Book Trailer

Book trailers are HOT! I just learned how to navigate through a program that helps you design videos for your books or anything else you may want to share a visual message about. Whether it’s an online training, a webinar, a new product, or your new book, video messages are powerful.

Soooo, check out my new trailer for my book, The 2 Faces of a Preacher’s Wife.

Love,
Toni

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My First Author Interview – Sylvie Hache

Sylvie Hache' - Head and ShouldersSeveral months ago I met a young woman who inspired me in the most sincere way. She is a born again Christian who loves the Lord and lives daily to do his will. She is also a published author of a book entitled, Insight In Sight, which can be found at Sylviehache.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. This phenomenal woman has been on talk shows on national TV and radio, sharing her testimony of coming out of the gay lifestyle and offering hope to people everywhere. Her name is Sylvie Hache and I had the wonderful opportunity to interview her.

Q: Good morning Sylvie, can you please describe in three words your writing.
A: Informative; controversial; thought-provoking

Q: Why do you write?
A: It’s my passion. I believe we are all born with various passions, gifts and talents which are given to us for the rightful purpose of sharing them with others to bring hope, encouragement, enjoyment and pleasure.

Q: How many books have you written and what genre?
A: I have written and published my first non-fiction Christian-based book entitled “Insight In Sight – Was I Born Like This?” I look forward to publishing more in the future.

Q: Do you belong to any writer’s associations or groups and if so, which ones?
A: Yes, probably too many to mention… lol.

Q: Who would you say is your biggest cheerleader or supporter?
A: As a writer, there are many times I find myself alone with pen and paper or computer, hoping for inspiration. Although I’ve received support and encouragement from various people along the way, my biggest supporter would have to be God – only He can answer my prayers to provide the insight I need, so I can write and share.

Q: Did you self-publish or traditional publish your book?
A: This first book has been self-published.

Q: Did you use a professional editor?
A: Yes, I did. However, now I edit my own work, and have it looked over by a trusted colleague prior to posting.

Q: What one word best describes you?
A: Compassionate.

Q: Who are you reading right now if at all?
A: I’m usually in the process of reading several books at the same time. I read from many wonderful Christian authors who provide great wisdom, knowledge and encouragement to support my continued study of Truth through the Bible.

Q: How long did it take you to write your first draft of your book?
A: About a year. Then I took a year sabbatical. Then wrote my 2nd draft over the course of another year. Then prepared five additional drafts before writing this final published manuscript.

Q: Who or what inspired you to write?
A: The significant change in the quality of my life after learning the absolute truth inspired me to want to share this Truth with others – so they too, can experience the wonderful, peaceful and prosperous life we were all created to have and enjoy.

Q: How did you come up with the title for your book?
A: When it was time to submit my manuscript to the publisher, they of course required the title; yet I did not have one, but was compelled to submit “Insight In Sight” and it stayed.

Insight In Sight by Sylvie

Q: Who designed the cover?
A: My publisher, after careful consideration of my mission, purpose and intent.

Q: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
A: Figuring out how to write a book (since I never took book-writing classes); after that, figuring out where to start the story, what to include, how to present it and when to end.

Q: How do you market your books and what works best?
A: My book has been in book trade shows around the world, in Christian book stores within Canada and the US, and available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both hard-copy and ebook format. I have also conducted numerous radio and TV interviews. All these marketing avenues have been beneficial.

Q: How did you define your target audience?
A: My mission is to help youth, young adults, parents and Christians – whether gay, straight or questioning – who are struggling with homosexuality or same-sex attraction, and seeking answers and biblical truth to know if God created them to live this way.

Q: Where do you write/create best, indoors or out?
A: Both indoors and out; I find a change of scenery often results in new inspiration.

Q: In your book, Insight In Sight, you discuss homosexuality and about coming “out of” that lifestyle. Have you had much opposition regarding your subject matter?
A: Yes and no. “Yes” from those who do not understand what I’m trying to share, and “no” from those who do. My passion is to reach out to those who are lost and hurting, because I have walked in their shoes. I am simply here to help.

Q: Are you working on any new books at this time? If so, how far along are you?
A: Right now, I am focusing on conducting speaking engagements and meetings with youth, young adults, Christians and parents of children struggling with sexuality – to offer hope, help, answers and encouragement.

Q: Give three good tips for new aspiring writers?
A: 1. Never give up, cave in or quit. 2. Keep believing you are closer than you think. 3. Keep seeking and praying for wisdom, guidance and direction.

Thank you Sylvie and God bless you.
Love,
Toni

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Thanks and God Bless,

Toni

Gay Marriage and God (Proposition 8)

Proposition 8 opposers with gay flagsThis is not a pretty subject but most controversial topics aren’t.

Today you will get to see the feisty side of me. Are you ready?

Peer pressure can be a deadly thing. It does not just affect our children in grade schools or our young adults in college. It affects older adults in every aspect of life; the social arena, the political and even spiritual arena.

Peer pressure is everywhere!

I am amazed at how many people are succumbing to the idea of legalizing gay marriages and how few Christians are making radical stands for the God we serve and the Bible we claim to read daily.

Our political and yes, some of our religious leaders are altering their stand for the sake of what? Peace? Acceptance? Popularity? Votes?

What and who are they afraid of? Why are people afraid to admit that they still uphold God’s word and will not waiver concerning homosexuality in our society?

And in case you think I am being too harsh or judgmental regarding this current issue. . . I was touched by this lifestyle and lived it hypocritically for many years until I began searching for the truth and ran right into the arms of Jesus who radically changed my life, forever.

So today, I am not biased, just persuaded that the word of God is the only authority in our universe and any law, ruling or government outside of God will cause this nation to utterly fall.

Proverbs 14:13 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Reproach means to bring shame or disgrace upon.

I want to share some interesting excerpts and quotes.

ONE: “The Christian homosexual position when carefully examined can be exposed for what it is at its very core: an attack upon the integrity, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture, which for the Christian church is an attack upon the very nature of our Holy God.” -Issues in Sexual Ethics, United Church of Christ, 1979

TWO: “I firmly believe that we cannot tolerate discrimination against any individuals or groups in our country. I appreciate so much your encouraging me to help change attitudes.” -Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 1990 letter to the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

THREE: “So there you have it. This ecclesiastical phoenix rising from the ashes of Sodom. It cannot, will not be ignored. The heterosexual Christian is now forced to declare himself and reaffirm or disregard his beliefs about what the Scriptures teach.” -Paul Morris, Ph.D., “Shadow of Sodom”

FOUR: “Nobody sat down and conspired to create the problems our society faces. They were simply allowed to happen.” -Rabbi Daniel Lapin

FIVE: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.” -Martin Luther King

SIX: “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.” Hilary Rodham Clinton 2013

So in light of Proposition 8, societal and political viewpoints and the conviction of the Christian church, what do you think? Is it right, legal, lawful, permissible, acceptable and honorable in the sight of God for 2 people of the same sex to get married? Is it?

Please submit comments.

Love,
Toni