This week Janet Tronstad, Jim Rubart and Angela Breidenbach

» Posted on May 2, 2010 in Blog | 9 comments


Congratulations to Virginia for winning Ruth Axtell Morren’s To Be a Mother and Jo for winning Deborah Vogts’ Seeds of Surrender.

This week I’m hosting Janet Tronstad with Wife Wanted in Dry Creek, Jim Rubart with Rooms and Angela Breidenbach with Creative Cooking with Colitis. If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (May 9th) evening.

Bio for Janet Tronstad:

One of Janet Tronstad’s favorite childhood memories is of borrowing Zane Gray novels from her grandfather’s bookshelf.

“There probably weren’t more than fifty titles there,” she recalls. “It was only a shelf of old books in the back bedroom. But it was the call to adventure for me. I still remember what it felt like to start reading a new book. It’s the same excitement I feel today when I start writing a new book.”

Janet, one of five children, grew up on a family farm near Fort Shaw, Montana, a small town with a population of fewer than 200. This small town and the thriving church she attended have been an inspiration for her popular Dry Creek series of novels published by the Steeple Hill line.

“People respond to the characters I have in my Dry Creek series,” says Janet, “and a lot of that is because of the sense of community they share. I think we all hunger to be in a place where people know us and accept us.”

Janet likes to write books that show people struggling with issues in their life and in their faith. “We all struggle,” she says. “That’s why we like to read about other people who are facing problems.”

In addition to the Dry Creek series, Janet is also currently writing books that are set in urban locations.

“The rural-urban switch is one I’ve been conscious of in my own life since I grew up on a farm and then, with graduate school and various jobs, lived in several large cities before settling in Pasadena, California,” says Janet. “I often have a character that grew up in a small town and just moved to a big city or the other way around.”

In her upcoming novel Going to the Chapel, Janet writes about a young woman who grew up in the relatively small town of Blythe, California, and then moved to Hollywood, hoping to find not only an exciting job but also the respect of her family.

Janet holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and was published in various national magazines before she started writing fiction.

Blurb for Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad:

Thanks to his uncle posting a prayer request in the church bulletin, all of Dry Creek, Montana, thinks Conrad Nelson wants a wife. A busy mechanic, Conrad is doing just fine on his own. But then the very woman he described as the perfect wife drives into his life. Katrina Britton is in town only temporarily to care for her young nephews—and the worry in her pretty green eyes has him keeping his distance. Until even Dry Creek’s confirmed bachelor realizes they’re each other’s answered prayers.


Bio of Jim Rubart:

I’m a follower of Jesus, husband, dad, author and marketing guy, in that order. My wife, two teenage sons and I live in the Pacific Northwest. You can catch up with me at my Web sites: www.jimrubart.com, www.barefootmarketing.com, on facebook: James L. Rubart and Twitter, jimrubart.

Blurb for Rooms by Jim Rubart:

On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend.
When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny.


Bio for Angela Breidenbach:

Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, author of Creative Cooking for Colitis, works with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries, the American Heart Association, and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela also teaches online classes and coaches one-on-one in courageous confidence, personal growth, and powerful living. She’s certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and Assisting Minister. She serves as the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Publicity Officer and is a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and author. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain, but she is also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. She is married, has a combined family of six grown children, one grandson.

Confidence Coach & Purposeful Living Educator
Come uncover your gems of wisdom at www.MyGemofWisdom.com
Personal growth = Powerful living!

You can interact or learn more about Angela Breidenbach at these sites:
http://www.MyGemofWisdom.com
http://www.AngelaBreidenbach.com
http://GodUsesBrokenVessels.blogspot.com
http://ColitisCooking.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/AngBreidenbach
http://www.facebook.com/AngelaBreidenbach
http://WritingByFaith.blogspot.com on Wednesdays each week.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/angiebreidenbach
http://www.ChristianWomenAffiliate.com

Blurb for Creative Cooking for Colitis by Angela Breidenbach:

Creative Cooking for Colitis is a gorgeous full photo cook book with simply elegant recipes sure to please everyone. 25 tips for colitis sufferers bring hope and joy back into family and social meals. Simple, fun, creative meals that add variety to your diet.

Sales link:
http://www.mygemofwisdom.com/products-page/

9 Comments

  1. Please enter me for "Wife Wanted in Dry Creek" by Janet Tronstad. I have been wanting to read that book!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
    God bless!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  2. please include me in Wife Wanted in Dry Creek this week. Thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Thanks for featuring the novel Rooms which interests me and sounds compelling. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I would love to read Janet and Jim's books. They sound great.
    csdsksds[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. Thank you, Margaret, for hosting me here today 🙂 I'm excited to share some unusual places you can buy my cookbook: Diamond Bar Meats & the Axmen in Missoula, MT. Also the Medicine Shoppe in Jamestown, ND now! I'm having a lot of fun finding a way to share this cookbook with those who need it, but the recipes are great for everyone! Book 2, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance is for the general market and ALMOST done!

  6. Oh, please enter me for Jim Rubarts 'Rooms'. I so want to read this book. I would also like to be entered for Janet Tronstads "Wife Wanted in Dry Creek". Thank you so very much Margaret for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  7. please enter me for Janet's and Jim's books….I have Angela's book…it's fabulous 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. Please add my name for Rooms and Wife Wanted in Dry Creek. Thank you!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. Margaret you always do so well on these interviews I would love to win the book "Rooms"

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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