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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Fable Weaver by Carlie Gernhart

Synopsis: 

 Words have Power.  Especially for Linnet Fairweather, a fable weaver whose words have more influence over storybook characters then she realizes…..  

Story:  Enter the world of books, literally.  From our world to the fictional Tierra Fabula, (the place characters go when their stories are over,) Fable Weaver is filled with interesting characters, new and old, fantastic creatures and hard to forget storybook scenery.  Join Linnet and her three changeling guardians as they fight a villain who has inhabited the imagination for centuries, and learn how much damage one little white lie can create. 

Strengths:  I’m a huge fan of old fair tales re-told in new and interesting ways, and Fable Weaver is just that.  Though it’s a story all its own, sprinkled into the mix is Arthurian elements along with classic fair tale characters.  The story is very well paced and has all the right stuff to keep you turning the pages long into the night.  I loved the main characters.  I’m all for fun and witty dialogue between characters and I wasn’t disappointed.  The characters are funny, making you laugh on nearly every page,  but deep enough that you feel a connection with them, and unpredictable enough that they keep surprising you.  

Weaknesses:  There’s no sequel. 😛 

Recommendation:  This book can be read by anyone of any age and enjoyed.  Better yet, read it as a whole family.  Carlie Gernhart does a wonderful job creating an exciting world with believable and loveable characters and a story you won’t want to put down untill it’s over.

Fable Weaver is published by Clear Water Press. 
www.clearwaterpress.com
www.fableweaver.com

P.S. For those of you who don’t know… this is a One Year Adventure Novel (OYAN), novel!  Hurray for Carlie! . 😀

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