Christmas Grace Connections

Christmas GraceHarrison County, KY Connections for My Book and Book Cover for Christmas Grace (Book 3 in A Smoky Mountain Christmas series)

This was my first experience of getting to choose my own book cover. Delia Latham of Heaven’s Touch Designs designed the background. She did the covers for all four of our novellas in the Smoky Mountain Christmas Series, including her own. When I saw her cover for Do You See What I See? it reminded me of a picture taken of my daughter and son-in-law, so I asked for their permission to use it, and also needed to get permission from the photographer. Then Delia put it all together. Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain Christmas

Christmas Grace book coverI am happy to announce my second Christmas novella, Christmas Grace, comes out on Nov 21, 2014. It is the 3rd novella in a series entitled Smoky Mountain Christmas. I love the cover. The two models are my oldest daughter and SIL. The book is dedicated to them although it is not based on their lives, but I did use my SIL’s name and the names of some others we know in the story.

All four stories are about girls who grew up in Gatlinburg TN then moved away, and now return for their Granddaddy’s 80th birthday party on Christmas Eve.  My blurb is “Grace and Chris were friends for eighteen years, now after ten years apart can God help them deal with the past enough to enjoy a future together? ” Continue reading

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Delia Latham Interview/New Book

I am so excited to be posting about a new Christmas book by Delia Latham  DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

This book releases on kindle on Amazon on November 15, and is the first of 4 novellas about 4 cousins who return to Gatlinburg TN for the holidays. Book 2 by Tiff Stockton will release on Nov. 18th, my book about the 3rd cousin releases on Nov. 21st, then Jeanie Smith Cash’s book which releases on Nov. 24th about the 4th cousin will also have an epilogue to bring all the cousins together. Lots of fun reading to get you in the mood for the holidays! Continue reading

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Win My Book

Thanks to my webmaster extraordinaire Gayle DeSalles of WordCount, I have moved my website to WordPress. This means my Blogger blog is now integrated here.  All  blog posts are available to read here.

christmas-bells-medMy book giveaway for this month and November will be a copy of my fiction book Christmas Belles of Georgia. Winners (US residents only please) will receive Christmas Belles of Georgia in time to read before Christmas. Check out the book page, my archives or Amazon or CBD for more info about this fun, happy Christmas read!

Please leave a comment on my blog then shoot me an email at my contact page if you don’t wish to leave it in the comments. If you tell me you’ve signed up for my newsletter as well, I’ll enter your name twice. And if you subscribe to my blog, that will garner you another entry. Again, I will need emails for contact info in case you win. One winner will be posted on November 1st and December 1st.

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Exciting News!

New winner in bookdrawing—Deanna Stevens has won a copy of Lynette Sowell’s A Suspicion of Strawberries. I have emailed her, and the book will be sent off after I receive her mailing address. Thanks to all for entering.

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Author Betty Owens Interview

Betty OwensDear Readers, since this is a reciprocal blog, I hope you will read Betty’s info below then scoot on over to read my interview on her blog today. You get two for the price of one—FREE!

Hi, Betty, Please tell us about your favorite book as a child and your favorite book as an adult. Can you see a connection between those books?

As a child, my all-time favorite book was The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. As an adult, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Do you see the connection? Continue reading

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