It’s Yee-Haw Day!

Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Karen Witemeyer

My Texas fairy tale, Head in the Clouds is on sale for only $0.99 for the month of November. Some places have it as low as $0.79! YeeHaw!

When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner,
her heart’s not the only thing in danger.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook

 

Karen Kay

Karen Kay’s first book, LAKOTA SURRENDER, has just been re-released in its newest 25th Year Anniversary edition.  Beautiful cover!  In e-book and paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

On sale at $3.99.

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |   Kobo   |   Itunes

Linda Broday

 

Check Out The Cover For My January Release!

Book #3 Outlaw Mail Order Bride Series

AMAZON  |  B&N APPLE  |  INDIEBOUND

Winnie Griggs

I’m soooooo excited to announce that I will be writing three Amish romance novels for Grand Central Publishing’s Forever line. I’m in the process of writing the first book which is currently scheduled to come out next December and am really enjoying the unfolding story.

 

Kit Morgan

Sales and New Releases, Yee Haw! Holidays with the Weavers is on sale for just .99 cents for the next few weeks! Enjoy this fun holiday romp set in the old west!

Olivia: A woman who can’t see her past.
George: A man who can’t see his future.
Samuel: An old man with “friends” no one can see.
The Weavers: A family who sees everything. Or so they think…

 

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Also for just .99 cents, a fun new release and the first in a new series!

When Wendy Preston spied Jack Carlson in Fort Worth, she thought she was seeing a ghost. But no, it was him, the man who broke her heart. After her father carted the family off to Dallas, leaving Montana behind, that was it. No more Jack. Not. One. Word. But what did it matter? She was supposed to marry another man. It’s what her father wanted. It’s what the family business needed. But seeing Jack made Wendy think. What did she want? The bigger question was, could she stand up to her father to get it? 

Enjoy this quick romantic romp and find out!

 

Amazon

Pam Crooks

I remember when I was a little girl, oh, maybe 7 or 8 or so, I would sit at my grandmother’s kitchen table and gaze up in awe at her new dishes, which were tucked safely away in their own cabinet.

They were the most beautiful dishes I’d ever seen.  My grandmother would use them only for special occasions, of course, and not one of them do I recall attending.

My grandparents led frugal lives. My grandfather was a shoemaker, and these were dishes he bought for her from his leather salesman, probably in the late 50’s.  All in all, she had 16 place settings.

Isn’t this plate beautiful?

After my grandmother passed away, my uncle took her china.  After he passed away, it was my hope I’d finally get the dishes for my own.  I had to wait several years, but at last, they were just recently handed down to me.  

I display a few pieces in my kitchen, and yep, I’m going to use them at Thanksgiving.  And at Christmas dinner.  And at another holiday dinner I’m having.

I’m so thrilled to have my grandmother’s beautiful dishes for my own after all these years, and one day, I’ll be passing them on to my daughters.  They’re a treasure I’ll cherish forever.  Yee-Haw!

 

Jeannie Watt

I just got the cover for my February Heartwarming book, Montana Dad. I love it! Harlequin has created new covers for all their lines and Montana Dad is in the first wave. 

 

Shanna Hatfield

I wanted to give you all a peek at the cover of the first book in my new holiday series, Gifts of Christmas. 
Gift of Grace releases December 12!

Available on Amazon!

Fillies
Updated: November 24, 2019 — 10:05 am

53 Comments

  1. Lots of wonderful news! Congratulations!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Denise!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Denise.

    3. Happy Thanksgiving, Denise!

  2. Wow all of you have some wonderful books out or soon to be released. All of the covers are beautiful.
    So I have a question:
    Do you get to select or help select your covers? Does your publisher give you several to choose from or do you create your own?
    Pam congrats on finally receiving those beautiful plates, what a precious heirloom! Enjoy them!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
    God Bless!

    1. Good question, Tonya! When I was with Harlequin, I (and the other authors) had to fill out Art Fact Sheets to give them guidance on designing the covers. HQ encouraged us to focus on a key scene or a favorite scene, and to include the h/h eye and hair coloring. So I would pour over details, agonize over the look I thought would be best, and then the cover never, NEVER turned out the way I envisioned. In fact, I wondered if they even looked at the Art Fact Sheet at all. LOL.

      No, one cover, and that’s it. With the exception of a misspelled name or an error in the title (yes, that has happened) even minor changes were rarely made. It’s too expensive and takes too much time for a publisher’s Art Department to come up with multiple cover designs.

      Of course, a self-pubbed book is different these days. Cover designers will work with an author more, and it doesn’t take nearly as long to tweak designs. I had one designer give me 3 designs to choose from, but I think they were some back stock that she had that she worked in, but she was the only one.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

      1. Pam thank you for answering my question. What great information you gave me. I Wished you had more say in y’all’s book covers, because most of the time the person that I think of in the book does not match the cover. But it’s really interesting to see how it all comes together. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

    2. Morning, Tonya! Pam is exactly right about the cover design. It depends on whether you self-pub or write with a traditional publisher. I don’t get any say in my covers and one certainly missed the mark. But usually Sourcebooks does a great job.

      I hope you and Rob have a wonderful Thanksgiving in Guymon. Enjoy the rest of The Mail Order Bride’s Secret! Love you!

      1. Thank you for answering this question Linda and thank you for the wonderful well wishes for Thanksgiving, we will have a wonderful time. You be safe and have fun with your family in Lubbock. I am taking my time and savoring this little gold nugget you sent me!!!
        I am in love with all the characters and I love your plot.

    3. Pam answered this question so well. I was able to change a Tule cover. The hero was wrong for me, however, he was perfect for another author, so it all had a happy ending!

  3. Great post! Thanks Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday.

    1. Our best to you, too, Yvonne!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Yvonne! May you have good health and much happiness.

    3. Happy Thanksgiving, Yvonne!

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    You Fillies have a lot of great things going on, thank you for sharing! I’m going to snag the sale books! Linda your book is next on my to be read list and I’m so excited to read it! Pam your grandmother’s dishes are gorgeous, I never seen any quite like them from that time period! Jeannie I absolutely love your new cover, it should draw in lots of readers! Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Fillies!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie! I agree about my cover. I was so surprised when they sent it to me, because I hadn’t suggested anything like it. The art folks truly made my day!

  5. Loved all the news.

    1. There’s always lots of news at P&P, isn’t there, Alisa?!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Alisa! I hope you have a wonderful celebration.

  6. Some wonderful books I have seen. I love the china. I gave mine to my daughter

    1. How nice for your daughter, Debra! Now you can see her enjoy them, and that would be so satisfying!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Debra! I hope you enjoy the wonderful blessings around us.

    3. Happy Thanksgiving, Debra. That is beautiful china and your daughter is very lucky to get yours. 🙂

  7. Thanks for sharing your fun news. Congratulations!

    1. Appreciate your kind words, Janine!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Janine! Thanks for stopping by.

    3. Enjoy the holiday, Janine!

  8. So love these updates. Thank you!
    Pam Crooks, I love your grandmother’s dishes. You will love using them.

    Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!

    1. We had our Thanksgiving yesterday, Kathy, and I DID love using them. They sure made for a beautiful table.

      I expected my daughters to fuss a bit when I insisted the dishes and silverplate (my mother’s silverware was a gift from her parents that I also inherited) all be washed by hand, but they were troopers. They knew how special the dishes are to me and the risks that can happen if I didn’t take care of them.

    2. Morning, dearest Kathy! Great to see you. Wishing you and hubby a very happy Thanksgiving.

    3. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy!

  9. such beautiful book covers ladies = HAPPY YEE HAW Day!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Teresa!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Teresa! Great to see you join our celebration.

    3. Thank you, Teresa! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. This is some great news, love all the book covers and those dishes are awesome and will set a beautiful table.

    1. We celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday, and yes, Gail, the table was GORGEOUS. The dishes were so striking against my white table cloth, I hardly needed a centerpiece. I just did a simple bouquet of fall-colored daisies, and it all came together beautifully.

    2. Happy Thanksgiving, Gail! Thanks for coming to read our news. 🙂

    3. Good to see you here, Gail. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  11. Yee Haw fillies. So wonderful to have you all here. Congratulations to all of you. Some wonderful covers and books. And Pam I would be like you in your grandmas house. What a wonderful history to be passed down. Enjoy them. They are not made to be sitting and admired but to lovenly be used and remembered.

    1. I absolutely agree, Lori!! I will use them on special occasions. I refuse to have them boxed away. I keep them in the dining room cabinet where I can easily have at them. I want them to be a fond memory for my daughters and granddarlings, too!

    2. Thanks for dropping by to read our news, Lori! Happy Thanksgiving!

    3. Lori, you are so right about using and enjoying beautiful things and creating memories. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Great post! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Melanie!

    2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Miss Melanie! I’m always happy to see you.

    3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Melanie!

  13. Great books, ladies! Thank you for letting us know! Those plates are wonderful!! Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Trudy! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. So many wonderful sounding books with beautiful covers, congratulations to all. The Dish set is Beautiful, what an honor for you . Thank you for sharing all these beautiful books and all the wonderful news! May you all have a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

  15. This is a big and busy month for many of you.
    Karen, I have HEAD IN THE CLOUDS in hardcover. It is a lovely book and enjoyable story.
    Karen Kay, Congratulations on the 25th anniversary of LAKOTA SURRENDER and the new cover.
    Linda, The cover for you new Outlaw mail order bride book is lovely.
    Winnie, I am looking forward to your Amish series.
    Kit, Nice covers for your two books. The stories sound good.
    Pam, The dishes are lovely. It is so wonderful to have things passed down through the family. An elderly friend of my aunt had a teapot that matched this set.
    Jeannie, The cover of MONTANA DAD is sweet. I hope more of them are along the same lines.
    Shanna, The cover of GIFT OF GRACE gives the perfect feel for the season.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you so much, Patricia! Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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