OWL of Hope Author Angel Cortello was featured on KALB TV to promote her book and Saturday’s book signing. Check out the link below:
I’m so proud of Angelena Cortello – she did an amazing job this morning promoting her book on TV. I loved how she gave God all the glory! She came across professionally and just did an all around great job!!
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Alexandria, LA—Last year her book published, and this year she’s taking her message of hope on the road.
Earlier this year, Angel Cortello had speaking engagements in San Marcos, TX and Miami, FL. She’ll be speaking in Austin, TX in soon and in August, she heads to Providence, Rhode Island as a guest speaker at another conference.
Her book goes to places she can’t reach. One man, a prisoner in Oklahoma serving 20 years, read her book and wrote, “I’ve read it twice. The first time in 8 hours. Words can not express how much it ministered to my heart, and encouraged me to take the things in my life, and allow God to use them for His glory… Also, I have about 20 of my friends in line to read it, and God is already moving through your book.”
In her book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance, she shares her story of being lost in a world of emotional problems, addiction, prostitution and the street life. This is the true story of how she chose recovery and freedom, even in the midst of consequences such as HIV.
She is currently writing a devotional of daily prayer and inspiration for people living with chronic illness.
The book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance is available through all major bookstores. It was published by Our Written Lives of Hope, LLC in 2012.
Rachael Hartman is a Christian author and publisher. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press creating lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and Link247. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope bookstore & publishing services. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.
Your kids will love this imaginative story about Lappy, based on Matthew 17: 24-27. Written by Howard Pastorella and Illustrated by Cynthia Croce Smith.
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It Always Pays to Give.
Lappy’s coin treasure was his heart’s delight. He displayed the coin in his room for all of his friends to see. He took the coin to school for Show and Tell.
Around that same time on the shore near Capernaum, Jesus told Peter, “Go to the sea and catch the first fish that comes up, open his mouth and you’ll find money inside to pay our taxes.” (Matthew 17:27)
Lappy cheerfully volunteered to give Jesus his coin and be a part of the miracle. Find out what happened in this delightful story, Loveable Lappy: The Fish with the Golden Coin!
I want to share a poem with you from the next OWL of Hope book (it’s at the bottom this message). The book is called Patterns of Light: Poetry by J.S. Hartman. It’s my honor to work with my dad on this book.
The book features 100 of his most loved poems and folk songs including As Angels Watched, Stop that Tot!, and Everyday is Christmas. He wrote many of the poems during his time as an Army Chaplain, though he began writing poems when he was 17 years old and is still writing poems today.
The cover of the book features a picture of one of his beautiful stained glass arrangements. The book also features several useable original stained glass patterns he designed.
Many of the poems minister to people experiencing grief. His newest poem I’m Here! is dedicated to his mother who passed away with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002.
We would like to share one of the poems with you now and we hope you enjoy it.
“Things must get better than they are!”
These words are often said.
We’re wishing for next year to come.
Next year we might be dead!
Ironic as these future dreams
We cast away today,
And then remember “Yesterdays”
And wish it were that way.
It’s nice to look for better things,
To wish upon a star,
But don’t you think some things are nice
Just the way they are?
Let’s live each day and thank God for
Whatever comes our way.
The storm clouds or the bright sunshine
Are ours for just today!
To truly live this present hour
Will give us grace to say:
“Today’s my great tomorrow
And my glorious yesterday!”
Rachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and blogs for Lady by Design. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope, an online bookstore and publishing house in which she helps others share the message of the hope of Jesus Christ and promotes holistic health. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.
Author Ann Banco Reade read her newly published OWL of Hope book, The Tiniest Tree at Barnes and Nobel in Savannah, Georgia. Surprisingly, the store wasn’t as busy as the previous two days, but a crowd of kids still enjoyed the story!
We’re looking forward to a great year promoting The Tiniest Tree in preparation for Christmas next year! We plan to take the book to Christmas tree farms, holiday shops, the Children’s Book Festival, and many more places!