💚💛🧡 What You’ll Find in This Blog Today:
✅   Mysti’s Book Nook!✅   We Have Winners!✅   Giveaway on Valentine’s Day!✅   Lazy, Hazy Days of … Winter?


📕 Mysti’s Book Nook!

Hey, guys, I have the honor of being the very first author on Mysti’s Book Nook, a monthly book club where you can chat with the authors all month long while you’re reading their book. And the book of mine that we are reading in March is ISLE OF HOPE: UNFAILING LOVE.

So if you’ve read it or not, come on over to join the FB site for Mysti’s Book Nook, and chat with me on what you liked or didn’t like about Isle of Hope. And if you haven’t read it, just shoot me an email at CONTACT JULIE to tell me so, and I will send a free e-copy of Isle of Hope to you so you can join in the fun.

Then at the end of the month, I will be holding a special giveaway for all those who joined in on my book club, so be sure to come on by to join the page and the fun, okay? I will chatting it up on that FB page all month. Here’s the link, and hope to see you there!  MYSTI’S BOOK NOOK.


🙌🏻  We Have Winners!


A HUGE hug to everyone who voted in the Christian Romance Readers Poll for 2021! AND because of many of you, I was honored to make the list of the “Top 40 Essential Christian Romance Authors, so DOUBLE HUGS all around!

Since I’ve just finished writing a suspense romance, I was pretty excited to see the breakdown of readers’ favorite type of romance story because it seems suspense ran away with the top percentage, so good timing, Julie! Here’s the breakdown of your favorite types of romance:


Suspense 36%
Historical 27%
Amish 19%
Contemporary 18%

I encourage you to check out the cool romance issue of Family Fiction magazine at the following link to see if your top faves made the list:

Family Fiction Magazine 2021 Romance Edition

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for … here are the winners of my Romance Readers Poll, who have won their choice of any one of my indie e-books and a character named after them in my next book. So, SUPER CONGRATS to each of the following winners—I will be contacting you directly via e-mail:


Barb Kraska

Sandra Young


♥️ Valentines Day Giveaway!
Want to win your choice of any three of my indie e-books AND have a character named after you in my next book along with a signed paperback copy? Well, you can! How? Just listen to my radio interview with Lady Tracey at 8:30 a.m. EST on FEBRUARY 14, 2021 and FEBRUARY 15, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. EST on Unity Live Radio. Then contact me through my CONTACT JULIE link to tell me one of the specific things I talk about in the interview (other than mentioning Isle of Hope), and you’re in the draw. See? E-Z, PEAZY!
Oh, and a special giveaway of any three of my novellas if you refer the interview to someone else who mentions your name when they contact me, so spread the word and GOOD LUCK!
Here’s the link and hope to see you there: https://www.topsradiofm.com/


☃️  Lazy, Hazy Days of … Winter? 😎

Let me start off by saying that I love snow. I mean really, realllllllly LOVE snow. I LOVE bundling up inside with my hubby in front of wood fire and writing all day and watching Hallmark movies all night. But, alas … in the six years I have lived at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, there’s been almost NO SNOW to speak of (maybe a dusting that disappear as quickly as it came), which has made me very sad. 😥

Welllllll, this year, Keith and I decided to plan a trip to Florida, and although the sunny weather is very nice, I’m one of the few people in the world who are jealous of the those who are snowed in … including Lake of the Ozarks!! Sigh. So, instead of drinking hot chocolate in front of a cozy fire, I am “enduring” the heat, thrilled to be able to share it with friends and family. Yes, it’s VERY nice, but I do miss my snow. ❄️

Anyway, I thought I would share a few sunny pix to bring a little sunshine to the cold places in our country right now, and may spring be sprung upon us all soon!

Hugs and More Hugs!


My cutie-pie grandson came to visit, and boy, is he a hoot! LOVED spending time with him!!

SO fun to spend time with my daughter and son-in-law!

“Wy-O” loves the beach!