Saturday, December 14, 2013

My blog has moved!

Hi friends,

If you happen to stop by here--my old blogger account--I've moved my blog to my fabulous new website.

Here's the link:

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope to see you at my new blog.


Friday, September 20, 2013


Announcing the FALL INTO LOVE ultimate giveaway! 

Join us as award-winning authors Tracie Peterson, Jody Hedlund, Nancy Mehl, Melissa Tagg, and Jen Turano take us on a journey for love in their upcoming novels. To celebrate the September/October book releases, we're hosting FIVE incredible giveaways with ONE fantastic grand prize drawing. Enter all five contests and receive FIVE entries into the grand prize drawing with additional chances to enter the FALL INTO LOVE ultimate giveaway throughout the month of September!

The Prizes:

ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will receive the FALL INTO LOVE prize package - a $500 value! - containing everything you need to snuggle up with a great book...

  • A 16GB Kindle Fire HD for all the books you want, right at your fingertips 
  • Fall into love as you fall into this beautiful free-standing wooden hammock 
  • A Sherpa Micromink cream throw to keep you warm as the weather turns chilly 
  • A selection of gourmet caramel apples 
  • A copy of each novel represented (Unforeseeable by Nancy Mehl, Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund, A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano , The Miner's Lady by Tracie Peterson , and Made to Last by Melissa Tagg.)

FIVE INDIVIDUAL PRIZE PACKAGES!   Fall into love with these beautiful stories from 5 amazing authors, and enter each contest for your chance to take home a meaningful part of their story.  To learn more about each novel and to enter visit 

1) The Miner's Lady:   From award winning author Tracie Peterson, comes a beautiful story rich with the comfort of good food, the love of family, and the struggle for faith and forgiveness. Have a seat in Nonni's Italian kitchen with a basket of cultural delicacies and experience both the flavor and heart of Italian America with The Miner's Lady Giveaway!   ENTER HERE


2) Unforeseeable  Settle into your favorite reading chair with author Nancy Mehl's delicious story of intrigue, danger, and suspense, all set against the serene setting of the small Mennonite town of Kingdom. Enter the Unforeseeable Giveaway to bring the delicious tastes of Mennonite life right into your home…    ENTER HERE . . 


3) Made To Last  From author Melissa Tag comes the story of Miranda Woodruff, star of a home-building television show who apparently has it all, until it all threatens to fall apart. Read, laugh, and enjoy the hilarious misadventures of a heroine with a tremendous amount of skill, a lot to lose, and even more to discover about her own heart. As part of the Made to Last Giveaway, experience the joy of having the right tools, the right guides, and something beautiful to reward yourself with on a job well done.   ENTER HERE…


4) Rebellious Heart:   From Best selling author Jody Hedlund, Rebellious Heart brings the history of 1763 Massachusetts to life with the story of socialite Susanna Smith and poor country lawyer Ben Ross. When Susanna's decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben's growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice. Bring the fight for justice and liberty to your home with this meaningful prize package.   ENTER HERE…


5) A Talent for Trouble Set in the early 1900's, Jen Turano's spirited new book,  A Talent for Trouble, will leave you feeling like you have lived in the Victorian era of New York City, strolled through Central Park with your best hat on, and had a hilarious and unpredictable adventure with a new friend. With the prize package for A Talent for Trouble you can continue the adventure and bring some of Felicia's journey home with you.   ENTER HERE…


How to Enter:

Click on one of the banners or visit to submit your information. Each week during the five-week contest, we will reveal a new method of entering and increasing your chances for the grand prize.
Week 1: Enter one or all of the individual novel giveaways. For every individual giveaway you enter, you gain one entry into the grand prize drawing. (Possible grand prize entries: 5)

Week 2: Like one or all authors on Facebook. Every author liked gains you one entry into the grand prize. (Possible grand prize entries: 5)

Week 3: Refer a friend. One grand prize entry awarded per friend, per contest. (Possible grand prize entries: 5)

Week 4: Submit a review of any book by one (or all) of the five featured authors. 3 entries awarded per review per author (limit one per author). (Possible grand prize entries: 15) **

Week 5: Pin a picture of you with one of the 5 featured novels. One grand prize entry awarded per picture per novel. (Possible grand prize entries: 5)

To enter via the methods available week 2-5, visit each individual giveaway and submit your information through the entry form. Follow the prompts for completing your bonus entries.

**Reviews can be submitted to AmazonGoodreads, or your own blog. To enter the contest via this method, paste a URL to the review in the entry form where indicated. Entries will be verified before final grand prize drawing.

More Information:

For details about the contest, prize packages, entry methods, or contest rules, visit

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Love in the Air Launch and Giveaway

Hi Friends!

The release of LOVE IN THE AIR is fast approaching--September 1st--to be exact. To launch this book in a fun way, I'm giving away some AWESOME prizes to one winner.

First, here are the prizes:


These are gorgeous calendars!

2) A beautiful hot-air balloon mug

And if that's not enough, I'm giving away a copy of LOVE IN THE AIR, plus six more of my books listed in the Rafflecopter box.

The only mandatory option is that you have to sign up for my newsletter----you can find the sign-up form on my blog and my website. If you have already signed up, that's all right--then you must comment on this post to let me know.

PLUS: You can get FIVE extra chances to win if you pre-order or purchase LOVE IN THE AIR. Comment in the blog on this post to tell me you've made the purchase and/or share via the share button when you purchase.

That means if you win, you'll have an extra copy of Love in the Air to share with a friend or give a Christmas gift.

And that's it!

Thanks so much for helping me make this a great book launch!

A quick disclaimer: If the above mug and calendar are not available when I send the prizes, I will have to substitute those prizes. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Spolight on Love in the Air

Hi Friends,

I don't know about you but for me summer is going by far too quickly. I'm not ready to gear up for home school yet, but I'm already thinking about the upcoming American Christian Fiction Writer's conference in September. Do you plan to attend? I hope to see you there!

In addition to Riptide and North Dakota Weddings--available for purchase--I have a book releasing in September. Love in the Air  is set at the amazing Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta--the largest photographed event in the world. I've wanted to write this story for years and finally had the opportunity.

You have the chance to read the first chapter before it's available anywhere by signing up for my newsletter--to the right on this blog. Remember to check for a confirmation email to be added to the newsletter. In that confirmation you'll receive a link to the chapter.

I look forward to sharing upcoming news with readers and writer's tips in the newsletter! Thank you in advance for signing up!

Love in the Air back cover:


He was Nikki Alexander's first crush—until his stunts in a hot-air-balloon race led to a family tragedy. Then he disappeared, leaving her brokenhearted. Now he's back and stirring up all her emotions. 

Blaming himself for her brother's death, Kyle stayed away. But now Nikki's in trouble. And he knows he must step in to make it right. He'll help save her balloon business…and prove this time he's here to stay. But first he must win her forgiveness before he can win her heart.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Favorite Things from Favorite Authors: Vannetta Chapman

ONE of my favorite things is the piano. I've been playing since I was young, as you can see from this picture. I've always had a piano in my home, except for a brief time when I was finishing my college degree and living in campus housing--then I used the practice pianos reserved for the music majors. I was NOT a music major. I like to think piano balances my brain. It feels like it does, though some would argue whether that's even possible!

A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways. 

Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Yoder steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before. 

Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe find love again.

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. She now writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Favorite Things from Favorite Authors: Lisa Harris

It's probably a good thing that I'm not big on shopping considering that the nearest mall is about seven hours away from our house. But living in a tropical country with year round sun, I have come to enjoy one fun fashion accessory--flip flops. When I was back in the US earlier this year, I came across these cute flip flops and had to buy them. And for some crazy reason, these flip flops make me smile every time I wear them. 

LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over eight years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)
When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari.  For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at or her blog at For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit


Have a wonderful Fourth of July!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27/PM/Mystery Clue