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The Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA) association presented their 21st Annual Book Awards on April 27th. I am ecstatic to report From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope won 1st Place in the memoir division and 1st Place for Cover/Design over all genres. This is the second 1st Place award in the memoir category – with From Tears to Triumph taking the Gold Medal in the national Illumination’s book contest in January of this year.   A few days after the NCPA awards ceremony, I prepared my notes and heart to speak at the Writer’s Network breakfast meeting with my topic being, “Five Things You Need to Know to Become an Award Winning Author.” To add flavor and extra value to my presentation, I asked one of the NCPA independent judges for insight into a judge’s mind when reading/critiquing and judging books. His response follows: “I hope...
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Does God Use The Internet? I was washing out the bathtub recently and a question came to mind. Does God use the internet? Silly question? Well, I believe God speaks to us and in many, many, diverse ways. He spoke to Moses via a burning bush. He spoke to whole countries via prophets. He spoke to me via a still small voice when He directed me to go to Costa Rica and help street girls. So? Does he also use the Internet? Since sitting down to write From Tears to Triumph nearly three and a half years ago, I have reunited with FOUR people who played major roles in the book - all because of the Internet. It’s amazing. It’s a blessing. My thoughts were being “attacked” one afternoon while I sat at my computer writing the chapters about the girls in The House of Hope.  “What did you ever do...
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