Saturday, February 11, 2012

Linda Glaz's Polar Bear Plunge

Linda Glaz is active in an online crit group, the Friday Critters. All members, but one, are published authors or are represented by an agent.

She served in the military during a time when it wasn’t a politically correct thing to do. Her years as a meteorologist during Vietnam were filled with travel, teaching, and meeting with quite a few characters. Winning awards, many of which were “firsts” for a woman in the Air Force, she experienced an array of unusual opportunities normally reserved for men.

She taught karate and women’s self-defense off and on for thirty years, refereed soccer for twenty-five, fifteen of which she was a National Instructor for the largest youth soccer organization in the world.

After all those years, Linda went to work for a physical therapy clinic, a good place to be after all the soccer/karate injuries.

Now, Linda works as a writer and an agent at Hartline Literary Agency.

Back Cover Blurb

Striving to put meaning back into her life after her husband’s death, Aleni Callan immerses herself in hospital work. Angry with God, she finds herself even angrier, when hero, Brice Taylor, author of The Human Shield, arrives in the Emergency Room with a concussion and hypothermia after participating in the Polar Bear Plunge. Aleni wants nothing to do with a man who willingly takes chances with his life.
Brice doesn’t understand how God could bring him through being a captive in Iraq, when he failed his troops so miserably. Writing about his escape brings fame he would rather avoid. And by meeting widow, Aleni Callan, his feelings of failure only increase.

Megan Callan with the help of her three-year-old grandson, Ty, scheme to bring Aleni and Brice together. And while the best laid plans often go awry, Megan isn’t one to accept no.

Polar Bear Excerpt

   “Where is he?” The doorway filled with a woman in an over‐sized parka.
   “Where’s who? Ma’am, you don’t belong in here.” Aleni plopped the syringe into the biohazard safety box and headed for the door. Too late, the woman had moved directly to the man’s bedside. She held her cell phone near his face.
   “Oh, no. Give him his privacy.” Aleni placed her hand in front of the phone.
   “I’m Janice Lansing, a reporter for the Anchor Bay Bulletin. I was covering the Run and Plunge, but when I heard Brice Taylor hit his noggin and EMS brought him in here, I figured his readers would want to know how their hero is doing. Better than watching a bunch of old guys in their teeny weenie stretch bikinis diving into cold water.”
   Well, this guy was no old coot. Not by a long shot. His chart said thirty‐four. Mind back on business.
   “Right now, all we care about is getting Mr. Taylor back to health. You’ll have to leave or I’ll call security.” Aleni moved to scoot the woman out of the room.
   “Want him all to yourself, huh?” The reporter dropped her cell in her pocket.
   “I beg your pardon?” She trembled inside, but did her best to control it. No reason for the woman to see. I don’t want him or anyone else. All Aleni really wanted was Eli back. “He’s a patient.”
   “Just another patient with a seven‐figure bulge in his wallet.” Lansing’s eyes sparkled like diamonds.
   “If I’m not mistaken, the money went to buying flak jackets for servicemen and women who replaced his old unit.” Aleni picked up the chart again. Of course. Brice Taylor. A hero in many more ways than one.
   “Yeah, yeah. He’s a saint.”

Book Trailer

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Linda Glaz is giving away a copy of her ebook Polar Bear Plunge. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Untill next time. . . Sharon A Lavy


cjajsmommy said...

The contemporary setting for this book has piqued my interest. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

djragno (at)hotmail{dot}com

Judy said...

This book sounds so good. The back cover blurb had me wanting to read this book from the very first sentences. My husband was taken from me and it wasn't easy to adjust or get over. As a Christian I knew that my husband was in Heaven and in a much better place but you can't help but ask why.

I would love to win a copy of, Polar Bear Plunge.


teela said...

Linda sounds like an interesting charactere living life on a large scale. would love to read her book. teelayoung at

eyeballlucy said...

I am so interested in this new author...Linda Glaz......and what a exciting story.....POLAR Bear

apple blossom said...

please enter me thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


Marianne said...

Polar Bear Plunge is a well read of event, but i never could figure out why someone would do it. i loved the interview, and know that i would want to read her novel. Thanks, Sharon and Linda for the opportunity to win!


ann said...

They just had a polar bear plunge here in my area last week . Brrr........... More power to those that can do it. It was all for charity. I love mysteries to so this is a good combination for me . Thanks
amhengst at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

Tooo cold for me!!! Burrrr!!! I do know some do it for charity.
Read the insert and was wanting to help push the reporter out of the room. Callan is a very interesting name and hope she can learn to let go of the past.

Linda Kish said...

I like books with nurses since I have been a nurse for oh so many years. It's nice that we should have a bit of romance.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Merry said...

I enjoyed the trailer, now I really want to read Polar Bear Plunge! Sign me up please.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Carol N Wong said...

I really want to read "Polar Bear Plunge' after reading that she had a career in the military during the Viet Nam War. I would love to have her as a friends.


Amanda Stephan said...

This sounds excellent! I love how you brought the Grandmother into the picture and I'd love to see how you bring it all together. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Nancee said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the contest to win a copy of your book. Thank you!

Pat Dyer said...

Very intriguing. Love to read it!

apple blossom said...

oh, I'd love to be included in this book giveaway thanks for the chance

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Jo said...

This sounds so good and I want to read it.


b4umi said...

Well Girlie, It's been a long time comin but here you are. Congrats my friend. Your time has come!! YIPPEE!!! Now keep it up!

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