Thursday, March 20, 2014

CATCH US IF YOU CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you for coming to this blog post. The hunt is officially over, but I'm leaving this post up, so you can leisurely go back and check out all the authors on the hunt. 

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP # 11, Lena Nelson Dooley’s Blog.

Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines:

WELCOME, to the Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase 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 and 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, or CBD gift certificate!

•     Catch us on this 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:

•     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 and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.

Introducing Martha Rogers!
Facebook: Martha Whiteman Rogers,

I’ve known Martha for many years. She’s a very interesting woman.

Bio: Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and the author of the Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas and Not on the Menu in Sugar and Grits. The first books of her new series, The Homeward Journey, are now available in Love Stays True and Love Finds Faith. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and is a member of ACFW and writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop. In addition to fiction, Martha has contributed to compilations by Wayne Holmes, Debra White-Smith, and Karen O’ Connor as well as various devotion books. Martha is a frequent speaker for writing workshops and the Texas Christian Writers Conference. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex. Their favorite pastime is spending time with their nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

So, Martha, tell us about the book you’re featuring during this Catch Us if You Can Scavenger Hunt.
Blurb for Love Finds Faith:
Hannah Dyer has just moved to Texas to help her brother-in-law in his medical practice. Despite her handicap of having one leg much shorter than the other, she is a great nurse whose skills help make the practice the most successful in the area.
When Micah Gordon returns home after some shady escapades, his father hopes he will settle down to ranch life. Hannah is smitten by his good looks and roguish ways, but because of her leg, she has no hopes of attracting his attention.
After Micah suffers a tragic loss, he loses his faith and almost loses his ranch. Can Hannah’s care and staunch faith help him on the road to recovery with a new hope, new faith, and a new love?

Can we be looking for new releases from you, Martha?

My next release will be in the fall with Book 3, Love Never Fails, and I’m currently working on the Christmas book, Christmas at Stoney Creek which is based on the characters from the same series The Homeward Journey. 

Since I became a published novelist so late in life, I have a sense of urgency to get my stories out of my head and onto paper. I’ll keep writing as long as I can whether other contracts come my way or not.

Martha, please give us some fun facts about you.
I was a nursing student before I changed my major and decided I wanted to be a home economist instead. Then later I pursued a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Because of that, I spent 36 years teaching at both the secondary and college levels.

I graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and have remained a loyal Bear fan to this day. I bleed green and gold. Sic ’em Bears!

I’m currently working on the Christmas book, Christmas at Stoney Creek which is based on the characters from the series The Homeward Journey.

Lena here! Thank you, Martha, and thank you, Readers. Are you ready to continue?

Before you go, write down this STOP 11 clue:  cooperative

WAIT! Check out this giveaway! I am giving away a Kindle copy of both Maggie’s Journey and Mary’s Blessing (Or a pdf copy of each, if you prefer). Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be a part of that giveaway. And as always on this blog, we want to know where you live, at least the state or territory.

Please come back to visit this blog often. Five days a week I interview Christian authors and help promote their books. On Saturdays, I sometimes promote Christian movies and usually have some kind of special giveaway about the movie.

Now, proceed to stop #12, Martha Roger’s site! She has a surprise giveaway for you, too.


Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the hunt so far. I'm looking forward to more clues and to get to know more authors. Would enjoy the books too.

Connie Brown

Melody said...

Always enjoy your author's interviews. I'm only short Catherine's Pursuit so don't enter me in the drawing.

Donna, TX

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Donna, if you're the big winner, I'll send Catherine's Pursuit as my book that goes to the winner.

Heather Olsen said...

I would love to win any copy of one of your books. Thank you for the opportunity.

koho143 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lora Schultze said...

I love the covers and titles you chose for your books. I can't wait to read your work on my Spring Break!

K Sanders said...

Hi, I'm enjoying the scavenger hunt, thanks to all participating authors.
You asked us to include state or region, well I'm from South Africa :)

Joan Arning said...

Always looking for more books!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win some of your books, they look very exciting! I live in the Evergreen state...AKA Washington :)


Heidi said...

Thanks for your giveaway! This is a fun blog hop!

Heidi, CA

Anonymous said...

Love the scavenger hunt! Interested in reading your books in the future!

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Yes, this is fun. I wish I were eligible to be a winner of the scavenger hunt.

NatureFairy said...

These scavenger hunts are fun. :) I like finding new authors to follow (and, in turn, new books to read :D ).

Rachel in Mi.

Barbara Thompson said...

Thank you, Lena, for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the opportunity of the giveaway. Your books are so great!!

Barbara Thompson (West Monroe, LA)


tammy cordery said...

like the books a pdf would be great

Angie Young said...

This sounds like a really great series of books. This scavenger hunt has been so much fun. Learning about a lot of great authors through it.

Angie in Big Sandy, TN

Marianne Barkman said...

Love your blog, Lena! Glad Martha's here too! I love your novels, Martha! Thanks for being a part of this hunt!

Marianne Barkman said...

Oops...I am in Arizona!

Alex said...

All of these books look very good! I'd love to win one :-) Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

Emma said...

Like the scavenger hunt!Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful weekend.I enjoy reading your books.PA.

Susan P said...

Thanks for joining the hunt! These three books are on my wish list. :)
lattebooks at hotmail dot com

Susan P said...

And I'm from MI!

kam110476 said...

Hi Lena! I had no idea a hunt was going but I've found the first stop and will probably go "hunting" tomorrow afternoon!
Kristen Anissa from OK

sm said...

Love this contest and would love to win either of those books. I've read Best Medicine and really enjoyed it. sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I love that so many of you are visiting the blog and the Scavenger Hunt. Can't wait to see who the winners are both here and on the hunt.

Halita Wilson said...

I love when they do the scavenger hunts because it really shows me new authors and new books to read.

Halita Wilson

Lexington Park, MD 20653

Marilyn Medley said...

I love books that take place on the Oregon trail. Would love to read any od your books. Will definitely add you to my reading list!

Childress, TX

Joy Crandall said...

More and more authors and books to grab and read!
Thank you! Kansas mom here.

daysease said...

ANOTHER fun interview... I am loving this. Thank you!

Celita (Italy)
mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

Polly Schneider said...

Great hunt. I am enjoying learning about new authors and of course I can never have enough books. I 'm from Pa.

Rebecca said...

Enjoying the hunt. Learning about so many new authors, the books look great. I'm in Michigan.

Courtney Clark said...

This tour is so much fun! As always, thanks for the giveaway, Lena! And this time, it's even your books!

Courtney C. from AR

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I've had a busy evening and morning, and looks like y'all have been busy on the scavenger hunt. So glad to see each one of you.

Maybe you'll want to check out my regular interviews. Every interview during the work week has a giveaway, usually a book, but occasionally something else.

Hannah Petersen said...

i always love these hunts! such a great way to find more christian authors to check out! :)


Kayla said...

Your McKenna's Daughters series sounds wonderful – I hope to read it soon!

Inhiskeeping at gmail dot com
South Carolina

Darlene said...

Thanks for giveaway

Jennifer said...

Martha you are one smart lady! Hi Lena!

jennydtipton at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Lena. I've wanted this series since reading about them the first time. I have Maggie's Journey in a PDF.
I live in TX. near Houston. Hope to be one of your winners. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Linda Marie Finn said...

Hi Lena,
I am in Red Creek , NY
and I wanted to let you know that I cannot wait till the day I can read your books. Would love to win them.
I started a pinterest board for you and your books on my wall there. Faithful Acres Books
Linda Finn

Ladette Kerr said...

I'm loving the hunt!! I have enjoyed the books I've read by Martha Rogers and have always wanted to read Lena Nelson Dooley's books--- they look SO GOOD!! :) Thanks for being a part of this hunt!

bn100 said...

Nice interview

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Martha W. Rogers said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by. The Scavenger Hunt is fun and Lena is a great hostess. I've read so many of her books and they are getting better and better. Hop on to the next spot, #12 and I'll be giving away a copy of my book.

Sharma said...

I hope that I win. Sharma Darby Ashland, KY

Amy Bateman said...

I enjoy being exposed to new authors and books through these hunts. It's fun to get to know someone new, although my "to-read" list keeps growing and growing. Still, it's a good problem to have, I suppose. I'm from Nebraska.

Laura Pol said...

I really enjoy these scavenger hunts because you always learn more about new authors! Thank you for the giveaway!
sylvesternator (at) yahoo (dot) com

Renee Blare said...

I'm enjoying my first scavenger hunt so much! I'll have to do this again. :)

Betti said...

This is such fun and I am so grateful that you have it running for a number of days! Life is so busy, that it is hard to enjoy all of you in one weekend.
bettimace at gmail dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

So many more of you have left comments. Welcome.

Kayla, I hope you get to read the McKenna's Daughters series soon. Maggie's Journey won the Selah award, Mary's Blessing finaled in the Selah contest, and I just received a call the Catherine's Pursuit is a finalist in the Carolyn Reader's Choice contest. Winner will be announced in about a month.

Hi, Jennifer, glad you're here. My younger daughter is names Jennifer. I love that name.

Linda Marie, I'd love to have you share the link to your board of my books. I went to Pinterest and couldn't find it.

Nonna said...

Would love to win one of your books! I live in NC>

Linda Kish said...

I would love a copy of one of your books. This has been fun.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

CentralEast2 said...

This has been an enjoyable hunt that I am enjoying in AL.

Linda Marie Finn said...

Litany said...

thanks fr letting ups be able to win a copy of your books. Also, thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt. I live in SC,USA.

C Marie said...

I would love to be entered to win copies of your books! I always love discovering new reads.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Linda, I went to the board. Thank you so much for making that.

Several of you have said how much fun this is. I'm having a lot of fun as well.

And we're having so many people leave comments that I'm going to choose two winners for each book.

Unknown said...

I would love to win a book! Thanks for the giveaways

Linda Marie Finn said...

Im glad you liked it Lena.

Constance Hendryx said...

Great giveaway! Thanks---I'm from Yreka, California
chendryx (at) nctv (dot) com

Kelly O. said...

I've enjoyed getting to read a new-to-me blog! Can't wait to come back! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Kelly kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Kelly, I hope all of you will come back. We have a lot of fun on this blog.

And the giveaways are wonderful.

Debbie Wilder said...

The idea of triplets that grew up not knowing about the others is great. I'm thoroughly enjoying the scavenger hunt. Thanks so much for being a part of it.

Debora Wilder
debbiewilder (at) comcast (dot) net
Salinas, CA

Sherry Martin said...

The hunt has been fun and your books sound interesting. I am enjoying learning about new authors!
Ruckersville, VA

Brenda Foster said...

This hunt has been so much fun so far! Ms. Dooley, I love how your books take me to other places and often push me in my relationship with the Lord. Thank you!!
Brenda Foster
Staten Island, NY

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Debbie and Sherry, I hope you are checking out all the stops on the hunt.

Brenda, thanks for telling me that. Those words are exactly what I strive for when I write.

Lady DragonKeeper said...

A series about triplets sounds intriguing --especially in a historical. Thanks for the chance to win!

Also, Mrs. Roger's interview is an inspiration --you're never too old (or young) to write!

jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu (P.S. --I'm from Hawaii)

Lynda E. said...

Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the bonus giveaway--I'd love to read your novels! From here in Colorado--danandlyndaedwards(at)msn(dot)com.

eliza elliott said...

I have not read your books yet but they look wonderful..I am also excited to visit again for your movie reviews. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

Lourdes said...

So many great interviews. Thanks for being part of the hunt.

Carole Jarvis said...

I enjoy Lena's writing so much and am loving this scavenger hunt! Thank you to all who are involved!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net
Atlanta, Georgia area

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Lady Dragon Killer, Linda, Eliza, Lordes, thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy all the stops on the hunt.

Carol, thank you for letting me know you like my books. It really blesses my day.

Susan Johnson said...

I'm having fun on the hunt. I would love to win more books.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to visit and win!

Nancy M. said...

Enjoying the site! Thanks for the opportunity to for the books!