Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

OUT OF CONTROL for 4 minutes

Out of Control is available as an Audio Book.
That's a first for me. YAY!
Listen to the first four minutes of Out of Control...FREE
Or Buy the Audio Version HERE









Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm a GOOD example for once!

Mary Vee used me as a good example on
The Writer's Alley

It's so much more common that I'm used as a
HORRIBLE WARNING.

Out of Control---chance to win!

I'm on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog today doing a giveaway of my August Release
OUT OF CONTROL
Go there and leave a comment to get your name in the drawing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Missouri Flood of 2011

So we were just minding our own business...driving on roads with big barricades across them.
But not ALL the way across, of course.
And we came to what can only be described as a 'rough spot' in the road.
Yes, this is across a road, note the electric poles.
They still work.
I know someone past this road, their house on a high spot
that is now an ISLAND and they still have electricity.
I took these pictures with my phone.
Then, because I don't know how to get them off my phone, except I can PHONE them to someone
I phoned them to my daughter and she knows how to email them.
Her phone is smart...mine...or maybe ME...not so smart
We got out to consider our options.
Here on the left is My Cowboy, saying he thinks we should put our ride in 4-wheel drive
before proceeding down this road.
BTW his shirt is NOT pink.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that, or worse yet SAYING that.
There is confusion, awe, worry. This is a mess.
Thousands have lost their homes.
The acres of farm land that won't produce a crop...huge.
The NOISE was a surprise.
The river is moving fast all this way away from the main channel.
The water just roared while we stood there and watched.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

First Ever in the Known Universe--chance to win!!!!!!

Today is the first ever in the known universe giveaway
of my August release

OUT OF CONTROL

At

Seekerville

Friday, July 15, 2011

This is fun! A New Cover

This is the first look at my February 2012 release In Too Deep.
Book #2 in the Kincaid Brides Series
I can't look at that hero without smiling right back at him.
Ethan Kincaid is the charmer in the Kincaid clan.
The worse things get, the wider he smiles.
Trying to find out how Ethan really feels about something is almost impossible
Audra Gilliland, the little sweetheart in the background of the cover, recently lost her tyrannical husband. She's not that sad to see him go.
Audra wants to take charge of her own life.
She's spent her life being a sweet, submission, obedient woman-
-and look at the mess the men in her life have made.
She decides to practice her new found take-charge attitude on Ethan.
And she's found a surprising skill for wiping that smile off his face.

But of course before I can tell Ethan's story, first we meet bossy big brother Rafe and Audra's unlikely step-daughter Julia.
coming this August.
Out of Control

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Carol Award Finalists Announced

(Atlanta, GA) At ICRS, in a press conference hosted by ACFW and CBA, ACFW proudly announced the finalists in the Carol Awards. The Carol Awards evolved from ACFW’s Book of the Year Awards to honor the highest achievement for published authors of Christian fiction. The 2011 Carol Award winners in each category will be announced at ACFW’s Awards Gala on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri.


Honoring excellence in Christian fiction of all genres, American Christian Fiction Writers announces the Carol Award finalists:

Debut Author:

The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House)

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale Publishers)

Rooms by James L. Rubart (B&H Publishing)

Long Contemporary:

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell)

Red Ink by Kathi Macias (New Hope Publishers)

Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)


Long Contemporary Romance:

Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge (Harvest House)

Anna’s Return by Marta Perry (Berkley)

Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)


Long Historical:

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (Waterbrook Press)

Petra: City in Stone by T.L. Higley (B&H Publishing)

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press)


Long Historical Romance:

The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy (Barbour)

Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside)

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz (Revell)

Mystery:

Mirrored Image by Alice K. Arenz (Sheaf House)

Muslin Mystery by Vera Dodge (Guideposts)

The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour)

Novellas:

The Prodigal Groom by Vickie McDonough (Barbour)

Ride With Me Into Christmas by Rachael Phillips (Barbour)

A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour)

Romantic Suspense:

The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)

Don’t Look Back by Lynette Eason (Revell)

Pursuit of Justice by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale Publishers)

Short Contemporary:

The Wedding Garden by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired)

A Father for Zach by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired)

Winter’s End by Ruth Logan Herne (Love Inspired)

Short Contemporary Suspense:

Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense)

Legacy of Lies by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (Love Inspired Suspense)

Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley (Love Inspired Suspense)

Short Historical:

Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (Love Inspired)

Promise of Tomorrow by S. Dionne Moore (Barbour)

The Columns of Cottonwood by Sandra Robbins (Barbour)

Speculative Fiction:

The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin (AMG Publishers)

Rooms by James L. Rubart (B&H Publishing)

K├Ânig’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

Suspense/Thriller:

Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

Fear No Evil by Robin Caroll (B&H Publishing)

Medical Error by Richard L. Mabry (Abingdon Press)


Women’s Fiction:

Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers)

They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon)

Beyond Summer by Lisa Wingate (NAL)

Young Adult:

Anything But Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell)

Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Zonderkidz)

Katy’s New World by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Zonderkidz)

Review and a Chance to Win

A nice review of
Deep Trouble
And if you follow this blog
You'll have a chance NEXT TUESDAY
To win a copy of Deep Trouble

Monday, July 11, 2011

ICRS-Inspirational Christian Retail Show

This is the Inspirational Christian Retail Show, going on now in Atlanta.
That's MY COVER of Out of Control on display in a full sized poster
YAY!!!
ICRS is a trade show for Christian Bookstores so all the things you find a Christian bookstores, from books to bibles to Sunday School material to Christmas program costumes are on display there.
And that includes MY BOOK!
Out of Control is available August 1st.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Special Bonus Day on Seekerville

Talking about characters in
my soon to be released
Out Of Control
Book #1 in
the Kincaid Brides Series

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Out of Control

An interview I did

about my August release

Out of Control

Click HERE for the interview

Click HERE to buy

Monday, July 04, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Formal Affair

This is me and My Cowboy at the Rita Award Ceremony.
We're dressed up all fit to kill.
(that is a terrible expression btw)