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Looking Forward to the New Year?

A new year can be a new beginning, and it’s usually welcome, especially when the previous year has been tough, be it for financial, emotional, or health reasons. But sometimes, it’s easy to get into the mindset that it’s just another year, that it won’t be any different than the previous one.

new-years-eve-4664930_1920We want to encourage you to find something positive to focus on as 2020 starts. It doesn’t have to be something big. Maybe you’re looking forward to starting your garden, meeting up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, or even going to see a new doctor who just might be able to help you solve the mystery of your health issues. If you don’t think you have anything good around the corner, challenge yourself to change your mindset. Even in the midst of darkness, we can find a light.

All of us here at Vinspire Publishing have been through our fair share of challenges so we understand the struggles. But we also understand that we have to choose to be happy. We hope you do that this year and every year.

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

We hope you, your family, and friends have a Christmas filled with love, laughter, and hope!

Merry Christmas

Tips To Help You Improve Your Writing

We often share writing tips on our Instagram page, but we realize not everyone is following us there. (You’re more than welcome, of course!) In the meantime, we’re sharing some of our top writing tips here because you can never have too much knowledge!

Book Birthday: Miracle Girl by Jennifer DiGiovanni

Miracle Girl, a young adult contemporary novel, is available today! Pick up your copy at your favorite retailer!

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Leanne Strong hates June eighth even though it’s supposed to a day for celebration.  Fifteen years ago on that date, baby Leanne was purported to be miraculously healed of a spinal cord defect after her mother prayed to a religious mystic who was later elevated to sainthood. Since Leanne’s unexplained cure, thousands of people gather in her small town every year to celebrate her miracle—a miracle she doesn’t remember but still accepts as real—most of the time.

When teen pitching phenom Braeden Dalisay moves into the house across the street from Leanne, he harbors a chip on his shoulder even larger than his athletic talent. Forced to spend the summer in the same law office, he and Leanne carry on a working relationship that vacillates between stormy and silent. After Leanne finds out that Braeden’s sister, Emeline, recently passed away, the reason for his behavior becomes clear. Emeline Dalisay was a girl who didn’t get a miracle.

Time softens Braeden’s anger, and he and Leanne eventually draw closer. But when he and his family are hit with another traumatic event, he pulls away, the unfairness of life a deep wound. Leanne wants to help Braeden and his family heal as much as she wants a relationship with him. More than that, she wants a miracle for Braeden.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

And the winner of our first blog giveaway is….

First Blog Giveaway

Michelle, please contact us and provide your mailing address to claim your prize! 

Peek Inside Miracle Girl with Video!

Releasing November 30th, Miracle Girl, a young adult novel by Jennifer DiGiovanni, is being hailed as “a poignant coming-of-age story” by Patricia B. Tighe, author of Life in the No-Dating Zone and a “well-rounded and inspirational read” by Booklist.

We’re Excited About This Book Cover!

The cover for our next middle grade novel is here, and we couldn’t be happier! Not only is it beautifully illustrated, but it has the fantasy feel the author wanted . And when our authors are happy, we’re happy! What do you think? We’d love to hear your feedback!

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Have You Seen the Book Video for Shards of Light by Susan Miura?

Shards of Light is in the second in the Healer series by Susan Miura. It’s a story of a gifted teen with the ability to heal others who discovers a dark secret at the convent where she’s been sent to learn more about her gift.

“With its different characters and their special focuses and its gentle exploration of a young woman’s life in flux, Shards of Light is a beautifully evocative story that stands well alone while enhancing a series. It invites readers to reflect long after Shilo’s journey through faith and secrets comes to an end.” – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

 

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Final Day—Blog Giveaway—Last Chance to Enter

Today is the last chance you can enter to win delicious cookies and a beautiful Charleston, South Carolina tin!  The complete details are below the image, and don’t miss out on the bonus chance to win a gift card!

Blog Giveaway

Welcome to our first blog giveaway! /We’re giving away specialty cookies only found right here in Charleston, SC from Byrd’s Famous Cookies which has been in business since 1924. Along with the cookies, we’re giving away a decorative Rainbow Row tin. If you’re not familiar with Rainbow Row, here’s an article that gives you more information about these fascinating houses!  Now, on to the giveaway!

For your chance to win, you must follow our blog. Commenting on this post will give you a second entry, and sharing this post gives you yet another chance to win. So, in total, you can have three entries.

This contest is open to entries outside of the United States; however, the prize will change to a $25 gift card to Amazon!

The contest runs from October 1-October 31st, and the winner will be chosen the week of November 1st. Winner must provide a mailing address (not a P.O. Box) where the prize can be delivered via UPS or regular USPS.

BONUS: Everyone who shares this post will be entered into a separate contest to win a $10 gift card to a retailer of their choice!