Misty Beller Has a Winner!

My goodness, how fun! Thank you for visiting, Miss Misty. Settings can sure make a story.

Now for the drawing……

One person will win a copy of Freedom in the Mountain Wind!

And the lucky commenter is…………


Woo-Hoo! Huge congrats, Kathy! Now watch for Miss Misty’s email and check Spam if you don’t see it.

Linda Broday Has a Winner!

Wow, thank you all for stopping by today to join in the discussion! Seems the majority of readers devour Christmas stories all year long. I didn’t know there would be so many!

Now for the drawing. Someone will win a $10 Amazon gift card!!

So exciting. And the winner is……..


Yippee! Congratulations, Kim! Watch for my email and check Spam if you don’t see it.

Kaitlene Dee Has a Winner!

Thank you for visiting, Miss Kaitlene. We sure enjoyed talking about romance tropes! Fun, fun!

Now for the the drawing………….

One lucky person will win a copy of Josina.

And the winner is…………


Yippee! Congratulations, Sandy! Watch for Miss Kaitlene’s email and check Spam if you don’t see it.

Lena Nelson Dooley Has Winners!

Thank you for visiting, Miss Lena. There’s lot of inspiration in those comments!

Now for the drawing……

Two people will win a copy of Esther’s Temptation!

And the lucky winners are………



Yee-Haw, ladies!! How exciting. Huge congratulations! Watch for Miss Lena’s email and check Spam if you don’t see it.

Susan Payne Has a Winner!

Thank you so much for coming to visit, Miss Susan. It was interesting thinking about living underground. Lots of fun.

Now for the drawing……….

One commenter will receive a copy of Repeating the Past.

The lucky winner is……….


Congratulations, DDBIB! We’re so happy for you. Watch for Miss Susan’s email and check SPAM if you don’t see it.

Tina Susedik Has a Winner!

Thank you for coming, Miss Tina! We really enjoyed thinking about professions for women.

Now the drawing……….

One commenter will get a copy of The Balcony Girl!

And the lucky person is…………


YAY! I’m doing the happy dance, Alicia! Watch for Miss Tina’s email and check SPAM if you don’t see it

                           All of you come back tomorrow to see what’s happening. You never know on P&P!

Welcome Jodi Thomas!

Hang on everyone, it’s almost fall.

That’s when the year begins if you’re a student or a teacher.  For me it’s been 12 years of public school, 6 years of college, 19 years of teaching and 14 years of being Writer-in-Residence at West Texas at A&M.

I’ve eaten more cafeteria meals than I’ve cooked!

So, my year starts in the fall. That’s when I set my goals, even my writing goals. Some years when I wrote my goals, I could have just written “Ditto.”

But some years there are surprises. Maybe a seed I planted years ago begins to grow. Or sometimes a goal falls apart leaving room for new surprises in my life.

I always laugh and say, ” Sometimes God winks.”

I have found 2022 has been one of those years.

In April my SUNDAY AT THE SUNFLOWER INN came out fast and with great reviews. Then out of nowhere I was named to the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

ME!  What an honor. I was so excited I wanted to go back to all my teachers and show them the letter announcing my award.

What a total surprise–God winked!

Another surprise this year is the book coming out the end of August.  THE WISHING QUILT.  Three years ago I was talking to Patience Griffin at the Houston International Quilt Show and I was reading Lori Wilde’s new book.

I thought it might be fun to do a book together, Lori, Patience and me.  And, three years later it happened.

As you know I love quilts, especially this one from my mother Sally Faye Kirkland Price. I have it hanging in my quilt room at home.

I would love to give away a copy of THE WISHING QUILT to three readers. Leave a comment for a chance to win. Do you quilt or have a family member who does? What are your favorite quilt patterns? Or if you don’t quilt, share one of your own “God winks” moments in the comments.

It’s almost September so I better get to work on my goals.

Happy New Year,


Tess Thompson Has a Winner!

Thank you for coming, Miss Tess! We loved talking about school and seeing your book. Fun, fun.

Now for the drawing……….

One commenter will win an autographed copy of The School Mistress!

And the lucky person is………….


Congratulations, Maureen! Watch for Miss Tess’s email and have your home address ready.

         Tomorrow is GAME DAY everyone so come back and play!!

Linda Broday Has Winners!!

Deepest thanks to all who came to visit my post about midwives on Tuesday! I enjoyed it.

Now for the drawing………

Three random people who’ll get a copy of Fancy are…………




Congratulations, Ladies! I hope you enjoy the story. Watch for my email!