I have an announcement to make: Book one of my novels will be published in 2018!
What’s the book about?
I’m glad you asked.
Beauties from Ashes Trilogy
“Secrets” (book one)
by Beckie Lindsey
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—but the demons already have.
Mackenzie is the shy, awkward new girl at school, depressed and desperate for a real friend. When she stumbles upon the deepest secret of sarcastic, angry-at-the-world track star, Krystal, they become instant enemies—especially when it comes to the baseball player, Bryce.
Tammi, a gloomy singer/musician who couldn’t care less about what others think of her, meets Sadie, a dancer and a people-pleaser with a cotton candy disposition. They have nothing in common until their lives begin to converge in more ways than one.
Each girl has a part to play in the lives of the other. But as their worlds begin to collide, it’s their secrets rather than similarities that draw them together. Meanwhile, all that’s kept hidden has left them vulnerable to a battle in an invisible realm. A realm where demonic creatures fight to keep the girls chained to their past while angels of light work to free them.
Can good ever come from evil? Can beauty ever rise from ashes?
Beauties from Ashes is the name of my YA (young adult, ages 12-18) Supernatural trilogy of novels. Book one is entitled “Secrets” and is due to be published by Elk Lake Publishing in 2018. The second novel, “Uninvited” is almost finished!
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I am represented by my agent, Cyle Young and Tessa Hall, a junior agent with Hartline Literary Agency. Thanks for your interest. Feel free to email me with comments:
“If C.S. Lewis were to rewrite The Screwtape Letters focusing on the trials and tribulations of modern high school girls, it would read like Beckie Lindsey’s Beauties from Ashes series. This powerful story will remind you that you do not battle against yourself or other people, but against the devil. Read it with the lights on. Then, rest peacefully, knowing that God loves you and protects you.”
~Author, Ashley Jones
“In her first novel Secrets in the Beauties from Ashes series, Beckie Lindsey proves she is not only a gifted storyteller but a woman with a great heart for and understanding of the plights which plague so many teens in our modern era. Beckie’s inviting prose, along with the perfect weaving together of characters and plot, will keep both teens and adults entranced until the last page is turned. Secrets is a brilliantly written book you’ll want to read again and again. Guaranteed!”
~Martha Jane Orlando, author of A Trip, a Tryst and a Terror, Children in the Garden, The Moment of Truth, Revenge!, Redemption, and Revelation
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Congratulations, Beckie! How exciting! So well deserved and I want you to know how proud I am of you and your writing journey. Praying blessing, favor, anointing, and most of all, God’s glory to be seen in everything you write!
Karen, thanks so much for the encouragement. My prayer is that God will use this book to draw teens and adult readers closer to Him and His loving, healing grace.
Wow! This book sounds incredible. Can’t wait for tge release, Beckie!
Shira, thanks so much. I appreciate your encouragement and support. Praying this book points readers toward the power and love of our Almighty God and His Son, Jesus.
Beckie — wow – this is so wonderful and I can’t wait. I know how hard you have worked and prayed for this to happen. So excited we can share in your moment.
Del, thanks so much. I’m glad God decided to link our writing careers.
I am beyond thrilled for you. I know what a journey you took to get here, and it’s just beginning. You are an inspiration, my friend. Congratulations!
Molly Jo, I would not be getting published without you, my FANTASTIC EDITOR! Thanks for your honesty, encouragement, and for doing a top-notch editing job. But most of all, thanks for your friendship and faith in me. Blessings on you in 2018 and always.
Thanks, Brian! Keep shining that light 🙂
Congratulations on your upcoming release! When did you start writing this trilogy? 🙂
Sarah, Hi there! Thanks for reading. When I started writing Beauties from Ashes over three years ago, I didn’t intend it to be a book. It was an exercise to get me writing daily. God said to keep going, so I did. Next, I pitched the idea at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. I got contact by my now amazing agents, Cyle and Tessa from Hartline. They sent my proposal to several interested publishers. I landed a contract with Elk Lake Publishing. Then once Elk Lake’s editor found out that I was working on book two, she suggested I pitch the trilogy. I did and to my surprise and blessing, Elk Lake wants to publish all three books. I’m almost done with book two. Your prayers, support, and encouragement are so appreciated. Blessings!
That’s fantastic! I love how you didn’t have publishing in mind when you wrote it. Sometimes having that mindset can take away from the writing. 💛
I am absolutely thrilled for you, Beckie!!! Thanks so much for including my short review here. I am honored, indeed!
Martha, I appreciate it more than you know! Hugs <3
MAny many congratulations
God bless to you and yours.