Welcome to my Bedroom Closet (Laurel Anne Hill)

The official readings and musings of Laurel Anne Hill (author and former underground storage tank operator), as recorded in her wonderfully-cluttered bedroom closet. Visit her website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

The Podcasts

Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Today's true story, "A Fair Trade," is a tale of two sisters -- a story of Christmas and Life.  "A Fair Trade" celebrates the experiences I have shared with my older sister, Kathleen.  In 2007, "A Fair Trade" appeared in the Contra Costa Times.

I hope you enjoy my presentation, which lasts approximately 9-1/2 minutes.

Warm wishes this holiday season,

Laurel Anne Hill (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: A_Fair_Trade.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58am EST

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Here's Chapter 25, the final one in HEROES ARISE.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EST

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Here's Chapter 24 of HEROES ARISE:  A Different Price.   Gundack prepares for the bridal tea ceremony with Eutoebi.  But something appears wrong.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

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Here are Chapters 22 & 23 of HEROES ARISE:  Shadows on the Dunes and Desire Was Enough.   Gundack travels toward his home encampment to marry Eutoebi.  Does trouble head in the same direction?

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_22_and_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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Here's Chapter 21 of HEROES ARISE:  Vengeance Swallows the Land.   Gundack faces both death and life in the Cave of Spirit Echoes.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

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Here's Chapter 20 of HEROES ARISE:  Where is Honor?  Gundack finds a surprise in the entry chamber to the Cave of Spirit Echoes.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18am EST

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Here's Chapter 19 of HEROES ARISE:  Pulses of Fear.  Gundack continues his climb up the Mountain of the Dead.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

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Here's Chapters 17 & 18 of HEROES ARISE:  Combined Honor and Like a Web Threader.  In Chapter 16, Gundack, Rheemar and Sem had encountered poisonous insects on the Mountain of the Dead.  Will the creatures sting them as they sleep?

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_17_and_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35am EST

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Here's Chapter 16 of HEROES ARISE:  A Deadly Work of Beauty.  In Chapter 15, Gundack, Rheemar and Sem--all exhausted--found shelter for the night on the Mountain of the Dead.  Then Rheemar had a vision showing Tarr alive and present on that mountain.  How could Tarr still live?

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Here's Chapter 15 of HEROES ARISE:  On This Mountain.  In Chapters 13 and 14, Gundack learned Rheemar had once visited The Mountain of the Dead with a member of Tarr's inner circle.  Where does Rheemar's loyalty lie?  And now, to make matters worse, the wounds inflicted upon Gundack by Tarr's krens make climbing the mountain a difficult and exhausting  task.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Here's Chapters 13 and 14 of HEROES ARISE:  "A Damaged Section of Line" and "A Bride Would Have Cost Less."  In Chapters 11 and 12, Gundack and the human, Rheemar, obtained supplies and began their trek to the Mountain of the Dead.  But Rheemar has had some secret dealings with mountain krens.  Is Rheemar a traitor awaiting an opportunity to harm Gundack?

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_13_and_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

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Here's Chapters 11 and 12 of HEROES ARISE:  Wrinkled Kettlefruit and Inner Pressure.  In Chapter 10, Rheemar had confirmed that the bracelet in the ashes of the burned merchant encampment belonged to his kidnapped sister.  Tarr had cut off her hand to obtain the piece of jewelry.  Is she alive or dead?

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapters_11_and_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

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Here's Chapter 10 of HEROES ARISE:  Part Kren.  In Chapter 9, Gundack found a mysterious bracelet in the ashes of the burned merchant encampment.  Did the jewelry belong to Rheemar's kidnapped sister?  Now Gundack will have to reveal the disturbing news to Rheemar, his human ally.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

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Here's Chapter 9 of HEROES ARISE:  Morning Prayer.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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Here's Chapter 8 of HEROES ARISE:  A Moaning Wind.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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Here's Chapter 7 of HEROES ARISE: A Dark Secret Festers.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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Here's Chapter 6 of HEROES ARISE: Last Moment Alive.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill(http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08am EST

Heroes Arise, Chapter 5

Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Here's Chapter 5 of HEROES ARISE: Prepare to Die.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EST

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Here's Chapter 4 of HEROES ARISE: An Appropriate Greeting.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

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Here's Chapter 3 of HEROES ARISE: As Though the Air Burned.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

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Here's Chapter 2 of HEROES ARISE: A Stirred Pot of Trouble.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Welcome to my bedroom closet.

I'm finally doing it, recording my award-winning novel, HEROES ARISE, chapter by chapter.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (
http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: HeroesAriseChapterOne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Welcome to my Bedroom Closet.

Today, I'm reading "The Capturing," my 44-minute fantasy short story set in the biotechnology industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A scary event at a real biotech company twenty years ago inspired my writing of this tale.

Please note that my main character in "The Capturing" does use some profanity.

I hope you enjoy my story.

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill (Author of "Heroes Arise")
http://www.laurelannehill.com 

 

Direct download: The_Capturing_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53am EST