Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wednesday WIPpet: "If You Destroy Me"
It's been a busy week. In addition to winning two novels by WIPpet hostess K. L. Schwengel on her recent giveaway, I also won second place in the Women of Faith writing compteition!
Now for the real fun part ... publishing "The Beloved Daughter." My first batch of paperbacks are on their way right now, and my website is up and ready to accept orders! I'm planning my blog tour and having a great time with it all.
So now for today's WIPpet. Here's four paragraphs from chapter three of "The Beloved Daughter." This may be the last snippet I post online from "The Beloved Daughter," so be sure to order a copy if you want to read the whole story of Chung-Cha, who was (un)fortunate enough to be the daughter of an outspoken Christian in contemporary North Korea.
On hearing Father’s words, I was sure the officer would beat him, but for the slightest moment, a look of terror flashed through Pock-Marks’ dark eyes. I was certain that Father noticed it as well, and he glanced in my direction as if to say, Did you see it too, daughter?
Unfortunately, that moment of victory was fleeting.The officer looked Father up and down, then smiled. “It’s a dangerous proposition,” Pock-Marks goaded, “being so bold when there are children present.”
I stood still, willing myself to breathe. The corner of Father’s lip quivered, but his voice betrayed no terror as he spoke. “Chung-Cha belongs to Christ,” Father declared. “Even if you destroy me, God will still watch over my daughter.”
The agent chuckled, taking a single stride toward me. “And what if I destroy her?”
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Oh, and I'm trying something new. If I remember, I'm going to add a random fact about myself at the bottom of each post. So here is Random Fact #1: Yesterday was the first time in six years I pumped my own gas. (And I remembered how to do it!)
Click to Tweet: Congrats to @ABoyNamedSilas, 2nd place in the Women of Faith writing contest!
Read an excerpt from THE BELOVED DAUGHTER, 2nd place winner in the Women of Faith writing contest