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Earlier this week I found myself faced with a problem while scheduling author spotlights for the rest of the year. I had more authors available for author spotlights and interviews than I had dates. It's one of those good problems! So as I prayed while studying my calendar, I had an idea. A Back to School Book Bonanza. You know, get the kids back to school, get back into a normal routine and celebrate with some great fiction to read. It sounds heavenly to me!

I thought two, maybe three weeks for the Book Bonanza. Wrong. When I finished scheduling yesterday, I had EIGHT weeks full of author spotlights and interviews and book giveaways. Eight whole weeks! With 22 authors! Wowzers!

Needless to say, I've been a busy bee and I'm now ready for take-off! If you'd like a button for your blog, please help yourself to it!

Back 2 School Book Bonanza

Here's our line-up of authors and (possibly) their new releases we'll be spotlighting and giving away: (the titles may be adjusted as time goes on *g*)

11 & 12 - Mary Connealy - Montana Rose
13 - Darlene Franklin - 365 Words of Wisdom for Single Moms
14 & 15 - Roxanne Rustand - Save the Last Dance or Final Exposure ?
18 & 19 - Nicole O'Dell - Truth or Dare & All that Glitters
20 - Mary Moss - Women at the Well
21 & 22 - Tammy Barley - Love's Rescue
25 & 26 - Kathleen Fuller - A Daring Return
27 - Judy Gann - The God of All Comfort
28 & 29 - Joyce Magnin - The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

1 & 2 - Dana Mentink - *Race to Rescue, Flashover, & Trouble Up Finny’s Nose
3 - Shirley Connolly - I See God in the Simple Things
4 & 5 - Kay Marshall Strom - The Call of Zulina
8 & 9 - Michelle Sutton - Danger at the Door or It's Not About Him ?
10 - Candy Arrington - When Your Aging Parent Needs Care
11 & 12 - Terry Brennan - The Sacred Cipher
15 & 16 - Carrie Turansky - A Blue and Gray Christmas
17 - Meet Mary Hake - Creation
18 & 19 - Maureen Lang - Look to the East
22 & 23 - James Pence - Blind Sight
24 - Nikki Arana - Through the Eyes of Christ
25 & 26 - Debbie Thomas - Raising Rain
29 & 30 - Amber Stockton - Hearts and Harvest
October 1 & 2 - Christina Berry - The Familiar Stranger

To be entered in a book giveaway here at Patterings, leave a comment and check back on the following Sunday or Wednesday to see if you've won. Those will be our two winner announcement days. Each book giveaway will be open for those with U.S. addresses, for five days. If you want to guarantee that you're notified if you win, then leave your email address in the comment, otherwise, you can just check back and email me through the button in my sidebar. You can enter twice for each author--once for each post you leave a comment on. Two comments on the same post will only count once, but a comment on the Meet the author post and a comment of the interview with the author post will give you two entries. *grin* Clear as mud?

As I hear back from others who run author interviews and book giveaways on their blogs, I'll be adding their links and possibly their line-up. Stay tuned!

Cathy Bryant will be spotlighting these authors on her blog Word Vessel:
2nd - MaryLu Tyndall
10th - Susan Page Davis
17th - Marlayne Giron
20th - Lynn Squire
24th - Steve Thompson
26th - Lyn Cote
27th - Stephanie Gallentine

1st - Michelle Sutton
7th - Myra Johnson
8th - Annalisa Daughety
14th - Terri Kraus
21st - Ann Shorey
22nd - Christina Berry

Amber Stockton is running author interviews at her blog.
Here's her line-up:

5 - Nicole O'Dell - Truth or Dare / All that Glitters
12 - MaryLu Tyndall - The Blue Enchantress
17 - Mary Connealy - Montana Rose **CFBA**
19 - Kimberley Woodhouse - Welcome Home: Our Family's Journey to Extreme Joy (debut)
26 - Janice Thompson - Fools Rush In

2 - Christina Berry - The Familiar Stranger (debut)
9 - Tracie Peterson - Dawn's Prelude Interview
11 - Debbie Thomas - Raising Rain
16 - Tracie Peterson - Dawn's Prelude **CFBA**
23 - Lynette Eason - A Silent Fury
30 - Michelle Sutton - It's Not About Him **CFBA**

In the meantime, don't forget to check out Colleen Coble's interview and leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway. The winner will be picked late Saturday night and posted on Sunday.


  1. Soooooo exciting! Looking forward to it too!!

  2. Sounds great Patty! I want to take part...but I live in Canada. Could I give you my parent's US address if I win? Please? I promise to be really good! :)

  3. Yes, Stina, that's fine! :-) If you win just use your parent's Stateside address. :-)

    Occasionally an author will send a book overseas--out of the US, but it gets pricey and it really adds up for them. That's why I included that--but I'll leave it up to the individual author.

  4. I'm always looking for a new gret book to read!
    Please enter me into your drawing!
    Thanks and Blessings, Verlina
    ladyverlina AT

  5. Always wanting a new book, I love to read and I like to read all of the author's blogs and interveiw. Everyone seems like old friends to me.



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