Monday, December 12, 2011

For a chance to win An Inconvenient Match

I'm very excited that my next Love Inspired Historical, An Inconvenient Match, will release in less than a month! With deadlines, the busyness of life and preparations for Christmas, I'm late getting the word out. If you're interested in my book, leave a comment by December 16 for a chance to win an autographed copy.
Here's a peek at An Inconvenient Match:
His family destroyed hers. But Wade Cummings's job offer—to care for his recuperating father—is impossible to decline. Schoolteacher Abigail Wilson can swallow her pride for the sake of a summer paycheck that will help her sister. And when Abigail's employment ends, old loyalties will separate the feuding families once more.
If there's anyone in town stubborn enough to deal with Wade's cantankerous father, it's Abigail. It's just a business arrangement—and a temporary one, at that. Her good opinion shouldn't matter a lick to Wade. Yet their different backgrounds belie a surprising kinship. Perhaps unexpected love will be their reward for the summer's inconvenient match.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love Inspired Historical Pitch contest in Seekerville

If you're a writer and considering targeting Love Inspired Historical, here's a terrific opportunity to pitch your story to Assistant Editor Emily Rodmell. Visit Seekerville for the rules.

If you're a reader, leave a comment in Seekerville for a chance to win several copies of Love Inspired Historical authors, including my Wanted: A Family, as well as weekly gift card prizes and the grand monthly prize of a netbook.

Do not leave a comment here. You need to visit:

Blessings, Janet

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A fun evening at Cyntheanne Christian Church in Noblesville, IN

A huge thanks to Lois Vining and Kat Lepper for inviting me to speak at Cyntheanne Christian Church! I spent a lovely evening talking about writing and my books, even signing copies for those in attendance. Nancy Snow organized a fabulous buffet of food prepared by members of Charity Circle, the ladies' group at the church.

Pictured are Nancy, Janet, Lois and Kat.

I always enjoy meeting readers. Everyone made me feel very welcome, even special like a celebrity. :-) Naturally I had a wonderful time! I hope I get an opportunity to return to share with this group again.

In the photo on the right, I'm with Lois and her sister Trish Riley.

Cyntheanne Christian Church members impressed me as a very warm, loving group. If you're in the area, visit one Sunday. They'll make you feel right at home.

Blessings, Janet

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prizes for readers, opportunties for writers!!!

If you're a writer and interested in publishing with Love Inspired, click the link below for a query letter contest judged by Senior Editor Melissa Endlich.

Enter your one-page query letter and the last page of an unpublished and completed manuscript targeted at Love Inspired, Love Inspired Historical or Love Inspired Suspense. Deadline is Monday October 10 at Midnight. The top five finalists will then go to Love Inspired Senior Editor Melissa Endlich for judging. The winner will be announced on December 4, 2011 in Seekerville's Weekend Edition. The winner will have an opportunity to avoid the slush pile and submit their first three chapters and synopsis to by snail mail.

And best of all this contest is kind to your budget. It's FREE!!

Also don't miss Seekerville's birthday month with prizes galore! Free books, gift cards, a huge grand prize at the end of the month. Stop each day in October and leave a comment for a chance to win daily, weekly and the grand prize!

The Seekers have moved from Unpubbed Island to the village of Seekerville. As curator of the Historical museum, I'll be giving a cyber tour Monday, October 10. Stop in for a chance to win all four of my titles, Courting Miss Adelaide, Courting the Doctor's Daughter, The Substitute Bride and Wanted: A Family.
Blessings, Janet

Friday, September 30, 2011

Last day for a chance to win a Kindle with 14 eBooks!

My good friend and Seeker sister, Pam Hillman is giving away a Kindle loaded with 14 eBooks, one of which is my book Courting Miss Adelaide. For a chance to win visit:

Click on the cover of Stealing Jake, Pam's debut for the link to enter. Today is the last day of the contest!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For a chance to win...

I’m posting on the list of things that bug me in my manuscript, especially when they’re overdone. I try to kill those bugaboos in revisions. Stop in at Seekerville and share in the fun. Leave a comment for a chance to win Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress or Wanted: A Family, my March release. Winners choice.

Thanks! Hope to see you there!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two chances to win Wanted: A Family

I'm at Seekerville Monday, June 13, talking about tips for writing novellas. Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win my March release, Wanted: A Family.

Also stop in Monday, June 13 at birthday bash for The Book Club Network for another chance to win Wanted: A Family and lots of other prizes, even a Kindle. Use the link below to sign up to enter.

Hope to see you there!!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Party-time in Seekerville!!!!

Six years ago fifteen unpublished inspirational writers banded together to support each other and to pray each other into publication. From this we formed Seekerville, a Web site devoted to helping other writers reach their dream.

Over the years, one by one the Seekers have left for the mainland. Today filled with gratitude, we're celebrating Pam Hillman's sale, the last Seeker to escape Unpubbed Island!!!

For chances to win a host of prizes, join the fun and leave a comment at:


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Seekerville Kindle and book giveaway at Novak Diabetes Auction

I'm excited to participate in Brenda Novak's May fundraiser for diabetes. An important cause and a great opportunity to get wonderful books, gifts and tickets!

I'm part of Seekerville's giveaway that includes a Kindle and the books on the left. I donated an autographed copy of Courting the Doctor's Daughter and Wanted: A Family. Some of the Seeker's books are paperbacks, some are eBooks, but all are great reads!

Here's the link to register and bid when the auction opens May 1:

I'm also donating another autographed copy of these books for the Love Inspired Authors' donation. Scroll down to find Love Inspired Authors to click to see what we're donating for the auction.

The auction runs the entire month of May. Successful bids can be paid using Paypal. Don't miss out!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring is in bloom

I'm sorry I missed wishing you a blessed Easter. I hope your weekend was special! We enjoyed friends, family, dyeing eggs with grandkids and meaningful church services Good Friday evening and Easter morning. Praising God for His Son and the beauty of His world! The birds are singing. The days are longer. Our spring flowers, trees and bushes are loving the rain and cool weather. Everything in our neighborhood is either green, budding or blooming. Daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, creeping phlox, bleeding heart, ornamental fruit trees, magnolia bushes are splashes of color, eye candy for those weary of winter. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chance to win 23 prizes!!!

Come to Seekerville today, Wednesday April 20 to chat with Barbara Vey. Leave a comment for a chance to win one of 23 prizes given away throughout the day!

How did Barbara Vey go from a ho-hum job in the insurance industry to being Publishers Weekly’s spokesperson for romance? Read her story on Seekerville (, Wed, April 20. Learn what readers tell Barbara about the books they love to buy and how to get your story reviewed on Barbara’s Beyond Her Book blog, where she recently attracted more than 22,000 visitors in one week.



Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

For a chance to win Wanted: A Family visit these blogs

I'm at Petticoats and Pistols today talking about old Victorian houses and postcards. Leave a comment for a chance to win my March release Wanted: A Family.

Leave a comment at Mindy Obenhaus' blog this entire week, starting March 7.

Try again on Monday, March 14 when I post at Seekerville. I'll be talking about using character weaknesses and strengths to plot our books.

Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My author copies arrived!

I was thrilled to find my author copies on my porch Monday. I ripped open the box and held my fourth book in my hands for the first time. And that means I'm able to mail out autographed copies to winners of the book.
Love Inspired Historicals have gone to a matte finish cover and a narrower stripe across the top. Let me know how you like the new look.
Wanted: A Family releases March 8 so be on the lookout for it in the Walmart, K-Mart or bookstore near you! It's also available online at and on March 8.
Sign up for a chance to win the book on I put a clickable link to the site right of this post.
Shelter of Hope

The ramshackle Victorian house is all that widowed mother-to-be Callie Mitchell has left. But she’s going to make that house into a true home—a home where she and her baby will be safe and happy…and where women in need can find refuge. And if that means trusting stranger Jacob Smith to help with the repairs, then so be it.

Jacob came to town with a handful of old postcards and one goal in mind—to find the mother who’d abandoned him years before. He never planned to stay…and he certainly never planned to care for Callie. Yet as they rebuild the house together, Jacob and Callie also build the family they’ve always wanted.
Blessings, Janet

Saturday, January 8, 2011

For a chance to win one of January's Love Inspired Historicals

I'm thrilled that my editor, Tina James is coming to Seekerville Monday, January 10! She's talking about Love Inspired Historical going from two to four releases a month starting now. This is very good news for readers and more opportunities for historical writers. Check out her post and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the four January romances.

Blessings, Janet

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A winner for Wanted: A Family!

Joanne Sher is the winner of my March release, Wanted: A Family! Congratulations Joanne! I will mail an autographed copy as soon as I get my author copies, hopefully by the end of January.

Blessings, Janet