Monday, July 30, 2007

Library News from Author Gail Gaymer Martin

Escape to beautiful Beaver Island could be the answer to Marsha Sullivan's need for a fresh start. Since her husband's death four years ago, Marsha had lost her way, but on Beaver Island, she had good memories to help guide her. Running into Jeff, her brother-in-law, in this paradise turned out to be a blessing. Not only did they share grief in losing their spouses, but also a warm bond began to form between them. Did God want her to love again? The only thing she knew for sure was that being with Jeff and his daughter felt like family.

Gail Gaymer Martin is an award-winning novelist for Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing with over one million books in print and forty fiction novels or novellas. The second book in the Michigan Island Series, With Christmas In His Heart, was recently honored with the 2007 National Readers Choice Award in Inspirational. Her book, Writing The Christian Romance will be released in December from Writers Digest.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Library News from Author Traci DePree

A State of Grace

Unveiling her deepest secret could save her daughter's life.

Kate Hanlon is at it again. Minister's wife, stained-glass artist, and sometimes sleuth, Kate Hanlon discovers more than she bargained for when she visits a woman whose daughter is battling leukemia. Before she knows it she's on the road uncovering clues that could be the girl's very survival.

Book #2 in Mystery and the Minister's Wife, A State of Grace picks up where Through the Fire left off as Kate and Paul Hanlon learn about life in small town Tennessee. Follow Kate as she comes to know the town and its inhabitants. Admire her persistence, intelligence, and strength of character as she slowly, but surely, begins to unlock the town's secrets.

About the author: Traci DePree is the author of four novels, including the Lake Emily series by WaterBrook Press. She, her husband, and their five children make their home in a small town in rural Minnesota.

About the series: Each novel in the MYSTERY AND THE MINISTER'S WIFE series is a page-turner, a good old-fashioned "whodunit." They're books that bring truth to light, that reveal dreams, and that show that trust in God always trumps fear and anxiety.

Learn more about Traci DePree and her work at

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ChiLibris/ICRS...A Blast!

Last Thurs. night through Saturday I spend with some of our industry's most talented authors at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Atlanta. It was my first ChiLibris retreat. ChiLibris is a group of published Christian novelists who seek to glorify God and encourage one another. What a blast it was. I got to hang out and talk shop with Terri Blackstock, Brandilyn Collins, Liz Curtis Higgs, Loraine Snelling, Mark Mynheir, Brad Whitington, Harry Krauss, Bob Elmer, Kristin Billerbeck, Rene Gutteridge, Rachel Hauck, Deb Raney, Angie Hunt, Nancy Moser, Susan Meissner, Elizabeth Musser, Wanda Dyson, Dave Lambert, Robert Whitlow and his wife, Amy Wallace, Steph Whitson, Rachel Hauck, Mel and Cheryl Hodde (pen name Hannah Alexander), Tamera Alexander, Colleen Coble, Randy Alcorn, Randy Singer...the list goes on forever.

Everyone was so welcoming, friendly, and even outgoing. To share three days with fellow novelists who understand the dry times, the doubts, fears, dreams, victories, and challenges...well, it was just totally uplifting to me. I plan to attend next year in Orlando. My only writers getaway.

The International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) at Atlanta's World Congress Center was good, too. I did a signing at the WaterBrook Multnomah booth along with Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Singer, and my friend Cindy Woodsmall. We had long lines of people from Nigeria to the . and I also spoke and signed books at a Logos dinner....the Logos people are fantastic.

I have pictures and will post on my web site when time permits.

Until next time, blessings.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Library News from Author Lyn Cote

DANGEROUS SECRETS is the final book of this trilogy by Lyn Cote, set in northern Wisconsin on the Shores of Lake Superior. Ridge and Sylvie have know each all their lives. A tragedy separated them for nearly 20 years and now a murder brings them back together. Will they heal at last or will Sylvie turn up dead?

Romantic Times says: 4 ½ Stars—Fantastic, A Keeper!