Carol Weishampel

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  • Captured on Aug. 11, 2011

    Emotional as well as physical survival is the theme cf "Captured". Caged for years by a primitive jungle tribe reduced Jauren's existance to a daily struggle for survival. More horrifying than her life as a captive is her mental struggle with her lost innocence. Can she face her demons? Lauren's repressed emotional trauma must be faced for her to regain sanity. Like trying to hold a beachball underwater eventually her demons surge up to hit her (and you)in the face. "Captured" is a tale that will capture you.
  • Mount Mission on Aug. 15, 2011

    A heart for helping people leads Holly to discover the life's mission. "Mount Mission" follows Holly's journey of self discovery, her struggle with doubts, and her eventual commitment to the mission -a calling- God has prepared her for. A thought provoking story that will challenge the reader to develop a personal mission.
  • Mount Mission on Aug. 15, 2011

    A heart for helping people leads Holly to discover the life's mission. "Mount Mission" follows Holly's journey of self discovery, her struggle with doubts, and her eventual commitment to the mission -a calling- God has prepared her for. A thought provoking story that will challenge the reader to develop a personal mission.
  • Sanctuary on Aug. 20, 2011

    Readers who have experienced the horrors of devistating hurricanes can relate to Claire in "Sanctuary". She leaves a bomb shelter or storm celler to discover a decimated world devoid of humans, animals, and plants. Mountains of debris are all that remain of cities. No electricity, running water, shelter, food or clothing similar to the aftermath of a tornado or hurricane. "Sanctuary" is a story of survival, of learning to care for basic needs, and the determenation to make a new civilization under God that doesn't repeaat the political and immoral past.
  • Freedom Race on Aug. 23, 2011

    Interpalitary race relations is the plot of "Freedom Race". While tensions and issues of Earth's prejudice are being challenged and overcome by people who believe that all are created equal, aliens descend to impose their theory of society. Alien leaders have eliminated all religion, and accept no higher power, instead all needs and answers to society's problems are resolved by their government. Are we seeing this today? Is the only race, the human race, headed for extinction?
  • Man in the Mirror on Aug. 23, 2011

    "Man in the Mirror" tackles the question of guilt. Does guilt lead to denial or repentance? Trying to justify her actions, Celeste searches for the Man in the Mirror to clear her conscience. A horrible accident has shattered lives. This story emphasises the strange interctions that may not be accidental. Determination and the internal strength of Celeste will challenge the reader to rethink incidents in his/her life.
  • Love on the Run on Aug. 23, 2011

    From tragedy to truth, "Love on the Run" is a love story with a twist. Marnie not only must deal with a fiance, but also a murderer, and the sense of loosing her mind to depression. To help her focus she takes up jogging and then running. This story is chocked with information on training for runners. It relates the challenges, successes and failures of runners to the emotions and reality of falling in love.
  • Lessons Learned at Summer Camp on Aug. 27, 2012

    "Lessons Learned" answers the questions "Why wasn't I told these things? Why didn't I know?" This short inspirational fiction for girls and adults who love them confronts the worldly challenges faced by teens everywhere. Told through the memories of Angel, a camp counselor who shares her story, who opens her heart to girls who doubt the value of purity. She tells of being the good girl who fell in "love", slipped into sexual promiscuity, alcholism and a disastrous marriage. Not only will this book open dialog between adults and teens, but will encourage and empower women who are struggling in ungodly relationships.