Wednesday, July 18, 2007

CFBA - One Step Over the Border

Captain’s Log, Stardate 07.18.2007



This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing



ONE STEP OVER THE BORDER

(Center Street June 12, 2007)

by




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Stephen Bly is a pastor, a mayor, an antique Winchester gun collector and a writer.

He's mayor of a town of 308 in the mountains of Idaho, on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. In his spare time, he pursues the three R's of ridin', ropin' and rodeo...and construction of Broken Arrow Crossing, a false-front western village near his home.

That keeps him very western. And he collect old Winchester rifles, which reflects his love of historical accuracy. He's also a fan of Jimmy Buffet music.

Stephen says about his writing, "I write about the West (historic or modern) from the inside. Born and raised on western ranches, I have both the heart and mind to describe things as they really were...and are. There are those who think the frontier has long passed and with it the ‘code of the west.’ The truth is, both are still around...and it’s fun to show that in a contemporary story. The West is so big, so diverse, so enchanting it’s a thrill to write about it in any era."

Stephen is the author of ninety-five books and hundreds of articles.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

It’s a romp...

A road adventure...

It’s a buddy story with romantic comedy!!

Some call it CowboyLit. Rodeo cowboy Hap Bowman’s on a search for Juanita, the gal of his dreams, whom he hasn’t seen in 18 years. He seems stuck on 12-years-old and the enchanting girl he met then.

"An idiot obsession," his roping partner, Laramie Majors, chides.

But Laramie agrees to a final summer’s trek along the Rio Grande. If they don’t find Juanita during those months, Hap promises to drop the idea of the hunt for the mystery senorita. But if they find her, will she feel the same as Hap does about their years ago interlude?

***

Don’t we all have someone in the past, that we knew for only a short while, that we wish we could have known better, longer? Stephen Bly has! So when Hap and Laramie ventured out on a quest for Hap’s Juanita, Stephen decided to invite others to go along too. Folks have been e-mailing Hap hapandlaramie@yahoo.com and asking for their own “Juanita Search Kits.”

They get a bumper sticker, magnet, bookmark, stickers, flyers, etc. It’s a whole packet of material that will equip anyone to join the fun of finding the Juanita with “the mark of God.” If they send Hap a picture of the places where they stuck their Juanita signs, they’ll receive a free copy of the book. It’s all there on the website at http://www.onestepovertheborder.com/.

And there's some more adventures about Hap and Laramie that did NOT appear in the book, can be found on AmazonShorts in the story entitled, "Aim Low, Shoot High".

2 comments :

  1. I just have to jump in and say that I loved, loved, loved Stephen's book, "Paperback Writer." That book got me through some really tough times in my own publishing career, so Stephen ranks high on my list of writers. I don't know if he will see this post or not, but I wish you many, many blessings on your new book! Your sense of humor is refreshing and much needed.
    :)

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  2. Merrie: Steve did get to see your comment and was quite amazed and pleased. Thanks so much for posting! We'll include your note on both our Bly Books and One Step Over the Border websites. And, Camy, thanks so much for featuring Steve's book!
    Blessings, Janet Bly
    www.blybooks.com
    www.OneStepOverTheBorder.com

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