Hey everyone out there in InpsyRomance land! How’s your week been? Not too bad here. Today (Saturday), my 10yo rode in her first horse show. I got a new cell phone. I also sat on a large sweet tea, but that’s a story for a different time ;). I’m also gearing up for a road trip! YAY! Wednesday morning, I leave for the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Conference at DFW in Dallas! Five days with hundreds of other people who understand the voices in my head don’t mean I’m crazy! ;) A bunch of the IR ladies will be there! I’ll be sharing pics next week (and in my regular post the week after).
Of course, I spent a large portion of the week, and especially Friday, remembering September 11…I’ve always watched as many of the specials as I can (and have a whole bunch saved on the DVR). It fascinates me. The everyday heroes. The stories of the firefighters and police officers, etc., too of course, but also the random strangers who helped others. It never fails to overwhelm me when I think it through and all the things happening to these people are happening at the same time as the things happening to those people in that other special, etc. And just HOW much happened in so many different places in such a short time span.
It’s a tough line to walk with my kids. I want them to know and to remember, though my oldest was still a month from being born. We focus on those heroes. With my older kids we talk about the whys and wherefores and more details, but with my younger kids, we focus on the survivors and the happy ending stories (though they know about the others, too). What balance do you strike with the younger kids in your lives?
Anyway, I didn’t mean to get so melancholy…especially when we have a big event coming up here! Our fall giveaway is starting!
Check out the pics in this post (and the Coming Up section) for more information!
I really do check the comments on Sunday’s post. THANK YOU to all of you who comment! I’m making a more concerted effort to see them before, say, Saturday ;), and reply!
As always, if you’re a winner contact us at:
prizes at inspyromance dot com
Winners of Lindi Peterson’s The Little Black Wedding Dress are: Trixie & purplemeri65!!
Monday: Merrillee Whren talked about some of the unusual things from her Europe trip.
Tuesday: Sally Bradley talked about how romance – and beauty – can be found in many different places.
Wednesday: Heather Gray began posting her new serial story – Never Imagined.
Thursday: JoAnn Durgin welcomed Sarah Monzon, author of new release, The Isaac Project.
Friday: Autumn MacArthur talked about the cracks in our lives – where love gets in.
Saturday: Narelle Atkins and her guest, Rose Dee, got a little help from their friends – and a giveaway!
We’re revving up for our Fall Giveaway, which will be starting in a THIS WEEK!! Some of the things we’re giving away this time are:
· Chocolate(dark and milk)—and it looks absolutely mouth-watering
· gourmet coffee and tea—what’s better with a good book with fall just around the corner than a hot drink
· InspyRomance mugs (two to be given away with the tea and coffee)
· A $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant (with online gift card capabilities)
· A $100 Amazon gift card – we have a lot of new releases and sales—see below for some great ones
· And BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS – so far we have over 20 books to give away in both paperback and e-format
This year’s giveaway will last four weeks starting September 14th, so make sure you visit and comment often for more chances to win.
Monday: Staci Stallings – I’ll be Happy When…
Tuesday: Deb Kastner – My Guilty Pleasure (plus giveaway)
Wednesday: Lindi Peterson – Truspiring! True Stories that Inspire
Thursday: Belle Calhoune
Friday: Lynnette Sowell
Saturday: Kimberly Rose Johnson – What Inspires You
News & Notes
I’m doing something new with the News & Notes! I’m sure you’ve noticed it tends to be a bit repetitive so I’ll be posting just the new releases weekly and anything NEW from the other categories (like permanently free books or other bits of news). You can always find all the News & Notes on the website!
(The Wedding Dress Collection 1) by Lindi Peterson
Team Bride (Riverbend Romance Novella 4) by Valerie Comer
Teapots & Tiaras (Love in Store 5) by Autumn Macarthur
It sounds like you have a busy time coming up.
I will be sitting here in Ft. Worth thinking of you next week.
The fall give away sounds cool.
The ACFWC sounds like a fun thing for all of you . Have a FANTASTIC time.
I look forward to reading some of these new books.
Thanks for sharing!
Andrea Cox says
What a fun giveaway! Looking forward to it.
Stacey Jones says
Wow! All the giveaways look great – Perfect for cozying up with a good book on a cool autumn evening. I wish you safe travels and lots of fun on your ‘road trip’. I recently returned from a mini-vacation. I finally had the chance to rest and really dig into some good books by Merrillee Whren, Katie Clark, and…yes, I am reading your book, Good Enough For A Princess!
So how did your children define ‘heroes’ and ‘survivors’? It’s always interesting to hear a childs’ perspective!
Susan Snodgrass says
Love a chance to win.
Happy Sunday, Carole!! Although by the time I see this, it’s now Wednesday ;-) My week’s been a bit, shall we say, busy??
It’s great to see that the Fall giveaway is starting! I really can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again. Seems like time flies by faster each year. Is that what happens as we get older….if so, I’m so NOT for it! Last night, I had my first cup of hot Vanilla Chai tea, that REALLY tells me that the season is changing!
I bet you will have lots of fun at your conference! I know a lot of authors are posting on Facebook about this & they are posting some pictures too. Isn’t it so nice to get together with some like-minded writers & do a bit of brain storming? All your characters get to talk and nobody thinks it’s weird…lol! Have a blessed fun time :-)
Oh, and I just noticed I was one of the winners for “The Little Black Wedding Dress”, I so look forward to that one! I’ll be emailing after I get done catching up to my posts for the week. Thanks so much for all you ladies do, always a pleasure reading and commenting to each days post!
What a pretty gift package!