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To the *963 Goodreads members who entered my recent 10-book giveaway of Every Hill and Mountain thanks for participating! To the ten winners congratulations! The books are in the mail.…


Added by Deborah Heal on May 1, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Book Review of The Covering by Dana Pratola


Getting It Real!


The Covering is unabashedly a Christian novel with a clear salvation message, but without excessive jargon and preachiness. Ms Pratola found fresh and natural ways to present the message all wrapped up in an exciting romance. Gunnar is the perfect mysterious and dangerous hero, and Tessa’s love (and God’s) breaks through his hard shell to the love-starved man inside in delicious romance novel fashion.


Tessa and Gunnar are…


Added by Deborah Heal on April 19, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

Today's the Day (No Foolin') Book Launch Party! Prizes! 99-cent Kindle!




Those who have read Time andAgain and Unclaimed…


Added by Deborah Heal on April 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

One White Woman's Education

Racism in Every Hill and Mountain

533114_457859377617294_1741291655_n Every Hill and Mountain is an assignment I turned in for the continuing education program I’m involved with. You… Continue

Added by Deborah Heal on March 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Please Don't Buy My Book

That is, until April 1st!

No fooling. The third book in my trilogy Every Hill and Mountain is now out! Like the others, it’s a combination of history, faith, and fiction. Once again Abby and her friends are using the weird computer program called Beautiful House to “time-surf” in old houses—this time in the infamous Old Slave House near Equality, Illinois. Click here to read about the…


Added by Deborah Heal on March 28, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

My Personal Connection to Setting of Every Hill and Mountain

 A Tribute to my Roots


My characters Abby and her friends in Every Hill and Mountain are from the northern part of the state, and when their search for clues takes them to southernmost part of Illinois, they feel like they've arrived in a foreign country to be explored with interest.  (Or in…


Added by Deborah Heal on March 25, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Countdown to Book Launch Begins

Only 16 days until the launch of Every Hill and Mountain, book three in my time travel trilogy! Join the launch party on my website April 10-15 for the history behind the book, why I wrote it, and the chance to win several prizes, including a signed set of the books--the whole trilogy!…


Added by Deborah Heal on March 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Free Short Story

I wrote a short story called Charlotte's Attic as a gift for all those readers who purchased my very first book Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station, because I didn't want them to miss out on all that's new in the revised and updated version. …


Added by Deborah Heal on March 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Time Travel Trilogy Complete!

Visiting another century…not the summer vacation she had planned.

Every Hill and Mountain, the third in my YA time travel mystery will be released in April. See all three beautiful covers and read the description on…


Added by Deborah Heal on March 7, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

Unclaimed Legacy free for Kindle Jan 12-16

Unclaimed Legacy (4 1/2 Stars)

Book Two in the Young Adult Time Travel Mystery Trilogy


"Easily Five out of Five Stars. . ."

"I hope it will work its way to the top of the best seller lists for young adults."

"Unique. . .a…


Added by Deborah Heal on January 12, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments


I keep trying to find good Christian fiction to read.


But lately, it’s been difficult to find. In recent weeks I read two Christian novels, one a debut, and one by a bestselling author with many titles to her credit. Both shall remain nameless here. I will not, as I first intended, write book reviews for them for Amazon . . . (click link to read the rest of…


Added by Deborah Heal on December 3, 2012 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

Finding the Way Back

If only I could find the way back to the olden days. Living through my characters' adventures helps. . .

Added by Deborah Heal on October 30, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

International Book Tour Continues

It's hard to imagine that I've been on the virtual road for two weeks! If you missed any of the stops last week here are the links. Most of these blogs are hosting book giveaways so be sure to check them out.…


Added by Deborah Heal on October 15, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Visit to Diane Estrella's Book Blog

Diane has a giveaway going on her site so be sure to enter for that. But also read her great review of my Unclaimed Legacy.

Added by Deborah Heal on October 8, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Recap of First Week of Book Tour

Here are some of the great reviews I received last week during my international book tour. Be on the look out for book giveaways on nearly every blog.

Click to read reviews…


Added by Deborah Heal on October 7, 2012 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Day Two in my International Book Tour

Just look what My Book Addiction put on their blog! Read my guest post "How I Became an Author" and better yet, enter to win a $10 gift card. See it all here:

Added by Deborah Heal on October 2, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments

The Lincoln Lore Behind my Book

Anybody from around my old hometown Bunker Hill, Illinois knows about the very nice Lincoln statue there. But many don't know that Lincoln actually campaigned in Woodburn nearby. Read more here:…


Added by Deborah Heal on September 27, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

Writing Christian Fiction

The Moral of the Story: Weave, Don't Patch

Here I discuss my views on what makes good Christian fiction and what doesn't.

Added by Deborah Heal on September 25, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Book Tours a Thing of the Past? No Way!

Before I signed the contract with the publisher of my first book, Time and Again, I had a phone conversation with the acquisitions editor. After helpfully explaining what I could expect, she briefly brought up the topic of book tours.

“Of course,” she said, “we pay all expenses for…


Added by Deborah Heal on September 24, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Book Review: The Emancipation of Robert Sadler

The Emancipation of Robert Sadler by Robert Sadler with Marie Chapian

The blurb on the back says this autobiography will “both shock and inspire you,” and it did. Robert Sadler survived the poverty and brutality of his early life, safely navigated the ugly Jim Crow years, and went on to become a faithful evangelist who ministered to thousands with the Gospel and a helping hand.

Sadler went from being a fearful little boy so terrorized he couldn’t even pronounce his own name, to…


Added by Deborah Heal on September 16, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

New Member Orientation

We are posting videos here in the this group to help all of our members figure out how to use this site :-)


We will be posting videos all the time now, basically going through the entire site. 



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