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I’m finally getting caught up with laundry, weeding, and paying bills since being gone for 4 days. The Life & Faith tour in Richmond, VA was great fun. (but I would have appreciated some cooler weather! It was steamy hot in the author’s tent.) But the musical groups were outstanding. I got to (sort of) meet the talented young ladies in Point of Grace. One is prettier than the next, and all have voices like angels.

In my own news, The Way to a Man’s Heart, 3rd in the Miller Family series, will be released any day now. I guess the hold-up is the shipping time it takes, coming from the printer. At any rate, here is the You-Tube book trailer that matches the story nicely.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4aRNzJgF88  and also here’s the trailer for my Christmas release, Sarah’s Christmas Miracle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV_NLD__5qE

I hope you’re all enjoying summer and stay well!

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I hope if you’re in the Richmond, VA area in June you’ll consider attending the Life & Faith tour. It will feature the top names in Christian music including Amy Grant, Mercy Me, Point of Grace, Shenandoah, Natalie Grant and so many more. Karen Kingsbury will also be there as the featured guest speaker. The full day of events starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday June 19th, and proceeds benefit local Christian charities. Please click on the attached link for full information. Your truly will be signing books in the authors’ tent.

http://www.lifeandfaithtour.com/richmond-christian-concerts.php

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I just got back from the annual Ohioana Festival at the State Library in Columbus, and what fun I had. Ohioana honors Ohio authors and poets each year and I was honored to have been invited. I got to meet some outstanding novelists including Dan Chaon, Don Bruns, Lori Foster, Karen Harper, Casey Daniels, Carla Buckley, Linda Robertson, and Cindy Thompson. A reception at Govenor Strickland’s mansion capped off a  fabulous day! Thanks to the wonderful organizers of this literary event.

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The covers for my summer releases are now available and I just love them. The art department at Harvest House truly did a good job capturing the characters & story within.  Congratulations to them, and I hope you’ll look for The Way to a Man’s Heart (3rd in the Miller Family Series) in July, and my Christmas novella, Sarah’s Christmas Miracle coming in mid-August.

In my other news, I finally did it! I retired from Hershey Chocolate after twenty “sweet” years in sales. I did love that part-time job, but it was starting to cut into my writing time. Now that I am a stay-at-home writer, I wonder why my house is still as dusty and my yard looks no better than last year. Some things take time to adjust, I guess….

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I’d like you to meet a new author of inspirational romance, K. Dawn Byrd, who holds a masters degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. She believes this gives her better insight into the minds, feelings and emotions of individuals, which helps her to better understand her characters and develop them more fully. Her latest release, Queen of Hearts, a WWII romantic suspense, is available now and her second book, Killing Time, a contemporary romantic suspense, will release August 1. Both are from Desert Breeze Publishing.

K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors. Her blog spotlights not only the books, but the authors also because we all want to know more about our favorite authors.

When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 14 years, walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home, and plotting the next story waiting to be told. 

About Queen of Hearts:  Daphne Dean is proud to be serving her country stateside during WWII as a reporter and an Office of Strategic Services operative. When the photograph she takes of the crowd at a murder scene places her on the mob’s hit list, she’s forced into hiding in a vacant mental asylum in the middle of nowhere with terrifying secrets of its own.

Daphne believed herself to still be in love with her ex-fiancée, Kenneth, until she spends several days locked away in the asylum with Vito, the mob boss’ son. Can she put the terrifying events that occurred there behind her and allow herself to pursue a relationship with Vito? Or, will she return to Kenneth who has turned his back on his country by becoming a draft dodger and a black market racketeer? One thing’s for sure, it won’t matter if she can’t escape the mental institution alive.

 ISBN978-1-936000-22-7

Book web address:  http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-70/Queen-of-Hearts/Detail.bok

Visit K. Dawn Byrd’s Blog: www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com

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What fun I had last Friday at the Barnes & Noble in Fairlawn Ohio! Barb Darbutt, the event coordinator, hosted me at their “First Friday” event, wherein an author, an artist, and a musician are featured. I got a chance to listen to great music, sip delicious lattes, and sign my first release (A Widow’s Hope) and my latest release, Never Far from Home, for family, friends, and fans!

I couldn’t have asked to work with nicer folks than those at Barnes & Noble in Fairlawn (Akron) Ohio. Thanks for hosting me. Oh, and here’s a photo of me with one of my “fans”. She was also maid-of-honor in my wedding, many, many moons ago! (so she’s stuck being my fan whether she wants to be or not.) haha. Hope everyone who came out and bought a book enjoys the read.

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We just got back from a lovely weekend in Holmes County in Ohio’s Amish Country where I took my first ever sleighride!

What a hoot that was. The sleigh wound its way through 140 acres of beautiful, rolling snow-covered hills. We went to the Farm at Walnut Creek, which is also an exotic animal farm. Yes, an odd combination to be sure! But we were able to tour an Amish home, drink hot cocoa and eat homemade cookies after seeing, and in some cases feeding, llamas, alpacas, SouthAmerica deer, American elk, bison, Texas longhorn cattle (we didn’t pet them!) all running free and uncaged on the property. The Farm is a great educational and conservation experience. An a sleigh is a marvelous way to see the large, sprawling farm in winter, while everything lies dormant under several feet of snow. And did I mention our Amish guide, Roy, was absolutely delightful. Photos to come…as soon as I can download them!

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