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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Virtual Book Blast Guest - Kathy Eberly

Hi Again Friends,

Hope you made it through Easter without chocolate or boiled egg overload LOL! By the time you read this I'll be well on my way to Daytona Beach, Florida for NDA Dance & Cheer Competion to root for Stephen F. Austin's teams.

Today please welcome to my blog, PPS's 2nd Virtual Book Blast client, Kathy Eberly with her book, Stories of Encouragement Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women

Jo-Anne Vandermeulen Interviews Author Kathy Eberly

Author Kathy Eberly has proven to *Conquer All Obstacles*. Welcome my special guest for this insightful interview.


Kathy Eberly was born in a small town in Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota when she was a small child. She inherited her mother's love for reading at an early age with her Dick and Jane book by inserting different names into the titles and stories. By the sixth grade she was writing short stories to entertain herself and her friends. In high school she added poetry to her repertoire during the difficult transformation from adolescence to adulthood. She has spent most of her life in the state in Minnesota although she has also resided in Illinois and Texas, briefly. Kathy raised two sons and a daughter before she met her husband Dale; who had an adult son and an adult daughter in 2006. The two were married on Superbowl Sunday in 2007. They have three beautiful grandchildren that they love to spoil on their rural Minnesota farm whenever they can.

Though Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women is her first published work, it is Kathy's hope that you will be blessed again and again. Kathy is involved with the women's ministry at her church.


Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women (2009)

Behind every graceful demeanor, classical beauty and impressive wisdom of a woman are untold stories of struggle, faith and redemption... Kathy Eberly brings a riveting collection of empowering stories of real women and their real lives. Through vivid narration, she takes you on a journey through reminiscence and celebration of the inward beauty possessed by different women she has met in her life. From childhood to being a mother, inspiring souls have touched her heart to see face to face the challenges life has to offer. She openly shares these poignant tales for you to be comforted, inspired and fascinated.

They come in all shapes and sizes; you encounter them every day, Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women allows you to witness the remarkable stories they have to tell.

Author Kathy Eberly’s Site

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing short stories since I was about 12. I started writing short stories and then I began writing for my high school newspaper and also later working on work newsletters for the company I worked for.

What motivated you to write this inspirational book, “Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women: Stories of Encouragement”?

I was motivated to write Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women: Stories of Encouragement when a former high school principal died. While I was at his visitation, I had the opportunity to thank various teachers for the impact that they had on my life. I then realized that I had learned many lessons in life and I needed to tell the stories of those people who had taught them to me.

Would you say this book is only for Christian women?

Definitely not. I have found that people from many different walks of life are interested in reading this book and as a matter of fact, I have found that many men young and old are also enjoying it.

What’s next for Author Kathy Eberly?

When I am not working my "day job" which consists of caring for developmentally and mentally disabled individuals, I am currently working on a follow up book to Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women: Stories of Encouragement and am also working on a Christian romantic fiction book.

Would you like to add any closing thoughts today?

My prayer is that those who read this book might be encouraged and blessed to do whatever the Lord has for them to do no matter how large or how small it may seem.

To learn more about Kathy Eberly and her book, Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women, visit her site.

Extraordinary Life Lessons from Ordinary Christian Women: Stories of Encouragement can be purchased through Amazon.com, Barns & Noble.com and Books-A-Million.com - it is also available for Amazon Kindle!

Hope you've enjoyed this Virtual Book Blast brought to you by Premium Promotional Services!

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Unitl later.... Be Blessed!

1 comment:

D L McCarragher said...

Congrats on your wonderful book! How pleased you must be to see & hold it, remembering all of the love and tears that went into its writing and production. Your cover image is so appropriate as your Grandmother was one of those special ladies that helped shape your life and its lessons learned. You put together a touching tribute to all those influential women and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! God bless in all your endeavors as you glorify Him...