Seal of Approval

Congratulations to our Q4 2019 Seal of Approval recipients:

  • A is for Ambrose by Maureen Valvassori
  • Cinder Alia by Karen Ullo
  • Drive! by Corinna Turner
  • The Father’s Son by Jim Sano
  • Belt of Truth by Theresa Linden
  • The Other Side of Freedom by Jane Kors
  • For Eden’s Sake by T.M. Gaouette
  • Finding Hope on Vegas by Michelle Davis
  • The Scholar’s Challenge by Julian Bauer


From Our Blog

  • CWG Book Blast! “A Love Such As Heaven Intended,” by Amanda Purcell Lauer

    Michael Fraley
    7 hours 9 min ago

    This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Amanda Purcell Lauer’s book, “A Love Such As Heaven Intended.It is a 2019 CWG Seal of Approval recipient! Civil War socialite Josephine Bigelow finds more than she bargains for when she goes undercover to reveal the plight of Confederate soldiers held in the Federal prison system.


    In A Love Such as Heaven Intended, budding Civil War socialite Josephine Bigelow is inspired by the words of Louisa May Alcott to make a name for herself as an investigative writer covering the plight of Confederate soldiers held in Federal prisons. Little did she know that one of the inmates she would encounter was her first love — her brother’s roommate from West Point Military Academy.


    “Fool’s errand? I beg your pardon!” Josephine said forcefully. “A fool’s errand has no hope of success. As you and I both know, my mission has been accomplished. You heard the man. You’re to be released back to your regiment.”

    She set her arms akimbo and glared at him. “To think I put my life on hold for a whole week to journey from Washington, D.C., to the Mississippi River in a godforsaken, teeth-rattling, stuffy train, and then traipsed through this city to a flea-infested prison to save your life. And this is all the thanks I get?”

    Michael locked eyes with her. “Save my life? You have no idea what you’ve set into motion.”

    Web site:
    Facebook: Amanda Purcell Lauer
    Twitter: @amandalauer23
    Instagram: amandapurcelllauer


    An avid reader and history buff since childhood, author, journalist, professional proofreader/copy editor, actress and screenwriter Amanda Lauer fulfilled a lifelong goal with the publication of her debut novel, A World Such as Heaven Intended, October, 2014. The second book in Lauer’s Heaven Intended Civil War trilogy, A Life Such as Heaven Intended, was published April, 2018. A Love Such as Heaven Intended was published April, 2019. This CALA award-winning and best-selling wholesome romance series was inspired by the true story of a Civil War hero. “All gave some; some gave all.”

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    The Lord works to change hearts & minds during the Civil War as Josephine reconnects with her first love, West Point grad Michael, in a Federal prison #CivilWarRomance


    The Lord works to change hearts and minds during the Civil War as budding socialite Josephine Bigelow reconnects with her first love, West Point grad Michael McKernan, as she works at exposing the plight of Confederate soldiers held in Federal prisons. His secret not only puts his life at risk, but hers as well. #CivilWarRomance

    Special Considerations:

    The Kindle version of A Love Such as Heaven Intended will be on sale Dec. 13 – 15 for $.99. I would appreciate any help getting the word out about this special. Merry Christmas! 

The CWG Prayer

Holy Family, guide our minds, our hearts, our hands, as we write, speak, illustrate – help our words to live in union with the Word.

Teach us discipline and skill to use the talents God gives us.

Give us also insight and courage to convey God's love through our craft, and humility to be open to His divine will, shaping our lives, in loving loyalty to His Church.

In Christ's name,


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