Saturday, December 31, 2011


(but I'll mention them anyhow!)

1. Ruth Logan Herne-A full autographed set of Men of Allegany County, all four books, ready to be delivered to your door for either reading or gift-giving (choice of print or ebook)! And there might just be a little surprise packed inside!

2. 10 pages edited for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage by Grammar Queen.

3. Debby Giusti: Amazon gift card for $15 and a copy of The Captain's Mission (print).

4. Critique of the first chapter of an inspirational Manuscript by Janet Dean.

5. Nobody's Child by Austin Boyd-Pam Hillman.

6. Mary Connealy $15 Amazon Gift certificate.

7. An entire five book set of Janet Dean Love Inspired Historical releases (print).

7am - 9am (Eastern)

1. A 10 page romance manuscript critique by Sandra Leesmith.

2. Myra Johnson- One Imperfect Christmas (print).

3. Cara Lynn James-Love On a Dime (print).

10am - Noon (Eastern)

1. $10.00 Starbucks card from Tina Radcliffe.

2. Glynna Kaye- Alicia Rasley's "The Power of Point of View: Make Your Story Come to Life."

3. Amazon gift card for $15 from Audra Harders.

1pm - 5pm

1. Julie Lessman -winner's choice of any of Julie's books PLUS choice of top CBA book from Julie’s personal library.

2. 3 chapter critique of an inspirational romance by Tina Radcliffe.

3. Debby Giusti: First two books in the Military Investigations Series, The Officer's Secret and The Captain's Mission (print).

4. Nobody's Child by Austin Boyd-Pam Hillman.

5. Glynna Kaye: Bill O'Hanlon's "Write is a Verb: Sit Down, Start Writing. No Excuses."

6m - 9pm

1. To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson--Pam Hillman

2. Missy Tippens-February 2012 LI release, A House Full of Hope print).

3. $15 Starbucks card from Audra Harders.

4. Ruth Logan Herne-The chance to NAME THAT HERO for the first book of Ruthy's next LI series! Ruthy will give you an overview of the hero, the heroine's name, and a little about the story, then the winner will submit ten possible names for this deputy sheriff who comes to town for a new beginning and gets way more than he bargained for!

10 - 11 pm

1. Tina Radcliffe – Oklahoma Reunion and/or The Rancher’s Reunion. Kindle only

2. 1 copy of Price of Victory by Sandra Leesmith.

Midnight! (Eastern)

1. 30 minute chat with Julie Lessman.

2. Rocky Mountain Hero, Kindle only by Audra Harders.

3. An Inconvenient Match by Janet Dean (print).

Midnight! (Central)

1. Oklahoma Reunion by Tina Radcliffe (print)

2. Yuletide Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne (print)

3. One chapter inspirational manuscript critique by Tina Radcliffe

Midnight! (Mountain)

1. Myra Johnson--Your pet (dog, cat, horse, whatever!) featured in a supporting role in Myra Johnson's next novel.

2. Pam Hillman - 1 copy of Stealing Jake for Kindle or Nook.

3. 1 Children's Book of choice by Sandy Wardman.

Midnight! (Pacific)

1.Tina Radcliffe--Debra Dixon's GMC.

2. Mary Connealy-- Out of Control (print).

3. Missy Tippens-- February 2012 LI release, A House Full of Hope (print).

If that's not enough to bring in the New Year, Seekerville is also giving away a GENUINE, ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS-Seekerville pen to every single winner!

This is not the time to lurk!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Speedy Turtle Recipe

Speedy Turtles
Pretzels (the usual twisted ones)
Rolo Candies
Pecan halves

Lay pretzels on a cookie sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper)
unwrap Rolos and set on each pretzel Bake pretzel/rolo for 4 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Remove from oven, press pecan half down to squish melted rollo.

This is the best flavor combo imaginable and so easy. The big time killer is unwrapping each Rolo... get the kids involved.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Ninja Cow Captured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am heartbroken.
Only remember they have caught ONE Ninja Cow. Many more remain.
Funny article begins: Plattsmouth's long ninja nightmare is over

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ninja Cow

Personally my favorite part of this story is the quotation marks in this paragraph:

A calf that was believed to be the cow's had been placed in the pen Monday. But she busted out without it, and the calf has been placed with "people knowledgeable about farm animals," Rathman said.


I live in Nebraska. This is big news. Thank heavens this is big news. YAY NEBRASKA!

Monday, December 05, 2011


We're doing a giveaway
We're talking about how
NANO went

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Amazon Author's Central

Something New
I can create a direct link to
My Amazon Author Page

Or here is the actual link.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Vote for Me, Please

I'm a finalist for
Book of the Year
Out of Control
Loves Western Romance
(along with a lot of other great books!)
If you'd like to go vote.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Being Thankful


Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I'm on Robin Lee Hatchers Blog today

And there is a RECIPE!
Besides us talking about our novella that just released
A Home for Christmas
on sale for 99 cents on Kindle and Nook

I have a Christmas novella releasing today--with Robin Lee Hatcher

And it just went up on Amazon today.

Wow, fast work. It's a ebook and it costs 99 cents
I recommend you buy one for everyone on your Christmas list . (And don't tell them how much it cost!)

It's called:

A Home for Christmas: The Sweetest Gift/A Christmas Angel

Click HERE to buy for Kindle on Amazon

Click HERE to buy for Nook on Barnes and Noble

If you have neither a Kindle or a Nook you can download the book to your computer and since it's a novella, it doesn't take long to read it there.
It's two romances in one book.

The Sweetest Gift by Mary Connealy

A spinster with a master's degree who is a world traveler, librarian by day and concert pianist by night, marries a Nebraska rancher with an eighth grade education. Their worlds are so far apart that each is afraid to admit their marriage of convenience is turning into a love match.

When Christmas draws near Adelaide must decide if she can give up her hopes of owning a beautiful piano so her husband can have the stallion he needs for his ranch. And Graham may need to risk his perfect brood mare to show his love for his wife by buying her the Christmas gift of her dreams.

A Christmas Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher

Ten-year-old Annie Gerrard, stuck in a wheelchair since falling from the barn loft, hopes for a beautiful angel to go atop the Christmas tree, but God’s answer to her prayer is completely unexpected.
Annie’s widower father, Mick, hated to ask his in-laws for help, but he had no other choice. He never imagined they would send his wife’s stepsister, Jennifer Whitmore, to care for his daughter. Nor did he foresee the love she would bring into their home. Did he and Annie dare hope that Jennifer might choose to stay?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Katt's Scribbles??? I'm on today

Come read my interview with
Kathy Cretsinger
Katt's Scribbles

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Tulsa Signing Fun Begins!!!

Mary (me) and Tina at Steve's Sundries. A fun, fantastic day.
Mary, Tina, Vince, Ruthy and Linda
Ruthy, Tina, Me with Carol Moncado and Andrea Strong
after the signing at Mazzio's Pizza,

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tulsa -- The Sooner Booksigning Excellent Adventure

Fun party tonight at Goldie's Patio and Grill in Tulsa
L - R Tina Radcliffe, Margaret Daley, Mary Connealy (me),
Vickie McDonough, Carla Stewart and Ruth(y) Logan Herne.
Margaret had a book signing before this and then we all went out for dinner.

Me, Vince Mooney--Seekerville Buddy, and Tina Radcliffe, my signing is with her tomorrow.

The afternoon at the Will Roger's Museum. It was fascinating tour.
Tomorrow, Booksigning--Saturday Oct. 21 from 1 - 3
Steve's Sundries.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Chance to win Ten Plagues

That sounds like I'm going to infect you with a horrible disease...if you get lucky

It's not that way at all.

Go check it out HERE

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sioux Falls Signing

Left to Right
NYT Bestselling Author Erica Vetsch
Rose Zediker who has just sold two more books!
Lorna Seilstad who rode up there with me, bless her heart
and ME
Don't we just look so happy?
It was a fun day.


With Tina Radcliffe
October 22nd
TIME: 1 - 3 pm
Steve's Sundry, Books & Magazines
2612 S. Harvard
Tulsa, OK 74114

Friday, October 14, 2011

Booksigning Saturday in Sioux Falls

If you're in the Sioux Falls area,
I'm signing books there tomorrow
from 1-3 pm
Crossroads Book and Music
Erica Vetsch, Rose Ross Zediker and Lorna Seilstad.
Come if you can. We'd love to meet you!
Crossroads is conveniently located just two blocks East of the Empire Mall on Westport Avenue. Westport runs between 41st and 49th streets, directly behind Kohls and Target.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm on the Suspense Zone!!!

How scary is that???


With New York Times Bestselling Author Erica Vetsch
And Rose Zediker
Crossroads Books and Music
3900 South Westport Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-6354
(605) 338-5951
October 15th, 2011 1-3 pm

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Family Lore that I Love--and a chance to win

On Anita Mae Draper's blog
A chance to win two books

Huge Giveaways - Every Day in Seekerville

The winner of this Seekerville contest WHICH ENDS TOMORROW!!!
Gets their query letter judged by Melissa Endlich, Senior Editor for Love Inspired.

Last time we did a contest with an LI editor it ended in requests for partials and full manuscripts so DON'T PASS THIS UP!!!
Details HERE:

It's all part of our huge birthday part at Seekerville.
We have giveaways every day all month. Plus weekly and one huge MONTHLY winner.
This week's daily guests (all doing giveaways) are
Monday: A Peek at the Past: Curator Janet Dean’s Tour of the Seekerville Historical Museum. Janetwill be giving away a four book set (print) of her titles: Courting Miss Adelaide, Courting the Doctor’s Daughter, The Substitute Bride and Wanted: A Family.
Tuesday: Got some “beachfront property” to sell? Then tune in Tuesday when "relocation consultant"
Myra Johnson walks you through some important steps toward vacating your sandy ol' beach hut on Unpubbed Island and preparing for the big move into "published author" digs! Captain Jack is guarding Myra's giveaway right down there on the shore.
Wednesday: Wednesday we'll hear from Revell author Julie Lessman. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Memories of a Published Author. Julie will be doing a giveaway of a signed print copy of one of her books plus winner's choice of a top (new & print) CBA book from her library. PLUS she will name a bit character after the winner in her next book, Steven's story, A Trust Restored.
Thursday: Today join Love Inspired author
Ruth Logan Herne as she literally shows you how she and Oprah embrace change in her post: Ruthy and Oprah: Women Brave Enough to Embrace Change Publicly! Only Oprah's More Famous! Ruthy will be sharing delightful giveaways to lucky commenters AND helping you develop that 'embrace change' attitude editors and readers love! Rumors of chocolate are not being denied by Ruthy spokespersons.

Friday: Flying in from the Pacific Rim, we are simply deeelighted to welcome book doctor, free lance writer and editor
Jason Black to Seekerville. His post is entitled, How To Plot Like a Four-Year-Old. Of course this party has more presents. Stop by for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card (for readers) and a writing resource book of choice from Jason's website (writers).

Saturday: Even her name sounds like fun. Jenny B. Jones. Jenny B. Jones. Jenny B. Jones. Say it five times! In case you didn't figure it out, YA author
Jenny B. Jones is our guest, which should be present enough, but we still have a Saturday giveaway!

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Many authors, including Lorna Seilstad
Author Trove - Iowa Author Fair
(I know I'm not an Iowa author but I'm keeping quiet and so far I'm still in!)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
the Community Hall
across the street from
the Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Booksignings in Rochester and Minneapolis MN THIS WEEKEND

WITH New York Times Bestselling Author
Rochester MN and Minneapolis

Christian Book and Gift
Friday, October 7th, 2011, 6-8 pm
815 N Broadway,
Rochester, MN 55906

Burnsville LifeWay Christian Store
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 10am-12pm
Cobblestone Court
14150 Nicollet Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55337

Maple Grove LifeWay Christian Store
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 2-4 pm
Arbor Lakes Mall
12985 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Great Out of Control Review

When I say Out of Control Review
That's no reflection on Marji.

Monday, October 03, 2011

My Day on Seekerville--a special giveaway

Stop in and leave a comment
I'm the kick-off post for a month long birthday party.
Leave a comment to get your name in a drawing for
End of the Month
of a
and let the party begin

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Interview for (gasp) Ten Plagues

On Creative Madness
(why does that seem so appropriate?)

Saturday, October 01, 2011


Rochester MN

Christian Book and Gift
815 N Broadway,
Rochester, MN 55906

(507) 289-2590
Friday, October 7th, 2011, 6-8 pm

Burnsville LifeWay Christian Store

Cobblestone Court
14150 Nicollet Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-435-8600
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 10am-12pm

Maple Grove LifeWay Christian Store
Arbor Lakes Mall
12985 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763-420-3883
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 2-4 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm on Publishers Weekly today

There's a review of
Deep Trouble
To check it out
Click HERE

Monday, September 26, 2011


 ACFW Awards Banquest l - r Audra Harders, Cara Lynn James, Debby Guisti, Janet Dean, Julie Lessman, Super Agent Natasha Kern, Mary Connealy (here after I will refer to Mary as.........ME)
Julie Lessman, Cary Lynn James, Debby Guisti, Janet Dean, Me

Pepper Basham and Me

Myra Johnson, Anita Mae Draper, Gina Welborn, Dina Sleiman, Cara Lynn James, Jessica Nelson

Me and happy are we, huh? :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Romantic Times reviews Ten Plagues-4 Stars!

by Mary ConNealy

Genre: Inspirational, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

RT Rating 4 Stars ****

In a departure from her usual historical genre, Nealy has crafted a creepy tale of suspense and murder with just the right amount of romance to temper the drama. Keren’s unique spiritual gift will keep readers riveted to the pages of this thrilling story.

A killer is loose in Chicago, and Det. Keren Collins wants to find the villain before more people disappear. Paul Morris is an ex-cop turned pastor who runs a mission for the homeless. Keren and Paul connect when it becomes apparent that the person responsible for the crimes is basing them on the plagues of Egypt, and the dead women are connected to Paul. Can they work together to stop the madman before it’s too late? (BARBOUR, Oct., 352 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed By: Melissa Parcel

And here's a video for my pseudonymously written book.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I did a radio interview

You can listen to it on In Faith Radio
And look for the words
InFaith9-15 to listen

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Booksigning in Lincoln NE Sunday, Aug 18

This coming Sunday, September 18th
Lincoln NE
I'll be signing copies of my new release
Out of Control
Stephanie Grace Whitson
signing her new release
A Most Unsuitable Match
2-4 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Call in NOW!!!

I’m doing a radio talk sow NOW! 5 to 5:30 Central time

If you’d like to talk, call in to the radio show NOW!


Booksigning in Lincoln NE with Stephanie Grace Whitson

This coming Sunday, September 18th
Lincoln NE
I'll be signing copies of my new release
Out of Control
Stephanie Grace Whitson
signing her new release
A Most Unsuitable Match
2-4 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Top Ten Reasons to Use a Pseudonym - and a Giveaway

Of a book I wrote using a
Be afraid!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I'm so excited about this I can't STAND IT!!!!!!!!!
Christian Booksellers Association
Bestseller list for October
Out of Control is #13
13 is my lucky number
(if I was superstitious and I'm not)
My first baby was born on Friday the 13th, 13 days early, weighing 6' 13" and it was one of the luckiest days of my life.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New review of Out of Control--and a milestone

There's a nice review of
Out of Control
And the milestone?
This is my ONE THOUSANDth Post
on this blog.
And still, I probably haven't said a single useful thing!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A great review of Petticoat Ranch

That's fun because I don't get reviews of older books very often.
Books by Renea
Read it HERE

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Booksigning in Lincoln NE

I'm signing with
Stephanie Grace Whitson
Barnes and Noble
Sunday, September 18
2 pm
5150 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
For Details Click Here

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Coffee, Two Hearses and a Dog

A woman was leaving a 7-11 with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.

A long black hearse was followed by a second hearse about 50 feet behind. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a Pit Bull dog on a leash.

Behind her were 200 women walking single file.

The woman couldn't stand the curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"

The woman replied, "Well, that first hearse is for my husband,"

"What happened to him?"

The woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him."

She inquired further, "Well who is in the second hearse?"

"His mistress. She tried to help my husband, then the dog turned on her."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two women.

"Can I borrow the dog?"

She replied, "Get in line."

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

TEN PLAGUES-By Mary Nealy (that's me!)

For more details go to and find out all about my Season of Suspense.
Ten Plagues
coming October 1st to bookstores near you.
Available now for preorder on

About Ten Plagues

A demon possessed serial killer acts out the Ten Plagues of Egypt on the city of Chicago.
An inner city mission paster draws the attention of a madman and becomes the focus of his rage.

A lady cop with the spiritual gift of discerning spirits gets the case and is confronted with an evil unlike any she's ever known.

The pastor and the cop race to stop a murderer,

knowing that the plague of the first born and the plague of darkness are being saved just for them.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

You Know You're From Nebraska When....

The local gas station sells live bait, next to the local jerked beef and homemade jam.

At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant.

You understand that brakes on silage trucks are considered a luxury.

“Bulldoggin'“ is an event.

As the American flag passes, you are on your feet and have removed your hat, your hand is over your heart, or someone behind you gives you a slap-on-the-head reminder to do so.
You think that the start of deer and pheasant season is a national holiday.
You understand the true meaning to “snipe” hunting.

Pop is the only name for soda.

The trip into town for school takes longer than your lunch period.

“Crown Royal” has nothing to do with nobility.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

You Know You're From Nebraska When...

You know how to polka, but never tried it sober....

You know what “knee-high by the Fourth of July” means.

You know the difference between “Green” and “Red” farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!

You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply Co.

You hear someone use the word “oof-dah” or “Holy Buckets” and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.

You or someone you know was a “Beef Queen” or “Dairy Princess” at the county fair.

You know that “combine” is a noun.

You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter, or peeing on a electric fence.

You know that “creek” rhymes with “pick”.

Football schedules, branding calves and weaning, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.

If the sun is out, it's really windy, and you’re getting wet....better get on upside to moving livestock.

Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.

Cruising “Main” lasts for six blocks.

You have driven your car on the lake.

You can make sense of “upnort” and “batree”.

Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

If a road you're driving on has more than three curves to a are nearing or in the Sand Hills.

Your vocabulary still includes, “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir”

You actually understand these jokes and will forward them to all your Nebraska friends!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Out of Control Makes Bestseller List!!!

Out of Control
My August Release
Just showed up on the
(Just in case you think I'd ... ahem ... make this up!)

Hard to Buy For :)

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.

One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the 75th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida.

The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, “And I had a large theater built in the house."

The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite the entire Bible. It took ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $50,000 a year for five years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed. After the celebration Mama sent out her Thank You notes.

She wrote: Milton, the house you built is so huge that I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound and it can hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I’m nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you so much."


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Interview with an Inkslinger

Today I'm on
with Shannon Vannatter.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chance to win Out of Control and Trish Perry's blog

Trish Perry always does a fun interview.
Go leave a comment there and get your name in the drawing
for a copy of
Out of Control

Cake Wrecks

I thought this was just crack-me-up funny.
The Earthquake Edition

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chance to get Out of Control

Go to Amber's blog
and leave a comment
And I'm lucky she invited me and now I'm inviting YOU!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Along the Way Blog

There's a nice review of
Out of Control
Along the Way

Saturday, August 20, 2011


A voice artist who read
Out of Control
For my first ever audio book
is on Seekerville today
Go there and leave a comment
To get your name in the drawing for a copy.

FYI I'm 'Essential' now

I'm listed as one of ten ESSENTIAL voices in
Romantic Comedy
In the latest version of
Family Fiction Magazine
Go See the List

Friday, August 19, 2011

Giveaway Audio Version Out of Control

You can enter until Monday, August 22.


Today on Seekerville we're thrilled to have the Bethany House Marketing Team as guests.
To celebrate we're giving away one Bethany Book an hour.

Here's the list.
8 am Out of Control--Mary Connealy

9 am Siri Mitchell--Heart Most Worthy

10 am Karen Witemeyer--To Win Her Heart

11 am Beverly Lewis--The Thorn (The Rose Trilogy Book 1)

12 pm Tracie Peterson--Hope Rekindled

1 pm Stephanie Grace Whitson--A Most Unsuitable Match

2 pm Laura Frantz--The Colonel's Lady

3 pm Janette Oke & Davis Bunn--Tomorrow's Dream

4 pm Falls Like Lightning--Shawn Grady

5 pm Out of Control--Mary Connealy

Stop by Seekerville and leave a comment to get your name in the hourly drawings.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today I'm on
Petticoats & Pistols
doing a giveaway of
Out of Control
Click HERE

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Booksigning in FARGO-FRIDAY

4761 13th Avenue South, Fargo - (701) 356-0700
Friday, August 5th

Blog Week for Out of Control

My publisher has arranged for multiple blogs to feature
Out of Control
Here's a great review from Winter Peck.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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

Out of Control---chance to win!

I'm on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog today doing a giveaway of my August Release
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




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)


Mirrored Image by Alice K. Arenz (Sheaf House)

Muslin Mystery by Vera Dodge (Guideposts)

The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour)


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)


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
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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
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