Thursday, July 5, 2012

I've Moved! Will You Join Me at My New Location?

Easy Writer blog has been incorporated into my newly designed website ( in an attempt to simplify things for readers/followers. Everything is now located in one spot--the Easy Writer blog, the devotional blog, my speaking calendar, books and video trailers... Well, you get the picture. So come on over, will you? I'd love to have you stop by for a visit:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Are You a Woman in High Def?

Summary: Women in High Def
by Diane Markins
Women are as unique as snowflakes or butterflies, but after surveying hundreds of them, writer and radio host Diane Markins learned that the top needs they feel are the same. She also began hearing a recurring theme: I want more! I want to be better! I want to be bold!
Women in High Def aims to propel women out of a low-def, foggy life of going through the motions in a blur. The profound stories, intercessory prayer prompts and coaching elements work together to catapult women into living fearlessly for God…being bolder moms, having purposeful passions, pursuing marriage excellence, loving themselves with gusto, laughing with abandon, transforming mistakes into blasts of blessings and bravely seeking the Lord in all His majestic glory.
Women in High Def isn’t a simple devotional book. There is a chapter, each filled with dynamic true stories, for every one of the top 10 needs of women. Because women are most inspired to take action when they can relate on an emotional level, these stories stir hearts. Each chapter is followed by self-coaching questions designed to assist women in taking stock of where they are, where they want to be and tools to help them get there. Finally, there is a prompt for a time to hear what God may be telling them.
The bonus Bible study at the back of the book points them to scripture to gain Biblical insight and direction for each need and role they play. It can be used alone or in a group.
Women in High Def is not passive reading. It cries out to the spirit of readers to be unafraid as they actively reach for clarity, vibrancy and intensity in all the meaningful areas of their lives. 

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New Hope Goes Kindle with Great Savings!

New Hope Publishers Ebooks Discounted to Celebrate Kindle Release
by Kristin Easterling
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—July 2, 2012—Ebooks from New Hope Publishers are now available for Kindle ereaders and Kindle apps. To celebrate the new digital outlet, New Hope Publishers’ ebook titles will be on sale for $2.99 from July 2–31 at (Kindle) and (Nook).
With free apps, titles can be enjoyed on the iPad, iPhone, Android, or desktop computers (Mac or PC).
With more than 60 digital titles and counting, New Hope Publishers “has jumped head-first into the digital stream,” said digital resource editor Randy Bishop. New titles are added regularly to our distributors’ sites.
Some of the most popular New Hope books are available, such as Orphanology, Live a Praying Life, Called and Accountable, Not in My Town, and Live Sent, as well as recently released titles like Character, Compelled, and Upside-Down Leadership.
The entire “Extreme Devotion” series by Kathi Macias is also available: No Greater Love, More than Conquerors, Red Ink, and People of the Book.
Novels 1 and 2 in the “Freedom” series on human trafficking can be downloaded as well, Deliver Me from Evil and Special Delivery. The third and final novel in the series, The Deliverer, is scheduled to release in August.
In addition to the new content available for Kindle ereaders, New Hope Publishers maintains a Web site,, that Bishop said adds value to the books published.
“Our authors and others are contributing articles and columns, podcasts, videos, small-group/book club guides, and even artwork to the site—all free to readers. Whether as individuals or as a group, our audience now has the opportunity to read, watch, listen, and discuss ideas and concepts—total immersion,” Bishop added.
“And we offer a free app that allows our audience to take much of’s content with them wherever they go. Now with eBooks available across a broad and significant spectrum of devices, we are beginning to truly meet the needs of the mobile generation.”
You may also find New Hope Publishers’ ebooks on sale at,, and
About New Hope Publishers
Representing more than 80 authors and more than 130 individual works, the mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
For more information about New Hope Publishers, visit

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Another "Inescapable" Read!

Brand New Release, as of July 1:
Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time--to a Father whose love is inescapable.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Exciting New Release!

Releasing now and available on e-book THIS WEEK ONLY for $1.99. Here are the ordering links:

Wedded to War: A Novel by Jocelyn Green
When war erupted, she gave up a life of privilege for a life of significance.
Tending to the army's sick and wounded meant leading a life her mother does not understand and giving up a handsome and approved suitor. Yet Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she's combatting more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse. Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?
Wedded to War is a work of fiction, but the story is inspired by the true life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. Woolsey's letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first in the series "Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War," a collection of novels that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.
“This novel left me in awe—of Jocelyn Green’s talent in telling a fabulous story, in her attention to historical detail, and how she brings to life a unique aspect of the Civil War.”
~Laurie Alice Eakes, author of Heart’s Safe Passage
“A haunting Civil War epic, Wedded to War is a rich historical tapestry interwoven with a gentle love story that will steal both your heart and your sleep. Mark my words, Jocelyn Green is an author to watch — and read — over and over again.”
~ Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series
“Fascinating, dramatic, and romantic. Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green sheds light on the harrowing world of Civil War nursing through the eyes of a delightful heroine. Detailed research and a powerful message about mercy make this story a keeper.”
~Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of the Wings of Glory series
“Jocelyn Green lends her considerable talent to a tale both historically interesting and emotionally absorbing. Her Heroines Behind the Lines series is sure to draw readers eager for accurate stories of the Civil War, but also grab readers yearning for well-drawn characters who battle forces bigger than themselves in a quest for acceptance, grace, and love. Wedded to War does a fine job with both.”
~Ann Byle, author of The Making of a Christian Bestseller
“Although fictional, Wedded to War brings to life the important, and often dismissed, story of women’s entrance into Civil War nursing – and, in particular, the virulent opposition they faced from military doctors.  It reminds us all that the access to employment and political rights that American women take for granted were achieved on deeply-contested ground, and that women showed both ambition and courage in opposing those who wished to defend their own turf.”
~ Dr. Lori Ginzberg, Professor of History & Women’s Studies, Penn State University, and author of Women and the Work of Benevolence

About the Author
JOCELYN GREEN is an award-winning author, freelance writer and editor. A former military wife, she authored, along with contributing writers, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2008) and Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2011). Jocelyn is also co-author of the award-winning Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan (AMG Publishers 2009), and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (AMG 2012). She maintains her own award-winning Web site for military wives at . She holds a B.A. in English from Taylor University, and is an active member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Evangelical Press Association, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and the Christian Authors Network. She and her husband have two children and reside in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at . 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Great Resource/Books on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking...
Asha knew nothing about it before meeting 16-year-old Rani, stolen form her home and sold into sexual slavery in Kolkata, India. Asha must help this girl escape; but Mark, a 3rd-generation missionary, keeps warning her way from the red-light district and its workers. Will she ever discover why? And will they ever stop their intense arguments long enough to admit their even more intense feelings for each other?

When Asha sneaks out one last time in a desperate attempt to rescue her friend, someone follows her through the night. Is freedom possible? Or will she, too, be taken?

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FB Page: Human Trafficking Stolen Woman

Whose Plans/Path Are You Following?

A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9).
            Have you ever heard the saying, “If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans”? I’m not sure if God laughs when we outline our plans to Him, but I do know He doesn’t change His plans to fit ours. And seriously, aren’t we glad of that?
            When I look back on my life (and trust me, there’s a lot to look back on these days!) I find that my greatest regrets came about as a result of trying to pursue my own plans instead of God’s. Conversely, when I chose to walk in His ways—even if they didn’t make sense to me at the time—I always ended up in a place of blessing and peace.
            So why do I still try to make my own plans and go my own way—and then, almost as an after-thought, ask God to bless the outcome? Okay, I know, I know. Even after nearly forty years of walking with Him, I’m still trapped in this imperfect physical existence and living on a broken planet. Hence, the call to serve self still echoes in my heart, despite the fact that I know better than to heed such a deceitful siren song.
            You can relate, can’t you? You too are trapped in an imperfect physical existence and living on a broken planet. It won’t always be so, and that’s something to anticipate with joy. Until then, however, let’s continue to pray for one another and to commit our hearts to follow hard after Him, rejoicing that He is directing our steps, that His plans for us are good (see Jeremiah 29:11), and that He will never lead us down the wrong path.