Saturday, January 19, 2019

Weekend Edition


If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes.  Note our new email address and please send your emails to

Monday: Laurie Wood took us on a Journey to Churchill. The winner of a pdf copy of Northern Deception is Edwina!

Tuesday: Guest Jill Lynn gave us a fun look at what Writers in January be Like. The winner of her brand new release, The Rancher's Unexpected Baby, is Sherrinda Ketchersid!

Wednesday:  Debby Giusti discussed the new  Amish Witness Protection Continuity from Love Inspired Suspense along with Maggie Black and Dana Lynn. The authors  worked together to create three exciting stories that will keep readers on the edge of their seats! Debby provided a behind-the-scenes look at how continuities are created as well as the challenges the authors faced in writing this fast-paced series. The winner of the Amish Witness Protection drawing will receive all three of the stories in this continuity, AMISH HIDEOUT, AMISH SAFE HOUSE, and AMISH HAVEN. The prize goes to Lucy Reynolds! Congrats, Lucy!

Friday: Winnie Griggs gave us writerly ideas from her trip to Disney World!

Monday: Jan Drexler will explore different ways to help us read well in order to write well.

Wednesday: Meez Carrie offers inspiring words as only Carrie can!
Friday: Pam Hillman shares her special brand of awesomeness today!

Loving the Mysterious Texan

Garrison's Law enters the Gothic Romance Genre.

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Amnesia, murder, treasure and ghosts.

A woman wakes up next to a dead man with no idea how she got there, who he is.....who SHE is.
Grey Devereau drags a terrified woman out of his cousin's bed...his very dead cousin. It looks for all the world like she killed him. But then everyone who knows Victor wants to kill him eventually. Grey included.
Lanny Cole, the young woman hired to research the history of the Devereau family, can't remember a thing.
Deveraux Grey isn't a Garrison, but when he gets in trouble, he turns to his old friend Case Garrison for help.
Garrison's Law just got spooky.
The Ebook and print book are live!


By Debby Giusti
Hiding in Plain Sight
The second thrilling Amish Witness Protection novel

After Julia Bradford’s son witnesses a gang shooting, hiding in witness protection on Abraham King’s Amish farm is the only hope the Englischer and her children have. Even as danger closes in, Julia is drawn to the community’s peaceful ways—and the ex-cop turned Amish protector. But when their location is discovered, can Abraham protect her family…and possibly have a future by her side?
 Pre-order HERE!

Contest Title!  BookSweeps' Christian & Inspirational novels BookBub Giveaway

Contest Dates: January 21 – January 30

STARTING MONDAY AT 9:00 AM EASTERN! A wonderful chance to win books and an e-reader, my friends! I've got two dogs in this fight (what a horrible analogy, Ruthy!!!!) "More Than a Promise" a full-length women's fiction that has garnered crazy high ratings on Amazon....

AND!!!! My beautiful current Love Inspired "A Cowboy in Shepherd's Crossing", on sale nationwide and at Amazon! Same deal.... Two chances to win as I gently encourage people to follow me on Bookbub and make my editors SO HAPPY!!!! I love happy editors!

Contest Link

And don't forget this amazing sale on!!!! Either Wishing Bridge book on sale at $1.99 for KINDLE!!!!           

January and February Special Events at SavvyAuthors. Includes January Speed Dating for Critique Partners and February Sweetheart Pitchfest.

Lessons from Little Women by Amanda Cabot at An Indie Adventure

The Writer's Resource - Self Editing by Katherine Ross at Thyme For Writers

New (and mostly improved) Wordpress Options by Julie Glover at Writers In The Storm

Questions To Consider When Writing A Scene by C.S. Lakin at Jane Friedman

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2018 by K.M. Weiland and Helping Writers Become Authors

Make A Living From Your Writing by Joanna Penn at the Creative Penn


  1. Congratulations to all! I've been out of the loop this week working and traveling, but I wanted to stop in and ask for prayers.... because it seems I am driving smack dab into HARPER this afternoon.... I'm hoping to beat the worst of it, and I've plotted what can only be called an "interesting" route to avoid SNOW MAKER MAMAS LAKES ERIE AND ONTARIO.... two of my BFFs in nice weather, but a treacherous pair in wind and snow.... so pray us home, my friends! I'm taking a country road more eastern route (I will be passing directly through Wishing Bridge country, and youse know how well that turned out!) :)

    Enjoy your Saturday and Sunday.... God bless you all!

    1. *waves* Ms Herne,

      Sending you travelling mercies as going into a storm like that on the road is definitely one which needs mercy and prayer! I loved how you said "snow making mamas" to refer to the lake effect snow monsters! Hoping you'll get through the least of it and off the road before the worst churns into the areas / roads your travelling!!

    2. Praying you home today, Ruthy!

    3. Praying for you today. I'll trade you some of my rain for the snow. I am so tired of all the rain. My body and rain do not get along together well. So glad the Lord is sustaining me through all the vertigo which is caused by the rain.

    4. You are in my prayers, Ruthy!!!

  2. We're getting Harper here too. I don't know when the NWS or the TV meteorologists decided they have to NAME everything. But I am prepped with food, fire and a stack of books, both personal copies and library finds. It could be worse. It has been worse. My new series takes place in NORTHERN New England and let's just say there are a lot of snow days.
    Got off my Ann H. Gabhart kick long enough to read "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah. Not a CBA book, but still a stunning story about a homesteading family in Alaska in the early 1970s. Let's just say it made me glad I live in New Hampshire, now. It is the COLDEST book I ever read. "Dr. Zhivago" is the coldest movie I ever watched.
    Kathy Bailey
    Making the best of it in NH

    1. I love Ann's books.

      I'll have to look for The Great Alone. I tried to talk my family into moving to Alaska in the early 70's, but for some reason my parents didn't think it was a good idea. *sigh* But I love to read books so I can fulfill my dream through someone else's experience.

    2. Love Kristen Hannah. Must look for The Great Alone, just as Jan mentioned. But, I don't like the cold. :) Yes to Zhivago being a cold movie. Brrr!

  3. Stay safe in that storm, Easterners!

    We're having sunshine today after a mild snow event yesterday, and everything is lovely. :-)

    This is our painting weekend. We're changing the walls in our kitchen/dining room/living room/entryway/hall (aka "Great Room") from muddy, early 2010's brown, to a bright white with a creamy yellow tinge. Even with only one coat of paint on, I couldn't believe the difference this morning!

    So it's a paintbrush instead of a computer for me today!

  4. Congratulations winners! I wish everyone a safe and warm holiday weekend. Kentucky is predicted to get some interesting weather today and tomorrow!

  5. .
    "…special brand of awesomeness…"

    I wish I'd written that!
    But why do we have to wait until Friday?
    The wait most long!
    Ah, anticipation is half the fun.

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    Praying for safety for all those in Harper's path. In GA, we've got rain but no snow. Tomorrow our temps will dip thanks to the storm.

    I've brought hot chocolate and warm cinnamon buns for a morning snack. Enjoy!

  7. Congratulations to all the winners.

    Everyone stay safe in Harper's path.

    My life is about to change in a big way. I sense a plot twist coming in one of my books. My very dear friend became very ill while visiting family the beginning of December when she came down with encephalitis and had multiple brain seizures which caused the doctors to put her in a coma. Now She and her husband will be flying in a medical plane from Pennsylvania to NC. I will be glad to have them back home but not sure if she will know me. She can't talk, and use her hands. I find I have so many questions writerly wise on her condition. The questions will need to wait. Please pray for kathy and her husband. I want to be of help and encouragement to both of them.

    1. How terrible, Wilani. I'm praying for Kathy and her husband. Keep us posted.

      Stay warm, Wilani!

  8. Thank you so very much. I sent an email with my address. We are in the midst of the snowstorm here in WV. Was a slick ride to church. Blessings!

    1. Glad you stopped by the WE to find out about your win, Lucy! Congrats!

  9. Oh yay! I'm so excited to have won Jill Lynn's book! Congrats to all the other winners!

    Looking forward to another fun line-up, even though I haven't been able to comment on every post. I read them later. :)

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