We have a winner…and any readers live in Ohio?

Good Wednesday morning, readers,

We have a winner of last week’s contest following the interview of Sharon Srock. Jackie Smith–you’re the lucky winner of Terri. Sharon will be contacting you shortly to arrange delivery. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.

This week’s drawing is for a three-book set of the Miller Family series. (A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart). Since I’ve received so many entries already, I will be giving away 2 sets of the Millers, instead of one. Page down to my question regarding “Are Amish fiction books romances?” and leave your comment there to enter the contest. Drawing on Monday May 6th. Open to U.S and Canadian residents.

Also, do any of my readers live in Ohio. I will be speaking, and signing books in four different Ohio locations during the next month, including this Saturday May 4th. If you live in Ohio take a look below where I’ll be. I LOVE to meet readers–they’re always a lovely group of people.

Booksigning with authors Amanda Flower and Nancy Herriman at The Learned Owl Bookstore, N. Main St, Hudson, Ohio 44236 on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday May 11th from 10:00 to 4:00 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH. Over 100 Ohio authors participating. Author panels, children’s events, guest speakers, besides book-signing. Lunch will be available. website for directions and specifics: http://www.ohioanabookfestival.org/

Author Talk/Book-signing on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St, Newton Falls, OH 44444

Book-signing with Kathleen Fuller and Amanda Flower, Saturday June 15th at Sparrow Christian Bookshop, Middlefield Heritage Center,  14962 South. State Ave.  (SR 87 & 608) Middlefield, OH 44062

Author Talk/Book-signing/Brown Bag Luncheon on Saturday, July 20th at Noon at Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Dover, Ohio 44622

happy reading, Mary


Welcome back, Sharon Srock, to Home Thoughts

Happy Monday, readers. First before I forget, will anybody be in southern Ohio this Saturday, 4-27? I will be speaking at the Brown County Public Library (east of Cincinnati) on “Creative Inspiration” from 1:30 until 3:30. The address is 200 W. Grant Ave, Georgetown, Ohio. I will be selling/signing books. Please stop out if you’ll be in the area and say “hi.”GE

Secondly, I’d like to welcome back Sharon Srock to my blog. Sharon has a new book out, The Women of Valley View: Terri. perf5.500x8.500.inddYou can win a free copy of Terri if you answer the question at the end of the interview. Here’s the blurb: Despite a bustling day care center and a new foster child, Terri Hayes hungers for a family of her own. Then a plumbing mishap leaves her homeless and questioning God’s plan. Steve Evans’s gracious offer of his basement apartment as a temporary solution is an answered prayer.

Steve is a successful writer and a good father, but Terri is horrified when Steve’s book research leads him to a harsh confrontation with the parents of her foster child.  She needs to distance herself from Steve, but her efforts fall short as his two scheming daughters plot to make Terri their new stepmother. Will harsh words and sneaky plans drive Kelsey’s family further apart and put a wedge between Terri and Steve? Or does God have another plan in store? Here’s a free download to introduce the women of the series: http://bitly.com/SmQmUs

Sharon SrockSharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012. The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri releases this month. Connect with her here: Bloghttp://www.womenofvalleyview.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SharonSrock
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448789.Sharon_Srock

Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/d9kwdcc 

Barnes and Noblehttp://tinyurl.com/cud7xb6

Pelican book group:  http://tinyurl.com/cd5zqar

And finally, here’s the question to answer to win a free copy of her latest book: Have you ever felt God leading you off your expected path?  Have you ever felt God leading you off your expected path? Contest open to US and Canada residents only. Drawing in one week.

In the meantime, have a great week, readers!  Mary