Monday

Why I Write

     Greta's Story            Maggie's Story            Matt's Story

The Mail Order Brides of Black Horse Mesa is my latest series. I enjoyed writing each one of these novellas. They are perfect for the short read in an afternoon or for reading between errands and appointments.

But why do I write?

I love stories that encourage and entertain and of course end HEA - Happily-ever-after. And the more I write, the more I am amazed by the process.

Sometimes a name or situation pops into my head. Sometimes the story begins with a picture. And then away I go. I love the adventure of discovering the story. Often the conflict sets up as a series of fronts that collide to make the perfect storm. Then it's a matter of letting the characters play out the troubles they find themselves in to come to a satisfying end.

And those characters! More often than not, they surprise me. One day in a meeting with my proofreader while she was going over Maggie's story and I was writing Matt's story, she looked at me and said. "Big John knows something."

I looked over my computer screen at her and said, "He does?"

She stared over her glasses at me. "Yes, you can tell when someone's experienced things."

We started laughing because of course, these are imaginary characters. But when I looked at what I was writing in Matt's Story, I knew exactly what Big John had gone through and it needed to go in the exact spot where I was writing.

I can picture my characters rolling their eyes at their author and how slow she might be at times.

There are many more stories standing in line and waiting for me to write. I hope you enjoy them. Although, I almost hesitate to say they are mine, I'm just the author who is blessed to tell them.

Have a blessed day.
Patricia PacJac Carroll

Thursday

Walk Humbly



Micah 6:7-9

...what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God...
Recently, the Lord gently tapped me on the heart and pointed out I was becoming haughty.

I was in need of an attitude adjustment.

So I repented. Prayed for forgiveness.

And changed my thinking and actions.

To be humble with God is to acknowledge that HE does know what is best for me. That He created all things, gives me all that is good, and anything I do that is good is from Him.

I have no place to proudly call what He has given me as mine. My good works. My great feats.

No, it is all Him. Everything that is good is from my God. The Living God that knows me, loves me, and chastises me.

So my goal is to walk humbly with Him. Freely giving Him praise for what He has given me.

God is good. Rejoice in His goodness and His love. For His love never fails.


Matt's Story is now Live on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Matts-Story-Historical-Christian-Western-ebook/dp/B01AMIUYP0

You'll enjoy the banter between Matt Logan and his U. S. Marshall uncle, Big John.

A good story of the Old West in Texas 1869. A real western romance that will leave you with a smile.

Monday

Coming SOON! Matt's Story

Matt's Story ~ Book 3 of the Mail Order Brides of Black Horse Mesa.

I grew up watching Gunsmoke and all the westerns. They were all over TV and the movies, too. John Wayne - who can beat him in a western.

It's one of the reasons I write stories set in the Old West. I love the allure of freedom and wide open country. And of course horses. Plus sweet romance and HEA.

Matt is the brother of Chase and Tom. They have their brides. In fact, Tom took the one Matt had sent off for. So now he's alone.

Well, not really. He's with his uncle, Big John, and they are on the trail of outlaws.

I won't tell you anymore.  : )
The book should be out the Jan 15th.

Here are the links to the first two books in the series.


Greta's Story  Book 1

Maggie's Story  Book 2


New Year - What's the Word?

Usually for the New Year, the Lord gives me a word. For 2016, my word is Advance.

Move forward and keep moving forward.

He even gave me pointers on how to advance.

  • Go the extra mile - don't settle for mediocre results.
  •  Be purposeful - name an action and do it
So far, those are my marching orders. I am excited. I have a lineup of books that I have planned to write and put out this year.

More mail-order bride stories of the west and a contemporary line of romances. (these ought to be fun as my characters will all have dogs in them - Dog Daze Romance) 

I hope and pray you all have a wonderful new year filled with His blessings.

Patricia PacJac Carroll

Thursday

An Amazing Series by 45 Authors

American Mail-Order Brides

The first one launched today. From Nov. 19 to Jan 7 a new book  will release each day.

There is a contest to win a Kindle Fire loaded with all 50 books. Click on the site above and check in.
The first book is Lottie: Bride of Delaware. 

Monday

Fear Not

Psalm 23: 4
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You can take God at His Word. 

Yes, the world is crazy and full of demented crazies who believe to kill others is their god-given duty. 

Hate will not fight them nor will it defeat them.
Be on guard, and yes I believe it is good to defend ourselves.

But guard your hearts and minds. For that is where the real enemy, the devil, fights.

Read Ephesians 6: 10-17 

We are victorious in Christ. Jesus overcame the world two thousand years ago. Thru Him, so do we.

Have a great day. The Lord is with you.