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The 2016 Christy Awards

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Mason Jar Books, To Get to You | 2 comments

The 2016 Christy Awards

What a delightful surprise to wake up yesterday morning to an email from the Christy Award coordinator that To Get to You was a finalist in the YA category! The press release went live shortly after and it’s a thrill to see so many author friends on the finalist list. Congrats to everyone!! And thank you to so many friends and family for all the warm wishes and excitement. You all make this experience extra special!   This is my third time finaling in the Christy Awards and my second time...

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{ A Delightful } Month in Review!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News and Updates | 10 comments

{ A Delightful } Month in Review!

It’s been a good month. Busy, but good! While a few happenings are just hinted at below, there is much to come in the next few weeks including a cover reveal and more! It’s a joy to get to sit down and officially catch up with you all today and be sure to catch the question at the bottom, so we can hear how YOUR month went. So here we go – a month in review …   The month of April began with my birthday. Well, actually it began as usual with April Fools Day…my b-day just happens to be two days...

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The Lady and the Lionheart – Proofing Time!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in For Readers, For Writers, The Lady and the Lionheart | 18 comments

The Lady and the Lionheart – Proofing Time!

It’s been a busy but fun season of going through The Lady and the Lionheart one final time before sending the book off for copy edits. Part of this process has been pulling out a few favorite research books for this story and doing some careful fact-checking. I have a short attention span (yes, I just confessed that :) ) so often struggle through non-fiction books. In school, I was the kid daydreaming that the textbooks on my desk were a raft I could float away on instead of something that actually had to be studied. But now, and as most...

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We’re Giving Away a Case of Books in 2016!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in For Readers | 10 comments

We’re Giving Away a Case of Books in 2016!

You may remember that last week I shared a surprise on the way and today I’m excited to share that for the year of 2016, we’ll be giving away 2 signed paperbacks every month. If I’ve done my math right, that’s 24 books which is a whole case just awaiting to find homes! :) All the details are...

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2016 Releases (with a little help from Jane Austen)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in For Readers, My Journal | 26 comments

2016 Releases (with a little help from Jane Austen)

Last fall brought with it a fun and busy season of book-releasing. In August, To Get to You launched and it was an absolute blast road-tripping with you all! Just a month later, the Heirloom Brides collection released, and it was a joy to share a new historical romance with readers! Shortly after, 21 Days of Christmas hit shelves and included my short story, “The Balsam Walk”. So as a writer, life was kind of like this…   After all the launch happenings were over, I savored some delicious time of...

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Video chat with Sigmund Brouwer & a Giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in For Readers | 75 comments

Video chat with Sigmund Brouwer & a Giveaway!

Thief of Glory —it’s a book that came out last year and some of you have probably read it! For me, it’s been on my wish list and more recently, I’ve been chatting story and craft with Sigmund Brouwer, so I was inspired more than ever to finally grab a copy of this award-winning book.   When it arrived, I dove right into the first chapter and was so hooked that I was up much too late, flashlight and book in hand. The story is riveting and the writing is absolutely stunning so I was thrilled to...

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Two Surprises!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in My Hope is Found | 12 comments

Two Surprises!

The paperback version of My Hope is Found is just $2.99 on CBD! Yep! You can grab the novel for under three bucks! Just click the link above and if you haven’t finished Lonnie and Gideon’s story, I hope you enjoy both the journey! And for that second surprise… A while back, a family friend contacted me to see if his college students might use an excerpt of one of my books for their sound recording project. He requested several sections that contained a bit of energy – different voices and sound...

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Sourdough Biscuits for Beginners

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Recipes | 11 comments

Sourdough Biscuits for Beginners

Greetings all! I’ve been working on a new video tutorial – sourdough biscuits! And I’m calling them “for beginners” because I really am a beginner and it will likely show in the video. Just a bit. ;) If you keep sourdough in your kitchen, I hope you’ll give these a try and if you’ve yet to work with sourdough, you can find the step by step guide in the video description on Youtube. Happy baking friends and if you make these, DO let me know how they turn out!   Biscuit ingredients: 2c. flour 2...

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Heirloom Brides ~ Now Available!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in News and Updates | 4 comments

Heirloom Brides ~ Now Available!

This month Kim Vogel Sawyer, Mona Hodgson, Tracey Bateman and myself are all celebrating the release of Heirloom Brides, a collection of four historical romances from Barbour! My novella, Something New, opens in the spring of 1893 as Tate Kennedy is just returning from sea to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and his childhood friend, Wren. Each of the novellas in the collection centers around an heirloom given to the heroine. In Something New, Wren’s heirloom is none other than her grandmother’s...

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A New Historical Romance

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in My Publishing Journey | 8 comments

A New Historical Romance

  Today, I had the absolute joy of sharing this fun news on Facebook. This is the book of my heart, friends, so much so that this moment has been such a dream in the making. The past week or so, I’ve been in the midst of line edits and soon, will have more details to share! But for now, here is the link to the book on Goodreads and the Pinterest storyboard: Follow Joanne Bischof, Author’s board The Lady and the Lionheart on...

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