Looking For a Christian Literary Agent

My novel, Mending Fences, is availabe as an ebook on Amazon. It was published in Kindle format by Amazon. It was enrolled in the KDP program but I removed it because I hope to eventually be able to make it available on other sites as well.

Mending Fences is the fictional story of Robert McGinn and his family. Robert is a Viet Nam vet who, upon returning home after the conflict was declared ended, decided he never wanted to fight about anything, ever again. It left him battle scarred and weak (at least in his own eyes).

Robert is a Christian and a pastor. He is so busy serving the Lord that he is rarely home when his family needs him most. When his little girl dies while he is away, his wife April decides she has had enough of being a pastor’s wife. After the funeral she asks him to leave. April and their son, Jack, go through many hardships while Robert moves from Christmasville, TN to Oregon. They refuse all contact with him.

Seventeen years after the divorce Robert is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He is given three months to live. What will he do? Will his family even care that he is living with a death sentence? Does he want to find out if they care? Does he have enough time left to even bother? And where in the world is God in all of this?

With his faith in God shaken, he sets off on a journey. Where will it take him? Is it possible, or even worth the bother, to try to mend all of the fences in his life? Will the nightmare that keeps haunting him ever stop? It is a nightmare in which he is surrounded by various types of broken down fencing. Though never one to put much stock in dreams, it won’t leave him alone. He must find the answer.

Read the reviews, especially by Arline Chase, publisher of WriteWords.com.

Just Free-Writing

Due to time constraints and other obligations that got in the way, I don’t have a specific topic today.

so I’m just going to write anyway.

There may be many good things to say

The enjoyment of bird song

Rabbits in the yard

A cat’s purr and sunshine

To light my way

The best thing about life

More than family and friends

And God’s beauty surrounding

Is the knowledge that I’m

heaven-ward bounding.

Anyone want to come along?

Work: That Four-Letter Word

Dear Work,

I used to like you, but you became unbearable. Your demands became too great and nothing was ever good enough. I was thankful to have a job, and I really liked what I was doing. But I’ve had enough. I’m quitting. I have another job lined up that will not be near as demanding. It will allow me to work at my own pace. Everyone around me will be happier because I will be happy. I will no longer be grumbling about my taskmaster, my job. I’m going to go back to being a housewife. By the way, thanks for the mediocre paychecks. I deserved more pay than I got. Now my pay will be in the smiles I get from my family because their home will be cleaner and neater, and their meals will be better because I won’t be too frazzled to cook. I may not get paid in money, but the smiles and rewards from my family will make up for the lack. See ya!

Sincerely,

Aleta Kay

aletakay.wordpress.com/writing 101

On The Road Again. . .

This will be a short trip. We’re heading to Bluestone State Park for our annual family reunion. We’ve been informed that the road at the main entrance is closed due to damage from blasting so we’ll have to go in the back way. That means not taking the camper. Oh, well. It will still be a great time and we’ll stay in the main cabin, which is really nice.

The main core of the family arrives today so we can start getting the shopping done for food and get everything ready for our weekend arrivals. We plan our lives around this weekend. Wouldn’t have it any other way. I actually left a job because the manager said I couldn’t go. I said I could get a new job but not a new family. I worked a two week notice when I returned from reunion, having secured another job while we were away.

My brother-in-law goes to Israel every year to teach basketball to the Palesinian children. There is a group from FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) that goes every summer. Every year we see new slides from the trip with more stories of people he has met and found good fellowship with. Perhaps he’ll let me use some of those photos on my blog. 

I started a Pinterest site yesterday. Hope to see you there, as well.

There are no photos for this post but I hope to be able to post a video later.