Wednesday, July 24, 2013


There is still time to enter for a giveaway of my RITA nominated book, A House Full of Hope. The giveaway is being held on the Get Lost in A Story blog. Click here to check it out and to enter! The giveaway ends July 27th.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

In the Atlanta area?

If you're in the Atlanta area (or will be next week), I sure hope to see you! Here's some info on an event that will be held in conjunction with the Romance Writers of America conference. I'll be there and hope you will be too! The event is open to the public.

On Wednesday, July 17, the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium Ballroom A–C (Atrium level). At this event, more than 450 romance authors (click link above for a list of names) will meet with and sign books for fans, with proceeds from book sales benefiting ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Action, Inc., and Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta.  

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Christy Award Winners Announced

The winners of The Christy Award were announced recently. Congratulations to all! And very cool to see the Book of the Year (a new award) is the same as the winner of best First Novel.

Lifetime Achievement Christy:
Literary Agent Lee Hough

Christy Award Hall of Fame:
Lynn Austin (eight Christys)
Karen Hancock (four Christys)
Book of the Year:
Into the Free
Julie Cantrell (David C. Cook)

Contemporary Romance:
The Breath of Dawn
Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House).

Contemporary Series, Sequels & Novellas:
You Don't Know Me
Susan May Warren (Tyndale House)

Contemporary Standalone:
Not in the Heart
Chris Fabry (Tyndale House)

First Novel:
Into the Free
Julie Cantrell (David C. Cook)

Flame of Resistance
Tracy Groot (Tyndale House)

Historical Romance:
Against the Tide
Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House)

Rare Earth
Davis Bunn (Bethany House)

Soul's Gate
James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson)

Young Adult:
Child of the Mountains
Marilyn Sue Shank (Delacorte Press)