The winning name and the winner of a free book

Thanks for your patience, friends. I’ve been out of town and incommunicado.  Then when I returned, I had to put my finishing touches on my September release, A Marriage for Meghan. ahhhhh, it feels good to be caught up if only for a short while……


Without further ado, (drum roll please…) the winning name of my hero is….Eli Rhiel….tah dah. thanks to everyone who stopped by and voted. the vote went Eli-13  and Sam-7.

and I drew a name to win a free copy of Abigail’s New Hope when it’s released either late next month or early April. And the winner is Nancy Hoeffer!   Nancy, if you would contact me via email with your mailing address I’ll send you a copy the same day I get my books from my super publisher, Harvest House.  email me at

again, thanks so much for dropping by my blog and voting on a hero!

Help me name a character–win a book!

Happy Monday morning, folks!

I’ve just begun An Amish Family Reunion and need a little help.  What, oh what, to name my hero??? I’ve narrowed it down to two names: Eli or Sam. I want it to be a 3 letter name! my last two books  had a character named Isaiah. My fingers just never learned to type that name quickly! I had to practically stop to look at the keys. Not good when Isaiah is my romantic hero!

So, please vote your preference, either “Eli” or “Sam”. I will select a lucky winner to win a copy of Abigail’s New Hope which comes out in late March or early April. Thanks much and have a great (and hopefully snow-less) week!

Any fledgling writers out there?

Today my writing colleague, Lynda Schab, posted on her blog the first half of my article “How to Get Published in a Highly Competitive World.”

The second half of the article will be posted next Tuesday. If any of you are interested in writing fiction, or have something written that you’d like to get published, check out Lynda’s blog.

stay warm until we meet again…m.e.