Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for August, 2010

Priceless

*This is a tough post*

I love how God uses story to help open our eyes and draw us closer to Him. Two incredible books released this year that tackled an increasingly horrendous problem:
Sex Trafficking

Some knew nothing about this awful subject, some may have known but turned a blind eye to it – “it’s not happening around me, so I can ignore it”, some are caught in the midst of it.

I’m going to give you some terrifying stats:

-1.2 million children are trafficked every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking (1)
-Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation (1)
-The average victim is forced to have sex up to 40 times a day (5)
-The average age of a trafficked victim is 14 years old (5)
-Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual …

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Kayla Woodhouse Needs YOU!

Can you imagine Uncle Sam with his finger pointed at you? Well, just imagine it’s me, Kayla, pointing at you… Yes, we need YOU!!

Would you like to be part of our research for RACE AGAINST TIME?

Well, here are some questions that we need your input on:

-How would you react if you had just witnessed a murder?
-Now put on your imagination caps and imagine you are 13-years-old and witness a murder?
-What are your favorite dog names?
-What do you know about sled-dog racing in Alaska? Have you heard of Sprint racing or only long-distance like the Iditarod?
-Do you know how many letters the North Pole, AK post office receives for Santa each year? (You really need to know this one!)

Signing off for now – be watching for more research questions on this blog as we write!

God Bless-
Kayla…

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The Big 4-0 (not me!) and a Little More News…

Today is my husband’s 40th birthday. Shhh! Don’t tell him I told you ;)
I want to wish a very, very, happy birthday to my sweet man! And also to my dad – they share the same birthday. Although, Dad probably doesn’t want me sharing his age… :)

Today’s blog is just a quick reminder about the other blogs:
Kim and Kayla
Dragon Claws, Dog Paws, Swimming Laws…

The fan page (if you’re not a fan, we’d love for you to join!)
Facebook Fan Page

AND… be watching for a big announcement on Kayla’s blog tomorrow (Thursday)!
Kayla’s Blog

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Mismatched Socks…

Kim here: My amazing friend and full-time assistant, Lori, wrote a blog post for you all since we’re in the trenches editing.

Lori here: As you probably know, I will do pretty much anything to help the Woodhouses out, which happens to include… laundry. So, yesterday, betwix all the craziness I let Kim know that something was totally wrong with this house. She just laughed, and asked, “what?” I replied, “I only found four socks that don’t match.” Kayla piped up and said, “No…” she pointed to her feet, “Six!” (Kayla likes to wear socks that don’t match – LOL)

We all needed something to laugh about. You see, line edits are in progress. Kim, Kayla, and editor, Karen are all clicking away on the keyboards. Having only read 2/3 of the original manuscript, I can tell you the plot thickens and I just learned that I had the “bad …

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Research, Research, Research…

Kim here:
My great friend and author, Camy Tang, made a comment on twitter yesterday about research, “Can I just say, I LOVE MY JOB! Where else can I have a legitimate reason to look up how to do a proper triangle choke hold?”

It’s true. As authors, we have so much fun doing research. Like when we went to the Grand Canyon and I asked a ranger, “So… how many people die here every year?” The ranger didn’t even blink at the question, but several people around us looked at me as if to say, “why is this sweet looking mom with her two kids in tow asking a question like that?” I, of course, told them I was an author and doing research. I do write suspense, you know. :) And found out there’s an entire book written on the subject. Death in the Grand Canyon. Huh, imagine …

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