This week Rachelle McCalla, James L. Rubart and Dianne Matthews

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Congratulations to Mary for winning Ronie Kendig’s Digitalis and to Abi for winning Janice Thompson’s Stars Collide.

This week I’m hosting Rachelle McCalla with Danger on Her Doorstep, Jim Rubart with Book of Days, and Dianne Matthews with Drawing Closer to God. 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 (January 16th) evening.

Bio for Rachelle McCalla:

As far back as the fourth grade, Rachelle McCalla knew she wanted to be an astronaut. Her best friend wanted to be an author, and so they argued about whose chosen profession was better. Rachelle soon discovered she had no aptitude for science, math, or weightlessness. She’s been writing ever since.

Rachelle is a graduate of Hastings College and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, where she learned her husband’s Greek skills far surpassed her own. Together they have served a variety of ministries in Iowa, South Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.

When she’s not writing, Rachelle spends most of her time working on her servant’s heart with her four children as relentless but adorable taskmasters. In her free time, she is an overly-creative cook, a distracted reader, and an avid gardener whose black thumb of death strikes fear into plants everywhere. She is forever grateful to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his eternal love and forgiveness, to her family for their continued encouragement and support, and to her best friend from the fourth grade, who gave her the idea to write in the first place.

Blurb for Danger on Her Doorstep:

Her father’s death didn’t seem suspicious. Yet Maggie Arnold can’t deny that there’s something odd about the old Victorian house he was working on when he died. The house that Maggie has now inherited. All she wants is to finish the renovations, sell the house and leave Holyoake, Iowa…but that’s easier said than done. The only handyman in town who steps up to help her is Gideon Bromley—a man no one in Holyoake wants to trust. And just beyond every corner hides the person determined to keep them both away from the house…for good.

Book of Days Final cover 10 28 '10

Bio for James L. Rubart:

James L. Rubart is a husband, dad, author, speaker and marketing professional. He’s the author of the bestselling ROOMS (April 2010) and the owner of Barefoot Marketing.

When he’s not writing or running his marketing business he’s dirt biking and water skiing with his outstanding teenage sons or taking long walks with his amazing wife.

Blurb for Book of Days:

God’s Book of Days. A record of the past, present, and future of every soul. Some say it’s fable. Others are sure it’s real, hidden somewhere on Earth…

If Cameron Vaux can’t find it, he will lose everything.

“You will lose your mind. When it starts happening … you must find the Book of Days.”
When Cameron’s dying father delivers this message, he brushes it off. Lose his memory? He’s only twenty-five. Find a book that doesn’t even exist. Foolishness. Nothing more than the product of his father’s dementia.
But now, eight years after his father’s death, it’s happening. Chunks of Cameron’s life are just–gone. Even memories of his wife, killed two years ago, have slipped away. Could it be…? Is his father’s eerie prediction coming true?
Desperate, Cameron determines to fulfill his father’s last wish. He will find the Book of Days. But when a lead takes him to the small town of Three Peaks, Oregon, Cameron realizes dark secrets are at work. The townspeople, warm as apple pie at first, turn cold as liquid nitrogen when Cameron mentions the Book. As his mind works against him, Cameron discovers that friends may be enemies. And the one person Cameron can’t stand? She might well be his strongest ally.

But there are others seeking the Book. Others who will stop at nothing to get it. And they’re closer than Cameron ever imagined…

Drawing Close to God
Bio for Dianne Matthews:

Dianne has written numerous devotionals, magazine articles, and newspaper features. Her work has appeared in Focus on the Family, The Quiet Hour, LIVE, The Christian Communicator, and on websites including She is the author of The One Year On This Day (which won her the 2006 Writer of the Year Award at the Write-to-Publish Conference), and The One Year Women of the Bible, both published by Tyndale House. She has also contributed stories to several compilation books. Dianne is a CLASS graduate and a member of Advanced Writers & Speakers, Christian Authors Network, and Toastmasters International. She and her husband, Richard, have three grown children and two adorable grandchildren.

Book Blurb for Drawing Closer to God:

The Bible is full of questions asked by God, Jesus, ordinary people, Satan, and even a donkey. Some are questions that we wrestle with but are reluctant to voice. Others are asked to comfort, to convict, or to reinforce spiritual principles. Drawing Closer to God examines 365 of these questions and how they can deepen our relationship with God and strengthen our daily walk.