This week Richard Mabry, Lorna Seilstad and Darlene Franklin

» Posted on Sep 20, 2010 in Blog | 14 comments

Congratulations to Jo for winning Camy Tang’s Formula for Danger, Sandra for winning Kay Strom’s Voyage of Promise and Beverly for winning Martha Rogers’ Finding Becky.
This week I’m hosting Richard Mabry with Medical Error, Lorna Seilstad with Making Waves and Darlene Franklin with A Woodland Christmas. 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 The drawings end Sunday (September 26th) evening.

Bio for Richard Mabry:

Richard L. Mabry, MD, is a retired physician and medical school professor who achieved worldwide recognition as a writer, speaker, and teacher before turning his talents to non-medical writing after his retirement. His debut novel of medical suspense, Code Blue, garnered rave reviews and was repeatedly ranked in the top 50 medical thrillers on Amazon. Medical Error is his second novel, and will be followed next spring by Diagnosis Death, the third and final book in the Prescription For Trouble series.
Richard and his wife live in North Texas, where, when he’s not writing or struggling with his golf game, he’s working at being the world’s best grandfather.

Blurb for Medical Error by Richard L. Mabry, MD:

Dr. Anna McIntyre’s life was going along just fine until someone else began living it. In a single day, she finds herself suspected of a felony, about to be suspended from her position at the medical school, and likely to be the target of a malpractice suit. Could it get worse? She finds that it can, and it does.

Bio for Lorna Seilstad:

Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from Lubbock Christian University. After her first child was born, she quit teaching and became a professional wiper. “I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby’s bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote.” Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor, and lives in Iowa with her husband and three children–ages 18, 16, and 11. Read more at

Back Cover Copy for Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad:

Sun, summer, and a scrumptious sailing instructor. What more could a girl want?

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will spend the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa, Iowa, she couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It’s also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews.

But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father’s secrets threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father’s name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart–even if it means hurting the family she loves?

Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves will whisk you away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday.

Bio of Darlene Franklin:

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin recently returned to cowboy country—Oklahoma—to be near family. She recently signed the contract for her twelth book. This fall she is celebrating the repacking of her Rhode Island romance in Seaside Romance and her third novella anthology, Face of Mary in A Woodland Christmas. Visit Darlene’s blogs at and

Blurb for A Woodland Christmas:

Four couples carve a niche for love in the Piney Woods of East Texas. An itinerant woodcarver moves from town to town in the woodlands, delivering “sawdust sermons” that hold even more value than the furniture he crafts. Will the advice he dispenses help four couples find their way to the miracle of love at Christmas? In my novella, The Face of Mary, Mary “Polly” Jessup holds onto a promise of marriage made five years ago, but when Joseph “Joey” Carpenter returns from law school with a new outlook and new girlfriend, her future hopes are dashed.


  1. I would love to win any of these books this week. I'm especially looking forward to reading Dr. Mabry's Medical Error. I read Code Blue and loved it. A Woodland Christmas is on my wish list as well…love Christmas stories. The cover of Making Waves has drawn me in as well.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  2. I would love to win Dr. Mabry's Medical Error greatly. This unique novel appeals to me and the medical field interests me. Thanks. rojosjo(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. Magaret, Thanks for hosting me and Medical Error this week. And thank you to those who have already left a comment indicating interest in the book. Good luck to you all.

  4. Any one of these books would be great to win. Such a variety in books. I need more time to read. Wow, when I retire, can read read read. At least I can read now about 3 books a months. Will put these books on my wish list for sure. Juanita W

  5. Please include me in the drawing for all three books this week, I enjoy the romance and the drama. Thanks!

  6. Please, please, please, enter me! I would absolutely love to read Mdical Error!

  7. Dude, this is a wicked giveaway!
    Sign me up!

  8. Great giveaway!
    Please enter me!

  9. Please enter me for "A Woodland Christmas" and "Making Waves"! 🙂

  10. thanks for the opportunity to read these fabulous books 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. "A Woodland Christmas" story description causes me to wonder immediately who the woodcutter who delivers sawdust sermons really might be. Of course, my guess is jesus. Sounds like very good reading.

    All three of the giveaways this week are sensational offerings to read. I would like Dr. Mabry's book; Darlene's; or Lorna's. Thank you for offering all these find books and for giving us readers the chance to win. I sure hope I'm a winner.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  12. Please enter me in the giveaway for "A Woodland Christmas" and "Making Waves." I'd love to win either one of these books. They both sound interesting. Thanks for having the book drawing.

  13. Hi Margaret,
    I feel like it's been a long time no talk! Lol….something pulled me to check this out this week, so here I am!

    All three of these authors sound SO good!! I'd love to be entered for all of them, if that's allowed : )

    I've never entered any of your giveaways on here, so this should be fun! Hopefully I have some luck! It would be truly awesome to get a package at college finally *wink*
    Thanks a bunch! Talk to you soon,

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