By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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F is for flowers. I like flowers. I don’t know much about them, can’t identify too many of them. Roses. Carnations. Sunflowers. That’s about it. But they make me happy. Sometimes I add the $4 bouquet of carnations to my cart the grocery store when I’m buying food. They last forever and they make my kitchen a brighter place. I think John …

Join Me on a New Adventure!

Carole Towriss Book Reviews, In the Shadow of Sinai, Research, Writing 1 Comment

This year I’m embarking on a new adventure with some very dear friends, and a couple new ones. Tanya and Jennifer are fellow writers for Christ to the World Ministries, a group that writes dramas that are then translated and broadcast to 32 countries around the world. Eileen, Diana and Delia are friends of friends! Together we are starting a …

Help me, Mama!

Carole Towriss Adoption, In the Shadow of Sinai, Parenting 0 Comments

Mutter (German). Mère (French). Majka (Serbian). Mat’ (Russian). Madre (Spanish). And in Hebrew: Imma. In any language, mothers are special. They are who we run to whenever we are in trouble. Even Bezalel. Bezalel considered his choices as he hiked home. He knew severe punishment awaited any slave who ran away, but he could not leave Ahmose behind. A seven-year-old …

So What’s Next?

Carole Towriss By the Waters of Kadesh, In the Shadow of Sinai, The Walls of Arad 0 Comments

I thought I’d take today to let you know what’s happening in my writing life now that Sinai is well on it’s way. First, In the Shadow of Sinai has been nominated for the Christian Small Publisher Association’s Book of the Year Award. Unlike most book awards. this one is decided by voters, not judges.  So I could really use your …

Welcome to the Grace-filled Christmas Blog Tour

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I’m very excited to be a part of The Grace-filled Christmas Blog Tour, sponsored by the Grace Awards, which has the goal of expanding the tent pegs of Christian literature. This tour features twenty-two talented Christian fiction writers. Today I’m introducing you to my first novel. In the Shadow of Sinai is the story of Bezalel and Meri. Bezalel is …

When is an hour not an hour?

Carole Towriss Ancient Egypt, In the Shadow of Sinai, Research 0 Comments

Keeping track of the passage of time was crucial to the ancient Egyptians, especially to the astronomers and priests who were responsible for determining the exact hour for the daily rituals and sacrifices. They divided the day into two equal periods of twelve hours each. However, due to the revolution of the earth around the sun, the length of the hours …