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And the winner of Jennifer Fromke’s A Familiar Shore is…

I am excited to announce that the winner of Jennifer Fromke’s fantastic new book A Familiar Shore is…


Congratulations MaryAnn! Jennifer will be in touch with you shortly.

If you didn’t win, Jennifer’s book is available at bookstores everywhere including at Amazon.

Thank you to everyone who entered. I appreciate you all SO much and thank you for all the encouraging comments you leave for my fellow authors. We appreciate that more than you know!

I have a brand new giveaway this week that you won’t want to miss! Stephen Bly’s family is my guest and they’re giving away a copy of his final book Stuart Brannon: The Final Shot. Be sure to leave a comment to enter at


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And the winner of “Give the Lady a Ride” by Linda Yezak is…

Hello Everyone! The winner of Linda Yezak’s book Give the Lady a Ride is…

Kim F.

Congratulations, Kim!

Thank you everyone, for entering. And don’t forget…there is still time to enter to win Jennifer Fromke’s awesome debut novel A Familiar Shore by going here:

Join me each Thursday for a new giveaway!

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Interview and Giveaway with Author Jennifer Fromke!

It’s Thursday again, and this time I have a fabulous new author that I can’t wait to introduce to you! Her name is Jennifer Fromke and her debut novel A Familiar Shore has just been released! And guess what…Jennifer is giving away a paperback copy (U.S. residents only) and an ebook copy (available to those inside and outside the U.S.) so there will be two lucky winners for this giveaway. Here’s the blurb for this fantastic book…

Meg Marks is a young lawyer raised off the coast of the Carolinas. An anonymous client hires her to arrange his will, and sends her to meet his estranged family at their lake home in northern Michigan. After a shocking discovery, she finds herself caught between his suspicious family and a deathbed promise her conscience demands that she keep. Will she sacrifice her own dreams for revenge, or will she choose something more?







I’m excited to read this book, and I know you’ll want to add it to your TBR list too! I’ll explain the giveaway rules at the end of the post, but for now, let’s welcome Jennifer Fromke...

Hello Jennifer. Welcome to my blog! Can you share with my readers how came to be a writer? Was this something that you always knew you wanted to be or did you arrive at this point later in life? It was always a dream, but never part of the plan. I was pre-med in college until I realized I was pursuing that goal for all the wrong reasons. I changed to a Literature major, following my heart, but only used it peripherally in my work. After I had kids and they grew old enough to be a little self-sufficient, the writing bug returned and four years ago I began to pursue this dream.

What is your favorite part about the writing process? Least favorite? Love getting a scene from my head onto the page. When I know what I need to say, I love throwing it down for the first time. I also love editing – I could tweek forever.

Hate solving a plot problem. When I’ve written myself into a corner or I’ve made something happen that isn’t realistic or feasible, it’s very frustrating to throw it out and start over, or to try to fix something that I don’t want to fix, even when I know it needs fixing.

I agree with you, Jennifer! By the way, I am so excited about your debut novel. What was the inspiration behind A Familiar Shore? Two things brought it together for me. The first thing was a photograph taken by a friend of mine. It depicts the bow of a yacht, the bowlines swooping toward the dock, and a sunset behind it. This photo inspired my character “Popsie,” who is a bit of an “old salt” at 80 years old, and he’s feeling trapped by decisions he’s made in the past.

The second inspiration came to me when I was studying the book of Joseph. I wanted to take that moment when he stands before his brothers with the power to exact revenge or to restore their relationships . . . and see what it would look like in a contemporary setting. I don’t think the Joseph story is recognizable in my story without a little prompting, but that’s how it all started.

Ooh, I love it! Speaking of books, what is your favorite book in the Bible?

That’s a toughie. I love Revelation. It’s future history and that fascinates me. I’ve taught Bible studies on that book for years, even wrote my own (never published) on the topic. And my favorite verse is when God says, “Behold! I’m making all things new!” What a promise!

I agree. Revelation is a fascinating book! I’m going to switch the subject on you now…if you suddenly were given one million dollars to start a new charity, what type of charity would you launch and why? I have a real heart for two different people groups. 1. Young moms 2. Women in ministry positions/missionaries or married to ministers.

These two groups of women need enormous support systems and oftentimes end up with the slimmest pools of helping hands or sympathetic hearts. I like the idea of ministering to those who do “front-line” ministry to others.

Very cool. Can you share with us something silly about yourself that your readers might like to know? I’m a horrible singer, but I sing all the time. I like to sing messages to my kids just to see them roll their eyes in pain – especially when I’m singing about getting out of bed in the morning or packing up their stuff for school. It’s especially fun when I’m able to slip in ridiculous rhymes.

Jennifer, that is hilarious! Can you share with my readers what project(s) are you currently working on now? I have another novel in the works, but there’s miles to go before I sleep on that one. It’s about two life-long friends who make promises as girls they find difficult to keep as women.

How can readers connect with you?

Twitter: @jenniferfromke

Thank you, Jennifer for being my guest. It is an honor to have you here!

********************************************************************************************************************************************************** And now, here are the super-easy details on how you can enter to win a copy of The Familiar Shore (and two copies are going to be given away – a paperback and an ebook, so international readers, be sure to leave a comment to win the ebook version!)

Here’s all you do…leave an encouraging comment for Jennifer (and yes, anyone can enter, but confirmed subscribers receive two entries, so be sure to sign up to follow this blog, then check your email and confirm your subscription to be added to the subscriber list!) Giveaway ends on May 3, 2012. A winner will be chosen at random.

Thank you, my awesome readers, for taking the time to enter this giveaway.  Be sure to join me each Thursday for special giveaways and be sure to stop by on May 3 when I’ll have a very special giveaway in honor of my blog’s anniversary and Mother’s Day. Until then, have a fantastic rest of your week! 🙂


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And the winner of Shannon Vannatter’s book is…

Yay! I love announcing winners! The winner of Shannon Vannatter’s awesome contemporary romance novel chosen at random is…


Ingrid, Shannon will be in touch with you soon. Thank you, everyone, for entering! Join me each Thursday for more giveaways. This Thursday, I am honored to have Jennifer Fromke as my guest and she’ll be giving away a copy of her fantastic new novel A Familiar Shore.

Until then, if you haven’t yet done so, you still have time to enter to win Linda Yezak’s contemporary romance Give the Lady a Ride at

I’m also giving away copies of my own Montana Skies Historical Romance novel to three lucky winners. The details are here:

Have a wonderful rest of your day!