Theology of the Body Fiction – #NFPAwarenessWeek

Since this is “NFP Awareness Week,” I’d like to share some of my favorite Theology of the Body fiction!

(Pardon the shameless self-promotion of my own books in this list!)

Emily’s Hope (Ellen Gable, 2005, FQ Publishing)

Passport (Christopher Blunt, 2008, Pelican Crossing Press)

Midnight Dancers (Regina Doman, 2008, Chesterton Press)

In Name Only (Ellen Gable, 2009, FQ Publishing, 2010 IPPY Gold Medal Winner)

Stealing Jenny (Ellen Gable, 2011, FQ Publishing)

Finding Grace (Laura Pearl, 2012, Bezalel Books)

Angela’s Song (AnnMarie Creedon, 2012, FQ Publishing)

Rapunzel Let Down (Regina Doman, 2013, Chesterton Press)

Vingede (Friar Tobe #2) (Krisi Keley, 2013, S & H Publishing)

Don’t You Forget About Me (Erin McCole Cupp, 2013, FQ Publishing)

A Subtle Grace (Ellen Gable, 2014, FQ Publishing)

The Lion’s Heart (Dena Hunt, 2014, FQ Publishing, 2016 CALA Award Winner)

A World Such as Heaven Intended (Amanda Lauer, 2014, FQ Publishing)

Working Mother (Erin McCole Cupp, 2014, FQ Publishing)

Stay With Me (Carolyn Astfalk, 2015, FQ Publishing)

Dying for Revenge (Barbara Golder, 2016, FQ Publishing, Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards)

Dying for Compassion (Barbara Golder, 2017, FQ Publishing)

Discovery (Karina Fabian, 2016, FQ Publishing)

Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body (Cupp and Gable, editors, 2016, FQ Publishing)

Rightfully Ours (Carolyn Astfalk, 2017, FQ Publishing)

To check out many of these books, go to the Full Quiver Publishing website!

7 Quick Takes Friday – Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

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

1. A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer
Now on Kindle!AWSAHI Final Cover Click here to download the Kindle edition!

2. Working Mother by Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp has more information over here at her post.Working Mother Final-1

3. Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada
This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving up here in Canada and I’m looking forward to welcoming some of my American relatives to join in the festivities!

copyright James Hrkach

copyright James Hrkach

4. FQP Books Are Now Available at St. Patrick’s Gift and Bookstore!
All of my books and Full Quiver Publishing‘s books are now available at the largest and most comprehensive Catholic bookstore in the Ottawa area, St. Patrick’s Gift and Bookstore!

5. Autumn Beauty in Pakenham

copyright Josh Hrkach please do not use without permission

copyright Josh Hrkach please do not use without permission

6. Review Shelf
Seven Saints for Seven Virtues by Jean Heimann (Look for my review this Monday as I participate in Jean’s Virtual Book Tour!)

7. Thanksgiving Cartoon

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

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


7 Quick Takes Friday – More Book News Etc.

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

1. Working Mother – Short Fiction
FQP will be publishing a short story by Erin McCole Cupp, entitled “Working Mother” this December. Here is the final cover photo for the e-book!Working Mother Final-1

2. Author Facebook Page
Please consider liking my Facebook page (which you can do by clicking on the link just below and to the right) or going directly to my Facebook page. Right now, I’m running a free promotion there. Comment on my Facebook page (at the free promo post) and let me know which of my five books you’d like a copy of. If you win, you will win a free print copy. (There’s only one comment at present so your chances of winning are pretty good!)

3. A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer
FQP’s book, A World Such as Heaven Intended, by Amanda Lauer, is set to be released on Kindle October 15th! (Print version will be available the end of October). AWSAHI Final Cover

4. A Hero for the People by Arthur Powers (sale in October)
Check out Arthur Powers’ anthology, A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands, a collection of beautifully-written short stories (and winner of the 2014 CALA award). It will be on sale for .99 the entire month of October. Here is the link.Hero

5. Courage and the Catholic Writer
Check out my post over at the Catholic Writers Guild Blog.20120322-DSC_0170-XL

6. Review Shelf
Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why – Angela Franks

7. Flock Cartoon

Copyright James and Ellen Hrkach. Please do not use without permission.

Copyright James and Ellen Hrkach. Please do not use without permission.

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach

7 Quick Takes Friday – Free Book, New Fiction, Cover Photo, Rally for Middle East

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. FREE Today until Midnight!! The Lion’s Heart by Dena Hunt
FREE today until midnight (Sept 5)! The Lion’s Heart by Dena Hunt. Click here to download your free book! To read reviews and an excerpt, click here: The Lion’s Heart Website.Front Cover Final revisedsm

2. Working Mother – FQP Short Fiction Mentioned in Book Talk
A few days ago, Working Mother by Erin McCole Cupp, was mentioned in Sarah Reinhard’s “Book Talk” over at Catholic Mom. Click here to read!

3. Cover Photo for Family Foundations
I was interviewed recently for Family Foundations magazine and they asked me to be their cover model for the September/October issue!Cover-FF2014.0910sm

4. Stealing Jenny Audiobook
I’m working on reading my suspense novel, Stealing Jenny, so that it can be available as an audiobook. Reading one’s novel is not nearly as easy as I thought it would be. After all, acting is involved. I can read clearly, so that’s one part of the process I don’t have to worry too much about. Reading with emotion, without over-acting, is a talent in itself. Thankfully, my husband’s a drama teacher and is assisting me in the process.

5. A Subtle Grace – Review
Special thanks to Ron G. for this wonderful review of A Subtle Grace! Ellen Gable moves us into 19th century Philadelphia with ease, painting for us a vivid scene and inhabiting this world with engaging characters. Then, she utilizes spot-on dialogue with beautiful prose to anchor us. The author is not afraid to show us her Catholic world view, and she doesn’t hesitate to examine difficult topics, including rape and class prejudice….Not the usual historical romance, the author analyzes the difference between love and lust in a way that remains faithful to the period setting, but offers ageless insight. She takes us on a roller coaster with climbs to joyous heights followed by terrifying plummets into danger. In the end, I’m better for having gone on the ride with Ellen Gable and I look forward to future journeys. A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

6. Pray, Fast and Raise Awareness of the Plight of Iraqi Christians
It’s important that Christians all over the world pray and fast for an end to the sufferings and brutal murders of our Iraqi and all Middle Eastern Christian brothers and sisters. More importantly, we need to be vocal about their plight, to let them know they are not alone and they are not forgotten. In this regard, there has been an obvious silence from the secular mainstream leaders and media. Cardinal Wuerl talks about this silence and every Christian’s responsibility to speak out on the subject in this moving sermon:

Another helpful link:
Who is Speaking for Persecuted Christians in Iraq?

7. Stand with Iraqi Christians Rally in Ottawa
If you live within driving distance of the Ottawa Valley, please consider attending a rally planned for tomorrow on Parliament Hill. It’s called the Stand with Iraqi Christians Rally and you can find out details at their website. This link also has a petition you can sign to “raise awareness of and support for Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities experiencing persecution.”

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach