Thursday, February 23, 2017

Secret Promise is now a Lighthouse book.

Today Westbow sent this edited cover and slightly revised text to the printers.   Notice also  on the back cover the Lighthouse emblem, which means Secret Promise will appear among the listings of Lighthouse. This change will begin in approximately 15 days.  At first, the book didn't sell well, but last year, readers discovered it. They seemed to want to go back to the beginning of the Covington Chronicles and find out how the series began. 
Caroline, whose life resembles Cinderella, has found her glass slipper.

WestBow Press presents the Lighthouse Recognition Program 

Lighthouse Recognition Program

WestBow Press supports our authors’ efforts to share God’s message with as many people as possible. To reward titles that have shown notable bookselling and marketability results and encourage their continued achievement, we created the Lighthouse Recognition Program.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Trailer: Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Ceek

Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek is a new novel by Mary Lou Cheatham and Sarah Walker Gorrell. It is available as a Kindle book, paperback book, and also an Audible book recorded by Jodi and Craig Hockinson.

This You Tube link will take you to the book trailer:

Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek

Friday, February 17, 2017

Audible Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek Now Available

Exciting news! The recorded version of Travelers in now ready to be heard. It's eight hours of listening pleasure to be enjoyed on a cell phone, I Pad, Kindle Fire, or laptop.

Craig and Jodi Hockinson’s magnificent recording of Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek is waiting for you.
Go to one of these links to get your copy.

Audible: Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek

Amazon: Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek

Friday, February 10, 2017


A free gift to you: February 11-15, 2017--download as a free Kindle book.

Manuela Blayne contains within her soul a deep desire to change from an underprivileged ignorant girl to an educated, privileged person who can rise above her circumstances. She wants to change her world and that of others near her. As she endures frightening, violent episodes, Manuela learns to love more and fear less. In this short novella, she achieves growth from a child to a young woman.

Along the path from childhood to maturity, Trudy interacts with Manuela. Trudy learns to bless others, and in the process she is blessed. It’s a sad story of suffering and coping—a story of overcoming, a tale concluding with an unexpected kind of victory.

Despite the deep tragedy of Manuela Blayne, Trudy has fun. She passes from the innocence of a young girl coming of age, still seizing the opportunities to act silly and fall in love.

MANUELA BLAYNE is my gift to you in February, Black History Month. The novella shows the Black History that is seldom told in history books. Without noteworthy historical events except the founding of Piney Woods School, the book is fiction.

For me, however, it is as real as anything I’ve ever known. Seldom does a day pass in my life without memories of a childhood friend like Manuela occupying a large part of my mind. When we were young, I learned from knowing her some realities that have helped me understand what it meant to grow up in southern apartheid. Far away from the eyes of the public world, we interacted with our Black neighbors, but if we saw them in town, we hardly spoke when they dared to walk down the front street. The time was the fifties. My story takes place in 1910.

I considered naming the novella A LIFE APART; thus, I chose this name for the subtitle. My husband, who is also one of the graphic artists assisting me, redesigned the cover to emphasize the idea of a life apart.
Manuela Blayne, A Life Apart