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13th Blogoversary Celebration and Giveaway

I am super excited to celebrate the 13th Blogoversary of Random Thoughts from a Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author and want to invite you to enter to win a copy of one of my books and an Amazon gift card.

Back in 2009, I started this WordPress blog on the heels of my third book, 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference. My first post was titled “Preparing for a Writer’s Conference”. I followed that post with a humorous one about why I wasn’t a cowgirl due to my adventures on a persnickety horse in the Montana wilds.

It soon became clear my blog wouldn’t have just one topic. Rather, as a person with a million tabs open at any given time, my blog would advance forward in a direction that included a plethora of both fun and serious topics. Encouraging posts, devotionals, movie reviews, guest posts from author friends, writing posts, recipes, humor posts, book news, and how-tos have all been included in the lineup over the years.

When God redirected my path to write fiction, I excitedly embarked on creating faith-filled love stories. Christian romance in both historical and contemporary (and soon suspense!) is my favorite to write and I don’t think I’ll ever return to nonfiction.

However, nonfiction still runs through my veins, and my blog has, and continues to, feature mainly nonfiction posts. I love to encourage others to join me as we grow in the Lord together.

So, in celebration of this monumental milestone, I am hosting a giveaway. The first place winner (U.S. resident only) will receive their choice of any of my available books in paperback or ebook (see graphic below for choices) plus a $25 Amazon gift card. The second place winner, which can be a U.S. or international, will receive a copy of an ebook of their choice from my available books. Entering is super easy and the contest ends August 10, 2022. Go here to enter.

So it is to you, my blog readers, that I extend a heartfelt thank you. Without you stopping by and taking the time to read my posts, there would be no blog. Thank you for sticking with me all these years and for the privilege of your time as you read my posts.

Here’s to another 13 years!

Before you go, check out these other posts:

9 ways to show your kids you love them

leaving a godly legacy

thankful for the small things

join the forgotten memories launch team

the best county fair entry ever

mom-approved movie listing

when your characters become real

Penny’s Peeps


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and through her newsletter via

24 thoughts on “13th Blogoversary Celebration and Giveaway

  1. Congrats on 13 years. Cant believe its this long. I have enjoyed all your fiction books. I know when I read them I will not be disappointed.

    1. Hi Alyssa! Thank you for stopping by. That is strange that it won’t let you enter. 😦 Did you enter your email? I know it’s persnickety if both the name and email aren’t entered. If you still are unable to enter, please let me know and I will manually enter you.

  2. I will try this again. Happy blog birthday. Thank you so much for sharing with us. God bless you.

    1. Hi Debbie! Just noticed that your other comment went to spam. 😦 I am sorry about that. WordPress can be goofy sometimes. Anyway, thank you so much for your comment and your kinds words. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

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