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About Colleen L. Reece
LAMPLIGHT TO LIMELIGHT: Journey of Joy. #writer memoir #writing tips #mining your heritage as a writer
It's a long way from small-town logger's daughter to award-winning author. Ups and downs. Heartaches and rejoicing. Humor and pathos. Heights of happiness and depths of despair. Encouraged by a dear friend to share my exciting but rocky road to authorship, this new title spans eighty years of living and learning, with tested tips for any level writer.
Born into a home without running water or electricity, I learned to read by kerosene lamplight and dreamed of someday writing books. My first "someday" book wasn't published until I was 40+. Three years later, I felt called to write full time. Friends considered me visionary.
God has expanded my childhood dream into 160+ "Books You Can Trust," six million copies sold. I thank God that I didn't listen to skeptics who said I would never make it as an author. So do the hundreds of former students I have been able to encourage; many are published and making their mark. Believe. Conceive. Achieve. Dreams really can come true. Colleen
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God has comforted, provided for, and protected award-winning author Colleen L. Reece for more than eighty years. He has opened doors she didn’t know existed and changed the “someday” book she dreamed of writing into 160+ titles with sales of six million copies.
Life-changing incidents range from “A Cry for Help” and “Miracle at Frog Lake” to “Midnight Madness,” and show God’s mysterious intervention when life looked hopeless.
Join Colleen as she travel’s life’s road with her Savior, Companion, Guide, and Friend. Then look for the blessings in your own life and give thanks.
A small girl’s vow:
“Someday I am going to write a book.”
· A seemingly impossible dream.
· A town that grows trees, not authors.
· A determined child.
A 17-year-old’s decision
“I am going to write a book this summer.”
· A turning point.
A 40-year-old’s decision:
“I am going to start a book now.”
· A heart-breaking beginning.
· A lesson learned.
· A window opens.
An 84-year-old woman’s promise:
“I shall continue writing books.”
Join logger’s daughter Colleen L. Reece (165+ books, six million copies sold) as she relives her often rocky road to “someday.” Decades of laughter and tears, heartache and rejoicing, sustained by faith and the assurance she was called to write.
Time-tested tips included.
Making Holidays Meaningful
Luke 2:16 tells us that after the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds in the field, the shepherds “came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.”
Their gift was joyful adoration that the long-awaited Messiah had come. They worshipped Jesus, then went forth to spread the good tidings.
Our greatest gift is to welcome Jesus into our hearts and homes every day of the year.
Award-winning authors Colleen L. Reece and Julie Reece-DeMarco present heart-warming stories and suggestions for activities designed to bring families closer to our Lord and one another while preparing for Christmas during Advent.
“Don’t stare at closed doors. Search for open windows.”
Jesus sent messengers to a certain Samaritan village to prepare for His coming. When He arrived, the people refused to receive Him. James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven and destroy the village.
Jesus refused to waste time attempting to batter down the doors of prejudice closed against Him and His ministry. He simply gathered his disciples and “went to another village,” where windows of opportunity awaited Him (Luke 9:56, paraphrased.)
The most brilliant sunshine often follows the darkest storms. Award-winning authors Colleen L. Reece and Julie Reece-DeMarco present Biblical, historical, and contemporary persons who searched for and found sunlight after devastating
Evangeline Lawrence lashes out at Kenniston Keith for calling her useless. “You’ll be better off dead than face your father’s dishonesty.” Too late, she realizes she loves him.
When Kenniston’s body is found beside stormy Lake Ontario, Evangeline feels compelled to do penance behind cloistered walls. Her father insists she can do more good as a nurse in the vast Canadian wilderness.
Evangeline carries medicine for smallpox and diphtheria during the early 1900s, and earns the title “L’Ange" (the angel).
Then one day a former Royal Canadian Mountie comes to Walking Loon.
Colleen L. Reece, author of 160+ “Books You Can Trust,” six million copies sold, says, “This book is based on experiences of my mother’s friend who nursed in Canada decades ago.”