About

Hello.  My name is Zoe and I’m glad that you are here, which will amaze me always. I have a sense of humor but it is often hard to discern, which is sad. I have compensated by marrying a man who is filled with laughter and who always has a silly joke at hand.  I also have a zillion goofy pictures of Darrell as he is a good sport about getting his picture taken when he does strange things.  Maybe I can get his permission to post a collection.  Start asking…

I am often accused of being a perfectionist. “type A” or whatever your personality assessment of choice calls an overachiever with perfectionist inclinations. I am straight-forward (I blame this on my Montana upbringing). I am a bit jealous of my husband’s more free-wheeling spirit.

I am truly passionate about:

  1. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I was saved by Christ’s mercy and grace on my wedding day, August 3, 1995.  While standing in front of my mom’s pastor, our family, and friends Christ delivered me from a lifetime of church attendance and mental understanding of God to a relationship with Him.  A sinner I will always be; a sinner saved by grace on Christ’s cross, adopted into the family of God, and blessed with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  2. My husband Darrell. Darrell leads worship at Redemption Church in Missoula, Montana and is a salesman at Axmen.  We live about 45 miles down the valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in gorgeous Hamilton, MT.  Darrell is an incredible pianist of the jazz persuasion (of course there is no bias here).  He played professionally in Reno, Las Vegas, and throughout the Nevada music circuit for years.  He then took us off to seminary in Louisville, KY just two weeks after we adopted our twins.  He has been in ministry ever since.  Please take a stop over at his blog Sufficient for Life where he walks through the pages of scripture.
  3. My four “monkeys” better known as my kids. All four adopted through state foster care systems.  All four a blessing in our lives.  We adopted our fraternal twin daughters in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2002.  Later came our son (yeah…a chance to have a little boy in the house) and our third daughter.  They were adopted in Hamilton, Montana, June 2014.
  4. Books, books, and more books. I love them and I always have.  I enjoy a wide variety of genres from which I flip-flop back and forth.  I couldn’t resist starting a blog sharing what I find to be the positives and negatives of books that I have read.  I write the way that I think and who knows if it makes sense to anyone but me.  Let me know.

God bless and happy reading!

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Zoe! Do you ever do book reviews for ARC or gift copies? My steampunk novella Gaslight Carnival is up on Amazon, and I’m working hard on the second one (or I would be if I wasn’t wandering on WP xD). Just reply by email or on my About page if you’re interested. Thanks!

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    • Hi. Thanks so much for considering me as an ARC reader. I don’t yet have a solidified “policy” regarding review copies. I’m afraid that I am flying by the seat of pants as it were at the time. I will tell you that it is just me and that I am happily backlogged on books. If you would like to send me a review copy feel free and I will put it in the “queue” per se. I truly believe in self-published authors and would like to support you if I can in providing you with an honest review.

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  2. Hey Zoe,
    I found your blog and see that you like to review books. I would be honored if you would consider my Christian fiction book called A Rose For Jonathan. It won the Religion category for the New Apple for Excellence in Independent Publishing award and I am currently working on the sequel. I value more reviews and would love your honest feedback. I hope you have a blessed day!

    Beth Green

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    • I am honored by your request. I would be happy to read your book and provide you with an honest review. I will be upfront with you though and let you know that I have about fifteen books in the queue right now. If you are willing to wait just a bit let me know. God bless!

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    • Thank you very much for considering me to review your book. I am always honored when an author approaches me. I went to your website and I looked at the Amazon listing. In your about the author section it says that you are a “New Thought Metaphysician, Interfaith Minister, Priestess, and Empath” and your book is listed under the genre of occult/paranormal. This is not a genre that I read and if you have read my about me section I hope that you see that we would actually not be compatible due to your description of yourself. I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors.

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      • I am sorry to hear this; it is a very spiritual book; perhaps misleading in its category…I was raised in a very Christian traditional home and have that background…there is an amazing chapter on the great I am…without giving too much away…and it speaks to many World religions…and it speaks to compassion and love on a profound level. Thank you for your good wishes…

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  3. Dear Zoe, I am a Norwegian author of picture books for children. My book “Martha, Martha! When Jesus Came for dinner” – an inspiring and humorous retelling of the bible story about the sisters Martha and Mary.

    The book has been a sales success here in Norway, and has just been published in English on the iBookstore. Now I wonder if you would be interested in looking at it to consider it for an eventual review? If so, I could send you an iBookstore code to download the book for free, or eventually I could send you an PDF if you’d prefer that.

    kind regards
    Trygve Skogrand

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  4. Hi Zoe,

    I am looking for reviews for my non-fiction book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview. It’s about my struggle with doubt during a search for truth and a reasonable defense of the Christian faith.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in receiving a copy and providing a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I can provide the ebook in Kindle, ePub, and PDF format, and softcovers on request.

    Publish Date: November 2015
    Publisher: Boone Shepherd
    Genre: Christian non-fiction
    Page count: 318
    Accolades: #1 Bestseller on Amazon, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist

    http://www.OneoftheFewBook.com
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016X0HL84/
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26253930-one-of-the-few

    I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Sincerely,
    Jason B. Ladd

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  5. Hi Zoe,

    I am yet another Christian author who would like to see if you would be willing to put one or both of my latest books in your queue. The first is titled, Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, and is a storied yet practical guide for everyday people struggling with common traumas triggering PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

    My other book is Death Defied, Life Defined: A Miracle Man’s Memoir — a riveting true story of a man who underwent a kidney and heart transplant in 2014. This book offers a unique approach from a triple perspective: mine as a living donor who gave a kidney in 1997, Paul, the story’s focus, who received the double transplant, and three chapters dedicated to his donor, Cooper’s family. Readers are telling us they can’t put it down, and are finishing the entire book in 2-3 hours.

    If you are interested, and/or have time, please email me at anita@anitabrooks.com. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

    Anita Agers Brooks
    anitabrooks.com

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