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Work in Progress: Walk of Faith Journal

Lately, I am fascinated with journals and creating them to publish. I already have Hope Without Borders (Book 2 in the Without Borders Inspirational Series), a reflective journal, and my most recent is A Christmas Journal.  My current work in progress is Walk of Faith - A Spiritual Journal.  Jean Wise wrote a great article on keeping a spiritual journal. The link to her article is here.  
Walk of Faith is a guided inspirational journal with encouraging biblical references, quotes, and questions that prompt reflective thought.  This journal is yours to customize as you wish.  Included are pages for prayer, bible study and thankfulness. My goal is to have this journal published in early 2019, so stay tuned for future updates. 

A Christmas Journal To Remember

The Christmas season is a special time of year, and journaling is a great way to remember time spent with family and friends.  "A Christmas Journal" has blank lined pages to fill with events, activities, and favorite holiday recipe, poem, prayer, or song. Do one for yourself or give as a gift to someone else. Start a new tradition and be inspired to write timeless memories.  Available on Amazon.

The Year I Write A Romance - NaNoWriMo

I am determined this year to write my first Christian Romance, and participating in National Novel Writing Month will help me do just that. I am serious about making this happen, since I have been wanting to write romance for a while. It will be trial and error, but I will get it done. The title for my first romance book is "Unforeseen Love". I used the photo of two author friends of mine: Chad Joseph Thieman and Tina Thieman.  To inspire me as I write, I will be listening to Kendra Dantes on YouTube, she is a fantastic singer with a soothing voice.  May the force be with me.

I Come Alive - Inspired Poetry Series


Five Steps To Writing A Book Review

I have often wondered why it was so hard to get people to write a book review. What is the magic to getting reviews?  Some authors get 30 to 40 reviews the day their book is published. That is such a great start for a book to get noticed, and it goes to great showmanship that the author has supporters that really care to promote the book (s) via social media, besides a review.

I agree with the quote on the image, it is the best way to write a book review of an author's work, as a thank you. A lot of work goes into writing a book, and an author needs their followers to help promote them to others who might be interested in what they write.

A book review  is easy to write, Amazon only requires 25 words or less. There is a lot you can say about the book. A book review can be done in five easy steps:

1.  Caption for the book review - this goes before the body of the review and is the headline for it - use a few words to describe your particular feeling/reaction to the book. For examp…

Book Giveaway: Love Without Borders Poetry Collection

Goodreads Book Giveaway Love Without Borders by Virginia Martin Giveaway ends July 19, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Without Borders Inspirational Series - Volume Three Love Without Borders is an inspirational poetry book on faith, hope, love, inspiration and life. Open your heart to a new experience in reading the written word.

Love Without Borders Five Star Review

You can't ever read enough books that nourish the soul.

 There will be a Goodreads book giveaway for Love Without Borders soon. Stay tuned.

Transformative Power Within


Book Review - I'll Run Till The Sun Goes Down by David Sandum

I was deeply moved by "I'll Run Till the Sun Goes Down", by  David Sandum.  It is David's story of his battle with depression, and how art helped him deal with it. He is honest, candid, and very descriptive in his storytelling. This memoir has you on an emotional roller coaster ride alongside the author. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and loved the artwork that is included in the book. For anyone who has suffered depression, or knows someone that has, this is a must read. It uplifts and encourages you to know that you can beat depression, and live a fulfilling life doing something you love.

On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of buying two beautiful pieces of artwork from David, for two of my book covers: Love Without Borders, a poetry collection and the upcoming, Life Without Borders. These two books are part of my Without Borders Inspirational Series. 

Life Without Borders - Be Free To Live - Volume Four in the Without Borders Inspirational Series

Cover art by David Sandum

Share A Word To Make A Difference

Leave a timeless legacy, with just one word.

Share a word to make a difference is an initiative I started to have people share a word or words, that made a difference or had an impact in their lives. I believe we can all learn from each other. All the words  collected will be featured in LIFE WITHOUT BORDERS, Volume Four in my Without Borders Inspirational Series.

Please email your word(s) that made a difference or had a significant impact in your life to: 

You can include a few details of why the word made a difference to you. Thank you for your participation.  #shareawordtomakeadifference

Love Without Borders on Book Review Buzz

Love Without Borders
By Virginia Martin
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 978-1540542250
Genre: Poetry
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers in the U.S.) Link on Book Review Buzz :
Love Without Borders: A poetry collection from the heart, is a compilation of poems on faith, hope, love, and life. It is Volume Three in the Without Borders Inspirational Series, and includes a bonus section of additional poetry written by Virginia Martin’s family and friends. Poetry is an uplifting and inspiring illustration of what makes us come alive. Virginia believes that love connects us all, and invites readers to open their hearts to a new experience in reading the written word.