I have another midweek surprise for you! If you haven’t heard of the wonderful works of E.C. Stilson, then perk up and pay attention. She broke into the world of published author with the very beautiful and personal works know as The Golden Sky. This gem started as a journal to her beloved son, Zeke, whom was lost to her at the ripe young age of two and a half months. It chronicles her pregnancy through to his passing. It started as a personal journey and turned into so much more. Today it helps others who suffer through the same fate.
Her second book, The Sword of Senack, blossomed from the stories created to help her daughter understand and deal with the loss of her younger brother. This is a fun younger YA fiction adventure that you can really sink your teeth into.
While she was busy bringing these books to fruition, her daughter was eager to get in on the action. E.C., being the ever amazing and supportive mother, jumped in and helped her young one, known as The Scribe, publish her first book titled How To Lose A Tooth. Isn’t that just the cutest?
At the end of April the third book in E.C. Stilson’s personal journey hit the shelves. It’s the third in the series and the first one in the timeline – a prequel. Bible Girl has only been out a little over a week and is already pulling in five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I predict it will catch up to The Golden Sky which currently holds numerous five-star ratings.
Jump into the pages of Bible Girl with me now and grab a little peek…
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The book practically cried for me to spare its life, and for a moment I thought I’d rather burn in Hell than lose something my brother had given me in love. The pastor nudged me, though, and my heart turned to ice.
I thought of all those hours my brother had read to me. I thought of all that time he’d invested.
I couldn’t throw it into the fire; not the last book of the trilogy. That funny little dwarf stared at me from the cover. Then, I closed my eyes. I stepped so close to the flames they almost ate my skin. I tore the book in front of those kids. I put on quite a show throwing in a section at a time because I couldn’t stand sending the whole thing in at once. When the last pages went up in flame, and the dwarf on the cover curled with death, I dropped to my knees and cried. The kids all hooted and screamed in ecstasy, thinking I’d been freed, when the ropes of religion had just twisted tighter.
It isn’t until Elisa realizes she’s surrounded by hypocrites that her foundation starts crumbling. She doesn’t know who to turn to. That’s when she meets a mysterious man. But why should she trust him? Will he help her, or make things even worse than they were before?
o – o – oI was seventeen at the time, lost and confused. It was amazing writing this down and reliving everything years later. So much of it was comical. Other sections were strange or sad. Through it all, I fell in love with my husband all over again. And I was able to forgive myself for running away. After writing these words, I remembered why. . . . ~E.C. Stilson
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E.C. Stilson has offered to give away one free copy of Bible Girl to a lucky visitor of the blog simply for commenting here today! So make sure you stop and say “hello” to this fabulous woman. If you haven’t already visited her at her own blog, pop on over and check it out. She blogs regularly, sharing heartwarming stories about her life and family.Blog: The Life of a Writing Mom Twitter: ECwrites Facebook Fanpage
For more about this author, please click the following link to visit her website: EC Stilson