About The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance Ginger Marcinkowski’s first novel, Run, River Currents featured Emily Evans who, as a girl, shared a special understanding with her grandfather, John Polk. Despite the scars of her father’s abuse John taught her to look to the future in faith, promising Emily God’s grace can be seen even in the simplest thing—a button. Years after her grandfather John’s death, the unexpected delivery of a decorated tin, still brimming with odd-colored buttons surprises Emily. The reappearance of the family heirloom unlocks joyous memories and guides Emily to realize a secret her grandfather promised lay within the stories of that worn button box; the healing power of prayer. In The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance each button connects one generation to the next as their interrelated stories unfold across the timeless landscape of their spiritual journey.
Tag Line Based on the true story of one family’s spiritual saga revealed through buttons that have been secreted away in an antique box, and that ultimately holds the key to each generation’s salvation.
Endorsements Long version: “The Bible instructs us to leave a Godly inheritance to our children, one worthy of future generations. The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance does just that, with its rich and imaginative button stories of the Polk family’s faithful walk with God. From the moment the button box appears as a wedding gift for John and Ellen Polk until the reader sees its unexpected delivery to John’s granddaughter, Emily, each button tale enthralls the reader with tender stories that bear witness to God’s endless grace. I highly recommend reading not only this book but the one preceding it, Run, River Currents, to get a full picture of how God can heal the worst wounds and restore joy to broken lives.” “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6–7 NIV T.C. Avey Author of The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends
Short version: “The Bible instructs us to leave a Godly inheritance to our children, one worthy of future generations. The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance does just that . . . I highly recommend reading not only this book but the one preceding it, Run, River Currents, to get a full picture of how God can heal the worst wounds and restore joy to broken lives. —T.C. Avey Author of The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends
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Paperback price: $12.95
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions: VOX DEI (Now defunct)
ISBN-13: ISBN 978-1-62015-216-4
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BEYOND SEXUAL ABUSE, LOCAL CHRISTIAN AUTHOR WRITES NOVEL ABOUT ABIDING FAITH. Panama City Beach, FL — Christian author and lecturer, Ginger Marcinkowski is the author of the novel, The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance. “Based on a true story, The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance reveals how God’s grace can be seen even in the simplest thing—a button…One day an unexpected package arrives at Emily’s doorstep. Inside, a family saga unfolds as her grandfather’s familiar heirloom is unwrapped. The metal box contains colorful buttons that connect one generation to the next as their interrelated stories unfold across the timeless landscape of their often turbulent, yet spiritual journey.” Marcinkowski has been a public speaker and visiting lecturer for many years. As a member of ACFW, the American Christian Fiction Writers she has been a judge for the ACFW ‘s prestigious Genesis and Carol Awards. She also was a professional reader for the James Jones First Novel Award ($10,000 prize) and has been actively involved in the Hampton Roads Writers Association. She is a member of the Florida Writer’s Association, and the AWP Writer’s Associations as well as having been a past columnist for Book Fun Magazine. Her debut novel, Run, River Currents, was published in August 2012, was a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Awards, and a 2013 Kindle Book Award Finalist, also winning honorable mentions in other national awards and festivals. Her follow-up novel, The Button Legacy-Emily’s Inheritance, was published in 2014 and is the full story of the Polk family’s journey of faith told through buttons collected over generations. Emily’s Inheritance concludes Run, River Currents dramatic story of healing and forgiveness. Set in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick along the Tobique River, The Button Legacy: Emily’s Inheritance is a story of one family’s lasting faith. Marcinkowski was the winner of the Arizona Writer’s Mystery Contest and has had several short works published online and in various magazines. Marcinkowski is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginger is available for personal appearances and interviews.
About Ginger Marcinkowski Bio: Born as one of eight siblings in northern Maine along the Canadian border, her home area became a setting that plays a prominent role in her writing. Her debut novel, Run, River Currents, was published in August 2012, was a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Awards and a 2013 Kindle Book Award Finalist, also winning honorable mentions in other national awards and festivals.
The Button Legacy-Emily’s Inheritance, was published in the summer of 2014 and is the full story of the Polk family’s journey of faith told through buttons collected over generations. Emily’s Inheritance concludes Run, River Currents dramatic story of healing and forgiveness. Ginger has been a public speaker and visiting lecturer in business and tourism areanas for many years. She has been a professional reader for the James Jones First Novel Award ($10,000 prize), and a judge for the ACFW ‘s prestigious Genesis and Carol Awards. She was involved in the Hampton Roads Writers Association and is a member of the ACFW and AWP Writer’s and Florida Writer’s Associations. She was a regular columnist for Book Fun Magazine for three years and the winner of the 2015 Arizona Mystery Writer’s Contest with her short story, Invisible. www.gingermarcinkowski.com
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5-What message would you like readers to take away from your books?
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Ginger’s special interest & potential interview topics;
- Her first novel was based on the real-life sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her alcoholic father
- Ginger was a travel agent for over 15 years and escorted corporate groups to various countries
- She has seven siblings and laughs easily
- She was a columnist for Book Fun Magazine which boasts over 400,000 readers
- She created the nation’s first Community Concierge program and helped duplicate it in cities across the Midwest
- She has run 8 marathons, done 11 mini-triathlons, hiked the Grand Canyon and a portion of the Appalachian Trails, bicycled hundreds of miles, and canoed in the Boundary Waters
- As an “older” student having started her undergrad degree in 2003 at the age of 50 and received an MFA in 2011 at the age of 58, she loves to inspire ‘older’ women to pursue their dreams
- An interesting fact about Ginger is that she was a million-mile flier with United Airlines and had been a multi-million dollar travel agent in the past. She has visited all 50 states and numerous countries around the world. “Travelling has been one of my greatest teachers,” is a comment she often shares. Her travel experience will be the catalyst for a new series of mysteries whose main character is a travel agent. Additionally she has worked in retail, tourism, economic development, and insurance before retiring in 2013. She has been a public speaker in various subjects of business and creative writing her entire career and was an adjunct English professor for an online college for over five years
- She speaks on aspects of writing few others mention and delights in sharing her writing journey with others