A Violent Hope

Ericka Clay is a published novelist and poet. As a former atheist turned believer, she seeks to write raw, real, relatable books that have a heart for Jesus. She’s been awarded several times by Writer’s Digest for her short fiction pieces and is working on her latest novel, A Bird Alone (due to be published January 2024). She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, and an insatiable need to push buttons, both figuratively and literally. You can learn more about Ericka at erickaclay.com.

Meet Ericka Clay

Hey everyone! My name’s Ericka, and I’m a published novelist and poet. As a former atheist turned believer, I seek to write raw, real, relatable books that have a heart for Jesus. I’ve been awarded several times by Writer’s Digest for my short fiction pieces and just pubilshed my latest novel, A Bird Alone (available on Amazon). I live in Northwest Arkansas with my husband, daughter, and an insatiable need to push buttons, both figuratively and literally. You can learn more about me at erickaclay.com.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

Wanted By The Billionaire

Eight years ago, I was supposed to marry her.
Instead, I destroyed her family and then abandoned her.

Broken and hurt, she delivered me a savage blow in return.

Naturally, that should have been the end of us.

Except that I still want her.

Even after all these years, memories of her linger in a mix of pain and desire.

And now the sassy girl who once set my world on fire is suddenly in my city, curating art she has no idea that she inspired.

Her body still ignites under my touch, but her eyes hold a cold, hard resolve to never re-engage with her family’s arch-enemy.

To prove to Sabrina that I’m not the monster she believes me to be, I’m determined to confront the past she avoids at all costs.

In my relentless pursuit for answers, I uncover a web of lies and deceit so shocking, it threatens to tear us apart again.


Nineteen Hundred Days

Twelve-year-old Ben panics when his parents don’t come home from work one day, while his timid six-year-old sister Lucy clings to him for support. Having been raised to believe that the police and Child Protective Services are considered the enemy, the children will do anything to avoid ending up in foster homes. Unfortunately, their incredible journey to evade the authorities brings them into contact with people who may not have their best interests at heart. The lessons Ben learns in his nineteen-hundred-day journey, as he tries to get his own life on track and protect the lives of others, serve to prepare him for what lies ahead.

Meet Florence Osmund

After a long career in the corporate world, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. “I strive to write literary fiction and endeavor to craft stories that challenge readers to survey their own beliefs and values,” Osmund states. In addition to her store of published novels, Florence wrote “How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel” which offers substantial advice for new and aspiring writers including how to begin the project, writing techniques, building an author platform, book promotion and more. Florence lives on a small tranquil lake in northern Illinois, where she continues to write novels and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Loving Dory

Dan Logan fell hard and fast for Dory Devereaux, a widowed mother of the sixteen-year-old boy he saved from drowning during the summer. Just when their budding romance is becoming a reality, uninvited guests turn up on Dory’s doorstep and create havoc that puts a rift between the newly formed couple.

Meet Irene Onorato

I love making my readers laugh, cry, and everything between. A good story ought to make you feel SOMETHING, right?

They Called Me Margaret

Cozy mystery writer Margaret Manning’s world becomes engulfed in suspicion and fear when her husband seems to be mimicking the behavior of her book’s shadier characters.

Meet Florence Osmund

After a long career in the corporate world, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. “I strive to create stories that contain complex characters and thought-provoking plots that challenge readers to survey their own values,” Osmund states. She has published eight novels and currently lives on a small tranquil lake in northern Illinois, where she continues to write.

The Rosey View Of The World

Rosey had a front-row seat in a changing world, but she soon left her seat to push for change, real change. In doing this, Rosey showed her son, the author, the courage needed to fight the obstacles holding him back in his own life. Her life became his greatest story, the story he had to tell.
As she told her soldier husband, the man who broke her heart, “the point is, husband of mine, I never cheated on you, even though you and the Army left me alone for all those years. I spent more than half our marriage being more married to an idea than a man. I think you should say to me, thank you for your service, isn’t that what some people say to you, who respect what you went through in Vietnam? Well, I went through a lot here at home, and I think I deserve the same consideration.”
See history through a new set of eyes in The Rosey View Of The World, the new historical drama written by Andrew Scott Bassett. It’s a history lesson for our time as we witness the events of the twentieth century that shaped our world today. From the beginning of World War II, the Cold War that soon followed, and the war that tore our nation apart, the Vietnam War, it’s all here in this exciting new tale of one woman’s journey to empowerment. Rosey lived the civil rights movement of the 50s and ’60s, as well as the battle for women’s equality that came next, she did this all with her moral compass intact and her stiff British upper lip for the world to see. From the birth of Beatlemania to the king of rock and roll, to the dignity of Martin Luther King Jr., and even the hope of Kennedy’s Camelot, it’s all here in one amazing story.


Meet Andrew Scott Bassett

ANDREW SCOTT BASSETT

Was born to a British mother and an American soldier father. Much of his writing comes from real-life family stories and experiences. In this, his second novel, The Rosey View of the World, he shares the inspiring life of his mother, the real Rosey. Through true stories, tall tales, and creative imagination, he remembers her love passion, humor, and of course, her British stiff upper lip.

Keeping The Watch: Caretaking The Hidden Value Of A Family Heirloom

A Christian family saga of how God answers a patriarch’s prayer and provides a means for multiple generations of one family to choose Him, and home.

Meet Patrick Blau

Sure I’d always thought about writing a book years gone by. Thought about it from time to time, but it never became important enough for me to actually sit down and begin. In 2015 my father gave me my inheritance, a pocket watch, which had been passed down from youngest son to youngest son through five generations. Three years later in 2018 my father passed away, and on a whim one day I opened the watch and found an old photograph cut and pressed into the back cover. The watch had stopped ticking at some time in the past, showing a time of just after noon. Or midnight, depending on how you looked at it. A pocketwatch database website yielded even more details on my inheritance, and the details that I found surrounding its existence, and the existences of the men who had kept it before me, finally gave me the drive and ambition to write a book. “Keeping The Watch” will end up being the first of my books that I’ll write. One day God will give me the drive and ambition to do it again. That’s how I write, and I think it’s worked rather well. And I’m sure my Dad would agree.

Mattie’s Heart (The Morgan Family Saga Book 1)

“Mattie’s Heart” is Book One in “The Morgan Family Saga” series. As a newlywed, Mattie Welch Morgan had specific ideas about what her married life would be like. None of those thoughts included going to Montana with her husband to start a cattle ranch. But after Brady Morgan decides they are going out west to homestead a claim, Mattie has to change her notions about her future. Then tragedy strikes the Morgan family, and Mattie is left struggling with her faith and wondering if her life is all a mistake. What will Mattie choose to do with her heart, and will she ever know true peace and happiness again? “Mattie’s Heart” takes place in the years spanning 1915-1919 and shares the story of one young couple with a pioneer spirit — their trials, turmoil, and sorrows as they strive to find God’s Will for their lives. Those who have read the TRUE COVER SERIES by Ruth Kyser will recognize Brady and Mattie Morgan as the great-grandparents of FBI Agent Samuel Clemens Morgan.

Meet Ruth Kyser

Ruth Kyser is a native of the State of Michigan in the USA—wife, mother, and grandmother—who writes Christian Inspirational Romance. An Amazon Bestselling author, she has penned two dozen books and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and enjoys reading almost as much as she loves writing!

Resistance book 1 Liberty

Bravery, courage, fear, treachery and love in a time of war.

A chance meeting draws Sabine Faure into the shadowy world of the French Resistance. Whilst acting as courier she meets four youths of her own age who wish to also join the Resistance. She is drawn to one in particular, Hérisson, who becomes her lover. Family loyalties are stretched to the limits as Sabine’s family try to navigate safely through the occupation.

Set in Dordogne in South-west France during World War II, the friends’ relationships and strengths are tested to the limits as life changes in horrific ways, The friends find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

Vivid and powerful in its illumination of a time and place filled with atrocities but also humanity and extraordinary bravery, Eilidh McGinness’s novel will evoke readers to ask – what would I have done?

The novel is the first part of a trilogy set in south-west France during WW2, and is essentially a family saga.


Meet Eilidh McGinness

Eilidh was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland. She studied law at Aberdeen University and practiced as a lawyer for 12 years, latterly specializing in criminal defense before moving to South West France where she now lives.