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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Kovach Korner 2012

We passed the one year mark in our new home and we love it. There is still much painting and fixing up to do, but the main floor is nearly there. We just need to install some light fixtures and put up a railing and it will be done! The second floor still needs some major renovation, and the basement is almost fully painted. Then we tackle all of the stuff that we crammed down there from our thirty-seven year marriage. Gotta make room for that train board!

clip_image002We were able to do some camping this year. Our big vacay was to South Dakota. We’ve never seen Mount Rushmore, and it didn’t disappoint. The highlight, however, was our five-year-old grandson, Adrian. We decided to take him alone because all of his siblings (except the baby) had been able to go out of state for various fun things this year. This picture is where we camped. We had a lot of fun and even sang in the car. For a rousing rendition of a song about a frog in Mandarin Chinese, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/kracklinprosie?feature=mhee.

clip_image006Yes, Mandarin Chinese. Adrian and his three older sisters are going to a school where that is taught. They thought it would be fun since their church often hosts Chinese students and some of them have spent time in their home.

clip_image004And here’s a picture with the oldest, Dominic. He’s thirteen and it’s hard to catch him in photos. He is becoming interested in pursuing Christian rap. I’ve heard him. He’s pretty good!

And now a word from our sponsor…

TitanicCover_022812_FullSizeI had two books come out this year. One was the eBook (now also in print) that I told you all about last year. Titanic: A Legacy of Betrayal. A secret. A key. Much was buried when the Titanic went down, but now it's time for resurrection. It’s available in Kindle and Nook as well as print. Please visit www.titaniclegacyofbetrayal.com for more info.

Postmark ChristmasThe second was a novella anthology. Postmark: Christmas. My story is titled “A Blessed Angel Came.” A shy woman with an important message meets a photographer bent on helping her find her voice, if his past doesn’t silence it completely. This book can be found in most Christian bookstores and Walmart. Or, it can be ordered from places like Amazon, B&N, etc.

And finally, we could use your prayers. Jim was laid off from LGS a couple of months ago. We are excited (and, yes, a little scared) as this opens up other avenues for us to pursue. Please keep us before the throne as we enter into this new phase.

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Postmark: Christmas – Authors Interview and Chance for Free Book!

All four authors of Postmark: Christmas are featured on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog today! Come on over and get to know us, then leave a comment to win the book.

Click HERE to join the fun!

Postmark Christmas

Monday, September 17, 2012

15 Author Event!

14 Author event Originally titled the 14 Author Event, (thus the picture,) there are now fifteen authors selling and signing their books at Living Hope Covenant Church, 6750 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. Please join us from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Friday, September 28.

This is in conjunction with a craft fair that continues through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Following are the authors and some of the books represented. This would be a great opportunity to buy personalized gifts for the readers on your Christmas list!

  • Donita K. Paul - Dragon Keeper Chronicles, Dragon of Chiril
  • Evangeline Denmark - Dragon and the Turtle, Dragon and Turtle go on a Safari
  • Tiffany Amber Stockton - Stealing Hearts, Colonial Courtships
  • Stuart Stockton - Starfire: The Mending, Book 1
  • RJ Larson - Prophet, Judge
  • Beth Vogt - Wish You Were Here, Catch a Falling Star
  • Mary Davis - A Cascades Christmas, Titanic: Voyage of Intent
  • Kathleen Kovach - Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal, Postmark Christmas
  • Paula Moldenhauer - Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal, Postmark Christmas
  • Brock Eastman - Taken, Risk, Coming Storm
  • Marianne Herring - Voyage with the Vikings
  • Robert Liparulo - The 13th Tribe, Frenzy
  • Kimberley Woodhouse and Kayla Woodhouse - Welcome Home: Our Families Journey to Extreme Joy, Race Against Time, No Safe Haven, A Life That Matters
  • Megan DiMaria, Searching for Spice & Out of Her Hands

I hope to see you there!

Kathy

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Postmark: Christmas releases today!

Postmark Christmas

People from all around the country send their mail to Christmas, Florida, to receive a special Christmas postmark. Four couples linked by the post office find their Christmas holidays stamped for romance when wreath postmarks and manufactured snow turn the sultry southern town into a festive paradise.

Click HERE to order.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal blog roll

We’ve had a blast visiting blog sites leaving articles and interviews. In some cases, the blog author left a review. Here is a list of blogs and their links for your reading pleasure. We were asked some diversified questions, so most of what we spoke about on these blogs is unique with very little repetition. I hope you enjoy!

Blogs featuring articles, interviews, and reviews:

· Does knowing the truth make a difference? – Our story deals with a secret. http://davalynnspencer.blogspot.com/2012/08/does-knowing-truth-make-difference.html

· Draw All Men – Why we chose to write a Christian story without writing a Christian story. http://amberstockton.blogspot.com/2012/08/guest-bloggers-kathleen-e-kovach-and.html

· Kathy answers the question: How have you seen God work in your writing journey? http://kristenatunstall.com/2012/08/09/the-journey-with-kathleen-kovach/

· Kathy answers the question: How have you seen God work in your writing journey? http://kristenatunstall.com/2012/08/10/the-journey-with-paula-moldenhauer-part-2-of-2/

· Interview on spiritual theme. http://dineenmiller.com/once-upon-a-truth/

· Book review. http://www.rosemccauley.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-review-titaniclegacy-of-betrayal.html

· Interview with the authors. http://thisisablogaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/titanic-legacy-of-betrayal-paula-moldenhauer-and-kathleen-kovach/

· Interview on collaboration. http://historythrutheages.blogspot.com/2012/07/good-evening-readers-im-featuring.html

· Paula’s thoughts on the two books she researched before writing the historical portion. http://allbettsareoff.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/colonel-archibald-gracie-and-lawrence-beesley-titanic-authors/

· Review. http://booksandanna.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/titanic-legacy-of-betrayal-by-kathleen-e-kovach-and-paula-moldenhauer/

· Review. http://jordynredwood.blogspot.com/2012/07/hypothermia-or-death-by-drowning-titanic.html

· Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun – about collaboration http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2012/08/welcome-our-guests-kathleen-kovach-and.html

Added after posting article:

· No Longer Writing in a Flood Zone – what no longer scares me. http://www.olivianewport.com/2012/09/no-longer-writing-in-a-flood-zone/

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Postmark: Christmas – Preorder now!

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Even though this book doesn’t come out until fall of this year, you may preorder by clicking here.

Here is a summary:

People from all around the country send their mail to Christmas, Florida, to receive a special Christmas postmark. Four couples linked by the post office find their Christmas holidays stamped for romance when wreath postmarks and manufactured snow turn the sultry southern town into a festive paradise.

 

Home for Christmas by Paige Winship Dooly

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11, NIV)

Stella arrives in Christmas, Florida, content with her nomadic RV lifestyle and ready to tackle her next job as event planner for the town’s Christmas festival. While she keeps an eye on the post office for her next job lead, Brick keeps busy with his contracting job, heading up the Christmas committee, and as a single dad to his young son, Seth. When festival plans throw the two together, Stella and Brick realize their lives are lacking in the relationship arena. Will the small town put a postmark of approval on their relationship before Stella leaves Christmas for good?

Merry Christmas, With Love by Darlene Franklin

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)

War Widow Randi Pearson enjoys sending Christmas cards postmarked from the Christmas, Florida post office to men and women serving in the armed forces—until Major Troy Brennan, ret., shows up on her doorstep. Can Troy convince Randi to let go of the past and move into the future?

A Blessed Angel Came by Kathleen E. Kovach (ME!)

The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.” (Luke 1:19, NIV)

Gabi Archer wishes she could be bold and forthright like her thirteen-year-old half-sister, Jerica, who is a paraplegic. Ever since the accident that claimed their parents and left Jerica in a wheelchair, Gabi has retreated into her safe world. That is, until photographer David Levine enters her life where they both work at a nature park in Christmas, Florida. David challenges and intrigues Gabi. He, in turn, sees the strong and passionate person within her through his lens. They secretly send cards to each other through the town’s post office as a way to show their admiration. Can David draw Gabi out of her shell, or will his past cause her to withdraw further?

You’re a Charmer, Mr. Grinch by Paula Moldenhauer

Warn the rich people of this world not to be proud or to trust in wealth that is easily lost. Tell them to have faith in God, who is rich and blesses us with everything we need to enjoy life. (I Timothy 6:17, CEV)

Retired police officer Rick Stanton dons a grinch costume for the holidays and "patrols" Christmas, Florida to promote the festive town. Everyone falls under his charm except the person he most wants to impress—Postmaster Edie Hathaway. Rick wants to be loved for himself, not his secret; and his silence confuses Edie, stirring up her painful past and threatening her secure future. The grinch is stealing Edie’s heart, but will Edie learn to trust him before he gives up on love?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal

A secret. A key. Much was buried when the RMS Titanic went down, but now it's time for resurrection.

Releasing April 2012 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic.

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April 1912

Olive Stanford, boarded the Titanic determined to protect all she held dear, but her decisions cost more than she ever anticipated. She thought her secret would go with her to the grave—but she can’t face the afterlife carrying the burden of her betrayal.

April 2012

A successful Realtor®, Ember Keaton-Jones has her life figured out--until a stranger shows up with a key to a century-old secret that challenges everything she believes. When she meets computer-savvy Jeff Dawson, working for his dad in the family’s musty antique shop, she finds an unexpected ally in unlocking the mystery of her past.

As secrets long buried unfold, the two wrestle with what they discover. Can opinionated Ember and forward-thinking Jeff allow the past to reshape their future?

Carefully researched, this engaging tale includes true stories of the Titanic embedded in historical fiction.

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal is co-authored by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer.

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Award-winning author Kathleen E. Kovach lives in northeast Colorado where she leads a critique group and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, serving as Rocky Mountain Zone Director. An award winning author of Christian romance, she presents spiritual truths with a giggle, proving herself as one of God's peculiar people.

 

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Author, speaker, and mom of four, Paula Moldenhauer has published over 300 times. Her first two novels release in 2012. She serves as the Colorado Coordinator for the American Christian Fiction Writers and homeschools. Paula loves peppermint ice cream and walking barefoot. Her greatest desire is to be close enough to Jesus to breathe His fragrance.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet Charles Malcolm Stanford III

Charles Malcolm Stanford III

The rogue grandson of Olive Stanford, Charles isn’t a main character, but an important one in the e-book I’m writing with Paula Moldenhauer.

 Titanic: A Legacy of Betrayal.

A secret. A key.
Much was buried when the Titanic went down,
but now it's time for resurrection.

Watch for it in April 2012.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Upcoming Speaking Schedule

maybe7 As if I don’t talk enough at home, now I’m speaking in public. Please join me for these 2012 events:

 

  • A Day of Romance – Intimate Conversations With Romance Writers
    • February 11, 12:00 to 6:00 pm (This encompasses all three sessions. Mine will be 1:00 – 2:00)
    • I will be on a panel with other authors. My particular session is titled “Why Romance?” Bring your questions about romance in novels, and learn why romance is inherently important to any storyline.
    • Located at the Penrose Library in Colorado Springs, (20 N. Cascade 80904), Carnegie Reading Room. Here’s a map to the event.
    • Click here for further details.
  • Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC)
    • I am team teaching with my friend, Paula Moldenhauer.
    • Wednesday, May16, 1:00 – 2:00 “Calling All Heroes (and Heroines)”.  What takes a romance from "how sweet" to something more that keeps readers thinking about your story? Contrary to popular belief romance isn't (only) about chemistry and passionate kisses. Give more "buy-in" to your romance by creating heroes and heroines who call forth the true self in their beloved. (Note: There is an extra cost for this above conference fees as it is an Early Bird workshop.)
    • Friday, May 18, 2:15 – 3:15 “Framing a Solid Structure”.  How to use tried and true methods such as GMC and Plot Skeleton and employ the Hero’s Journey.
    • Located at the YMCA, Estes Park, Colorado.
    • Click here for further details.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Day of Romance 2012 – Intimate Conversations With Romance Writers.

 

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If you’re going to be in the Colorado Springs area on Saturday, February 11, please come by to chat. I, along with eleven other authors, will be featured guests on three different panels in the Pikes Peak Library District program, A DAY OF ROMANCE.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 12 to 6 pm

Where: Colorado Springs, CO, Penrose Library (20 N. Cascade 80904), Carnegie Reading Room. Here’s a map to the event.

Who: Authors Donita K. Paul, Beth Vogt, Kathleen E. Kovach, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Mary Davis, Olivia Newport, Paula Moldenhauer, Lisa Tawn Bergren, Megan DiMaria, Brock Eastman, Alison Strobel Morrow, Kimberly Woodhouse

The program will include a social hour and free food, books for sale by the authors and book signings, and the following moderated panel discussions:

· Why Romance?

· Romance: Past, Present & Future

· A Twist of Romance (romance as a subplot)

IMPORTANT!

Please rsvp to Rachel Stovall: email: rstovall@ppld.org

Phone: (719) 531-6333 x1212