Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Celebrating with Buster Posey and the Giants!

A fun shot of the Posey kids and my oldest son from Halloween 1997.
L to R: Jack, Samantha, Buster (in back), Jess, and my son, Nick.

The Tippens household has been celebrating this week. Our nephew, Buster Posey, and the San Francisco Giants won The World Series!! Some friends from our church sent us a link to this article I hadn't seen yet. A very cool writeup in the New York Times.

Click here to read the article in the NYTimes.

Knowing what a nice, genuine person Buster is, and how hard he's worked, it's such a thrill to watch his success!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thinking Ahead to Christmas? Love Holiday Stories?

I know it's barely fall, and if you're like me, you're thinking of Thanksgiving. But I have two friends whose Christmas stories have just released. Two stories in one from two amazing writers! Don't miss it.

Two Inspirational Christmas Stories ...

The Outlaw's Gift by Linda Goodnight

1880s Oklahoma Territory
When drifter Seth Blackstone shows up at Raven Patterson’s homestead, Raven thinks this may be the solution to all her problems. But Seth’s mysterious past is about to catch up with him and could mean disaster for them both.

The Christmas Candle by Mary Connealy

Arkansas Ozarks 1883
Gabe Wagner, has left his hectic city life and moved onto Rose Palmer’s mountain. His plans to build a house will tear the heart out of her Ozark Mountain home. Rose learns that what she calls peace and quiet has evolved into isolation and loneliness. As Christmas approaches and she searches for the perfect way to honor the Savior’s birth, she realizes she wants to let Gabe into her life. But to do it, she may have to face a larger world that frightens her while she gives up the safe life she has always known.

Can the search for the perfect Christmas candle and the broken hearts of two little boys bring a solitary woman and a grieving man together?

Buy On Amazon: click here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Book Signing Event This Weekend!

 I'll be one of the author signing. I hope you'll come!

Join 47 + of your favorite authors for a Book Fair & Author Autographing Event to Benefit Literacy
Georgia Romance Writers will host a Book Fair & Author Autographing for Literacy, featuring more than 47 authors representing a variety of romance and other genres as part of its Moonlight & Magnolias (M&M) 2012 Conference October 5-7 at the Atlanta Hilton Northeast in Norcross, Georgia. The book fair will be free and open to the public and a portion of every book sale benefits Georgia Literacy.
Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Peachtree Corners Room
Atlanta Hilton Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, Georgia 30092-3416
Buy some great reads and purchase tickets for author baskets with proceeds also going to literacy.
Peerless Book Store, which will be stocking many of the titles, will be open for business at the Georgia Romance Writers M&M Conference selling books on the craft and business of writing, books by this year’s conference speakers and books to be signed at Saturday’s Book Fair.
The Peerless Book Store sales nook will be located in the Norcross Room at the Atlanta Hilton Northeast in Norcross, Georgia. Book shop hours will be Saturday, October 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Peerless Books, located near the hotel, is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  and welcomes all conference attendees or the public for a chance to purchase any books they missed during the conference.
Peerless Book Store
8465 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
770-650-READ (7323)
Featured authors:
Julia Quinn
Debby Giusti
Jeffrey Stepakoff
Juli Alexander
Mark All
Marilyn Baron
Kimberly Brock
Grace Burrowes
Susan Carlisle
Manda Collins
Darcy Crowder
Janet Dean
Joyce Elson Moore
Bonnie Gardner
Anju  Gattani
Connie Gillam
Kendall Grey
Emilee Hines
Roslyn  Hardy Holcomb
Jennifer Jakes
Christine Johnson
Kellie Kamryn
Debbie Kaufman
Kimberly Killion
Ciara Knight
Pamela Labud
Linsey Lanier
Jade Lee
Donna MacMeans
Alicia McCalla
Casi McLean
Hildie McQueen
Tanya Michaels
Trish Milburn
Nancy Northcott
Jana  Oliver
Robin Perini
Lindi Peterson
Larissa Reinhart
Leigh Riker
Renee Ryan
Haywood Smith
Kelly L. Stone
Sandy Sullivan
Stephanie Taylor
Leslie Tentler
Missy Tippens
Leanne Tyler
Rachel Van Dyken
Victoria Vane