For unto us a Child is born,
      Unto us a Son is given;
      And the government will be upon His shoulder.
      And His name will be called
      Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 —Isaiah 9:6-7

At this time of year when we exchange cards and cookies and presents, let us never forget that Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all, and without Him, there would be nothing to celebrate. With Him, there is the celebration of lives changed, love kindled and the flame of hope eternal.

AND one thing for darn surewithout HimI would be one sad and sorry broad! So in honor of the true spirit of Christmas, I thought it would be fitting to leave you with a ( video interview with Diane Burnett (a wonderful lady and now dear friend!!) recorded at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in September of this year. In it, I talk about just how much God has changed my life for the better, and I gotta tell you, ever since, I thank Him every single day for the gift of His Son.

So … after the holidays and you have some time, you might want to check it out by clicking on the link below, then simply scroll down to the video link that appears right above the “Product Description” caption. If you have ever doubted that I fit the true definition of a CDQ (caffeinated drama queen), THIS video interview will put those doubts to rest because I am SO expressive and intense that I even got on my own nerves! YIKES!! Hope you enjoy it.



MEGA THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED MY ROMCON CHAT MONDAY NIGHT!! I am happy to announce that the winner of that chat—who wins her choice of a 5-page critique, one of my signed books or top CBA book from my personal library—is:


Kelli, please contact me through my website as I do not have your e-mail address, okay?



DECEMBER 8-27, 2011 

Just a few more days to get a comment in to win a signed copy of one of my books including my new release, A Heart Revealed AND a copy of the very detailed handout from Ruth Axtell Morren’s and my ACFW Workshop, “A Kiss is NOT Just a Kiss.”


DECEMBER 20-31, 2011

Then join me at Austenitis blog for my FINAL INTERVIEW/GIVEAWAY OF THE YEAR to win a signed copy of one of my books including my new release, A Heart Revealed at:


Have a BLESSED weekend, and I wish each and every one of you the happiest, healthiest and holiest of holiday seasons.