Monday, April 2, 2018

Latest Release: A Sincere Heart by Phee Paradise

We're honored to announce our latest book release, A Sincere Heart by Phee Paradise.

“It is a wonderfully thrilling feeling to hear that Esther wants to work for the Lord on the foreign mission field. I should list the qualifications as follows: Formal education, augmented by a good knowledge of the Bible: zeal for God’s work, held in leash by good common sense: Practical knowledge of Christian work, especially of the way to lead souls to God: sound health and health habits. The knowledge of the Bible and zeal for the Cause are the most necessary things. Too often we let these things slip.” ~ John Bickford, Aug. 8,1939

You’ve most likely never heard of John Bickford.

He’s one of the thousands of Christians we never heard about, who gave their lives to missions in the twentieth century. The ones who learned new languages, made friends of foreigners, and raised their families in remote places so strangers could know the truth about their Savior.

In 1920, John took his pregnant wife to China and came back to America for good in 1948, leaving behind a tiny grave in an obscure town in a Communist country. He oversaw five growing churches in little villages, took pride in his Chinese colleagues, but agonized over his own shortcomings. His family often fled political unrest and civil war, but they always returned to the people he loved.

During the World War, he spent two years under Japanese confinement, patiently trusting God while he longed to be with his beloved wife and children who escaped to America. He cheerfully accepted his own physical suffering, but his heart broke over his son’s looming blindness.

He was an ordinary missionary with an extraordinary story, the story of God at work through a man with a sincere heart. 

A Sincere Heart: One Mission-Minded Man Serving His Utmost in China 
 is now available in paperback and on Kindle.



About the Author:
Phee Paradise was blessed to be a missionary kid and loves to share that experience in her writing.

In Miracles at Midnight, she edited her father’s stories about his years on the mission field where he saw God change lives for the Kingdom.

Phee has also contributed to several books, including A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, Unlikely Merger and Trials and Triumphs. She prays that God will use her work to His glory.




Monday, February 26, 2018

Looking for a Narrator for your Audiobook or Video?

A client asked for a list of narrators for her short short video, so I decided to compile a list for the blog.

Dottie Coffman
Sample: Interview with Fay Lamb on SoundCloud from 2015
Facebook
E-mail

Karen Allen
Sample: Reading her book at the school library 
E-mail

Nancy Carmichael
Sample: Podcast on SoundCloud
Facebook 

Sally Hanan
Sample: Several demos on this page
E-mail

James Woody
Sample: Commercial


Other pages of interest:

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Showing the Love to Referrals!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our business - like all small businesses - operate on word of mouth referrals. This week, we'd like to show some love to those who help our business grow!



Tell your writer friends and family about our services and packages. If one (or more) of your friends purchases one of our book publishing packages February 14-Feb 18, 2018, you'll earn $100! (And if you want to refer yourself, we'll give you $100 off one of the packages!)

Your writer friends must mention your name as their referral when first making contact with us. Just tell them to name drop (and provide your e-mail address so we can send payment), and you'll receive the referral fee when they make a purchase.

The package must be purchased by Sunday, February 18, 2018 to receive the $100.

Referral Fee will be issued to you through Paypal when payment is received for package.

New client referrals only. New clients may contact us through the contact form on this site or by e-mail: info@TMPbooks.com.

We love referrals, and we love our clients. You can read what some of them have to say on this page.





Thank you for helping us grow!





Monday, December 18, 2017

Give the Gift of Publication to Your Favorite Writer

Need a last minute gift for your favorite writer - or as a reward for yourself? Purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE for one of our book publishing packages OR for any amount TOWARD one of those packages, and we'll send it by mail by e-mail, to arrive the date of your choosing. Send us an email today! info@tmpbooks.com





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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meet our Authors: Phee Paradise

Today, I'm delighted to introduce you to Phee Paradise, one of our newest authors at TMP, but one of our original writers and supporters when we began the Pix-N-Pens blog back in 2007, before the publishing companies were ever a thought. Her latest book, A Sincere Heart, a biography of her grandfather, a missionary in China, will release after the first of the year.

Favorite Christmas Memory

When I was a child, every Christmas Eve the whole family gathered to listen to the story of the Littlest Angel. The story of a lonely little giving his best to Jesus and receiving approval from God reminds me that God loves me too, even when my halo is tarnished and my robe is torn.

Favorite Christmas Book or Movie

I'm glad you didn't ask for my favorite story, since I just answered that. My favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I could say it's a story about how Jesus changes people, but really I love it because it's just fun.

Favorite Christmas food

The cookies! Sugar cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, chocolate crinkles, eggnog snickerdoodles, peppermint anything . . . and my Aunt Clara's peppernuts. I'd share recipes, but they all came from cookbooks. I love my Betty Crocker cookie book.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's a great recipe for Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies I made several years ago. Warning: they're addictive!]


Favorite Christmas tradition

After my grandchildren were born, my daughter started the tradition of making homemade gifts for each other. The extended family, including the kids, draw a name and make a gift for that person. This is in addition to anything else we might give and we make a ceremony of opening them on Christmas Eve. I love making gifts and I've received some great ones.

About Phee's books:

In addition to her upcoming book, Phee's work has been published in numerous anthologies and in 2014, the story of her parents as missionaries, Miracles at Midnight, was released by Pix-N-Pens.

She also has a fun fictional short story in A Pixel Perfect Christmas, available in print and on Kindle.



About Phee:

Phee Paradise was blessed to be a missionary kid and loves to share that experience in her writing.  In Miracles at Midnight, she edited her father’s stories about his years on the mission field where he saw God change lives for the Kingdom. Phee has also contributed to several books, including A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, Unlikely Merger and Trials and Triumphs. Her biography of her grandfather, a missionary in China will be coming out soon. She prays that her work will be used by God to His glory. 

Latest Release: A Sincere Heart by Phee Paradise

We're honored to announce our latest book release, A Sincere Heart by Phee Paradise. “It is a wonderfully thrilling feeling to hea...