Monday, December 27, 2010

Clash of the Titles & Eleanor Gustafson

Clash of the Titles, Where Authors Compete and Readers Judge

The literary website, Clash of the Titles, launched with a bang, and has increased in momentum ever since. They’ve had phenomenal authors, from historical romance writer, Lena Nelson Dooley to fantasy writer extraordinaire, Janalyn Voigt. Today Jennifer Slattery, Marketing Representative for Clash of the Titles, will highlight six COTT participants.
Eleanor Gustafson, author of The Stones: A Novel of King David, had a unique COTT experience. (lol) She said, “The whole COTT concept is dull and dreary…NOT!! This was a fresh approach, and some of my friends who participated really enjoyed the process. Hey, it looked like fun—which for me is one of the essentials of life—air, water, and fun (not necessarily in that order).”

But what surprised her most? “The tie vote! Was this an historic first—two clashers actually clashing on the number of votes?”

She goes on to say, “Some found my weather selection good but challenging to read. I could blame it on the necessity of disguising character names, but the David story is complex. It deals with ugliness but yes, glows with grace. AND The Stones makes the Bible version of David’s life come alive for most readers. Try it, and let me know—thumbs up or down. If you don’t believe me, check out the Amazon comments—all five star.”

The Stones is a retelling of King David s life from his teenaged anointing to his death as seen through the eyes of Asaph, a Levite historian. Fictional in scope, yet with amazing scriptural accuracy, The Stones provides a revealing, behind-the-scenes glimpse into biblical history with all the twists, turns, thrills, and romance of the world s great drama.

Jennifer Slattery is a freelance writer, columnist, novelist and the marketing representative for Clash of the Titles. In 2009 she won first place in the HAWCN writing contest, book category and in 2010 she placed second in the Dixie Kane and fourth in the Golden Pen, Inspirational category for both. She has a weekly marriage column on the Reflections in Hindsight website and has been published in numerous other publications. You can find out more about her and her writing at


  1. Would lov eto win a copy of the book. Am a subscriber.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  2. The Stones makes the Bible version of David’s life come alive with revealing, behind-the-scenes glimpse into biblical history with all the twists, turns, thrills, and romance of the world's great drama has me hooked to read Eleanor Gustafson's book.

  3. This book sounds great...I would love to read it. Thank you!


  4. Oh, this sounds great! Adding it to my must-read list.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

  5. Looks like a great read! Please enter me.


  6. am so glad i found this site. Thanks for the chance to win, and for introducing me to must read books.

  7. The Stones telling the experienced of King David sound wonderful. I've always wanted to know more about him. Here is my chance...I hope. Thank you for the giveaway of this great story and for the chance to win it. I hope I do win.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  8. Stones has been on my "to-read" list for quite some time now and I would love to win this book. Eleanor Gustafson is an impressive lady and an excellent writer! Please enter me for this drawing - thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Hi JanMarie--Ellie here. Would you please contact me? Email is Thanks!