Thursday, July 21, 2011

Recommended Read: Her Safari by Lisa Mikitarian

I am an avid Christian fiction lover (I'd better be since I write it, right?). Full length novels are awesome and that will never go out of style. On the other hand, short stories don't seem to be in high demand. Finding markets that actually accept short stories is next to impossible. And I don't quite understand the reason why. Short stories offer a ton. They're perfect for those times when we're waiting in the car pool line. Or the grocery line. Or when we're...well...doing our business in the bathroom. They offer wonderful food for thought. Something to engage our minds, touch our souls, and inspire our spirits in fifteen minutes or less.

I love short stories. I've written a bunch of them. Yes, I've even sold a few.

So has my friend, Lisa Mikitarian. In fact, she sold an entire collection of short stories to DemmeHouse, Inc., a division of Vision Quest publishers. Is that cool or what???

I am thrilled to tell you about Lisa's book, HER SAFARI: Snapshots along the way, which I absolutely adored. If you're a fan of short stories, you will love this book.

Her Safari releases in August, but you can preorder your copy today at the link above.

For now, here's a video featuring Lisa, giving us a glimpse of her book and what it's all about. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate my dear friend on her first book publication and encourage all of you to check out Her Safari. You will be blessed.

Read an interview with Lisa on the FaithWriters blog.



Di Smith said...

Yay, yay, YAY!! for Lisa and her new book. Her work is ever and always heartfelt, entertaining and compelling (yes, simultaneously).

Anonymous said...

I agree w/you, Lynda. Short stories are perfect for all those places you mentioned, plus: if you need to read before bedtime, a short story will satisfy that need, without the threat of "just one more page/chapter!"


Linda Glaz said...

Very interesting. Sounds like it's coming out at a great time when people are just starting to think about Christmas gifts. This sounds like a good book for women.

Anonymous said...

I've been following Lisa's blog since that interview that you mention. I like her style, very entertaining.


Lynda Lee Schab said...

Yes she is, Marilyn! Did you see that she and her daughter sent in an audition video for The Amazing Race? Would be so cool if they made it on the show. :-)

dandelionfleur said...

Thank you, Lynda--and everyone for your encouraging words!