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24 June 2011

Setting Descriptions Authors Revealed

Your hostess for this clash is Gail Pallotta
Read the excerpts here
The Reveal

Don’t forget to keep adding entries for the book drawings by leaving comments here for the authors of excerpts A and B. Learn more about them next week in their interviews.

                   Joanne Sher is the author of excerpt A
           Joanne's book is Handmaiden to a Princess
About the author: Joanne Sher was raised in a Jewish home in Southern California. She moved to Michigan in her late 20's and accepted Christ in her early 30's. Definitely an improvement on both counts (she never appreciated a nice day until she moved to Michigan)! She loves Mexican food, milk, chocolate (who doesn't?), chatting, encouraging, and spending time with her husband and two school-aged kids. Though folks tell her she is organized, she says a look in her house would cause anyone to doubt. Her dream is to be able to submit to Clash of The Titles as a published author - oh, and to have a self-cleaning house.
Writing History: Though Joanne’s first completed manuscript is non-fiction, her writing passion is Biblical and historical fiction—paving rough roads with God’s presence. Find her at http://www.joannesher.com/

                                                        
Mary Hall is the author of excerpt B
Mary’s book is Guard of My Heart


About the author: Mary home educates her three daughters in sunny South Carolina. She says we laugh about how we can’t roast marshmallows without experimenting to see how various snack foods burn on a stick. We’re also the only family we know with an 8-foot handmade catapult in our basement. Mary’s prayer is that her husband will dispose of it before he dies. Mary enjoys inspiring people to love the Lord and prays that all she writes will honor Him. When she’s not teaching, grading, scrubbing, folding, or chasing (and occasionally writing), she enjoys drawing and photography, teaching guitar, and helping lead worship.


Writing History: Mary contributes articles to Home Educating Family. She holds degrees from Cornell and Syracuse and is writing a romance novel series. Visit Mary’s blog at http://marylizhall.blogspot.com/

Come back on Monday for an interview with Joanne and again on Wednesday for an interview with Mary. On Friday next week we’ll post the winner of the unpubbed clash and the drawing winners for Missing Mabel and After Anne.

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7 comments:

Joanne Sher said... Friday, 24 June, 2011

Enjoyed your excerpt very much, Mary! Been curious who you were since Monday :)

Michelle Massaro said... Friday, 24 June, 2011

Welcome Mary and Joanne! So nice to have as part of the COTT family. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better next week. =)

jennifer said... Friday, 24 June, 2011

Hey, hey, hey! Too cool! Leave the country, come back to find two new great authors on Clash! (The world goes on without me. Who woulda thought? grin.) Can't wait to see the voting results!

Naomi Musch said... Saturday, 25 June, 2011

Both settings were great! I hope you each find publication soon. Joanne, congratulations on being a COTT entrant, and Mary, it's always great to be introduced to another author who homeschools! Blessings to you both.
Naomi Musch

April W Gardner said... Sunday, 26 June, 2011

Hello, ladies!

Welcome to COTT. I find it fascinating how many authors are also artists and musicians. How long have you been homeschooling, Mary?
I always feel privileged whenever I meet one of God's Chosen People, especially when they know Christ! Joanne, would you considering yourself a Messianic Jew, then?

Joanne Sher said... Sunday, 26 June, 2011

April - actually, I don't. I have found most who call themselves Messianic Jews also continue to follow many of the Jewish traditions. I don't. I love having the Old Testament background, but I consider myself a Christian :)

April W Gardner said... Monday, 27 June, 2011

Thanks for explaining the difference between Messianic Jews and Jews who are Christians. I'd always wondered!

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