Second Novel – You Are Mine

Excerpt from You Are Mine

“Hickory dickory dock. The mouse ran up the clock.” The long, slender fingers ran up Rebecca’s warm back. She was lying face down on a bed. She shivered as the fingers ran up her spine. Her eyes widened as she knew what would be coming next and she closed her eyes.

“The clock struck one, the mouse ran down. Hickory dickory dock.” The fingers slowly scratched down her spine and Rebecca flinched as the fingernails dug into her skin. She broke out into a sweat and squeezed her eyes shut. “No,” she thought. “no.”

Rebecca Collins pressed her hands to her temples and shook her head. Why was this memory interrupting her thoughts? She looked down at the keyboard of her laptop. She had been focused on her assignment. But this unwanted memory had invaded her attention. She raked her long, blonde hair with her fingers to the back of her head. She stretched her legs and arched her back while sitting in the patio chair. Her back was stiff and sore from being on her feet during her nursing shift at the clinic in Lahaina, Maui. She squinted up at the sun from under the protection of the patio umbrella, her eyes twitching with the effort.

After a few moments, she sighed and powered off her laptop. She brought a hand up to her glistening forehead then pushed herself out of the patio chair. She shook her head and whispered, “It’s too hot.”  Carefully Rebecca slid her feet into the leather sandals that were scattered under the patio table. ”

Rebecca thought she had left a frightening past behind, secure in a marriage with three wonderful children, living on Maui, Hawaii. Haunting memories still invaded her peace and security but she was able to push them away with the help from her loving husband, Dan.

Until one night when her past came rushing to the forefront. A man who did not want her to forget. A man who was not going to let Rebecca and her oldest son, Benjamin, go. Michael Philips is the man from Rebecca’s past and he is obsessed with Rebecca and Benjamin. Michael is willing to do anything to bring the three of them together. But Rebecca and Benjamin want no part of his plans.

Three lives that are intertwined from the past. Five innocent lives that are a part of an evil and devious man’s ideas. How far will Michael Philips really go to bring them together? Find out the steps Dan takes to protect his family.

My First Novel – The Goblet

Excerpt from The Goblet – “An object in the sand, not far from her foot, caught her attention. Sarah was not sure what aroused her suspicions, but she leaned over and brushed off the sand from the object. She pulled at it and saw that it was a goblet. It was a very ordinary, wooden goblet, which seemed to be delicate. She raised her eyebrows at it and gasped it gently by the stem. Instantly a warmth spread into her hand and glowed slowly up her arm.”

While on a family trip to Israel, Sarah hasn’t discovered just any goblet; she has come into possession of something not of this world. Something of Jesus’s very own.

The trip had been rocky so far. Sarah’s husband, Bill, was distant as ever, and her son, Alex, is disagreeable as usual. Once Sarah gets the goblet, though, everything starts to change. All of a sudden, Alex is enthusiastic about family events. Sarah soon comes to learn that this is no coincidence.

Life starts to change back home as well. Sarah and her children go to church the first Sunday at home – which is a feat in itself – only to discover that Sarah’s singing voice is inspiring everyone. The church goers all around her turn and are moved by Sarah’s angelic voice, and she joins the church band.

Everything is going right for Sarah. Well, almost everything. Her children are making better decisions, the church band is really taking off, but her husband still isn’t living up to his obligations. In fact, Sarah discovers evil forces are at work in him, and he is trying to steal the goblet.

On a last minute trip back to Israel, can Sarah save the precious relic before Bill does the unthinkable? Find out in The Goblet.

The Goblet by Sylvia Patzold is available on Amazon.

 

I Have Moved

Well, hello!

As you can see I have changed my website to a WordPress site. But this has not been an easy change. It has been highly frustrating to say the least.

I am not all that tech savvy but I do know a few things. When I took out my domain name of sylviapatzold.com, I had purchased it with a company (I really can’t remember who it was). After hunting around for a free website host, it took me a while to settle with Ignite Builder. I built my website and kind of just sat back and let things settle.

I have another blog and a website with GoDaddy. GoDaddy has been extremely helpful and I thought I would make my life easier by including my author’s page with GoDaddy and just change it into a blog with WordPress. And so my frustration begins.

I was told by GoDaddy that my domain name was with register.com. GoDaddy told me to change the nameserver and they gave me the instructions on how to do all of that. Except when I got to register.com, I had no idea how to log in since I did not remember signing up with them. So I called their customer service. I told them I wanted to redirect my domain name to GoDaddy. Mistake. They then told me that my domain name was with their international division and my call was redirected to them only to be told that weebly.com was hosting my domain name.

I logged into my account with weebly.com only I could not find my domain name of sylviapatzold.com. So I emailed their customer service (which was not easy to find). I made the mistake of telling them that I wanted to redirect my domain name to GoDaddy. I was told that customer service could not do it, that I would have to do it. Starting to get a little frustrated.

I had to email weebly.com again to tell them I could not find sylviapatzold.com on my account. They emailed me back with the email address that had access to sylviapatzold.com. I had to email weebly.com to ask them for a password since I did not have that information. Getting more frustrated.

When I finally received all the information to be able to log into the account, that I did not know I had, I could not access the domain name to make the changes. Getting a little tight around the lips now.

Again, I emailed weebly.com to ask them how to change the nameserver on my domain name. I received another email saying they could not do it, that I would have to log into my account to make the changes. I thanked them very much for their non service, by now being not so gentle with my keypad, logged into my account, and finally was able to make the changes to the nameserver.

I received a number of customer satisfaction surveys from weebly. Since I couldn’t figure out how to give them negative scores, I went ahead with the extremely dissatisfied. My recommendation? Keep track of who is hosting your domain name and DO NOT use weebly.com.