Blog Tour, Day 9: with agent/author Linda S. Glaz

Wonder how I got the idea for the Circle Bar Ranch series? It all started with a couple of television programs, and I tell Linda Glaz’s readers all about it!

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Blog Tour, Day 8: Seriously Write and Radio!

Do you realize where the ability to heal, judge, love comes from? Where creativity comes from? If you have the remotest doubt, come see my post on Seriously Write. Something I’d read by Beth Moore drove home what I believe we all already know.

Then, at 2:30 Central Time, click the link to Along Came a Writer and hear my radio interview with mystery writer, Linda Kozar. I haven’t been on the radio in years, so this should be fun!

Sometime during the interview, I’ll announce a special offer for the listeners that will give them an advantage in the Circle Bar Ranch giveaway. It’s a two step process, and the first step is to tune in!

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Blog Tour, Day 7: Strong and Courageous

Sandy Ardoin invited me to join both of her blogs, so I’m with her today on her blog, Strong and Courageous, and tomorrow for Seriously Write. 

Strong and courageous aren’t terms I’d use for the nine-year-old me, standing on the high-diving board overlooking an Olympic-sized pool. Come to Sandy’s blog to read about what happened, and be sure to leave a comment!

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Blog Tour, Day 6: Another Two-Fer!

Today, I’m visiting with authors Sarah Ruut and Naomi Musch, both of whom conducted terrific interviews. Sarah asked what was the craziest thing I ever did—there are so many, I had a hard time choosing, so I kept it writing-related. She also asked for hints of what I’m working on now. Naomi wanted me to pick out a character in my Circle Bar Ranch series that surprised me. Had to think on that one. I love all my characters, and each of them have surprised me in one way or another.

Come see all the answers and be sure to leave a comment so you’ll be included in the prize drawing—one winner takes all!

Here’s the list in case you’ve missed a post (Friday’s post was eliminated):

Monday: Summer Lessons Learned the Hard Way and Interview with Lena Dooley

Tuesday: Tips for Publishing, Part One (with Part Two on Thursday)

Wednesday: Lessons from My Cats

Thursday: The Spirit’s Fruit of Joy

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Especially for Writers and Blog Tour, Day 5

Western Wisdom:

Hard work and faith in God got me yet another Winning novel for the Circle Bar Ranch series–and I’ve been promoting Ride to the Altar like crazy this week! If you haven’t been keeping up with me, scroll down and learn about the blog tour and how you can enter to win the grand prize!

Today, I’m with author Kassy Paris on her Cat Lady Blog, talking about–you guessed it!–Cats! This was a fun interview, where I get to discuss pets in general, mine in particular, and my next favorite subject, writing!

If you missed the other posts this week, here’s the run-down:

Monday: Summer Lessons Learned the Hard Way and Interview with Lena Dooley

Tuesday: Tips for Publishing, Part One (with Part Two showing up on Thursday)

Wednesday: Lessons from My Cats

Thursday: The Spirit’s Fruit of Joy

Looking forward to your comments!

 

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Blog Tour, Day Four: Lynn Mosher

I’m so excited about today’s post! I get to talk about one of my favorite people—my sweet mama!

People who know me know I spend about a week a month with this 86-year-old honey. Every moment is precious. She often thinks that because she’s old, she has nothing more to offer, but I’m still learning from her.

See what I mean in my post “The Spirit’s Fruit of Joy” on devotionalist Lynn Mosher’s blog.  You’ll see what a true sweetheart my mom is!

As always, be sure to leave a comment!

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Blog Tour, Day Three, with Cecilia Marie Pulliam

Today on the tour, I share with fellow  author, Cecilia Marie Pulliam, a lesson I learned from my cats, Cuddlebug and PB. Critters have such amazing personalities, and I believe God uses them to teach their human owners a thing or two.  God knows I’ve learned from my pets.

Here’s an excerpt of what I share with Ceci’s readers:

Cuddlebug is mad at me. Because of a thyroid condition, she has to eat special food—but she doesn’t know that. She just knows that PB gets to eat in the living room from a fancy earthenware bowl that gets whipped off the floor whenever Bug comes near. And it’s not fair that PB gets to have special stuff that she’s not allowed to even sniff.

What my 19-year-old tortoise shell cat doesn’t know—aside from the fact that she has a condition—is that I pay extra for her food and can only get it from the vet.

Learn more by reading the post–and don’t forget to leave a comment to enter into the grand prize drawing!

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Blog Tour, Day Two: JubileeWriter

Day Two of the blog tour is a two-day event! 

I get down to business with Cindy Ervin Huff and discuss publishing goals of the 21st Century. With the advent of indie publishing, authors have more avenues to publication. So the question is, what do you want as an author?

Join the discussion on Jubilee Writer and leave a comment for a chance to win the grand prize—and stay tuned to my blog, 777 Peppermint Place, to see where I’ll be next!

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Giveaway Blog Tour: Two-Fer Day!

I’m going everywhere to announce the release of my new novel, Ride to the Altar—and everywhere I go, I’m offering readers an opportunity to enter the drawing for a super-cool grand prize!

Included in the prize basket are  a signed print version of the series, a 16-ounce Christian cowboy mug, a horseshoe picture frame, a Ph. 4:13 stretch bracelet, a cute set of magnetic page markers, and, just for fun, a Texas Rubiks cube.

Multiple Chances to Win! Each day for the next three weeks, I’ll announce my next location here on my blog. To enter the drawing, go to each site and leave a comment specific to something you read in the post. Every time you leave a comment, your name goes “in the hat”!

Winner Announcement will be August 6 here on 777 Peppermint Place.

Ready to join the tour? First stop is with the crew of Inspired Prompt.  Here’s an excerpt from the post, called “Summer Lessons Learned the Hard Way”:

Back when my hometown of Bryan, Texas, was a thriving metropolis of thirty thousand or so, back when I was in my early teens, my family would drive all the way to Collins, Georgia, population fiftyish, including pets and cattle, to visit with my dad’s side of the family.

These were the years when I had become aware of the things around me, conscious of life beyond the desire to sleep, eat, and play. So I was aware, for instance, that Bryan had several grocery stores to choose from, and Collins citizens—well, they had to go to a nearby town, smaller than Bryan and not near as pretty, but it was where folks bought their groceries. It was the same town they ran to when they wanted something to do, like sit at the malt shop and watch the only traffic light for miles blink. Hot town Saturday night.

Find out what happens! Click the Link to Inspired Prompts and be sure to leave a comment!

Next is an interview with Lena Nelson Dooley. She asked some great questions. Here are a few:

  1. Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
  2. If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
  3. What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
  4. What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?

Find the answers to these and more on her blog, A Christian Writer’s World.

See you on the tour!

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Especially for Writers: Western Edition

Western Wisdom: Tenacity

Speaking of Western–guess what’s officially on the market!!!

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