NFP Awareness Week

NFP is safe, healthy, morally acceptable and effective! It is the only method we have used to avoid pregnancy in 28 years! The following is a great link to more information about NFP and NFP Awareness Week:

“NFP couples know very well how much misunderstanding there is out there about modern Natural Family Planning — even 40+ years after its development! It’s time more people knew the TRUTH about NFP! We invite you to explore the following information and share it with others”

Pet Peeves and Proofreaders

And alliteration. Just kidding.

As a freelance writer, novelist and transcriber, the job description entails being proficient in spelling.

A good spell check can assist any poor speller, but I can pick out a spelling error or typo from a mile away. One of my biggest pet peeves is to see a spelling mistake on a huge sign or headline of a newspaper. It especially irks me to see a typo or spelling mistake in one of my novels.

Proofreading is an art in itself and requires a keen eye and I have often been employed to proofread other writers’ works. But I do not have a keen eye when reading my own writing. There are over 130,000 words in my second book, In Name Only, so I hired six individual proofreaders to find the bulk of the typos. What was especially interesting is that each one of them found different typos.

Copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach

“Adult” Conversations

In my latest column on Catholic Mom, I write about having the difficult but relevant “adult” conversations with my older children:

…we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a society of misused free will and disordered passions, a world where many people embrace their fallen human nature. However, this is also the world in which we try to prepare our children as they grow older and become young adults. While we can shelter our kids from the perversities of our secular culture while they’re young, there will come a time when it will be necessary to give some account for the sexual attitudes so prevalent in our society.

copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach

Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp

My newest review is up at Catholic Fiction. Therese Heckenkamp’s young adult novel, Past Suspicion, was a very enjoyable read!

Past Suspicion is an intriguing young adult thriller which tells the story of orphaned 17-year-old Robin Finley. Before her mother dies, she whispers, “Don’t trust anyone.”

To read more, click on the link below:

copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach

Interview Today on the Catholic Revolver

Just a reminder that I will be interviewed today on the Catholic Revolver with Jerry Blog Talk Radio Show at 3:00 p.m. EST.–ellen-gable-hrka

I will be discussing my novels and other topics as well as giving away one hard copy each of my books, Emily’s Hope and In Name Only and five free e-copies of my award-winning novel, In Name Only.

If you’re not able to listen to the program live, it will be archived at the above link.

copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach

The Catholic Revolver

I will be interviewed by Jerry Weber on The Catholic Revolver blog talk radio show next Wednesday, July 14th at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Here’s the link for the show:–ellen-gable-hrkach

Please tune in and listen! I’m going to be talking about my books, upcoming conferences and future writing projects. You can also call in with questions: 1-646-727-2989.

Copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach