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Look what just landed in our field. Isn’t this too cool??

We’ve had balloons land across the street and down a few fields, but never land this close.
What fun for a Saturday morning.
More fun than cartoons!!
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I can’t believe I can finally show off my cover for Rocky Mountain Hero! The cover artist captured the essence of my fictional Circle D Ranch and did a beautiful job with Gabe!
Rocky Mountain Hero is my debut book with Steeple Hill Love Inspired.
Look for it January 2011.
Rocky Mountain Hero is available for preorder!! 
Don’t wait! Order your copy now!
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Birthday Party in Seekerville!

Hey everyone!
Today kicks off the 3rd Birthday Bash in Seekerville.
Special Guests!!

Did I mention Prizes??!!
Stop by and comment and be popped into the drawing for some really cool stuff.
Stop by especially today because I’M hosting! One lucky recipient will walk aaway with a B & N gift card, an IOU for my Steeple Hill Love Inspired, January 2011 debut book Rocky Mountain Hero, a CD of Chris LeDoux Greatest Hits, and of course, chocolate!!
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Julie’s “Technology and Romance” Giveaway contest is going on NOW in celebration of the release of A Hope Undaunted, so don’t miss out!! You’ll find all the details on Julie’s website at:
THEN … on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 7:00 PM CST, join Julie at her Facebook party to CHAT WITH HER AND WIN prizes given away every ten minutes for a solid hour!! The winners will be announced at the party, so here’s to a win!!

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ACFW Conference Pics!!

Seekers at play before the kick off of the conference.Janet’s daughter graciously allowed us use of her gorgeous house outside of Indianapolis for our party that included burgers, cake and conversation!! From left: Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Missy Tippens, Mary Connealy

Lucky me! I got to hang out with Pepper Basham and Angie Dickens — two up and coming stars who had fabulous pitches prepared for their chosen editors and agents. These two ladies came prepared!

I can’t begin to tell you how well we were fed! And the artistic design of each meal — to die for! 
              Julie Lessman, Anita Mae Draper and Myra Johnson

Sara Richardson and Wendy Paine Miller show off their great taste in bags : )

How lucky was I to share a lunch with Cynthia Ruchti, ACFW President?

Seems like all you do is smile, LOL!
Erica Vetsch and Mary Connealy

Look at all the ribbons attached to Kim’s name tag!
Audra Harders and Kim Vogel Sawyer

Emily Rodmell, my editor, Audra Harders, and Tina James, editor of Steeple Hill Love Inspired, LI Suspense, and LI Historical

I have plenty of pictures left. Don’t want to use them all in one post!!
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The Seekerville party schedule is now up. Our birthday bash is October 1-31. We have an awesome line up of guests…Steeple Hill Assistant Editor Emily Rodmell, Bob Mayer, Stanley D. Williams, Patty Hall, Nancy Kress, Debra Dixon, Caroline Tolley, Jeff Gerke, and the Usual Suspects. Don’t forget our pre-party guests, Avalon Editor Lia Brown, authors Angi Morgan, Sara Mitchell & Barbara White Daille and our exciting post-party guests include authors Alicia Rasley, and Cat Shield. Stop by for a chance to win CRITIQUES, GIFT CARDS, BOOKS and the GRAND BIRTHDAY PRESENT–a Kindle loaded with Seeker books. 

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Review – A Hope Undaunted

A beautiful, rich, spoiled brat and a handsome lawyer with street roots. Hmm, how much more opposite can you get?? Heh, heh, heh — but it works.
Julie Lessman does it again with A Hope Undaunted, the first book of her Winds of Change series. As the back blurb states:
The 1920’s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O’Connor is the epitome of the new woman — smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband — good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face-to-face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?
A story cann’t get much better than that, can it? Rich with emotion, description and romance, Ms. Lessman gives us a glimpse into the grown-up characters of Katie O’Connor and Luke McGee – or you might remember him as Cluny McGee – from her outrageously popular Daughters of Boston series. The family saga lives on as Faith, Charity, Lizzie and all the rest pop in and out of the pages of Katie and Luke’s journey of discovery, faith and love.

Ms. Lessman polishes her own facet on the diamond of inspirational romance to a brilliant shine. Known for her edgy romances, she’s gifted us with another slice of nostalgia sure to live on in our hearts long after the last page turns.

To say the least, I cracked open the book and couldn’t put it down until I finished. Romance at its finest!
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Review – Made To Order Family

How can a woman betrayed so thoroughly by her late husband ever think of loving a man who once again keeps his own thoughts and secrets steadfastly to himself? Made To Order Family showcases love and forgiveness, and the occasional boot-in-the-pants, with flair.

Here’s a peek at the back cover:
Single mom Rita Slocum wants to get her life back on track. Taking things one day at a time seems doable — especially with Brooks Harriman at her side. Brooks has been there for her through good times and bad. But she’s always been leery of getting too close to the broad-shouldered woodworker who keep his past locked away. Now that Rita’s opening her own bakery, she needs him more than ever. If only Brooks would open up his life — and his heart — to Rita.
Doesn’t that just make you sigh? From page one, Ruth Logan Herne draws you into a life that could mirror any typical person, only the lives of Rita and Brooks reflect unique from the get go. Both are recovering alcoholics, learning to take one day at a time. Only Rita’s life includes three children with issues of their own, and Brooks struggles to deal with a past filled with betrayal and deception.

The story that unfolds on the pages of this book will simmer in your heart way after you read The End.

Neither of them are looking for love — really, they hold anything resembling love at arms length. At times, you really don’t see a viable resolution. Don’t let that fool you, though. Ms Herne delivers a book filled with heart and hope…and a very satisfying ending.
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Happy Birthday, Seekerville!!

Come join the fun all month long.
Stop in Friday, October 1st when I host the celebration!
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