Carol Moye is a recently retired public school teacher, ending her career teaching English. Although she loved inspiring teenagers to create poetry, photography and music, she is delighted to have time to write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, in a Christian home. My mother did Bible studies with us sometimes, and made us memorize scriptures.
When did you first start writing?
That's hard to say. I know I wrote a lot in high school, more poetry than anything else. I don't remember writing much before then. I wrote a bit when my kids were growing up, but mostly journaled until about 5 years ago when I seriously started writing again as time and energy permitted. Throughout my teaching career I taught others how to write. I retired early in 2013. Since then, I have been writing a lot.
This is a highly inspirational book. Mr. Wright shares his wisdom and reflections in much the same way that David did in the biblical Psalms. Most of the poems come with an encouraging foreword, most with related scriptures. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Delightful book. These poems are well written and very inspirational. Not being Catholic, I appreciated the universal way there were written calling all readers to a let their light shine and share their faith with those who are most in need.
This book is about a man who truly is a seeker. He spends the book in search of who he is in terms of his relationship with God, exploring old relationships and their impact on his faith journey. The writer does a good job of developing the man character, Michael, and taking us along through is journey. Anne Brooke makes a rather surprising bold move that makes even the reader begin to question their beliefs. This is not the sort of book that holds you in suspense, but is a quiet, slow journey through one person's faith journey.
(review of free book)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Connie is a great writer. Her characters are human and very likeable. I meant to read only the first couple of chapters today as I had other things to do. I became so involved with the characters that I couldn't put the book down until I had finished it. I started it because Connie was looking for reviews (I was given a copy for review purposes). I finished it because it was awesome. The tie-in with Beauty and the Beast was icing on the cake.
This is a well-written story of a woman wrestling with faith and family issues. Her mentor is her grandmother who has a connection with God and the spirit world that the main character struggles with believing. Through her discussions with her grandmother, she learns much about herself, her faith is deepened, and she becomes aware of things that had gone unnoticed before. This is a relatively quick read (which I appreciate)and very enjoyable.
I loved this book. It picked up right where the first one left one, and left me wanting more at the end. Lily is so human and real. Her grandmother is charming and cute. I wish I could visit her myself. The twists and turns kept me moving through it quickly. It's an easy, but engaging read. Although there are Christian themes, it is not preachy, something else I appreciate. I'm really looking forward to the next book.
Very cleverly written book. I love how the protagonist uses his human skills to fight for change in the afterlife. It's a fun read. There is a bit more exposition than I generally appreciate, but it seems to be necessary to make the reader understand how things work in the afterlife. The ending is quite clever.