Sunday Snippets – Cool Book News!

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers over at RAnn’s Place where we share posts from the previous week.

Here are my posts:

A Subtle Grace #1 (my book, A Subtle Grace, is currently #1 in five different categories, #2 or #3 in several additional categories and #74 over all Amazon e-books!)

7 Quick Takes Friday – Book News News on my work in progress and other projects I’ve been working on.

Sunday Snippets – January 24

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets, where we share posts from the previous week.

Here are my posts:

Feast of St. Agnes

If the Morning

The next one is an older article (from 2011), but it’s been getting a few hits recently since I mentioned it in my Catholic Writers Guild blog post last week:

Difficult Anniversaries – Responsible Parenthood

GIVEAWAY!! Also check out Erika Marie’s blog, One Simple Mama. She posted an interview with me earlier today. As well, I’m sponsoring a giveaway of A Subtle Grace at her blog! Click on this link to enter!

Sunday Snippets – January 17

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place where we share posts from the previous week.

It was a slow week for blogging, although I did manage two posts about Catholic fiction.

A Subtle Grace Reviews – special thanks to the four bloggers who agreed to read and review my book!

Fatal Rhythm Book Review

Check out the other bloggers’ posts at RAnn’s Place!

7 Quick Takes Friday – Happy Thanksgiving!

7_quick_takes_sm1 Jen isn’t hosting 7 Quick Takes today, but I decided to post my quick takes anyway!

If you’ve braved the shopping malls this Black Friday, stay safe!

1. Black Friday Deals at Full Quiver Publishing!
You don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to receive great deals! Do you receive my publishing company’s newsletter? If you don’t, you’re missing out on some great deals! Until December 3rd, ALL FQP BOOKS (including my five books) are on sale for 30% off! Want the coupon codes? Just email me to sign up for our newsletter fullquiverpublishing(at)gmail.com and I will forward you the latest newsletter with the codes.Full Quiver logo

2. Goodreads Giveaway of A World Such as Heaven Intended
There’s also still time to enter to win one free print copy of Amanda Lauer’s new novel, A World Such as Heaven Intended. Click the link below to enter:
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/115123-a-world-such-as-heaven-intended

3. Guidelines for Evangelizing Online
My latest post over at Catholic Mom lists my guidelines for evangelizing online. Check it out here.

4. Another Train Photo
This photo was actually another one that was in the running for the front cover of Family Foundations magazine.

Photo courtesy Tim Baklinski of Two Trees Photography

Photo courtesy Tim Baklinski of Two Trees Photography

5. For Locals! Book Signing Tomorrow!
I’ll be at the CWL Christmas Bazaar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall in Braeside, Ontario tomorrow from 8:30 to 12:30 signing and selling my books. The delightful Ida Gravelle will also be with me signing her book, Dancing on Friday.

6. Reading/Review Shelf
Georgios: Hidden Heritage by A.K. Frailey
Rebuilding Catholic Culture by Ryan Topping
Catholic Spiritual Practices by Colleen Griffith and Thomas Groome

7. Advent Cartoon

Image copyright Full Quiver Publishing Please do not use without permission

Image copyright Full Quiver Publishing Please do not use without permission

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach

7 Quick Takes Friday – Holy Souls, Mementos and Other Quick Takes

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. St. Gertrude’s Prayer for the Holy Souls
November is the month of the Holy Souls. This is an ideal prayer to recite during this month, but it is also a powerful prayer said daily.
Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen.n with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen.

2. Young Woman with Cancer Commits Suicide
Heartbreaking story about a terminally ill young woman, Brittany Maynard, who committed suicide earlier this week. Terminally ill diagnoses are often wrong…and this woman was so young. Praying for her soul…

3. Six Full Quiver Publishing Books in Top Ten!
Earlier this week, six FQP books were in the top ten! Six of top ten are FQP books!

4. Lovely Memento From Homeschooling
This past week, I spent hours going through boxes and boxes of homeschooling materials. As one can imagine after 18 years, there were enough boxes and books to take up a huge section of our storage area. It was a chore that I had been putting off because I knew it would be emotionally challenging. It was bittersweet as the memories came flooding back. Homeschooling wasn’t always easy, but I will never regret making the decision to teach my children at home. I found this beautiful little sentence in an essay written by one of my sons, entitled “My Family.”My family age ten cropped

5. One of Ours Book Review
Willa Cather’s classic is a great book for commemorating Veterans Day/Remembrance Day next week. To read my review at CatholicFiction.net. click here.one-of-ours

6. Reading Shelf
The Grace of Yes by Lisa Hendey

7. Touche Cartoon

copyright 2013 James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

copyright 2013 James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Cartoon copyright James and Ellen Hrkach. Please do not use without permission.

7 Quick Takes Friday – Miscellaneous Book News

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. My Four Novels in Top Six
It doesn’t happen often, but earlier this week, all four of my novels were in the top six books of Religious Drama on Amazon! (A Subtle Grace #1, In Name Only #2, Stealing Jenny #5, Emily’s Hope #6) AllfourtopsixOct29

2. Adventures of Writing (Interview)
Special thanks to Victoria Marie Lees who interviewed me at her blog, Adventures in Writing. As well, she included the following review: “A Subtle Grace is alive with drama. The obstacles are many; the characters, lively. The devil lives in the historical world of the O’Donovan family. The writer knows her genre. This Catholic Fiction novel demonstrates the power of love and faith to forgive and protect. You won’t be disappointed.” A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

3. A World Such as Heaven Intended Print Edition
FQP’s new release, A World Such as Heaven Intended Print Edition (by Amanda Lauer)is now available on Create Space and will be available on Amazon soon. It’s currently available on Kindle.AWSAHI Final Cover

4. Terrorism Comes Close
My thoughts on last week’s shooting at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa (I live about 40 miles west of Ottawa).

Photo courtesy K. J.

Photo courtesy K. J.

5. All Saints Day
Tomorrow is All Saints Day and, hard to believe, the beginning of November already!

6. Review/Reading Shelf
The Tree by Denise Mallett

7. Dust Bunnies Cartoon

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach

7 Quick Takes Friday – Interview, Free Books Etc.

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday!

1. FREE On Kindle: In Name Only (O’Donovan Family)
Free until Sunday on Kindle is my second book and the first in the O’Donovan Family series, In Name Only.In name only much smaller

2. Bookgoodies Interview
I was recently interviewed by Bookgoodies.Bookgoodies

3. Autumn Leaves

Photo courtesy K. J.

Photo courtesy K. J.

4. Win a FREE Kindle Copy of A Subtle Grace (leave comment below to be entered)
I’m giving away one free Kindle edition of A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family #2). Leave a comment below before Friday, October 31st to be entered to win!A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

5. Win a FREE Kindle Copy of A World Such as Heaven Intended
I’m also giving away one free Kindle edition of A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer, the new FQP book! It will be available in print next week. Leave a comment below before Friday to be entered to win.AWSAHI Final Cover

6. Review Shelf
A Body in Prayer – Neil Combs
Hearts Awakening – Delia Parr
Love’s First Bloom – Delia Parr

7. Be Fruitful and Multiply Cartoon

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach (Please do not use without permission)

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach (Please do not use without permission)