This week Richard Mabry, M.D. and Lorna Seilstad with Giveaways

» Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog | 37 comments

Congratulations to Liz for winning Sandra Orchard’s Perilous Waters and to Michelle for winning Karen Whiting’s Nature Girl.

This week I’m hosting Richard Mabry, M.D. with Critical Condition (US only) and Lorna Seilstad with While Love Stirs (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post 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 (April 27th) evening.

Critical Condition cover revisedBio for Richard Mabry, M.D.:

I’m a retired physician, who got into non-medical writing after the death of my first wife with my book, THE TENDER SCAR: LIFE AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE. I’m gratified that it continues to help those who have lost a loved one.

From that point, I moved into writing fiction. Thus far I’ve had six (soon to be seven) novels of medical suspense published: CODE BLUE, MEDICAL ERROR, DIAGNOSIS DEATH, and LETHAL REMEDY were the first four. The second and third books listed were named finalists for the ACFW Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Best Inspirational Novel respectively, and LETHAL REMEDY won the Selah Award.

Then came STRESS TEST (also a finalist for Romantic Times’ Best Inspirational Novel). My last book, released in October, 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, is HEART FAILURE. The next will be CRITICAL CONDITION, due for release in October, 2013 (and eligible for pre-order now).

I recently completed a term as Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers and am a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association.

When I’m not writing, I’m busy being a husband and grandfather, working on my golf game, and doing the hundred-and-one other things that retired people do. I’m busier now than I ever was while in practice–and loving it.

Blurb for Critical Condition by Richard Mabry, M.D.:

It was supposed to be a quiet dinner party with her colleagues, not the scene of a murder. But the shooting of a stranger on her front lawn is only the first in a string of events that have Dr. Shannon Frasier’s life teetering on the edge of chaos: She’s unable to make the deeper commitment her boyfriend deserves. Her sister shows up at Shannon’s home needing a place to stay, but with no promise she’ll stay clean and sober. And her father is diagnosed with cancer.

Then Shannon’s life stops teetering and plunges into the abyss. Because the person behind the guttural voice on the phone wants to know what the stranger said before he died. And he won’t stop until Shannon tells him what he wants to know–even if she doesn’t have it.

He’s coming for her. She’s not sure the police on the case can be trusted. And her only hope of escape–for herself and those she loves–is to overcome her buried past.


While Love Stirs 2Bio for Lorna Seilstad:

Lorna Seilstad brings history back to life using a generous dash of humor. After her first child was born, she quit teaching and became a professional wiper. She says she wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, and baby bottoms, but at nap time, she wrote. She is the author of the Lake Manawa Summers Series and the Gregory Sisters Series. She and her husband have three children and call Iowa home. Find out more at or connect with her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Blurb for While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad:

Gregory Sisters Series Book 2- May 2014

Take one lovely young woman.
Add two ambitious young men.
Stir . . . and stand back.

As a graduate of Fannie Farmer’s School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution–the gas stove. And she certainly doesn’t mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis Mathis to entertain at her lectures.

Lewis encourages Charlotte’s work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes should be made–especially by this outspoken young woman.

When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, with this combustible pair explode?

Follow the second Gregory sister as she looks for true love and makes her way in a rapidly changing world in this breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep you guessing.


  1. thanks for the chance to read these fabulous novels, Margaret 🙂

    • KarenK, hope you enjoy them.

  2. Thank you for you wonderful books!!

    • Good luck, Jacque!

  3. What a lovely giveaway. The doctor’s novel sounds captivating and enthralling.

    • Doesn’t it though? I can’t wait to read it.

  4. Karen, Jacque, and Ellie–thanks for your comments and your interest in my novel. I appreciate your dropping by, and am grateful to Margaret for this opportunity.

  5. Both of the books look great. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Susan.

  6. Margaret, I love books by Richard….I’ve read all of his so far. Thanks for the giveaway of his new book.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

    • I have to agree with you. Richard’s books are wonderful.

  7. Susan and Jackie, thanks for joining in, and for your nice words about my writing.

  8. Thank you for sharing these wonderful books and for the opportunity to win!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Good luck, Britney. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I would love to be entered to win a copy of While Love Stirs. I already have a copy of Dr. Mabry’s book, Critical Condition and I have to say I believe it is his best yet. I love everything he writes. Whoever wins a copy of his book is in for a wonderful medical suspense novel. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • I’m with you on medical suspense novels. Love them. I hope you’ll give While Love Stirs a chance. At least the hero is a doctor. 🙂

  10. I would love to read either of these books – they are both great authors.

    • Thank you, Andrea.

  11. I was introduced to Dr. Mabry with his book, Stress Test, which I loved. I’m also a big fan of Lorna’s. Would love to win either of these.

    • Thank you, Karen, and good luck!

  12. Two very interesting books.


    • Thanks for putting your name in, Mary!

  13. I would love to be a winner! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Good morning, Rita!

  14. I would love a chance to win ” While Love Stirs ” Thank you for this chance to be introduced to a new author. You can never have to many books to read.

    • Crossing my fingers for you, Lisa!

  15. Wow, you folks are commenting faster than I can keep up–but keep ’em coming. And thanks for the nice words.

  16. I would love to win either of these books. I love Richard Mabry’s books and would really love to win Critical Condition. I love medial suspense very much. Thank you for this chance and good luck to everyone.

  17. Would love to win While love stirs – thanks for the chance.

  18. Good luck, Eliza!

  19. Interesting blurbs

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Thanks!

  20. Margaret, both of these books sound outstanding. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • Good luck, Melanie!

  21. I’d love to be entered for both of these awesome books. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  22. I would love to win any book written by Lorna Seilstad because you, Lorna, are a great writer! I post this even if it is too late . . .

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