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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 5 September 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – MIKAL DAWN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – MIKAL DAWN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“Faith. Fun. Forever.”

 

“When I was younger, I used to think that joy was all about feeling happy, having fun, and laughing a lot. It is that, but it’s more than that when we invite God into things.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

JODI HASSEL

Mikal will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military wife. By day, she works as an administrative assistant for an international ministry, serves in her church’s library, runs her kids to all their sports, and drinks lots of coffee. By night, she talks to figments of her imagination as she attempts to write while dinner is burning. And drinks lots of coffee. When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Mikal now lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two of their three children, and one ferocious feline.

 

https://mikaldawn.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Mikal-Dawn/e/B071NGN8D5

https://www.facebook.com/mikaldawnauthor/

https://twitter.com/MikalDawn/

https://www.instagram.com/mikaldawn/

https://www.pinterest.com/mikal_dawn/

 

“Enter the Psalms. They refocus me, give me hope, peace. They give me joy. I think more on the Lord. I speak with Him more. I’m more relaxed and less irritable.”

GIVEAWAY

Mikal is offering an e-copy of Once Upon a Christmas Collection.

 

#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Mikal Dawn, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 22 August 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – HOPE TOLER DOUGHERTY – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – HOPE TOLER DOUGHERTY – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“Trading guilt and misery for God’s grace and mercy.”

 

“I don’t present the Gospel message in my books, but God is evident throughout the stories. My characters struggle with everyday problems, pray to and receive strength and wisdom from a loving God.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

LUCY REYNOLDS

Hope will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University and York Technical College. Her publications include three novels, Irish Encounter and Mars…With Venus Rising, and Rescued Hearts as well as nonfiction articles. A member of ACFW, RWA, and SinC, she and her husband live in North Carolina and enjoy visits with their two daughters and twin sons. Visit her at hopetolerdougherty.com.

 

https://hopetolerdougherty.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Toler-Dougherty/e/B00X62XX7Q

https://www.facebook.com/AUTHORHOPETOLERDOUGHERTY/

https://www.instagram.com/hopetolerdougherty/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hope-toler-dougherty-20097834/

https://www.pinterest.com/hopetdougherty/

https://twitter.com/hopetdougherty

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13941031.Hope_Dougherty

 

 

“Sometimes the writer’s life borders on the lonely side–unless you count spending time with imaginary characters, that is…   Spending time with other writers, especially Christian writers, is always such an encouragement, and spending that time at a beach (with lots of chocolate)? All the better!”

 

GIVEAWAY

Hope is offering an e-copy of Rescued Hearts, or a print copy to a U.S. reader.

“Can I worship in jeans or shorts or pajamas? Yes.

Have I done it? Yes—beside Niagara Falls, around a campfire, at my desk. The Red Rock State Park in Arizona brought me to tears contemplating our Creator.”

 

 

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 15 August 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – VIKKI KESTELL – GIVEAWAY WINNERS

 

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – VIKKI KESTELL – GIVEAWAY WINNERS

“Faith Filled Fiction”

 

“Writing is the best job ever… and the most demanding.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

BRANDI DAGWAN

 and

TONYA HAMILTON

 and

ASHLEY SAPP

 and

DYAN LYNESS

Vikki will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vikki Kestell’s passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers’ affection for her characters and unusual plotlines. Two often-repeated sentiments are, “I feel like I know these people,” and “I am right there, in the book, experiencing what her characters experience.”

Vikki holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. She left a career of twenty-plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time. “Writing is the best job ever,” she admits, “and the most demanding.”

Also an accomplished speaker and teacher, Vikki and her husband Conrad Smith make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

http://vikkikestell.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Vikki-Kestell/e/B007OLYM0M

https://www.facebook.com/TheWritingOfVikkiKestell

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/vikki-kestell

https://twitter.com/FaithFilledFic

 

 

“A genre to me is more the setting than the objective. My characters are real to me. I could put them in any genre and they would thrive..”

GIVEAWAY

Vikki is offering five free Kindle copies of Laynie Portland Spy Rising.

 

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 25 July 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – DAVID CORBETT – GIVEAWAY WINNER

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CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – DAVID CORBETT – GIVEAWAY WINNER

 

“What can you learn from a murderer? How one moment of your life can change it for the worst forever. How some mistakes can’t be corrected.”

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“What I discover as I’m writing a given scene or chapter is that the first couple of drafts only descend so far into the emotional, dramatic, and experiential truth of the situation. I sometimes describe the process as working out a preliminary sketch then gradually, slowly, layering on the color.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

TRACY URSCHLER

and

JODI HASSELL

David will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Corbett is the award-winning author of the writing guides The Art of Character (“A writer’s bible” – Elizabeth Brundage) and The Compass of Character, which Writer’s Digest will publish in October 2019.  He has published six novels, including 2018’s The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday, nominated for the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery. His short fiction has been selected twice for Best American Mystery Stories, and his non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, Bright Ideas, and Writer’s Digest, where he is a contributing editor. He has taught at the UCLA Writer’s Program, Litreactor, Book Passage, and at writing conferences across North America and Mexico, and is a monthly contributor to Writer Unboxed, an award-winning blog dedicated to the craft and business of fiction.

 

http://www.davidcorbett.com/

https://www.amazon.com/David-Corbett/e/B001HD3GQY?

https://writerunboxed.com/

https://www.facebook.com/David-Corbett-157804457579661/

https://twitter.com/DavidCorbett_CA

https://www.instagram.com/davidroguedogcorbett/

 

“Those of us who have made major changes in our lives can most likely point to a moment when death or mortality made an indelible, inescapable impression on how we thought about ourselves and our lives. Basically, we found ourselves saying, “I can’t do this anymore. I don’t want to be this person anymore… whether you rise up or give up, it’s your choice.”

 

GIVEAWAY

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David is offering a print copy of The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday to two winners.

 

…what makes a journey truly memorable is defined largely if not entirely by what happens that wasn’t or couldn’t be planned.

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#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, David Corbett, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 18 July 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – HARRY WEGLEY – GIVEAWAY WINNER

 

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – HARRY WEGLEY – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“A climate of suspense and a forecast of stormy weather.”

“I grew up in one America and I’m growing old in another. Nevertheless, these are my times—our times, the times God has appointed us to. In a very real sense, we were born for a time such as this. Neither nostalgic reflection on the past nor fearful focusing on the future are productive.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

TRACY URSCHLER

Harry will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

L. Wegley served as an Air Force Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. In civilian life, he worked as a research scientist at a national lab, publishing in the scientific literature, then developed Boeing computing systems for twenty years before he and his wife retired near Seattle where they enjoy grandchildren, the rugged coast in the Olympic National Park and where he crafts his stories. He is an award-winning author of inspirational thrillers and high-action, romantic-suspense novels.

 

https://www.hlwegley.com       

https://www.amazon.com/H.-L.-Wegley/e/B00B1XMR56      

https://twitter.com/hlwegley       

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4460203.H_L_Wegley     

https://www.facebook.com/HLWegley      

https://www.facebook.com/harry.wegley.1   

 

 

“Ours is not a time for retreating, cloistering, or just holding down the fort. It’s a time to risk making our voices heard when it may not be safe to do so. But isn’t that what the prophets of God did in olden times? Some were mistreated, but we look back at what they did and call them people of honor. Isn’t that who we want to be?”

GIVEAWAY

Harry is offering an e-copy of Slanted, or a paperback copy to a US reader.

… but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15

 

 

#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Harry Wegley, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 12 July 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – TIM RITER – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – TIM RITER – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“A bit of an unreconstructed Jesus freak.”

 

“It’s time to follow Jesus in an unconventional manner. Maybe it’s time to sweat the small stuff. Maybe it’s time to look at fresh ways of following Jesus. Let’s move beyond reading the Bible more and praying more and giving more and serving more as paths to intimacy. Let’s explore new ways to do the old faith.”

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

JODI HASSEL

and

LUCY REYNOLDS

Tim will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Riter blends the prophetic (we missed it) with the pastoral (we can fix it), based on over two decades as a pastor and over seventeen years as an educator at the university and secondary levels, teaching composition and communication. A bit unconventional, a non-reconstructed Jesus freak, a biker, fisherman, lover of mountains, but most of all, committed to Jesus.

Tim shares his experiences in a variety of venues, including conference and church speaking, keynotes and workshops at writers conferences, has done about 150 radio interviews, and is the nonfiction book panelist at The Writers’ View, an online group of professional writers. His tenth book, God, a Motorcycle, and the Open Road released this April

He particularly enjoys working with those not yet followers of Jesus and those current followers who want to go deeper. He has a BA in History and an MA in Communication, both from Pepperdine, and an MA in Ministry from Hope International University. He loves the mountains, motorcycle tours, and trout fishing.

And, he’s a biker. He’s ridden over 200,000 miles on two wheels, covering 46 states and three countries, has repaired a chain locking the sprocket on the side or a road in Canada, fixed a flat in 110 degree temps, replaced a master fuse on the edge of a Los Angeles freeway, ridden 1,000 miles in one day, and more. He has a lot of grease under his fingernails, and calluses on his throttle hand. And a few where his body meets the bike seat.

 

 

http://timriter.com/

https://www.facebook.com/God-a-Motorcycle-and-the-Open-Road-660865447703632/

https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Riter/e/B001HCWD6Y?

 

 “As a true extrovert with a very solitary occupation as a writer, I truly enjoy social media. Sometimes I tell people I’m not sure I could have survived my 24-year writing career without it!”

GIVEAWAY

Tim is offering a print copy of God, A Motorcycle, and the Open Road  to two winners.

 

 

#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Tim Riter, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 4 July 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – CINDY SPROLES – GIVEAWAY WINNER

 

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – CINDY SPROLES – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“Speaking and Writing From the Heart”

“I love to write devotions, to seek after the deeper side of Christ and to share the lessons He teaches me from life in the hills of East Tennessee. I am a writer. A speaker. A lover of God’s Word and friend to all.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

VIVIAN FURBAY

Cindy will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cindy K. Sproles is an author and a speaker, whose dream is to do nothing more than craft words that speak from the heart. God’s plan seems to be for her to write and teach the craft.  With God’s guidance, Cindy is expanding her horizons. We’ll see how He uses her.

Cindy is a mountain gal. Proud of her heritage, she was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains where life is simple, words have a deep southern drawl, and colloquialisms like, “well slap my knee and call me corn pone” seem to take precedence over proper speech. Apple Butter, coal mining, the river, pink sunrises and golden sunsets help you settle into a porch swing and relax. Family, the love of God and strong morals are embedded into her life in the mountains. Teaching writers, spinning fiction tales about life in the mountains, history and down home ideas find their way into all she does. “I love to write devotions, to seek after the deeper side of Christ and to share the lessons He teaches me from life in the hills of East Tennessee. I am a writer. A speaker. A lover of God’s Word and friend to all.” This is Cindy Sproles. Welcome home to the mountains.

 

 

https://cindysproles.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Cindy-Sproles/e/B004GL8Y02?

https://christiandevotions.us/

https://www.facebook.com/cindy.sproles

https://twitter.com/cindydevoted

https://www.instagram.com/cindyksproles/

 

 “God first, family second and career third (Thank you Mary Kay Ash for such wisdom.)”

 

 

GIVEAWAY

Cindy is offering a copy of Liar’s Winter OR Mercy’s Rain., e-book or a paperback copy to a US reader.

“I am an encourager and some tell me…this is to a fault.”

 

 

#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Cindy Sproles, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 27 June 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – MARION UECKERMANN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – MARION UECKERMANN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“A novel place to fall in love.”

 

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

ROXANNE CRUZ

Marion will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today bestselling author, Marion Ueckermann’s passion for writing was sparked when she moved to Ireland with her family. Her love of travel has influenced her contemporary inspirational romances set in novel places. Marion and her husband again live in South Africa, but with two gorgeous grandsons hanging their hats at the house next door, their empty nest’s no longer so empty.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Marion.C.Ueckermann/

http://marionueckermann.net/

https://www.instagram.com/marion.ueckermann/

https://twitter.com/ueckie

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ueckermann-4b52569/

https://www.pinterest.com/ueckie/

https://www.inspyromance.com/

 

 

A Time for Everything

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give  up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”  Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

GIVEAWAY

Marion is giving away an e-copy of Remember Me, book 1 of our new Chapel Cove Romances.

 

 

“Some relationships are like this pot of Gloop—the color fades and they’re just one sticky mess. And some are a sticky mess even when they’re bright and new.”

 

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 20 June 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – LINDA K. RODANTE – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – LINDA K. RODANTE – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“Books that wrap sweet romance in real life issues women face today, then add an edge of mystery and suspense.”

 

“As a Christian I wanted to write something that glorified God…”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

CONNIE PORTER SAUNDERS

Linda will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Linda K. Rodante is an author and lover of sweet tea now living in the foothills of Tennessee. She sometimes misses her native state of Florida—the beaches, the swamps, and the forests—but she loves the coolness and seasonal changes in Tennessee. Especially the fall leaf change!

Her work with crisis pregnancy centers and anti-trafficking groups have given her a heart for women struggling in today’s society, while still respecting the role and strength God has given to men.

She’s a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and of Word Weavers International. She belongs to Christian Indie Authors, Clean Indie Reads and many other online readers’ groups. She’s a past finalist of ACFW’s Genesis contest and has written numerous magazine articles.

Linda writes Christian romantic suspense. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues women face today, then adds an edge of mystery and suspense. She desires not only to entertain with a good story, but to encourage others in their walk with God.

 

 

https://lindarodante.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Linda-K-Rodante/e/B012OITZ2Y?

https://www.instagram.com/lrodante/

https://www.facebook.com/lindakrodante/

https://twitter.com/lrodante

 

“Life can yank the warmth and laughter right out of us some days, but God and his wisdom can restore it.”

GIVEAWAY

Linda is offering a signed paperback of both A Tamale Christmas and Looking for Justice. Sorry, U.S. addresses only.

“Take just this moment and look around you, look at your life. What things can you see and hear and smell that are blessings from God?”

 

 

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 13 June 2019 – CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – ANE MULLIGAN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

CHAT THURSDAY – AUTHOR INTERVIEW – ANE MULLIGAN – GIVEAWAY WINNER

“Ane Mulligan writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet tea.”

“We must first learn what constitutes good writing, things like point of view, show vs telling, characterization, plot, conflict, etc., before we can understand when and how to break the rules. When you have mastered your craft, you can then know how to do it with panache.”

 

WINNER! WINNER!

 

Congratulations to

BRANDI DAGWAN

Ane will be in touch with you to send your gift!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, Ane has worn many different ones: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that’s a fancy name for a lobbyist), drama director, playwright, humor columnist, and bestselling novelist. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction (try saying that three times fast).

Ane firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. Her passion when she isn’t writing her Southern-fried Fiction is Community Theatre. She’s Creative/Managing Director of Players Guild@Sugar Hill, a non-profit Community Theatre troupe, where she and her husband act, direct, build sets, and are chief go-fors.

Contributor to the award-winning literary site, The Write Conversation, Ane resides in Sugar Hill, GA, with her artist husband, her chef son, and a rascally Rottweiler.

You can find Ane on her website and blog: http://www.anemulligan.com. If you’d like to see a map of Chapel Springs showing you where all the characters live, visit http://www.anemulligan.com

 

 

https://anemulligan.com/

https://www.facebook.com/anemulligansouthernfriedfiction/

https://twitter.com/AneMulligan

https://www.amazon.com/Ane-Mulligan/e/B00L3SDPDC

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8061216.Ane_Mulligan

https://www.pinterest.com/anemulligan/

https://www.instagram.com/anemulligan/

https://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/

https://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

“Everything in your story should have a reason to be there. Even the description of where your heroine is should have a purpose. Make its purpose more than just showing the where or what. Let it tell the reader something about the character.”

 

 

GIVEAWAY

Ane is offering a copy print or ebook of A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing.

 

 

#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Ane Mulligan, Giveaway Winner, #WINNER

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