Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
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A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.
Dr. Karen Petit is the author of four novels and two books of poetry. These books all contain Christian content, historic elements, pictures, dream/reality connections, romance, and suspenseful action. Karen loves to write, in addition to helping others to write. She teaches English courses and is the Writing Center Coordinator at the Community College of Rhode Island. Her author website (www.drkarenpetit.com) has connections to her book websites and her blogs: a dream blog, a “Many Good Thanks” blog, a freedom blog, a sharing faith blog, a holiday blog, and an animal blog. Her first four books are novels; her fifth and sixth books are poetry:
- Banking on Dreams has a lot of romance, ballroom dance scenes, and dream/reality connections. The protagonist works in a bank, meets an FBI agent, and uses lucid dreaming techniques to help her to overcome nightmares.
- Mayflower Dreams has a protagonist who embarks on a real journey and a “dream story” as she explores the history and culture of the Pilgrims. While fictional, this novel has historically accurate parts, such as the “Mayflower Compact,” 107 endnotes, 20 bible quotes, a Pilgrim Language section, and photos from Plymouth tourist attractions.
- Roger Williams in an Elevator has a protagonist who becomes trapped in a partially destroyed building and helps people inside of eight different elevators: yelling, accounting, liberty, watery, fiery, falling, sharing, and hidden. The impact of Roger Williams on our society is seen in this novel’s content, in addition to its photos of statues and the Rhode Island State House.
- Unhidden Pilgrims connects free speech to religious freedom, dreams to reality, and the present to the past with action-filled scenes and pictures of historic items in Providence, Rhode Island, and Plymouth, Massachusetts. The protagonist sometimes has to run, hide, and fight; at other times, she stands her ground, becomes visible, and shares her faith and her love.
- Holidays Amaze has different poems focused on our amazing holidays and celebrations. The diverse poems in this book include maze poems, prayer poems, shaped poems, sonnets, and narratives.
- Amazing Holiday Paws has poems for different holidays with connections between people and animals. There are maze poems, prayer poems, sonnets, narratives, animal photos, and D.C. photos. Here is a poem from page 149 of Amazing Holiday Paws:
In honor of Veterans’ Day, Karen has written a poem and she wants to share it with you:
Rainbows on Veterans Day (November 11) The D.C. monuments for veterans strong were loved by tourists who were walking along and remembering the actions of those who had fought through rain to help us see rainbows. Sergeant Stubby, a dog, won medals galore for his help in battles of the First World War; his biting attack of an enemy spy ended in his promotion for his war cry. Stubby very often did a dog salute: when he saw soldiers do a human salute, he would quickly raise his right paw up high to position it above his right eye. Courageous actions are done time and again by veteran animals, women, and men; many receive medals, like Simon the cat, horses, pigeons, and dogs helping in combat. The monuments and statues remind us all of the courageous actions that did not stall, but instead marched forth in a climate of war on paws and feet to serve our country’s core. When storming noise brings thunder, snow, and rain, military animals all act humane, and service humans all act animated, so our tears of rain will be sun-gated. Source of Poem: Karen Petit, Amazing Holiday Paws. (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2020). 149.
Karen is offering a copy of Amazing Holiday Paws, and all you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment below. Print copy for US only, please. The winner will be chosen randomly a week from today, and Karen will coordinate delivery directly with you.
Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!