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Gretchen Carlson

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More than Grit won the 2018 American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis award for the young adult category. Gretchen’s background in journalism and education, has fed her heartbeat for writing and sharing stories of hope with students. She is a member of Front Range Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and The Storyteller Squad. Gretchen spent most summer or Christmas vacations on her grandparents’ farm in Kansas where she collected memories and heard stories of hard times and strong friendships. Her grandmother waited for decades to share the family secret of how they got electricity, and it was this story that inspired Gretchen’s debut novel.

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More Than Grit

When do secrets become lies? When is grit not enough? A story of broken lives and deep friendship, inspired by true events in 1939, when the shadows of World War II lengthened. Scarred by burns from a kerosene lantern, twelve-year old Sissy knows electricity is more than her farm family’s dream. It’s…

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