The Gospel singer was JayDee Carter. Speakers were Carol Hoyt and Doris Markwitz. Carolyn Moe from Gifts and Gracies, a Christian store in Gladbrook, brought books and items from her shop, and I had a table for my books.
How did I get invited to display my books at this event? I’m not considered a Christian genre author, but I write wholesome books with seriousness and humor combined. Many of my books are Iowa based in fictional towns. The organizer of the conference has known me for years and is aware that the type of books I write are suitable for a church event. Many of the women that attended know me or about me as an author. I enjoyed talking to everyone about my books when they stopped by my table with questions about how I choose to write the stories.
I haven’t done a google search for awhile to see if my name or books pop up in new places so I took the time to do that this morning. I’ve watched my activity increase on google until I’m up to 17 pages which took me awhile to get through. I made note of a few of the entries about my books that were new to me.
Clubreadblogger had a blog on summary of books by and about Iowans read by the book club. One member had read Christmas Traditions-An Amish Love story and learned about the Amish practice of shunning a person who left the Amish community and the Amish lifestyle.
Crown Deals - St. Luke Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s bookstore has my nonfiction Alzheimer’s book linked to Amazon- Hello Alzheimer’s Good Bye Dad.
Amish Pen Pals by Jrgen has links to Amazon for my Amish books as well as others.
Published.com- has several of my books linked to Amazon to be purchased.
Elesco Host Connection called attention to my story in Good Old Days Magazine titled Lincoln Highway Station
Book Finder 4 u - has my books on site linked to Amazon
Booktopia in Austrialia has my books for sale
Amish Iowa Shockwave falsh Mitra Document has my Amish books linked to Amazon
Powell’s Books has all my books linked to Google ebooks
A1 outlet has my books and ebookXP links the books to Amazon.
Alibris in U.S. And UK have my books and Bookadda Bookstore in India has them.
The last few weeks haven’t been very productive as far as writing on the next book goes. I’ve been out in the barn taking care of newborn lambs and goats. Now we have hens hatching chicks so we have to keep a close watch on them. As soon as the hen and chicks are ready to leave the nest we put them in a safe room away from the cats who think the cheeping babies are sparrows. My husband thinks a fox was prowling in the machine shed last night, looking for a chicken to carry off. He didn’t find one. We’ve learned to be one step a head of the wild animals in the neighborhood.
So that’s it for this post. Next week I’ll have another new book to tell about that’s already been released.