Hi guys and girls! Welcome to WOW Wednesday. My 12th guest is DeEtte Anderton, author of Victory and The Christmas Visitors, which you can grab now for 99c/75p! What are they about, I hear you ask?
Well, read on to find out more about this novel and short story, and this talented writer...
Victory is the story of a little girl and the town where she lives. The town of Victory has a history of patriotism, faith and friendliness. The little girl, Brown Eyes, orphaned when her missionary parents were killed in a fire, lives with her only known relative who does not want the girl. When The Guest comes to town, the people open their hearts to him, without knowing who he is or his motives.
Shortly after The Guest’s arrival, The Stranger appears, much to the other’s discomfort. One of these men wants to control and sparks fear; the other comes with faith. Slowly, the town loses its freedoms as one of the men takes over little by little. When there is a face-to-face showdown on the mountain, the life of the child and the future of the town are at stake. When darkness overtakes the town who will have Victory?
The Christmas Visitors
It is Christmas Eve – a blizzard and paranormal sighting cause an accident on a country road. Sam and Ellen seek refuge at a nearby farmhouse. Their experience with the elderly couple who live there will change their lives forever.
All about DeEtte
Author and blogger DeEtte Anderton started writing in 2007, when her son challenged her to get involved in NaNoWriMo. The manuscript sat untouched with several others until January 2012, when a good friend encouraged her to seek publication. The Christmas Visitors is her first short story and her current novel, Victory, is also her first.
DeEtte spent much of her childhood playing the piano, clarinet and guitar, reading and making up stories. She was active in the Girl Scouts, which gave her a wide variety of experiences. While at college, she was on the University of Utah’s Synchronized Swim team, and taught year-round camping and survival skills to the Girl Scouts. She has spent many years working with people with disabilities.
Originally from Utah, DeEtte currently lives in New England where she writes full-time and works on the editing team of Master Koda Select Publishing. Her other interests include swimming, crocheting, reading, travelling, history and her grandchildren. In addition, this devoted mother of six and grandmother of twelve (thirteen, come January 2014!) has been a concerned participant in dog rescue services for many years.
Where you can find DeEtte
Review snippets from Amazon US (not edited)
Victory (ranking 4.8/5 stars from 18 reviews)
"This book made me cry in places and cheer in others. It made me sad at the stupidity of people allowing others to think for them, sort of how life is today and if you read this book you will see a similarity of where we are today and where we should be. This is nothing more than an awesome read and hopes you will pick it up and read it. Thanks DeEtte Beckstead for a glimpse into the world we already live in and how it truly should be."
Lana Lee - 5 stars
"The book has a way of sucking you in, pondering the reality of what is happening and making me believe this could be any town USA... or honestly, is already true is some towns, villages in the world."
D. Course "darkman1969" - 5 stars
"This story is written in a style that reminds me of older writing styles. Elegantly simple and to the point; getting us through the story. There is betrayal, murder, attempted murder (even that of a child), abuse, romantic love and the Might of Right. The story is moving. I enjoyed the story and that unusual writing style."
JudyAnn Lorenz - 5 stars
The Christmas Visitors
(ranking 3.8/5 stars from 14 reviews)
"The writing is rich with detail, and the dialogue sounds right for the characters. The short story itself is heart-warming and really touched me. I especially loved how a dog was included in it as well as in Chapter One of the novel Victory. I'm a dog lover and include them in my work, too. The author did an awesome job with the dog in the short story and the old couple. Loved it. She has a storytelling voice."
BJ Robinson - 5 stars
"For me, the takeaway from The Christmas Visitors has to be that kindness, love & understanding must always prevail. I enjoyed the storytelling style of the author very much. Her style reminds me of sitting in a rocker on the front porch listening to old family tales."
GypsyNana - 5 stars
Thanks for reading - look out for another WOW writer next Wednesday!
Happy reading & writing! :)