Deals, steals, and news from author Michelle Isenhoff.

I really hate it when stores stock swimsuits in January, television runs commercials that push back-to-school on July 5th, and radio stations play holiday music in October. But since September is the month organizers begin planning Christmas programs, I'm going to put in a plug for the seven I've published.

When the folks in my church found out I was a writer, I got pressed into service as the scriptwriter, director, and producer of our yearly pageants for an entire decade. Eventually, I got good enough at it to package them up and pass them on. Since making them available, I've received some encouraging feedback from other directors! 

My Candle Star Christmas Productions are a series of simple-to-produce Christmas plays designed for small churches or schools. Each one immerses viewers in a powerful story, often centered in Jewish New Testament culture, that clearly presents the gospel message and leaves no question about the true meaning of Christmas. Combined with suggested music (included only when noted), estimated lengths range between forty-five minutes to one hour. 

Know a pastor or drama director who might be interested? Please forward this email! I've made the first half of each play available for preview on my websiteI hope someone finds these useful!

Before you go, be sure to check out the books and promos featured below. They're always free or bargain priced. I generally bounce between speculative and historical fiction (the main genres I write in), and sometimes some fantasy, middle grade, or a bit of romance, just to keep things interesting. 

Happy reading!


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New Releases

Deals and steals:

Kelly N. Jane

Get the first book of the fantastical Viking Maiden trilogy for just .99!

Dragons are back in the skies and dark elves are roaming the moors. Ingrid will do whatever it takes to train as a shieldmaiden.

Kristen Ward

A 2018 Best Indie Book Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction and a terrifying vision of a possible future for .99!

Enora Byrnes lives in the aftermath, a barren world where water has become the global currency. As truth reveals the brutal face of what she has become, she must ask herself: how far will she go to retain her humanity?

Angel Vane

The Murder in Paradise Series books are stand-alone, no-cliffhanger romantic mysteries set in the fictional Palmchat Islands. Also .99!

Art conservator Mena Nix is plunged into a terrifying nightmare when she’s taken hostage by a desperate, gun-wielding pregnant woman. Ex-Navy SEAL Julian Montgomery thinks rescuing the alluring conservator will be simple … 

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Michelle Isenhoff

A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, MICHELLE ISENHOFF writes for children and adults. Her work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. Michelle writes from Michigan where she bikes all summer and wears flip-flops all winter.