Based in the rural Ozarks, Amanda J. Barke is a freelance journalist, author, editor, singer, and songwriter. She splits her time between writing Christian romance novels and children’s picture books, editing newsletters, and writing articles for five regional publications, including Missouri Life Magazine, The Ozarks Mountaineer Magazine, and Ozarks Senior Living Magazine.
Her work can also be seen online at ehow.com, livestrong.com/lifestyle, and amykitchenerfdn.org.
When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling with her family’s Bluegrass/Gospel band, The Clarke St. Strings.
For more information on Amanda’s many projects, visit her online at: http://www.AmandaBarke.com. From "A Distant Rumble" by Amanda J. Barke:
When an underground cave in Kauai collapses, Dezarae Collins, a young archaeologist, is trapped beneath the surface and fights for her life. From above ground her Hawaiian assistant, Derek Makoa, and hundreds of volunteers frantically search for her. Dezarae’s widowed mother, Sydney, wonders why God would allow such a tragedy. Hope wanes as the search continues well into the third day.
Meanwhile, Dezarae struggles to maintain consciousness with a life-threatening head injury. Desperate to stay awake, Dezarae finds the missing journals of the late, great cave explorer, Elizabeth Rochester. The historical documents relate Elizabeth’s discovery of a missing English cruise liner rumored to have carried half of the Queen’s fortune.
Will Dezarae survive her injury? Will Derek ever confess his love for her? What happened to the treasure? Why would God allow such tragedy? Could God really have a plan in all of this chaos?