Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some Good Press for Finding Grace on

Yesterday, the following article appeared on the popular website Perhaps it will introduce Finding Grace to some new potential readers!  Like the "Little Engine That Could," I keep chugging along, trying to market and promote my humble little book; and even though it seems like the ride I'm on is uphill all the way, when I get help from people like well-known author and CatholicMom founder Lisa Hendey, I am filled with hope!  ("I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...")

Finding Grace: Catholic Arts & Letters Award Finalist

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Congratulations to our friend and fellow Catholic author Laura Pearl on her recent award recognition. Definitely check out Finding Grace for the young readers in your family! LMH
Finding Grace
Finding Grace

Catholic mom—and author—Laura H. Pearl recently attended the Catholic Writers Guild conference held in Somerset, NJ, where the winners of the Guild’s annual literature awards were announced at a breakfast hosted by the Catholic Marketing Network.  Pearl’s debut novel Finding Grace, published by Bezalel Books in 2012, was a finalist for the 2013 Catholic Arts & Letter Award (CALA) for best fiction in the children’s/young adult category.

Pearl experienced many firsts at the CWG conference, including connecting in person with other Catholic authors she’s long admired and attending a Mass celebrated by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.  To top off the excitement, she was interviewed about her book by Doug Keck, host of EWTN’s “Bookmark.”

Back on November 18, 2012, not long after its publication, Finding Grace was featured here on in an article titled “Finding Grace: A Novel to Inspire Young People”.  Since then it has earned the CWG’s Seal of Approval and been recognized as a CALA contender.  It’s been an exciting year!

Finding Grace can be found at Bezalel and on  And you can visit Laura at her blog, “String of Pearls”.

Be sure to check out our Book Notes archive.

Copyright 2013 Lisa Hendey


Do you like reading about fun, close-knit, Irish Catholic families?  Are you interested in the lives of the saints and the teachings of our beautiful Catholic Faith?  Do you yearn for a work of fiction that includes a "will they or won't they?" love story that is deeply satisfying, but where none of the romantic scenes take place in a bedroom?  Do you know an impressionable young (or even not so young) reader who might enjoy and benefit from such a book?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to consider Finding Grace.

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