My dilemma is over.  I’m so close to the ending of Shattered Dreams, that I plan to go ahead and finish it next on the agenda.  I finally figured out the ending, phew it was a tough one.  I knew where I wanted it to end up, just had a hard time getting it there.  Josh, Dodge, and Charlie all agreed what needed to happen, but it took the boss man, Phillip, to draw it all together.  Just a few more chapters and I’m DONE.  then comes the fun part.  Edit, edit, edit.

Next on the horizon will be Thou Shalt Not Steal.  I have hundreds of ideas for a new series.  It will be set around a church and it’s new pastor.  I’m going to keep writing in the mystery/suspense genre, but it will happen with the church as the backdrop.

I love reading books that keep you in suspense, so that’s the route I’m taking with my future writing.  But you know, in looking back, Fire Light Fire Bright had arson, rape and murder.  Dreams Never Lie had kidnapping, rape, torture and murder.  Dreams are Forever had kidnapping, murder, plus lots more.  However, it was The Color of Thunder, my Christian novel that had to have a disclaimer.  The minister, although basically a good guy, had some questionable quirks in his character, and I surely didn’t want any of my pastor friends to think that was what I thought of them.

Amazon Review ButtonI hope you enjoy reading The Color of Thunder.  If you feel so inclined, please leave a review, they really help.  Thank You.

New! The Color of Thunder by Elsie Varn Harrell

“Another amazing story by Elsie Varn Harrell!  What a great reminder of the gift available to all of us – if only we choose to accept it.”   V. Green

“If people aren’t touched by this book, they cannot be touched.”  J. Brayton

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Joseph is an ambitious new reporter who sees his chance to make a name for himself by taking on a popular local church.  Pastor Thunder fears that his own shortcomings are what’s keeping the young man from becoming a Christian.  However, Joseph is out to prove that you don’t have to be a Christian to be one of the “good guys”.


Their adversarial affiliation gives rise to a strained but close relationship that leaves this unlikely duo questioning their individual beliefs.  They continue to clash-both learning important truths about themselves and each other.  Will the budding reporter realize he may have been wrong in his assumptions or will a scathing expose destroy the church and ruin the pastor’s lifelong ministry?

As the life story of Pastor Thunder unfolds, you’ll laugh, and you’ll cry as you learn exactly what made him the man he is today.

Buy-Now-Amazon-ButtonColor: Black & White on White paper

Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page Count: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-978-1079155884
ISBN-10: 1079155880
BISAC: Fiction / Thriller / General


Published by Elsie Varn Harrell

When Elsie decided to try her hand at writing a novel, Fire Light Fire Bright was born followed by Dreams Never Lie -which quickly became her publisher’s first Best-Selling Series. The Color of Thunder was published right between Dreams are Forever and Shattered Dreams. Elsie was born in Brooksville, Florida. Some of her fondest memories were swimming at Pine Island in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Weeki Wachee Springs is where she learned to swim. In the early 1980’s, Elsie and her three children, Katie, Lisa G. and Jes moved to Texas. Shortly after moving to North Central Texas, Elsie met her husband Ronnie on a blind date and after a whirlwind courtship, they married in April 1987. After 34 years, they're still going strong.

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