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Interview with Frank Moody and North Seelinger

Interview with Frank Moody and North Seelinger

Today I interviewed Frank Moody, the former owner of Moody's Towing of Rochester, Minnesota for my upcoming book on our city. Frank's interview discussed his life from his youth, his joining the Air Force and service, his humorous and sad stories while running Moody's Towing, his 83rd birthday, and his faith and how God has guided him throughout his life.
 
I also recorded a bonus interview with North Seelinger, a lifelong friend of Frank Moody.
 
These are two interviews you'll want to read in Lisa's book, Rochester, Minnesota: A 40+ Year Pictorial History
 
Thank you Frank and thank you North for each of your interviews today.
 
If you are a Rochester, Minnesota resident, business owner or former business owner who would like to be considered for an upcoming interview or feature in Lisa's book, please contact Lisa: (888) 983-3085. All interviews are taped at Lisa's studio or at Peacock Books in the Kahler Grand Hotel by appointment.

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Giveaway for IN SEARCH OF SPIRIT WOLF

Giveaway for IN SEARCH OF SPIRIT WOLF

https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/8ea90dd6fb94ce70#ln-l

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Peacock Books & Wildlife Art by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art by Lisa Loucks Christenson 

David and Lisa Loucks Christenson have opened a new bookstore, Peacock Books & Wildlife Art, "in a dark wood-lined, 325-square-foot space on the west side of the Kahler Grand Hotel" in downtown Rochester, Minn. The Post-Bulletin reported that "things haven't gone exactly as planned. The original idea was to open the s

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Soul of a Cougar: Summer with Me Ha Toc by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Soul of a Cougar: Summer with Me Ha Toc by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Soul of a Cougar: Summer with Me Ha Toc, Book 5, WOLVES OF WHITEWATER FALLS

Written & Illustrated by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Cover Design and Illustration: Lisa Loucks-Christenson


Annie has sworn off dating, at least for now, and returns to Whitewater Falls for another season documenting the lives with the river eagles.

Word travels fast about sightings and reports of a cougar prowling the woods and in the area surrounding Annie's eagle study area. This news comes on the heels of the Reverend asking Annie to take on an assistant, a young man who goes by the name of Othaniel, that's coming to town to meet his birth mother.

Hunters in search of a trophy mount and bragging rights to the capture of the legendary ghost cat are quick to branch out across the land to find the cougar responsible for tearing up and killing the farmers' livestock. 

With wedding to plan for her friends, a new assistant, and trying to find a way to protect a cougar--everyone wants to destroy, Annie isn't sure what God's plans will be for her unforeseen future.

With a town upside down, alliances broken, and a bride who wants to run from the alter, Annie thought she'd seen it all--but that's before the cougar makes his appearance on the wedding day, giving the bride and groom--and the entire town the most unexpected sleigh ride of their lives.

 

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BEAVER CREEK CARACAJOU

Beaver Creek Caracajou

BEAVER CREEK CARACAJOU

 

Beaver Creek Carcajou

by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Publisher: Book Entree™

Imprint: Ghost Cat Suspense™

Young Adult 

Wildlife Adventure 

Beaver Creek Carcajou 

When a ruthless apex predator arrives in southeastern Minnesota it will take the photos and observations of 15-year-old Fredrick "Fetter" Nowinski, a budding outdoor colonist to track down the truth and document what animal is killing the wildlife, the area farmers' livestock and chickens, terrorizing hikers and their dogs, and stealing the trappers' catches––but at what cost?

ISBN-13 Hardcover 978-1-59819-416-6

ISBN-13 Ebook: 978-1-59819-415-9

ISBN-13 Paperback: 978-1-59819-417-3

Nitoti™ Lisa Loucks Christenson's Film, Book, Ebook, Graphic Novel Announced

Nitoti™ Lisa Loucks Christenson's Film, Book, Ebook, Graphic Novel Announced

 

Nitoti™

An Inspirational Story about Capture, Hope, Friendship, and Freedom™

A Studio Carpie™ Animation Production, Nitoti™ and novel in production now by Nitoti's Creator, National Award-Winning Author and Photographer Lisa Loucks- Christenson

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Haley's Secret by L. L. Christenson Cover Reveal

Haley's Secret by L. L. Christenson Cover Reveal

Haley's Secret by L. L. Christenson

Middle Grade Christian Fiction; Ages 8 and up

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Cross Creek Books™ imprint of Book Entree™

 

After losing her parents, nine-year-old Haley is sent to live with her paternal grandmother in Wisconsin. Haley's heart is broken, and even her grandmother can't take away the pain, until she takes Haley on a hike to the caves, a place her mother took her when her own father died.

When Haley follows a blind salamander into its tunnel, she gets lost. Haley doesn’t know what to do, so she waits, scared and shivering. Then, she does something she hasn’t done since her parents died. Haley prays for help. 

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In Search of Spirit Wolf

In Search of Spirit Wolf

In Search of Spirit Wolf, Book 3, Episode 1, WOLVES OF WHITEWATER FALLS

Illustrated Version | Ebook Episode

Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson

EPISODE ONE COVER BLURB:

Annie’s plans to move her and her daughter to Alaska are halted when vandals smash her truck windows, flatten her tires and steal her wolf statue. Instead, Annie decides to return to her eagle project, but trouble has arrived in Whitewater Falls too and it has carved its name--using her initials. Can god use a federal agent to unearth Annie’s new beginning?

Federal agent Galen North has arrived in Whitewater Falls to investigate a case of missing owls and he’s quick to point his finger at Annie, the nature photographer.

White Wolf meets someone from her past who changes both of their futures.

If a part of your soul were stolen, would you know where to look? In this story, Annie sets off to search for Spirit Wolf, her only true, silent friend––ever cemented to her soul. Annie soon discovers things that don't change, or in her case––a stationary wolf statue, can never truly be free…but if she’ll open her heart, god can use her situation, her brokenness and pain for connecting unreachable hearts—that have lost their way, and He can use her scars to open those who condemn and accuse her, and heal their wounds so they can love again, too—maybe even her.

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New Middle Grade Fiction

New Middle Grade Fiction

Genre: Fiction; Nature Adventures, Christian

Ages: 8 -12, Middle Grade (MG) Fiction

 

A middle grade nature adventure series written and illustrated by L. L. Christenson.

Two girls form a nature club and discover the answers they seek are found in the clues––outdoors.

Book One
GIRLS FROM THE WOODS Series.
Genre: Fiction; Nature Adventures, Christian
Ages: 8 -12, Middle Grade (MG) Fiction
A middle grade nature adventure series written and illustrated by Lisa Loucks-  Christenson.
COVER: Coming soon!

When Elle and Liza discover their shared passion for all-things-nature, they form a girls only nature club, the first of its kind at Braden Collier Elementary. 

The boys agreed on one thing: being rejected from joining the Elle and Liza's new club felt more embarrassing than having their moms protesting the new uniform dress code by showing up at school conferences––wearing their pajamas!

When Liza doesn't return to school on Monday, Elle is acting like something is not right. Then, Elle doesn't show up Tuesday. If she's really deathly-ill, like the teacher says, then why is she still doing her paper route? Something is going on in the girls clubhouse, but what? Then, Adam, the school principle's son doesn't show up on Wednesday, but Tippy and Sand Joe see him sneaking inside the clubhouse Tuesday night. Not only that, they see the light turn off––right before a dimmer light begins flickers behind closed curtains. If he's hiding out in their clubhouse at night––why? 

The boys gather their troupe and plot a covert mission to unveil the mystery going on in the clubhouse. When tragedy strikes, the boys spy mission comes to an owl-screeching halt.

Can the girls convince their rivals to keep their secret for just a little longer, if they bend their rules and let them in on their secret?

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Faith Like a Song Series, by L. L. Christenson

Faith Like a Song Series, by L. L. Christenson

Episode 1: Last Days of Summer 

Episode 2: Writing Faith Songs About You

Episode 3: Promises of Forever

By L. L. Christenson

Cross Creek YA™ imprint of Book Entree™

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