Where Treasure Hides Receives Maxwell Medal

Ohio Christian Writers Conference

I love this photo for lots of reasons.

Reason #1: The first ever Ohio Christian Writers Conference presented their first ever awards . . . and I won!

I’m so honored that Where Treasure Hides received the (giant!) Maxwell Medal for Fiction.

Reason #2: Award-winning, best-selling author Michelle Medlock Adams won in the Children/YA category so we’re in the same photo!

Reason #3: The other two beautiful ladies in this photo are my daughters, Jillian Lancour, founder of She Lives Vintage, and Bethany Jett, co-owner of Serious Writer, Inc.

We got to spend the conference together . . . each one of us teaching workshops . . . and we had a blast!

The OHCWC, sponsored by Serious Writer, Inc., was held November 2nd through 4th in Mason, Ohio. More conferences in more locations are being planned, and we’d love to have you join us at one (or more) of them.

Congrats to all the winners!

 

 

Serious Writer Academy iPad (and more) Giveaway

Grand Opening Celebration!

Serious Writer Academy offers online writing courses from experienced professionals in the publishing industry. The grand opening celebration includes amazing prizes from the instructors and, drum roll, please . . .

An iPad!

As one of the instructors for this exciting new venture, I’m thrilled to be giving away one copy each of my novels:

Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs.

Prizes include:

  • iPad, 32gb
  • One critique of a Chicken Soup for the Soul submission by Tracy Crump ($50 value, not a guarantee of publication)
  • One copy of The Revisionary (The Rogues Book 1) by Kristen Hogrefe
  • A set of Lori Roeleveld’s books (3) and a one-on-one 20-minute phone call to discuss the winner’s blog with Lori Roeleveld
  • One 30-minute Instagram strategy session with Jillian Lancour
  • One copy of Just Breathe, 365-day devotional journey by Vicki Duerstock
  • One copy each of Just Breathe, and When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: A Survival Guide for Moms” devotional by Michelle Medlock Adams

The giveaway ends at midnight October 3, so be sure to enter now so you can be one of our winners! No purchase necessary, click here to enter!

Road Trip: New Mexico

Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery

We’ve been on an extended road trip the past few weeks–one of my daughters, her three sons, and my two dogs. Though the dogs didn’t go everywhere we did. They got to stay at The Keep, my sister’s mini-farm, while the rest of us headed west.

We stayed about a week with my other daughter’s family in Arizona then spent two days on the road on our way to spend the July 4th holiday with my son.

These photos were taken at the Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery located on the less-traveled state route that angles from I-10 to I-40. The stopping places along this stretch of US Highway 54 are few and far between. But I would want to stop here even if that wasn’t the case.

This blue door fascinates me. It’s such a vibrant pop of color among the desert tans and browns. Don’t you just want to open it up to see what’s on the other side?

The grandboys check out a cactus and an old-fashioned cart. (Both replicas but still fascinating to three Florida boys.)

The trading post’s covered entrance included this intriguing display. Real cacti, blooming flowers, green trees, and–surprise–a ladder.

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I’m almost as fascinated by the ladder as I am by the blue door.

One room of the trading post is a combination museum/art gallery. Bronze sculptures, artifacts, and paintings fill the room. This framed newspaper article is about artist Cameron Blagg whose “oil paintings and prints of cowboys, mountain men, Indians and wildlife are based on hours of historical research” (“Palette of the Past”).

In the article, Blagg says: “I like a painting that leads you into thought, not just a pretty picture of an elk standing by a lake. People often tell me the longer they have one of my paintings, the more things they keep seeing in it.”

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity, be sure to stop at the Three Rivers Trading Post Gallery.

And if you’re so inclined, send me your photo of the blue door!

Where Treasure Hides

Art theft by the Nazis. The Battle of Dunkirk. Colditz Castle POW camp.

These are just a few of the challenges facing Ian and Alison as they struggle to survive World War II and find their way to each other again.

One reviewer prayed for red lights so she could read the story while waiting for the light to change (not recommended by the way!). Another “ugly-cried” throughout the night while on a camping trip with her family.

What will this award-winning story keep YOU from doing?!

Find out now while the ebook edition is only 99 cents.

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If you’ve got a dollar, then you’ve got more than enough to buy TREASURE!

The ebook edition of Where Treasure Hides, a CBA bestseller, is only 99 cents this month.

That means you’ll have a penny left over–what will you do with such riches?!

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