Congrats to Rachel Kulp! Random.org came up with your number as the winner of Broken Wings. For the qualifying question, I asked what book you had read recently that you enjoyed. Here’s her response:
The last book was “Blink” by Ted Dekker. It made me appreciate our freedoms and the cost for spiritual and physical freedom.
Thanks to everyone who commented, and a special thank you to the judges of the Faith, Hope, and Love contest for your time and dedication. The silver box is beautiful. I’m honored.
And now, this week’s Christian Fiction Blog Alliance offering.
Until recently retiring to write full time, Pamela Binnings Ewen was a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P., specializing in corporate finance. She now lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, James Lott.
She has served on the Board of Directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas, as well as the Advisory Board for The New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans; Pamela is a co-founder of the Northshore Literary Society in the Greater New Orleans area. She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women.
Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful clergyman who learns an ancient secret, confronting him with truth and a choice that may destroy him.
She is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed non-fiction book Faith On Trial, published by Broadman & Holman in 1999, currently in its third printing.
Although it was written for non-lawyers, Faith On Trial was also chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the Spring of 2000, along with The Case For Christ by Lee Stroble. Continuing the apologetics begun in Faith On Trial, Pamela also appears with Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, Darrell Bock, Lee Stroble, and others in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, a Campus Crusade for Christ production.
Pamela is the latest writer to emerge from a Louisiana family recognized for its statistically improbable number of successful authors. A cousin, James Lee Burke, who won the Edgar Award, wrote about the common ancestral grandfathers in his Civil War novel White Dove At Morning.
Among other writers in the family are Andre Dubus (Best Picture Oscar nomination for The Bedroom; his son, Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, a Best Picture Oscar nomination and an Oprah pick; Elizabeth Nell Dubus (the Cajun trilogy); and Alafair Burke, just starting out with the well received Samantha Kincaid mystery series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
At 8:47 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 1977, new-to-town businessman Bingham Murdock flew his small plane into New Orleans, banking it in such a way that a ray of sunshine shot through the city at light speed.
Amalise Catoir saw the flash from her sixteenth floor law office window. Finally feeling alive after the death of her abusive husband, she imagined seeing the plane was a fate for her eyes only; a special connection between the unknown giver and she, the recipient of light.
But someone else saw it, a six-year-old Cambodian refugee in foster care for whom a sudden burst of brightness reminds him of artillery fire.
Destined to cross paths with the man and the child, Amalise doesn’t yet know the deeper spiritual lesson she will learn: that we are responsible not only for the things we do, but also for the things that we don’t.Read More
A few weeks ago, I told you that Broken Wings was a finalist in Faith, Hope, and Love’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. The FHL chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America) meets during the week of the annual RWA Convention. This year it was held in Anaheim, CA. I was truly honored...Read More
It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks! You’ve all been amazing in helping launch Stardust. Thank you for each tweet, each FaceBook mention, every review you’ve written. Please feel free to keep on telling your friends, and if you’ve just now read Stardust and want to write a...Read More
This title is actually somewhat of a misnomer as Stardust has shipped early from some outlets and has been spotted in a few Barnes and Noble stores already. My author copies are here, and so it begins. May 15 is the actual release date, and that’s when the real hoopla gets rolling. Early...Read More
I know. I know. Skype has been around awhile. Like so many other tech-y things, it sounded intimidating. Another gadgety thing to learn. AND there was the fact that it would be MY FACE on the screen in someone else’s living room. And then . . . . my friend Sarah Sundin wrote and told me her...Read More
Congratulations to Joan for being the winner of the jazzy giveaway featuring Broken Wings and music CDs. When asked how she celebrated good news, here’s what she said: I call my husband, my daughter, and then my niece. I call my friends and meet with them for coffee, or plan a party. I share...Read More