Why This Story and Theme?

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About the Book

 Winninfaith-is-the-victoryg story in Perry Elisabeth Design’s short story contest.

I don’t like change. I know most people get used to it, but I have never been able to. When Dad announced their move and I couldn’t go with them, I didn’t handle it well. Would I ever find the faith to be victorious?

Content warning: A character does attempt suicide, so please read with caution.

Available on Amazon and other platforms such as Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Scribd.

Paperback coming soon!

About the Author

Author Picture 2015-2016 croppedFaith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. (The picture doesn’t show it well, but there are scribblings on the page of Green Eggs and Ham). Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs.

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This book doesn’t have much to do with Faith is the Victory, but if you like Westerns or stories about mail order brides, you might just like this novella. And it’s written by Faith Blum.

Why This Story and Theme?

When I first saw this cover, it was part of a short story contest and it just said “Author Name” And “Your Title.” At the time, I wasn’t sure what kind of story I could write based on the cover, so I ignored it. But something kept drawing me back to look at it and ponder. Was there a story I could write? An idea began to form in my head as the deadline loomed ever nearer. I took the leap and started writing…

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The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. An abandoned shed in the middle of nowhere. The house nearby looked more dilapidated than the shed, the grass was overgrown, and the trees were rotting away. Yes, this spot would be perfect. But could I do it? What would happen if I changed my mind and it was too late?

My heart pounded in my chest and I struggled to breathe as my hands shook uncontrollably on the steering wheel of my truck. With sudden vengeance, I stomped my foot on the gas pedal and peeled out of the overgrown gravel driveway. Not today. I couldn’t do it today.

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So began my story. When I finished writing, it was just over 3,000 words or six 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages. I submitted the story to the contest, not at all expecting to win. The story I submitted was barely edited and I knew it lacked something, but I had to try anyway.

Against all my expectations, I won! And got this lovely cover! Since then, I have expanded the story to just over 5,000 words or eighteen 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages.

Two days ago, Faith is the Victory, was published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and a few other platforms. My prayer is that this story will encourage believers to examine their faith and let Jesus rule both as their Lord and Savior. And that is why I wrote this story.

It is the story of a home educated young man who grew up in a Christian home. As he goes through what some would consider minor struggles, he has to wrestle with some challenges and changes for the first time in his life. I wanted to write this story because I think it is pertinent to young people today who have grown up in a Christian home. Sometimes we think that we are Christians because we know how to live like one. That isn’t always the case. I pray everyone who reads this story will take some time to examine that for themselves.

Truth Through the Ages Party

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Faith and her friend, Amanda Tero, are hosting a Facebook party on September 30th to celebrate their new releases! There will be giveaways, games, fun times, and a grand prize. They are also giving away a set of 4 eBooks to the person who invites the most guests. So head on over, invite some friends and then ask them to vote for you in the poll. The Party link is here and the link to the poll can be found here. They are also doing some fun pre-party posts and on September 26th and 27th, they are taking questions from the guests.

Tour Schedule

September 26
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Ember’s Reviews-Author Interview
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Excerpt
Karan Eleni-Excerpt
September 27
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Excerpt
Melanie Snitker, Author-Excerpt
In the Bookcase-Book Review

September 28
Keturah’s Korner-Book Review and Author Interview
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima-Excerpt
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Why this story and theme?

September 29
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Wrap-up

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