Big, blessed book giveaway!

Without readers, a book is nothing.

Stories only come to life when someone reads them.

Because of that, and because of a heart overflowing with gratitude to those who read my books, I’m celebrating by giving away EIGHTEEN signed copies* of my newest release, How Sweet the Sound to kick off the holiday season!

It’s my own door-buster of a celebration.

Leave a comment below, telling us what you are most grateful for this year.

The first EIGHTEEN people* to comment will win!

It’s that simple.

And I’m that grateful. And then some.

*U.S. addresses only please. Winners of previous giveaways on my blog not eligible.

Enter to win a How Sweet the Sound book club prize package! 

In just a couple of weeks, How Sweet the Sound is hitting shelves!

To celebrate, I’m offering BOOK CLUBS who select the book a chance to win a special PRIZE package full of goodies for all the members!

The prize package will include:

1) A sampler of candied pecans from B & B Pecan Farm

2) Friendship bracelets for every member

3) A rustic sign hand-painted by the author, similar to the one in this photo.

Here are the TWO simple steps to enter your book club for a chance to win. Deadline to enter is September 1:

1) Post the following link,, to Facebook and Twitter, along with this hash tag: #HSTSBookClubPrize

NOTE: make sure you select the PUBLIC option on Facebook when you post so I can see the entry!

2) Post a picture of your book club to Instagram indicating your intent to select How Sweet the Sound as your book club read, and tag five of your Instagram friends along with it. Again, make sure to use the hash tag: #HSTSBookClubPrize

Please note this is for book clubs only, not individuals. Hope to see your entry soon!

Lead Me Home #bookgiveaway and $0.99 e-book special!

It’s the pinnacle of summer, brimming with homemade ice cream, backyard barbecues, kids catching fireflies in the small town park as they wait for fireworks, and evenings on the front porch swing. 

It’s 4th of July weekend, and the only thing else you need is a good book.

Well, I’m happy to oblige you with a month-long e-book sale and prize package giveaway of my novel, Lead Me Home, the perfect book for summer, set in the sweltering heat of the fictional, heartland town of Sycamore, Indiana. There’s tragedy and romance, a little suspense and heartache, a few cute cows and a lot of hope.

To enter the contest, there are two simple rules:

1) POST THE LINK to this blog post AND ONE OF THE PICTURES BELOW on Instagram or Twitter ALONG WITH THE HASHTAG #LeadMeHomeNovelSpecial.

2) Tag THREE friends in each post. 

You can enter more than once on either Twitter or Instagram, as long as you tag three different book-loving friends each time. I will collect all the names of the entrants and announce the winner on the morning of July 4th.

Winners must will receive a signed copy of Lead Me Home, the barn wood framed sign in this picture, and a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. (Sorry, I’m not giving up the typewriter!)

The great news is if you don’t win, you have through July 31 to buy the e-book for less than a buck at your favorite e-book retailer. (Click here.)

Now that’s something to set off a few fireworks about, don’t you think?