That’s an affirmative

Greetings all!

You’ll have to excuse my hiatus from this blog. You see, I’ve been working on a very important project – a bouncing baby boy named Henry. He came into our lives precisely four weeks ago and we just adore him.

Consequently, I haven’t blogged much, or finished the sequel to the Remnant. It has come to my attention that there is a bit of curiosity about the latter. Hence, I thought it best to write a quick note to say:

Yes! I will finish the trilogy. Yes! You will find out what happens to Hunter, Phoebe, and the rest of the worldwide Remnant. Yes! all your questions will be answered.

I’m settling into the Mum life quite well, and have possibly the worlds most relaxed baby (Knock on wood!). So it surprises me exactly how fast my brain has turned to my Remnant characters and kicked up my own curiosity as to what happens to them. Funny how that is a question I have to write the darn book to answer!

I won’t be pushing myself too hard. Henry is my priority. But it will happen. And good things are always worth the wait!

So there you have it. That’s an affirmative! I’ll even put up some advance chapters here so you can get the scoop on book two prior to release. How nice am I? Until then, my existing books are all up on Amazon. You can get your hands on them here!

Okay! Baby Bear is waking up, so Mama Bear is off.

Peace, my friends.

Over and out

Reviews, reviews, reviews.

I know. This post has to go down as self-promotion. But you’re going to excuse me for that, if for no other reason than that its jolly hard work to write a book, ya’ll! Note that! So after spending bulk time on this baby, you’re going to have to allow me a proud parental brag. (Yes, you’re also going to have to excuse the parent jokes. This is my book baby. Well, one of four. But still.)

ANYWAY! Here is what some readers have said about The Remnant and Shadows!

“It was a wonderful journey reading ‪#‎theremnant‬‪#‎markofelijah‬ by @claremcivor. I finished it in 5 days. Full of suspense and excitement.  A great read about the ‪#‎power‬ of ‪#‎prayer‬ and ‪#‎warfare‬. Taking the ‪#‎church‬beyond the four walls. A rising generation that will finish the race ‪#‎finishinggeneration‬. A ‪#‎newbreedwithoutgreed‬. A ‪#‎radicaloppositiontocorruption‬.  It was an eye opener on how practical we can live out God’s word, moving through the excitement of how God uses us, humans, to shut down the works of hell and turning a whole nation around.I really enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the next series.” L.L.

“Brilliantly written, and thought provoking. Nice to see new Christian fiction with a supernatural edge. Can’t wait to read the next one!” Amazon reviewer

“Awesome!!” Amazon Reviewer

“Just read first novel… “The Shadows Where We Walk”. A fiction book that I absolutely loved. It opens our eyes to the supernatural world we live in.” T.M.

“Thoroughly enjoyable book. Well executed and thought provoking. This book opened my eyes to some struggles that I personally face and given me the courage to know that I am on the winning team and I can fight. It is beautifully crafted masterpiece. I truly look forward to the next book from this author.” Amazon Reviewer

“An amazing book! You can not go passed it! If you are young or old, an avid reader or not this book is for you. Shadows may just change your life. Enjoy!” D.M.

Okay. That’s my procrastination done for the day. I’m off to do some work now. Might even write some of the sequel – The Remnant: Kings and Kingdoms.

Oooh ahhh!

Cheers
C

Waiting for the lightbulb

Hola!

It’s been a month since the last blog post! But it certainly hasn’t been a month since I’ve put pen to paper. It’s been rather busy on the writing front. I’m hoping to get the life-coaching book I’m ghosting all wrapped before Baby Mac arrives. And we are on schedule! So woohoo to that!

Just as long as Baby Mac stays on schedule! (Stay in there baby! When I say “I can’t wait to meet you,” its totally rhetorical! I CAN wait. I can wait until at least the 7th of July!” )

So I haven’t gone full on into promotions for “The Remnant.” But I figure that’s okay. I also had hoped that by now, I’d be full on into the third book in the Remnant Trilogy. BUT! The last 8 weeks of this pregnancy have been about relaxation and a lot of couch time so I haven’t stretched my brain to write those two books. Thank God I can work from the couch! But I’m a little sick of it, if I’m honest.

Here’s the thing though: I never wanted to write books for the sake of writing books. I always wanted to write them with depth and meaning. That sometimes means a little bit of a journey with God. (Okay, actually, it does EVERY time! But thats a good thing, I’m sure.)

The second Remnant book was supposed to be about the emergence of the church in all its glory, even in times of persecution. It was supposed to be a picture of what “Kingdom” looks like,  albeit revealed through the lives of flawed people who were on their own walk. That’s what my heart for the second Remnant book was and still is. It was going to be a warts and all journey into the place God has called us to occupy (all in my typical ‘supernatural fiction with loads of action’ style).

I’ve realised in the last few months that no one group of people can possibly embody all of this. No one denomination, or movement, or network, or church can possibly reveal all that God is. If we think we are it, we are way off track. God is so big that the Western church hasn’t captured Him in His fullness. He is revealing Himself across the globe! The Chinese church is growing and thriving. The Russian church has surprised me (since hubby started studying it, I am starting to see the role they play! So interesting!). And deep in Syria and its surrounds, is a beautiful yet besieged move of God in the hearts of the Middle-Eastern believers.

The pentecostal church may think it is closer to God than the Catholic church, but inside the Catholic church (even though its flaws are paraded around for the world to see right now), there are people who have a closer walk with God than many who sit in pentecostal and charismatic church pews. The apostolic movement may think it captures a progressive revelation that no other’s carry, and maybe that is true to an extent, but the accountability and structure of the Baptist church brings an aspect of Christianity that I find beautiful, safe and encouraging.

So the blinkers (or blinders?) are off for me right now. I’m taking a good hard look at the world and waiting for the light bulb moment on what this Kingdom is supposed to look like. I’ve got one heck of a cool storyline developing, but just like this actual baby I’m carrying, this book will come out in its time. When it does, I promise, it will be good. It won’t just be action, and quick plots, and the final resolution of what happens with Hunter, Phoebe, Karlin, Theon and the others. It will carry something special. I just know it.

Though the last few months have thrown a few curve-balls that I didn’t see coming, its a beautiful thing when you know you are exactly where God wants you to be. It’s liberating. Can’t wait to introduce you to my next book-baby. I’ll just have to finish growing this actual baby first.

Peace, my friends !
Xo

Hiatus

Hey!

So I’m pretty proud that my resolution to blog twice a week lasted a few months (Okay, it wasn’t a new years resolution. It was a September resolution. BUT! Still. That’s something right??

Its been a while since I blogged regularly. I’m getting back in the swing of things and will be back blogging about all things writing and indie author related very soon. In the mean time, I’ve been working on growing a human, moving house, writing another book that won’t have my name on it, and just generally doing life.

It’s been an interesting old pregnancy, one in which I’ve discovered I can’t write two books at once. The sequel for The Remnant is coming! It will just be coming in 2017 instead of 2016. Baby brain means there is pretty much one book I can write at a time, so I’m ghosting again. Pulling the content out of someone else’s head is so much easier! There’s my shameful confession right there. I took the easy road. lol!

I can’t wait for you to read the latest book I’m ghosting. It’s a life-coaching book, I guess. And it holds some amazing wisdom that has really helped me through a complex time in my life. Funny how exactly the right thing comes up at exactly the right time! I’m incredibly thankful. God has been good to hubby and I.

ANYWAY! Case in point: I’ll be back blogging next week, talking about life as an author, ghostwriter, indie publisher, and just one heck of a cool chic! But until then, here’s a short video announcing the sweetest, most important project of my life.

New on Amazon!

I’m thrilled to announce that there’s this hot new Christian fiction masterpiece lighting up Kindles on Amazon!

That’s right! The Remnant: Mark of Elijah is now available on Amazon. You can get it here. Woot! Actually, you can get both of my books on Amazon, and I even reduced one of them for you so you can get them both for less than $8.00 US. Bargain! Click here if you’re keen to read a bit of Christian fiction with a supernatural and dystopian edge. It’s angels, demons, and the persecuted church – geared at reminding you that no life is insignificant and despite all appearances, you are on the winning side.

If you don’t have a Kindle, fret not: the free e-reader is iPhone and iPad compatible.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say:

Brilliantly written, and thought provoking. Nice to see new Christian fiction with a supernatural edge. Can’t wait to read the next one!
If you’re still not convinced, here’s one of the book trailers. Enjoy!