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Oh, Surprises!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in News and Updates | 21 comments

Oh, Surprises!

Today I have a few to share with you, and since this is my last post for 2014,  I want to say thank you for being here and for hanging out with me over the course of another year. :) Now back to those surprises….not only did this one bless me, but it was for 25 teenage girls. Pictured here are my amazing aunt and cousin, Marcia and Jennifer. A little bird told me that two of Santa’s elves were hard at work in Illinois…buying 25 copies of This Quiet Sky for the girls in their church youth group. Oh, boy was I stunned. And...

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The Making of an Audiobook (Part II)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in This Quiet Sky | 13 comments

The Making of an Audiobook (Part II)

Welcome to part 2 of “The Making of an Audiobook” where I’ve been sharing about the production of This Quiet Sky, into audio. If you missed part one , you can read about the early process here! As you may have learned earlier, I’m using a great program called ACX that connects narrators and rights holders to produce audio books. That’s how I found my narrator, Gail! Gail Shalan is an actress, puppeteer and voice-over artist from MA. It’s been an absolute joy to have her...

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The Christmas Chronicles – Sarah Miller

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in This Quiet Sky | 191 comments

The Christmas Chronicles – Sarah Miller

  Update: Just a little announcement here to share that the winner for the Grand prize is Chris Bures and for Sarah’s ornament and the signed copy of This Quiet Sky, the winner is Kathleen Belognia. Congratulations ladies! And a special thank you to all who entered. You were each a blessing!   The Christmas Chronicles is a blog hop between 5 historical romance authors. Our desire is to bring you joy through these letters, grounded in the true spirit of the season, and written from the fictional viewpoints of...

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Thank You ~ A Newsletter Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in News and Updates | 7 comments

Thank You ~ A Newsletter Giveaway

In the spirit of thanks… I’ll be tucking something new into my next newsletter: A little gift to you, dear readers, to say THANK YOU. I have three Starbucks gift cards and will draw the names of 3 random subscribers and announce them in the Christmas edition of the Heartfelt Post. Plus, there will be an eBook sale & my favorite recipe for homemade shortbread! -Mary Engelbreit If you are not subscribed to The Heartfelt Post, but would like to sign up, you can do that here. And to keep the spirit of thanks...

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Bespoke – A Tiny Christmas Tale by Amanda Dykes

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in For Readers | 67 comments

Bespoke – A Tiny Christmas Tale by Amanda Dykes

Have you heard about The Bespoke Project? Some of you may have caught the whispers that are going around about what Amanda Dykes has been doing over the summer to raise money to donate bicycles for Gospel for Asia. I have had the joy and the privilege to walk alongside my friend as the gentle idea of this tale grew into what you see today and each step of the way, I’ve been amazed not only by her heart for story, but her heart for others. And then I got to fall into the pages of this Christmas novelette. I got to meet Aria and James and...

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This Quiet Sky – Quotes and Pins

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in This Quiet Sky | 22 comments

This Quiet Sky – Quotes and Pins

This Quiet Sky releases this Friday! Are you ready?! If you’ve pre-ordered your copy, you likely are. :D If you’ve been wanting it on paperback, I’m happy to tell you that it’s ready to order! Just click here. ____ Recently, I sat down with the novella and combed through some of the text, on the hunt for quotes to make a few pinnables for Pinterest. It’s one of those processes that kind of lets the characters speak for themselves which is always a bit of an adventure.  A few of the quotes below...

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My Hope is Found – SDCWG Novel of the Year

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in My Hope is Found | 117 comments

My Hope is Found – SDCWG Novel of the Year

Update : We’ve drawn a winner at random and congratulations to Karen Clinton for winning the 3-book series. Thank you to ALL for your kind words and warm wishes! This weekend I had the honor of receiving the members’ award for ‘Best Fiction Book’ published in 2013 from the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild. It was a joy to celebrate with friends, receive the award from one of my absolutely favorite authors, Susan Meissner, and feel an overflowing of gratitude. Now I just need...

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The Making of an Audiobook (Part I)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in This Quiet Sky | 22 comments

The Making of an Audiobook (Part I)

I’ll begin this post by telling you that I’m a huge fan of audio books. My family–and especially my kids–listen to them all the time. It’s always been a dream of mine to have a book on audio and as the rights holder to This Quiet Sky, the opportunity presented itself. After a bit of research and helpful advice from others, I discovered ACX, a platform that connects books with professional narrators. It’s been an incredibly fun and rewarding experience! Here’s an inside peak at the process so...

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The Delightful, Buckling Bookshelf

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in For Readers | 12 comments

The Delightful, Buckling Bookshelf

Ok, I was going to say something cheesy about it being fall and the time to ‘fall into reading’ but I’ll spare you any attempts there and simply confess that my bookshelf is buckling in the most delightful of ways. These are just a few of the upcoming releases that I’ve got my eye on. See any you want to read? Any that I missed that you would recommend? The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert A beautiful voice in contemporary fiction, I can’t wait to get my hands on Katie’s next book!...

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New Novella Coming Soon!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in For Readers, News and Updates | 38 comments

New Novella Coming Soon!

A kind friend recently reminded me of some wisely spoken words, “all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage.” Oh how I needed to hear that because over the last few weeks, I had to harness those twenty seconds daily as I worked on a new project–a celebration of love and life–that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time. And now, it is with absolute joy that I share with you that I have a novella coming this December. Today, I’m thrilled to share the cover with you plus, below are the details on...

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