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  • If Only – Selected for Publication with Kindle Press

    If Only – Selected for Publication with Kindle Press

    Praise the Lord! After a painful wait of eleven days, I received an email last night from the Kindle Scout team that If Only has been selected for publication! Yay! Thank you for supporting if you were one of the ones who nominated. Along with the email, they provided me with a link and information about what comes next. I’ll keep this post updated throughout the entire process to let everybody know how it goes and what it looks like behind the scenes. I know how it felt to be in the dark before, during and after the campaign so I want to share the journey! Come back to this page often for updates! Update: 2/13/2017 I sent my manuscript back to them pretty quick (2/11/2017) after they requested an updated one (I had already gone through edits, editors, proofreader before submitting). Today I received an email from Kirkus about their editing process beginning. I have an expected return date of March 3rd.   Update: 2/14/2017 Today I received Amazon Payee login information and completed all that fun tax stuff.   Update: 2/24/2017 Today I received the edits. Nice and detailed letter going over things that worked, things that didn’t and then the manuscript itself. Update: 2/27/2017 Finished edits and a final read through out loud (text to speech app on phone). Submitted on website.   Update: 3/10/2017 Tired of waiting for any confirmations or information about the advance, I sent an email to Kindle Press for an updated. Learned that the book would be set up for pre-order on March 13th and the release date would be April 11th. Also learned the advance should be paid out on March 15th.   Update: 3/13/2017 Pre-order went live, scouts notified of their copies being available for download.Read more…

  • If Only by T.K. Chapin is on Kindle Scout

    If Only by T.K. Chapin is on Kindle Scout

    Hello, Happy New Year! To kick off 2017 I decided to enter my latest full-length novel (not yet released) into the running for publication with Kindle Scout. Information and details provided below. If you could please spend 5 minutes and follow through on voting, I’d appreciate it greatly (scroll down for exact instructions on how to vote). If the book is picked, you get a FREE copy. View Kindle Scout Campaign Thanks, Tk How far will one mother go to find her child? A full year after a painful divorce, Elizabeth’s seventeen-year-old daughter Lillian decides to visit a friend over the Fourth of July weekend but never returns home. With the help of her neighborhood friend Cole, Elizabeth tries to make sense of what really happened and hopefully bring her daughter home. View on Kindle Scout Kindle Scout Important Dates: Campaign Start Date: 1/1/2017 Campaign End Date: 1/31/2017   What is it? Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press. After the campaign ends, the Kindle Scout team will spend up to 15 days deciding whether or not to publish the book. Once they notify me, I’ll email you.   Why am I doing it? Amazon is the world’s biggest platform for selling books. If they choose to publish this book, they will help promote it. More promotion means more readers.   What YOU can do to help Use your amazon account to log in and nominate If Only. If selected for publication, you get a FREE copy when it’s released.   How To Nominate: 1. Go to -> https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3QLG6XXY3SHWI 2. Log into the website securely by using your Amazon account information. 3. Read all you desire of the page and excerpt, then click ‘Nominate me’ button. 4. Done! You’ll get a FREE copy sent to you in the event the book is selected for publication.Read more…

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    2015 Year in Review (Over 500,000 words written this year)

      With over 500,000 words written this year, I can’t help but have a smile on my face. What an amazing year it has been thanks to God and His wonder working power! It was just about a year ago (January 2015) when I left the world of “9-5” and entered into self-employment as an author. While I was not fully sure of what I was going to do when I said goodbye, I was sure of one thing. I was going to write. Leaving behind the world of cubicle walls, steady paychecks and meaningless small talk made me a bit nervous, but I began trusting God more than ever before in my life. The interesting part was the fact I had no idea what I was going to stick with writing wise until May 2015. Before that point, from March 2013 until May 2015 I randomly published books ranging from self-help to sci-fi and even a little fantasy. It was all over the board and I was trying to find my niche, my home. Then when it hit me, I realized it was where I belonged from the beginning. Inspirational Christian fiction & romance can be found throughout all my work. The first book I published (Directional Thinking) was rooted with Biblical concepts and I was trying to help people. Then with the fiction I wrote early on (Chronicles of Kilix and Defiance) you can find Christian elements intertwined into the stories. All along the journey I was including God without really realizing it a whole lot. Then in May, I shifted and began making Him the center of it all. What a difference that made! God started blessing me. By the end of the summer I was accepted into BookBub (Tap/Click to read story that explains BookBub). The next month after that, accepted into BookBub again. Now, at the end of 2015, I’m settled into my genre/niche that I will be in for the rest of my life.Read more…

  • Connecting the Dots – Amongst The Flames: Marriage Problems & Overcoming an Unhappy Marriage

    Connecting the Dots – Amongst The Flames: Marriage Problems & Overcoming an Unhappy Marriage

      If you have been married for any length of time, chances are you have felt a lack of love or respect from your partner. There’s some great news for you. It’s normal. In fact, most marriage problems you have experienced most likely have happened to at least a hundred other couples. So take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. My wife and I have only been married for five years this coming winter (December 17, 2015) and we have already had a lifetime worth of marriage problems (in my opinion). You might find this surprising given the fact that I write Inspirational Christian Romances, but it’s true, I’m normal just like everybody else. We’ve had our fair share of relationship problems. But through it all, we’ve always been able to get back on track because GOD is our center and we are always able to get back on track with His help. There are a multitude of “issues” that can surface in any marriage, but I don’t think the issue is so much about “him” or “her” but instead it’s an issue of our relationship with God or lack thereof. In my book (Amongst The Flames) the story centers around a man (Cole Taylor) and his wife (Megan Taylor) and their struggles within their marriage. They were a good Christian couple by any definition, but under the surface, issues were lurking. The Taylors can be identified in many of our own lives. We see this couple in our friends, possibly co-workers and even some of us. Through Cole and Megan’s marriage problems we are able to see how God can help a marriage that seems to be doomed to end. I’m going to do my best to illustrate some key takeaways from the story that can help anyone searching for answers.   Cole Cole was a dedicated worker bee at Fire station #9 and he loved his family more than anything in the world. The problem Cole had was that he might have felt love for his family in his heart, but he wasn’t showing it outside of bringing home a paycheck. Without a strong relationship with God, he wasn’t able to see the writing on the wall and was shocked when Megan suddenly up and left him. Cole is the “everybody” type of guy/gal.Read more…

  • Facebook is going to help Bible prophecy be fulfilled

    Facebook is going to help Bible prophecy be fulfilled

    Facebook is working on a plane that will be delivering internet to remote parts of the world that would otherwise be without it. You can read more on that here if you haven’t already. What I love about Facebook doing this is the fact they are very anti-God and anti-Christian. Stay with me, I’ll make a point. Anyone who logged in after the Supreme Court Ruling knows Facebook had a special feature that allowed you to put a rainbow screen over your profile picture. Quick note on that – homosexuality is a sin and condemned in the Bible. It’s taught in both the new testament and the old testament of the Bible. I don’t try to claim I’m a perfect human being, but I will call sin sin. Drunkness, idolatry and so on. If you need clarification on homosexuality being a sin, please check THIS out, it will explain what God says about it in the Bible. God goes first if you’re a born-again people, not the feelings of others. Anyways, back to the Facebook internet planes. These planes they are creating and developing are going to help fulfill the  prophecy found in the book of Matthew in the Bible.   Matthew 24:14 King James Version (KJV) 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.   Amazing, right? Think about the age/time-frame this verse was written in. This was before ANY of the technology we have today. They had no inkling or idea about how far human history would come in terms of modern day advancements. Guess who did? God. His knowledge and all knowing power never changes and He can see into every aspect of ‘time’ at once. Those inspired words of God in Mathew 24:14 are going to be fulfilled (to some degree) by the same people who fight so hard against Him. That’s pretty neat in my book. Oftentimes you won’t find many blog posts or books in which I mention the end times. This is one of those rare occasions I do talk out it.The reason I don’t talk about them a whole lot is because I feel it’s not right to do so. Scripture tells us that God wants us to enjoy this life he has provided.Read more…

  • Jesus didn’t preach to be nice and tolerant. He was a rebel.

    Jesus didn’t preach to be nice and tolerant. He was a rebel.

    In a hyper-sensitive world that seems to be offended by everything and yet stand for nothing, I find myself reflecting often over the Scriptures to see what Jesus would do. He loved deeply, had compassion and came to save the dying world, yet He stood strong and grounded in His convictions. He was a deep man, but He wasn’t tolerant or particularly nice. He stood with truth, regardless of what the world around Him was saying. His rebel ways even led to him being murdered on a cross. Here are a few verses I came across today in my Bible reading. [Jesus] made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. – John 2:15 Do not suppose that I (Jesus) have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. – Matthew 10:34 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! – Luke 12:51 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it – Matthew 7:14 Oftentimes, we as Christians can find ourselves condemned by others due to our convictions, truths and what we stand for. They often believe we have double standards and are hypocritical, but the reality is, every Christian is a hypocrite to some degree. If we weren’t and we were perfect, we wouldn’t need saving… right? We know we fail and that’s why we need God and the salvation of Jesus. Oh, and here’s a verse (below) for those who say Christians are not supposed to judge. I think we sometimes forget that we are made in God’s image and when we are reborn, we receive the Holy Spirit of God. That Spirit is part of God and He hates sin. We don’t need to walk around slamming Bibles against people’s heads, but we should be standing for truth and what is right in the world. Don’t let the world snuff out the fire that is inside of you. Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.Read more…

  • Out of the Ashes – Next Book

    Out of the Ashes – Next Book

    Quick update for everybody, there WILL be a series coming from Amongst The Flames. The next book will feature Kane and is slated for late September or early October, so stay tuned! This one’s going to be called “Out of the Ashes” (tentatively). I don’t know about you, but I’m personally psyched to see how Kane’s story goes in this Christian Romance! Please pray for the Northwest, we are burning up! I’m in Idaho and we’ve had smoke filled airs for a while now. I have family all over Washington.Read more…

  • Christian Firefigther Book – Coming up next

    Christian Firefigther Book – Coming up next

      The next book that I’m working on currently is “Amongst The Flames.” I am pretty excited about this one so far. I’ve been doing tons of research and preparing for the writing portion of this book. I’ve already got some words down and will be working towards getting this one in line for an August release. I’m sure you might be curious to the why behind my decision to write a firefighter book. The answer is simple. The men and women who protect our communities are amazing people and they have their own stories to tell. Plus, I love fire… which I’m pretty confident every dude does. I’ll give you some teasers about the story. The main guy’s name is Cole Taylor and his wife is Megan. Cole and Megan have been married for a while and have a couple kids, everything seemed great to Cole… BUT things aren’t always what the seem… right? Ha. Anyways, I’m having a lot of fun writing this book and all the research that is going into it. This story is located in Spokane, WA (near Chattaroy, WA) and will be the first book of a new series about firefighters. If you are looking forward to this title and want to be sure to know when it’s released, be sure to subscribe to the emailing list here.Read more…

  • The Narrow Gate – An Encouraging Word for Christians

    The Narrow Gate – An Encouraging Word for Christians

    “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13   This passage of scripture in Matthew comes from the sermon on the mount. Jesus felt it was important to mention both of these gates, but put more emphasis on the broad gate that leads to destruction. Why? Because it’s quite easier to get through that gate. Think about the city, walled off by stone and there is a narrow gate clear down at the end and then there is a big expanse gate nearby… which would you be drawn to naturally? The one that’s larger and more accessible. I picked this scripture because it has been pressed upon my mind over the last week or so more than ever. Each time I see a supporter of things that oppose God, such as gay marriage, I think back on this scripture when I get that feeling like I need to right the wrongs in the world. There was a time in my life in which I was overly concerned and worried about all the people that were going by the way side and were incorrect in their beliefs. I felt, at the time, it was my duty to “fix” their thinking. I look back now and laugh a little at the thought I used to think I had any part in all this. God calls people to the faith and they accept or reject that call. Our job, as Christians, is to provide people with the truth by example and by His word. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 God’s word is alive and all we need to do is share it and live it with others. We don’t need to insult, degrade or belittle those of opposing viewpoints, BUT that doesn’t mean we cannot stand for the truth of God. The scriptures warn against denying Jesus (not standing for him). But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:33 While remaining silent might not be “denying” Jesus directly, you are denying Him by not taking a stand for His truth.Read more…