Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #30

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  Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 33 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. The hunt is BEST VIEWED using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer) It is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants. PRIZES include 3 sets of all 32 books, $500 in Amazon gift cards and many authors are offering additional prizes! There is NO RUSH to complete this hunt—you have ALL WEEKEND. So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that …

FALCON 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee!

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OORAH!!! Got blown away a few moments ago when I learned FALCON is a 2015 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee in the Inspirational Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category!! WOW! What an honor!! FALCON: Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its …

October New Releases

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More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance Her Christmas Hero by Lorraine Beatty — Gemma Butler has a grand vision to transform Dover, Mississippi’s fledgling Christmas celebrations and bring visitors to the town. It’s also the single mom’s last chance to provide for her son and revive her event planning business. But Gemma’s not the only one with something to prove. Linc Montgomery has the weight of the family business on his shoulders. And he’ll go down swinging before he’ll let anyone disrupt the traditions he holds dear. Yet when a storm threatens to destroy the holiday, he’ll join forces with the beautiful planner and discover she just might be …

Creative Days

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Well, thanks to my friend, Kristy Cambron, I’ve taken up verse-mapping, and thanks to many many creativists, I’ve started Bible Journaling. Here’s my newest picture from this Sunday’s message at Cornerstone Chapel.   Do you do Bible Journaling? I admit, it takes me a while to make these, but that’s a good thing–it helps me slow down, think about what our pastor or the Word is speaking to me. Our word is rush-rush-rush, so slowing down and contemplating is a good thing. 😀      

New Suspense Contract!!

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After doing the cover reveal for EMBERS, I’ve been asked a lot lately if I’ll be shifting my focus entirely to speculative novels. Hopefully with my website redesign you can tell that’s not the case. In fact, I can finally share some great news with you! In January, I signed a 3-book, 1-novella contract with Bethany House Publishers. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dave Long, who championed this series through all the boards and believed in me and this series. It’s an honor to become a BHP author (total geek-out moment here). WOW! THE TOX FILES This new series, THE TOX FILES, is a paramilitary adventure with  lead hero, Cole “Tox” Russell. It’s sort of Indiana Jones meets Jason Bourne …

INSPY Shortlist – Beowulf & Raptor 6

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Wow!! God knew I needed some encouragement (my husband has been without a job for four months, my daughter is married off, and my “middle” daughter is moving to DisneyWorld to work in the college program) this week! I’m DELIGHTED to discover that Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog and Raptor 6 were shortlisted by the judges for the 2015 INSPY Award!     These are the other finalists in each category: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense Mystery & Thriller

Cover Girl!

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It’s an extreme honor so humbling to be the cover feature for FamilyFictionEdge (January 2015). This is the first time I’ve been the cover “model,” and I have to say–it’s pretty awesome! Many thanks to the incredible folks at FamilyFiction, including Deidra Romero, for this feature.   Please take a moment to stop by ( ) read the interview, as well as the whole magazine. If you aren’t subscribed, please consider subscribing. They always have such fascinating interviews & stories. (When you follow the link, it will lead you to the regular edition of FamilyFiction–just scroll down to the Edge edition (they’re dual-packaged).)

#32 Author Scavenger Hunt Stop #27 – Heather Burch Interview

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Having fun yet? It’s my great pleasure on this hunt to host/feature amazing YA author, Heather Burch, who is featuring Avengers, the third book in her Halflings series. So, you know how it works–read the interview, grab the clue, then continue on to the next clue. once you have been to all 31 stops, then return to and enter the entire clue text! Now…without further ado, heeeeerre’s HEATHER!   First, I want to thank the amazing Ronie Kendig for having me drop by. Scavenger Hunt! So fun! Q: Everyone seems to have a “how I got published” story. What is yours? In 2005, God spoke to me that it was my year to do things that were important to …

Great Minds Think–and Decorate–Alike!

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Just a quick little fun for y’all. A while back I posted the picture below on Facebook, tagging my mother-in-law/father-in-law (the small framed print is of them) and my aunt (who’d given me the marble elephant). Then I get an email from friend and stellar author, Lynette Eason titled “No Freakin’ Way!” … check out her kitchen window. Great minds think alike, eh?  

WOLFSBANE wins 2011 Lime Award

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This morning I received an email from the marketing and publicity director at Barbour, informing me that Wolfsbane, Discarded Heroes #3,was named to The Christian Manifesto’s 2011 Lime Awards–their top ten fiction picks of the year. I am so tickled!! Thank you, Melissa Willis & TCM! Here is the full list: 1. DAY OF WAR by Cliff Graham If ‘Day Of War’ is any indication of what is to come, ‘The Lion of War’ series is going to be absolutely epic! – TCM Fiction Editor Melissa Willis 2. FAIRER THAN MORNING by Rosslyn Elliott Fairer than Morning is easily the best historical fiction novel I have read this year. I look forward to reading more books in this series and …