Monday, November 30, 2009

The Substitute Bride author copies arrived today.

The Monday after Thanksgiving is the day we decorate our church for Christmas. A fun, busy time stringing lights and fluffing artificial trees, garland and poinsettias as we chat and eat. Oh, yes, we enjoy a delightful high caloric lunch that does nothing to help shed those Thanksgiving pounds, but gives us energy to keep going until the job is done. And what a great feeling that is!

When I pulled into the drive this afternoon, I noticed two familiar boxes on the front porch. My author copies of The Substitute Bride had arrived! I couldn't wait to rip into the boxes. One of the most exciting moments for me is holding a new book in my hands. The Substitute Bride releases in February, but I know it won't be long before I'll get e-mails from book club readers who get the book early. My husband took a picture of the moment to share with you.
Life got hectic and I neglected to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope the day was a great time of fellowship and sharing your blessings with family or friends. We had a lovely day. On Friday our daughters and I fought the crowds at the Mall while my poor husband battled stomach flu. Saturday I took our grandchildren on the annual trek to select a Christmas ornament. Unlike the older grandchildren, our youngest selected a non-moving, non-musical ornament. When he got it home and the other three were showing off the action and sounds of their choices to their parents, he kept asking, "Where's the button? Where's the button?"
With my d/h feeling well again, we're back to routine, whatever that is. And squeezing in time to decorate for Christmas at home. Hoping all is well with you.
Blessing, Janet

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Editor Tina James at Seekerville Thursday

The Seekers are excited to have Steeple Hill's Love Inspired Historical and Love Inspired Suspense Senior Editor, Tina James be our guest in Seekerville Thursday, November 12!
In honor of her visit, we're giving away a Seeker book or chocolate on the hour. If you'd like to ask Ms James questions about the lines, just want to say hello or get a chance to win a free book come to and leave a comment.

Hope to see you there!
Blessings, Janet

Monday, November 9, 2009

If you struggle with Author Speak...

I'm in Seekerville this morning, defining craft terms. Granted the definitions are only the tip of the iceberg but I hope this check list will be useful for writers.


Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Substitute Bride has a cover!

I'm super excited to post the cover of The Substitute Bride, releasing February 2010! The bride is Elizabeth Manning Logan, right off the train and still holding the lily of the valley bouquet she carried at her nuptials. Ted Logan's mail-order bride carries some secrets, too, but then so does he. Guess you could say their marriage has it's stormy moments. :-) But I guarantee a happy ending!
Blessings, Janet