AndTheWinnersAre1Thanks to all of you who participated in the Spring Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. It was so fun to read all of your comments on my blog and at the other stops. Here are the winners:

Grand Prize (Kindle HDX) and 34 books: Shay Teague

Purple Prize (Kindle Paperwhite and the 17 Purple books): Kristine Klein

Pink Prize (Kind Paperwhite and the 17 Pink books): Dana McCall Michael

Now, for the winners of my own BONUS drawing. The numbers were chosen by Each of these two people will receive a copy of As Love Blooms and a package of Oreos.

Jennifer Tipton (from her newsletter sign up)


The Scavenger Hunt is Coming!


The HUNT begins at NOON on April 16, Mountain Time, 1 p.m. Central, and ends at midnight on April 19, 2015, mountain time.

You have a long weekend to complete all 32 stops and maximize your chances at

When Love Stirs Prize Winners


I was delighted by all of the kitchen disaster responses. They were so much fun to read and I hope to highlight some in my newsletter soon. I love how cooking and food are such an integral part of our lives. We associate different foods with so many memories which make us laugh or smile.

That’s the feeling I wanted to capture in While Love Stirs. For Charlotte, cooking feeds the soul, not just the body.

And the winners for this blog stop are:

Prize Package #1

When Love Calls and While Love Stirs

Fannie Farmer Cookbook

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Kelly Blackwell

Prize Package #2

When Love Calls and While Love Stirs

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The Grand Prize Winner of the Kindle Fire HDX and $100 gift certificate is Jamie G.

The two runners-up of the sets of 32 books are Melanie S. and Jean F.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all of you who took the time to enter, like my Facebook page, and sign up the newsletter. You bless my writer’s heart.

Keep reading!




Scavenger Hunt Stop #11

Spring-scavenger-collageYou’re on your way!

Welcome to stop #11 on the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on Friday, April 4, 2013 and ends Sunday, April 6, 2014, at midnight. If you are just arriving, you’ll want to go the first stop here.

As you progress through the scavenger hunt, you will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write these down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter these clues into a Rafflecopter form.

The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX along with a $100 gift certificate. Two runners-up will receive all 32 of the new releases featured by the authors in the hunt.

Now, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce you to Margaret Daley. I first met Margaret at the American Fiction Christian Writers conference where she was active in her role as president. Not only is she an amazingly gifted writer, she is also a sweet, genuine person.


Margaret Daley

1-Margaret Daley photo-jpgBestselling author, Margaret Daley, is multi-published with 94 books. She had written for Harlequin, Abingdon, Kensington, Dell, and Simon and Schuster. She has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Carol Award, Holt Medallion and Inspirational Readers

Park Perks in When Love Calls

aviary2At the turn of the century, a city’s park system was of upmost importance. Our country begun a move toward an urban society, but people still craved open spaces. New technologies had given families more free time, and a favorite place to spend that time time was at a park.

Des Moines, the setting for When Love Calls, had a beautiful park system. I wanted to highlight that in the book. Today, I’d like to share a few photos of some of the things I discovered in the city’s parks and mentioned in my book.

I’ve been asked if there really was an Amerian Circle Swing Company. Indeed there was! Below is photo of the swing in Des Moines’ Union Park.

Circle Swing

Besides the swing, the park also boasted an aviary. One of the oldest aviaries, the Raven Cage,

Scavenger Hunt Stop #19

Welcome to the 2013 Summer Scavenger Hunt! This hunt has 32 stops and runs May 17 through May 19, 2013. You can make the loop, reading unique content from 31 different authors, and if you complete the loop, and fill out the Rafflecopter form at Stop #32, you’ll be in the running for an iPad Mini (loaded with all our books), or one of two runner-up prizes—all 31 of our new releases in paperback.

Also, some authors are offering additional prizes, so be sure to read each post thoroughly to be in the running for

Save the Date!

Want to win an iPad Mini pre-loaded with 31 NEW releases? Then, mark your calendars for the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt, May 17-19! Look at the prizes and the list of authors below. Wow!

If you make the loop around all 31 stops, you