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We Need Your Help

Please vote for WE WILL GET THERE in this cover contest! Round one finishes in 4 days, then return for round two to vote! If you help us win, we will post a give away!

Thank you!

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Posted in Announcement, Necromancer’s Song, Publication, Words

What Would Happen If…?

Do you ever look at the world and think we are on a collision course for disaster?

The NECROMANCER’S SONG book collection will explore what happens when human influences on the natural environment and modern society cause the mutation of life as we know it, or as it will be known in a few hundred years. The Compendium books start the timeline of the story:

The Two set in the 1970s
The Dark Begining set in the 2050s
The Extant set in the 2200s 

The Travelers’ Song will pick up the story about 4K years after The Extant. The world is unrecongizable. It isn’t a big war that changes things, there are wars and rumors of war; however, it is what we do to each other that starts a chain reaction that can not be stopped.

As you read the short compendium books, look for hints and clues to what actually causes the end. It is the worst fears of every one of us. We ignored the warnings.
Evil has been in this world of ours a long time. Eventually, it will end, but will humanity end with it?

Posted in Be Radical, Books, Lori O'Gara, Perdido Key Novels, Publication, Thoughts, Truth, Words

Would you read it?


Publishers and readers alike have difficulty placing Lori O’Gara’s novels in one genre. She is a Christian writer who writes about subjects that other Christian writers often avoid. She has no problem tackling drug addiction, sex or other subjects that are often thought of as taboo for Christian writers. “The thing is sex and addiction are real life things that even Christians have to deal with.” she says “Why should we Christian writers be scared to write about it?”

Lori continues by explaining that even though the subjects are often avoided by Christians she will continue to write about real life issues. “We shouldn’t go through life with blinders on. We should face life and deal with it.”

In the Perdido Key Novels, Lori writes about alcoholism and premarital sex. She does so in such a way that is tasteful, but realistic. She offers two sides of both issues in the way different characters deal with them.

What do you think? Should Christian authors avoid writing about certain sinful subjects?

As a reader, would you read it? 

Let us know by leaving a reply below or sending a message through the contact page, link above.

(Photo of book in hands above by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)

 

Posted in Announcement, Be Radical, Believe, Lori O'Gara, Publication, Truth

New Online Publication

Lori O’Gara has been writing on Medium.com for about a year. Medium is an online group of publications and magazines that you can read for a small subscription fee of $5 bucks a month. For about what you pay for a cup of coffee at that big famous coffee place, you can read about any subject that interests you. Yes, anything. Art, science, politics, video games, cooking, you name it, you can find a publication or a writer who specializes on that topic.

The great thing about medium is that you, the reader, can applaud the articles you enjoy reading. The applause, or claps, convert into money for the writer. The reader rewards writers directly. Claps encourage writers to keep writing. More writing equals more quality articles for publications that readers want. Happy readers and happy writers.

For Lori, she has no passions greater than her love of family, writing and God. She writes about all three. So far she has 130 articles on Medium. Even two published in an investment publication called Data Driven Investor. If you ask her what her favorite topic to write about is she will tell you she has no favorite, rather she has a mission that runs like a thread through all her work, “My goal is to show people that there is nothing more important than love and human decency. Love in investment strategy? Yes. Love in pursuing success? Yes. I was called by God to write, so in everything I write there is some peek into love and respect that is expected of decent humans.”

Along this line of thought, Lori has created her first online publication hosted on Medium. Her magazine is called, No B.S. Christianity. “I have taken some of my favorite articles that fit the theme of real life, no judgement, authentic Christianity and moved them to this platform.” Lori explained. “I do not ever push my religion onto people, rather I live it out through my words. I do not judge others by their lifestyle or choices. Frankly, I respect everyone and I encourage others to do to the same.”

To explore the possibility that Christianity is more than the close minded, sometimes bigoted religion you have seen portrayed in the media, check out Lori’s short book, Believe or you can read Lori’s statement of belief here.

To read unlimited articles on Medium and subscribe to No B.S. Christianity join medium or read a few articles a month for free.

Posted in Announcement, Be Radical, Love, Truth

Do More For the Least

We see several people adding donations for their birthdays on social media. March is Lori’s birth month, so for her birthday, we will donate 10% of all book sale profits to The Alfred-Washburn Center (AWC) and 10% to Santa Rosa Interfaith Prison Ministries, local as well to our home here in Florida.

Help us help the least among us.

Matthew 25:40-45 (NIV)

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Posted in Announcement, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Event, Lori O'Gara, The O'Gara Clan, Truth

Thank you, Readers!

Thank you, readers, for making our day at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival a success. We met some amazing new people, made new friends and sold out of some of our titles.

If you missed us and want a signed copy. Let’s us know and we will work something out for you! Use our Contact Us link above.

Posted in Announcement, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Event, Lori O'Gara, Necromancer’s Song, Perdido Key Novels, The O'Gara Clan

Ren Faire Fun

We will be signing books at The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire & Pirate Festival

March 2-3.  10 am-3pm  Special Book Prices for signed copies!

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Posted in Announcement, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Event, Lori O'Gara, Necromancer’s Song, The O'Gara Clan

Get Your Medieval On

Our new book, The Travelers’ Song is not set in medieval times; however, in our story this world, yes Earth, four thousand years from now life is eerily similar to the Dark Ages. Electricity is sparse, as is plumbing and other modern conveniences. Technology is not embraced like it is now because technology brought on the extinction of humans. Well almost. About a third of humans survived. But, I digress. 

Where was I? Oh, yes, medieval times. 

We will be signing books at The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire & Pirate Festival, March 2-3. 

So come see the live Entertainment and a Real Jousting tournament, Live Shows, Medieval Games of Skill, Historic learning demonstrations and streets scattered with Noble Knights, Goddess Princesses, Dragon Slayers, Mighty Kings, Wizards, and many more Medieval Characters. 

AND….meet us, The O’Gara Clan. 

Follow us on Facebook to learn more! 

~Lori O’Gara

 

Posted in Books, Brendan O'Gara, Lori O'Gara, Necromancer’s Song, Publication, Words

NECROMANCER’S SONG COMPENDIUM BOOKS

Now available two compendium books for the Necromancer’s Song series.

The Two is placed in the current century. Love is a connection in the spiritual realm. The Two are not human, rather mystical beings that have existed since the beginning of time and change form at the discretion of Fate. They both discover, in a tragic way, who they are and what they are to each other. Fate decides when it is time for the two beings to regenerate into new forms. Maybe they will be human this time, but that is up to Fate.

The Dark Beginning is set a few hundred years from now. The Dark Beginning is a fast paced look into the life of one of Thanatos Mooreclasian Magne’s recovered souls and a brief glimpse at the necromancer’s methods. Mooreclasian has seen the future. He sees the inevitable destruction of human kind and knows there is no stopping it. He begins to form a plan to prevent history from repeating again. He sets his plan in motion so when the dust settles on armageddon he will be ready. Technology dependant humans are losing control of society, civility and normalcy. Nicolas Maverick is one of those typical humans.

Posted in Announcement, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Lori O'Gara, Necromancer’s Song, Publication

Necromancer’s Song Covers

As promised here are the covers for Brendan and Lori O’Gara’s new novels,  Necromancer’s Song Series. The covers were created by Rosie Harman of Digiizone.

Book I, The Travelers’ Song will be released this summer.

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Posted in Announcement, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Lori O'Gara, Necromancer’s Song, Publication

Necromancer’s Song Cover Reveal

Necromancer’s Song cover reveal for the first 3 books, this Saturday, Jan 26. 8:00 pm CST
The Travelers’ Song (Book I) COMING SUMMER 2019
The Music of the Bones (Book II)
The Serpent and the Six (Book III)

Posted in Announcement, Be Radical, Books, Lori O'Gara, Publication, Words

A Little Bit of Me, Fate Decides and other Musings

I have decided to publish some of my shorter works and poems. I am mostly working them into short stories. My first one titled, The Two, will be published this weekend. These stories will be of varied lengths,  available in print and ebook. I think due to the smallness they will be only on Amazon at first or directly from me. Small in size but big on wow!

Hope you enjoy them.

~Lori O’Gara

Available on Amazon in print for $5.00.   E book to follow available Jan 1 2019

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Posted in Believe, Family, Thoughts, Truth

Happy Back to School 

I love back to school time of year for many reasons. I have been called an office supply/school supply hoarder. I am no longer allowed to go in to the office supply store alone this time of year. I never outgrew my excitement for buying new pens, pencils, notebooks and other stationary paraphernalia. The scent of the paper and ink sends my pulse racing. I am not alone in this obsession. Admit it, some of you can relate to my secret stash of pencils that I do not share and the stash of pens that I will loan with the understanding that if it isn’t returned the borrower will pay the price with their first born or a pound of flesh. Oh come on! Those are my good pens, y’all.

I like this time of year for the memories of the promise of new friendships. Many of my lasting relationships started during the first few weeks of school. On my Facebook friends list you will see my best friends from middle school and high school. I even married one. 

As you send your kids off to school this month, remind them about the important stuff. Remind them to stay safe the world is an ugly place. Encourage them to make new friends and keep the good ones they have. Tell them that the friends they meet now are the ones that will love them the longest, disappoint them the worst and beak their hearts the hardest. Every bit of love, disappointment and heartache is worth it. Tell them to yell the loudest at the pep rallies, eat the pizza in the cafeteria, get all those crazy people to sign their yearbooks, and pay attention in class. Give them a camera, preferably one of those New Retro Polaroids.  Encourage them to take thousands of pictures. The snapshots  they take now will be gold to them in twenty years or less.

Remind them that all the stuff that seems so important right now should be put to the test, will it matter for my future? No, then let it go. Yes, then give it the attention it deserves. Make them read, read and read some more.

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Most importantly impress upon them that no matter what happens this school year, no matter what people think or say, they are special, important and unique.

~Lori O’Gara

Posted in Announcement, Books, Publication

Fantastic Ficiton

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Fantastic Fiction is an online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction. If you’ve ever stayed up all night with the latest page turner (even though it’s work tomorrow); if you can’t wait to read the next book by your favorite author and get a real buzz from discovering a new book, then FF is aimed at you. Track your favorites and find new authors.

They recently added me!
Check it out! 
Oh, did I mention is was FREE!

Posted in Be Radical, Doctor Who, Lori O'Gara, Question Everything

What or Who is a Whovian?

 

A Whovian is a fan for the 55 year old (as of 2018) BBC broadcasted show Doctor Who.

A few easy ways to tell if someone is a Whovian are: Turn off all the lights while repeating “Hey, who turned out the lights?”, moving statues around while they aren’t looking or telling them not to blink while staring at a statue, yelling exterminate at them in a freaky robot voice, ask them “are you my mummy?” and watching how they react to you. If they start screaming and or laughing hysterically they’re most likely a Whovian.
Or if they wear any of the following:
-Long multicolor scarves
-Red fezzes
-Bowties
-Question mark covered sweaters

Or if they refer to time as wimbly wobbly timey wimey stuff  or if they eat fishsticks and custard.

Once you meet a Whovian you will be asked to watch Doctor Who with them. One of two things will happen. You will love it and become a Whovian or you may find yourself out on your keaster.

Once a Whovian always a Whovian. True Whovians never stop being a dedecated Doctor Who fan. Even in the face of the controversy surrounding the 13th incarnation of The Doctor into a woman. They embrace the change and wait in fervent anticipation for the next season to air.

Still have questions? Drop me a message and I will explain. The one thing I love to do in my free time other than write and spend time with family, is to talk Doctor Who.

~Lori O’Gara

Posted in Believe, Books, Brendan O'Gara, Lori O'Gara, Publication, Words

W.I.P (Work in Progress)

My soulmate and I are working on several projects. From time to time we will share W.I.P updates. As he likes to say, we are shoveling sand to make sand castles later.

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Posted in Books, Lori O'Gara, Perdido Key Novels, Publication, Thoughts

2 Days

When we read a book that sticks with us it is the characters that make the story come alive for us. It is like the people are real just not with us. We can see them in the situations and locations.  We can feel the emotions that they are living. As I think about the Perdido Key novels, I look at the cast of characters and how real they seem to me. I live with them day in and day out like members of my family. To me they are almost real people. Well, invisible real people. I hope that when you read the books you see and feel the realness of them too.

William Porter is no exception. His realness is stronger for a lot of my readers. More so than other characters even though his story is not the main plot. He has a distinct personality that readers and I have become attached to. His brutally honest charm is what we want to see in a hero. His vulnerability and ability to love makes us want to love him back. I don’t know about you but when he closes that door leaving Krystal that last time in We Will Get There,  I wanted to be standing on the other side of it waiting to hug him. I wanted to tell him everything is going to be alright. Your story isn’t over yet.

In two days, dear reader, you will have the opportunity to see what the next chapter of William’s story looks like in the third book, There and Back. I won’t give away any spoilers here, however I will say that you will laugh and cry with him. You might even want to hug him too.

~Lori O’Gara

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Posted in Books, Perdido Key Novels, Publication, Thoughts

One More Week!

I am amazed every time a reader says to me, “I love William Porter.” or “Poor William, he deserves a happy ever after.” William Porter was written as a support character and he is the favorite of most of my readers. The runner up is Brianna Dario and her friends in Bend, Oregon.  “We want to know more about those people.”  Thank you for the feed back. Keep it coming.

Perdido Key Novel #3, There and Back focuses on William and his attempt to find happiness. One more week…..

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