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E-book is now available

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider

is now available as an e-book also.

The e-book is available on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com as well as through other e-book providers.

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider e-book cover s

That’s Life! Communications says the following on their website:

Above everything else, this is a book of hope. And our goal is to get it into the hands of everyone who needs hope. 

This book has sold more than 10,000 print copies, and has another 30,000 in circulation thanks to World Vision. We’re hoping to sell many more around the world.

Here are some reviews:

“Short stories, poetry, and works of memoir picked for their inspirational nature, dedicated to finding a shining light in our lives that so often turn dark.” MidWest Book Review

“This comforting and encouraging book should be in every home, library, church, and school.” Pauline Christian, President, Black Business and Professional Association

“From a host of talented writers who serve rich words, wrap your hands around a volume that will not only warm you right through, but strengthen you for the road ahead. A perfectly inspiring read.” Ann Voskamp, author of New York Times bestselling book One Thousand Gifts

“This collection of wonderful writing… is honest, personal, and compelling… Like me, you’ll be comforted, inspired, and encouraged. I felt as if God were reading over my shoulder.” Michael Messenger, Executive VP, World Vision Canada

CAPA 2012 Book of the Year“What a great book! [It] will give you a refreshing lift and a change of perspective, perhaps when you need it most.” Ellen Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author

“Gem of a collection.” Faith Today magazine

Christian Small Publisher Gift Book of the Year Award, 2012

Winner of 13 awards, The Word Awards 2012

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Now it’s even easier to buy a book!

You can always order the Hot Apple Cider books from me. But, if you would like to see more books by Canadian authors, click here.

There was a lot of interest at this event in buying books written by Canadians.

Fellow authors Denise Rumble and Donna Fawcett joined me at The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival in Thedford, ON on October 13th and 14th to sell and autograph our books.

Numerous people stopped by the booth to talk with us, and many had heard about the Hot Apple Cider anthologies. We were delighted to autograph many books and continue to spread the word about these Canadian Bestsellers.

A Second Cup Of Hot Apple Cider has been nominated for an unprecedented 27 awards—the most ever for any book—in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards, which recognize the best work published in the past year.

Good luck to our 15 writers who have been shortlisted as finalists in six award categories for articles and short stories. The winners will be announced on June 13 at a black-tie awards gala held in Mississauga, Ont. at World Vision Canada headquarters.

“A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider”

                   Wins Awards and Breaks Records

May 28, 2012 •

http://www.grafmartin.com/index.php/grafmartin/blog_post/a_second_cup_of_hot_apple_cider_wins_awards_and_breaks_records

“A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider” Wins Awards and Breaks Records

(Markham, Ont.)—A Canadian inspirational book is breaking records. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider has been nominated for 27 awards—the most ever for any book—in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards. The awards recognize the best in Christian writing during the year 2011.

The book has also been named Christian Small Publisher Gift Book of the Year, in a people’s choice contest voted on by book retailers and readers.

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, which recently achieved bestseller status, is a collection of stories by 37 Canadian writers who share a Christian faith perspective. It contains short fiction, poetry, and personal experience articles, all chosen to provide hope and encouragement.

Faith Today magazine calls it “a gem of a collection” that “wonderfully reflects Canada’s mosaic population…What binds all the pieces together is a cord of faith as we see how God is involved in the very real circumstances of life.”

“We’re proud of the accolades this book is getting,” says publisher Les Lindquist. “Readers tell us they love the variety of voices, topics and styles, and the short, self-contained chapters. It lets busy people read something satisfying and uplifting during a quick break—or even if they’re ill or bereaved, and need something short to give them hope and encouragement.”

Finalists in the Canadian Christian Writing Awards will be honoured at an awards gala on June 13 in Mississauga, Ont. There were a record 360 submissions in 35 award categories this year. Fifteen of the anthology’s contributing writers are vying for prizes in six categories.

The writers have conducted the most extensive launch ever done for a Canadian Christian book. More than 175 author events have been held in seven provinces since A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit was released.

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider and the first book in the series, Hot Apple Cider, are available through most book retailers, and make ideal gifts. Both books are published by That’s Life! Communications and edited by N. J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles.

Book clubs, small groups, and churches can easily lead discussions on a wide range of topics and Bible passages through using the books’ free downloadable Study Guides.

To download the Study Guides, find out about author readings in your area, or book one of the writers for your store, church or discussion group, visit the website http://hotapplecider.ca.

If you’ve ever wondered how a book is born, this two-part interview will give you a glimpse into the process, from conception to a published book.

Contributing author Janet Sketchley interviewed editors N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles to provide a rare look into the birth of a book.

http://janetsketchley.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/interview-the-editors-of-a-second-cup-of-hot-apple-cider/

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A Reminder that There is Something Good in the World…

“Sometimes all you need is a reminder that there is something good in the world. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit is a combination of short stories, poetry, and works of memoir picked for their inspirational nature, dedicated to finding a shining light in our lives that so often turn dark. The stories within are touching and poignant, and will help readers remember that there is something after the worst of it all. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider is a follow up to the previous acclaimed volume, and the sequel executes the original’s purpose masterfully.”

Midwest Book Review, June 11, 2011

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“A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider” was launched at Sarnia’s Book Keeper book store on May 7th. Contributing writers, Ann Brent and Denise Rumble were in attendance to chat with shoppers and autograph copies of the book.

Launching on the day before Mother’s Day, most people purchasing a book bought more than one and asked them to be signed for their moms.

A fun and friendly crowd celebrated with the authors, enjoying the hot apple cider and cookies provided by The Book Keeper.

The signing went longer than planned, and Ann and Denise were asked to sign extra copies to have on hand at the store for anyone interested in purchasing a copy in coming days.

A special thanks to The Book Keeper for hosting this event!