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Anita Higman starts off today's show @11 AM EST and Marcia Lee Laycock starts her visit @ 11.30.
Here is a little bit about each author and their work:
When Charlotte’s long-lost love, Sam Wilder, finally returns home to Middlebury, she discovers that he’s brought someone with him—his fiancée. But with a dash of creative scheming by a quirky matchmaker, Charlotte and Sam may find the place they were always meant to be—in each other’s arms. Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends. Pastor Steve is thrilled with the ticket sales for their big fund-raiser - a spectacular Christmas pageant that raises enough money to keep the homeless shelter running all year. Then the phone rings. The news goes from bad to worse and it looks like the entire show will have to be cancelled. But Steve's right hand man, Stanley convinces him the homeless men in the shelter can make it all happen. And the unexpected glory unfolds. Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.
It's that time of year for Christmas books! Join me as I talk with author Anita Higman about her recent release, A Merry Little Christmas.
Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds. Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who’s preparing to spend the holidays alone…again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny’s farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she’s more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city.
As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it. Will the holidays bring their most impossible dreams within reach?
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Anita Higman to Conversations LIVE's "Breakfast with Books" to discuss her new book A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, THE SHOW DID NOT RECORD.**
It's that most wonderful time of the year, and that means Christmas books!
Join me as I talk with author Anita Higman about her latest Christmas release, A Merry Little Christmas.
Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds. Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who’s preparing to spend the holidays alone…again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny’s farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she’s more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city. As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it.
Anita Higman is a CBA bestselling and award-winning author. She has written or co-authored 30 books including fiction and non-fiction for adults and children as well as plays. And she isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Higman has six books coming out in the next two years.
Even though she’s written in many genres, Higman does have her favorite. “I love inspirational romance. There’s just nothing else like it for writing and reading. It naturally makes you want to curl up on an overstuffed couch and read the day away.”
There’s something about writing Christmas stories for Higman. Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe (co-written with Irene Brand) made two bestsellers lists for Christian fiction. Her novella in the compilation, Once Upon a Christmas Eve, was given a four-star review in Romantic Times Book Reviews. Her latest release, A Merry Little Christmas, is sure to be a favorite of shoppers and readers this holiday season.
Higman has won two awards for her contributions to literacy and has raised thousands of dollars with her book, I Can Be Anything, while serving on the board of directors of Literacy Advance of Houston.
Readers can keep up with Anita Higman by visiting www.anitahigman.com, becoming a fan on Facebook or following on Twitter.
With her debut project, Anita Wilson joins the rich musical heritage known as the Chicago sound, while simultaneously heralding a new style in today’s gospel music---Worship Soul. A worship leader and featured vocalist in the award-winning ensemble Donald Lawrence & Company, she boldly takes the solo stage with an album that is at once fiery and soulful, dynamic and meditative.
From the high-church energy of “It’s Done,” and “He Shows Out,” to the passionate reflection of “Speechless” and “Perfect Love Song,” the striking, 11-song collection is evidence not merely of a great new talent, but of a seasoned minister.
Anita R. Johnson, Speaker, Author, Radio/TV Host & CEO of Money Wisdom for Women will speak from her book Big Girls Don’t Cry-Taking the Emotions Out of Finance –Virtually.
If Girls With Money Speaking Tour has not come to a city near you, here is your opportunity to get your tips for financial security Absolutely FREE.
Known as "The Author's Midwife," Anita Paul coaches and mentors corporate professionals and successful entrepreneurs to become published authors. Through her Write Your Life program, she shares strategies for writing, publishing, and marketing a book ... and then leveraging it to upsell your expertise.
In 1997, Anita founded The Write Image as a corporate communications company. In 2010, the company transitioned to meet market demand, and emerged as a literary consultancy and publishing services company. It has since published several titles in the business, genealogy/history, and children's genres using the proprietary Write Your Life approach.
Anita brings to Write Your Life over 20 years experience in the corporate arena, including positions in public relations, marketing, television production, financial services, event management, educational software development, and sales. As an entrepreneur, she understands the intricacies of business management, leadership, and growth, and she applies this knowledge when working with clients to help craft a book they can leverage.
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, ANITA OKANIGBE-JOHN BELIEVES
Anita Okanigbe-John is an author, life coach, and a change catalyst. She is a survival of sexual abuse and severe psychological trauma. Through her story, she has demonstrated God’s ability to transform a painful past into a glorious future as well as His ability to turn a ‘mess’ into a ‘message’. She has dedicated her life to serving humanity, giving those who are hurting a hope and a purpose to live for. She believes that you can achieve the extra-ordinary because nothing is impossible.
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