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OWL Author Laura Aranda Awarded $20K Investment

OWL Author Laura Aranda Awarded $20K Investment

We are excited to announce Laura Aranda, author of Pushing Back the Darkness, placed 3rd at Impact Junkie’s The Great Pitch in Indianapolis, Indiana! The audience selected her to receive $20K in investments toward creating a human trafficking awareness and survivor program.

Laura presented her plan to create a Christian-based awareness and recovery program to end human trafficking. Her plan includes community and school education and awareness, training for support group leaders, and on-going survivor recovery groups and safe houses. If you are interested in being a part of the team in some capacity, please contact Laura at LauraAranda@OWLofHope.com with your interest, availability, background, and credentials.

Please pray for Laura as she spreads the message of hope for families and victims of human trafficking. Laura is available to speak at any venue across the nation and the world. Below are the current training options available now:

 

1. What is human trafficking? Defining who they are and what they look for. Statistics available. 2. Internet safety. How to remain safe and keep your children safe online as well. 3. Pornography and Sex Trafficking. Why these two go hand in hand in destroying America. 4. Laws, government and ways to get involved in being a voice for tougher laws against criminals caught. 5. Self-defense. Guidelines on being in public and staying aware of your surroundings. 6. Emotional healing and restoration to Christ through the hands of your church family. How to help those who come in needing a church family.

We truly believe Laura’s award was God-directed. It is an astounding happening that is out of the ordinary and very exciting! Our Written Lives (OWL) of Hope, LLC did not have a part in creating this opportunity. We fully support Laura and her endeavors just as we support all OWL Authors, with book publishing services and prayer.

Hello 2017! You’re starting off great!

When it comes to blogging and newsletters, 2016 was a terrible year. When it comes to everything else, it was really quite remarkable. Our Written Lives published 11 new books in 2016, and White Hart Publications published 1 new book.

Facing Myself by Rachael Kathleen HartmanStealth Journey by Naomi HavensLife is Busy!

In 2016, I finished writing and publishing my third book, my personal story, Facing Myself: An Introspective Look at Cosmetic Surgery. I taught 4 “Writing and Publishing Your First Book” classes in three different states, and attended the Christian Product Expo in Nashville as an author to promote two of my books.

In September, I accepted a job offer and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In addition to running Our Written Lives, I am now working full-time in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. Life is busy, but it’s not too busy to keep me from what I love doing the most: helping people share their stories.

But Not Too Busy for New Books!

2017 is starting off with a kick with the newest OWL book, Stealth Journey: An Uncommon Fight Against Cancer, Fear, Tradition, and Pharmaceuticals, by Naomi Havens. Naomi shares her real-life journey of surviving cancer by pursuing the uncommon natural path, and saying no to chemotherapy and radiation. Learn more at www.victoryhaven.org.

In April, Laura Aranda’s novel, Pushing Back the Darkness, will captivate readers as Claire and her boyfriend Cole begin a thrilling quest to stop human trafficking and save Morgan Ann, a foster child kidnapped by foreigners.

Emra Smith, author of Your Story Matters, will be releasing her second book in 2017. She has been trailblazing the country, spreading the Hope of Christ through her Hope Walk and Hope Dolls, as well as empowering women to share their stories. Her new book will feature short stories of women who have survived various life circumstances and moved forward in victory. Learn more at www.emrasmith.com.

How can I help you write and publish your first book in 2017?

And don’t forget all of the great books from 2016! Check out these recently released OWL titles from authors all over the country! And the White Hart Publications educational book, Hamas Jihad, by Yisrael Ne’eman (learn more at www.hamasjihad.com.)

My Encounters with God II by Dick Jones When the Snow Comes Cuando Llega La Nieve by Marlene Castaneda Un-Mastering the Art of Losing by Ashtin T. Kennedy Livin in the Mortuary by D.C. Chatman Preachers Churches Saints and More J.M. Jordan You Can Say That Again by J.M. Jordan Why You Were Not Baptized in Jesus Name by Jim PickeringHamas Jihad by Yisrael Ne'eman

Rachael Hartman Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)

Blog Talk Radio Christian Authors on Tour


I was honored to be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio today with Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT). I spoke about my upcoming book Plastic Reality, my first book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance, the beginnings of Our Written Lives and the authors I’m working with. You can listen to the interview, which was recorded live, via the link below.

Blog Talk Radio Christian Authors on Tour Interviewed with Rachael Hartman

NEW BOOK: Healing Letters: A 140-Day Journey of Healthy Living

Healing Letters

A 140 Day Journey of Healthy Living. Each day provides an inspirational quote, scripture and a short prayer “letter” to God. Written specifically for people with an on-going illness or health concern. Provides some educational information and tips for healthy living.

After sharing her personal testimony in her first book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance, Angelena Cortello wrote Healing Letters to encourage other people living with a chronic illness. Read Day 1’s Letter . . .

ALPHA,

Today I can and will begin again. It is high time to recommit some areas of my life to You and to the purpose You have called me to fulfill. You are the beginning. I want to begin again. Sometimes taking that first unknown step is the hardest leap of faith, but I have to start somewhere. Why not now? Why not with You? I refuse to allow myself to stick with what is unhealthy for me and familiar to me, out of fear of facing something new because it is uncomfortable or out of my comfort zone. When I face my fears, it builds my self-esteem. I can do anything with You in my life. I choose to make the first step with motivation and determination. The first step to changing for the better has to include You. Love, Your Child

Healing Letters, Day 1
Day 1 Healing Letters

About Angelena Cortello


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Angelena Cortello is passionate about inspiring others to turn to God and a community of supportive people for help and deliverance from addiction and destructive life choices. Angel is the author of two books, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance and Healing Letters: A 140 Day Journey of Healthy Living.

She is a dynamic presenter and is available to speak at conferences, meetings, small groups, and other events in both secular recovering groups and Christian church services and events. She speaks on the following topics: her personal testimony, addiction recovery, spirituality, HIV and toxic relationships. For information and scheduling, contact her directly at angelcortello.com or via email at  angelenacortello@bellsouth.net.

NEW BOOK: A Shameless Revival, by Andy Smith

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WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HIM LOVE US MORE

Scripture is littered with names and faces who were marginalized by society. Touched by shame, each partnered with a lie, led along by a cloud of resentment. Not much has changed.

We don’t have to live like this.
Jesus proved it with actions far louder than words.

Follow me on a journey of investigation and introspection as we take a look at these throwaways and celebrate how their worth was validated on the spot.

His love will give you the courage to be honest. His love will give you the courage to be transparent. His love will give you the courage to love yourself. That’s when the change happens.

When we let Him see us, then we will see them. Except they won’t be them anymore. They’ll be us. Revived. Shamelessly.

WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HIM LOVE US LESS

CLICK to read Chapter One!

A SHAMELESS REVIVAL by Andy Smith

About Andy Smith

AndyandMelinda2014Andy Smith holds a master’s degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland College Park with a bachelor’s degree from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Andy and Melinda have pastored across the Eastern United States for over twenty years. Helping individuals and families achieve relational health and holistic wellness–spirit, soul, and body–is their passion. They love hiking and pizza night with their two other passions EG and JO.

Andy and Melinda Smith offer seminars, coaching, mentoring, and on-site training for personal and relational wellness. www.thelifesmith.com

 

Other Books by Andy Smith

The Eleventh Commandment
Freedom through forgiveness.

The Scent of Anointing: Equipping Men for Exceptional Living
Join with great men of the ages and make the journey. Let the Great Apothecary add to your oil, fully equip you for holy service, and complete your anointing.