Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 2 of Nancy LaRonda Johnson's "Salted With Fire" Blog Tour + a GIVEAWAY!

I know I haven’t been around much lately.  I’ve committed myself to writing over the summer, though I admit to being sidetracked by edit and design jobs.  But I’m not complaining, and every once in a while, like today, I get to have a friend over. 

Today just happens to be Day 2 on Nancy La Ronda Johnson’s Salted With Fire Blog Tour, and Nancy’s dropped by to share a little about herself, her book, her passions, and her giveaway! 

Take it away, 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:


Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Beautiful post Nancy. Thanks so much for hosting this blog tour! I'm sure you'll get back to your writing when it's time. :) Writer’s Mark

JeffO said...

Best of luck to you, Nancy; your book seems quite interesting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

From worldly to pleasing God - now that's a worthwhile journey. Good luck to you, Nancy!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Thanks Jeff and Alex! I appreciate your good wishes. :) Writer’s Mark

Carol Kilgore said...

I wish you the best with your book, Nancy. I love flash fiction.

Waving to Nancy the Other :)

Lisa Regan said...

God bless you, Nancy LaRonda Johnson! I couldn't write flash fiction to save my life. It's a true art form. Best of luck with this! (I love the title, by the way)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Thanks to you both Carol and Lisa for your well wishes and kind words! :)