Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Win a Kindle!

On one of my group blogs, Seekerville, we're celebrating our 3rd birthday with lots of prizes--and a final prize of a Kindle loaded with our books! I hope you'll stop by in the month of October to enter. There are prizes for writers (critiques) as well as many prizes for readers. Here's some info:

The Seekerville party schedule is now up. Our birthday bash is October 1-31. We have an awesome line up of guests...Steeple Hill Assistant Editor Emily Rodmell, Bob Mayer, Stanley D. Williams, Patty Hall, Nancy Kress, Debra Dixon, Caroline Tolley, Jeff Gerke, and the Usual Suspects. Don’t forget our pre-party guests, Avalon Editor Lia Brown, authors Angi Morgan, Sara Mitchell & Barbara White Daille and our exciting post-party guests include authors Alicia Rasley, and Cat Shield. Stop by for a chance to win CRITIQUES, GIFT CARDS, BOOKS and the GRAND BIRTHDAY PRESENT--a Kindle loaded with Seeker books.

Also, on my other group blog, the F.A.I.T.H. blog, we're finishing up a week-long contest this Friday. Be sure to stop by to comment for chance to win prizes there as well!

One more thing! If you're in the Decatur, GA, area this Saturday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:00, please stop by the Holiday Inn Conference Center. I'll be signing books with other authors from Georgia Romance Writers! Click here for more information.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Catching Up--Lots of Photos!

The Tippens at S.F. Giants game

Supporting our nephew!
I'm the world's worst at uploading photographs. So I'm finally sharing some from way back in August! For the first time since he was drafted, we had the opportunity to go watch our nephew, Buster Posey, play for the San Francisco Giants! They came to Atlanta to play the Braves, so we went to cheer him on. (Which was a bit strange since we've always been Braves fans.) You can see the photos of our matching shirts. :) And we weren't the only ones. A bus of friends came up from his hometown in south Georgia to show support. A lot of family came as well, so it was a mini family reunion.

Buster Posey at bat
You can see a couple more photos. We had great seats and were thankful to be out of the rain during the rain delay. Overall, it was a fun night!
On the Big Screen
The next photos are from the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. I just returned last week. It was an amazing time. Lots of great speakers, workshops, meetings with my editors and agent, and...time with writer friends!

Debby Giusti, Missy Tippens, Michael Hauge, Janet Dean
 One of my favorite workshops was taught my Michael Hauge. I'd already listened to his DVD's on writing, The Hero's 2 Journeys. In fact, I've listened to it multiple times. So it was great to hear him in person and to soak up his methods.

Other photos are of time spent with my writing friends. Some of us spend time online each day but only see each other in person once a year. It's also like a family reunion.

I hope you have a great weekend!
Seekerville blog girls L to R: Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Pam Hillman, Audra Harders, Myra Johnson, Missy Tippens, Cara Lynn James.

Pam Hillman accepting the Genesis Award

Carol Award winner, Mary Connealy, with Missy Tippens

L to R Glynna Kaye, Janet Dean, Myra Johnson, Audra Harders,  Julie Lessman (front), Mary Connealy, Debby Giusti, Missy Tippens. Celebrating with Mary.

L to R: F.A.I.T.H bloggers Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Angela Breidenbach, Missy Tippens, Christy Smith,  and Mindy Obenhaus

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Book Signing

I'm sorry I've been so out of touch! I've been doing revisions, then working on a new proposal, and now am doing edits! I have a bunch of photos to share eventually. But I'm actually going to the American Christian Fiction conference this week so will have to share later. :)

For anyone who lives in the Indianapolis, IN, area, there will be book signings open to the public this coming weekend! ACFW will be holding signings for the different publishers Friday-Sunday.

My books aren't available at this point (except for some online booksellers or as e-books), so I won't be officially taking part in the signing. However, if you already have one and would like to bring it for me to sign, please do! (If you aren't allowed to bring previously-purchased books into the bookstore, just flag me down.) :) I'll be hanging out with the other Steeple Hill authors who'll be signing on Saturday the 18th from 5:15-6 pm. I'll paste the info below. I hope to see you there!

Book signing location:
Hyatt Regency

One South Capitol Avenue · Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317.632.1234 - Fax: 317.616.6299

For a schedule of participating authors, click here.