Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Arrival

tbd_coverThe new paperback edition of The Bronze Dagger arrived yesterday, and it’s now available on Amazon. The new cover shows that this middle grade historical fiction novel is volume 1 of the Ancient Elements series. The Bronze Dagger takes place in Ancient Mesopotamia during the time of King Hammurabi (1780 BC). Volume 2 will follow the characters to Ancient Egypt, and volume 3 promises to find them in Ancient Canaan.

I’m looking forward to several speaking engagement at schools in May, and the launch of my revised Bronze Dagger webpage that includes the addition of parent/teacher pages correlated to the Common Core standards.

If you would like me to speak at your school or group, and, of course, bring my authenticated 3,000-year-old bronze dagger from Ancient Mesopotamia, contact me at mariesontag@mariesontag.com. To see where I’ve spoken most recently, go to the Events page on The Bronze Dagger website.

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Turning the Tide of Hope

The_Turning_By_Davis_BunnIn David Bunn’s new book, The Turning, (March 25, 2014) Bunn grapples with an issue pertinent for our day – hope. His flawed yet heroic protagonists and his almost empathetic, yet soul-darkened antagonists had me identifying with both, and turning pages long after the time I had allotted myself to read. The Turning made me look at the current lack of hope in today’s world differently, and made me more sensitive to God’s calling in my own life. It helped me search for ways to deepen my own hope in the Lord, and watch for what He wants to do through me. Normally I don’t like reading present-day novels, I prefer historical fiction, but Bunn pleasantly surprised me with The Turning.

 

You can check it out for yourself by viewing this trailer, hear Bunn speak for himself, and/or download and read the first three chapters.

I received a complimentary copy of The Turning from River North Fiction in exchange for my honest review.

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ACFW - DFW CHAPTER a.k.a. DFW Ready Writers

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

ACFW SFBayArea

Northern California Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers

Letters to Noah

Spoken words are fleeting, but written words last beyond a lifetime.

Sontag Writing Dreams

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

marsha ottum owen

I make Children's Books

Under His Wings

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

Cathleen Armstrong

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

A Writer's Diary

Author, Educator, Consultant