Sunday, November 4, 2012

Book Cover and More

Below is the synopsis of my first novel: "Flight of the Bluebirds"! As a bonus, I've included an excerpt, and temporary book cover! (Until I can get my very talented artist sister to draw me one.) Enjoy! Please comment and let me know your thoughts!


       Lynne Hoffman wants to be a nurse. She does not realize how challenging achieving that dream will be. When she starts nursing school she faces roadblocks and failures she never anticipated. When scandal and tragedy strike her class she turns to her family, friends, and faith for support. A psychotic stalker also threatens to keep Lynne from surviving two years of nursing school.
       Based on true events, Flight of the Bluebirds, tells a story filled with love, laughter, danger, and suspense. Readers will learn how exciting God can write everyday life. The secret of how nursing students became known as bluebirds will be revealed. The characters invite readers to join them on their adventure as they overcome obstacles, earn their wings, and learn to fly. 


Prologue-May 11, 2012

          “Lynne Hoffman!”
          I walk proudly across the stage when my name is called. My smile widens as I hear my family and friends cheering loudly. I cannot believe this day has finally arrived!
Shirley, my nursing instructor, pins the symbol of my accomplishment onto my white uniform right above my heart. I have done it! I have actually finished nursing school! Now all I have to do is pass the exam to get my license. Taking that test is too scary to think about. Instead, I want to enjoy this moment.
         I return to my seat and watch my friends receive their pins. There were times when I thought this day would never come. I think back over the journey my classmates and I have taken together to reach this moment. We have faced love, loss, victory, defeat, new life, and death. Nursing school had been one of the toughest challenges of my life. It has also been an adventure I will never forget. It all began with a letter…

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Exciting Announcement

November 3, 2012:
   I am very excited right now! Why? I writing my first novel! My family and friends all know that I love to write. It seems like I am writing all the time. However, I have yet to complete anything and try to get it published. With all of your prayers, I am ready to seriously commit to completing one of my stories. 
   One of my best friends (a talented writer herself) posted about a writers website on her facebook. (Thank you, Wren!) The link is Basically it's a website that challenges writers to complete their novels. It also links writers with others across the world so we can encourage each other. I think it is an awesome idea!
   Can you all help me out by praying that I am able to write as much as I can. Being in nursing school, I do not have much free time. When I do, I am usually too tired to work on my writing. I think it is just the Enemy trying to keep me from using my talents for God. Your prayers and any words of encouragement are appreciate it!
   I am looking forward to sharing my progress with you all. I will try to post a synopsis and excerpt  from my novel soon. As for now, I will share the title:

"Flight of the Bluebirds"

Have a blessed weekend everyone! Love in Christ, Virginia Burford