We’re so glad you’ve visited us here at Journeystojoy.net. Our author, Joy Avery Melville has given us life in her latest release ~ SOWN IN PEACE ~
My name is Tori… well… it’s Victoria Kinsey Archer, but other than my battle buddies I’ve served with, I’m Tori. Oh, wait! To my dad, I’m Torrent, ’cause he says I have gone through life torrentially. O… kay, maybe I have. I’ve served in the Army for nearly ten years and ended up in an IED bombing at our U.S. Army Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. Would you believe that was on July 4, 2014. Changed my life in huge ways… Ever hear of PTSD? Might want to see what that’s all about. Sure has done a number on me. Not just me, though. Some of my buddies have suffered, too. There’s a tag our author wrote for ACFW FICTION FINDERS… pretty much fits my story before the story. Check it out below ~
Hi, there. My name is Griff McKay. I’m a MWD (Military Working Dog) and handler trainer. I was before I retired from the Army about five or six years ago. I had some major issues with anger over how things were being dealt with, concerning returning veterans and the dogs they’d bonded with. My sister helped me through some major issues with anger when I returned to Three Rivers, Michigan.
I’m his sister, JJ Mckay Russell… actually it’s Dr. Russell. I’ve worked hard to achieve degrees in psychology and physical therapy in order to work with wounded warriors, specializing in PTSD and the physical wounds as well. I’m married to a driven guy, Ethan Russell, and we live in Three Rivers, Michigan. I opened a practice in Three Rivers in January of 2015 and have been working with those with other psychological needs, while I establish the wounded warrior platform. My brother, Griff, has been working out at his farm, to get a therapy dog program going for veterans. He’s had two successful matchings of dogs to vets, training both the dogs and the vets in handling them. It’s been hard work, but he’s seeing how beneficial his new program, Paws That Care, is. He’s had a lot of help getting buildings ready. A contractor by the name of Rex Archer has been busily making Griff’s goals come to fruition as far as housing vets during training.
Rex Archer here. You may remember me from a few weeks back here at Journeystojoy… I kind of spilled my gut, concerning the things I did to dig a ditch… deep and wide… between me and my daughter, Torrent. I won’t repeat all I said in that other post, but know, I’ve got more work cut out for me in filling in that ditch than anything I’ve been doing out at the Paws That Care therapy dog farm. If you read our story, you’ll meet some other mighty fine people… Marty and Pam Douglas… they were there for me when I was floundering in grief. You’ll meet Deana Kinsey Langford… I’ll let you get to know her on your own. The less I say here, the better. Let me see… without spoiling any of the new novel Joy Avery Melville has written, I think I’ll just recommend you read it for yourselves.
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Our Story Title: Sown In Peace (Operation Return To Peace ~ Bk 1)
Our Story Genre: Christian Contemporary Women’s Fiction ~ Romance
Our Story Releases: TODAY!
Thursday ~ August 27, 2020
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Joy Avery Melville’s heart’s desire is to be the author God has called her to be by sharing Him with readers in such a way they long to have a deeply committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord.
Fully intending to write Historical Romance—had in fact— she had no plans to deviate from that. God had something else in mind for that ‘call’ He’d made on her life back in 1967. A mere eighth grader at the time, she had no clue about the topics she’d be drawn to write about.
Surrendering to the genre God placed on her heart has given Joy new insight into the hearts and lives of those who too often hurt in silence.
The settings of Joy’s books are near where she lives in Schoolcraft, Michigan with her husband of 47 + years and their 23 mo-old Yorkie, Is-A-Bella Bindi, (Is-a-beautiful little girl) who thinks she’s a much larger breed with tomboy tendencies.
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SOWN IN PEACE