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Sunday, January 31, 2016

ORDERING “SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART”

"Sunbeams from the Heart - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories" is available through Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. If you don't have a Kindle, Amazon provides a free Kindle app. that you can download onto your computer or mobile device.

Paperbacks can also be brought into your country of residence through local importers or special ordered from your favourite book store by asking them to obtain the specs from the book's page on Amazon.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TRY A LITTLE ROMANCE!

Romances don’t always need to be sickly sweet! My romantic short stories feature a man and a woman who meet in quite ordinary or sometimes unexpected circumstances. I like to bring two people together, who had no idea they might end up with each other. Of course, in most cases there is a stumbling block to their future happiness. True love does not always come easy!

Love themes in “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances, and the unexpected.

Someone recently told me, “Before reading your book ‘Sunbeams from the Heart’, I didn't really like reading romantic stories. That was not my thing at all. However, after reading your collection of romantic short stories I got so into it you hooked me! I'm now looking forward to more of your romances!”

An Amazon reviewer wrote, “What a pleasure to come across twelve wholesome and romantic short stories as found in ‘Sunbeams From The Heart’.”

Try a little romance. You might like it!

“Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” is available as an e-book and in paperback HERE and in countries around the world where Amazon features an online store.

Friday, January 22, 2016

TAKING A STAND TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM

Don Lemon, U.S. journalist and television news anchor, really struck home when he talked on CNN about how he always dreamed of becoming a journalist. He had gone to Chicago to work as a news anchor and instead was expected to knock on people’s doors and ask questions like “How do you feel that your child is dead?” He took a stand and told his employers he didn’t want to do that. He almost got fired. He said Bishop T. D. Jakes with his inspiring sermons pulled him out of the crisis he felt he was in at the time. And Bishop T. D. Jakes is the person Don chose as being his CNN hero.

I had a similar experience when I was training as a reporter in my teens at a news agency in England. My bosses sent me to a house, where a young woman lived who had been in a serious bicycle accident. I was told to find out all I could about this victim and come back with a good story.

When I knocked on the door, the girl’s father opened it and said that his daughter had died. I was devastated. I gave him condolences and turned away, saying I wouldn’t bother him at such a time. He asked me to come in and sat me down while he told me all about his daughter. Sadly, she had been engaged.

When I returned to the office and told my bosses that the girl had died, they were over the moon at the prospect of a newsworthy piece! And they were even more elated when I told them she had been engaged. Great story, they said, and asked if I had brought back any photos! In those days it was quite common for reporters to borrow photographs even off the mantelpieces to use for their stories. I said no, that I didn’t want to bother the poor father. They told me to go back to the house and obtain photographs. I refused, so was not very popular!

I wish I’d had a T. D. Jakes in my life back then!






Sunday, January 17, 2016

SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART – AUTHOR’S COPY


"Sunbeams" and me!

I recently received my own paperback copy of “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” and am delighted with it!

“Sunbeams from the Heart” is also available in large print and as an e-book for those of you who love romance or even if you just want a quick read.

“I read the book in one sitting today,” wrote an Amazon reviewer. “I found the book to be so delightful because short stories you can read and not have to wait until you have time to finish the book, you can go back and start a new one.”

Available as an e-book and in paperback in countries around the world where Amazon features an online store.



Friday, January 15, 2016

ROMANTIC ISLAND GETAWAY!



Beautiful Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas: Great property investment and the perfect tranquil spot to build your romantic island hideaway!

Imagine relaxing with a book, gazing down at the sparkling ocean a stone’s throw away. Or set up your home office with a spectacular view of hills and sea all around. Get away from the rat race and really live! There’s even room on this lot for a guest cottage and swimming pool.

You will be just half a mile from the intimate Out Island Stella Maris Resort Club, with its beautiful beaches, fine dining and friendly bars.

This high elevation ocean view lot of over half an acre is reduced for quick sale. Owner financing available.





Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART NOW AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT!

“Sunbeams from the Heart” is now available in LARGE PRINT!

“What a pleasure to come across twelve wholesome and romantic short stories as found in Sunbeams From The Heart by Fay Knowles,” writes one reviewer. “While each story is unique, all share that one common thread we humans yearn for: LOVE. Page after page, Knowles artfully describes native landscapes, to the point the reader can almost inhale the scent of flowers. One can’t help but smile while Knowles steers the reader and characters along that slightly bumpy path of love.”

“Sunbeams from the Heart” is available as an e-book and in paperback from Amazon online stores around the world.



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"THE LADY" HAS ARRIVED!





I’ve just received my copy of the December 2015 Annual Edition of “The Lady” magazine, London, England!

My romantic short story “Cupid Knows Best” appears on pages 80, 81 and 83. “Cupid Knows Best” also features in “Sunbeams from the Heart”, along with seven other romantic short stories first published in “The Lady”; one that appeared in “The Broadkill Review”, Delaware, U.S.A.; and three others not previously seen in print.









Saturday, January 9, 2016

CHRISTMAS CARD FROM "THE LADY" MAGAZINE!




I was thrilled to bits to receive this beautiful Christmas card from “The Lady” magazine, London, England, with a personally written greeting from the Editor! “The Lady” is a gorgeous magazine. Check it out at

Eight of my romantic short stories have been published in “The Lady” since July, 2013. These now appear in  "Sunbeams from the Heart", along with one previously published in “The Broadkill Review”, Delaware, U.S.A., and two never before seen in print.








“SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART” NEXT TO STEPHEN KING!





Not only has “Sunbeams from the Heart - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” made Amazon's top 100 paid best-seller list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category, but my book is next to Stephen King’s “Hearts in Atlantis” for Best Sellers in Literary Short Stories! See "Sunbeams" bottom left, with "Hearts in Atlantis" directly above.




“SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART” ON ONE OF THE TOP PAID BEST-SELLER LISTS!

“Sunbeams from the Heart” - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories has made the top 100 paid best-seller list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category!

Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances, and the unexpected.


“Hugely popular … Charming and surprising": "The Lady" magazine, London, England, wrote about Fay Knowles’ short story “Love at Sunset” which appears in "Sunbeams from the Heart".



Friday, January 8, 2016

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL NEARLY OVER!

NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL!

LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICE!

“Sunbeams from the Heart" -
A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories.

Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances, and the unexpected.

“Hugely popular … Charming and surprising": "The Lady" magazine, London, England, wrote about Fay Knowles’ short story “Love at Sunset” which appears in "Sunbeams from the Heart".





Thursday, January 7, 2016

JUST ONE MORE DAY FOR SPECIAL!

NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL!

ONLY ONE MORE DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICE!

“Sunbeams from the Heart" -
A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories.

"Hugely popular … Charming and surprising": "The Lady" magazine, London, England, wrote about Fay Knowles’ short story “Love at Sunset” which appears in "Sunbeams from the Heart". Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories range from nostalgia to bright new beginnings to homecoming to second chance to the unexpected!


NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL - ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL!
ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT AT DISCOUNTED PRICE!

“Sunbeams from the Heart" -
A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories.

"Hugely popular … Charming and surprising": "The Lady" magazine, London, England, wrote about Fay Knowles’ short story “Love at Sunset” which appears in "Sunbeams from the Heart". Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories range from nostalgia to bright new beginnings to homecoming to second chance to the unexpected!





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

STORIES FOR MOM!

Twice, young men have come up to me recently, having seen the articles about “Sunbeams from the Heart” in the local newspapers. They each wanted to know where they could obtain a copy of my collection of romantic short stories for their moms! That was so sweet and caring of them.


Monday, January 4, 2016

SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART - NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL!

LIMITED TIME ONLY!

“Sunbeams from the Heart" - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories.

"Hugely popular … Charming and surprising": "The Lady" magazine, London, England, wrote about my short story “Love at Sunset” which appears in "Sunbeams from the Heart". Love themes in this collection of romantic short stories range from nostalgia to bright new beginnings to homecoming to second chance to the unexpected!




Saturday, January 2, 2016

CREATOR OF DOWNTON ABBEY

Julian Fellowes, who according to wikipedia.org is the “creator, writer and executive producer of the multiple award-winning British television series Downton Abbey”, said in a CNN Smerconish interview today that he creates a world of people and they then have identities.

This brilliant writer told of how he was once in a Barnes & Noble store and a woman came up to him pleading “please let Edith have some happiness!” How wonderful to create such memorable characters that they become household names to millions of viewers.

Season 6 of “Downton” Abbey begins on PBS tomorrow night. Can’t wait!


Friday, January 1, 2016

SHORT STORIES - LITTLE GEMS

For those of you who haven't explored the short story genre, short stories are little gems of entertainment and enlightenment that you can fit into a busy schedule. 

In addition to his best selling novels, author Stephen King has written dozens of short stories, most published in book collections. 

Check out my collection of romantic short stories at Amazon.com. Click the book cover on the Amazon page to read some sample pages!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Wishing you much happiness, good health 
and lots of success in 2016!