Allison Pittman and Elizabeth Ludwig this week

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Congratulations, Patti. You are the winner of Ruth Axtell Morren’s A Man Most Worthy. Congratulations, Patricia. You are the winner of A Bride By Christmas. Congratulations, Cindi. You are the winner of A Time to Heal.

This week I am hosting Allison Pittman and Ruth Axtell Morren. If you want to be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment and your email address or email me at The drawing will end next Sunday evening.

Allison Pittman’s Saturdays with Stella’s back blurb:

Sometimes your best four-legged friend is also your best teacher

When you bring a new dog into your home, a wash of great joy can become a trial of perseverance as your furry pal chews, digs, yaps, and yes, piddles her way through every room in the house. Allison Pittman learned this all too well when she adopted a “tiny, shiny puppy of indefinable breed(s).” Stella wasted no time in turning her home upside-down as only a pup can.

As could be expected, six weeks of obedience school covered the much needed basics–sit, stay, come, and down. What Allison didn’t expect was the spiritual benefit she would receive as each Saturday lesson revealed a fascinating metaphor. In this heart-warming, thoughtful, and often hilarious tribute to her beloved Stella, Allison Pittman shares how she came to understand what it means to follow the ultimate Master, including how to:

Sit!–at the feet of Jesus and listen for His voice
Drop It!–and let go of personal agendas

Elizabeth Ludwig’s bio:

Elizabeth Ludwig graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hart High School in 1985. She received a scholarship to Michigan State University in 1986 and went on to study English and Journalism. She spent several years learning both music and theater arts, and has performed in numerous community projects. She teaches a College and Career Sunday school class and sings on the praise team at her local church. She is an accomplished speaker and dramatist, having performed before audiences of 1500 and more, at local community groups, and before judges for Forensics Meets across the state of Michigan. She works fulltime, and currently lives with her husband and two children in Texas.

Mrs. Ludwig began her career writing historicals and romantic suspense. In 2004, she was named a finalist in ACFW’s Noble Theme Contest. Other notable accomplishments include two top ten finishes in ACFW’s 2005 Noble Theme Contest, General Historical and Historical Romance categories, respectively.

Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, was released in spring of 2008 from Heartsong Presents: Mysteries, an imprint of Barbour Publishing. Books two and three of this series, Died in the Wool, and A Black Die Affair, respectively, are slated for release in 2009.

Mrs. Ludwig also has a Christmas anthology coming in 2009. Her work, I’ll Be Home for Christmas will be featured in Christmas Homecoming from Barbour Publishing.

Attendance at writer’s conventions like the American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference and active membership in her ACFW critique group have helped hone her skills. In 2008, Mrs. Ludwig was named the IWA Writer of the Year for her work on Where the Truth Lies. She is a regular contributor to the popular blog, Novel Journey, named one of Writer Digest’s 101 Most Valuable Websites for Writers, 2008, and she manages Spyglass Lane, the official blog for readers and members of the Heartsong Presents Mysteries book club.

Come!–when it’s time to run in the right direction
Stay!–in God’s presence

In Saturdays with Stella, a slightly neurotic yet curiously adorable canine will not only capture your heart–she’ll show you how captivating you are to God.