HOPE for Christmas Giveaway

Thanks to a friend of mine, I have a copy of John Albert Thomas’ Christmas CD of solo piano music to giveaway in addition to an autographed copy of AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS (hardcover novella), plus a sweet little HOPE Christmas ornament. Great present for a friend or inspiration for your own Christmas celebrations. See details below in the Rafflecopter giveaway link to enter.

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Have a blessed Christmas,


An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway WINNER!

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I’m pleased to announce the winner from my An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway and blog tour. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winner: Pam Graber. My publicists from Litfuse Publicity Group will be in touch via email with details on how to claim your prize. Pam, you can also email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com. Congrats!
To all who entered and those who didn’t: If you’ve read An Endless Christmas, please let me know what you thought of the story.
If you haven’t read it yet, take a moment to order a copy for you and a few friends or family members! The stories within this story are sure to touch someone’s heart and renew their enthusiasm for the holiday and their hope for every other day of the year.

A multi-author Christmas giveaway!

Talk about heartwarming and toe-warming at the same time! This giveaway is the effort of several authors who share Christmas stories and the opportunity to have your name drawn as the recipient of an electric fireplace-like heater too. You can find more details below.



Here are the books included in the giveaway bundle:

Christmas Warmth Giveaway

And their authors: Cynthia Ruchti (novella, An Endless Christmas), Katie Ganshert (Amish Christmas at North Star), Michelle Ule (The 12 Brides of Christmas), Kathy Ide (21 Days of Christmas)Rachel McMillan (A Singular and Whimsical Problem), Melissa Tagg (One Enchanted Christmas), and Amanda Dykes (Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale). I’m grateful that AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS is included in this bundle. Curl up with a good book and warm toes! Enter today!



As Waters Gone By Virtual Tour and Giveaway!

I hope you’ll agree that receiving another post from me so soon is a good thing when you look into this fabulous virtual tour of Madeline Island–the setting for the novel As Waters Gone By–and the giveaway connected to it.

What a fun way to get to know the setting better, and discover some of what made Emmalyn in the story believe it was the perfect place for her to mend. Maybe you will, too. Click on the image below to reach the starting point, then click the RSVP button you’ll find there.


Only one week left to enter!

I’d love to hear what you think of the Apostle Islands area after getting a glimpse through this virtual tour.

Tattered and Mended: New Release and Giveaway

It’s release day! After living in my heart for so long, the book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul is now released to the public!

As part of the celebration, Abingdon Press and Litfuse Publicity have created a wonderful giveaway. Each item speaks to the heart of the book–reclaiming something beautiful from the broken and shattered. The aquamarine bracelet is made from broken guitar strings. The deep blue bracelet is made from broken china recreated. There’s more.

Reviewers often comment about the value of the hope-giving perspective. One reviewer said: “TATTERED AND MENDED needs to be in every church library, counselor’s library, public library, pastor’s office, and Christian home, so the words can reach out to hurting people and help them start to mend.”

Do you have your copy already? If so, what was your favorite quote from the book?