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Wisdom & Folly at the Indianapolis Homeschool Convention

Guess what? I’m taking Wisdom & Folly to the Indianapolis Homeschool Convention next weekend! Oh my goodness, I hope they love it!

The IAHE (or Indiana Association of Home Educators) hosts a yearly convention, full of workshops, general sessions, and exhibits galore.

And I get to be one of the exhibitors.

The Indiana chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) of which I am the current treasurer, purchased a booth and invited their members to bring their fiction. Of course I jumped on it!

(I’m so attending the session “Never Give Up: The Critical Importance of Finishing What You’ve Started.” That can apply to so many areas of life!)

I remember being dragged–ahem, I mean, attending–a few homeschool conventions with my mom when I was young. My favorite booths were those that sold books, preferably the fiction kind, as my mom learned everything new and trending in the homeschool world. I didn’t care about any of that other stuff back then. I just wanted to read.

I can’t say my perspective has changed much (Me? Homeschool? No way. I would kill my kids. Kill. Them.) but my passion for fiction remains the same.

(Please let me say many of my friends homeschool, and I admire, respect, and pretty much adore them for being able to do what I cannot. Rock on! So jealous.)

The part of me who remembers that little girl, hungry for a good story, hopes to be able to bless someone at IAHE as I wished a certain vendor (corner both, stuffed full of discount books, didn’t want kids around unless their parents were paying) would have blessed me. A little grace for a lover of stories with grimy hands.

Wow. I feel like that got real fast.

Back to fun and happy!

So anyway, I will be there, selling my book, and signing as many copies as possible!

Will you be there this year? I would love to see you!

In Him,

Michele

Goodreads Giveaway for Wisdom & Folly

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wisdom & Folly by Michele Israel Harper

Wisdom & Folly

by Michele Israel Harper

Giveaway ends March 14, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

I’m so excited to let you know I’m giving away two copies of the first book of Wisdom & Folly!

If you haven’t been able to read my book yet, you just may want to enter. ;)

I hope you love it!

Happy Reading!

In Him,

Michele

So sad!

I just wanted to let you know that February is the last month you can get both of my paperbacks for $9.99 each!

(insert sobbing emoticon here)

I know! It’s so sad!

I’ll try to be as brief with the details as possible, but I got an email saying Wisdom & Folly’s distributor had to raise their prices, and, “Would you like to raise the price of your book as well?”

Um, no!!!

Seriously. I originally tried to get them to price the book at $5. No one would listen to me. (Apparently paying for each book you sell is a very, very bad thing. Who knew?)

But the numbers say I just can’t keep it at $9.99. (Why, IngramSpark? Why?)

So, as of March first, Wisdom & Folly will now be $12.99 each. But there’s good news! I promise!

The eBook is staying at just $2.99, and there may-even-might be a sale for $.99 for Zombie Takeover’s launch. Woohoo!

(Which I’m working on like a mad crazy person. Seriously. My husband is questioning my sanity right about now.)

So that’s it. That’s my news.

And I hope my very next post is Zombie Takeover’s release date.

(holds breath)

Squeal! I can’t wait!!!

In Him,

Michele

(Btw, you can purchase Wisdom & Folly on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Just so you know. Happy Reading!) :)

Wow, I’ve been busy!

To those of you who have wondered where I could have possibly disappeared to–I don’t even know what to tell you.

Wait. Yes, I do!

  • Released Wisdom & Folly
  • Started a publishing company
  • Hired a team of freelancers
  • Signed three other authors
  • Have been neck-deep in editing, marketing, and formatting other novels, as well as writing my own

Can you say, “Thank God for Sunday”? ;) (I can’t imagine not having one day for church, football, and rest!)

As the leader of my writers’ group, Joyce Long, said, “It seems like you’ve found your life’s work.”

I quite agree.

Every time God said, “No”–every time He shut a door in my face, I was one step closer to God’s “yes,” and I didn’t even know it.

And I’ve never before enjoyed my work so much. In. My. Life.

Next up? Getting ready for my next launch party! Woohoo!

Do I know when that’s gonna be?

Not a clue.

So this can’t wait. I’ve got a plethora of authors I just adore, whose books didn’t get added to my launch party list last time. Of course I had to showcase them for you! (You know, give you a hint of what’s to come?) :)

I’m crazy about books. I read all the time. And I want to share with you the very best.

These are a few of my faves, and I may-maybe-perhaps will review them in greater detail at another time. Right now I just want you to know what they are!

Love and hugs!

RJ Larson: Fantasy. Biblical fiction. A perfectly balanced mash-up that leaves you salivating for more.

  

Christy Barritt: Smart, witty, and snarky. This perfectly describes Gabby St. Claire, a crime-scene cleaner who gets into an insane amount of trouble. All the time. I’ve never had so much fun with a series before, and I am dying for book 11! (I LOVE these covers!)

         

KE Ganshert: Intense YA. What if a group of teens have been gifted to see another realm–one that has been decided by their authorities, no longer exists? And what if they can defeat the demons of that realm through a Power greater than them?

  

Debbie Viguie: Best vampire series I have read in my life! Intense, full of action, and makes you wonder: can a vampire truly be redeemed? In love.

  

KM Weiland: Several of her other novels are on my to-read list, but this one has captured me and still hasn’t let go. Dieselpunk Adventure. Need I say more?

Nadine Brandes: Gritty. Unexpected. Riveting. These books are not for everyone, but wow they blow you away if you love dystopian!

 

Ralene Burke: Meet Bellanok. A paradise filled with mythical creatures, all for the glory of their Creator. What can they do when a demon breaks into their Eden, intent on destroying everything? I seriously can’t wait to find out. Two books are out so far in this five-book mini-series. Love, love, love!

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None of these authors asked me to do this; I just had to! I mean, come on! Who doesn’t love a good book? ;)

In Him,

Michele

Oh, yes! Check out my publishing company–if you wish. (www.love2readlove2writepublishing.com) To God be ALL the glory for the great, wonderful, amazing things He has done! I’m still in shock! :D

Photo Credit: Ralene Burke. Thank you for snapping that of me! I had no idea! :)

She’s back!

She’s back! The artist who started it all, who fired my imagination with what Folly looked like, is finally back on DeviantArt.

And she gave me permission to share her deviation with all of you.

I’m so excited!

This is Lost Angel by, well, another Sarah! (Known as Sugargrl14 on DeviantArt.)

I have tried to get in touch with her for over a year now, to use this image, or one similar, on the brand new story I was writing, Wisdom & Folly.

At the time, I only wanted to use it as a chapter header for the abbreviated story I published weekly on my website. Of course, you now know I began following Sara Helwe’s art and fell in love with her design and artistic flair.

I can’t imagine a better Folly for my cover than the one Sara crafted! (Folly’s model on my cover: Ruxandra Tudorica. Wisdom’s model: Georgia Stanwix.)

But I had to share with you the image that started it all.

I had already read the verses that first gave me the idea for an angel story, following the sisters Wisdom and Folly (Then I (Wisdom) was beside Him as a master craftsman. Proverbs 8:30 NKJV…and…The woman Folly is loud…her guests are in the depths of Sheol (hell). Proverbs 9:13, 18 ESV), but I had not written anything until I saw this image.

The minute I saw this picture, the story started flowing out of me and wouldn’t stop.

So thank you, Sarah, from the bottom of my heart, for inspiring me to write my first published book! It means the world to me that you came back to DeviantArt and gave me permission to share this deviation. A million times, thank you!

In Him,

Michele

 

Lost Angel by Sugargrl14 on deviantart.com. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV), copyright © 2001 by Crossway. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Wisdom & Folly, Part One

Wisdom & Folly, Part One

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Genre: Supernatural Fiction
ASIN: B016PGE15W
This book was so much fun writing, you guys. Authors start with the question, "What if?" and my question was, "What if Wisdom is actually an angel? What if her sister, Folly, hates her, and they are locked in a battle that spans the ages? A battle that very much affects each one of us?" This book is completely from their perspective, and I am so sad not to be writing any more of it. I hope you love it! :)
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Wisdom. She may have crafted the worlds by the Maker’s design, she may have been by His side since the beginning, but her heart aches. Her sister is gone. Defected, to a group of rebels who loathe their Creator with every fiber in their beings, who plot His downfall. Her new assignment? Fight them. Defeat them. But how can she fight her sister, when all she wants to do is bring her home?

Folly. Fury seethes within her. Jealous of the attention the Maker lavished on her sister, she turned to a new master and became his favorite. Or so she thought. Determined to prove herself, to become invaluable, she realizes destroying her sister just may be the key to Lucifer’s heart. Her plan? Engage Wisdom. Distract her, defeat her. If only there wasn’t the minor detail she wasn’t counting on. Missing her sister.

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Wisdom & Folly, Part Two

Wisdom & Folly, Part Two

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Genre: Supernatural Fiction
ASIN: B0172UB1GW
I was so sad to see my story come to an end--but what a fun ending to write! I hope you enjoy my book as much as I enjoyed writing it, or perhaps even more so. Happy reading!
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Wisdom. She is furious. Her sister has destroyed countless of the Maker’s creatures and shows no sign of remorse. Or of stopping. She knows Folly’s end is near and cannot wait to staunch her sister’s wrath. Forever. Now if only her heart believed her.

Folly. Her hatred wanes with each passing day. What’s the point? Her defeat has been promised, and its surety strengthens with each step of time’s cruel march. Can nothing change her path? Why did she leave heaven’s bliss for such a cruel taskmaster?

But Wisdom has orders to thwart her sister. Folly’s orders are the same. And both are determined to win.

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