Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! NOW FINISHED. Congratulations! Winners for Stephen Bly’s The Lost Manuscript of Martin Taylor Harrison were Betti Mace, Kristen Mayfield, Virginia Winfield.
We hope you enjoyed meeting Christian Author Network members as you chased down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author!
· 2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, or CBD gift certificate!
Grand prize winner: Esther Fritz
Second prize winner: Susan M. Poll
Third prize winner: Renee Blare
Here were the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines:
· Catch us on this scavenger hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here for the right order of stops: http://illuminatingthewordthroughfiction.blogspot.com/2014/03/resource-page-for-catch-us-if-you-can.html
· Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author!
· Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP # 1 and ending at Stop #29. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 29 stops, within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 03/29/14.
>>Sorry, due to international regulations, the grand prize will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, please read rules presented with each giveaway.<<
MEET Lena Nelson Dooley …
I’m pleased to introduce author Lena Nelson Dooley at this stop.
I’ve known of Lena and her books for years and had the privilege of personally meeting her two years ago in St. Louis at an ACFW conference. A delightful and gracious lady.
This multi-award-winning author lives in Texas with her husband of over 49 years. Their favorite activities involve time with their family. Their daughters and sons-in-law have given them four grandchildren, and now they have two great-grandsons. Lena has more than 800,000 books in print. Her many awards include winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western fiction and the Selah Award for historical fiction.
Lena is one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blogtalk radio show. She has experience in screenwriting, acting, directing, and voice-overs. She has been featured in articles in Christian Fiction Online Magazine, ACFW Journal, and Christian Retailing.
Lena has an active web presence and an internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. Her blog received the TBCN Reader’s Choice Blog of the Year Award sponsored by Book Fun Magazine.
Here’s my interview with Lena Nelson Dooley . . .
Janet: What are the loves of your life?
Lena: My husband, James, my children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. I also love chocolate, especially dark chocolate, cherries, and chocolate-covered cherries. And spending time with friends.
Janet: What do you do when you’re not writing?
Lena: Travel is always on my horizon . . . Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not the same year. I also have had the privilege to do a lot of speaking at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. In addition, I read a lot. My list of favorite authors could go on for a long time.
Janet: What’s one of your passions, besides your husband, of course.
Lena: Helping other authors become published really floats my boat. Over thirty writers I’ve mentored have later had their books published.
Janet: What’s one of the things you like best about being a writer?
Lena: The high point of my day is receiving feedback from my readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by my books.
Janet: What are some of your recent book releases?
Lena: The McKenna Daughters Series which includes Maggie’s Journey and Mary’s Blessing and Catherine’s Pursuit. This series is about identical triplets born on one of the last wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. Their mother dies giving birth and they are separated. They don’t find out they have sisters until near their 18th birthdays. Each book is one of the sisters’ story.
And thank you, readers and hunters for stopping by my Bly Books blog.
THE CATCH US IF YOU CAN SCAVENGER HUNT CAN-DOs:
Before you go, write down this STOP #10 CLUE: Dedicated to
WAIT! And check out this giveaway for the scavenger hunt! The Lost Manuscript of Martin Taylor Harrison by Stephen Bly, Book 1 in the Austin-Stoner Files Series. Choice of hardback/large print (left) or paperback (right). Check it out here: https://www.blybooks.com/bookstore/action-adventure/
IN ADDITION, Sign up for an extra chance to receive Stephen Bly’s The Lost Manuscript of Martin Taylor Harrison. Only U.S. and Canada residents will be mailed paperback edition. Any international winner will receive PDF copy only. Novel giveaway form here (3 total winners):
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Now, proceed to scavenger hunt STOP #11, Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog site! Click here: STOP #11
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