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Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Beth Westcott

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           Beth, her silly hubby Frank, and one of our “duckie” friends at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference

One of the sweetest gals I’ve ever had the privilege to know is Beth Westcott, a pastor’s wife, whom I met years ago at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference in Montrose, PA. Beth has been writing for quite a few years. Let’s get to know a little bit about her:

Beth Says Hi

“I trust you had a blessed Christmas and will have a joyous New Year,” she says. “May you hold the true meaning of Christmas in your hearts all year long.”

Her Roots

“I grew up on a farm,” Beth tells us. “Like many pre-teen girls, I loved horses. While the other group of girls ran screaming around the playground at school with a bunch of boys chasing them, the group I belonged to galloped and whinnied around as wild horses. Sometimes in real life, I had the opportunity to ride with friends, and my oldest sister owned a horse. I must confess I was never completely comfortable around horses. The idea for ‘Sadie and the Princess’ grew from my oldest granddaughter’s interest in horses.”

Beth’s Life Besides Writing:

The mother of three and grandmother of five (and one on the way), she has been in ministry with her pastor husband for more than thirty years. She enjoys teaching the Bible to children and women and enjoys music, sewing, and, of course, reading.

What Sparked Her Interest in Writing?

“My passion for writing began in second grade with a little poem about a lamb and a puppet play in third grade. I began writing seriously when I decided I needed to prepare for the empty nest after my children left home. It has been a journey of challenge and reward.”Beth.Reading

Thanks, Beth for a glimpse into your busy and fulfilling life!

Watch for Beth’s story to be posted soon on

Amazon and B & N

in MARSHA HUBLER’S HEART-WARMING HORSE STORIES:

“Sadie and the Princess”

More than anything in the world, Sadie Rose Collins wishes for a horse of her own. She thinks and dreams about horses all the time. Her parents say no, they can’t afford a horse, and Sadie figures God is too busy to listen to her prayer for a horse.

Then one day, Sadie sees a shaggy gray horse grazing in a neighbor’s pasture. “If you were my horse,” Sadie whispers, “I would brush you until you shine, and I’d ride you every day.” Assuming the worst about the horse’s owner, Sadie decides she must rescue this horse.

But how? Will her parents help her in her mission? Or maybe her best friend, Sasha, has an idea?

When Sadie learns that Sasha’s Aunt Amiya rescues neglected and abused horses, she decides this may be her best chance to have a horse of her own.

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Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Brenda K. Hendricks

Hendricks. Promo Photo

Author/Illustrator

How does Brenda spend a lot of her time when she’s not writing? Brenda says, “Although I enjoy writing, painting has always been my first love. I started with crayon hieroglyphics on my mother’s kitchen walls as a child. A few years ago, I painted a mural on the church wall. That’s progress. Someone once paid me to paint a portrait of Charlie Pride (yes, the singer) on velvet no less. I was also commissioned to do a wildlife painting while at a hunting lodge in Maine. Good thing, too, because my husband was caught speeding on the way home and the fee for the painting covered the cost of the fine with enough left over to buy a new washing machine when we got home.”

Besides painting….

“My days are filled with caring for my elderly mother, encouraging, counseling, and praying for friends, peers, and my sisters and brothers in Christ. I also care for my grandchildren whenever needed. I have combined my love for painting and my desire to encourage others on my blogs—My Quotes of Encouragement and Brenda K. Hendricks. I also have written and illustrated three children’s picture books. On October 11, 2013, Two Small Fish Publications released my newest picture book entitled Much More to Christmas. View it here: http://www.amazon.com/Much-More-Christmas-Brenda-Hendricks/dp/0982658257/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386651695&sr=8-1&keywords=much+more+to+Christmas ”

Soon to be released by Helping Hands Press:

Darkness Before Dawn – a short story in MARSHA HUBLER’S HEART-WARMING HORSE STORIES Collection

What’s the story about?

The one thing fourteen-year-old Dawn Williams enjoys most in life, other than simply spending every free moment with her registered Palomino gelding Sundance, is horseback riding with her mother, Sharon Williams. Dawn has planned a surprise, all-day ride for her and her mother. However, Dawn isn’t the only one eager to spring a surprise on the entire family.

Dawn’s father, Doug Williams, decides to take everyone on a four-day vacation…a vacation that excludes horses and ruins Dawn’s all-day ride with her mother.

When tragedy turns the vacation into a living nightmare, Dawn unleashes her anger, frustration, and guilt on the one who could help her through it—Sundance.

 

Sly’s Christmas Surprise – a short story in MARSHA HUBLER’S HEART-WARMING CHRISTMAS STORIES Collection

What’s this story about?

Despite his aversion for the Christmas giving/getting scene, seventeen-year-old Samuel Lee Yeager, a.k.a. Sly, agrees to deliver presents to disadvantaged families for his mother. At his second stop, Sly meets Evie, a twelve-year-old girl suffering from alopecia totalis—a disease that causes total baldness. Concern sends his mind reeling with an idea to get her a wig for Christmas. But he’ll need his friends’ help.

Although Sly’s buddies agree to the scheme, a fist fight at the gym and a mouth battle at home squelch Sly’s enthusiasm for the project. But it’s too late. His buddies have started the ball rolling.

Will Sly rejoin the Wig for Evie Campaign or will he stick to his principles and miss the thrill of discovering the true spirit of Christmas?

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