This week Leanna Ellis and Patti Lacy

» Posted on Sep 1, 2008 in Blog | 7 comments

Congratulations to Eloise for winning Michelle Sutton’s book, It’s Not About Me. Also congratulations to Kelly for winning A.K. Arenz’s book, Case of the Bouncing Grandma.

This week I’m hosting two authors: Leanna Ellis and Patti Lacy. There will be drawings for their books: Lookin’ Back, Texas (by Leanna Ellis) and The Irishwoman (by Patti Lacy). If you want to enter the either or both drawings, leave a comment with your email address or email me at The drawings end Sunday evening.

Leanna Ellis’s Bio:

Winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, Leanna Ellis writes women’s fiction for B&H Publishing. Her latest book, Lookin’ Back, Texas will be released September 2008. Visit her website at

Lookin’ Back, Texas
Sept. 2008
B&H Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-8054-4697-5

A devoted wife and mother must return to her hometown of Luckenbach, Texas to help her mother plan her father’s funeral. Trouble is – he isn’t dead! And neither are the secrets she buried there years ago.

Elvis Takes a Back Seat
January 2008
B&H Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-8054-4696-8

A young widow, determined to fulfill her husband’s last request, hauls a three foot bust of Elvis strapped in the back seat of a vintage Cadillac from Texas to Memphis to return it to its rightful owner. The road trip with her eccentric aunt, who knew the King of Rock n’ Roll, and a temperamental teen, hits roadblocks and detours as the three women uncover pieces of their own past along with the bust’s mysterious history. The discoveries change the course of their lives forever.

Taking Care of Business
Is writing a career or a hobby for you? Leanna gives you tools and interview questions to determine what you need to work on to make your career a success and get you ready for your first or next sale. She will discuss what you (published or unpublished) can do to take care of business for the book you are working on today.

Patti Lacy’s Bio:

When Patti Lacy left the Louisiana swamps for college in 1972, she actually returned to the site of her first home, Baylor University, where from 1958 to 1962, she lived with her parents in Martin Hall, the boys’ athletic dormitory. Patti’s two hundred big brothers entertained her with magic tricks and tales of wild escapades which planted the love of oral narratives in her heart.
The influence of her schoolteacher parents led Patti to pursue an education degree at Baylor University and master’s work in literature. Until 2005, when she began to pursue writing on a full-time basis, Patti taught Humanities at a community college.
Besides writing, Patti is passionate about Ministry& More, an organization that provides food, prayer, and Bible study. Patti also serves as the American Christian Fiction Writers Midwest Zone director. Check out her Web site at


  1. They both sound wonderful to me! I will be back for their interviews! Thanks, Cindi

  2. Anything about Ireland or the Irish peaks my interest. 🙂

    Lalycairn at

  3. The Ireland book is captivating and sounds lovely. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  4. I would LOVE to read this book!

    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.

  5. Thanks for this lovely selection. It would be a dream to read An Irishwoman’s Tale. Sounds utterly enthralling.

  6. Y’all are as crazy about the land of a thousand greens as I am.
    Should we get together a research trip?????????


  7. I’m so glad I saw the announcement for your blog and dropped by. I’d love to win either of these books! Leanna will be my table partner at the ACFW book signing, and Patti is a fellow Kregel author. Can’t wait to read their books whether I win or not! Miralee Ferrell

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