Friday, May 30, 2008

Ruby Among Us - Tina Ann Forkner

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Ruby Among Us

(WaterBrook Press May 20, 2008)


Tina Ann Forkner


Sometimes, the key that unlocks your future lies in someone else’s past...

In Ruby Among Us, Lucy DiCamillo is safely surrounded by her books, music, and art─but none of these reclusive comforts or even the protective efforts of her grandmother, Kitty can shield her from the memory of the mother she can no longer remember. Lucy senses her grandmother holds the key, but Kitty seems as eager to hide from the past as Lucy is eager to find it.

From the streets of San Francisco and Sacramento, to the lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley, Lucy follows the thread of memory in search for a heritage that seems long-buried with her mother, Ruby.

What she finds is enigmatic and stirring in this redemptive tale about the power of faith and mother-daughter love.

If you would like to read the first chapter go HERE

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

There's sick and miserable... and then there's me.

Warning: The following post could be construed as whining. Read at your own risk.

So. I've been sick for two weeks. I went to my doctor and after looking at my ears, nose and throat, and doing a strep test (which was negative), he informed me that it was just some kind of virus, there was nothing he could do, and I'd just have to get over it.

In the process of trying to find a new doctor, I went to a walk-in clinic that a co-worker recommended. I had a bad sinus infection and an ear infection, and they put me on an antibiotic and said I'd feel better in a couple days.

In a couple days, I still didn't feel better, but I'd found a new doctor. I went to my new doctor and discovered I now had a sinus infection, TWO ear infections, and bronchitis. Oh, the joy! He put me on a stronger antibiotic and said hopefully I'd feel better in a couple days.

Right. I've heard that before.

It's been a couple days now, and surprise, surprise, still feeling about the same - plus I think I've had every "possible" side effect from the new, stronger antibiotic and then some. So, tomorrow I go back to the new doctor and they're doing blood tests to try to figure out what's going on.

Exciting, I know. Prayer from prayers would be greatly appreciated.