It was a sad day, indeed, when completion

of her beloved lists did not bring her joy.

Her eyes narrowed. And all because of him.

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

Well, unlike Katie O’Connor in the quote above from A Hope Undaunted, you’ll be happy to know it is not a “sad day” in the Lessman world of lists!

Nope, because this week I not only finished my Christmas novella, “The Best Gift of All,” which will be included in the Seeker Home for Christmas Historical Collection scheduled for release on October 5th, but I also finished my proprosal for the Silver Lining Ranch Series, which is currently winging its way to my editor as we speak.The Christmas novella is about Lizzie and Brady and trust me, you don’t want to miss the fix they’re in! Can you say trouble in paradise?? Then my novella that will kick off my Western series, For the Love of Liberty, will be released in the Seeker spring or summer collection next year.

Then on Monday, I begin editing Unfailing Love, book one in my new contemporary Isle of Hope series. I am hoping to get that puppy edited and formatted for ebook release in October or November, so prayers are appreciated! Oh, and you may want to make sure you’re officially signed up for my Journal Jots blog so you don’t miss any news, because this page is where I announce everything first. When you subscribe to my Journal Jots blog on the top right-hand corner of this page, you’ll receive an email every single time I post anything, so that way you can be sure not to miss any fun or exciting news such as contests, giveaways, sales, or new releases, okay?

For instance … there happens to be a FACE-OFF and GIVEAWAY going on RIGHT NOW where you can win your choice of any of my books, including those not yet released like Unfailing Love and “The Best Gift of All,” so I encourage you to head on over to aTransParentMom blog to enter because you only have ONE MORE DAY to do so since the giveaway ends SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 8TH, okay? Here’s the link:


Then … on next Wednesday, August 12th, I will be having another giveaway on my Seeker blog entitled SQUARE HOLE, ROUND PEG: AN AUTHOR’S QUEST TO FIND HER PLACE IN THE SUN. Join me as I share about my recent sabbatical and the journey I’ve taken in becoming the author God meant me to be. A giveaway is included for a signed copy of any of my books including Unfailing Love or my Christmas novella, “The Best Gift of All.” So come on by to say “hey,” okay? Here’s the link:


And finally, my Irish love story, A Light in the Window, is once again ON SALE FOR THE LOWEST PRICE EVER AT 99 CENTS, so I’d really appreciate it if you would spread the word about the sale and the video! Both links are below and I THANK YOU!!



Okay, guys, that’s it for this week, so have a GREAT weekend and may all your lists be complete!