This week Kathi Macias, Gail Gaymer Martin, Anita Higman and Kelly Irvin

» Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog | 25 comments

Congratulations to Helen for winning Marta Perry’s Home by Dark, to Mary for winning Diana Brandmeyer’s Mind of Her Own, to Ellie for winning Carole Towriss’s In the Shadow of Sinai, and to Cindy S. for winning Loree Lough’s For Love of Eli.

This week I’m hosting  Kathi Macias with The Moses Quilt, Gail Gaymer Martin with Her Valentine Hero, Anita Higman with Texas Wildflowers, and Kelly Irvin with Love’s Journey Home.  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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 3rd) evening.

MosesQuilt_N134101Bio for Kathi Macias:

Award-winning author Kathi Macias has written nearly 35 books, including the “Extreme Devotion” series, Beyond Me, How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I’m Surrounded by Loose Cannons?, Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today, the best-selling devotional A Moment a Day, and the popular “Matthews” mystery novels. Kathi has written commentary for Thomas Nelson’s Spirit-Filled Life Bible (Student Edition); was part of the devotional writing team for Zondervan’s New Women’s Devotional Bible; and has ghostwritten for several prominent individuals including Josh McDowell; former NFL player Rosey Grier; and the late chaplain of the United States Senate, Richard Halverson. An avid writer, Kathi has published numerous devotionals, articles, short stories, and poems in various periodicals. The readership of her weekly devotionals has grown into the hundreds of thousands, being picked up by the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and crosswalk.com.
 
A former judge for the Christy Awards, which recognize Christian novels of excellence, Kathi has won numerous awards herself. These awards include the Angel Award from Excellence in Media, a Hollywood-based organization set up to improve the moral and ethical content of films, television shows, books, etc.; fiction awards from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild; Golden Scroll Novel of the Year (Red Ink), Carol Award finalist (Red Ink), 2011 Author of the Year from BooksandAuthors.net, and the grand prize in an international writing contest. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi now serves as a staff member for the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service and spiritual advisor to the Christian Authors Network. She has also appeared on several radio and TV programs.
 
A popular speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, and churches, Kathi has taught creative writing and business writing in various venues; and has served on staff at a large church in Southern California, where she participated in biblical counseling, trained small-group leaders, and oversaw support/recovery ministries. With women’s ministry as her primary interest, Kathi also loves reaching out to others through various prison and homeless ministries. Passionate about praying for and aiding the persecuted church around the world, Kathi is a mother and grandmother and currently resides with her husband, Al, in California.

Blurb of The Moses Quilt by Kathi Macias:

The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family’s past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother’s Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.

HerValentinHero(frontcover) JPGBio for Gail Gaymer Martin:

Award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Writer Digest’s Writing the Christian Romance.  She writes romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction and has more than fifty contracted novels with over 3-1/2 million books in print. Her novels have won an ACFW Carol Award, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award and many other national awards. Recently CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. She is a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of ACFW’s Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. She is also a member of RWA, including three chapters, a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers and Christian Authors Network. Gail is a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences across the U.S. Visit her website atwww.gailgaymermartin.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, or Linkedin.
 
Blurb for Her Valentine Hero by Gail Gaymer Martin:
 
He Never Stopped Loving Her
 
This handsome football coach cannot be little Jonny Turner, Neely Andrews’s best friend’s kid brother. Back in high school, Jonny was nothing but a pest. When family troubles bring Neely back to her hometown, Jon is there to offer friendship and support…and maybe something more. Turns out that Jon has adored her from afar all these years.
Neely has to admit he’s become the kind of man who’d make any woman proud. But will a terrible secret from her past scare him off? Or will Jon make her feel free enough to share everything with him?
 
Texas Wildflowers Book CoverBio for Anita Higman:
 
Award-winning author, Anita Higman, has twenty-five books published (several coauthored) for adults and children, and she has been honored as a Barnes & Noble Author of the Month for Houston. Anita has a BA degree, combining communication, psychology, and art. Her favorite things include exotic teas, movies, and all things Jane Austen. To contact Anita or enter her monthly contest for a free signed book please visit her website at www.anitahigman.com. 
 
Blurb for Texas Wildflowers by Anita Higman:
 
Romance is in full bloom for four McBride sisters living in Texas. A jilted Rosy goes home to Galveston to nurture her broken heart. Will she find the courage to love again? Lily has just opened a Christian counseling business. Will an eccentric client cause her to break the most solemn of vows? Violet runs a business that shows people how to live romantically. Will a quirky geek teach her the real meaning of love? Heather’s perfectly planned life has just come undone. Will an unexpected date give her the courage to let go—in life and love?
 
LovesJourneyHomeBio for Kelly Irvin:
 
Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a tankful of fish.  A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about her work, visit www.kellyirvin.com.

Blurb for Love’s Journey Home by Kelly Irvin:

It’s been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She’s selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common–the loss of their beloved spouses, the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid faith–so why can’t they seem to speak without arguing?

And that’s not all that’s going on in Bliss Creek this summer. In the middle of a punishing drought, the community is faced with the decision to uproot their families and establish a new settlement. As families struggle to say goodbye, each one must find the faith to follow the Lord’s direction.

25 Comments

  1. i would be blessed to win any of these books.

  2. All four books look wonderful and I would love to be entered to win any of them. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. I’d love to be entered for Her Valentine Hero. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  4. So glad to be featured on your blog this week, Margaret. Many blessings to you and your readers/followers!

  5. As an avid reader, I would like to win any of these books. I have read one of Kathi Macis’ books and several of Gail Gaymer Martin’s. Both are very good…I have made a few quilt tops and anything with “quilt” in the title intrigues me.

  6. The Moses Quilt would be wonderful to read. thanks for this chance.

  7. I would be blessed to win any of these books, and am adding some to my “to purchase” list.

  8. I would love to win Love’s Journey Home.I just finished The Moses Quilt.This book was great.I would recommend everyone to read it.Thanks for the contest,all the books sounds great.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

  9. I would love to win any of those books. They all sound great. Thanks for the chance!

    Blessings,

    joeym11@frontier.com

  10. Such a wonderful selection of books. Would be thrilled to win one of them. Love Kelly Irvin. Please accept my entry. Thank you 🙂

  11. a wonderful selection of novels, margaret (as always!)

  12. Wonderful selection of books..Please enter me into the drawing..Thank You

  13. I would so love to win Kelly Irvin’ s book Love’ s Journey Home!
    I am an Amish book junkie!

  14. Nice list.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. All of the books looks so good . Would love to win either one
    Thanks.
    Elizabeth Dent
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. I would love to be entered to win any of this books. Thanks.
    superstarsarah94(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. All the books sound wonderful!

  18. THANK YOU!!!

    Another week of wonderful books & authors.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  19. I would love to be the winner of your book contest. I love reading your books

  20. I would love to win any of these books. All of them sound like great reads. I really like Love’s Journey Home by Kelly Irvin.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

  21. Thank you for including my 4-in-1 novella collection, Texas Wildflowers, in your wonderful lineup of books. Hope you enjoy the stories!

    Blessings to each of you!

    Anita Higman

  22. I would love to win a copy of Love’s Journey Home by Kelly Irvin.

    I’ve read Kathi’s book, The Moses Quilt. Oh that was so good. I have the book Texas Wildflowers, looking forward to reading that one.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. As an avid reader, I would love to win any of these books.

  24. Please enter me for Her Valentine Hero and Texas Wildflowers! 🙂
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

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