Author Archives: Tom Thomson

Dear Readers, You Can Help!

FYI: This post was written by Cindy, not Tom.

Here’s an Easy-Peasy Way to Help Me!

See this book?

Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson, ebook

Ebook, Book One, Daughters of Ireland

It’s been out for many years, and yet in a Facebook group for readers of Christian fiction, someone asked for recommendations of books set 5th-6th century and no one recommended mine. There is a virtual ocean of books out there, so it’s hard to get noticed. I’ve been thinking about that, and I know of a way Brigid could get noticed by a ton of eager readers! (And thus, the two books that follow!) BookBub is a website that promotes free and low cost (.99 to 1.99) ebooks. I would have to apply for a promotion and be accepted, but I can’t just yet. I need at least 50 Amazon reviews. First, I need to convince Amazon to combine these:

If I can get them to combine them, that’s 36, so you can see, Brigid needs more Amazon reviews.Choose however many stars you’d like, write something brief or long, your choice. Even negative reviews count!  If you can write one, do so on the new cover: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PL4GNA6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

If you wrote one on the old cover, thank you!

And a Bonus!

If you read my previous post and/or received my Jan. newsletter, you know newsletter subscribers (who actually open the newsletter email) are entered to win the prize I described. You can earn an additional entry if you leave a review on Brigid of Ireland between Jan. 3 and Jan. 30. (Prize will be awarded Jan. 31)

ST. Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid’s Day is coming up Feb. 1. What a great way to observe the day by leaving a review or reading the book if you haven’t already. Or perhaps gift a copy to a friend!

Easy, Right?

What could be easier? If you’d like to help me out (and many of you have said you would!) just leave an Amazon review. Already done that? Tell your friends by creating a post on Facebook or Twitter or wherever you hang out online.

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Out with the Old and In with the New? Not Exactly!

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My One Word

As some of you know, I choose a word for each new year. I’ve been doing this for many years now, influenced by a book called My One Word by Mike Ashcroft and Rachel Olsen. Over the years my words have included: kindness, focus, peace, listen…

I’m always amazed by the end of the year what the word taught me. It’s often not what I thought it was going to be, but sometimes it is! And even more.

My One Word

2018

The year had its challenges, as I’m sure it did for everybody. My word was remember. I had a clue what it was going to mean: remember God’s promises, remember your blessings. And it sure did mean that. But I have also been observing the great chasm when it comes to memories between two people. My 89-year-old mother’s memories have been slipping away at an alarming rate. My 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter’s are zooming in the opposite direction. I have pondered that many times. Memories are delicate, fragile, and precious. One of my author friends, Jim Rubart, wrote a novel influenced by the lost memories of his aging father. Look it up if you’re curious.

It was a good word. I learned a lot. I will keep it close as I’ve tried to do with all my past words. No, not out with the old, not completely because I need the past’s lessons.

2019

I only started thinking about it last week! Anyone else have the new year creep up on them? Sheesh! A word popped into my head at that point, but I wasn’t sure it was the right one. But after reading some and reflecting a lot, I realized it is my word for 2109:

I just ordered two of these little metal tags. One for me and one for a drawing for my newsletter subscribers, which reminds me, I need to get working on that newsletter! Are you signed up? If not, go here.

I expect 2019 to be a year that, if I am intentional about it, will be full of discoveries. About myself, about others, about God.

What’s Your Word?

Have you chosen a word? Did you have one in 2018? Let me know what it meant or means to you. Happy New Year, everyone!

P.S. : not published by Tom. I haven’t fixed that yet.

Editorial Review for Enya’s Son

I have had a little trouble posting to my web site. That is why you’ll see the author of this post as Tom, rather than me. I needed to use his login. It’s always something, right?

So when this review came in, I wasn’t able to share it right away. But I wanted to make sure I did share it with you. It was an honor for Enya’s Son to be recognized. Have you read it? If so, I hope you’ll consider leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads and on other sites you might use such as Barnes & Noble. Thanks in advance. These reviews help readers who are making buying decisions.

Enya's Son by Cindy ThomsonDaughter of Ireland Series, Book Three

This book can be read as a stand alone.

To view the map from the book, click here.

Enya’s Son

The International Review of Books 5 Star badge of achievement.
Character Development: 5 out of 5
Plot Development: 5 out of 5
Flow of Plot: 4 out of 5
Overall rating: 5 out of 5

A line in the book that stood out to the reviewer:
“I am a woman who is deeply troubled. –1 Samuel 1:15 NIV”

This was a wonderful book! It’s a story of good versus evil and kept me thinking about the characters long after I put it down. When an evil man threatens the safety of their son, Enya goes behind her husband’s back despite the dangers of traveling alone. It is a story of faith and forgiveness and love and compassion in a land filled with ancient rituals and superstition. The suspense and danger kept me up late and the rich history of ancient Ireland and the early days of the church make it a very interesting read!

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