Summer is a busy time for everyone. I'm lucky to have a guest today. The lovely Sherry Isaac is here talking about her recent release, Crowning Glory. Also, I'm posting in two other places that you can visit, both with videos. The first is at the Diamond State Romance Authors blog with a video I did to promote our organization.Watch Who Are We at this link. The other post is my first vlog at Readerlicious.com. Watch A Timeless and Twisty Tale at this link.
You can enter my June giveaway while you're here. Enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post. I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate at the end of the month. There is a link at the bottom of the Rafflecopter forTerms and Conditions to this giveaway.
Now, I'd like to introduce Sherry Isaac. In the past several months, Sherry has released a series of short stories. I own them and reviewed What You Wish For on Amazon HERE.
Nailing It ~ Sherry Isaac
A home is a roof over your head, a place to entertain guests and receive your mail. More than that, a home is independence, self-respect, dignity.
Last month, I released my third short story, Crowning Glory, on Amazon. As part of the launch, I pledged my release day proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds affordable housing in 30 countries all over the world. Habitat builds more than houses, they build homes and rebuild lives, not with a hand-out, but with a helping hand.
I like that.
I'd like to say my sales numbers were swept away with the tornado that overwhelmed Oklahoma, but that would be a fib. Whether we are building a relationship, a career, a reputation, or a home, you’ve got to hit the nail on the head. Sometimes we miss the target, only a bruised thumb, or ego, to show for our efforts.
Building anything worthwhile is no simple, over-night task, and involves the dedication of many. Like the survivors in Oklahoma, when the wind knocks us down, we do not give up and we do not give in. We gather our tools and start again.
Crowning Glory relates the final hour of a woman living on the street with little more than a blanket to shield her from regret’s cold haunt. I’ve entrusted Glory with the awesome task of illustrating that there is no price on dignity, and to show that every person’s story is as unique as the individual to whom the story belongs.
I’ve extended the sales benefit for the full first month of Crowning Glory’s release. You may show your support for Habitat for Humanity by purchasing a copy, or you may send your support directly by clicking to donate to Habitat for Humanity Canada, or Habitat for Humanity USA.
The great thing about these options is, you don't have to choose just one.
To learn more about what Habitat helps build, check the video, here.
BLURB: Believer in fairy tales, admirer of art, Glory shared these pleasures with her grandchildren. The downtown art gallery, with its angular peaks and pitched roof, had become their sanctuary, an imagined castle where they’d once daydreamed away many lazy afternoons.
Life is different now. Glory’s cart is stolen while she sleeps. Teetering on a tightrope between reality and fantasy, Glory has nothing left to lose. She retreats to the gallery for refuge, triggering a memory too terrible to contemplate. Short Story.
BIO: Raised by Nancy Drew and Miss Marple, Sherry Isaac’s rich storytelling is laced with a pinch of mystery, spiced with a dash of the unexpected, and served with a dollop of suspense. Her novels and short stories feature heroines who, like wildflowers, appear fragile, yet thrive in the harshest conditions. Sherry weaves love, life and forgiveness into tales that transcend all obstacles, including the grave.
The Forgetting earned the Alice Munro Short Story Award in 2009. In 2010, her novel, Homecoming, earned Honorable Mention in the Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie. That same year, the Heart of Denver’s Molly contest declared her heroine, Hannah Marsh, ‘Unsinkable’.
Sherry believes in romance, identity, and the depth of the human soul.
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