Ada Brownell-Writer of the Day!

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My writer of the day is Ada Brownell, also writing as A.B. Brownell. She’s  been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a daily newspaper reporter  at The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. In her retirement, she continues to freelance for Christian publications writing both non-fiction and fiction books. Ada has been gracious enough to give away an e-copy of Joe The Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult.  Here’s a few ways to connect with her.

Blog: Stick to Your Soul Encouragement

Amazon Ada Brownell author page:

Here’s a short  blurb about her book, Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult

Enter an area where people are missing and radicals want to obliterate Christianity from the earth. After Joe Baker’s parents mysteriously disappear, he finds himself with a vicious man after him. Joe and an unusual gang team up to find his mom and dad. The gang is dedicated to preventing and solving crimes with ordinary harmless things such as noise, water, and a pet skunk instead of blades and bullets. Joe reads the Bible hoping to discover whether God will answer prayer and bring his parents home. In his dreams, Joe slips into the skin of Bible characters and what happened to them, happens to him—the peril and the victories. Yet, crying out in his sleep causes him to end up in a mental hospital’s juvenile unit. Will he escape or will he be harmed? Will he find his parents? Does God answer prayer?

Sounds interesting! Here’s an excerpt from Chapter One of Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult

“Mom and Dad didn’t just go off and leave us.” Joe felt that truth clear to his bones. He glanced at the police officer, who dug into his

pocket and then pulled out key. When the police drove away, Joe’s breath came in gasps. What had happened to his parents?

* * *

About fifty miles away, two big hairy men shoved Darin and Rose Baker across the drawbridge into Sir Henry’s castle. They stumbled up a wide marble-tiled stairway, hands tied behind their backs.

“We got ‘im,” said the beast who pushed Darin into the room. “But his wife was with ‘im. Couldn’t leave a witness.”

Darin’s eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room. Rose seemed to be in shock. Then he turned his gaze so he could see what his wife stared at.

It couldn’t be true!

“Untie these folks,” Kermesis told the goons.

“Kermesis! You’re involved in this? I thought when you turned the business over to Caleb—.” Darin’s voice echoed in the chamber-like


“That I forgot you have a computer software design I want?”

“It’s mine.” Darin watched as the big thug released the bonds.

“Now listen here, Darin. I was paying you good money when you created that design.”

“I created the program at home on my own time. It’s not yours.”

“Where is it?”

Over in a corner, Darin recognized several leaders of local churches and a priest. Apparently they had been abducted, too.

“I want that software design, Darin. If you don’t tell us where it is, we’ll get your children.”

“No!” Rose screamed. Her high-pitched shrieks continued until the monster who had nabbed her in the parking lot put his pillow-sized

hand over her nose and mouth. She pulled at the massive fingers as she struggled for air, her face turning red, then bluish.

Wow! I wonder what will happen next?

Thanks for sharing your book with us, Ada! If you want to be considered for the e-book giveaway, leave a comment. Winner will be picked next Monday, July 15.

Until next time…

God Bless & Good Reading!

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