This is the weekend I always consider the “official” back-to-school weekend. I know a lot of schools have already started–we have here in our homeschool AND in the local public schools (although, that’s new the last two years. It used to be the Tuesday after Labor Day. Period. I’m not sure how people managed to get the schools to change their minds, but they did.) When I was younger, before my family moved to the D.C. area, our schools always started mid-August and got out in early May. It was a hard transition those first years. I didn’t mind the later start (what kid is going to mind putting school off a few weeks?), but going to school through the first half (sometimes 3 weeks!) of June was miserable. For all the schools here are starting earlier, it didn’t seem like they got out any earlier this last year. Not sure what they’re doing with that extra week.
One of the things I loved about school (and still do) are the supplies. Office supply stores are one of my happy places. Turns out, this seems to be common for writers. (We’re a weird bunch.) Even though we homeschool, I still take the boys supply shopping, because there’s something delightful about the untouched possibility contained in a brand new spiral notebook and a box of unsharpened pencils. (You can buy those pre-sharpened now, did you know? I think that’s weird. Sharpening a new pencil is more than half the fun!)
Winners this Week
If you’re a winner, you should have received an email from the author in charge of the giveaway. If not, please email us at: prizes at inspyromance dot com.
Melanie Snitker’s winner is IrmaJ!
Liwen Ho’s winner is Emily M. May!
Jackie Castle’s winner is Margaret Nelson!
The Amazon gift card winners from August are Katie Anderson and Missy Tippens!
Don’t forget… every comment you make qualifies you to win one of the monthly Amazon card giveaways!
Specials this Week
Operation Back-to-School by Elizabeth Maddrey is 99 cents through 9/5/2018
Did you know InspyRomance hosts a Christian Romance Reader Gathering group on Facebook? Join us… but don’t forget to answer the questions for admittance!
The Back-to-School Giveaway is Here!
If you’ve been hanging around here at InspyRomance for long, you probably know about (and hopefully look forward to!) our two big giveaways each year. The second of those for 2018, our Back-to-School giveaway, will kick off mid-August. Because we know we have several international commenters and we like to share the wealth of paperbacks as much as we can, there will again be a special paperback prize package just for international readers. This year, however, rather than asking you to tell us in a comment (and then hoping we see it and update our spreadsheet), we’ve created this little form. If you’re an international reader (meaning you don’t live in the United States, just to be 100% clear on that definition from our perspective ;) ), please take two minutes and fill out this form. That way we know who to enter in our international giveaway!
Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Marion Ueckermann talked about her upcoming release.
On Tuesday, Heather Gray looked for anniversary ideas.
On Wednesday, Cecelia Dowdy talked about Christian Mingle.
On Thursday, Janet Ferguson brought us a guest post by Sarah Monzon.
On Friday, Julie Arduini shared that being late led her to her future husband.
On Saturday, Ginger Solomon talked about trusting God through life’s storms.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Krista Phillips
Tuesday: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Wednesday: Jolene Navarro
Thursday: Lindi Peterson
Friday: Annalisa Daughety
Saturday: Brenda S. Anderson
Place Called Home (The Potter’s House Books 11) by Brenda S. Anderson
Flavors of Forever (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 5) by Valerie Comer
His Healing Touch (Sweetapple Falls 2) by Autumn Macarthur (re-release of Love’s Healing Touch)
Love’s Choice by Liwen Y. Ho (re-release)
Heart Healed (The Potter’s House Books 10) by Alexa Verde
Marrying Chrissy (Brides of Clearwater 3) by Melanie D. Snitker
Imperfectly Proverbs 31 (Huckleberry Lake Book 2) by Autumn Macarthur (formerly in Picnics & Promises)
Midnight Clear (Huckleberry Lake Book 3) by Autumn Macarthur (formerly in Snowflakes & Snuggles)
Come to the Lake (Huckleberry Lake boxed set) by Autumn Macarthur