ACFW – Revell Author Pics

Okay – so I’m a big Revell Fan. Seriously. I’ve been on the blog tour list for over a year (speaking of which, I need to post A Hope Undaunted’s review). But anyway, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting two of my favorite Revell authors at ACFW AND the lovely Andrea Doering, editor for Revell.

As many of you know, one of my all-time favorite authors is Julie Lessman – and I’ve been a cyber buddy with her for over a year. Julie’s been a constant encouragement to me. Really. And she has enough energy and enthusiasm to make the entire Hyatt go up in lights. It’s such a  blessing to feel the full brunt of that enthusiasm in person. GREAT hugger,btw. Here’s my pic with Julie.

Jules, I am SOOOOOOOO glad we finally got to meet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (note all the exclamation marks)

Over six months ago, I was introduced to the wonderful writing of Laura Frantz through the Revell Blog Tour. I read her debut novel, The Fronteirsman’s Daughter. BEAUTIFUL story. I emailed her. She replied and from that point on, I’ve been the beneficiary of her kindness and joy. What a blessing.

So recently, when her newest release came out – Courting Morrow Little, I was quick to get my hands on it. I didn’t think it was possible, but she topped her first novel with the second. It was breathtaking.  It was such a joy to give Laura a big ol’ hug in Indy.


Other Revell authors showed up. Like Lynette Eason, Jill Eileen Smith, Lorna Sielstad (whose book, Making Waves, I just reviewed) and Dan Walsh.

Dan Walsh won two Carols for his novel, The Unfinished Gift – and he’s a super guy. Humble and kind. And funny! I was so glad to have met him earlier in the conference. He’s the genuine article. Enjoy being a full-time author, Dan!!

And I have MORE pictures for tomorrow. More Seekers, my awesome roomie, and the lovely Patti Lacy. WOOHOO!!

Making Waves by Lorna Seilstand

What a GREAT Cover of a Book!!!

Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad is as fresh as the air around her world of Lake Manawa. With the heroine, Marguerite Westing, having a life as unpredictable as the sea – this DOES NOT fit in with her by-the-book mother who wishes to marry her off to a rich suitor…rich BORING suitor with a bit of a nasty attitude.

Enter Trip – her little brother’s sailing instructor, and you have a story that is fun-filled, sassy, and a fabulous journey. Marguerite reminds me a tad bit of Scarlett O’hara. Not in her looks, but in her attitude. I loved her sassiness and determination, even though both usually got her into trouble, especially with Trip Andrews.

But just as romance is exploding between these two, Marguerite is forced to make a devastating choice. Marry someone she doesn’t love to save her family.

Can she trust God with her future and her heart?

To find out the answer, leave a comment and your name will be entered for a chance to win Lorna’s wonderful novel. A name will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept 21.

 This book was provided by Revell and gladly reviewed by me.

Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.