Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Salted With Fire blog tour

Hi everyone! Hope your summer's going with a swing. I'm still on a semi-break from blogging, but I always have time to help out my lovely author friends. So today I'm pleased to host another lovely friend, Nancy LaRonda Johnson, who has recently released her second book, which looks like a cracking collection of flash fiction and poetry. I plan to get my hands on it soon. So with no further ado, here's Nancy...

Salted With Fire

Black magic, murder, insanity… humor, honor and devotion. Salted With Fire is a journey of flash fiction and poetry that shows my writing transformation from worldly to wanting to please God.

Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn’t just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God’s will for people, even if the stories are not religious in nature.

Inside are fifteen flash fiction pieces and twelve poems with full-color pictures, and short Biblical discussions after each story.


Nancy LaRonda Johnson has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Juris Doctorate. A probation officer by day, she strives during her off-hours to write interesting characters who make it through trying times. Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel Anticipation of the Penitent, about a serial killer and his mother, reached the finals in the Indie Publishing Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writer’s Conference 2012. Salted With Fire is her second publication. She is working on several projects, including a sequel to Anticipation of the Penitent. Visit her website at

Flash fiction one-liners from Salted With Fire:
Too Bad! Too Late!
What would you do if you found a skeleton in your closet?

Secondary Illness
There’s a bit of insecurities – and madness – in all of us.

Sometimes You Get Shot
If you don’t consider the consequences of your actions, Sometimes You Get Shot.

When Sal doesn’t get paid… there is always Notorious Natalie.

Career Day
Experience the breakdown of one classroom on this special day.

You Are Not Going To Believe This
Perilous things happen when Mr. Titan Talé is not heard.

You Wanna Be a Funambulist?
Once you understand what that means, will you wanna be one?

Marcus would traverse the country to save his daughter.

Finding that special, peaceful moment can be dangerous.

Quarter To
When Perry doesn’t heed the warning, he puts everything at risk.

Braden’s Pop
Henry will risk looking like a fool to save his town.

Will Sandra learn in time before she totally loses it?

The X’es Mark the Spots
Two holes in the backyard; four places set for dinner….

The Other Side
Harry Montgomery drags through his days, until one special boy enters his life.

My Boaz
Some imaginations will cause even God to come in response.

Also enjoy Biblical discussions and twelve poems in Salted With Fire.

.99 cent eBook! – Available in print and eBook:

Sounds good, right? AND, Nancy also has a giveaway!


Tonja Drecker said...

Congratulations, Nancy! I'm going to go read through all those 1-liners again :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats on the book! Love the title and cover.

Michelle Wallace said...

Yay for Nancy!
Writer In Transit

Elise Fallson said...

Congrats to Nancy! Happy to see her here today. Hope you and your family are enjoying your summer break too, Nick. (:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nancy! You will be blessed with a great writing career.

Chancelet said...

Cool. It was easier to do one liners for short stories than for a novel. :)

Chancelet said...

Great. Thanks for stopping by!

Chancelet said...

Summer break! I don't know 'bout no stinkin' summer break. No, we're doing fine :) Hope yours is great too Elise.

Chancelet said...

I accept that blessing Alex!

Chancelet said...

Thanks so much for having me over during your semi hiatus.Hope you're having a fun yet productive summer.

Mark said...

You had me at black magic and fire...sounds awesome:)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Congratulations to Nancy. What interesting one-liners! I love the idea of a collection that includes both flash fiction and poetry.

Nic, hope you are enjoying your break.

Chancelet said...

:) Yes, us crazy folks get a good chill from those kinda words.

Chancelet said...

Glad you like them Elizabeth! It seemed a strange idea to me too, but one that worked In my head. :)

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations, Nancy! :) It sounds fantastic.

M Pax said...

Congrats Nancy! I'm intrigued by the Xes. :)

Chancelet said...

Thanks Christine!

Chancelet said...

That's one of my favorites. :)

Chuck said...

Nice promo for Salted With Fire. Sounds like an interesting read. Hope all is well with you this summer!

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Chancelet said...

Thanks Chuck!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations Nancy! :)

Julie Dao said...

I LOVE the title of this book. And I've always admired people who can write flash fiction. I'm so wordy that I'm hopeless at anything shorter than a novel length! Congrats to Nancy - this sounds fantastic - and thanks for sharing, Nick.

Misha Gerrick said...

This definitely sounds like an interesting collection of stories. Best of luck to Nancy!

Tara Tyler said...

im so happy for nancy! great upcoming christian author!
looking forward to reading these stories and poetry!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Nancy. I downloaded a copy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Nancy. I'm seeing you everywhere.. that's awesome.

Chancelet said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and interest! And thanks again Nick for having me over. Writer’s Mark

cleemckenzie said...

Yay Nancy! Great launch.

Nicole said...

Congrats to Nancy!

Chancelet said...

Thanks Lee and Nicole!

Unknown said...

Great book title! Exciting stuff!

Chancelet said...

Thanks Julia!