Friday, June 07, 2013

Fun with the Grand-dog

Someone on Facebook shared this cartoon with me, and I loved it! It's from Off the Leash--Daily Dog Cartoons.

I thought I'd share my own real-life version with you, showing my very loving (yet demanding!) grand-dog. :)

Here he is getting close...

And finally, right where he wants to be...

Of course, how could anyone ever say no to that sweet face?!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Don't Forget Thursday Night Chat with RITA Finalists!

Chat with 2013 RITA® Inspirational Romance Finalists: the RITA Reader Series
Join us Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT at the RITA Reader Series with 2013 Inspirational Romance finalists and chat with the talented writers who mix faith and romance in their books. Authors participating include Elizabeth Camden, Jennifer Delamere, Robin Lee Hatcher, Rachel Hauck, Marta Perry, Cheryl Reavis, Missy Tippens, and Becky Wade. RSVP today! 

One lucky participant will win a copy of each of the 2013 RITA Inspirational Romance finalist books!

How to participate: You'll need a computer and an Internet connection. If you'd like to participate via video chat, then you'll also need a webcam and computer microphone. The events are free to the public, and only 1,000 spots are available at each of the weekly events.

Visit to view the schedule of upcoming events; RSVP for the Inspirational Romance chat at

Don't forget to tell your friends about the event! 

Follow RWA on Twitter @romancewriters (#RITAchat hashtag) during the chats. 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Generous Authors!

Yesterday, our church had a very successful silent auction to raise funds for the Missions Committee for both local and overseas projects. I put out a call on my writer loops, and many generous authors send me autographed books. I wanted to put up a public thank you for their donations! I had enough books to put together three baskets for the auction.

This is the list of wonderful authors and books I received:

2013 Mission Auction Autographed Books Pack 1

Gateway Weddings by Myra Johnson
Swept Away by Mary Connealy
Mending the Doctor’s Heart by Tina Radcliffe
A Baby Between Them by Winnie Griggs
Lonestar Protector by Lenora Worth
Sanctuary for a Lady by Naomi Rawlings (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Double Jeopardy by Terri Reed
An Honorable Gentleman by Regina Scott (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Sweetheart Bride by Lenora Worth
Love in Bloom by Arlene James
Light the Fire by Mary Manners
Wisdom Tree by Mary Manners
The Master’s Plan by LaVerne St. George

2013 Mission Auction Autographed Books Pack 2

Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman
Carbon Copy Cowboy by Arlene James
Reunited with the Sheriff by Belle Calhoune
The Prodigal Son Returns by Jan Drexler
Midnight Shadows by Carol Post
Bound to the Warrior by Barbara Phinney (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Double Threat Christmas by Terri Reed
The Heiress’s Homecoming by Regina Scott (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Buried Treasures by Mary Manners
Current of Love by Sandra LeeSmith
Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock
2-in-1 The Heart’s Voice & A Family to Share by Arlene James

2013 Mission Auction Autographed Books Pack 3

The Bride Wore Spurs by Janet Dean
Small-Town Dad by Jean Gordon
Scent of Lilacs by Ann Gabhart
An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere
The Reluctant Earl by C.J. Chase (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Second Chance Proposal by Anna Schmidt (donated by Winnie Griggs)
Mended Heart by Mary Manners
Tender Mercies by Mary Manners
2-in-1 Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose by Lenora Worth
Baby Makes a Match by Arlene James
Double Deception by Terri Reed
Double Cross by Terri Reed
Price of Victory by Sandra LeeSmith