You wonderful readers have made A Patchwork Christmas #10 on the ECPA bestseller list for December.
YOU ROCK! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Thanks, also, to the hundreds of readers who entered the contest to win the mittens, the doll quilt, and the crazy quilt ornament.
The contest ended at noon yesterday, and the prizes will soon be on their way to their new homes in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
We had entrants from as far away as New Zealand.
All in all, it was an encouraging response.
In fact, I'm already thinking of a way to celebrate the release of book 3 in the Quilt Chronicles, The Message on the Quilt, next spring ... so stay tuned.
Thank you for all you do to encourage me.
Christian fiction fans
are some of the most wonderful people on earth.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Announcing a new Book,
just in time for Christmas!
Three historical novellas that revolve around Christmas—and quilts! What evokes a cozier feeling than quilts? And as a bonus, in the back of the book are recipes and directions to make a crazy-quilt ornament, a pair of knitted Amana mittens, and a patchwork doll quilt!
• THE BRIDAL QUILT by Nancy Moser: A wealthy ingénue—the toast of 1889 New York—
inadvertently causes grave injury to a poor man who protects a street urchin from a rearing horse.
Remorse forces her to bring the man home, where she discovers he is someone she once considered quite a catch. Can she give up everything to love him?
• SEAMS LIKE LOVE by Judith Miller: Jilted by a faithless fiancé, Karla Stuke of the Amana
Colonies packs away her wedding quilt in 1890, her faith in men destroyed and her hope for marriage and children shattered. Until an apprentice pharmacist arrives in town. Does Frank Lehner have the saint’s patience he’ll need to change her mind?
* A PATCHWORK LOVE by Stephanie Grace Whitson: Jane McClure, widowed too soon, is headed west in 1875 to marry a prosperous businessman she barely knows in order to give her daughter a better life. Given shelter when a show storm strands them both, Jane worries that her chance is slipping away—and so does the homesteader who rescued her. Will she see what’s
right in front of her?
Enter the PATCHWORK CHRISTMAS CONTEST!
In the back of A Patchwork Christmas Collection are the directions to make the following:
• a pair of mittens made from the Amana pattern mentioned in “Seams like Love”
How would you like to win one of these items?
To enter the contest… you need to collect three KEY WORDS from each of our websites. Visit Nancy's at www.nancymoser.com, Stephanie's at www.stephaniewhitson.com and Judy's atwww.Judithmccoymiller.com and collect the key words. Once you have collected all three key words, simply e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with a shipping address
in case you win one of the three prizes. (You can state your preference of which prize you would prefer if you wish, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make that wish come true.) Your entry must arrive by noon on December 1, 2012. On December 2, 2012, a random drawing will award three entrants with either the doll quilt, the mittens, or the ornament. Good luck!
I’d also like to invite you to subscribe to our newsletters so that you will receive new book news-- but you do not need to subscribe to be eligible to win one of the three prizes.
Thanks for visiting, and may your holidays be bright.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The GRAND PRIZE went to: Jennifer The $50 gift certificates went to: Laura and Gretchen
Again, a big thanks to everyone who made the rounds for your wonderful comments. Those of us who participated as authors have all agreed that Christian fiction fans rock ... and that we want to do this again, so hopefully we'll have another hunt in the spring.
It was great to read the words, "I've never heard of you ... but I think I'd like to try one of your books."
It's a crazy world being a writer, and just finding people who might like my stories can be a real challenge. Believe it or not, the secret to "starting word of mouth" seems to remain a secret in spite of all the options available to us.
In other words, folks, the very best thing that you can do for the writers you love is to simply TELL SOMEONE about that writer.
Someday in heaven I'm going to ask the Father to show us all the work He did through these stories, just because of readers who "just happened" to share a favorite book or the name of a new writer with a friend.
I bet we will all be amazed.
Thinking of you Moms who have little gremlins to dress up for the evening's festivities and you mature folks who love playing dress-up. May your day sweet.
I'll be headed to a place called "Two Old Hippies" in Nashville to hear my daughter sing. A real blessing.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thank you so much for joining us on the Fall, 2012, Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The hunt beings at noon (MDT) on Thursday, October 25, and ends at midnight (MDT) on Sunday, October 28. You have plenty of time to make all 31 stops, so relax and enjoy discovering some new authors and their new or soon-to-be-released novels.
- To be eligible to win one of the fabulous prizes, you’ll want to make all 31 stops and collect the clues in red on each post, beginning from Stop #1 http://lisatawnbergren.com/2012/10/scavenger-hunt-stop-1-2/). Then, at Stop #32, you’ll fill out a Rafflecopter form.
- If you are notified that you won, you’ll have 24 hours from the e-mail notification to provide the completed clue quote which you’ve gathered from all 31 stops. If you don’t respond with the completed clue quote within 24 hours, then another winner will be randomly drawn. Remember: there’s no need to e-mail or submit the quote unless you are notified on 10/29/12 that you are a winner.
· Grand Prize: A new Kindle Fire, plus 31 new novels!
2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 gift certificate good at Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com
· (Contest is open to international entrants. If the winner lives outside the United States, they shall win the equivalent in gift certificate funds to the prize in US dollars.)