The Frosty Truth

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I love sparkling frosty mornings. They remind me of a fairy’s dream.

The other day, I woke up to a white wonderland in my front yard. Immediately, I went out and took pictures. It was breathtaking. But as I was snapping away, a question came to me, and the more I thought about it, a truth was revealed.



What causes the frost?


Frosty tree 3Hoarfrosts come after a dark night that’s filled with heavy fog. Everything is cold and silent. Everything gets encased in a frozen layer of unyielding ice. It’s cold. It’s quiet. It’s lonely. It is a time of silent despair…

Then the morning comes. Sparkling sunshine reflects off the frozen, captured fog. It’s so beautiful. It takes your breath. The very thing that seemed so horrible in the dark is now an object of beauty. A trophy of sorts.


What are hoarfrosts?


Frosty tree 4They’re nature’s evidence that beauty always comes when a dark, foggy, icy night is faced and overcome. Hoarfrosts are God’s way of letting us know that everything is going to be okay.

If you’re facing a dark, cold night. If the fog is so thick that you feel confused. If your heart feels like it’s encased in ice… Then take a deep breath. Smile. And know that your glorious morning is on its way, and when it arrives—it’s going to be SPECTACULAR!!


You’re going to make it. Not only that—you’re going to SHINE!!



“God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3



Index of Interviews and Reviews–Organized by Date

2017’s Interviews & Reviews:

9/18/2017 Susan Karsten–Christian Author

9/14/2017 Gay N. Lewis #2–Christian Author

2016’s Fall/Winter Interviews & Reviews:

12/19/16 Penelope Marzec #2–Christian Author

12/12/16 Lisa Lickel #3–Christian Author

12/5/16 Jan Elder #3–Christian Author

11/21/16 Deborah Piccurelli #2–Christian Author

11/7/16 Sharon McGregor #2–Christian Author

9/26/16 Jan Elder #2–Christian Author

2016’s Summer Interviews & Reviews:

8/29/16 Susan Baganz #2–Christian Author

8/15/16 Judith Rolfs–Christian Author

7/18/16 Carlene Havel #2–Christian Author

7/11/16 Renee Blare #2–Christian Author

6/27/16 Gail Pallotta #2–Christian Author

6/13 16 Mary Ball #2–Christian Author

2016’s Spring Interviews & Reviews:

5/30/16 Brooke Williams #2–Christian Author

5/16/16 Tracy Wainwright–Christian Author

5/2/16 Paula Mowery #2–Christian Author

4/25/16 Gail Pallotta–Christian Author

4/11/16 Gay N. Lewis–Christian Author

March 2016’s Interviews & Reviews:

3/28/16 Lisa Lickel #2–Christian Author

3/21/16 Emily Paige Skeen–Christian Author

3/14/16 Cheri Swalwell–Christian Author

3/7/16 Marcy G. Dyer–Christian Author

February 2016’s Interviews & Reviews:

2/29/16 Nancy Shew Bolton–Christian Author

2/22/16 Kimberly B. Jackson–Christian Author

2/15/16 Paula Mowery–Christian Author

2/8/16 Anita Klumpers #2–Christian Author

2/1/16 Carlene Havel–Christian Author

January 2016’s Interviews & Reviews:

1/25/16 Sharon McGregor–Christian Author

1/18/16 Gil and William—Character Interview

1/11/16 Danele Rotharmel–Christian Author

1/4/16 Susan M. Baganz–Christian Author

December 2015’s Interviews & Reviews:

12/28/15 Renee Blare–Christian Author

12/21/15 DiAne Gates–Christian Author

12/14/15 Anita Klumpers & Winter Watch–Review

12/7/15 Jan Elder–Christian Author

November 2015’s Interviews & Reviews:

11/30/15 Linda Shew Wolf–Christian Author

11/23/15 Lisa J. Lickel–Christian Author

11/16/15 Deborah Piccurelli–Christian Author

11/9/15 Jacqueline Hopper–Christian Author

11/2/15 Brooke Williams–Christian Author

October 2015’s Interviews & Reviews:

10/26/15 Angela Shaffer–Christian Author

10/19/15 Penelope Marzec–Christian Author

10/12/15 Mary L. Ball–Christian Author

10/5/15 Jewell Tweedt–Christian Author

September 2015’s Interviews & Reviews:

9/28/15 Anita Klumpers–Christian Author

9/21/15 Brushing Fire: Soul Poetry–Book Review

9/14/15 Victoria Pitts Caine–Christian Author


Index of Time Counselor Articles–Organized by Date


1/12/17–3/20/17 Time Search! Book Launch & 20-Stop Blog Tour!


6/17/16 The Wait is Finally Over!!! Time Trap Releases Today!!!

6/8/16 Time Trap is Available for Pre-order!!

5/23/16 Book Cover Reveal for Time Trap

1/18/16 Gil and William—Character Interview

1/15/16 Happy Time Tsunami Day!

1/11/16 Danele Rotharmel–Author Interview


12/30/15 My interview on the Diamond Mine

12/19/15 Time Tsunami-Available for Preorder

8/31/15 My Books

Index of Articles–Organized by Date

2017’s Articles:

12/31/17 Helping the Thief

9/21/17 Asking Again: Is God Really Real?

4/14/17 Love Expressed Spider-Style

4/6/17 Directionally Challenged

3/23/17 Amoebas and Big Boots

1/12/17–3/20/17 Time Search! Book Launch & 20-Stop Blog Tour!

1/5/17 Spring is Coming!

December 2016’s Articles:

12/29/16 The Stained Glass Catastrophe–Revisited

12/22/16 The Presence of God

12/15/16 Locket Greedy

12/8/16 Yanking a Dog’s Ears

12/1/16 Spinning Snowflakes

November 2016’s Articles:

11/24/16 An Encouraging Word

11/17/16 Like A Calf Let Out To Pasture

11/10/16 Stuttering and Speaking

11/3/16 Watch out for the Trophy Case of Death

October 2016’s Articles:

10/27/16 Fairy Wings and Forgiveness

10/20/16 Pest Control and Problems

10/13/16 Dancing in the Dark

10/6/16 “Snow Days” and Still Waters

September 2016’s Articles:

9/29/16 Lost in a Cornfield

9/22/16 Popcorn and a Truly Inspired Invention!

9/15/16 The Murky Ditch and FEAR!!!

9/8/16 Destroyed by Friendly Fire

9/1/16 Hailstorms and Humiliation

August 2016’s Articles:

8/25/16 Misunderstood—The Nutty Truth

8/18/16 Quiet Times

8/11/16 A Cow Named Horse

8/4/16 Slip ‘N Slide and Matters of Faith

July 2016’s Articles:

7/28/16 Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

7/21/16 Rats!! My Bulb Burned Out Again!

7/14/16 Roses and Thorns

7/7/16 Mountains, Molehills & Everything Between

June 2016’s Articles:

6/30/16 A Settled Mind

6/23/16 Finding Balance

6/17/16 The Wait is Finally Over!!! Time Trap Releases Today!!!

6/9/16 The Dragonfly

6/8/16 Time Trap is Available for Pre-order!!

6/2/16 Good Grief!!! There’s a Snake beneath my Desk!!!

May 2016’s Articles:

5/26/16 Please Don’t Make Me Dance Like a Chicken!!!

5/23/16 Book Cover Reveal for Time Trap!!!

5/19/16 Cinnamon Spaghetti and a Reason to Gag!

5/12/16 The Cranky Bathtub

5/5/16 The Devil Made Me Do It!

April 2016’s Articles:

4/28/16 When Dreams Delay

4/21/16 Love is a Slice of Buttered Toast

4/14/16 I Hate Mint!!!

4/7/16 Glorious Spring and Great News!

March 2016’s Articles:

3/31/16 Seeing Clearly

3/24/16 The Temptation Train

3/17/16 Easily Offended—Who, Me???

3/10/16 Love Remains

3/3/16 Learning to be Content

February 2016’s Articles:

2/25/16 Dancing Sunshine

2/18/16 YIKES!!! Is that a hole in your skirt???

2/11/16 Splat!!!

2/4/16 Clutter and True Peace

January 2016’s Articles: 

1/28/16 The Frosty Truth

1/21/16 The Uncharted Road

1/15/16 Happy Time Tsunami Days!

1/14/16 Crocus in the Snow

1/7/16 Monster Hunting

December 2015’s Articles: 

12/31/15 Milkweed Time—The Harvest Fairy Lives

12/30/15 My Interview on the Diamond Mine

12/24/15 I Don’t Care If It’s Christmas Eve—I’m Not Eating Boogers!

12/19/15 Time Tsunami-Available for Preorder

12/17/15 Lost But Not Lost

12/10/15 The Hurricane’s Eye

12/3/15 A Klutz, a Slide, and a Matter of Trust

November 2015’s Articles:

11/26/15 Holiday Misery

11/19/15 My Rotten Temper

11/12/15 The Kind Word

11/5/15 Stuck in the Mud…Again

October 2015’s Articles:

10/30/15 Stars and Yard Lights

10/22/15 Does Jesus Really Matter?

10/15/15 Embrace the Chaos

10/8/15 Is God Really Real?

10/1/15 The Stained Glass Catastrophe

September 2015’s Articles:

9/24/15 Ancient Ruins and a New Outlook

9/17/15 The Shower Curtain Spider

9/10/15 I’m Out of the Boat, but I’m Sinking Fast

9/7/15 A Tooth and an Unexpected Trip 

9/5/15 A Frog Named Fred

9/4/15 Impatience

9/3/15 Avoiding Eggs

9/2/15 Like Calves Let Out to Pasture

9/1/15 Turning Winter into Spring

August 2015’s Articles:

8/31/15 My Books

8/26/15 Welcome to dragonflydanele!

Sharon McGregor–Author Interview

Sharon McGregor

Dear Friends,

It’s my great honor to introduce you to the wonderful woman in this photograph–Sharon McGregor. Sharon is a terrific author, and she’s also one of the first friends I made when I joined Prism Book Group. She welcomed me with open arms and made me feel right at home. I’ve really enjoyed chatting with her and her cat Zoey—and yes–I have to include her cat. You see, several times when Sharon and I have been talking, Zoey has strolled across Sharon’s keyboard and interjected a line of her own. It’s usually something like “skdjfldksjflksj,” and it always cracks me up. I’m convinced that not only is Sharon one of the nicest people on the planet, but that her cat, Zoey, is definitely trying to communicate! It’s with a big smile that I welcome Sharon to my blog.

Danele: Hello, Sharon! It’s wonderful to be able to talk with you today.

Sharon: Hi, Danele. Thanks so much for having me over. Zoey says “hi” too. She’s sitting beside me, trying to take back control of the keyboard.

Danele: Oh! You just made me laugh! You’re so much fun! I can’t wait to learn more about you. Do you have a favorite Bible verse?

Sharon: Yes, but my favorite verse isn’t a single verse–it’s a whole chapter. If I tell you it’s a Psalm, you’ll probably guess that it’s Psalm 23.

Danele: I love Psalm 23! It’s so beautiful!

Sharon: In times of stress, or decision-making, or grief, there is no passage anywhere with the ability to comfort as much as the 23rd Psalm.

Danele: That’s so true!

Sharon: I don’t know what your preference is, but I always like to read scripture in the King James Version rather than the more modern ones. It seems to add an extra majesty and grace to the words, especially if you read them out loud.

Danele: I’ll agree with that! When I was in Bible Quiz as a teenager, we studied the New Testament in the King James. For me, the poetical slant of the language made it easier to memorize. Now days, I read the New Testament in the King James and the Old Testament in the Living Bible. It was hard using two different versions during my devotions, so I got creative and glued an Old Testament Living Bible to a New Testament King James Bible. Never underestimate the craftiness of a determined woman holding a bottle of glue! But let’s get back to what you were saying. Why do you like the 23rd Psalm?

Sharon: Reading Psalm 23 brings a blanket of comfort that settles over your shoulders. It is filled with the promise of peace and understanding.

Danele: That’s so true. There’s such comfort in the fact that we don’t have to be afraid when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Is there another verse that you enjoy?

Sharon: Yes, there is. Another verse I like–but for different reasons–is Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.” I sometimes think that in our modern world–especially with the help of social media–we have become judges of other people’s behavior. It’s so easy to read Facebook posts, and Twitter feeds, and jump to conclusions based on little or wrong information.  Who knows what damage can be done to someone by making quick accusations about something that is none of our business? Documented news stories–yes, it’s important to have an opinion–but judging a person’s actions without having proof–no.

Danele: That’s true. It’s easy to get caught up in gossip–and it’s easy to judge–but the practice is extremely harmful. Proverbs 25:18 says that telling lies about a person is as harmful as hitting them with an ax. When I first became ill, some of my acquaintances had never heard of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Since they didn’t understand it, a few of them began spreading rumors that I was an agoraphobic hypochondriac. The rumors really hurt, but there was nothing I could do about them. Through my experience, I’ve become very aware of how hurtful a little “harmless” gossip can be. 1 Peter 4:15 mentions being a busybody in a list of sins to be avoided. The list also includes being a murderer, a thief, and an evildoer.

Sharon: Any time I feel myself reading a social media post and becoming full of righteous (or unrighteous) indignation about a person, I think about Luke 6:37. It’s a reminder to me that I shouldn’t judge what I don’t have the right to judge. It reminds me to keep my nose where it belongs.

Danele: Gossip is definitely something to be avoided. Something that shouldn’t be avoided, however, is the presence of God. Can you describe a time when you’ve dramatically felt it?

Sharon: Yes. After 14 years I’m still struggling to make sense of the horrific disaster of 9/11. It left so many of us questioning life, humanity, and even God.

Danele: That’s so true. I’ll never forget the sickening horror of watching the towers fall. I was in my kitchen, and I couldn’t believe I was seeing so many lives being taken all at once. It made me feel physically ill.

Sharon: In 2002, some of the steel beams from the towers were taken to places around the world that had lost citizens in the disaster. One of these places was the International Peace Gardens between Manitoba (where I was living at the time) and North Dakota. We made a visit there, and I remember leaning over to touch one of the beams. It was almost as though an electric current passed through me. I could instantly feel the horror and fear of the stricken souls, and tears jumped into my eyes. But almost immediately after, I could feel a calming Presence assuring me that everything had an ending and a reason, and I was to take comfort in God’s love. It taught me that no matter how horrible events may become in this world, there is an answer to be found in another.

Danele: Oh, Sharon, that’s so beautiful! What a comforting experience! God speaks to us in such amazing ways.

Sharon: Yes, He does.

Danele: Now, here’s a fun question for you. What’s the first thing you want to do when you get to heaven?

Sharon: I suppose the natural answer would be to gaze around in wonder and awe. But then would come the most easily understood answer–and I’m sure one that is shared by everyone–to meet my friends and family who have gone on before. What a reunion that will be! Then maybe I’ll do a quick check to see if there really is a rainbow bridge for all the loved pets that have died. After that, I might just ask St. Peter if he could arrange a gentle nudge in the direction of the Stanley Cup for my Montreal Canadians.

Danele: Oh! You just made me laugh again! You’re such a delight! Now, Sharon, I’d love for you to tell us about your new book.

Sharon: All’s Fair in Love and Arson was released on November 20th. It’s one of those stories that combine my three favorite things–mystery, romance, and humor.

Danele: I really enjoyed All’s Fair in Love and Arson when I read it! I love a book that makes me smile. Can you tell us more about it?

Sharon: Sure! In my story, Bella has returned to St. Christopher, her childhood home. When her mother took a fall in the Nuisance Grounds (garbage dump) and broke her leg, Bella came back to help her and run her shop, Izzie’s. Soon Bella discovers she’s also been handed Izzie’s role in the town’s Christmas theatre production, a musical version of a well-known mystery that threatens to become more bizarre each day. A serial arsonist is frightening the townspeople, a family feud threatens young romance, and intrigue and rumors are the order of the day. On top of everything, Bella’s high school sweetheart Jake, who dumped her for a cheerleader, is now Chief of Police. Poor Bella! Christmas in St. Christopher’s is not what it used to be. As Christmas approaches, she is overwhelmed by the glitz and glitter that seems to have taken over. Somehow the real meaning of Christmas seems to be lost.

Danele: Can you share a link where we can find it?

Sharon: All’s Fair in Love and Arson can be found on Amazon.

Danele: Now, before I let you go, can you give us a list of the books you’ve written for Prism Book Group?

Sharon: Autumn Dreams, Acres of Dreams, and Fiona’s Knight of Dreams.

Danele: I really love Fiona–her story is so much fun! Sharon, thank you so much for being on my blog today! I’ve had a wonderful time talking with you! Please give Zoey a scratch behind the ear for me.

Sharon: Thanks, Danele. Zoey and I both had a terrific time visiting with you.


Friends, Sharon McGregor is such a delightful person. She has a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor. She’s one of my favorite people! If you would like to learn more about her or her books, please follow the links below. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sharon’s web page and blog:

Sharon’s Amazon author page:

Sharon’s Facebook Author Page:

Sharon’s Twitter: @sharonmcgr


The Uncharted Road

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When I was in college, I had my whole life mapped out. I knew exactly what I wanted. I was going to graduate with a teaching degree, teach high school English, eventually marry some wonderful man, have children, serve my local church, and go on mission trips. My life was going to proceed at a calm, sedate pace that ended in a troop of great-grandchildren surrounding my deathbed as I took my final breath. I had it ALL planned out. Then carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace blew my nice, orderly plans to bits. I almost died. The furnace was replaced, but rather than getting better, my health went into a tailspin. The poison had triggered chemical sensitivity, and I became horribly ill when exposed to perfumes, detergents, and other chemicals. Eventually, things became so bad that I was quarantined in my home.


winding road 2Just saying that word gives me the shivers. I thought my removal from society would only last a few months, but it lasted for seven years. Those years gave me a lot of time to think. A lot of time to question. I felt completely destroyed. I felt as if there was nothing left of my former life—nothing left of the “Danele” I had once been. I couldn’t understand why God didn’t just heal me. I didn’t know why He didn’t give me a smooth, easy road. The one thing I did know was that God knew EXACTLY what was going on. I knew that although He didn’t poison me, He ALLOWED it to happen.

I struggled with that knowledge. Why would a loving God allow me to be hurt? Why didn’t He take the pain away before it came? For years, I struggled with questions and sought answers, and I finally decided that it all boils down to one thing: Eternity.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says that our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. It says that we should fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

As horrible as my illness was, and as soul-crushing as quarantine proved to be, it was temporary. Seven years is a long time, but it’s only a speck of dust on the scales of eternity.

curvy road 2I’ve come to learn a few things during my illness, and perhaps one of the biggest lessons I learned is to view things from an eternal perspective rather than a temporal one. Life hurts. Pain happens. But pain ALWAYS gives way to joy as time passes. Nothing ever stays bad forever. There were times when I was writhing in bed with my body full pain, and I would breathe deeply and remind myself that no matter how bad today felt, tomorrow would be better. And if tomorrow wasn’t better, then next week or next year would be better. Nothing remains bad forever. Nothing. That knowledge gave me hope.

curvy roadNow, was God being mean when He let my life unfold the way that it did? I considered that question too. In fact, for quite a while I kept God at a distance, convinced that if I let Him get too close, He would hurt me. But again, an eternal perspective changed things. What I didn’t realize at the beginning of my illness was that God was using what I was going through to unfold a new type of life for me. I planned on being a teacher, and a mother, and a mission’s worker. God planned for me to be an author. Would I have ever found the time to write my books if I hadn’t been in quarantine? I’m not sure. And even if I had written my books, they wouldn’t be the same books that I wrote after experiencing soul-crushing pain, loneliness, and heartache. They would probably have been sugary, sweet books where nice little Christians did nice little things and never questioned God or got into trouble. In other words, they wouldn’t have done anyone a lick of good—least of all me.

roadMy second year of quarantine, I would have given anything just to have my old life back. Now, I shudder to think about it. I’m not the same person that I was before my illness. I used to be naive, a touch impatient, and a bit of a goodie-goodie. I was a nice person, but in a lot of ways, I was superficial. I thought I had God all figured out, and I thought I had lots of spiritual wisdom. In reality, I was pretty stupid. I know now that I don’t know ANYTHING. I also know that without God, I truly am nothing.  There is a peace that comes when you hit rock bottom and don’t break. In a way, I think it is a gift. Pain always produces beauty in the end if you allow the beauty to unfold without getting bitter.

Time TsunamiMy life hasn’t turned out how I envisioned it at all, but I’ve written six books. The first of which, Time Tsunami, was just released. I put a lot of myself in my books, and underneath all of the wrappings and bows, there is the silent cry of a woman who went through something unbelievably painful and survived. There is the knowledge that after all of the questions are asked, a truth is revealed—God is faithful in spite of heartache.

God took me down an uncharted road. It wasn’t a road I was even aware existed, and it wasn’t a road I felt prepared to face. But as I walked it, I learned more about God’s love and faithfulness than if I had walked the straight, smooth road I planned to take.

seaEach of us is on a journey, and occasionally, an uncharted road crops up in our lives. If that is happening to you today, I want to speak to your heart and let you know that you don’t need to be afraid. God will be with you every step of the way. Embrace the uncharted road, remembering that unexpected roads are the ones that are the most profitable, the most beneficial, and the most beautiful. After all, the Israelites didn’t expect to walk through the Red Sea—but their uncharted road eventually led to the Promise Land. Joseph didn’t plan on being sold into slavery or thrown in prison–but his uncharted road helped him save countless lives. And I didn’t expect to be quarantined, but my uncharted road led to the publication of my books. Uncharted roads are scary, but in the end, they are the best. They lead you to your destiny.


winding sign“Your road led by a pathway THROUGH the sea—a path no one knew was there!” Psalm 77:19






Blogs where I am being featured this week:

Website & Host: Victoria Pitts-Caine


Website: Living Our Faith Out Loud — Host: Lisa Lickel


Website: Musings About the Writing Life — Host: Linda Carroll Bradd


Website: Books and Babies — Host: Emily Paige Skeen, Christian Author

Gillyflower and William–Character Interviews


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Dear Friends,

Today, I’m going to do something different and interview Gil and William, characters from my new novel, Time Tsunami. Time Tsunami was released Friday, January 15th in a very successful book launch. I’m very grateful to all of my family and friends for their efforts in promoting my book! I really appreciate you all!

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Danele: Hello, Gil and William! It’s so nice to have you with us today. Did you enjoy your flight from Washington D.C.?

Gil: (Laughing) We didn’t fly, we used a Wave Trapper portal. You see, I was running late, and Doc decided that—

blue electricWilliam: Gil! You know the rules! You aren’t supposed to discuss Wave Trappers with unauthorized personnel.

Gil: (Snorting) Unauthorized? Danele thought the trappers up. She knows all about them! Quit going all professorish on me! There’s nothing wrong with talking about—

William: I’m not worried about her, but other people are reading this interview. You shouldn’t—

Gil: (Rolling her eyes) Stop being so stuffy. You sound just like Dr. Moosly.

Danele: I’m sorry to cut in, but I do have a schedule to keep. You brought up Dr. Moosly. What did he have to say when you told him you were being interviewed?

Gil: (Groaning) What didn’t he say? For Pete’s sake, he practically blew his top. He was still quoting passages from the Fifth Edition of TEMCO’s Code of Conduct when we went through the portal. I thought he was gonna have a stroke. He’s threatening to report us when we get back. Doc will be lucky to have a job if ol’ Moosly has anything to say about it.

Danele: I’m sorry I created trouble for you. Should we cut things short?

William: I don’t see why. I can handle Dr. Moosly.

Danele: In that case, why don’t you two introduce yourselves. Tell my readers who you are and what part you play in the Temporal Counseling Program.

Gil: (Leaning forward in her chair) Shall I go first? I’d like to go first.

William: Could I stop you if I tried?

Gil: (Eyes twinkling) You’d have to try pretty hard, and I still don’t think you could do it.

William: (Chuckling) I don’t think I could either. Go right ahead—ladies first.

blue spiral waveGil: (Waving) Hi, everyone! I’m Gil Montgomery, and—

William: Shouldn’t you tell them your full name?

Gil: (Huffing and flipping her hair over her shoulder) I don’t see why! Just because my parents saddled me with a silly name doesn’t mean I have to share it! Danele’s readers don’t need to know it! No one does!

William: (Laughing) Gil’s full name is—

Gil: Hush! I mean it, you cheeseball! It’s no one’s business what—

Danele: (Loudly clearing her throat) Gil, can you explain what the TEMCO program does?

Gil: (Shifting in her chair and glaring at William) I can try, but only if the doc will stop interrupting me! I’ve never met a more infuriating man!

Danele: I’ll make him behave. Go on, Gil. Tell everyone who you are and what you do.

Gil: I’m a graduate student earning my master’s degree through NSU’s Temporal Counseling Program. TEMCO exists to train time-traveling cadets. Our job is to intervene in the lives of troubled individuals before they embark on a career of crime.

Danele: So basically, you go back through time and counsel people before they become criminals?

floating clocksGil: (Nodding) It’s super-exciting! We go back and straighten people out when they’re young—you know—before they embark on a wicked road. Through our efforts, crime rates are down all across the nation. You see, if you go back and help a bad person become good—that act ripples through time creating tons of good side effects. Victims aren’t victimized, crimes never happen, death-row inmates transform overnight into scientists, pastors, teachers—you name it. Society is better all the way around because of our efforts. I love the TEMCO program! I can’t wait to be put on staff…at least…I hope to be put on staff. (Gulping) I have to pass another test first.

Danele: You’re talking about the field exam, right?

Gil: (Nodding and grimacing) I’m so excited—and a bit freaked out. You see, I’m a senior cadet, and I have to do well on the final field exam in order to earn my Time-Counselor License. If I don’t earn it, I haven’t a chance of being put on TEMCO’s staff.

Danele: Do you think the field exam will be hard?

Gil: Hard? It’s gonna be murder! But it will also be incredibly fulfilling.

Danele: Can you explain what the field exam entails?

Gil: I’m going to be traveling twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston. Danny is a wonderful kid, but he’s about to make a dreadful mistake—a mistake that will launch his career of crime and lead to his eventual execution on death row. If I can get through to him, I’ll be able to help him change his future. I just hope I can do it! I’m a little nervous.

William: Gil, you’re going to do a great job with Danny!

Gil: (Chewing her lip) I sure hope so!

Danele: Now, William, can you explain your role in all this? What part do you play at TEMCO?

UniversityWilliam: I’m a college professor. I teach several classes on campus.

Gil: (Snorting) Classes? They’re more like hours of enforced torture. Your last final nearly fried my brains.

William: (Smiling) Watch it!

Danele: How do you and Gil know each other?

William: I’m her advisor, and she’s my teacher’s assistant. We’ve been working together for a long time. Actually, we’ve known each other for years. We’ve become good friends.

Gil: (Raising an eyebrow) Friends?

William: (Averting his eyes) Friends.

Gil: (Snorting) You know, Doc, you could ask me out. Its not against the rules, and I don’t think a Time Tsunami would occur if we ate a slice of pizza together.

William: This isn’t the time or the place for that discussion.

Danele: (Clearing her throat) I’ve heard that some assignments can be dangerous. Is your counseling assignment going to be dangerous, Gil?

Dark clockGil: (Shrugging) I don’t see why. Danny is only a ten-year-old kid. I can’t see what type of trouble I can get into, but if trouble crops up, I’m prepared to see things through.

Danele: Even if it means putting yourself in harm’s way?

Gil: Even then. I knew the risks when I signed up for the TEMCO program. I want to make a difference in this world. I’m not a quitter.

Danele: So, when will you be taking your field exam?

Gil: (Laughing) That depends entirely on the person reading this interview. My field exam will begin as soon as they reach the 6th chapter of Time Tsunami. I hope they decide to read the book soon—anticipation is practically killing me! The butterflies in my stomach are going crazy!! I can’t wait to see if I earn my Time-Counselor’s License!

Danele: (Smiling) Both you and William are Christians. Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about God?

Gil: I’d tell them that God is able to give you the courage you lack. He can make you strong when you feel weak. He can lift you up when you fall down. And He can give you wisdom when you need it.

Danele: What about you, William? What would you like to say about God?

William: (Hesitating) God is faithful. I’m counting on the fact that He answers prayer.

Danele: (Nodding) Those are all good points. Well, I suppose I’d better let you two get back to NSU. I’m so glad you stopped by to talk with us.

Gil: (Laughing) I’m glad you invited us. In fact, I’m awfully glad you created us! I’m having a blast living out my adventures!

William: (Smiling) That goes for me too—although I might have put it in less “gushy” terms.

Gil: (Huffing) I don’t gush! I explain vigorously. There’s a difference!

William: (Laughing) If you say so. Come on, Gil, let’s head back to campus.

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If you would like to ask Gil or William a question, simply leave a comment, and they will get back to you! 

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Time TsunamiFriends, I had so much fun “interviewing” my characters today. I hope you come to love Gil and William just as much as I have! If you would like to read about their adventures, pick up a copy of Time Tsunami today. I hope you have a wonderful week! And thanks again for all of your prayers and support.


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Happy Time Tsunami Days!!!!


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Hello, friends! My book, Time Tsunami, was released on Friday, January 15th, and it’s been such a fun, exciting time!! I’m having a blast!! 5 star reviews are cropping up all over the internet! Here are some of them:

5 out of 5 stars! By: Darla on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Awesome book!!! Loved this book! I could not put it down. It was fun and suspenseful. The way the plot twisted surprised me and made me want to read more. I cannot wait for the next one in the series! Definitely worth reading!

5 out of 5 stars! By: Mansvile on January 15, 2016 (Barnes & Noble)

Incredible book! Fast paced and captivating. A thrill ride that keeps you guessing til the last page. Highly recommend.

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By: Sharon McGregor on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Twist after twist after twist! As a time counselor cadet, Gil faces her first assignment-to go back twenty-four years to prevent the little boy Danny from killing his abusive babysitter and following a life of crime that leads him to death row. A difficult task in itself for Gil, but it gets, shall we say, super-complicated? Ms. Rotharmel peels away layer after layer in this story to lead Gil further into danger in her seemingly impossible task to accomplish her goal without setting off a time tsunami. Along the way she introduces characters both likeable and not, but all have such memorable personalities that we want to read more about them when the story ends. And we will. Time Tsunami is the first in the series and I for one, can’t wait for the next.

5 out of 5 stars! By: Amazon Customer on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Fun Humorous Romantic Exciting Suspense with a Twist

 red light burst 15 out of 5 stars! By: A Customer on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Here’s to second chances! This is a book about time travel and an innocent college student sent back in time to prevent a serial killer from being “created” by stopping the murder that sets him on his dark path. It ought to be suspenseful and gory, right? It’s got the suspense, but I was not expecting this book to be so laugh-out-loud funny. But the time-traveling student has no sense of time. There is a cast of supporting characters who are captivating (be on the lookout for any scene with Crystal in it) and the author has a knack for turning a phrase that will catch you off guard (“rather like a moldy Easter bunny”). Plus there was a twist I completely didn’t see coming. Looking forward to the sequel!

5 out of 5 stars! By: Anonymous on January 15, 2016 (Barnes & Noble) 

Great Book! Really liked the suspense and drama throughout the book. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for more from this amazing author.

5 out of 5 stars! By: Marcella on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Loved this book! Fascinating story! So drawn in by the characters and I could relate with them easily. Very well developed story and characters. Plenty of twists!

5 out of 5 stars! By: Judy on January 16, 2016 (Amazon)

I love this book! The characters were likeable and interesting. The plot kept you on your toes. It was a very good book, and I can’t wait for the next one. This is a great new author!

5 out of 5 stars! By: Kim on January 15, 2016 (Amazon)

Five Stars!! Loved it!!! Full of action, suspense, drama, and romance. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Besides the marvelous Amazon reviews that have been coming in, I’ve also been receiving fun messages. Here’s one that really made me happy! It’s from a reader named Lys:

blue eyeHello! I had to tell you that I just looked up blinking from Time Tsunami and realized that four hours of my life had passed by without my noticing. I’m not even kidding about that. At some point, my husband left the house to go to work…he left me a note…Anyway, I love this book. I’m going to recommend it unreservedly to everyone I know. I really liked the breadth of issues you slid right in front of us without being preachy: purity in actions and speech, and trusting God, and dealing with people who assume that difficulty in your life is a sign of God’s punishment. I really liked that! Also, I want all of these people in my life—I need a Nathan and Sam and Zara. I fear I might BE the Crystal in other people’s lives—I have SO done that thing with the straw…Oh, and by the way, when my husband left the house without my noticing, I was sitting on the couch four feet from the front door.

Here’s another message that really made my day! It’s from a reader named Janice:

This book is just like watching a suspense movie. I’m right on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next.

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Just to add some extra blessings to the release, I’ve been featured on several wonderful blogs!!

writingEdie Melson hosted me on her blog, The Write Conversation! It was such an honor to be featured by her! In the blog article, I discuss the importance of writing to entertain yourself. I truly believe that worrying about what others think is a sure way to cripple creativity. My book, Time Tsunami, is also featured. Please click on the link to read the article!

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Gay Lewis also interviewed me on her blog, Gay’s Days! Gay is a wonderful friend of mine, and she writes great Christian books about a klutzy angel called Sarah. On Gay’s blog, we discuss many things including the jobs I held before I became a writer, how I became a writer, and my publishing journey. I also give more information about my book series, The Time Counselor Chronicles! Click on the following link to see what Gay and I have to say!


Blue Butterfly Journal and Notecard setI was also interviewed on Andrea Boeshaar’s blog, Everything Writerly! During the interview, I talk about how God led me to write Time Tsunami. Andrea & I are offering a giveaway prize to one lucky person who comments on Andrea’s post! The prize is a beautiful blue butterfly journal and stationary set, and the drawing will be held on Tuesday, January 19th! If you get a chance, click on the link and post a comment to enter the drawing!


spatzle-speaks1The fun didn’t stop there! I also received a book review from Spaztle on Susan Baganz’s Silygoos blog! Spaztle’s 5 bone salute was such a hoot to read! If you get a chance, click on the link and see what Spaztle thought about Time Tsunami!

PelicanI was also featured on Cherrilynn Bisbano’s site, Pelican Promise. In a blog article, I explain how God turned my personal winter into spring when I began to sing. Click on the link to read how worship can thaw a frozen heart.

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Friends, the release of my book has been so much fun! Here are the links to where you can find Time Tsunami!

Prism Book Group:

Amazon: Kindle eBook and Paperback:

Barnes & Noble: Nook eBook and Paperback:

In-Store Ordering of a Paperback Copy: Available soon

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yellow burstHere’s another quick look at Time Tsunami’s back cover blurb:

Time Tsunami (Book 1 of The Time Counselor Chronicles)

To stop a cruel serial killer, she must travel twenty-four years into the past… Gil Montgomery, a cadet in the Temporal Counseling Program, can’t wait to pass her field exam and become a professional time surfer. The TEMCO program targets death-row offenders for time-based counseling while they’re children.  For her exam, Gil will travel twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter, Rick Olsen.  Preventing the stabbing should stop the chain of events leading to Danny’s eventual execution.

Gil’s assignment seems simple until her adviser, Dr. William Ableman, learns that Rick is a serial killer targeting Danny’s mother.  If Gil stays and protects the Winstons, she might not survive.  William wants the woman he loves to be pulled from the field, but if Gil fails to complete her assignment, it will unleash a Time Tsunami and destroy the timeline.

As TEMCO undergoes an emergency lockdown, and Gil’s fellow cadets try to figure out what’s happening, Gil and William learn the importance of faith and the price of true love. Everyone’s fate is resting in Gil’s hands, but does she have the strength she needs to defeat a ruthless serial killer intent on annihilating everyone in his path? Will she return from the deadly mission?

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I hope you all have a wonderful day!! Thank you so much for all of your continued prayers, encouragement, and support!

Danele Rotharmel

Crocus in the Snow


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Have you ever walked across a frozen field in the cold of winter? The frost sparkling on the barbed wire, the dead branches of the seemingly lifeless trees scraping the iron-gray sky? There is a silence.  A waiting. A wondering. Is everything dead? Will the ground ever produce again? You look up at the sky and wonder why the winter came.  You wonder what God was doing.  Why did He allow the frost? Questions pile on questions, and all around you is only silence.  The only sound is your footsteps against the frozen snow.

winter bare treeWinter can be lonely and frightening.  Blizzards come that threaten to rip you apart.  Storms of anger, and weeping, and sadness overwhelm you.  But between the storms, a beautiful quiet comes.  On the surface, winter appears to be a time of death, but it is also a time when the sap begins to rise in the trees giving them new life.  It’s a time when the earth rests and prepares for new harvest. It is a time of waiting. And the waiting has a beauty too.

frosty pineOver the frozen expanse of your soul, a silent voice speaks, and if you’re willing to listen, it will tell you that everything is going to be okay. It will assure you of God’s love. In a frozen wasteland, a whisper carries far and is memorable. A connection to God can be forged that is even more potent because of the stillness. Winter makes God’s voice loud.  The whisper becomes a shout. And the shout becomes more real than the frozen snow around you.

ice meltingAs you slowly let go of your disappointment and confusion, almost imperceptibly, spring begins to come. Small things.  Little changes. A trickle of water, a blade of green, clouds parting to reveal a glimpse of blue sky.  Chilly gales become warm breezes. And in the crusted snow, the first crocuses of spring slowly appear. Splashes of color against the desolation.

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Questions asked in the middle of winter aren’t always answered immediately.  But as time passes, the truth of Romans 8:28 is revealed. God turns every bad thing into something good. And as that truth settles in and becomes your reality, frozen winter melts into glorious spring. Contentment comes.

If you’re in the middle of winter—if the blizzard winds are howling around and the life you once knew is dead—don’t despair.  You’re going to make it.  Things will change. Never forget that spring is on its way. The crocuses are about to peek out and greet the sun.

crocus lots of yellow“For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing birds has come. Yes, spring is here!” Song of Solomon 2:12



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My spring is here! My book, Time Tsunami, is going to be released tomorrow! It may be purchased as an eBook or paperback thorough Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, or your local bookstore.


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Danele Rotharmel–Author Interview

Danele Rotharmel

Dear Friends,

For the last several months, I’ve been interviewing some of the wonderful Christian authors I’ve come to know. Today, however, I’m going to switch things up and interview myself. You see, in just FOUR days, my novel, Time Tsunami, is going to be released! Isn’t that exciting?? I’ll admit that I’m walking on air. I’ve pinched myself so many times that I’m turning black and blue. I can’t wait for Friday morning!!

Many of you have asked about my journey toward publication. For instance, why did I write a book? How did I find a publisher? What goes into getting a book published? Is the process hard? Today, I’m going to answer some of those questions.

dragonfly flower 1As far as why I wrote my book, being an author has always been a dream of mine. Time Tsunami was first written as a short story for a college creative writing class. My professor wrote in the margin of Time Tsunami that it was a “sellable” idea. I toyed with the idea of turning Time Tsunami into a novel, but I felt too busy. After college, life became even busier. Then my life took a tragic turn. A carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace almost killed me. The poisoning triggered extreme chemical sensitivity and partial amnesia. My health continued to worsen, and eventually, I was quarantined in my home—a situation that lasted for seven years. Partway through quarantine, my memory problems cleared up and so did the humongous case of writer’s block that my illness had also triggered. I dug through an old box of my stories and came across Time Tsunami. After rereading it, I knew it had promise, so I began crafting it into a novel. During this time, I was in extreme physical pain. I used my book as a way to distract myself. Rather than concentrating on my illness, I would concentrate on creating plot twists. Time Tsunami is full of surprises, and each one represents a personal triumph over pain. As the years of quarantine continued, I finished Time Tsunami and five other books in The Time Counselor Chronicles. Each of the six books revolve around the same cast of characters, and each is full of laughter, love, suspense, and faith. My books do not contain swear words or dirty scenes, and they represent my journey back to faith. My illness made me question the existence of God and my relationship with Him. Through my characters, I explored hard questions and found Bible-based answers. In many ways, my faith journey is expressed through my characters.

2014 CCWCAs time passed, I thought about trying to find a publisher for my book series, but I always felt a “check” in my spirit. It was as if God was telling me to wait. As my seventh year of quarantine ended, my health was restored to the point where I could take brief “field trips” from quarantine. During this time, I received a flyer from the Colorado Christian Writers Conference in Estes Park. When I saw it, I felt a prompting from God and knew I was to attend. I still became ill very easily, but I knew I needed to go. For months before I went, I prayed for God to give me a specific sign showing me which publishing group was to be the home of my books. The sign I was looking for was the acquiring editor to take my hands and ask to pray with me. I was too ill to attend any of the conference’s classes, but I attended all of my interviews. And when I was interviewed by Susan Baganz, the representative from Prism Book Group, she smiled, took my hands, and asked to pray with me. I knew then that if Prism offered me a contract, I would accept it. Five months later, Time Tsunami was under contract and scheduled to be published. I believe that God restored my ability to write, I believe He gave me my books, and I also believe that He led me to Prism. It has truly been an exciting journey.

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Danele RotharmelNow to answer your questions about the publishing process, the first thing I’d like to point out is my photograph.  I had been ill and quarantined for many years, so I didn’t have an appropriate “headshot.” Knowing that I needed a decent picture, I called in the cavalry. This photograph was taken by my wonderful mother. I was sitting on an upturned bucket in my front yard, trying to look “approachable” and “author-ish.” The wasps were dive bombing my head, and I was trying to keep my smile steady while not getting stung. We took quite a few pictures, and this is the one we chose. I think my mother did a fantastic job with the photography!

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After I received my contract for Time Tsunami, Prism asked me to write a “bio.” Gracious, what a challenge! Who knew that something so simple-sounding could actually be so hard?? I urge you to write your biography and see what I mean. Seriously, how do you convey who you are and what makes you tick in 250 words or less? And if you want an even greater challenge, try conveying the “essence of you” in 100 words! Last week, I faced that particular challenge while getting information together for a blog interview. I have a tendency to be wordy, so believe me, short biographies have been a challenge!! My bio was lots of work, but I’m happy with the result. Here it is, see what you think:


Danele Rotharmel grew up with a love of the literary word, and by age five, she knew she wanted to be a writer. However, her life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace in her home was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered severe chemical sensitivity and partial amnesia.

During this time, the hardest thing she faced was a crisis of faith. She had to quit her job and stop going to church. She couldn’t write, couldn’t drive, and could barely remember who she was. To say she was upset with the Lord was an understatement. She began reexamining her faith in light of her illness, and eventually, she came to the firm conclusion that God is real, God is good, God is interested and involved, and God is trustworthy regardless of tragedy.

When her illness became even more severe, she was put into quarantine and could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window. This quarantine lasted for seven years. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles.

Danele currently lives in Colorado where she continues to write. Although her journey back to health was long and difficult, it provided her with the opportunity to grow closer to God and to write her books. For that, she is forever thankful.

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red light burst 1After I competed my biography, the next thing Prism had me do was write a back cover blurb for Time Tsunami. Before receiving my contract, I didn’t realize that authors wrote back cover blurbs. I’m not sure who I thought wrote them—maybe little elves wielding magic pencils. I discovered that I really enjoyed writing my blurb. It was a fun challenge trying to decide what information to reveal. A back cover blurb has to tell enough to hook a reader, but it can’t give too much information away or it will spoil the story. And then there’s that pesky word limit again. You can’t get verbose or your blurb will run right off the book’s cover! Take a look at what I came up with and see what you think. This is what will be printed on the back of my paperbacks:

Time Tsunami (Book 1 of The Time Counselor Chronicles)

space-909717_1920To stop a cruel serial killer, she must travel twenty-four years into the past…

Gil Montgomery, a cadet in the Temporal Counseling Program, can’t wait to pass her field exam and become a professional time surfer. The TEMCO program targets death-row offenders for time-based counseling while they’re children.  For her exam, Gil will travel twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter, Rick Olsen.  Preventing the stabbing should stop the chain of events leading to Danny’s eventual execution. Gil’s assignment seems simple until her adviser, Dr. William Ableman, learns that Rick is a serial killer targeting Danny’s mother.  If Gil stays and protects the Winstons, she might not survive.  William wants the woman he loves to be pulled from the field, but if Gil fails to complete her assignment, it will unleash a Time Tsunami and destroy the timeline. As TEMCO undergoes an emergency lockdown, and Gil’s fellow cadets try to figure out what’s happening, Gil and William learn the importance of faith and the price of true love. Everyone’s fate is resting in Gil’s hands, but does she have the strength she needs to defeat a ruthless serial killer intent on annihilating everyone in his path? Will she return from the deadly mission…

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Time TsunamiThe next thing on the “to-do” list was sending Joan Alley, Prism Book Group’s editor-in-chief and cover designer, ideas about how I wanted Time Tsunami to look. Joan Alley is a magician when it comes to book covers. I answered her questions about the tone of my book and the characteristics of my main characters. I told her that I wanted my cover to be striking and dramatic. I wanted it to feel suspenseful, dangerous, and like something ominous was about to happen. I also wanted the cover to have a time-travel feel. Take a peek at what Joan came up with! I think she put together the perfect cover! I was so excited when I saw it. Joan worked hard to give me not only what I asked for, but also to go beyond what I’d envisioned and make the cover even better. She even found a cool, funky font that made the title stand out. Joan did a fabulous job! I really love my cover!

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Next, Prism asked me to pick out an excerpt from Time Tsunami to be used for promotional purposes. Let me stop right there and ask you to think back to the last book you read. What type of passage would you choose to showcase? Would you choose a suspenseful scene? A funny scene? One that was romantic or religious? Or would your excerpt simply be part of the first chapter? That was the challenge I faced when it came to my excerpt. My mind went a thousand different directions at once. Finally, I narrowed my choices down to this one. See what you think:

Excerpt: Time Tsunami

        bluelightburst_largeAs a blue glow filled the room, Gil looked through the time portal at William and Director Matthews. Her heart missed a beat. She didn’t know what was going on, but judging by the men’s tense expressions, it wasn’t good.

“Hi, guys, what’s up?” she asked in a deliberately casual tone.

“We’re thinking of pulling you from the field,” William replied.


“Rick’s more dangerous than we thought.”

“I don’t care if he’s Jack the Ripper,” she said flatly. “I’m staying.”

Director Matthews picked up a handful of printouts. “He isn’t Jack the Ripper, but he might as well be. I’ve found evidence that he’s killed at least ten women.”

“I don’t care.”

“You’re facing a serial killer,” William said. “You must realize the seriousness of the situation.”

“I do realize it. You don’t. Today’s Danny’s D-day. If I abandon him, he’s gonna die on death row. I love that kid, and I’m not about to let his life be destroyed. Where’s Dr. Nelson? She’d agree with me.”

“She said it was our decision,” the director replied.

“It’s my decision too, and I’m not about to abandon—”

“It’s not abandonment,” William interrupted. “GAP’s only predicting a fifty percent chance that it’ll make a difference to Danny’s future if you stay. Regardless of your hard work, Daniel Winston may be destined for death row. We’re not risking your life over a hopeless—”

“There’s no way you’re getting me out of here! If there’s a fifty percent chance that Danny can be saved, I’m taking that fifty percent chance. It’s my life I’m risking. Not yours.”

William ran a hand over his face. “We’re all risking a lot.”

“I don’t care. I’m not—”

“Enough of this!” William said harshly. “Let the director speak. When he finishes, we’ll discuss things.”

“Here it is, Gil,” the director said. “Bald facts. Fact number one: Rick’s a serial killer. He strangles women with a red cord and hangs their bodies to mimic suicide. He does his murderous work so well, that unless a coroner’s an expert, the homicide is missed. At this time, it’s impossible to know how many murders Rick’s committed.

“Fact two: Rick’s meticulous and methodical—that means he’s dangerous. He’s undoubtedly been planning to kill Sue for weeks. He’ll already have things set in motion.

“Fact three: GAP’s predicting a 98.8 percent chance that if you stay, you will be hurt. Since Danny has only a fifty percent chance of escaping death row, you’ll be risking your life on a gamble.”

Gil sat quietly for a few moments. “I’ve heard what you’ve said and understood it. Will you respect my decision?”

“Yes,” William replied. “It’s your decision to make.”

“Then my answer’s the same as it was from the beginning. I’m staying. Now, give me all the information you can about what I’m facing, and please do it fast. I don’t have much time, and I need all the help I can get.”

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yellow burstAfter providing Prism Book Group with my information, I began working with my editor, Jacqueline Hopper. Jacqueline checked my manuscript for errors and helped me polish my story. I really enjoyed working with her! After we finished our editing passes, Time Tsunami was sent to a line editor for additional proofreading. After the line edits, a volunteer author—the marvelous Sharon McGregor—gave my book one final look through. After that, my manuscript was formatted for publication.

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This has been such an exciting process!! I want to thank all of my family and friends, and you—my AWESOME blog supporters—for praying for me and cheering me on as I journeyed toward publication. Having Time Tsunami published has been a thrilling experience, and that joy has been made even greater by sharing it with all of you. I hope you have a terrific day! And be on the lookout for Time Tsunami on Friday! I hope you will really love it!

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On Friday, January 15th, Time Tsunami may be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, or your local bookstore. It may be bought as a Kindle or Nook e-Book or as a paperback.

Time Tsunami may be pre-ordered today as a Kindle e-Book by simply following this link: Time Tsunami

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