Today I’m pleased to welcome Author Gail Pallotta as my guest, and she’s giving away a free copy of her e-book, Mountain of Love and Danger. You’ll find details below.
I gave Gail five random words and asked her to write what came to mind. Here’s what she had to say.
Trinket. When we travel, I like to have keepsakes to jog my memory of the area and the time shared with the people there. They are usually small reminders, such as postcards, hand towels, refrigerator magnets, etc. However, most recently we visited family in Canada and went to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. While at the falls we met a young couple from Spain. They had a tripod and camera set up and appeared to be adept at photography. I handed the guy our inexpensive digital camera and asked if he minded. He snapped several shots of my husband and me. Afterward we chatted with them for another twenty minutes. A personal touch on those pictures makes the memory even better.
Work. I’m slaving over a manuscript, racking my brain to fill in content, move passages to a place that gives them the most impact, find the right words and proofread for errors.
If by Rudyard Kipling.
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…”
Without delving too much further into the meaning of sanity, which borders on the same meaning as normal, and no one really know what that is, I’ll just say I believe I keep mine through my faith in God.
The sea. Watching a calm sea lap the shore, fold under and return to the ocean in a steady, continuous rhythm triggers thoughts of God, who’s constant, never-changing and always there for me. And I’m at peace.
The computer. Somehow my computer’s mechanical brain seems to know I’m not a techy person, and we’re constantly at odds. Often when I point my mouse on a link, it balks and won’t let me look at it. When I let the mouse hover over information, usually the computer gobbles up the print before I’ve finished reading it. Sometimes I click the mouse on a link, and the computer puts up an entirely different site than the one I indicated. With the computer, it’s always a struggle, but the mouse and I are in the same situation. We’re friends.
Jack Greenthumb finds romance in Fairwilde Kingdom—a different day—a different girl. Then a cruel mystery begins. Dad’s beaten, the family farm destroyed and Jack’s true love, Gwendolyn Bante, kidnapped. Jack’s undercover operation reveals Gwenie’s a captive atop a mountain accessible only by helicopter. Reaching her is a dangerous expedition even for a champion rock climber like Jack. However, a Greenthumb Acres employee plants a miraculous seed from Heaven for the rescue. Suspense mounts as Jack scales the perilous cliff to face a brute and a treacherous descent in this retelling of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.
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Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, Mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. She’s been a Sunday school teacher, a swim-team coordinator and an after-school literary instructor. A former regional writer of the year for American Christian Writers Association, she won Clash of the Titles in 2010. Her teen book, Stopped Cold, was a best-seller on All Romance eBooks, finished fourth in the Preditors and Editors readers’ poll, and was a finalist for the 2013 Grace Awards. She’s published short stories in “Splickety” magazine and Sweet Freedom with a Slice of Peach Cobbler. Some of her published articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. Coming soon: Barely above Water from Prism Book Group. Visit Gail’s web site at www.gailpallotta.com.