Life on the barrier islands off the coast of Virginia is not for the faint of heart. Marshes, mosquitos, harsh ocean winds, and destructive storms marching up the coast have challenged ponies and people for centuries. Today, a beloved tradition commemorates the true grit of both. It’s July, time for Pony Penning on Chincoteague Island, setting for “Seeds of Evidence.”
Some human activities require a lot of personal investment over a long time with no assurance of reward. Raising kids comes to mind; writing books is another.
This weekend, I received a little encouragement for the journey– “Seeds of Evidence” won a Holt Medallion as the Best Book by a Virginia Author, and an Award of Merit for Romantic Suspense in the Virginia Romance Writers 2014 contest! I am thrilled.
What a turnaround! One minute she is on a high from getting Senator Grable to admit to influence peddling and then, before the evening is over, Special Agent Mackenzie Graham is trying to help him. No wonder the powerful Senator didn’t want her on the special team to help him find his young five year old daughter Zoe who had been kidnapped from her bed. To top it off, she had neglected to pack an away bag in her car. Why had she made such a newbie mistake? Despite that inglorious start, Special Agent Scott Hansbrough had his own reasons for keeping the attractive blonde agent on his team.
Three wonderful things have happened this week:
1. Emilie Hendryx posted a great interview HERE but more than that, we’ve made a connection. She’s moving to the D.C. area in the fall to help plant a church which originates out of The Village Church in Dallas. I’m so excited about the passion of my children’s generation for Christ! I’m praying for that new work … and welcome Emilie in advance to the East Coast.