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Ten Equals One

By Mark Miller

 

See, that’s a misleading way to start. There are actually eleven of us and twelve stories. I’m talking about a group I fondly refer to as the Authors of One and our series, simply called One. The Authors of One consist of ten authors, plus me. Ten equals one. I think we have the math straight now.

In the synopsis, I call it “a spiritual anthology examining True-Life Experiences of Authors and their Faith. As the series evolves, expect to discover what it means to have faith, no matter what that faith is and no matter where they live. Remember that we are all part of this One World.”

I think it has grown beyond that. What’s more, it has really taught me a lot.

We are nearing the end of the series. Story Eleven, by well-known Amish author Sarah Price, is available now. After that, I am going to put the bookends on it with Story Twelve.

In between my first story, Meant To Be, and the last, which I am calling Choices, a myriad of talented authors opened my eyes. I felt like they stuck out their hand and when I grabbed hold, they carried me around the world. Along the way, I watched them learn, live, fall in love, and even confront death. We shared more than one out-of-body experience and time-travelled.

The best part is that it is all true. These experiences are honest and emotional. Time and again, they bared deeply personal parts of themselves, taking risks that allowed we readers to become that much richer for looking into their lives.

Another thing that should be said is these are generous people. They are not preaching from some obscure pulpit. They each have a message and want to give something more. Each author in this series is giving at least half, some all, of their proceeds to charity. These stories support a variety of worthy causes.

Why not enrich your life and help someone else too? Each story is ONLY 99 Cents and the Amazon Kindle links are here:

 Mark Miller – Meant To Behttp://goo.gl/E2HWn

De Miller – Twelve Stepshttp://goo.gl/ZGsCp

Sudè Khanian – Dr. Candyhttp://goo.gl/HhB0G

Giovanni Gelati – The Hand of Godhttp://goo.gl/P0uVY

Melissa Studdard and Scott Lutz – For the Love of Allhttp://goo.gl/GssqE

George Michael Loughmueller – Snake in the Waterhttp://goo.gl/m1TI3

Rachel Hunter – Perfect Nothinghttp://goo.gl/NnJs8

Crystal Linn – God’s Counterpointshttp://goo.gl/gzZlw

Ron Starbuck – Wheels Turning Inwardhttp://goo.gl/p2QBE

Don Lubov – 1971http://goo.gl/ojf3z

Sarah Price – The Power of Faith http://goo.gl/zPxzm

 Coming Soon

Mark Miller – Choices

 Please connect with the Authors of One on Facebook – www.fb.com/MarkMillersOne

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On Writing: Let’s Visit Some Author Friends

Author Kathy Bellows

Kathy and Phil Bellows

 

The first post about one of our fellow writers reviews Mrs. Kathy Bellows, a close friend and widow, who has quite a story to tell.

She was born and raised in Towanda, PA. After marrying Phil Bellows in 1970, they moved to Snyder County and settled in Middleburg, PA.

They reared three children, but in 1996, their only son, Matthew and his fiance were killed in a car accident at the age of 21 and now reside in Heaven. Kathy’s two daughters are married and live close by. Kathy has five grandchildren with a sixth on its way.

Kathy and her family started attending Kreamer Bible Baptist Church in 1976 where she continues to serve the Lord today. She substitutes as a teacher of first through fourth grade Sunday school children, teaches Junior Church once a month, and helps in the nursery.

Her professional career involves working as an LPN for 20 years. Her hobbies are scrapbooking and reading.

In January 2009, Kathy’s husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer—Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. He was very ill at the time of his diagnosis and had to undergo extensive treatment. The physician didn’t know if Phil would make it through the first treatment; thus Kathy and her family were called to Phil’s bedside before treatment began. Although the treatments caused Phil to have severe pain, the family rejoiced in June of that same year as they learned the cancer was in remission. The Lord saw fit to allow him to not only make it through the treatments but also to go into remission.

Within less than four months, Phil’s cancer returned. He continued to battle it and even had a bone marrow transplant. However, six months after a miraculous cure, God called Phil home to be with Him. 

Kathy felt inspired to share with others how our loving God faithfully walked beside her and her husband during the deepest trial of their lives. She recently published an excellent journal, GOD NEVER FAILS, which documents how God sustained the family and gave them the courage to face another day.

If you have any friends or loved ones battling cancer, Kathy and I encourage you to purchase her booklet for those folks. We believe it will be an encouragement to their hearts as they trust in God to see them through the trial.

Kathy's Testimony of Her Husband's & Her Walk through Cancer

To order this inexpensive book that will be a blessing to your heart or anyone that is facing the trial of cancer, go to:

 kbellows60@yahoo.com

www.sorrowtovictory.wordpress.com

www.amazon.com

While I’m posting blogs about our Writers of Any Genre members, please consider being interviewed and having your gorgeous picture and your work posted on my blog. I’d be happy to feature you here in one of my upcoming AUTHOR FRIENDS blogs. If I have enough requests, I’ll post once a week for awhile instead of every two weeks.

Happy writing!

Marsha

www.marshahubler.com

 

 

 

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