Thursday, December 28, 2006

Vickie McDonough's, Spinning Out of Control

Woo wee! I just finished reading, Spinning Out of Control. It's one of those stories you don't want to put down. And what an opener. Vickie seized my attention right from the beginning and kept it riveted throughout the whole story. I wanted to camp out with Micah, Amy, Jonah, Sookie, and Tierney. I loved that even her villain Hank wasn't a total creep. You end up kind of feeling sorry for the poor schmo.

Spinning Out Of Control reminds me of a mail order bride story. Amy's homeless. So she goes to her cousin Kathryn's farm in hopes that she will let her stay. But when she arrives, she finds: Kathryn in labor, a lone black man, who quickly rushes out the door at Amy's arrival, a little girl, and no husband. And I'm not going to tell you anymore. You have to buy the book. *smiling*

Happy reading!

Thursday, December 21, 2006


I can't believe I've waited so long to post my fantastic news. It's either insanity or excitement. I'm hoping it's the latter. hehe. And if I'm dreaming, I hope never to awaken. On December 14, I was notified by Heartsong Presents that in April of 2007 I will be getting a book contract for my story, THE BRIDE WORE COVERALLS. Its tentative release date is February 2008. PRAISE THE LORD! Thank you, Jesus!

This would not even be possible if it weren't for all the endless hours Staci Stallings spent mentoring, coaching, teaching, and helping me. For over two years now, she's hung in there with me, constantly encouraging me. So many times, when I wanted to quit, she wouldn't let me. Her pep talks and Godly wisdom pulled me through the slump every time. There aren't words enough to say how grateful I am to her. Thank you SO much, Staci. I love you.

Also, when I first joined the ACFW, ACRW at the time, Jeanne Leach took me under her wing. She, too, mentored me and constantly encouraged me. She never gave up on me and my endless questions either. Thank you, Jeanne. Luv ya lots.

And, I can't forget to say thanks to all the many people on the ACFW loop who stood beside me and helped me too. They are to numerous to name. You know who you are. Thank you...thank you...thank you!

This has been the best Christmas present ever!

Debra Ullrick