This week Sibella Giorello and Cathy Richmond

» Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Sibella Giorello and Cathy Richmond

Congratulations to Diana for winning Kit Wilkinson’s Plain Secrets, to Kim for winning Elizabeth Goddard’s Oregon Outback, to Amy for winning Jan Watson’s Skip Rock Shallows, to Jean for winning Katie Cushman’s Almost Amish, to bn100 and Caroline for winning Margaret Daley’s Love Gone to the Dogs.

This week I’m hosting Sibella Giorella with The Stars Shine Bright and Cathy Richmond with Through Rushing Water. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, 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 (July  22nd) evening.

Bio for Sibella Giorello:   
Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons.
Blurb for The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello:
Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is coming off a suspension when the FBI offers her an undercover assignment. Forced to take on a double-life, she’s to a thoroughbred horse track to find out who’s fixing the races. But when horses start dying and her own life is threatened, Raleigh realizes something bigger—and more sinister—is ruining Emerald Meadows.
Bio for Cathy Richmond:
I was busy raising a family, working as an occupational therapist, and trying to remember where I hid the chocolate, when a song sparked a story within me. The journey to publication has been long, but full of blessings. I couldn’t have done it without ACFWRWA, and FHL, the inspirational chapter of RWA, and Nebraska Novelists critique group.
Blurb for Through Rushing Water by Cathy Richmond:  
Sophia has her life all planned out-but her plan didn’t include being jilted or ending up in Dakota Territory.

Sophia Makinoff is certain 1876 is the year that she’ll become the wife of a certain US Congressman, and happily plans her debut into the Capitol city. But when he proposes to her roommate instead, Sophia is stunned. Hoping to flee her heartache and humiliation, she signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions on a whim.

With dreams of a romantic posting to the Far East, Sophia is dismayed to find she’s being sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in the bleak Dakota Territory. She can’t even run away effectively and begins to wonder how on earth she’ll be able to guide others as a missionary. But teaching the Ponca children provides her with a joy she has never known-and never expected-and ignites in her a passion for the people she’s sent to serve.

It’s a passion shared by the Agency carpenter, Willoughby Dunn, a man whose integrity and selflessness are unmatched. The Poncas are barely surviving. When US policy decrees that they be uprooted from their land and marched hundreds of miles away in the middle of winter, Sophia and Will wade into rushing waters to fight for their friends, their love, and their destiny.