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"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
'Write all the words which I have spoken to you
                                    in a book.'"  (Jeremiah30:2)

Author Newsletter
September  2015
On the Homefront

Happy Autumn! This is my favorite time of year. Maybe because it reminds me of new beginnings. And I love new beginnings!

Our summer was filled with activity, both family and professional. We had several cook-outs with our children and grandchildren. We spent time outside, gardening and sipping coffee on our back patio. We visited with old friends.

And, I started a new blog for teens called Gabriel Girls!

Our God is the God of New Beginnings!  In Him, all things are made new.

Do you need a new beginning in your life? Do you need to let go of something in order to start something new? Do you need to forget what lies behind and look forward to the future?

If so, now is a great time to turn a new leaf (no pun intended).

This autumn, take stock of your life. Are you headed in the direction God has for you?  f not, ask Him to show you what that direction is.  How? By doing the following four things;

1) Read and study the Bible. You will find direction and wise counsel in its pages.
2) Pray. God will answer your prayers for direction.
3) Fellowship with other followers of Jesus.
4) Talk with someone who is mature in the Lord and can give you wise advice.

To help you turn a new leaf, read about Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez who struggles with letting go of her past. She is the heroine of my latest novella, Surrender to Love , who discovers that only by letting go of her past can she move into the future God has planned for her. This story is available in both print and e-book formats.

With love and blessings,


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New Release!
For the Special Child in Your Life!

Toby Michaels is small. Too small to be of much good to anyone. But one day, Toby discovers that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters; it's how big you are on the inside!

Available in the following formats:

Soon to be available in both 
Hardcover and Softcover. 

 Looking Ahead! 

Introducing the first novel in the historical fiction trilogy
Stay tuned also for this first novel in my trilogy titled THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES, to be released in late summer or early fall.

Here is a short blurb of the story:

A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .     


A horrifying encounter drags soon-to-be-married Maria Landro into the shocking world of religious corruption and an unrelenting village code of honor that threatens to rob her of everything she holds dear. Shunned by the very people who should have embraced her, she withdraws into the confines of Bella Terra, her family's farm, and remains there for several years . . . until she is forced to leave to ensure the formal education of her son. In a desperate attempt to protect her child from vicious tongues and malicious hate-mongers and her family farm from bankruptcy, she determines to seek vengeance against the one who ruined her life. But when Luca Tonetta enters her life, she learns a powerful lesson about forgiveness and grace.


Upcoming Appearances

I would love to meet you in person. If you are available, please join me at one or more of the following events:

Saturday, November 21, 2015 

Book Signing

Rose of Sharon Christian Bookstore

112 W Broad St,

Burlington, NJ 08016

Contact: Sharon Flowers
(609) 531-6117 

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Book Signing
CLC Christian Bookstore
Moorestown, NJ
Contact: Henrietta Hill 



Do you believe in the impossible? Eight-year-old Jeremiah Bentley asks himself the same question in my latest children's book, DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES?

Confined to a wheelchair, Jeremiah wants more than anything else to ride a pony. But the doctors have said that he will never be able to ride a pony. Will Jeremiah accept the doctor's report as the final word, or will he discover that "all things are possible to him who believes?" 

What are readers saying about DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES?

The story is beautiful, and I found myself emotionally touched by it. Tears filled my eyes at the ending. ~ Stefani Milan, hostess of READ ALL ABOUT IT, RadioVisionTV

I truly enjoyed this book and the message it conveys to the children who will read it. Do Angels Ride Ponies? not only teaches the truth of God's Word, but also the potential each one of us has when we believe and act on that truth.
~ Deborah Piccurelli, Author of Hush,Little Baby

If you order your copy of DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES? today, you will receive a free copy of Dr. Dom's monograph entitled Vaccinations: Helpful or Harmful for Your Children?
Give the Child in Your Life
a Life-Changing Gift

What is the most important gift you can give your child? It is a knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why is this gift so important? The reason is that without a knowledge of Jesus, one can never establish a relationship with God. And a relationship with God through Jesus Christ is the very reason we were created.

Children's hearts are particularly open to the things of God. Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce your child to who Jesus really is.

Get your copy of WHO IS JESUS? today!

This book recently was recently a finalist in the 2015 Indie Excellence Book Awards.
Free e-Book!

Are you frazzled,
frustrated, or fatigued! If so, check out my special FREE offer. This month I want to give you my e-book entitled From The Treadmill to the Balance Beam: Biblical Principles for Achieving Balance in Life. All you need to do to receive your free copy is to sign up here. You will be added to my mailing list, and I will send you your free copy of my book.

If you are already on my mailing list but did not receive your free copy of From the Treadmill to the Balance Beam, please email me at and put the word "Treadmill" in the subject line. I will send you your free book right away.
Recipe Rack

Are you looking for a quick, nutritious meal that you can whip up in a few minutes and that will taste delicious? Try one of my  favorites: Farfalle with Broccoli. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can use any small pasta, regular or whole grain, and you can add any of your favorite vegetables, including asparagus, zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, or peas.

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Farfalle with Broccoli

(In Italian, "farfalle" means "butterflies". This lovely pasta has the shape of butterflies.) 


1 lb. Farfalle (regular or whole grain)
2 crowns of Broccoli, broken into small pieces and slightly steamed (You may substitute cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, spinach, or peas for the broccoli.)
Grated Parmesan cheese, 1 cup or to taste
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Place about 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauce pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add the steamed broccoli and cook until covered with olive oil and garlic mixture.

Boil the pasta in a large pot and cook to al dente. Add a pinch of salt to the boiling water while the pasta cooks.

When pasta is ready, pour into a large platter or bowl. Top with the broccoli and olive oil.  Season generously with Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!  Serves 4-6 people.


In This Issue
New Blog for Teen Girls! 

 Matters of the Heart
Do you want wholeness in every area of your life? If so, sign up for my blog that deals with the deep issues of the human heart. Click here to join the conversation.

A handicapped boy learns that faith moves mountains...

Already being called
"a Christian classic"

Winner of 2015 Illumination Book Award for E-Fiction

A touching short story of God's faithfulness.

You Were Made for Greatness!
Discover your true identity!

Transform your marriage!

Learn how God speaks to you, too!

A brief and basic manual
on writing.
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