Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey


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Birthdays and Hammocks

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What better way to wallow away the lazy-hazy days of summer than in a comfy hammock. Well, today you have an excuse to lounge all day because it’s National Hammock Day.

Today is also my 51st birthday. Yikes! That’s hard to wrap my head around. When my parents were that age, I thought they were old. I don’t feel old.

Despite the number, I’m thankful God has blessed me with better health now, than I had in my twenties and thirties.

Below are a few of my favorite quotes on aging:

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. ~Mark Twain

The years teach much which the days never knew. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

 


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Cover Reveal

THAS cover--largeToday I have the honor of participating in the cover reveal for friend, fellow blogger and tech guru, Jacqui Murray. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, will be released in August, 2016.

Short summary:

An unlikely team is America’s only chance

A brilliant Ph.D. candidate, a cynical ex-SEAL, and a quirky experimental robot team up against terrorists intent on stealing America’s most powerful nuclear weapon, the Trident submarine. By all measures, they are an unlikely trio–one believes in brawn, another brains, and the third is all geek. What no one realizes is this trio has a secret weapon: the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

Long summary:

The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems.  What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet. 

Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son.

By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

Book information:

Title and author: To Hunt a Sub by J. Murray

Release Date: August, 2016 by Structured Learning

Genre: Thriller

Preview: Available on Kindle Scout

Cover by: Paper and Sage Design 

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Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, launches this summer. You can find her nonfiction books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

***KEEP IN MIND, ALTHOUGH I DON’T DO BOOK REVIEWS ON MY BLOG, I ALWAYS LOVE TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS, OR ARTWORK…JUST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL. ~ JILL