Autumn is almost here.
Can you believe it? Our kids start school TOMORROW. (Who else is shell-shocked that school now starts in July?) And as a gal who love LOVES her autumn months, I’m already looking out to what’s next for our family. We’ll have soccer games, pumpkin patch trips and S’mores to roast over a fire pit. We’ve got school uniforms to iron and homework to complete. And all the while, we’ve got some exciting book happenings to share — from a new book, to speaking engagements and book club visits on the calendar.
Here we go… News on our WEEK 4 — #AmReadingChallenge and UPDATES from my good old writing desk!
Freebies & Fun: Make sure you check out the Freebies & Fun page on my website, as I’ll keep you updated on #giveaways we’ve got going on throughout the year, and will share mega-awesome sales coming up. In fact — starting TODAY, HarperCollins Christian Publishing has an eBook sale — epic love stories for just $2.99 including #TheButterflyandtheViolin — to carry you through the end of summer! Happy beach reading, indeed. 😉
What I’m Working On: If you hang around the blog, you know I’ve just recently finished writing THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE (HarperCollins, 2016) — a Jazz Age Entertainers book on the lives of John and Mable Ringling, and the circus in late 1920s America! I’m sooooo excited to share upcoming news about this next book — such as cover art and when/where YOU can join our official launch Street Team for a chance to snag an Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) in early 2016. Keep an eye on Goodreads and Facebook for updates we’ll share this fall!
Where We Can Meet: Stop by my Speaking & Events page on the website to find out where I’ll be jet-setting this fall. I’d love to meet up with you at the ACFW Conference (where I’ll be co-facilitating a workshop this Sept.) and at any of the other spots I’ll be stopping by to speak this fall/winter. Also — check out where the rest of The GROVE Girls will be appearing throughout 2015, over on TheGroveStory.com. We hope to see you soon!
#AmReadingChallenge WEEK 4 – The Wedding Dress: We’ve made it to WEEK 4 of our summer #AmReadingChallenge — and we’re reading The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck. I’ve wanted to read this one for quite some time. Not only is it a topic that thrills me — romance, history, a stunning dress and small town charm — but I’m ready to fall in love with this story for the gorgeous cover alone. 😉 (Plus — this eBook is on SALE for $2.99 right now! What luck for us, eh?)
As a reminder, this is our last week to read together. You don’t have to officially sign up — just read along and chat with us on social media!
- I’ll post a weekly discussion thread here on the blog (and on Facebook), so we can discuss the books together. Be sure to use the #AmReadingChallenge hashtag on social media, so we don’t miss any of the discussion posts!
- We have a #Giveaway this final week. Answer the question below to enter this week’s giveaway: A DVD copy of a classic romance — Jane Eyre (1944) & a $5 Starbucks card
- To enter, add a comment to this post between 7/27/15 and 8/2/15 with an answer to the following questions:
Would you ideal wedding gown be vintage-inspired or a designer original?
Our winner’s name will be drawn by Monday 8/3/15 and announced here on the blog. So keep on enjoying your final days of summer — and HAPPY READING!
So that’s it — the bookish FUN we’ve got coming up in the weeks ahead! 😉
And as we all move forward toward the busy holiday season, I’d love to stay engaged with you! Let’s support one another in our daily walk with Christ… If you’re still verse-mapping with me in the #VerseMapClub, please continue to share how in-depth study of the Word of God is blessing your life. We’ll get through the “walking” together.
With JOY in the journey,