Saturday, November 21, 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: Jan Drexler took a look at evil and its place in Christian Fiction. The winner of her choice of one of Jan's books is Glynis! Congratulations!

Wednesday: Debby Giusti's blog post, A Thanksgiving 2020 Reflection, got us in the mood for Turkey Day and helped us focus on the many reasons, even in spite of the pandemic, to give thanks. The winner of three Christmas stories, Debby's Amish Christmas Search, and a two-in-one with Vanetta Chapman, is Wendy Newcomb! Congrats, Wendy. Send your snail mail address to so Debby can get your books in the mail.

Friday: Ruthy and friends chatted about heroes and character development... and the winner of a copy of Ruthy's newest Love Inspired "Finding Her Christmas Family" is Wilani Wahl! 

And Ruthy's winners from ELEVEN days ago because she's a dork but she held a lovely Christkindl at the farm and raised money for charity so folks should always cut her some slack, don't you agree? :) Anyway, winners of "Finding Her Christmas Family" are Sarah Taylor and Angeline! 

Monday:  Georgiana Daniels is our guest blogger, and she's got a fun freebie for readers, so don't miss it!

Wednesday:  Cate Nolan will be here to talk about things we're grateful for in this writing life.
Friday: Pam Hillman

Missy Tippens
 has devotionals included in another collection from Guideposts! The new 2021 All God's Creatures Daily devotions for Animal Lovers is up for pre-order now! Animals are God's gift to humans. They are instruments of His Grace blessed with a special gift for comforting us when we are down, filling us with joy at just the right moment, and encouraging us on our walk of faith. In this collection you'll be blessed by daily true stories shared in devotionals by different authors.

For more info on the formats available and to purchase All God's Creaturesclick here.

Are you in need of a little happy and hope in your holidays? Erica Vetsch has two Christmas releases here in 2020:

A Joyful Christmas features a reprint of Erica's first novella, Christmas Service, which appeared in the Log Cabin Christmas Collection in 2012. 

The Joy to the World Regency Christmas Collection features a brand new novella, Wonders of His Love, from the Serendipity & Secrets series. Get your copy, and a heaping helping of happy and hope today!

Joy to the World 

What Did You Think of My Book? by Barbara Linn Probst at Writers In The Storm

5 Questions About Scene Sequences by KM Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors

4 Story Weaknesses that Lead to a Sagging Middle by Tiffany Yates Martin at Jane Friedman

The Nuances of Deep POV by CS Lakin at Live Write Thrive

How Strange Are Your Writing Habits? by James Rubart at Learn How To Write A Novel

Do Writers Read Differently? by Bob Hostetler at Steve Laube

Behind the Block: Overcoming Fear to Write by Rochelle Melander at Fiction University

The Stepping Stones of Our Writing by Katy Kauffman at The Write Conversation

3 Ways to Write a Novel with a Full-Time Job by Lewis at The Novel Smithy

Determining Your Character's Emotional Range by Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers


  1. Congrats to KB on an award she received. I hope she'll stop by and share her good news!

    Enjoy the weekend! We're into the Thanksgiving countdown. The grocery stores are packed, and turkeys are flying off the shelves. What are you cooking for Thanksgiving?

  2. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

    Debby, I ended up ordering our Thanksgiving meal from Cracker Barrel this year. I heard from a friend that she and her mom had been unable to find turkey breasts from their groceries (and I didn't want a whole turkey for our small family). So I'll be picking up our meal on Wednesday and then re-heating everything on Thanksgiving. :)

  3. We're looking forward to welcoming our new daughter-in-law (Erica Vetsch's beautiful daughter) to her first Drexler family holiday celebration! An extra blessing to be thankful for this year!

    We're cooking the usual - turkey and all the fixings!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. My Thanksgiving will be small--just my husband and son. We elected not to get together with extended families this year. But we will have the usual--turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, some kind of vegetables, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and peanut butter pie. Looking forward to a quiet day.


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