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A heart-rending story of one family's struggle to overcome incredible odds when imprisoned by their own government. A page torn from American history that is seldom discussed, Rising Sun, Falling Star will touch your heart and enlighten your mind to the possibilities of what happens when prejudice and hate take control of a country.
Coming this Fall: Of Flesh and Memory
Monday, April 29, 2013
To be released this summer! Rising Sun, Falling Star
by Vickie Hall
by Vickie Hall
Different eyes and skin
Mock me from the mirror’s light
Enemy am I.
Dec 7, 1941
Today my life changed forever . . . I am no longer considered American, but by shear heritage I am now the hated enemy . . .
The lives of Kenji and Aiko Onishi and their American-born children are about to unravel when the United States is thrust into war with Japan. Confronted by insurmountable prejudice and fear, the family is ripped from their California home without just cause by the American government and sent to an assembly center “for their own protection.”
Forced to live in deplorable circumstances, every aspect of their lives regulated and controlled, the Onishi’s freedoms are stripped from their grasp as they struggle to survive behind barbed wire. It isn’t long before the mind-numbing confinement and feelings of helplessness begin to pit the family against one another.
When sent to a relocation camp in the center of the Utah desert, they’re beset by ever increasing emotional and physical challenges, and Aiko is faced with her greatest yet: to mend the broken spirits of her family, or risk losing them forever.
Based on true and tragic events that transpired during World War II, Rising Sun, Falling Star is a heart-rending story of one family’s struggle to survive uncalculated loss and emotional destruction.
Available on Amazon.com this Summer!!!
For those who have been looking for my weekly posting, I apologize! I've been working furiously on edits for this new book and designing the cover. Thanks for your patience and for stopping by!!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Michaelbrent Collings has just released his latest book!
A Thrill Ride With a Twist
Captain Lane Cooley is reportedly the best homicide detective in the LAPD—she’s smart, capable, determined, hard working, well-respected by her colleagues, oh, and she happens to be Mormon. She doesn’t swear, drink, or smoke, believes in God and an afterlife—but she also believes in justice and catching bad guys.
With a serial killer on the loose, Lane is determined to put the murderer behind bars—but then things get personal . . . very personal. Lane’s younger sister becomes the killer’s latest target. When it comes to family, you don’t want to piss off a Mormon girl.
The story is filled with well-developed and colorful characters that help move the heart-pounding story at a breakneck speed. Lane’s religion colors her world, but she isn’t out to convert anyone, including the readers of this story. You might even find you appreciate her morals and standards, a tough thing to possess and keep for anyone in this day and age.
Blood Relations: A Good Mormon Girl Mystery is a great read!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The sequel to All That Was Promised
JOURNEY OF PROMISE
When converts Richard and Leah Kenyon leave Wales and heed the call to Zion, they are unprepared for the toll exacted by the journey. To face the incredible odds mounted against them they call upon the Lord's tender mercies to see them through and strengthen their love for one another. Their story will remind you where to turn during your trials.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'
'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.
'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.
'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
Our lives are interwoven in such intricate ways, we can never fully comprehend how we intersect, connect, influence, change, and perhaps even save one another.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I recently did an interview and wanted to share the podcast with you. I discuss my writing process, upcoming books and more! Hope you take a listen.