Author Archives: Ellen Gable Hrkach

About Ellen Gable Hrkach

Ellen Gable Hrkach is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling author. Her five books have been downloaded over 620,000 times on Kindle. Currently, she works as the Marketing Director for Live the Fast, a non-profit Roman Catholic apostolate based in Boston. She does freelance writing and editing for a variety of other websites, she blogs at "Plot Line & Sinker" http://ellengable.wordpress.com and is also self-publishing book consultant and a publisher. She and her husband are the parents of five sons ages 16 to 28 and live in Pakenham, Ontario. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys playing board games with her family, watching classic movies on TCM and reading on her Kindle.

Strengthen Your Lenten Journey With Fasting

When you hear the word “fasting,” do you automatically cringe? Do you dread Ash Wednesday or Good Friday? Or do you embrace the self-denial of fasting on those days? If you’re like most people, you might not look forward to … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Success, Faithfulness and Farewell

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful feast yesterday. Catholic Writers Retreat: I’d like to thank all the attendees, presenters and organizers of the Catholic Writers Retreat. We all had a wonderful time writing, praying and socializing! Special thanks … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – World Meeting Recap

I’m currently preparing to leave for the Catholic Writers Retreat (Your Word is My Delight) in Dewitt, Michigan. It begins on Sunday. If you’re attending, I look forward to seeing you there! World Meeting of Families My husband and I … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk: A Shared Faith

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the play and the opera, and grace before the concert and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – August 28

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Lots to share this beautiful warm day in August! Catholic Writers Conference Live First, if you attended the Catholic Writers Live Conference … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – June Ponderings

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises.’ Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” Orrin Hatch This has been an exciting month at the Hrkach household. #3 son graduated from Ottawa University (photo to the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Inspiration and the Catholic Writer

Where do you find inspiration? As a writer, I find inspiration in places you might expect and those you might not. Not surprisingly, I find inspiration in Scripture and in the lives of the saints. Reading the Bible and the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Mediocrity

“Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.” St. John Paul II Any person who settles for mediocrity in terms of his or her spiritual life is setting himself up for failure.  Reaching high for the virtues and striving for perfection isn’t … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – The Importance of Being Needed

“I guess being needed is almost as good as being loved. Maybe better.” Betty Smith, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” It’s been a busy – and overwhelming –  two weeks. I attended and spoke to a group of women at the … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Failure Leads to Success

“Has it ever occurred to you that a life without failure is a dead life? Because you learn by failing. If you don’t try things, you’ll never learn anything. You’ll never accomplish anything.” Catherine Doherty, Foundress of Madonna House Thomas … Continue reading

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