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Posts Categorized: Book News & Giveaways

You’re Invited!

You’re Invited! How does an author go about writing a book? What goes into researching a historical novel? Will there be refreshments? Tuesday February 8, 2011, I’ll be speaking at the Antioch Public Library in Antioch, California from 6:30-7:30 pm. ` I’ll be discussing the process of writing a novel and how I researched the… Read more »

New Book Series!

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve signed a contract with Revell for another three-book series set during World War II! The series is tentatively titled Wings of the Nightingale, and it follows three flight nurses who discover friendship, love, and peril in the skies and on the shores of the Mediterranean. In Every Letter (working title),… Read more »

Blue Skies Tomorrow – the Book Cover is Here!

Here it is! The cover for Blue Skies Tomorrow, coming from Revell, August 2011! And here’s the blurb from the publisher… Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war… Read more »

Battlefields & Blessings – Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment last week for the drawing for Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green, and John Croushorn. The winner is…Lisa Boyle! Lisa, I left you a message on Facebook. If you didn’t win, the book… Read more »

Movies and Memories Giveaway – We Have a Winner!

What a contest this turned out to be! We had 895 entries in the Movies and Memories Giveaway!! Many thanks to LitFuse Publicity for running the contest and blog tour. The random number generator has selected one grand prize winner… Cassandra Darensbourg! Congratulations to Cassandra! Cassandra will receive a A Movie and Memory Prize Package!… Read more »

Movies and Memories Giveaway!

I’m so excited to present The Movies and Memories Giveaway to celebrate the release of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey… Read more »

A Friend in the Storm – Giveaway winner!

Thank you for visiting with me for my “Through the Storm” posts over the last three weeks. I drew a random number, and the winner of Cheryl Ricker’s lovely gift book A Friend in the Storm is Laura! Laura, I know where you live 🙂 I’ll get the book to you soon. If you missed… Read more »

Winner of Jam Drawing!

Thanks to everyone for your lovely, nostalgic comments about making jam. I had my son draw a random name – Lois Hudson has won a jar of homemade plum jam. Um, guess I’d better get around to actually making that jam now, huh? Lois, I’ll send you a message on Facebook to get your mailing… Read more »

Brainstorming Drawing Winner

Thank you all for your creative ideas for titles. It’s nice to have friends who are better with titles than I am! I’ve forwarded a long list of suggestions to the team at Revell. The marketing director said she saw a lot that she loved, and they’ll take it to their titling committee this week…. Read more »

Help Me Brainstorm!

It’s time to name the third book in the Wings of Glory series. Yesterday, the fantastic, creative team at Revell, my agent, and I brainstormed title ideas. They really liked my working title, When Blue Skies Return, but with the font and look of the series – see the book covers – the title is… Read more »