Sunday, February 26, 2012
Last Friday, the first 25 books were launched on Amazon (other book outlets coming soon).
Check the Truly Yours collection at Amazon, including my book, Bridge to Love. (historical Vermont)
Sunday, February 19, 2012
River North Fiction (Moody) has done ana amazing job promoting the book. This week I've seen several things that made me smile.
Biggest news: The Christian Retailing magazine featured the Texas Trail series in an article on historical fiction. There was my book cover, with one by the Thoenes! There was a quote from co-author Susan Page Davis together with one from Tracie Peterson! We're hoping it will catch the eyes of bookstores and renew interest in carrying all six books.
Reviews of A Ranger's Trail are starting to come in. I had to love the down-home feel from this review: "Ah shucks being a native of that area makes me real proud of Darlene Franklin for being such a great author. Get this book, you will be a better person for doing so." And other, longer reviews that pointed out so many things I built into the story.
This is the fun part of being an author (provided the book isn't panned by everyone, LOL.) Come party with me!
Congrats to KAMEKO, last week's winner of Love's Raid. Leave comments again this week for a chance to win Plainsong, a contemporary Colorado romance that takes places in my beloved Denver.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
In reading the account of Cain and Abel for the umpteenth time, the sequence of events struck me anew.
- Cain and Abel brought offerings to God.
- God didn't look at Cain's offering with favor.
- Cain got angry.
- God confronted Cain the first time.
- Cain killed Abel.
- God confronted Cain the second time.
God saw what was going to happen, and He warned Cain to resist the temptation. Kind of like the apostle Peter, who denied the Lord three times in spite of Jesus's warning.
I'd like to think that I would obey God if He warned me ahead of time like that. But I suspect I wouldn't. In fact, I'm pretty sure I haven't. I've ignored that small voice that says stop! now! before it's too late!
Lord, teach me to listen. . .and obey.
***A reminder to leave a comment each week for a chance to win one of my books. Check out the weekly giveaway in the right hand column.***
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Eventually, I will return to earth and panic will set in. After two years of contracts lined up back to back, I have none after this next contract. It's time for another contract . . . or two or three.
So pray with me as I wait for word on the two proposals I have in . . . and as I brainstorm, develop ideas, and write sample chapters.
Feel free to leave a comment on both posts this week, and tell your friends to stop on by. Available this week is Bridge to Love, a Vermont historical romance.
Reviews for my latest book, A Ranger's Trail, are popping up. For a chance to win a copy, go to the two blogs listed in my sidebar.