Monthly Archives: September 2007

Molly’s Speaking Events for October

Sanctuary, my long historical about the Huguenots, was published by Tsaba House on September 15, 2007 in trade paperback. 

As a result, I will be speaking for thirty minutes at the Lanquedoc Chapter of the Huguenot Society of San Antonio, Texas on October 8, 2007. The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio sometime between eleven in the morning and early afternoon, and as a Huguenot, I will discuss my own family history, answer questions and tell about Sanctuary and the other two books in the Faith of Our Fathers series. 

Molly Noble Bull

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Speaking Event-ACFW Chapter

First Baptist Church

306 Round Rock Avenue

Round Rock, Texas 78664 

On October 13, 2007 at 9:30 in the morning, I will speak to members of the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers on “How I Plot a Novel.” I will also discuss my newest novel, Sanctuary, and other novels and books now under contract. 

Molly Noble Bull

www.mollynoblebull.com  

Speaking Event- Interview-Kelly Klepfer-Novel Journey

I will be interviewed on Novel Journey on November 9, 2007 to discuss my Christian walk and Sanctuary, my newest novel. 

http://www.noveljourney.blogspot.com

Molly Noble Bull

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Treasure Hunt/Sanctuary

Congratulations to fellow Tsaba House author, Molly Noble Bull whose new book SANCTUARY will be released on September 15th. In honor of the big day a SHOUTLIFE treasure hunt will commence on September 15, 2007 at Roseanna M. White’s blog site .

If you are not yet a member of SHOUTLIFE, I gotta ask what’s holding you up? It’s a wonderful, encouraging online community. Imagine MySpace without all the garbage. Go to http://www.shoutlife.com and set up a profile. It’s so easy, even I did it. Then join in the treasure hunt.

The first twelve winners will receive autographed copies of Sanctuary, a long historical novel about the Huguenots by Molly Noble Bull. Sanctuary will be published in trade paperback on September 15, 2007.

http://www.mollynoblebull.com

It’s easy to win. Here are the rules.

Visit all twelve blog sites listed below, beginning with Roseanna M. White’s site. At each site, you will find a question and an answer. Read both carefully. You will also see a star by the sentence in each answer where the main clue can be found. Copy or cut and paste the sentence with the main clue in it to your answer sheet. When you have collected all the answers found at the 12 blog sites, send your answers to the Christian Review of Books’ ShoutMail.

The Treasure Hunt begins on September 15, 2007 – the day Sanctuary will be published. From Rosanna White’s blog, you will be told where to go for the next clue. However all twelve blog sites will post all the blog addresses; so don’t worry about getting lost.

Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!

1. Roseanna M. White

2. Trish Perry

3. Betsy Ann St. Amant

4. Katy King

5. MaryLu Tyndall

6. Jill Elizabeth Nelson

7. Miralee Ferrell

8. Michelle Sutton

9. Elizabeth Goddard

10. Tricia Goyer

11. Teresa Slack

12. Molly Noble Bull

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Taglines and other marketing Stuff

I read an article the other day that said a small business–of which writing is one–should complete 3-5 tasks a day to bring visibility to the business. Some of the tasks can be big things like writing a newsletter that might take the whole day. Other tasks, like updating an address book, can be completed along with more than the suggested five tasks a day.

One of the tasks suggested was something I’ve been considering for a while. A business needs a simple tagline to identify the product the business sells. Several years ago Karen Kingsbury trademarked her tagline of LIFE CHANGING FICTION. Simple yet brilliant. That got me thinking.

Before creating a tagline, I need to decide what I write. Karen writes fiction that has the power to change lives. Okay, what does my writing do that sets it apart from every other writer who claims to do the same?

If I were a butterfly perched on a shopper’s shoulder when she entered a bookstore and picked up one of my books, what would I whisper in said shopper’s ear? “Buy this book. It’s awesome,” sounds a little too obvious. Not to mention pushy and vague. I need to give it a little more thought.

What do I want a reader to know about me????????? Not just about the book; she can read the back to find that out. What do I want her, or him, to know about me?

“First off, dear reader, I’m not Karen Kingsbury. You might not have ever heard of me. But people are saying great things. The books are getting glowing reviews and I receive flattering email all the time. If you’ll take the chance on the book in your hands, it’s my belief and earnest hope, you’ll come back for more.”

You’re right, you’re right. Not a very catchy tagline. Let’s try again.

What I really want you to know is that I strive to incorporate a little mystery, a little romance, and a little humor into each of my books. My desire is to touch your heart through fiction by putting you into a situation you can relate to.

There. That’s better. Now you know a little more about the books Teresa Slack writes. But still not catchy as taglines go. Certainly not simple or easy to remember.

I have a few ideas. I’ve been jotting notes and studying other writers’ taglines all weekend. I have a pretty good one in mind that I’ll run past my publisher before the grand unveiling. It isn’t as short as Ms. Kingsbury, but it says who I am. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? I can’t sit on the shoulders of every shopper who enters every bookstore or library in the country. But I can try to let those shoppers know ahead of time who I am and what I believe my mission is for writing what I write.

Happy reading. Oh, and if you happen to find yourself in a bookstore or library in the near future and you pick up one of my books…Oh that’s right, you already know what I’m going to say.

Teresa

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Sanctuary, to be published in two weeks

Sanctuary, my long Christian historical novel about the Huguenots, will be published in trade paperback by Tsaba House on September 15, 2007. Here is what it’s about.  

In 1740, Rachel Levin’s loved ones are murdered, and she flees her French village with a Huguenot, Pierre Dupre. They take refuge in a church until the military captain who killed her family arrives. The captain wants Rachel as his mistress or he wants her dead. Rachel and Pierre agree to a marriage of convenience and manage to escape. Will they reach Scotland as planned? Or will their lives end on an English countryside? 

To read an excerpt of Sanctuary, click  http://mollynoblebull.wordpress.com. Or go to www.mollynoblebull.com, scroll down and click Molly’s Books. From Molly’s Books, you can click to read an excerpt from Sanctuary and The Winter Pearl.  

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