Sunday, June 09, 2013

An Open Heart by Harry Kraus

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
An Open Heart
David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)
by
Harry Kraus


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife's urging: "Now doesn't seem the right time for this dream."

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I'd written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn't until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the "rules" without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I'd have made faster progress if I'd have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you'll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Their Messages—From Beyond the Grave—Might Destroy Him ...

They hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table. And the messages Dr. Jace Rawlings’ open-heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored. For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him.

It thrusts Jace into a firestorm of controversy and danger. A maeltsrom blown by the darker winds of political intrigue and spiritual warfare. And the forces working against him will do anything to stop him from uncovering a truth they will kill to hide. He’d come to Kenya to establish a heart-surgery program for the poor. But what he will find in that place where he grew up will put everything at risk–his marriage, his career . . . his life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of An Open Heart, go HERE.


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46 comments:

Christian Fiction Addiction (Jeremy) said...

Set to post at midnight PST, along with my review, at http://christianfictionaddiction.blogspot.com/2013/06/medical-drama-suspense-spiritual.html

:)

Jeremy

apple blossom said...

posted

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

jsparrow747 said...

http://jsparrow747.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Leigh Powers said...

http://parsonagefence.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus-cfba-blog.html

Lindsey IEMommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/06/10/open-heart-harry-kraus-review/

Lori said...

http://smilinginthebackground.blogspot.ca/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's my review:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Rulan said...

http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Leah Courtney said...

http://leahsgoodreads.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

5020genesis said...

http://5020genesis.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/review-and-giveaway-an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus/

~Melissa Finnegan

heartscribblings said...

Great book! I'm up at http://wp.me/puENO-1kD

Adam Blumer said...

I'm still waiting for the book, but here's my post: http://adamblumer.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

hopeofglory said...

Review is up at Into the Fire.

Casey said...

Review link w/ review:

http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2013/06/spiritually-supernatural-open-heart-by.html

Erin Slocum said...

Here is my link. Loved the book. http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus-review-cfba.html

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review at http://hismorningglory.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Loved it!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

CWAHM said...

http://cwahmjill.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

jenmom said...

My post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Carol E. Keen said...

http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

There it is! All done! :)

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Coupons In Motion said...

http://couponsim.com/an-open-heartan-amazing-christian-book-review/

Mark said...

http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Mom Blogger said...

Posted promo - http://www.momloves2read.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-david-c-cook-book-tour.html

Tara Robertson said...

http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.ca/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-review-open-heart.html

vicjbr said...

http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus-review.html

Kim said...

http://berlysue.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus-reviewed.html

AMAZING!!!

Cheryl said...

http://cherylschristianbookconnection.blogspot.com/2013/06/cfba-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Heart2Heart said...

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Thank you again for the opportunity to review this book and to be a part of this amazing book tour.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nicole said...

So sorry this wasn't included in my comment. Thought it was. Review is up at Into the Fire:

http://hopeofglory.typepad.com/into_the_fire/2013/06/creating-an-open-heart.html

Andie said...

Post is up.
http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Pam said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=14951

Posted with review.

Margie Vawter said...

http://marjorievawter.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Brittanie said...

http://abookloverforever.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Deanna said...

http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart.html

Brooke said...

http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus-md.html

Lauri M said...

http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/06/cfba-open-heart.html

Janis Rodgers said...

http://thenearsightedbookworm.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Julie J. said...

http://molcotw.blogspot.com/2013/06/cfba-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

Jasmine said...

Posted http://jassgreatreads.blogspot.com/2013/06/this-week-christian-fiction-blog.html

Michelle Tuck said...

http://michelletuck.com/blog/an-open-heart-2/

David Meigs said...

http://novelspotlight.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/an-open-heart-by-harry-kraus.html

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Posted
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