Monthly Archives: July 2006

Getting Down To Business

When I sat down at my computer this morning I realized I still haven’t put away my luggage from my recent trip to the annual Intl. Christian Retail Show in Denver, CO. Oh, I’ve unpacked, it’s just the luggage hasn’t made it into the closet yet. Note to self–put away suitcases.

So what have I done in the two weeks since I got home all super-charged and full of ideas for marketing and writing and re-dedicating every stroke of my pen–so to speak–to the Lord?

1. Approached the throne room of grace with a petition that my writing be God inspired and God approved and not just something I do for my own personal gratification. I need to do this dilligently, lest I become full of self and forget the One who gave me this ability and opportunity in the first place.

2. Started a new novel–a Mary Higgins Clark type mystery I am very excited about.

3. Scheduled speaking engagements for late summer/fall, including a huge book launch on September 15th for the release of my latest book, The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter.

4. Read a couple fiction books I picked up at the convention. One I liked better than the other, but I’m not mentioning any names at this time.

4. And starting today, I’ll be blogging every Monday morning on behalf of the Tsaba House authors.

Christopher, Sam, Aaron, and I decided this blog would be a great way to connect with readers and each other. On this blog, you’ll have the opportunity to see how four different authors from four different genres find inspiration, research, outline, study, and everything else necessary to go from a nagging idea that won’t let us sleep at night to a book on the latest bestseller list.

Let’s not forget, this blog will prove to the bosses at Tsaba House that we are serious about this marketing thing. So help us out and check out this blog on a regular basis. As for Mondays, that’s my gig. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see who’s on deck with words of wisdom to uplift and inspire you.

Until next Monday, have a blessed week. May you arise each morning with a song in your heart and a desire to have a positive influence on the people around you.

Blessings,
Teresa Slack

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Getting To Know Us – The Tsaba House Author Bios

Welcome to the Tsaba House Author Blog! We invite you to journey inside the minds of our authors (albeit a bit scary!) and look beyond the books they publish and into the lives that make them who they are. Please leave your comments and visit their websites. Thanks for diving in!

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Teresa Slack – Christian fiction has given author Teresa Slack a chance to tell the stories on her heart and share her faith with readers at the same time. Her down-to-earth style and ability to create flawed, realistic characters have endeared her to readers all over the world. She writes from her home in Ohio, which she shares with her husband and two rescue dogs. She is currently working on another book.

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Samuel J. Alibrando – Samuel J. Alibrando, author, songwriter, performer, and businessman, was raised in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. He is a graduate of Youth With A Mission, and has been writing numerous columns since the mid-1970’s. Alibrando was the founder of “Fresno SHARE,” a large food co-op in Fresno, CA, who also published their own newspapers for three years. He has been writing the column formally called “It Doesn’t Sound Like An Accident” for the Mountain Press about the marvels of nature and the fantastic ingenuity in its design for over ten years. Alibrando lives in the scenic foothills of central California with his wife.

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Aaron S. Thiel – Author and attorney, Aaron Thiel, is more than qualified to write his series of Dutch Bennett Novels. Although he calls researching SPace LAw a “hobby,” his years of experience in the field of law are the backbone for these legal thrillers. Mr. Thiel graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He completed his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998. Aaron is a member of the Florida Bar Association and participated in the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. He holds a NASD Series 7 license, as well as the State of FLorida Life and Health insurance License. Aaron has also earned his FAA Private Pilot’s license. 32 guest speakers appearances in 1999, and 40 in 2000-2001. Aaron is currently a Vice President in the Trust Department t of a major banking institution. He and his family reside in Central Florida.

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Christopher Hopper – An international speaker, recording artist, and now Christian Fiction author, Christopher Hopper serves as a youth pastor and resides in the 1,000 Islands region of northern New York with his wife and children.

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Off to Denver

The Tsaba House Authors will be converging on the Denver Convention Center, Monday, July 10th, for the annual International Christian Booksellers Convention. Each of us will host a book signing for our latest releases during the four day convention. On Tuesday, July 11th, we are participating in a book signing with a group of other Christian authors at the 16th Street Mall Barnes & Noble in Downtown Denver. If anyone is in the area, please stop in and say hi.

I attended the convention in Denver last summer with my husband, Ralph. He is a marketing machine. He spent his time walking the convention floor, handing out business cards and inviting attendees to my signing.

We had a wonderful time in Denver and plan to do more sightseeing and shopping this year as well. I highly recommend the Gray Line Tour package to the Rocky Mountain Nat. Park. Not cheap, but well worth the cost. We never could have enjoyed the mountains on our own as much as we did from the comfort of a Gray Line Touring Van with a knowledgeable driver and guide to point out things we would have missed.

Hopefully the Tsaba House authors can get together during the convention and nail down this blogging business. Starting the week after we return home, I hope we can begin posting regularly to this blog and letting readers know what we are all up to. Check back often to see what your favorite author is working on, where they are touring, or a peek into their private lives.

See you after the Convention.
Teresa Slack

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