Stock the Shelves

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T. M. Gaouette is proud to be a part of a fantastic promotional opportunity hosted by Chrism Press called “Stock the Shelves.” It’s a new joint effort to promote the inclusion of Catholic fiction in public libraries.

Did you know you can suggest titles for your public library’s permanent collection? As a writer of Catholic fiction for tweens and up, and as a member of Catholic Teen Books and the Catholic Writers Guild (along with several Catholic fiction organizations and dozens of authors), I want to flood our local libraries with fiction by Catholic and Orthodox Christian writers. What an amazing way to bring our unique sacramental perspective to a wider audience! Wouldn’t you like to see that? Well, you can certainly help us get there.

How can you help?
Simple! If you are a fan of Catholic and Orthodox fiction, want to read more, and want to share them with others, you can suggest titles for your public library’s permanent collection? Just fill out a request form at the library or via your library’s website. It costs nothing except a few minutes of your time.

If you’re a fan of my work, find all the information you need for all my titles below.

In addition, visit the Stock the Shelves campaign homepage at chrismpress.com and check out some other great Catholic and Orthodox authors.

As always, thank you for your support and God bless you!


The following are my contemporary novels. You can click on each one to learn more about them:

STANDALONE NOVELS

The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch
(grade 6+)
ISBN: 978-1470011024
Publication Date: March 5, 2012
Relays the personal journeys of the Credence foster children and their struggles to overcome past and present pain and adversity. In this novel, the confidence of the devoted is challenged, but an even deeper understanding of God and His love are revealed.
Themes: includes overcoming past adversity, grief, loss, foster care, the power of prayer, friendship, faith, forgiveness, courage.
Appropriate for students studying Christian morality.

For Eden’s Sake (grade 9+)
ISBN: 979-8752515255
Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Barely out of college, Isaac trades the quiet of his family ranch for the excitement of the big city with his dream job at an up-and-coming advertising agency. Until his perfect new world is shattered by bad choices, a pretty girl, a moment’s temptation—and a late-night walk that quickly spirals out of control.
Themes: includes living in the world, relationships/dating, broken families, emotional and physical abuse in relationships, premarital chastity, pro-life.
Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality.

Shadow Stalker (grade 10+)
ISBN: 979-8752515255
Publication Date: November 16, 2021
It all happened one morning. It was as if the world had gone mad. People were waking up as if possessed. For investigative reporter Elijah, this news story was way bigger than a scoop. Unless he could unmask the truth behind the madness, how could he keep it from happening to him?
Themes: includes sin, redemption, child abuse, God’s mercy, forgiveness, end times and the care of one’s soul.

FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

Freeing Tanner Rose (grade 7+)
ISBN: 978-1494305062
Publication Date: January 5, 2014

What happens when a superficial starlet, addicted to Hollywood is forced to live in the world of a boring, kung fu-loving, Christian boy? Will Gabriel’s faith encourage Tanner to change her partying ways or will her wild undertakings and addicting vices tempt him to do things he’d never, ever considered before?
Themes: includes fame, temptation, addiction, drug use, grief, loss, fame, premarital chastity, dating, modesty, power of prayer, strength in faith.
Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality.

Saving Faith (grade 7+)
ISBN: 978-1542834735
Publication Date: February 23, 2017

When Gabriel’s best friend’s sister, Faith, has decided that a life for the Lord is just way too confining, she focuses her interests on a handsome, but worldly, boy from her school, who has major self-control issues in and out of the kung fu arena. Can Gabriel save Faith from self-created destruction or is he just too lost in his own worldly struggles to lend a hand?
Themes: includes living in the world, relationships/dating, friendship, broken families, emotional and physical abuse in relationships, premarital chastity, power of prayer, overcoming adversity.
Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality.

Guarding Aaron (grade 7+)
ISBN: 978-1729434949
Publication Date: December 4, 2018

The world continues to press in on Gabriel Livingstone’s quiet life when fifteen-year-old Aaron Buckley enters Yeung’s Martial Arts Studio. Gabriel knows there’s a desperate secret behind the boy’s bruises. And when Tanner Rose pressures him for strength and direction, and Faith’s rebellion send him and his friends to the hospital, jeopardizing Tanner’s career, Gabriel is forced to reexamine his decisions.
Themes: includes bullying, fame, friendship, forgiveness, living in the world, broken families, vocations, premarital chastity, power of prayer, overcoming adversity.
Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality.

Loving Gabriel (grade 7+)
ISBN: 979-8752515255
Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Truth comes to light and love is revealed after Tanner confesses her devotion to Gabriel. But when a former fling and co-star offers his assistance on her debut movie, he’s a constant reminder of all the ways Tanner has messed up. Add a crazed kung fu rival, paparazzi on the prowl, and a controlling stage mom, and things get ugly fast. Can Gabriel and Tanner find truth in the chaos? Or is their newly-found romance doomed before it’s even begun?
Themes: includes fame, friendship, forgiveness, living in the world, broken families, vocations, conversion, love, marriage, premarital chastity, power of prayer.
Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality.

CATHOLIC TEEN BOOKS ANTHOLOGIES

Secrets: Visible & Invisible
ISBN: 978-0997971828
Publication Date: July 2, 2018
by Corinna Turner, Cynthia T. Toney, Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, T.M. Gaouette, Carolyn Perpetua Astfalk, Leslea D. Wahl

CatholicTeenBooks.com’s first anthology: In a dystopian future, an innocent picnic turns deadly! Elijah knows nothing of the elderly stranger’s secret past–until her disappearance changes everything. A mysterious, ever-changing painting alarms a group of teens. The cannonball took Dario’s legs . . . Will he lose his soul too? The arrival of a mysterious girl challenges everything about Jason’s life. An unlicensed driver. His dad’s truck. What could possibly go wrong? An old tale of murder and forbidden love leads to a modern day treasure hunt.
Themes: faith, family, conversion, charity, self-sacrifice, romance, vocations, discernment of how to use God’s gifts.

Gifts: Visible & Invisible
ISBN: 978-0997971859
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
by Susan Peek, Katy Huth Jones, Carolyn Perpetua Astfalk, Theresa Linden, Leslea D. Wahl, Cynthia T. Toney, T.M. Gaouette, CorinnaTurner.

CatholicTeenBooks.com’s second anthology:  Leaving the warmth of family for the cold unknown…on Christmas Eve. ​What can an ancient Christmas carol possibly have to do with one’s life? ​Will Christmas come at all to Marigold’s topsy-turvy home? ​Risking capture on a crazy mission in a dystopian future…all for Christmas. ​Four simple words challenge her idea of a perfect Christmas. A new friend’s circumstances have her rethinking the value of a gift. ​A mysterious wood carving and a new kid shed new light on Christmas. ​Christmas Eve is upended by the plight of a starving dino family.
Themes: Christmas, faith, family, conversion, charity, self-sacrifice, romance, vocations, discernment of how to use God’s gifts.

Treasures: Visible & Invisible
ISBN: 978-0997971873
Publication Date: February 24, 2021
by Susan Peek, Katy Huth Jones, Carolyn Perpetua Astfalk, Theresa Linden, Leslea D. Wahl, Amanda Lauer, T.M. Gaouette, Corinna Turner.

CatholicTeenBooks.com’s third anthology: A teen boy sets out to save a friend from pagan druids, but maybe he’s the one who needs saving…Between an unearthed treasure and a visit from Heaven, a young monk is in for the surprise of his life!…A young girl seeks a mysterious treasure that holds the key to granting a nun’s dying wish…Honora is desperate—then a peculiar clover and a mysterious young man change everything…William’s weekend job is a little gift from heaven, but now his family needs a real miracle…When threatened by mobsters, Grace receives help from a surprising source…Alone and afraid, a young girl finds friendship in a stranger. But could this boy be trouble?…Kyle was determined to save the precious relic–but now his whole family is in danger.
Themes: Saint Patrick’s Day, faith, family, conversion, charity, self-sacrifice, romance, vocations, discernment of how to use God’s gifts.

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