Monday, February 22, 2016

WALKING IN FAITH by Guest Author Leann Harris

Guest author Leann Harris is giving away TWO books, A Rancher for their Mom, and Last Truth. To enter the draw, leave a blog comment below with your email address spelled out, and I will pull 2 names out of the hat on the Sunday following this post. 

WALKING BY FAITH by Leann Harris
We’ve all heard the verse about walking through the valley of the shadow of death in the 23rd Psalm. Well, I’ve lived it. I’m a cancer survivor, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which caused a brain tumor, which meant I had to have part of my skull rebuilt. I was racing along in life, my writing career flourishing, then wham, everything came to a screeching halt. 

Everything changed in an instant. TWEETABLE

I will fear no evil, for you are with me … Psalm 23:4b 

When God holds you in the palm on His hand, you’re sheltered. That’s where I was in the midst of that cancer storm. I had peace and a knowledge I wasn’t alone.

The chemo turned my brain to mush and the radiation on my skull changed how I write, but with each step, God’s peace never left. I was in his hands. I finished two books during that time. I have a book for LI coming out in July ’16, The Cowboy Meets His Match, and the final book in a trilogy of Indie books, Stolen Secrets should be out before Easter.

The final verse of the 23rd Psalm--Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.(NIV)  What a wonderful promise. I’d encourage you no matter where you find yourself and no matter what situation you face, God is there, just seek him.

For me, I’m looking forward to this next spring. I’m a gardener and I haven’t been able to bend over and work in my garden for two years, but this spring I plan to rejoice in the midst of my flowers. 

There among the blooms, I’ll get to thank the Lord for his goodness.



ABOUT AUTHOR LEANN HARRIS


Leann has always had stories running around her head, and started writing when her youngest child started school. Her first book was published in 1993. She’s a teacher of the deaf and written all her adult life. She’s been contracted with Harlequin through her eighteenth book. She’s written romantic suspense, inspirational romantic suspense, futuristic and inspirational romance. She has also ventured into Indie books. In the series of Legacy of Lies, Book1-The Last Lie, 06/14, Book 2-The Last Truth, 11/14 are out. Book 3-Stolen Secrets should be out at beginning of 2016. Her last LI book, A Rancher for Their Mom, was a June 2015 release. Book 3 of Rodeo Heroes Series, The Cowboy Meets His Match will be out in June 2016

And the second book in this Giveaway Draw 


4 comments:

Leann Harris said...

Thanks for having me today Christine. I hope your readers will enjoy my post about my books and will leave a comment.

Leann Harris said...

Thanks for having me today Christine. I hope your readers will enjoy my post about my books and will leave a comment.

Lee Carver said...

Leann, the talk you gave ACFW-DFW Chapter a.k.a. Ready Writers about how cancer and its treatment changed your ways of writing helped me understand my daughter's difficulty. Hers was breast cancer, but the chemo and radiation had disastrous effects on her writing. I now understand her so much better. I have bought and read several of your books and look forward to more. I won't ask for a freebie here, so pick someone else. Thank you for being transparent through your illness and thereby helping many others.

Margo Carmichael said...

Barbara, you are so prolific in spite of the obstacles. You are a great example and an inspiration to us all.