Take a look over the author’s shoulder at Erika’s upcoming projects.

 

Fiction

 

Promise’s Prayer (Truth from Taerna Book 1)

Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: Available
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Synopsis: Kaelan is restless for adventure and relentless in his efforts to bring the land of Taerna back to the blessings of Adon Olam and the prosperity of the days of his ancestors. Fueled by a solemn promise and his mother’s secret, he finds himself in the forefront of a desperate scheme that is crucial to Taerna’s future. Can he keep his promise? Can he save the people of Taerna from the corruption and rampant lawlessness that threaten them with extinction?
Shy and quiet Carita knows she possesses what Taerna’s people so desperately need. But how can she help them when her own soul is simultaneously tormented by witnessing unmet needs and handicapped by her own paralyzing fears?
When Kaelan and Carita come face to face with the true nature of Adon Olam‘s call, will they each choose to embrace Adon Olam‘s plan for Taerna—and for their own lives?

 

Victory’s Voice (Truth from Taerna Book 2)

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Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: First draft 50% complete; Needs a rewrite
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Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ellisia has always loved books. An Academy student with a passion for learning, her fascination with words leads to the accidental discovery of a captivating gift that empowers her to fulfill her dreams—but this very gift threatens her family’s safety and her cherished goal of working at the Palace BookHall. Torn between her loyalties and ambitions in the face of impending crisis, Ellisia must decide: is this new gift from Adon Olam, or is it the work of a darker force? When spoken words transcend reality, uniting the heavenly with the earthly and commanding the forces that drive the physical world, how can one untrained girl prevail amid the sheer intensity of the clash of spiritual kingdoms?

Surrender’s Strength (Truth from Taerna Book 3)

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Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: First Draft 75% written
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Synopsis: What happens when a young woman with a passionate hatred for all things academic is mistaken for a rich countryside orphan? Laelara’s always been in charge, and she’s always liked it that way. She’s been able to manage her family’s financial and farm struggles quite successfully on her own terms. But now she’s been sent to Academy – she, who despises academics. Can she stay on top of the many new challenges awaiting her in Syorien? An unexpected boost from a new friend places her in an advantageous position, but she can’t seem to figure him out. When the job she covets is challenged, she’s able to work the situation to her advantage – but when accusations of false play are leveled at her, can her own plans stand? More worryingly, if her double life is discovered, will the life she’s worked so hard to build for herself come crashing down – and endanger her entire family?

 

SS (Truth from Taerna Book 4)

Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: Outlining; first draft scheduled for November 2017
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Synopsis: 24-year-old Liliora has a tender heart for children and an aversion to conflict. But when tragedy in her neighbor’s life leads to death threats against the neighbor’s unborn child, Liliora can’t sit still. Who will help the babies if she doesn’t? Yet is she really capable of undertaking this giant and often heartbreaking task – especially in a country where pleasure is worshiped as god?

 

MM (Truth from Taerna Book 5)

Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: Planning; first draft scheduled for November 2018
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Synopsis: Behind his big brown eyes, Kelton holds a lifetime of secrets. Quiet and thoughtful, there’s more to him than meets the eye. When his memories prove crucial and his hyper-analytical skills essential, will he survive the public scrutiny? And why does he disappear for two hours every day?

 

RR (Truth from Taerna Book 6)

Genre: Christian New Adult fiction
Status: Planning; first draft scheduled for November 2019
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Synopsis: Kethin has a soul overflowing with compassion and loyalty. With a love of animals and a smile to melt any heart, the whole town knows he can choose any wife he likes. But only one has captured his big heart – however, winning her will take infinite patience as he encounters numerous discouraging obstacles. Soon a much bigger question faces him: does Kethin truly know the meaning of love? Or of covenant relationship with Adon Olam? As his fight for his relationship with Adon Olam intertwines with his fight for his woman, he comes face to face with the reality of life – and a decision that costs him everything.

 

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Happy Days With the Lanes

Genre: Middle-Grade Children’s Fiction
Status: First draft complete; rewrite in progress
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Synopsis: Join twins Julia & Jonathan and their family as they celebrate special occasions, navigate life’s changes, and continually prepare happy surprises for one another. Experience the joy of a cohesive yet down-to-earth family as the children grow and mature. Throughout struggles, new situations, and challenges, the Lane family always seeks to keep their eyes fixed upon their Creator – who is their joy even in the mundane.

 

Non-Fiction

 

A Rest to the People of God (working title)

Genre: Christian Living Non-fiction
Status: Third draft complete; awaiting final edit
Synopsis: We live in a society of busyness – of drives to do and accomplish. But despite what we’re told, did you know that God has called His people to a life of rest? A resting life is a fulfilled life. A resting life is a productive life. A resting life is a peaceful life. A resting life is free to love and be loved. But what is Biblical rest, and what does it mean for me today? This book tackles this question and addresses the conjunction of rest with fruitfulness, prayer, meditation, spiritual warfare, ministry, witnessing, personal abiding, and relationships with others. When we understand and embrace God’s rest, we are free to live life as He intended – in Him.

 

Life in the Son!

Genre: Inspirational Christian Life Devotional
Status: written, needs compilation
Synopsis: Do you want a rekindled enthusiasm and passion for God? It’s easy to become caught up in the mundane reality of life in the physical world. However, the truth is that we are living in the Kingdom of God.  What’s this Kingdom life supposed to look like, and, more importantly, how can we live this way throughout our practical daily lives? Life in the Son! is a series of meditations on Scripture relevant to the believer’s life in Christ and oneness with Him. The challenge and encouragement in daily, practical abiding in Christ is inspiring and applicable.

 

I’ll Cheer Your Day (working title)

Genre: Inspirational Poetry
Status: written, needs compilation
Synopsis: Ponder the truths of Scripture in the memorable format of poetry. Immerse yourself in a lyrical artistic story older than time: the story of the kingdom of God. Inspirational and joyful poetry hones in on Biblical truth in a memorable way.