Monday, November 19, 2018

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Welcome, Dixie. We are excited to have you here. Can you please tell our readers a bit about yourself?

I have been a pastor’s wife for 32 years. My husband Paul and I have four grown children, one grandson, and another grandson to arrive in March 2010.

My husband and I are the promoters of a two-day, all-day southern gospel sing. Over 30 groups from various states come to our little town in Floyd, Iowa.

We have been honored to serve the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd, Iowa, for 28 years and Lighthouse Academy for 21 years.

Our son John gave Paul a kidney on... Read More

In the short amount of time I have known J.W. Nicklaus, it astounds me how much I feel connected to him. It’s not just me. It’s everyone who walks the same path he walks and has read the words that were written by a man who is so literally gifted. You see, J.W. Nicklaus is not a well-known writer in the sense that his book has graced the New York Times bestseller list (give him time), but in the sense that what he writes reads like fine-tuned poetry. Not only do his words stick with you, but they penetrate your inner being – the inner core of your existence. If you have any doubts of what... Read More

Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, Ministry of Space, explores the possible result of an alternative timeline in which, at the end of the Second World War, the British secured the German rocket scientists and research that were, in reality, scooped up by America and the USSR. The story focuses around Air Commodore John Dashwood RAF who, being a veteran of the Battle of Britain, approaches Churchill with a plan to ensure that the British Empire is in the best possible defensive position for any future war by securing the rocket technology being worked on by the Germans and detaching the UK from... Read More

What is the last book or movie that made you cry?

Million Dollar Baby

What fictional character do you like most?

I would say Tom Builder from Pillars of the Earth. You really got to know him through the story and could appreciate the adversities he faced.

What is the greatest album ever?

Dedicated. It has a variety of very talented artists (especially Jane’s Addiction) playing the Grateful Dead’s greatest songs.

What is your ideal brain food?

Chocolate Power Bars.

What accomplishments are you most proud of and why?

I’m... Read More

Ebooks and why they are here to stay What is an e-reader? According to Wikipedia,

An e-book device, sometimes also called an e-book reader, is a device used to display e-books. It may be a device specifically designed for that purpose, or one intended for other purposes as well. The term is restricted to hardware devices, not software programs. The main advantages of these devices are: comfortable reading, perfect under sunlight, weeks of battery life and lightness.

Available e-Book Formats

Adobe Acrobat, eReader, Palm Doc, Rocket/REB1100, Microsoft Reader, PocketPC 1.0+ Compatible,... Read More

Lynda McDaniel loves to get people fired up about writing. Whether she’s coaching, training, or writing books, she digs into her satchel of proven techniques and personal experiences to help them increase their confidence and catapult their creativity. As they work together, her clients can better access their own problem-solving and creative-thinking skills and draw from their strengths and stories—the ones that set them apart from the rest and help them excel at work.

In August 2009, Lynda published her latest book, Words at Work: Powerful business writing delivers increased sales,... Read More

George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman chronicles the misadventures of Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE, war hero, national treasure, gentleman, coward, bully and rascal. It is the first of a series of Flashman books which are written in the style of the memoirs of Harry Flashman who, writing in his twilight days, looks back over his life and openly admits and describes his cowardly, self-centred and down-right awful behaviour which has seen him rise from school bully to one of Queen Victoria’s most celebrated soldiers and highest ranking Officers as well as one of the British... Read More

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