Friday, February 16, 2018

Exciting New Reasons to Join the Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship

Exciting New Reasons to Join the Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship

First, the rewards have just been upgraded in a big way! Second, you will get the forthcoming new Pastor Stephen Grant novel, REAGAN COUNTRY, along with subsequent books, for free and two weeks before the rest of the planet.

Consider that if you join at the entry READER support level, you’ll get the following: You receive all new novels FREE and two weeks earlier than the rest of the world, and you get FREE exclusive, early reads of new Pastor Stephen Grant short stories throughout the year. In addition, your name included in a special "Thank You" section in forthcoming novels, and access to the private Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship Facebook page, which includes daily journal entries from Pastor Stephen Grant, insights from other characters, regular recipes from Grillin’ with the Monks, periodic videos and Q&A’s with Ray Keating, and more!

What about one level up at the Bronze Reader level? Well, you get everything noted above PLUS you receive two special gift boxes throughout the year with fun and exclusive Pastor Stephen Grant merchandise.

You can also join at the Silver, Gold and Ultimate Reader levels, with additional rewards, including having a character named after you or a loved one!

Why did we start a Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship? For a variety of reasons, but part of it has to do with helping to turn ideas about additional PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT novels, an assortment of short stories, and a spinoff series into reality. Please consider joining!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Free Enterprise in Three Minutes Podcast Launched!

Free Enterprise in Three Minutes is a podcast meant to provide three-minute (give or take a few seconds) answers to important questions about free enterprise, the economy, business and related issues. Ray Keating is an economist, columnist, author and podcaster who cuts through the economic mumbo-jumbo, tosses aside the economic mistakes often made in the media and in political circles, and quickly gets at economic reality. Who says free enterprise and economics have to be mind-numbing? That's not the case with Free Enterprise in Three Minutes with Ray Keating.

The first episode? "Is Free Enterprise About Greed?"

Tune in at http://www.buzzsprout.com/155969


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast, Episode 6: Embrace Your Audience


In this episode of Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast, Ray Keating talks about the need for writers to think about and identify who their audience is for both writing and marketing purposes. He argues that understanding your readers or market is necessary to be both a more disciplined and a more creative writer. And yes, discipline and creativity work together to improve one’s work as a writer.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast: Interview with the Small Business Advocate

A new episode of Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Gain insights on being an author and an entrepreneur from Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate. Jim has been a leading voice for small business for more than 20 years, and he serves up some wisdom in this episode. Great conversation!

http://www.buzzsprout.com/147907/638913-episode-5-interview-with-jim-blasingame-the-small-business-advocate


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Episode #3: Partner with the Bug Guys

Episode #3: Partner with the Big Guys like Amazon and Facebook

Readers, authors and entrepreneurs shouldn't hate the "big guys," like Amazon.com and Facebook. Instead, readers, authors and entrepreneurs should learn to love the big guys as partners. Leverage their bigness to your own benefit as authors and entrepreneurs, and to the benefit of your readers.

Listen at http://www.buzzsprout.com/147907/629969-episode-3-partner-with-big-guys-like-amazon-and-facebook, or via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ray-keatings-authors-and-entrepreneurs-podcast/id1335700610.


Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast #2: Interview with Disney Expert Lou Mongello

Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast - Episode #2

Get ready to be inspired in terms of your career and writing with Lou Mongello. Lou is an author, podcaster and social media expert; a leading authority on Disney; and a model of the author as entrepreneur. I had a great time interviewing Lou!

Listen at
http://www.buzzsprout.com/147907/625397-episode-2-get-inspired-with-lou-mongello-author-entrepreneur-and-disney-expert

or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ray-keatings-authors-and-entrepreneurs-podcast/id1335700610


Ray Keating's Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast #1: Yes, Authors Are Entrepreneurs

In this first podcast, Ray Keating talks about why authors are, in fact, entrepreneurs. He also provides listeners with some of his experience on the writing front, including novels, nonfiction books, newspaper and online columns, policy writing, and much more.

Listen at http://www.buzzsprout.com/147907/625047-episode-1-yes-authors-are-entrepreneurs, or via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ray-keatings-authors-and-entrepreneurs-podcast/id1335700610.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Kirkus Reviews Offers Stellar Review of LIONHEARTS

LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL received a big thumbs-up review from Kirkus Reviews:

“In this seventh entry of a series, terrorists attacking Christians in the United States must contend with the proficient recurring protagonist armed with Scripture and a Glock… By now, fans of Keating’s (Wine Into Water, 2016, etc.) thriller series will anticipate skillfully drawn characters. [Stephen] Grant, for one, is a considerate husband and unquestionably capable in action… The narrative’s swift momentum is retained even during profound moments, like a scene in which terrorists debate their cause after murdering two men that’s intercut with clergymen reciting biblical passages. Though sequences of Grant or [Paige] Caldwell and her team engaged in combat are exhilarating, the story’s brimming with everyday heroes. One political figure, for example, is rescued by a neighbor whose courage is measured by the hefty Desert Eagle gun he brandishes. First-rate supporting characters complement the sprightly pastor, who remains impeccable in this thriller.”

Read the entire review at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ray-keating/lionhearts2/

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL Has Arrived!

LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating is here! It’s the seventh thriller featuring the onetime Navy SEAL, former CIA operative, and current Lutheran pastor. 



In LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating, war has arrived on American soil, with Islamic terrorists using new tactics. Few are safe, including Christians, politicians, and the media. Pastor Stephen Grant taps into his past with the Navy SEALS and the CIA to help wage a war of flesh and blood, ideas, history, and beliefs. This is about defending both the U.S. and Christianity.

Lutheran Book Review says: “I miss Tom Clancy. Keating fills that void for me.” Keating also has been called “a great novelist” by the host of KFUO’s “BookTalk” radio, and MURDERER’S ROW won the 2015 Book of the Year award from KFUO radio. 

LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL is available in trade paperback from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548964182/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1504126067&sr=8-2&keywords=lionhearts+by+keating

Signed copies can be ordered at www.raykeatingonline.com


This thriller also can be purchased and downloaded for the Kindle at Amazon.com. Go to https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074RZN1V6?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

Saturday, August 12, 2017

PRE-ORDER Signed Copies of LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL

PRE-ORDER Signed Copies of LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL now at a Sale Price!



War and Terrorism on American Soil in Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating’s New Thriller LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL

Stephen Grant, Former Navy SEAL, Onetime CIA Operative and Current Lutheran Pastor, is Back in the Fight

Go to www.raykeatingonline.com. LIONHEARTS will be shipped just prior to September 5th publican date!

Sale on All 7 Signed Pastor Stephen Grant Novels.  Order all of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, and you effectively get a signed LIONHEARTS for free! 

In LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating, war has arrived on American soil, with Islamic terrorists using new tactics. Few are safe, including Christians, politicians, and the media. Pastor Stephen Grant taps into his past with the Navy SEALS and the CIA to help wage a war of flesh and blood, ideas, history, and beliefs. This is about defending both the U.S. and Christianity.

With action on the churches, home, media and political fronts, LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL ranks as a breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Tragedy, justice, faith, love, friendship, violence, death and loss, hatred, courage, commitment and patriotism are brought to life for the reader. As with his earlier novels, Keating also serves up fascinating characters and relationships, humor, and crisp dialogue.

Keating’s previous thrillers/mysteries – WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL – have received widespread praise. For example, Kirkus Reviews has said the following:

On WINE INTO WATER: “A first-rate mystery makes this a series standout…”

On MURDERER’S ROW: “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.”

On THE RIVER: “A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman.” 


Keating also has been called “a great novelist” by the host of KFUO’s “BookTalk” radio, and MURDERER’S ROW won the 2015 Book of the Year award from KFUO radio.  And Lutheran Book Review declared, “I miss Tom Clancy. Keating fills that void for me.”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: JOIN THE PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT FELLOWSHIP!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: JOIN THE PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT FELLOWSHIP!

We just launched a new venture called the Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship, and we would definitely appreciate your support! The hope is that this effort via Patreon.com will allow me to write more Pastor Stephen Grant and related novels, new short stories, guides and more. Supporters will get pretty much everything produced early and FREE, receive special thanks in the books, and other assorted goodies. (How about a character named for you or a loved one?) Please check out the entire effort, the rewards we want to bring to you, and the various levels of support at www.patreon.com/pastorstephengrantfellowship.

As always, thank you for your support. If you have enjoyed reading the PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT novels half as much as I love writing them, then I’ve managed to create something worthwhile. The fact that you spend your money and time on my books is both humbling and encouraging.


Thanks!
Ray Keating