Judge Not, But We’re Judging

One of the jobs I’ve taken on in the last two years is that of a writing contest judge. It’s been a fun, challenging and personal growth type of assignment. When I first started judging entries, I found it was sometimes hard to walk that thin line between being constructive and being a bit too harsh. I found this particularly hard if I didn’t personally like the entry I was judging. But, still, I tried my best to point out the good and bad about each entry and most of my scores tended to be in the middle arena. I felt like I’d done a service to the authors in the contest.

However, when I received my scores back after my first year of judging, I was shocked to see that many authors felt I had been a bit too harsh in my comments. It made me take a step back and look over the entries I had submitted to see what the authors might be seeing. When the contest moderator gave me additional feedback (and a second chance), I did my best to listen to her (honest, yet a bit reprimanding) comments and I am now striving to do better with this year’s entries.

As an editor, it’s my job to give feedback in a constructive way. I never, ever want to deter anyone from writing with any harsh or out-of-line comments. Their feedback highlighted a bit of editorial flaws that I had to work on. It’s one of the reasons I signed back up to be a judge again this year.

You see, I’ve found that editing people’s words can be a rewarding process for both me and for my authors. I really only want to hone a writer’s words in a way that can be pleasing for the reader and profitable for the author. But if I speak a harsh word or truly JUDGE someone’s work in a way that isn’t constructive to the writer, how can either of us come together in a way that is cohesive?

As I continue my Bible study to work on my non fiction book, I’ve found numerous verses about taming the tongue and offering graceful words to our fellow man. Here are just a few:

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

(PS – Proverbs has MANY verses about the tongue. A good place to start instruction for this problem.)

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

And, finally, a word from the Book of James that gives me hope:

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. James 3:1-2

You see, we all stumble. I stumbled. I’m far from perfect. But it is the daily taking up of our imperfections to try and strive for what God wants from us – to be more like Him each and every day. Will we ever succeed? No. Being perfect is an unattainable goal – only God is perfect. But if we strive to learn and grow from our mistakes, we can show the world what it means to be a God-fearing Christian who is seeking to exhibit the fruits of the spirit.

God bless and have a very blessed weekend.

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If you’re interested in learning about the writing contest, click here.

 

 

 

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Mini Post Monday

The weather is finally warming up here in PA – I’ve said multiple prayers that God will let us keep it this time. I’m finding it hard to stay in the house at this point because the weather is just so beautiful. But that’s good because I’ve been getting some added exercise – some nice walks with my husband which I’ve missed over the winter months – and it’s helped my hip to feel a bit better. Now I just need to find time to get out there to start my garden!

Our river view.

In addition to my hip being a bit better and the weather changing, our church is starting some fellowship type events and we held our first one last weekend. (As you know, I’d been feeling a bit discontented with my church recently.) We held a “Crafting for a Cause” day and invited the public. We made dog treats and dog beds for a local rescue shelter and a variety of other blankets and crafts for a mission in Cordova, AK that we support. Some of the ladies also made roller bandages for the White Cross! YES! People still do that!

It was really a wonderful time of fellowship. We met two new ladies from neighboring churches and it was a blessing to hear their stories and get to know them a bit, too. We’re planning another (or two) of these events this year simply because it was fun and we have more supplies!

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I’ve been a bit worried about my freelance business recently and I’ve been praying that God will show me His will for this giant step I’ve taken. I was really worried I might have to go back to a “regular” job (am still considering it…), but God is faithful all the time. I’ve taken on one new client in the last week – with the possibility of a long-term relationship. I hope more is coming – I like to be busy and to provide for my family – but I know that God is providing for us and I’ll keep seeking His face and guidance.

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I’d like to end with a bit of prayer requests if you’d all be so kind in your daily prayers to think about these folks. I’m only giving first name initials for some – God knows who they are. Thank you.

S. – a family member who has been suffering with an un-diagnosed illness.

B. – a friend going through chemo.

B. – a family with sons who are unbelievers and in need of some mental help as well.

Watsontown Baptist Church and all churches in this country and beyond that are seeking to spread the gospel – to be firm in the Lord and to keep moving forward in His grace and mercy.

Our nation and our president and other leaders – for wisdom, discernment, patience and grace.

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Thank you all. Happy Monday!

 

 

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Expansion on the Horizon

Well, we’re almost at the halfway mark of the year and I’m contemplating my freelance business once again. It’s not taken off as I’d hoped, but I’ve made good progress and accomplished a lot of goals. I’m using each day to try and further my brand by teaching myself new things. I learned how to use MailChimp this year to start periodic newsletters. (If you’d like to sign up for my newsletter – I send one RARELY, but sometimes there is free stuff – click here.) And I’ve been doing work that is outside my normal “editing” work hat.

So here are a few new things I’m adding to my repertoire.

  1. Basic websites. Obviously, I run and maintain my own website, but I’ve also designed and set up WordPress sites for friends and other organizations. Here are the ones I’ve either set up and/or maintain: Watsontown Baptist ChurchSt. Davids Christian Writers’ ConferenceEmmy’s Heart, and A Legacy Worth Leaving. As you can see, these range from the free WP site to paid ones involving plugins and a variety of widgets. If I haven’t used it yet, I teach myself how to do it.
  2. Ebook formatting. (Through CreateSpace) I set up and published my own ebook this year and have helped several friends to also do so. I’ll be working with one of my clients to also format his non fiction book this year, too. Let me help you format your book for self publishing and you just focus on the writing.
  3. Workshops. I’ll be co-teaching a workshop at St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference next month on devotion writing. I’m looking at expanding my workshop portfolio to include some about blogging, websites, and editing. I’m currently outlining each and looking for conferences and speaking engagements. If you know of someone who would benefit from or be interested one of my workshops, please let me know.

So, once again, I’m continuously trying to expand my horizons and keep this freelancing business afloat. There is a lot of aspects to working from home that I love and I simply don’t want to give it up.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in any of my services, please send me a message and I’d be happy to discuss options.

 

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The Power of Prayer

It’s a hard knock life. Didn’t Annie say that? Or her little orphan friends? I don’t really remember watching any of the Annie movies or whatever, but I do know the song. And, lately, I’ve been focusing on that lament. Wendy Williams (talk show host) often says, “It’s hard out here in these streets.” And she isn’t kidding.

On a daily basis, I frequently see prayer requests via social media for people who are suffering, grieving, or just simply tired. My friend Roberta calls Facebook the “biggest prayer circle ever.” I’ve been asking frequently myself for prayer. Sometimes I feel the results and, sometimes, God makes me wait a bit longer.

Mostly it’s people who are having surgeries or physical ailments. That’s been my laments recently (this durn hip). Or for grieving loved ones. I’ve had this, too. I still am grieving over Max and I feel dumb about it, but he was obviously a bigger part of my life than I’d realized.

But you know what I love best about asking for prayer? It’s not the actual responses that people will pray (although that is pretty cool). It’s that people sometimes ask me for prayer back. Why does this make me so happy? Because it let’s me know I’m not alone. And it makes me aware of how much people need God right now. AND it makes me happy that people KNOW they NEED God. (PS – even friends who don’t consider themselves “Christians” have asked for prayer or “good thoughts.”) AND it makes my own fears, concerns, grief and struggles seem less insurmountable.

This morning, I was just free-praying. You know, as I’m walking around my house, doing a few chores, picking up a few things, refolding the afghan on the couch…I started talking to God.

“Dear heavenly Father, who needs my prayers today? I thank you that my hip was better this morning and that I slept well. I’m thankful that I have a warm house to keep all this rain off my head.” Then I opened my phone and started browsing through Facebook. Some would think that’s where my prayers would end – I’d get caught up in the social media blah. But, no. I kept going. “Oh God, I see that Tina needs prayer for this person in her family today. Please guide the doctors and nurses for this surgery. And thank you that Bill is having such a good day. Oh! And Christine finally seems to be making some progress. Thank you, Lord, for that.”

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes. 5:16-18 NIV

As I continued to scroll, I simply paused at each person in my timeline and said a prayer. Simple ones mostly, but, hopefully, effective. Some of my friends are not Christian at all. And they don’t know I prayed for them this morning. But God heard my prayers nonetheless. He sees them and their struggles just as He sees me and mine. Prayers are not solely for the “righteous” – God’s love extends to everyone – all His children. All across the world.

So often we ask ourselves, “How could I possibly help this person? I don’t have a ton of money and I’m hurting myself…” But the one way we CAN help is to pray. Consider Paul’s words:

I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:16-21 NIV

This morning I didn’t get my “structured Bible study” done, but I did pray. And I ask you to endeavor to pray every day, too. Pray for your blessings and for your needs. Pray for your neighbor whether you know them or not. Pray whether you like them or not! Because, when your own struggles seem to overwhelm you, when you pray for others, you step outside of yourself and put your own worries to rest – if even for a minute.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:13-15 NIV

God bless and Happy Monday!

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A Note Of Thanks

I’ve recently had some moments of “You’re not good enough” in my life. A few people have treated me unfairly or not been as appreciative as they could be and I got down on myself as a result. I think, especially as women, we can all relate to this feeling. We often push ourselves very hard, strive to help others to a point where we’re not appreciating ourselves, much less being appreciated. We can fall into a downward spiral of self hate and hardened hearts due to the constant negative onslaught both online, within our circle of “friends” and within our own minds.

As I thought about this more, I wondered how much I truly gave appreciation to others in my life. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing that the words simply don’t come out of my mouth even though I’m VERY grateful for a lot of people in my life. I think we all can tend to fall into that trap, too.

So, here is my list of appreciation. It isn’t enough and maybe not everyone will see it, but I want to put it out there. If you’re reading this and someone is on this list that might not see it – please share it with them. I want people to know I appreciate them and I want people to feel appreciated. In this day and age, it’s something we’re all lacking. If you feel like you haven’t appreciated the people in your life enough, I encourage you today to tell them how much you care or how much they’ve impacted your life.

My husband – You are my rock and the person who most often talks me off a ledge. You hear every bad thought I have in my head and love me anyway. You listen to me rant, rave, cuss, and feel neglected by others and you simply listen and hold me until the pain ebbs away. You do chores and small things for me constantly that I don’t acknowledge and, yet, you continue to do them. Thank you. I love you.

Pat – You were there when Max died. You held me as I held him at the end and you understood. You’ve been my friend for over 10 years (closing in on 15)! We’ve had our ups and downs, but you are loyal and steadfast and encouraging. Thank you.

My parents – Steadfast through it all. There is so much I could have never gotten through without you. Thank you.

The Pidcoes – You are our extended family. I am so blessed to call you friends and to know your daughters. The other night you told me I was influential in your child’s lives and it meant so much to me to hear that. I never want to overstep my boundaries, but I know you respect me and have encouraged John and I to be in their lives and, for that, we are thankful. When Meg snuggled up with me on the couch the other night, my heart overflowed. We love you.

My DAR “peeps” (Val, Deb) – Newfound friends that I cannot be happier to have found. We are all strong women and, yet, have faced many hardships, fought many internal battles and are still kicking. I am thankful to have people like you both who are outside my “normal” circle so that I can grow and learn as a woman. I pray that I can help you do the same. I love this thing called the DAR – and it’s mainly due to the both of you.

My readers – Where would I be without supportive readers? I’ve considered quitting this thing called “writing” so many times and so many of you have encouraged me NOT to do so. I want to do more for you. I want to write epic novels and inspiring blog posts so you can have something exciting and wonderful to read. You encourage me to keep going and to pursue my dreams. Thank you.

God – How can I do this without thanking God? I am so grateful for His saving grace, His daily mercies and His never-ending strength. He is my rock, my fortress, my stronghold, my salvation…through every time I feel unloved, unforgiven, unworthy, unappreciated and just simply LOW – HE is there. HE is loving me, forgiving me, telling me of my worth, appreciating me and making me stand back up. And He can be there for you, too, if you let Him.

Now that I’m filled with so much love in my heart, I can go about my day with a newfound joy and an uplifted spirit. I pray you will start off your day in an uplifting and joyful way too – tell someone today how much they mean to you.

Happy Friday!

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Monday Motivation

As many of you know, I’ve been working hard the past year to build strength in my body. I’ve done this primarily to help with some aches and pains as well as to lose weight. About two weeks ago, I threw my hip out again. The pain was so unbearable, I wasn’t sure what to do. I’d worked so hard to build up my muscles and here it seemed as though it was for nothing.

I had to go away to a conference (my DAR thing – please read previous post) that was an almost four-hour drive away. I was concerned my hip and back would not survive the journey and I asked everyone I knew to pray for me. I went to the chiropractor two days before my trip and had some pain relief, but the day before I was miserable. I cried, stretched, prayed and wailed. I had no idea how I’d get through the drive to Pittsburgh.

But I kept praying and kept asking for prayer. My friends prayed. My husband prayed with me the night before. I left it in God’s hands.

The trip to and from Pittsburgh was without incident. I actually have more pain sitting in my comfy living room chair typing this post than I did in the car ride. I had very little pain during most of my trip (except for some chair sitting during meetings and meals – although cushioned – they were NOT good for my back kind of chairs.) The bed was soft and comfy, I had ample time to walk around the hotel to get some juice into the joints and I continued to ask for prayers. I felt them. I felt God answering those prayers for three straight days.

When I got home, I even went to see my friend in a play and sat for another four hours! (By then it was starting to do me in, though.)

I know God watched over me those few days. He gave me strength to keep going. He listened to my prayer warriors and blessed me with minor healing for my trip. I do not know why I’m suffering again from this ailment, nor do I try to question God. I just keep praying.

I’ve had a lot of ups and downs these past few months. You’ve all read about most of them. I cannot truly understand how anyone who doesn’t know God can get through these types of things. It doesn’t mean I still don’t get frustrated or upset. It doesn’t mean I think everything is always sunshine and roses, but it does mean that I can pick myself up and move on. I can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, push on through the tough times and rejoice when they’re over.

This hip pain hurts. It’s only marginally better now. I pray it’ll continue to heal and that I’ll continue to take it easy when I need to. That’s frustrating too, but I must listen to my body.

For now, I’m going to get up out of this chair and do some stretching. I think God is telling me to call it quits for today. I pray that you will listen to that still, small inner voice that is the Lord and let him lead you today. Remember to pray and put your worries in the hands of the Lord.

God bless and Happy Monday.

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God, Home, Country and Conga Lines

I know you are all dying to hear about my Pennsylvania State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution conference from last week! Here are the highlights (in order of how fun or wonderful I thought they were):

  1. At our Saturday night banquet, we were entertained by the Ambridge Area High School Steel Drum Band. That’s right. Steel drums. Let me just say this: you’ve never seen a bunch of dressed to the nines ladies get down like we did that night. There was even a conga line! I’m trying to book this band for our writer’s conference too…or should I say I’m trying to convince our board to book them. These kids are a ton of fun AND talent.                                                                      
  2. Saturday afternoon memorial service. The neatest, most moving memorial service I’ve ever seen. First, in the parking lot (we were driven to a local church for this event), a bagpiper played Amazing Grace. Inside, we had our own chorus that sang a few hymns and the members sung some as well. To begin, we listed off the state officers that had died in the last year. Each was given a small eulogy by someone who knew them or was from their chapter. It was inspiring to hear how these women had lived their life in service to their country, their communities and to the DAR. After each eulogy, a lily was inserted into a wreath for that person. Then others (regents, members and members at large) who had died in the last year names were read (with their chapter name and, sometimes their age or years of service if over a certain amount) and then carnations were placed in the wreath for each. Past regents got red carnations, members at large were blue and the rest white. I couldn’t believe how beautifully this wreath came together. The care taken in every aspect of this service was noteworthy. Lastly, this completed wreath was taken outside and laid on the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier in the church’s cemetery. No member of the DAR, no patriot is ever forgotten.

    Thanks to my friend Cris Gansell-Whitcomb for this pic

  3. In general, the overall kindness, compassion and dedication to service these ladies exude is beyond reproach. I saw money in the thousands given to various parts of our organization that helps children, wounded veterans, and the needy. During one luncheon, close to 200 backpacks (filled with school supplies) were collected and delivered to Liberty U.S.O.’s center at Fort Indiantown Gap. These backpacks are for needy military children. They will receive these bags prior to going back to school in the fall. I personally helped my friend Cris carry a few of these and I can tell you, they were PACKED. And they were given simply out of the goodness of people’s hearts. We also heard from leaders from DAR sponsored schools. (To learn more visit here.) Each of these schools is given financial assistance by DAR members, including scholarships, material donations, and genuine personal interest. Over $1 million is given annually by the DAR to support these schools. Good citizenship and love of country are taught at all of these schools. We even heard from two students from the Kate Duncan Smith school…. oh, how I wish you could have met this kids. How well spoken! How country-centered. This is how we need to be educating our children and I’m glad to be part of an organization who does just that. You can help too – see the website for more info.
  4. One last thing. At the beginning of every session, it is DAR protocol to stand for the U.S. flag as it processes into the room, to say the Pledge of Allegiance – sometimes we even sing the National Anthem (oh, how heart swelling it is to hear a room full of women sing this beautiful song), to recite the America’s Creed and to pray. God, Home and Country are our focus. How can you possibly go wrong with that?

In all, I had a terrific time. There was some stress that comes with travel and from learning the protocols, etc. of what’s expected, but, in the end, I can say that I’ve never been more proud of my country and of being a DAR member. If you think you might have a Revolutionary War patriot in your lineage and you’d like to be part of this special and worthy organization, please go to http://www.dar.org/ to learn more.

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Mini Post Monday

This is going to be a REALLY short mini post Monday and I’ll apologize now for it’s stark nature and rant-ish quality.

I’m swamped with work and getting ready to head to Pittsburgh (It’s currently Wednesday the 26th as I type this). My hip went out last weekend and I’ve been dealing with pain as well as the final preparations for my trip. The trip will be awesome – I know that. I’m excited for it. But this hip pain…ugh.

I’m angry about this hip pain. I haven’t had it almost two years and now is NOT the time I wanted it to come back. But I’ve been stressed and dealing with a lot of STUFF and MAYBE not caring for myself as I should have. Since Max’s death, I’ve found myself more stressed out on a daily basis and more “amped” up every day. I’ve even tried cutting back on caffeine, but it didn’t seem to help.

Then this hip happened and I’m so PISSED about it that I can’t hardly explain it.

I’ve worked hard in strength training for the last year to avoid this pain and, yet, here it is. I don’t like being a victim to the hold it has on me, but what can you do when you can’t even stand up from a chair sometimes because of the pain?

And I miss Max. I’ve shoved it to the back of my brain, focused on all I had to do, shifted my attentions to house cleaning, editing, and other work, but I miss him. He was my peace. When I had these overly stressed out days, I could sit with him and stroke his fur and it would be better. He’d sometimes lick my face and give me that look that said, “I’m here, Momma.”

Now, instead, I just immerse myself in more work.

They say having a dog reduces your stress (my husband wouldn’t agree), and now I feel it. After thirteen years of living with a dog, not having one has ripped away that sense of peace I’d get when I’d come home to his loving face.

I have God. I’ve tried placing my burdens on Him. He does help. My husband helps. But it isn’t the same.

And now this hip. It hurts like you wouldn’t imagine and I’ve tried everything. And the only thing I can think of is, “If only I could hold Max, this pain would go away.” It’s unrealistic. He was a dog, not a medicine man, not a healer. But, in my head, it would be better.

For now, I’ll keep taking my pain meds and doing some stretching and a lot of praying. I hope this pain – both physical and emotional – will end soon.

God bless you for reading this mess. Have a great Monday.

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Friday Fun

Today I’m in Pittsburgh enjoying the Pennsylvania State Society  Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. (Whew! That’s a mouthful isn’t it?) This is my first time at this conference and I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things.

I had to buy a fancy new dress for the Saturday night banquet, too. It’s kind of a mother-of-the-bride dress, but I think it works. I’ll more than likely never wear it for anything else, but it’s sparkly, so, who knows?

I’ll be in “regular” dresses for most of the other events – something I’m not used to. I typically spend my days in jeans, workout clothes or my Lularoe. I’m sure I’ll be glad to get back to those things, but it’s nice to dress fancy and feel “womanly” every once in awhile.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting up early to enjoy the Cameo Club breakfast. I’m hoping to learn more about this club because I’m very close to being qualified for it. You see in order to be a member of this club, any DAR member who has or had a family member who was also a DAR member. For example, a mother and daughter, an aunt and niece, or a grandmother and granddaughter who were DAR members would qualify for membership in this NSDAR social club. I’m very close to finding a Revolutionary War Patriot on my mom’s side of the family and then I’d do the paperwork to enroll her in the DAR. Then we could both be in the Cameo Club! Anyway, I’m looking forward to the breakfast tomorrow even if it means getting up super early.

The conference goes until tomorrow night’s banquet and then I’ll be driving home (a long almost 4 hours) on Sunday morning. I’m sure I’ll be thankful for my own bed at that point, but I love the DAR and am so thankful to have these opportunities to share my love of ancestry with people who love it, too.

So…what are YOUR weekend plans?

 

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Exciting News!

I am so excited to announce the launch of K.M. Hodge’s third book in her Syndicate-born Trilogy. True Blue Son is the most thrilling and suspenseful book yet. And I can say that because I helped edit ALL THREE! I grew to love these characters and this story. I’m confident you will too. (Please be advised: This is a suspense thriller series. There is sometimes severe language and elicit scenes.)

True Blue Son:
Dr. Zander Ride grew up a son of The Syndicate, his fate as a career criminal all but sealed. With the help of his mother, he escaped a life of crime…until the night The Syndicate shot his mother in cold blood.

Zander soon finds refuge in the hands of his mother’s hacktivist group, who want his help bringing down the notorious group once and for all. But it comes with a cost. Managed by a different leader and guided by a new deadly mission, the hacktivists force Zander to confront the truth about his parents and the sacrifices they made for the cause.

In the end, Zander must decide how far he’s willing to go and what he’s willing to sacrifice. Can a child born of The Syndicate bring it all down, or will he be another pointless sacrifice in their struggle for money and power?

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The Syndicate-born Trilogy:  

K.M. Hodge does a great job of creating a world of suspense and romance that sucks you in.” – Five Star Amazon Reviewer

The Syndicate-born Trilogy takes readers into the deep underbelly of crime and corruption where men and women seek power by any means necessary. Her flawed and relatable characters will stick with you well after you finish the books. The books take you on an emotional roller coaster as the characters go through heart wrenching tragedies and triumphant wins wins. You might need a box of tissues for this series. Grab your FREE sample now or get your FREE copy of the eBook April 27-29.

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Author Bio:

K.M. Hodge grew up in Detroit, where she spent most of her free time weaving wild tales to spook her friends and family. These days, she lives in Texas with her husband and two energetic boys and once again enjoys writing tales of suspense and intrigue that keep her readers up all night. Her stories, which focus on women’s issues, friendship, addiction, regrets and second chances, will stay with you long after you finish them. When she isn’t writing or being an agent of social change, she reads Independent graphic novels, watches old X-files episodes, streams Detroit Tigers games and binges on Netflix with her husband. She enjoys hearing from her readers, so don’t be shy about dropping her a line.

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