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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#TuesdayTreasure: Guest Post by Jacqueline Seewald

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday Treasure!

This is the time of year when we pause and give thanks for all we hold dear and I just want to take a moment to THANK each and every one of YOU who follow my blog. I pray your week is blessed and your Thanksgiving celebration the best it's ever been!

Today's guest is a friend and fellow Five Star author who shares with us something she treasures...

Time for Thanksgiving by Jacqueline Seewald

Pam has asked me to write about something I treasure. As we approach our national Thanksgiving holiday, this seems particularly appropriate.

First and foremost, I treasure my husband, my children and my grandchildren. I treasure good health. I also treasure the fact that I am now able to be a full-time writer.

In novels, I write romantic mysteries and romances with a touch of mystery. I’ll talk a bit about my most recent novels.

DARK MOON RISING, an adult paranormal romance from Luminosity, is available in All e-book formats and print. Check out reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z7824A4/

“This novel delves into the world of the paranormal with incredible suspense and romantic intrigue.” Patricia Gligor

“Dark Moon Rising is an intriguing story that combines supernatural mystery, suspense and romance in an exciting brew.” K.G. McCullough

“Seewald’s well-written novel keeps readers guessing to the very end.”
 Susan Coryell

“Dark Moon Rising is a gripping story that will have you turning pages until the surprising outcome.” Nancy J. Cohen

“…a suspenseful, bang-up denouement that will keep readers breathing hard even more than with the steamy sex scenes.” Nancy Means Wright

It is also available through the publisher Luminosity:


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Young adult novel STACY’S SONG has been released in a digital edition by Clean Reads Press which published THE DEVIL AND DANNA WEBSTER. Some excellent editorial reviews on Amazon for this novel as well:

"Young readers will embrace Stacy...STACY'S SONG is a well written story about those awkward teen years, when the ugly duckling turns into a swan, and the rocky roads that teenagers traverse. This is an enjoyable, fun read, and I recommend it for young adults."
Deborah C Jackson, Romance Reviews Today
"This is a fun and speedy read, with a lead character you can't help liking...You don't have to be a teen to get a hoot out of this. Recommended." 
Snapdragon, Long and Short Reviews
"This is a wonderful young adult novel! Full of honest emotion, problems, conflict and a cast of fascinating characters, STACY'S SONG is a heartwarming story of a girl growing up and learning how to make thoughtful decisions that will affect her life today and in the future."
Alice Duncan, multiple award-winning author

"This is an entertaining young adult tale starring a likable high school age girl who goes from being the outside freak to the in-crowd. Stacy is stupendous as she struggles with two boys; one is charming while the other is demanding. Who will she choose particularly since her dad has already selected who he wants kicked to the curb." 
Harriet Klausner, The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews
“Jacqueline Seewald expertly portrays the mindset of teenagers struggling for their place in the world and ultimate independence. Stacy is an endearing character, a young woman who loves her parents but wants the right to choose what to do with her life. Readers are drawn into Stacy's world as she struggles to make the right choices which will affect her future. This well-written coming-of-age novel is heartwarming and engaging and sure to be a popular addition to the young-adult genre.”   
Christy Tillery French, Midwest Book Review

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I believe it’s the kind of novel that mothers will want to share with their daughters as it is an inspirational book and a perfect gift for the Christmas holidays. Here is a brief excerpt from the beginning of the book:

Chapter One

When I was in junior high school, the boys used to call me “Giraffe.” I hated it, but they were right. I towered over them. On top of that, I had this skinny, long neck. Things got better when I became a sophomore in high school. It seemed as though most of the boys in my class finally caught up with me and I didn’t feel so gawky anymore. But I’m still taller and skinnier than any of my friends.

Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Fifteen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: THE WRITER, L.A. TIMES, READER’S DIGEST, PEDESTAL, SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE, OVER MY DEAD BODY!, GUMSHOE REVIEW, THE MYSTERY MEGAPACK, LIBRARY JOURNAL, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. One of her inspirational poems took first place in the Reader’s Digest 2015 Poetry Contest. She’s also an amateur landscape artist and loves blue grass music.

Her author’s blog can be found at: http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

Wow...I find it amazing when authors write across so many genres. I certainly wish Jacquie the best of God's blessings with these and her other books.

I hope you enjoyed today's treasure and that you visit often.

Until later...take care and God Bless.


Jacqueline Seewald said...


I appreciate you hosting me today. This is something else I can be thankful for. As a mainly unknown author, I am grateful to be able to reach out to your readers. Wishing every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to share with family and/or friends.

Susan Coryell said...

Jacqueline is a wonderful writer. I enjoyed Dark Moon Rising as much as her YA works. I am thankful for colleague writers!

Susan Oleksiw said...

I enjoyed your post, Jacquie. I admire your ability to write so many different kinds of stories. I too am thankful for good health, family, and the freedom to write all the time now.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Susan Coryell,

Thanks so much for your comments. I enjoy reading both your YA novels and your adult fiction as well.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Susan Oleksiw,

I enjoy reading your mystery novels in the several series as well as your literary writing.

Gail Farrelly said...


I enjoyed the post. I'm thankful for cyber buddies like you who give me inspiration to be productive. Happy Thanksgiving!

Maryann Miller said...

I think we all share your thankfulness for family and fiends, Jacqueline. I know I certainly do. You YA novel sound intriguing, and I will have to add it to my wish list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to Pamela.

Allan J. Emerson said...

I'm impressed by how many different genres you're at home in, Jacqueline, not to mention your body of work! As well, you're always supportive and encouraging to your fellow writers. Like Gail, I'm thankful for you!

Jan Christensen said...

So nice to see Jacqueline here. She is a wonder with the different types of novels she writes. I just finished Dark Moon Rising, and it was terrific. I need to write a review soon! Happy Thanksgiving to Pamela and Jacqueline!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Gail, Maryann, Allan, Jan,

I want to thank each of you for your kind comments and generous support! A happy Thanksgiving to each of you and wishing you much deserved success with your writing.

Alicia Dean said...

AH, dark paranormal, one of my favorite genres. Your books sound excellent. I am also thankful for my family and friends and my writing, and like you said, the way other writers reach out to help one another is a true blessing. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks for coming by and commenting. You are so right! The support writers provide for each other is truly something to be thankful for and a blessing.

Nancy Means Wright said...

Again, a nice post, Jacquie, full of wonderful comments and reviews. Right now I, too, feel thankful for being able to write what I to write without worry of censorship, I feel lucky to live and write in America! I hope you and your family have a lovely Thxgiving. We've close to 30 people coming--including several who can't get home this season.

marilyn leach said...

Thanks for posting today. YA seems to be growing and growing. That's excellent. As a former teacher, I love to see middlers, and teens, reading for pleasure. I appreciate your contribution to that. Keep up the good work. Cheers

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you ALL for dropping by to support Jacquie.
God Bless!

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

I enjoyed hearing about your writing. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season!

Krysten said...

Enjoyed this! Always like reading your posts :)

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Nancy, Marilyn, M.J., Krysten,

Thank you all for reading this post and for your wonderful comments!

Earl Staggs said...

Jacqueline, I echo your comments about family and am thankful I'll be spending this Thanksgiving with my own. Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Holiday season.