Friday, July 22, 2011

99 Cent E-Books!

Zondervan is offering a whole list of their e-books for 99 cents, including The Healer's Apprentice. You can get them for your Kindle, your Nook, your Kobo, your Sony reader, and if there are other e-readers I don't know about, they should have them for 99 cents too! Here's the list of Young Adult books:
Vanished (Faithgirlz! / Boarding School Mysteries)

The Healers Apprentice

Beyond the Reflection's Edge (Echoes from the Edge)

Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The)

Catwalk (On the Runway)

Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight)

Eternity's Edge (Echoes from the Edge)

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble (Real Life)

I Love You This Much

Always Watching (The Rayne Tour, Book 1)

Mixed Bags (Carter House Girls, Book 1)

Saint Training

Premiere (On the Runway)

On the Run (Elijah Project, The)

Sophie's Secret (Book 2)

Sophie's World (Sophie Series, Book 1)

A Horse to Love (Keystone Stables)

Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book (Real Life)

Stealing Bradford (Carter House Girls, Book 2)

A Girl Named Mister

Katy's New World (The Katy Lambright Series, Book 1)

Lucy Doesn't Wear Pink (Faithgirlz! / A Lucy Novel)

Jackson Jones, Book 1: The Tale of a Boy, an Elf, and a Very Stinky Fish

So go stock up on some good books! And please tell your friends!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Great Reveal: Video Trailer of The Merchant's Daughter

What do you think of the trailer? She slightly mispronounced the hero's name (Ranulf, emphasis on the second syllable) and it isn't live action like my first one, but I like it.

What do you think of the cover? I absolutely love it and think they perfectly caught the feel of the story, with the hero's face in the broken mirror the heroine is holding. Cool, no?

If you'd like to pre-order your copy of The Merchant's Daughter, you can do that on
Barnes & Noble
or Borders

Let me know what you think!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Website Is Back Up, a.k.a. Always Backup!

Always keep a backup copy of your website!

That's the moral of the story of my disappearing website. It went down last week, and today it's back, thanks to Michael Joshua. Michael helped me by finding the html codes for all my web pages and putting them back up for me. It was quite a bit of work, and he is a hero! So, if you need a simple affordable website, Michael is your man! You can contact him on his website, or leave me a message in the comments and I'll give you his email address.

Keep an eye on my website in the next few days to see the official unveiling of the cover for my new book, The Merchant's Daughter, which comes out in November. There is a trailer for this book too, so don't miss it!

Here's a teaser for The Merchant's Daughter, my Medieval Beauty and the Beast story:
An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice.

Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf’s bailiff—a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past.

Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff’s vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf’s future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

ICRS, Christy Awards, and website problems

Monday I'll be signing copies of The Healer's Apprentice at the International Christian Retail Show--right after Karen Kingsbury. (Thank you, Karen, for drawing the crowd!) Should be fun. I've never been to the ICRS, but I'm very excited about it. There will be actual famous people there, like the Duggar family, Bethany Hamilton of Soul Surfer fame, and others. I will only be there one day, but I hope to post some pictures.

Monday night I will also be attending the Christy Award dinner, which should also be fun. Or at least nerve-wracking! It's really exciting to be a finalist, I must say.

And lastly, you may have noticed that my website is down and showing an error message. I have called the server about this and it is supposedly being fixed, but it is taking quite a long time. Grrrr. Right now I have no one to maintain my site, and I am pitiful, just pitiful, when it comes to anything having to do with making updates to a website. I tried once and it was not pretty. But the person I had hired to do my website and make updates has decided not to do it anymore, so if you or someone you know knows anything about HostGator or anything about websites, please, please, please let me know. I want to put the cover and trailer for my new book, The Merchant's Daughter, on my website, and I need help. Help, help, help. Please help the pitiful, old-fashioned author who has zero ability to work on a website.

Okay, end of pathetic-ness confessions and rants.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Greater Harvest Writers Workshop in Dayton Ohio

In case you live near Dayton, Ohio or can drive in for the workshop, I want to invite you to the Greater Harvest Workshop on July 30th. I'll be teaching two workshops, one on writing
Christian romance and one on revising the first 30 pages of your manuscript so that an editor or agent can't resist requesting the full.

There will also be three other presenters, author Linore Burkard, children's author Donna Jo Shepard, and magazine article writer Teri Horsley. So please make plans to come! You can find out all the details at the Greater Harvest Workshops website.

You can also connect with Greater Harvest Workshops on facebook. Hope to see you on July 30th!