Monday, October 7, 2013

In Search of Brilliance --By Linda Kozar

Autumn brought the promise of a much-needed getaway for my husband and I. A trip through New England to tour historic homes and natural wonders was just the balm we needed. But we would have gone for the colors alone.

The trees were just beginning to turn as we arrived. Some, arrayed in their finest and most brilliant hues were a delight to the eye. Others were just beginning the slow bleed--the transformation incomplete.

We drove from Hartford, Connecticut through Poughkeepsie, New York and from there to Ithaca. All along the way, fall foliage in reds, oranges, yellows, greenish yellow, purples and burnt umber took our breath away.

For a writer, the sights were beyond inspirational. What a privilege to experience the magnificence of God's creation! I determined to keep notes and include the descriptions in my future novels.

I hope and pray that autumn ink follows us home to Texas. We could all use a touch of brilliance from God's palette!

Taughannock Falls, Ithaca NY

Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/eBook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/eBook, Creative Woman Mysteries), and her nonfiction title Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild.

In addition to writing Linda is Lead Host of the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, part of the Red River Network on Blog Talk Radio—interviewing Christian authors from Debut to Bestselling, airing the 3rd Thursday of every month. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the beauty of the fall season. It's my favorite!

    ~Nancy Jill Thames