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Booksigning at the Bookstore in the Lighthouse Outlet in Michigan City, Indiana, September 1, 2012

Revived: Stroy of Publishing a Christian Novel  will be on Amazon Kindle for free from April 18 - April 22.

"Life is terminal, so we might as well write." Jerry Slauter
Book Signings:

Readers World - Michigan city Marquette Mall
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Writers' Workshop:

Wanatha Public School Library
Wanatah, Indiana
6:00 PM, Thursday, May 16, 2013


Thanks to all family, old friends, including classmates and former co-workers from Knox, and new friends who attended the two book signings. It was great to see you. I hope you enjoy the Woodcutter's Revival.  

How does a reader write an Amazon review for Woodcutter's Revival? 

First, thanks to those who have already written a review.

To write one, link to Jerry's World Savings and type "Woodcutter's Revival" in the search box. When the Kindle version appears, click on it. This will take you to the product. A box appears at the bottom of the page with "Customer Reviews" and another box asks you to write a review. If you are an Amazon member, you simply log-in. Otherwise, you will be asked to create an Amazon account, which is not difficult. Then you will be asked to rate the book from 1-5 with 5 stars being the higest; make a title and write your honest opinion.

Reviews actually cause the book to be place higher on the Amazon and Google pages and in search engine results. Reviews give honest assurances to potential readers looking for a "good read." 

April, Ray and Darrel

     Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? I have often heard that question and would like to add to the list of personal experiences that tends to increase curiosity rather than resolve the issue.

     During the month of April, I had completed my first draft of Woodcutter’s Revival and had been through several edits, preparing for publishing. Before submitting any finalized drafts to the publisher, I wanted to drive, one more time, through the area where the story originated.

     Mom lived in Tucson before moving to San Antonio in June. We decided to fly to Tucson and drive to Albuquerque, up through the San Luis Valley and Antonito, Colorado, to Alamosa and Monte Vista.  

     Antonito had a train museum with the old engines of the Chile Line that ran south to New Mexico and met the narrow gauge trains that ran west around the bottom of the San Juan Mountains to Durango. I wanted to see the trains and take some photographs. The trains, valley and mountains were sufficient motivation to finish the arduous editing task.

     We planned to visit our friends April and Ray in Monte Vista. They lived just west of the place where Stewart (story character) saw the seven peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range that were over fourteen thousand feet in elevation. Ray and I also drove up to Creede, Colorado to see the old silver mine and the town, which was closed on a Sunday afternoon in April.    

     In the book, I already named the characters, especially in chapters one and two since I had spent so much time on those chapters. Stewart started from the San Luis Valley with Raymond and met Daryl on the trail. They camped in the approximate area described above.

     As we were sitting there in the month of April, eating supper at Ray and April’s house with their other friends, Darrel, Anne and their son Ben, a strange realization came to me. Just like my character of Stewart, from over one hundred years earlier, I was sitting in view of the Sangre de Cristo Range on the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west, eating supper with Ray and Darrel.

By the way, April was the first to order a bound copy of the Woodcutter’s Revival from my web site.    

Past Events:

Knox, Indiana - The Henry F. Schricker Public Library on culver Raod. Thursday, August 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM - CST.

The Bookstore in the Lighthouse Outlet in MIchigan City, Indiana on Saturday, September 1, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM - CST.

Williamsport, Washington Township Public Libray in Wiliamsport Indiana. Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, in the Indiana Room.

Barb has returned from a month long trip to Project Mercy in Yetabon, Ethopia.  

Young Writers' Workshop at Henry F. Schricker Library in Knox Indiana.
The workshop is open to young and young-at-heart writers from fith grade through adult. 

A thru Z Tutoring

Temple News Agency - LaPorte

Kinder Ranch Elementary School Library
Sana Antonio, Texas
Monday, April 29, 2013

Champions For Today Benefit Supper
Book Table and Presentation
LaPorte County Fairgraounds
Small Projects Building
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 6:00 PM 

South Bend Career Acadamy
South Bend Indiana
Mrs. Fitsgerald's 8th Grade Writing Classes
Monday, October 7, 2013