Monday, January 20, 2014


Congratulations to the Winners of the ALL THINGS HIDDEN basket contest.


Winners are:


Katherine Eaton - facebook
I will notify you each by email, but if you don't hear from me - please email your full name and address at
Again - congratulations!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Don't forget that today is the last day to get your name in the hat for one of the 4 gift baskets Kimberley Woodhouse and I are giving away to celebrate our new book ALL THINGS HIDDEN.

Just respond to this blog and you will be automatically entered - but the deadline is midnight tonight.
Here's a little sample of the basket you might win.

With that I will also let you know that I won't be blogging in February.  Our lovely Stephanie Whitson has agreed to blog for me.  Why won't I be blogging?  I'm going on book tour with Kim Woodhouse.  We'll be heading into the deep south.

I face this with mixed emotions as I see the weather this week has been tornadoes.  Having grown up in Kansas, I know a few things about tornadoes.  In fact, the way they seem to follow me around the country I have jokingly said that I'm their queen. 

But I'd rather not encounter them at all and would appreciate prayers from all of you for protection and safe travel, good health and that we would reach many people for Jesus.

If you live in Texas, Alabama, Georgia or Tennessee here's a list of the places where we will be speaking, signing, selling and praying with readers.

  • Saturday, February 8, 2014  - 10 am
    Union Hill Baptist
    2919 County Highway 39
    Oneonta, AL 35121
    Women's brunch. Tracie and Kim Woodhouse guest speaking.
  • Sunday, February 9, 2014  - 9:30 am and 10:45 am
    Calvary Bible Church
    607 Drake Ave.
    Huntsville, AL
    Tracie & Kim will be speaking during Sunday School and the morning service. Kim will also be singing!
  • Monday, February 10, 2014  -
  • 12:00-2:00 pm
    Linebaugh Library
    105 W. Vine St.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130

    6:00-8:00 pm
    Hendersonville Lifeway
    1050 Glenbrook Way, Suite 130
    Hendersonville, TN 37075
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Providence Christian Bookstore
    One Public Square
    Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

    5:00-7:00 pm
    Huntsville Lifeway
    Westside Centre
    6275 University Drive NW Ste 42A
    Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014  - 1:00-3:00 pm
    Jacob's Well
    455 Bellwood Road SE #74
    Calhoun, GA 30701
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00-6:00 pm
    Buford Lifeway
    3125 Woodward Crossing Boulevard Suite 200
    Buford, GA 30519
  • Friday, February 14, 2014 
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    The Carpenter's Shop
    1880 Epps Bridge Road, Suite 108
    Athens, GA 30606

    The Olive Branch
    2036 Veterans Blvd
    Dublin, GA 31021
  • Sunday, February 16, 2014  - 9:00-10:30am
    Gillionville Baptist Church
    4614 Gillionville Rd.
    Albany, GA 31721
    Tracie & Kim will be sharing their testimonies during the Sunday School hour and speaking/singing during the morning service!
    (651) 345-4013
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014  - 6:00-8:00 pm
    Billionville Baptist Church
    MOPS Group
    Albany, GA
    Kim and Tracie will speak.
  • Sunday, February 23, 2014
    Parkway Church
    Victoria, TX
    Tracie and Kim will be interviewed during the morning service.

I hope those of you in the area will load up your cars, buses, trucks, wagons or whatever and come have fun with us.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New book and Contest giveaway!!!


I'm so excited to announce that I have a new co-written book with Kimberley Woodhouse.  Kim is the author of 3 other books - WELCOME HOME, and with daughter Kayla:  NO SAFE HAVEN and RACE AGAINST TIME.  People often ask me why I co-write from time to time and the initial reason is always the same - to introduce a new or new-to-you author and let you know that this is a great opportunity to connect.  Kind of an "If you like me and my books - you'll love her and her books" kind of thing.

Kim and I have been longtime friends and so a project together just seemed to fit us nicely.  Combine that friendship with Alaska and history and you have ALL THINGS HIDDEN.

The story is set in 1930's Alaska during the Great Depression.  During this time FDR sent 200 families north to Alaska (hum the song if you remember it) to resettle and start over.  The government funded the trip and the living.  They sent families from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin because the powers that be figured those folks would know how to deal with the cold.

It was tent living at first and very difficult.  No matter the help of the government, there was still a lot of physical labor for each man, woman and child.  The Matanuska Valley (the one where they grow all of those giant vegetables) was the chosen site.

ALL THINGS HIDDEN has romance, intrigue, mystery and cultural history.  Kim and I did a great deal of research - visiting the location, reading up on it and even speaking with folks who could answer our long list of pesky questions.

The Extension Service at the University of Alaska even furnished us with wonderful handouts about sourdough making for our upcoming book tour in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Texas. (That's starting in February on the 7th - check the website events for information).

Here's link to the website where you can get your own copy of the sourdough pamphlet.

It's awesome.  I have to say I'd not made sourdough bread before, but now have experienced it and the family agreed it needs to happen on a regular basis. :)

Now for the exciting news.  Kim and I are having a contest to give away 4 special Alaska baskets.  Each basket will contain books from Kim and myself as well as our new combined story ALL THINGS HIDDEN, a nifty Alaska ornament, a book on sourdough and some other goodies. 

To enter - all you have to do is respond to this blog with your name and email so we can contact you if you're a winner.  You can comment and register until January 17, 2014. A drawing will be held on January 20th and we will immediately announce the winners.

Hope you enjoy the new book and please do us a favor and spread the word!
Happy New Year!
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