Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Give a Book, Get a Book!

Stop by today (and each day this week) for a chance to win a book to give away as well as a copy to keep for yourself! My most recent book, A Forever Christmas, is being given away today! Also, be sure to visit Steeple Hill Books on Facebook, Goodreads and Shoutlife for chances to win other books. I hope to see you there!

Click here to go to the Give a Book, Get a Book promotion. You'll just have to tell who'll you'll give the book to for entry in the contest.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Test Run on the Empty Nest

My kids are on their way home after spending the weekend on a ski trip with the youth from our church. This was the first time my husband and I have been home alone for this long--four days! It felt pretty normal at first, because there are times where both of the kids spend the night away on the same night. But when it got to the second evening, then the third, life felt really strange! And quiet. :-)

I'm ready for them to get home. I'm really excited to see them and hear all about the trip (they didn't have very good cell phone signals while gone). I'm ready for life to be back to normal. But for just a little while, I got a taste of future normal. And I'm not ready for it! I can see why parents have a difficult time adjusting to an empty nest. Of course, the kids will start to wean us once they're driving and busy with high school activities. And that'll help. In the meantime, I just won't think about the future! :) I've still got several years to enjoy the day-to-day life of teenagers.

Friday, January 08, 2010

What an Honor!

I just found out I've been honored by the --Atlanta! My June release, His Forever Love, has been named on the 2009 Top 10 Christian Fiction Atlanta Based Authors list! Here's the complete list:

1.Cindy Woodsmall's Hope for Refuge (Random House)
2.W. Dale Cramer The Summer of Light (Bethany House)
3.Stephanie Perry Moore, Work with What You Got (Dafina)
4.Amy Wallace Enduring Promise (Multnomah)
5.Kendra Norman-Bellamy The Lyon's Den (Urban Christian)
6.Missy Tippens His Forever Love (Love Inspired)
7.Crossing Lines Richard Doster (David C. Cook)
8.Sherri Lewis The List (Urban Christian)
9.Tia McCollors The Last Woman Standing (Moody)
10.Rhonda McKnight Secrets & Lies (Urban Christian)

I'm so honored to be among this group of authors! To see the whole article, please click here. Dee Stewart is the author of this article at the

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Haunted Car

I've decided my husband's car is haunted. :) It all began when the windows would roll down all by themselves at odd times when no one was in the car. And then this morning, the emergency brake was locked in place--with the handle moving loosely (no tension, as if the cable was unattached). But once the tow truck got here, the handle worked! And this was after the battery died just over a week ago.

I guess we don't have the best of luck. LOL

Once we got a new smart junction box put in, the windows quit the auto-roll down trick (thank goodness! We've had a really wet winter!). And we now have a nice new battery. I'll be really interested to see if they can find something wrong with the emergency brake. I guess we'll know something tomorrow. In the meantime, we're lucky our son is out of town and we have his truck available. And speaking of my son. He's on a mission trip in New Orleans this week. They're doing post-Katrina construction. I'd appreciate prayers for the mission team!