This Christmas, buy a keepsake that keeps on giving!

Greetings everyone! Grab your coffee and tune in at 9 a.m. November 10th, to Lapeer’s WMPC channel 1230AM on your radio station and hear all about my exciting upcoming events!

I am praying this Thanksgiving and Christmas season will find all my very dear friends and patrons blessed with health, family, and prosperity. Here are some special dates I do not what you to miss out on:

November 11, 2017

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As our thoughts focus on what to buy our special someone on our Christmas list this year, check out the Craft and Vender Show at Christ the King Church located on 1550 W. Drahner Rd. (2 miles west of M-24 Lapeer Rd.) Oxford, Michigan. There will be over fifty vendors, like myself, all supporting the missionary trips.
The event begins at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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I hope to see you all there!  Bring a friend, or tell someone about this great event.

 

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Anyone live near Lapeer, Michigan? I will be at Marguerite deAngeli Branch of the Lapeer District Library, located on 921 West Nepessing St. on Monday, November 13 at 6 p.m. I shall give a 40 minute presentation consisting of videos, pictures and the towns I visited in the south and give a reading from my latest book Swept into Destiny. I shall also talk about some of the books in the Destiny series. Into Destiny’s Whirlwind will release April of 2018. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

December 2nd
If you are located in the Flint area, please mark your calendars and don’t miss this fun-filled event at the Faith Christian Store located at 4463 Miller Rd, in Flint, Michigan I am planning to be there from 2 to 5 p.m. Kari’s store is a lovely place to find that special someone a wonderful Christmas gift!  I will have some light refreshments and plenty of great books on hand for you to give that certain person a treasured Christmas keepsake!  Check out her great website www.faithstores.com

December 16th 

If you live in the Eastern Lapeer County area, meet me at Castle in the Sky Bookstore located on 150 Bancroft St. (behind Gem & Diamond) in Imlay City, Michigan at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. The store has just recently opened, so don’t miss this event! There will be light refreshments available. Come in and enjoy this cozy  oasis snuggled into this small town country setting. The perfect place to do Christmas shopping and enjoy the holiday lights. see https://www.facebook.com/Castleintheskybooks/

This Christmas, buy your loved ones something that will motivate and encourage. A keepsake that will keep on giving! Swept into Destiny and Wilted Dandelions, kindle version is presently on sale for just .99 cents!

See: www.CatherineUlrichBrakefield.com for more great Christmas ideas.

Verse of the month:
Proverbs 16:3   “Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.”

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Important Announcement for The Write Stuff Luncheon

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! The Write Stuff luncheon is this Saturday, and we’re looking forward to a fun and informative meeting. However, due to an unexpected illness, CrossRiver Editor Deb L. Butterfield can not attend at this time. So we’ve arranged another top-notch speaker. Meet Cyle Young, who is a multiple-genre award-wining author and a literary agent for Hartline Literary Agency!  Cyle will speak on the pertinent topic “A Literary Agent’s Perspective: Things Today’s Writers Need to Understand.”

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What a great combination: Speakers Stan Williams and Cyle Young, delicious Mexican food, and fellowship with fellow writers. Don’t miss it!

Summerfest at Christ the King Tomorrow, August 13!

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If you haven’t tried it, why not take the plunge and come to Christ the King’s Summerfest? Enjoy the thrill of an old-time social event starting with a great sermon from Pastor Bob Holt at 10:30 a.m. Christ the King Church is located on 1550 W. Drahner Road in Oxford, MI.

So grab your lawn chairs and enjoy a day of swimming, boating, and barbecuing.  There will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy, as well as inflatables, mid-way games, cotton candy, slushies, and delicious Cook’s Dairy Ice Cream!

I will be there to sign my newest book Swept into Destiny.  I hope to see you there!

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Enjoy an out-door social experience of listening to scripture by the lake, fellowship, and carnival fun tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bob Holt at Christ the King Church will be preaching on Abraham: “When You don’t Understand God’s Ways”.  I will be there signing my newest book, Swept into Destiny, for a discounted price, in addition, ten percent of  Swept into Destiny book purchases will be donated to Christ the King Church.

There will be baptisms in the lake lead by Pastor Bob and afterwards you can enjoy a leisurely swim, or fun with their paddle wheel boats. There will be lots of Bar-B-Q and delicious home cooking to enjoy afterwards.

There will be inflatables, KnockerBall, Mid-Way Games, cotton candy, slushies, a pie judging contest, delicious Cook’s Dairy Ice Cream and much more to enjoy!

If you are searching for a church home, why not take the plunge and come to Christ the King’s Summerfest. They are located on 1550 W. Drahner Rd in Oxford, MI. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 15th Leonard Strawberry Fest!

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Clear the streets—the Strawberry Festival is this Saturday! Parade is at noon, craft booths, delicious food, free rides for the children and don’t miss the thrill of the soapbox derby! Entertainment includes: country-western singer Lisa Mary and a Toby Keith impersonator, street dancing by the Haulin’ Ellis Band.

I will be there to sign my latest novel. Swept into Destiny which relates the story of Irish immigrant Ben McConnell and his encounter with the spunky Maggie Gatlan. The story opens in 1857 in Tennessee and carries us through the tumultuous years leading up to and through the Civil War.

Rick Barry, best selling author of The Methuselah Project, writes: Catherine Brakefield’s Swept into Destiny breathes new life into the years before and during the CivilCatherine Ulrich Brakefield with Swept

War, a time when unstoppable forces clashed and changed the United States forever. Some of Brakefield’s characters you’ll love; others you’ll hate for the scoundrels they are. But through it all you’ll hold your breath and hope the main characters can survive and find love despite turbulent events swirling around them.

See www.strawberryfest.net and www.catherineulrichbrakefield.com for more information.

“…Catherine has Captured the Determined Nature of the Irish…”

Booksigning:   June 24 at 1 to 5 p.m. at Discount Bible Book and Music Store, 26756 Dequindre Rd. in Warren, Michigan  

 “Catherine has captured the determined nature of the Irish, their perseverance amid extreme difficulties…” writes Cindy Ervin Huff, winner of the Editor’s Choice Award for Secrets and Charades. “Swept into Destiny is a wonderful historical romance that gives the reader a glimpse into the Irish immigrants in the Civil War.

Swept-Cover small“This well-researched story moves along like the splendor of Gone with the Wind. We experience life on the plantation, life as the poor Irish and life in a divided nation and the war devastation that changed the culture. Ben McConnell is a wonderful character who portrays the best of the Irish spirit and Maggie Gatlan the heart of Southern charity.

“The Irish song lyrics on the battlefield added to the creation of the brave warriors willing to sacrifice their lives for a new beginning in a new land.”

 

Rick Barry, best selling author of The Methuselah Project, writes, “Catherine Brakefield’s Swept into Destiny breathes new life into the years before and during the Civil War, a time when unstoppable forces clashed and changed the United States forever. Some of Brakefield’s characters you’ll love; others you’ll hate for the scoundrels they are. But through it all you’ll hold your breath and hope the main characters can survive and find love despite turbulent events swirling around them.”

Marcia (Mitchell) Lee, author of Surviving the Prodigal Years writes, “Catherine Brakefield has caught the heart and soul of the Civil War through the eyes of the South. She has diligently incorporated scripture in appropriate places to bring God’s love and guidance in turbulent times. Historically accurate, the action kept me turning pages from the onset and I loved the depth of emotion she has woven into each character.”

From CrossRiver Media’s Blog: “Her dedication to historical accuracy and faith in Christ are hallmarks of all her historical fiction, and this first book in Catherine’s Destiny series doesn’t disappoint. Swept into Destiny relates the story of Irish immigrant Ben McConnell and his encounter with the spunky Maggie Gatlan. The story opens in 1857 in Tennessee and carries us through the tumultuous years leading up to and through the Civil War.

“Catherine keeps us on the edge of our seat as she weaves the history of Irish immigrants, the Civil War, and the Gospel of Christ into an inspirational story of action, suspense, and romance. As you turn the pages, you’ll experience renewed faith and encouragement in your own walk with Christ.”

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