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Looking Out The Window: Two-time Carol Award Finalist Kelly Irvin Talks About Beneath the Summer Sun, The Second Book In Her Every Amish Season Series. Gives Away A Copy.

A Warm Welcome to Kelly Irvin
Kelly will give away a print copy of Beneath the Summer Sun (U.S. residents only). To enter to win join the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Hi Kelly, first tell us a little about yourself.

A native of Kansas, I’m a former newspaper reporter and public relations professional. I retired two years ago to write full-time. My husband and I have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. For the last two years I’ve been dealing with ovarian cancer and a motor neuron disease called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). I love Mexican food, mystery novels, Kevin Costner’s baseball movies, and Garth Brooks’ music.

I’m sorry about the illness and hope you’ll be better soon. Lots of writers were avid readers as children. How about you? If so, what did you read?

I’ve loved to read since first grade. My parents had to tear books from my hands to get me to go outdoors. I read Nancy Drew mysteries, A Wrinkle in Time, Harriet the Spy, Little Women, and Mary Stewart’s Merlin t…

Looking Out The Window: Julie Cosgrove Introduces The Third Book In Her Bunco Biddies Mysteries, Threes, Sixes & Thieves. Gives Away A Copy.

A Warm Welcome to Julie Cosgrove
A staff writer for Cru Canada's Power to Change Internet Ministry, Julie shares a devotional, Give ItUp. She  also gives away a print copy of  Threes, Sixes and Thieves  (U.S. residents only). Enter to win by joining the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Hi Julie, First, tell us a little about yourself.

I am a widow who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. I am a native Texan and write about Texas folks and places because it is not only what I know, it is what I love, deep in the heart…as the song goes.  I love words and play word games with friends and the computer.  I always have—from crosswords, to find the word to solving the jumbles in the daily paper. My mom was always my Scrabble partner and would cheer me on when I won. I do miss staring at that board of pink, tan, red, and blue squares with her.

Let's talk about your writing. Why do you do it? 

Why do you scratch an itch? Seriously, I have always loved to express myself through writing. I made up sto…

Looking Out the Window: Leeann Betts Discusses Her Latest Mystery, Petty Cash. Gives Away A Copy.

A Warm Welcome to Leeann Betts
Leeann will give away an ebook or print copy (U.S. residents only) of Petty Cash. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Hi Leeann, First, tell us a little about yourself. First of all, I am an alter ego, and I write cozy mysteries and contemporary suspense. My real life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical romantic suspense. “We” are Canadian by birth, American by choice, and Donna is married to Patrick, her first-line editor and most avid fan. I enjoy reading, movies, and traveling for research and fun.

Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read? I read all the time. Anything and everything, especially if there was a horse in the story or on the cover. One time, I was so engrossed in my book that I missed my bus stop and ended up in the boonies at the bus depot. I was only 7, and my mother had to come get me.

Tell us about your latest book.  In Petty Cash, Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, is headed off for another mystery. Sh…

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers January New Releases

January 2018 New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:


Her Handyman Hero by Lorraine Beatty -- Reid Blackthorn arrives in Dover on a personal mission—to make sure his terminally ill brother gets a chance to meet his daughter. Deceiving little Lily’s guardian isn’t his intention. Yet once Tori Montgomery mistakes Reid for her new handyman, he knows it’s the only way to be close to his niece. Tori is honoring her friend’s last wish by keeping Lily away from her father’s family. And once she learns who Reid truly is, she realizes there’s too much at stake—including custody of Lily—for her to fall for the former DEA agent. But in keeping a promise, is she losing out on her chance for a happily-ever-after? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])



Beneath the Summer Sun by Kelly Irvin -- It’s been four years since Jennie’s husband died in a farming accident. Long enough that the elders in her Amish…