This week Marta Perry, Bonnie Leon and Gail Sattler

» Posted on Jul 5, 2010 in Blog | 15 comments

Guardian's Honor cover
Congratulations to Molly for winning Cara Putman’s Stars in the Night and to Martha for winning Kit Wilkinson’s Sabotage.

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with The Guardian’s Honor, Bonnie Leon with Touching the Clouds and Gail Sattler with The Narrow Path. 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 (July 11th) evening.

Bio for Marta Perry:

I realized I wanted to be a writer at age eight, when I read my first Nancy Drew novel, The Secret of the Old Clock. Most little girl reach the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. I wanted to be the person who created the story!

The dream lay hidden for years while I became a teacher, married, had children…all the usual things. But eventually it re-surfaced, and I began to write, beginning with short children’s stories for Sunday school take-home papers. It seemed a long time until that first acceptance, but eventually I began to sell. After some three hundred published short stories, I finally found the courage to work on the novel I’d always wanted to write.

Thirty-some published novels later, I still feel the same excitement every time I begin a new book–a mix of not believing I can do it combined with an overwhelming urge to see the story on the page.

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and my own Pennsylvania Dutch roots eventually led me to the books I’m writing now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while my forthcoming HQN suspense novels are more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Dutch country. I’m also writing a Love Inspired series, The Bodine Family, set on the South Carolina coast where we have a second home.

When I’m not writing, I’m busy with church activities, traveling, and spending time with my three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

Blurb for The Guardian’s Honor, Book 3 in The Bodine Family Series, Love Inspired, July, 2010

Coast Guard officer Adam Bodine finally finds his long-vanished great-uncle. But the secretive elderly man has adopted some new kin…single mother Cathy Norwood and her disabled little boy. Adam is grateful when Cathy convinces his relative to reunite with the Bodines until he learns why she’s so eager. Though his heartstrings are tugged by their plight, he knows he doesn’t deserve them in his life—not with his past. Unless one big extended family can teach Lieutenant Bodine something about love and honor.


Bio for Bonnie Leon:

Bonnie Leon dabbled in writing for many years but never set it in a place of priority until an accident in 1991 left her unable to work at her job. She is now the author of several historical fiction series, including the Sydney Cove series, Queensland Chronicles, the Matanuska series, the Sowers Trilogy, and the Northern Lights series. She also stays busy teaching women’s Bible studies, speaking, and teaching at writing seminars and women’s gatherings. Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Book Blurb – Touching the Clouds

Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. When she leaves her home in Washington State to follow her dream of being an Alaskan bush pilot, she knows it will be an uphill battle. But she never expected it to be quite like this. As the lone woman in a man’s world she finds that contending with people’s expectations is almost as treacherous as navigating the wild arctic storms.
When she crosses paths with a mysterious man living alone in the forbidding wilderness, she faces a new challenge. Can Kate break through the walls he has put up around his heart? And will fear keep her from realizing her dreams?


Bio of Gail Sattler:

Gail Sattler is an author, musician, wife, mother, speaker, and pet owner. Gail is a multi-published author who loves to lace a serious plot with love and laughter. When she’s not writing or walking her dogs or catching moths for her lizard, Gail plays bass for her worship team, a local Jazz band, and a community orchestra.

Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver, BC, where you don’t have to shovel rain, with her husband, sons, dogs, and a busy lizard named Bub, who is quite cuddly for a reptile. Visit Gail’s website at www.gailsattler.com.

Blurb for The Narrow Path:

Miranda feels like she’s been transported back to Little House On The Prairie, and Ted’s head spins when Miranda reads the Bible on her cell phone. Yet Miranda Klassen and Ted Wiebe must find a way to make peace to meet their common goal to open the doors of Ted’s Old Order Mennonite church and community. Will they also find love in the process?

15 Comments

  1. Good morning Margaret! Both books sound wonderful and I would love to win either one. I especially love the cover art for Bonnie Leon's Touching the Cloud.

    Have a wonderful blessed day!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. morning, hope ya had a very good
    4th july weekend,

    got Marta book , hope to get to this week,

    as for the book
    "Touching the Clouds" it's got to be good, for one I love the title of the book, and with the last name of Evans,
    (a very good name) 🙂
    will have too check it out

  3. Bonnie Leon, here.

    Cindy and Jel, you've started out my day with a smile. Thanks.

    Grace and peace to you,

    Bonnie Leon

    http://www.bonnieleon.com

  4. Would love to win Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon. She's a great author! Happy 4th and 5th!

    ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

  5. Hi Lisa.

    "A great author" — Music to my ears. 🙂

    Thank you for posting.

    Bonnie

  6. Thanks for featuring Touching The Clouds which is inspiring and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. would love to read either novel…thanks for the chance 😉

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. Wow, the books sound great! I really enjoy learning more about the books, characters, and authors through your interviews!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  9. Hi Lisa. Thanks. 🙂

    Hope you get a chance to read Touching the Clouds.

    Blessings,

    Bonnie

  10. Karen & K,

    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    And thank you, Margaret for including me on your blog.

    God bless.

    Bonnie

  11. Great group of books, please include me in the drawing. Thanks, Margaret!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

  12. Oh, please put my name in the hat for all three books. thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Great books this week.
    Please, enter me.
    Thanks Margaret.
    marta.pereir(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Good afternoon Margaret. Love your interviews regarding the many authors. Want to get these books too. I add to my list and then when I am shopping, know which ones are great books. Juanita W.
    whisper97304@yahoo.com

  15. Oh! Please enter me for anyone of these books! Thanks!

    Blessings,
    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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