Hello Fiction Fans!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we here at River North were just thinking about all the things we are thankful for. We thought it would be fun to ask a few of our authors what they are thankful for and this is what they said:
I’m very thankful for my family. Jim and I hope to spend this Thanksgiving with four of our six children and five of our eight grandchildren. Maybe in a future year we can get all of them together! Time spent with loved ones is perhaps the blessing I cherish most.
I’m thankful for a happy, healthy family and that my husband is working full-time again. Over the past three years, he has been laid off four times, including right before Christmas last year. Also, our #3 son just returned from a year’s deployment in Egypt and will get to share the holidays with us this year.
After losing power for a week due to twelve inches of unprecedented snow in October, I have been thanking God more than ever for the small things – for a hug from a friend, for sharing laughter with family, for my quiet times with God, for my hot water bottle. And definitely for my hair dryer!
I am thankful for a faithful God who never changes, for friends and family, for the opportunity to do what I love most in the world–write. Continue reading / Leave a comment…
A Few of My favorite Things— about A Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman
We just finished up the taping of the radio drama for A Marriage Carol set to air soon (we will let you know when!) in a full hour drama. As I sat in the control room with the writer and producer, Jon Gauger, I was amazed at how touched I was by hearing the dialog between Marlee and Jacob. I thought that I would share some of my favorite moments with you.
After the car accident on the snowy road, Marlee goes to the house on the hill to be greeted there by the elderly man, Jay. They sit before the fire and Marlee begins to talk about her marriage:
I told him (Jay) we were on our way to an attorney’s office to sign divorce papers. No sense beating around the bush. I let that sink in and expected some kink of apology for prying, but he didn’t seem shocked.
“Have you been planning this for long?” he said.
I told him more about us. More than I wanted, but it just seemed to spill out. And he didn’t stop me.
“That’s a lot of years to be married. What the main reason? Has Jacob abused you in some way?”
“No, there’s now abuse.”
“Is there another woman?”
“I don’t think so. His other woman is his work.”
“Have you tried counseling?”