Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer Reading

Schools across America are closing for the summer over the next few weeks. My kids came home with their summer reading list and it got me thinking about what books I want on my summer reading list. I always have a huge TBR (to-be-read) pile of books so I always fight with myself about buying new books. But summertime is a great time to stock up.

Years ago I used to love taking books on vacation with me. When I traveled, I had a couple of books in my overnight bag to keep me company during down time. I usually ended up buying more.

This year I have a bunch of books on my list. Aside from checking out a few of the new Love Inspired Historicals and some of my favorite LIS authors, I'd love to pick up another Karen Kingsbury book and maybe another Dee Henderson. I've been meaning to try a book by Loraine Snelling. (Can you believe I've never read one by her?) I had the opportunity to meet her last year and she was such a hoot!

What's on your summer reading list this summer? Drop me a post and let me know. I could always use a few more books on my list to keep me company.

Until next time, many blessings to you. Lisa Mondello

Hi from Lyn

Hi, Lisa,
I love that cover! Just beautiful!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Cover!

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to pop in and say a big hello to all the other Love Inspired authors and READERS! It's great to be a part of this group. I also want to let readers who've been waiting for the sequel to my November 2007 release, Cradle of Secrets, that Her Only Protector will be available August 2008. Here's the cover. I love it! Let me know what you think.

Many blessings, Lisa

I think I've figured this out

Okay, I'm learning here. I posted a comment and it went somewhere. I'll get the hang of this yet.
But I'm glad to be here with all my friends from Steeple Hill and Love Inspired.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Book signing treat

Hi everyone,
I had to share this book signing treat.
Three generations of the same family
are all fans of mine and wanted their picture
taken with me. What fun!

Can't believe I did it!

Hey, I actually succeeded in following the directions and posting my photo to the blog!
This is my new publicity photo, taken by my oldest daughter, who is a photographer. Usually she takes pictures of children, but I thought she did a great job with a slightly older subject! (I did ask if she could take a few more years off, but I guess this was the best she could do.)
Marta Perry

Monday, May 26, 2008

Newsletter and Contest

Hi everyone. My June newsletter will be emailed June 1 with all kinds of news and information about my contest, appearances, photos of the beautiful Colorado setting while I was on staff of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and a faith thought for the month. If you'd like to subscribe, please visit my website at and type in your name. The ezine publisher protects your email address from spam.
If you want to make sure you're in on my July 1 drawing for a free book and small gifts, please sign my guestbook while you visit my website. That's all it takes and you'll be included in the next drawing.
I'm leaving Thursday for Raleigh, North Carolina, the to West Virginia to visit LI author Irene Brand and her husband, and finally to Columbus, Ohio where I'll be on staff of the American Christian Writers Conference.
Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day.
Gail Gaymer Maritn

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Would you like a chance to win autographed books,etc?

Hi, just a quick reminder that Brenda Novak's Online Auction to raise funds for juvenile diabetes research only has seven days left.

Many Love Inspired Authors have donated items for auction. Go to and click on gift baskets. You'll find a large basket of Love Inspired books and more down the page.

I have listed a basket too. If you're interested, enter my name and it will bring up the basket of books I donated.

Hope you're all having a lovely holiday weekend!

Mule Hollow

What a great cover, Debbie. Won't you tell us a little about the book? Who doesn't love a visit to Mule Hollow?!

Marta Perry

Mule Hollow news from Debra Clopton

I'm popping in to say in to say hi and welcome to the new website and blog everyone! For those readers who are following my Mule Hollow Series this is the cover of my April release. This is a really fun summer read. I had so much fun writing this book. Find out more at my own blog Have a great Memorial weekend and God bless all our troops.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Meet Gail Gaymer Martin in Raleigh, NC

Saturday, May 31 - 10 AM to 2 PM

Christian Fiction Writing Workshop from Raleigh, North Carolina

Sponsored by Carolina Christian Writers & Triangle Christian Writers

I'll be presenting a workshop on the crazy world of getting published and Writing Christian Fiction with a booksigning to follow. Readers are welcome to attend after lunch for the booksigning or even more fun, pay the $15 fee and learn about me "getting published" experience and the difficulties of writing fiction.

Click the link for more information and for a registration form: Once on the site, click the hyperlink found on the right side of the page that announces the one day workshop.

Valerie Hansen made it!

I can't believe I actually made it. I'm here! Wahoo!!!

So glad to have a place to check in and say hello now and then. Now, all I have to do is remember how I got here in the first place. :)


New Love Inspired Site.

I love the new site. And I love seeing my book covers so nicely displayed. Good job, Shelley. Now I better get to work. LOL.

I'm back!

I missed the first day of our Love Inspired Authors blog, having been away at the Pennwriters Conference. The website looks great, and I know we're all going to enjoy having the chance to share with our readers in this way.

I had a good but exhausting time at the conference, as always. I especially enjoyed getting to spend some time with one of my favorite inspirational authors, Loree Lough.

Have a good one!

Marta Perry

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thanks Shelley

I'm delighted with the new Web site and look forward to keeping up with all the LI books!


This is going to be fun to keep in touch with our readers this way.


Like everyone else, I want to say hello and thank you to Shelley. We all look forward to posting our thoughts and hope all of you will pop back each day for more fun!
Barbara Phinney

The New Site Looks Great

I love the new look here and I'm happy to say I found my way to the blog easily.


Hello! What I love about the site is seeing everyone's pictures.


Shelley rocks!

Wow, love the website. Love the blog page. Great job, Shelley. I've never actually blogged, though. Giving me access could be an accident waiting to happen. =)~

Glad to be here!

Wow, great to be here!

Welcome LI Authors and Readers

I'm looking forward to being able to share our thoughts, news, and advice on our newly vamped LI site. Thanks, Shelley.


Love the New Blog!

This is great! Thanks so much for setting it up, Shelley. The new website is gorgeous!