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Christmas, 2002

Welcome to the final newsletter of 2002 for inspirational fiction author Lauralee Bliss!

I appreciate so much your support and prayers over the year. I began 2002 in a seed-planting mode, not knowing what would happen. I am happy say that seeds are slowly beginning to sprout! I still await major crops yet to come, but certainly God is moving in the ministry, and for this I am truly thankful. I pray that you also will see God's hand moving in your life as you reflect on 2002. May He give you a vision of hope and blessing for 2003.

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UPDATE ON MY WRITING MINISTRY

-  I am pleased to announce that at long last, TO LIVE AGAIN, with a revised cover, is now available in print! You can order this book directly from the Australian publisher, Writers Exchange, for $9.95 plus $3.00 postage. A sample chapter and reviews are on my web site.

- My first Civil War novel, IN THE CROSSFIRE, is set to debut in March, 2003. The second book in this trilogy will be released in August, 2003, and the third, in January of 2004. 

- My next Heartsong Presents contemporary romance, A STORYBOOK FINISH, is set to be released in May of 2003. A summary and a sample chapter will be forthcoming on my web site.

- I am also excited to announce that I have sold a contemporary romantic mystery to Heartsong Presents, tentatively titled AGELESS LOVE.

- 2003 appears to be the year of the writers' conferences. It has been some time since I've attended a conference, and am thankful for this wonderful opportunity. I will be attending two this year. The first, sponsored by Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC) will focus on the industry of electronic publishing and will be held in Tampa, Florida in March. The second is a major Christian Writers Conference located at Mt. Hermon, California. This event, attended by many editors and writers, is the premier writing conference for Christian authors. I hope to learn a great deal, along with pitching some of my major works to the editors. I would appreciate your prayers during these two major trips, as well as open doors in 2003 for my writing ministry.

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SPECIAL WEB SITES

Christian E-Authors - holiday contest now in progress!

History Comes Alive - has some wonderful Colonial Christmas links including delicious gingerbread and warm Wassail.

I am on the lookout for links of historical interest. Please E-mail me your favorite historical links.  l

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CONTEST

The winner of the disk copy of Blackberry Hollow was Nancy King. Congratulations!

On December 20th, I will be selecting from the newsletter list three winners of a special "chocolate cupcake" candle! Check your e-mail for the announcement and be sure to send me your address as soon as possible if you are a winner.

Coming in March, 2003 - A special one-of-a kind drawing! To celebrate the release of my Civil War book, IN THE CROSSFIRE, I will be giving away a choice of a beautiful candle lantern to one winner. Pictures of this great gift will soon be available on my web site. To be eligible, you will need to e-mail me a proof-of-purchase for IN THE CROSSFIRE in either the e-book format or in print. Check your E-mail for further announcements on how you can purchase this exciting historical novel and be eligible to win this elegant prize!

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REVIEWS WANTED!

If you have read one of my books and would like to write a brief review for my Web site, please e-mail me your review. Two reviews will be selected by random to go on the home page, and will include your name and your personal Web site URL or a Web site of your choice. All other reviews will be posted on the Readers' page. This is a great chance to have your writing published on an author's Web site AND have a favorite Web site promoted!

May you have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with the grace and blessing of God.


Lauralee Bliss

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SPECIAL NOTE:

From time to time E-mail addresses tend to change. I would love to have you keep receiving updates on my writing ministry. If you end up changing your E-mail, but would like to continue receiving this newsletter, please send me your new E-mail address to lrbliss2001@yahoo.com . In return, I will mail you a small gift just for letting me know about the change. This newsletter is also available through the regular mail.


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