About Beth Ann Ziarnik

Author of Inspirational Romantic Suspense Her Deadly Inheritance available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and through your local bookstore.

Broken Ankles: Pain & Gain

Dear Friends, in case you were wondering … After breaking both ankles in mid-September, I could do little for quite a while. But as of Monday — yea! — I’m well again. And deeply grateful to the Lord and the long list of kind people who made recovery possible.

So, what did I learn from this experience? (We are told that we learn from every experience, right?)

  • Walking on broken ankles, even with the aid of therapy boots and a walker, is painful! But then, pain often interrupts our everyday lives. It’s what we do with it that makes the difference.
  • God walks with us through those painful parts of our lives. And, if we let him, he provides others who are willing to help. Like the neighbor who abandoned a big football game on TV to take me to the hospital. Hospital and rehab center staff who were positive angels of compassionate care during those first two weeks. Church family and friends who rushed to visit and pray. And brought gifts and cards to cheer me. Family and friends who equipped my house for safety before I went home to finish recovering. Friends who stayed with me around the clock for two days until my sister-in-law could fly in from Florida to care for me for three weeks. Other out-of-state family who surprised me by visiting in person for a few days. I could go on, but you get the picture.
  • We may lose a lot, but we gain even more. I had to cancel attendance at a major writing conference in Nashville, a multi-author book signing sponsored by a Christian bookstore, and a major speaking engagement. Surprise! … I learned from nurses and therapists that my body drained energy from the rest of it to invest in healing my ankle bones. No wonder I felt tired and foggy much of the time! But through it all, I learned I could persist and work toward wholeness with God’s help and the help of others.
  • Though it seems impossible, the pain eventually comes to an end. It may take days, months, years. I know. Less than two weeks into rehab, I wept, fearful the pain might never end. That I might never recover. But the old adage is true: “This, too, shall pass.” At the right time and in the right way as we lean on the Lord.

Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. The Lord is with you, and he cares. With his help, determine to keep inching toward wholeness. Lean on him and wait for his right timing for your pain to end. It will come to pass! Every time.

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Party Day!

TODAY IS PARTY DAY! Chat with eleven authors, compete for prizes, have lots of fun. Not too late to join us. Starts at 5:00/4:00/3:00/2:00, depending on your time zone.

I’m on at 6:30 CST. Hope to see you there!

Go to : https://www.facebook.com/events/351863802057231/

Release Day! Interviewing Jill and Clay

Woot! It’s release day for Her Deadly Reunion, and I’m interviewing Jill and Clay to find out how they’re feeling about this latest adventure in their lives.

So Jill and Clay, I’m glad to have you with us on this exciting day! We know you two met and came to love each other in the first book, Her Deadly Inheritance. What did you hope to accomplish in this second story in your series?

Jill (sitting on my couch next to Clay): At my birth father’s invitation, I went to Milwaukee to meet him, hoping finally to know the loving father-daughter relationship I longed for all my life. But I arrived to find he might not have long to live. My heart broke, knowing we might have so little time. And discovering someone might be trying to kill him frightened me into action. Not the first Christmas I had envisioned with him.

And how about you, Clay?

Clay (with his arm around Jill): I went with Jill to give her the support she would need. But also with big plans to make our first Christmas special. I intended to include her father in my plans, if he was willing. Never had I experienced so many obstacles. And danger? I wasn’t sure any of the three of us would escape the deadly trap a killer had set for us. Jill is right–this was not the beautiful Christmas we expected until ….

Obviously all turned out well, since you two are here today and healthy.

Clay (smiling at Jill): Yes, Jill and I–with God’s help–make a good team.

You sure do. But now that this second adventure is over, what good news can readers expect in your future?

Jill: Clay leaves soon to renovate a historic hotel in Port au Prince, Haiti, and I will join him the last two weeks to finish plans for our wedding on Easter morning.

That is good news! You’re not expecting any more difficulties, are you?

Jill and Clay smile and shrug their shoulders, and I don’t blame them. Trouble does seem to find them wherever they go!

It likely won’t be different in the third book in their series,Her Deadly Vows.

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Dear Reader, if you have any questions for Jill and Clay, please let me know, and I’ll ask them.

“Merry Christmas” Morning?

Believe it or not! We woke up to a “Merry Christmas” morning today. A bit early … as it’s early November yet … but hey! It’s beautiful and MOST APPROPRIATE.

Why? Because …

Believe it or not, in just seven days Her Deadly Reunion releases! And … it has a Christmas setting in beautiful Wisconsin.  With all the celebration and snow tucked into Jill and Clay’s continuing romance. And heart-stopping suspense as they race to outwit a yet another killer.

You’ve been asking for this sequel to Her Deadly Inheritance (Thank you so very much!). So here’s your chance to grab a copy. Go to Amazon or order it through your local bookstore. And enjoy!

Blessings to you all … and Merry Christmas (when it arrives)!

Take a Look! ACFW Exciting New Releases: November 2018

Need something great to read? Take a look at three romantic suspense releases just posted on ACFW’s Fiction Finder, select and enjoy!

Romantic Suspense:

Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin — After Nina Fischer is accused of murdering her uncle and adopted father, she must unlock deadly family secrets in order to clear her name and learn to trust love again. (Romantic Suspense from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

North by Starlight by Diane and David Munson — Attorney Madison Stone hurries to help her client Jordan Star defeat a mysterious relative who claims a share in his inheritance, and during the Christmas season Maddie learns to leave past regrets behind her, embrace the warmhearted people of Starlight, and dig deep to find her true heart. (Romantic Suspense from Micah House Media)

Her Deadly Reunion by Beth Ann Ziarnik — What will it cost an estranged daughter when she meets her birth father at his home and discovers it’s a dangerous place to mix past and present? (Romantic Suspense from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)

 

Follow this link, and you will find more November releases in other genre categories like:

  • contemporary romance
  • contemporary women’s fiction
  • historical
  • historical mystery
  • historical romance
  • speculative
  • thriller/suspense

Win an Audiobook of Her Deadly Inheritance!

Woot! You can grab a chance to win a copy of Her Deadly Inheritance’s new audiobook! Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is sponsoring a contest on Rafflecopter which is now live. Her Deadly Inheritance with Selah

You can make your entries  now through November 5, 2018. Click on this link to reach Rafflecopter. Then enter the drawing using the tweet, pin, or visit directions below the cover image displayed.

Wishing all the best to you!

Christian Fiction Lovers Romantic Suspense Facebook Party–So Much Fun!

Wow! Monday night’s Christian Fiction Lovers Romantic Suspense Facebook Party was exciting and–in my estimation–a complete success. So much fun!

In case you missed it … I’m super excited to tell you that my friend Christy win one of the event’s two Grand prizes–the Amazon gift card. Congratulations, Christy Calkins!

Arletta Boulton won the other Grand Prize–all five featured novels by the participating authors. So I will send her an autographed copy of Her Deadly Inheritance. Congratulations,Arletta Boulton!

Wondering what goes on at a Facebook book or author party? Well, they’re an exciting mix of getting to know the authors and their latest novels, fun questions and activities to compete for prizes, bumping into old friends and making new ones. And of course, prizes … because each author also gives away one or more prizes. So, lots of prizes.

My half-hour segment’s two prize winners are Brenda Murphree (e-book of Her Deadly Inheritance) and Trixi Oberembt (pre-ordered e-book of Her Deadly Reunion). Congratulations to Brenda and Trixi! 

Next time you are invited to an author or book Facebook party, I hope you’ll make a point of joining in the fun!

See you there!