Saturday, August 15, 2020

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: We welcomed guest Shannon Vannatter to tell us about Scrivenings Press. From their website: "Scrivenings Press LLC is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of clean fiction. The company was founded in 2020 when owners Linda Fulkerson and Shannon Vannatter purchased the bulk of the backlist from Mantle Rock Publishing as well as the contracts MRP had signed for upcoming books." The winner of a copy of the Love Inspired Western Collection, Counting on the Cowboy / Her Texas Cowboy is Glynis!

Wednesday: Ruth Logan Herne was in the house instead of the pumpkin patch and she was chatting straight-up truths about publishing and squaring your shoulders, pulling up your big kid britches and getting on with it. Typical Ruthy.... also typical Ruthy, she's giving away two copies of her newest Guideposts mystery "A Fallen Petal", and the winners are Paula Shreckwise and Karen Sargent!

Friday: Beth shared everything y'all ever wanted to know about blog tours and likely a few things you didn't in Behind the Scenes of a Blog Tour: a JustRead Publicity Tours exclusive sneak peek for Seekerville! Winners of two books from the JustRead stash are kaybee and Sandy!

Monday:  Jan Drexler will be here with a Back to Basics post that attempts to make the most common piece of advice a littler clearer: Show vs. Tell: Clearing Up the Mystery

Tuesday: Louise Gouge comes in on Tuesday to chat about her newest release "Winning Amber" and how to harness inspiration and mold it into a beautiful story! 

Wednesday: Debby Giusti will be talking about writing and the writing journey. Be sure to stop in for a cup of java and a bit of inspiration!
Friday: Ruth Logan Herne shamelessly jumps in to help out on this Friday by promoting the second book of her republished North Country series "Season of Hope"... And will have an e-copy or two to give away! Stop by and learn a little more about how the publishing industry works and how indie publishing and traditional publishing have learned to work hand in hand... at least some of the time!

If you love Christian fiction--and don't we all--here's an opportunity to win 30 books, including Mindy Obenhaus's latest release, A Father's Promise, and an eReader! Enter HERE. Contest ends Wednesday, August 19th.

More Amish Suspense
From USA TODAY bestselling author

Amish Christmas Search
Oct 2020
An Amish girl’s disappearance is a mystery…
and the clues lead straight into danger at Christmas.
Convinced her friend didn’t run away as the police
believe, Lizzie Kauffman searches for the truth—but
someone will kill to keep it hidden. Now the Amish
housekeeper and her friend Caleb Zook are on the
run for their lives. And if they want to find their
missing friend, Lizzie and Caleb must figure out
a way to survive the holiday.

Pre-order HERE!

Ruthy's (Ruth Logan Herne) second North Country book debuts as an indie THIS WEEK! Originally published by Love Inspired as "Made to Order Family" Season of Hope is available for preorder now... with a Friday, 8/21 release date! Amazingly priced at $1.99, Ruthy hopes the lot o' youse will love the series that began it all for her ten short years ago!

6 Crucial Character Relationships by Laurence MacNaughton at Fiction University

Praying God's Words over Your Words by Julie Lavender at The Write Conversation

4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers by KM Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors

6 Tricks to Layer on Stakes by September C. Fawkes at Writers Helping Writers

The Challenge of Creating Powerful Settings by CS Lakin at Live Write Thrive

Sticky Note Thoughts for Plotters and Pantsers by Leigh Cheak at Writers In The Storm

Love, Work, and Office Romance by Angela Ackerman at Jami Gold

Finding the Quirky in the Mundane by David Rawlings at Learn How To Write A Novel

Top 12 Fonts to Use on Book Cover Designs by Chloe Holiday at Book Brush Blog

Developing a Coherent Story by Jael R. Bakari at Jami Gold


  1. So you're open FOUR days this week, yay, I think I can drop by for most if not all. So pleased to have won books from Just Read! Couldn't have come at a better time, my Kindle is getting a little skimpy and my library still isn't open. Thanks guys.
    Kathy Bailey

  2. I am happy to see I won some books. Thank you. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  3. Congratulations to the winners!

    I was out of the house all day yesterday, so today is a writing day for me (yay!) Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. Wishing everyone a joyous weekend!

  5. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Here is Texas temps are triple-digit, so it's a good day to stay inside.

  6. WOW!

    Ruth: I bet I've seen about 50 different covers of your books and, "Season of Hope", is by far the most appetizing! ( "Mended Hearts" is also quite delicious looking as well.)

    I took just one look at that cover art and within seconds a complete Advertising/Marketing Campaign Exploded in my mind…and I mean full blown!

    Remember the "Scratch and Sniff" advertising gimmicks of decades ago?

    Well, I saw three of your titles at once in my mind as your very own Aromatic Trilogy!

    "Small-Town Hearts" with a candy-store aroma scratch and sniff.

    "Red Kettle Christmas" with a New York bagel store aroma scratch and sniff.

    "Season of Hope" (né: "Made to Order Family") with a bakery store scratch and sniff.

    It has often been said that, "The Nose Knows" (at least back East it has).

    Wow! Don't you think that a "Scratch n' Sniff" book trilogy would capture the attention of romance Magazines? What a clever way to get a reader to pick up the book!

    Besides "Made to Order Family" resonates with the heartwarming magic of my favorite Missy book, "A Houseful of Hope". I remembered all the above books because I enjoyed them so much.

    Se Si Bon!!!

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