names and customs of the Dutch settlers who came here long ago. Zutphen is modeled after some of the villages near here – everyone knows each other, and most of the names begin with the letters in the last part of the alphabet! Growing up, I asked my dad why our last name didn't start with Van or Vander like most of my friends. He told me I was welcome to put a Van in front of our last name, but that our Japanese relatives might be confused by that!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
As I moved from teaching elementary on to middle school, and then to high school, I switched genres to match the age of my students. So I’ve been reading young adult books for some time. I ask my students for book recommendations, and they ask me! I love it. I guess it's only natural that I write for this age! And I must admit — seeing my students enjoy the books I’ve written is the biggest high of all!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
It was ever writer’s dream come true…
I was writing Breaking Ties from a perspective of blind faith – on the premise that these amazing pioneers did not simply disappear into thin air, but that they lived and laughed and loved and had a whole rest of their story to tell the world.
Then it happened. Last October – while I was still writing Breaking Ties - the British Museum released the news of a clue discovered beneath a patch on an original Lost Colony map. After many false leads and rumors throughout the last 426 years, this sketch of a fort located fifty miles inland from Roanoke Island might very well prove to be the first conclusive proof of survivors!
As a tribute to their courage and heroism, I am dedicating a fundraiser called A Thanksgiving Wish to these First Colonists. Running November 1-28, each copy sold of my debut novel, Breaking Ties, first book in the Lost Colony Series, will help fund the upcoming archeological dig of this newly discovered fort site beneath Scotch Hall Preserve in NC.
I am also holding a drawing for three gift cards to Amazon and Barnes and Noble – valued at $50, $25, and $15 - to appreciate my readers. Visit www.jografford.com to enter the Rafflecopter. Winners will be announced Thanksgiving Day.
Bio: Jo Grafford is from St. Louis, Missouri. An award-winning author at Astraea Press, Jo writes
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