Kathryn's Books

"The Gift"

A Parable of the Key

After the death of their only child, it was time for Virginia and Richard to truly act on the power held within the five stones.

But their healing was taking a long time, and, quite frankly, proving to be an empty vessel needing to be filled.

Would they ever have a child of their own?

Would the old key help in their search for the truth? Joy was in their lives once again, a homeless teen with an alcoholic mother, still managing the journey to Just Desserts for another pink cupcake.

Was Joy the answer? And if so, what was the truth locked within her heart?

Travel with Virginia and Richard as they make their journey with God. Seek. Knock. Open. Find. Discover for yourself how an open heart - heals.

The Gift is book 3 in the "Virginia Bean Parables" series.



"The Feast"

A Parable of the Ring

Virginia had experienced the power and direction of the five stones; now, she would need to use them again.

For an entirely different reason.

Keeping her marriage together was not the only thing on her mind. Having a child wasn't going to happen in the usual way, and Virginia was determined that adoption was the answer. If she did all of the right things, said all of the right words; if she remembered the five stones in her journey to get her child, God would surely have to answer her.

It wouldn't be too difficult.

The Feast is book 2 in the "Virginia Bean Parables" series.


"Conquering Your Goliaths"
A Parable of the Five Stones

David gathered 5 smooth stones to meet and defeat Goliath. What did these stones represent and how can you use them to conquer Goliaths in your own personal quests? Ms. Virginia Bean will show you how.

Travel with her on her own personal journey. See what she does. Learn how she grows. Discover what she becomes.

“Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones” is for anyone desiring to travel beyond mediocrity, pain and fear. Learn of the great power within you, a power given to you from God, a power that must ultimately be unleashed to conquer the Goliaths in your own life. Come to an even deeper understanding of God and what he wants for you. Come…

Conquering Your Goliaths is book 1 in the "Virginia Bean Parables" series.



"Conquering Your Goliaths"
Guidebook

Life isn’t all about learning, it’s about deliberate action and the workbook helps you to do that. ACT. I often tell my writing clients that writing is more than just getting the words on paper; it’s inspiring others to travel beyond the reading.

And the same is true for you. Conquering your Goliaths isn’t just about a powerful, feel good story, it’s about taking your journey to the next level; the level of doing.

In my workbook, hands-on growth experiences are offered; from writing experiences, to going out into the community, to opportunities for change through prayer and communion with God. The workbook can be used in one of three ways; (1) as a workbook to be read and applied alone, (2) in a class situation created by the individual as an opportunity to share, or (3) as a tool in an Idea Creation Workshop offered by Kathryn. In her 2 day workshop, “Conquering your Goliaths Using the Five Stones,” opportunities for growth give participants opportunities to learn, apply and share the skills they’re taught.



"Marketing Your Book on a Budget"

How does an author best get book reviews? What of interviews, blogs and social media? How can a new author expect to be seen while crowding the lane with other authors of his/her genre?

Marketing Your Book on a Budget is tiny for a reason; any author can afford it. But be prepared for the endless information enclosed. You'll never wonder again about the best ways to speak up about your book, get free advertising, or learn why postcards can help you get the word out faster and easier than any other way.

Plus, once you have downloaded the Kindle version, expect yearly updates for FREE. Just contact us to register via the email at the end of the book. Never be in the dark again when it comes to marketing your book. See what little or no money will really attract!



Sunny Side-Up
A Susan Cramer Mystery

"Susan Cramer was desperately in need of a vacation, but not at the expense of another dead man."

A leisurely vacation turns deadly when an old man falls dead at Susan's feet on the cruise ship Aloha.
Was she some sort of death magnet?

Maybe so. Maybe not.

One thing was for sure. Through the lies, secrets, and surprises to be discovered on board and off, Susan will learn at least one important thing, and this thing called "love" will be something she wished had never followed her out to the high seas.

Sunny Side-Up is book 2 in the “Susan Cramer Mysteries”



"Scrambled"
A Susan Cramer Mystery

What happens to an unhappy woman who leaves her husband only to discover that she may have just made a terrible mistake? So horrible, her choice threatens to end her very life?

Susan believes that the grass is greener on the other side. Not that her current life is bad, necessarily; it’s just boring and lifeless, kind of like the old matted rug on her dining room floor. Susan thinks her marriage has just grown—well, old. Her husband, Bob, has gained tremendous weight and continues to gain, and his health suffers. She must work at a job she hates full-time to provide the little sustenance they have. He, on the other hand, works very little (because of his health) and prefers spending his days watching television or surfing the Internet. Besides, there’s her problem of not getting pregnant that can’t help but contribute to his unhappiness.

Can Susan continue to live her life at the hotel knowing that she might be killed herself or imprisoned for life? Will she be able to find the real murderer with the help of the eccentric Ms. Martha Boaz?



"A River of Stones"

Samantha’s mother and father have divorced and she’s left standing in the middle of the separation. Along with her brother, Luke, Samantha traverses pain, guilt and loneliness as she takes on a new father and a new step-brother. Her only solace comes from her best friend, June, and the neighborhood kids who flock around her. One day Samantha is shown The Book of Mormon. She knows nothing about Mormon’s but soon realizes she must make a choice. Get the help of God from this new-found book, or go it alone without them both.





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