Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt List of Stops

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt List of Stops

If you get lost, here are the links!

STOP 1: Lisa T. Bergren
STOP 2: Robin Lee Hatcher
STOP 3: Roseanna M. White
STOP 4: Cara Putman
STOP 5: Lynette Eason
STOP 6: Leslie Gould
STOP 7: Tamera Alexander
STOP 8: Lori Benton
STOP 9: Jane Kirkpatrick
STOP 10: Ann Gabhart—This site was briefly down TH night; if you missed it, the CLUE WORD is “NEW”
STOP 11: Mindy Starns Clark
STOP 12: Melanie Dobson
STOP 13: Richard Mabry
STOP 14: Lisa Harris
STOP 15: Elizabeth Goddard
STOP 16: Margaret Daley
STOP 17: Carrie Stuart Parks
STOP 18: Melanie Dickerson
STOP 19: Angela Hunt
STOP 20: Cindy Woodsmall
STOP 21: Connilyn Cossette
STOP 22: Nicole Deese
STOP 23: Louise M. Gouge
STOP 24: Sibella Giorello
STOP 25: Lisa T. Bergren, (grand prize entry page)

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #25

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #25

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The Grand Prizes & WINNERS:
FIRST: $125 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above: SANDRA DANIEL
SECOND: $75 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above: RUTH KINGSLAND
THIRD: $50 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above: DEBBIE WILLIAMS
FOURTH: $50 Amazon gift card: EMILIE HINTON
FIFTH: $50 Amazon gift card: JENNIFER TORRES

All prizes are USD. Contest is open to international entries. If someone outside the USA wins, their prize will be given in their country’s equivalent to the USD shown.

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below and be sure to type in the secret quote you gathered by writing down the clues throughout the hunt, in order. If you are unable to fill out the Rafflecopter, email Lisa@bergrencreativegroup with your name, phone number and the complete secret quote before October 22 at midnight Mountain time, and I’ll be sure you’re entered. Rafflecopter randomly draws winners.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE ON THIS PAGE ON OCTOBER 23rd after noon Mountain time.
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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #1

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #1

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!

Be sure to stop at EVERY stop to gather the clue in each post…you’ll need it to enter for the big prizes. If you get lost, check out this post with a list of all stops and links. Some other things to note:

  • The hunt begins and ends here, on my site.
  • Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer)
  • There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/22 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
  • Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue at each stop and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #25. It is OPEN to those outside the USA.
  • Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way, so be sure to enter for those too!

YoureGonnaLoveMeOur first guest is the amazing, award-winning Robin Lee Hatcher. I met her when I was a young acquisitions editor at WaterBrook and fell in love with her writing. Here’s a brief summary of her about-to-be published novel, You’re Gonna Love Me:  Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should—measured, deliberate, and safe. After watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. But she didn’t count on falling for Nick Chastain, who plans a dangerous kayaking trip over spring break. Furious that he’s so careless with his life, she ends their fledgling relationship. Two years later, Samantha is desperately in need of a change. When she learns her grandmother has had an accident and is need of a caretaker, Samantha packs her bags and head to Thunder Creek, Idaho. But nothing could prepare her for the surprise awaiting her in her grandmother’s hospital room…Nick.

 

Sounds like the makings of an excellent romance to me! Here’s part of what inspires Robin as she writes…

CREATING A FICTIONAL COMMUNITY
By Robin Lee Hatcher

Bruneau OverlookA comment that appears with some regularity in reviews of or blog posts about my books has to do with the small town communities I create for my stories. For instance, there are readers who’ve said they want to move to Bethlehem Springs or Kings Meadow or Thunder Creek. I love it that I have made these places so real that readers are looking for them on maps. A few recent endorsements for You’re Gonna Love Me (December 2017) include the following: “Robin Lee Hatcher makes me truly want to drive to Idaho and mingle with the locals” and “Thunder Creek will always hold a special place in my heart” and “[Hatcher] deftly examines the heart’s desires of her characters set against the richly-detailed Idaho setting.”

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I begin with a map of the town. I draw and name the streets, then I begin to place buildings and homes on the map. As I write my novel, new businesses and characters will appear. Those buildings and the characters’ homes get added to the map as I go. This way, I never have a character walk north from their home to the Post Office in one scene and then in another walk south. Even if I don’t have to write their direction, I see it in my head correctly.

Thunder Creek small townBut, of course, what makes a reader want to move to/live in one of my small towns isn’t as much the location (although I hope my descriptions have make the area appealing) as it is the characters who live there. Nothing makes me happier than to know someone feels that Gran from You’ll Think of Me and You’re Gonna Love Me is someone they would want for a mentor or a best friend or that they wish they could hang out in the dance studio in Kings Meadow with Skye Foster (I Hope You Dance) or have Chet Leonard teach them to ride (Love Without End).

I hope you’ll return with me to Thunder Creek, Idaho in You’re Gonna Love Me, releasing on December 12, 2017 and experience the community I’ve created for Nick and Samantha.

Robin_150-res_500x500Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of more than 75 books, is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage and love. She has been honored by Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. For more information, visit RobinLeeHatcher.com.

Lisa, here, again. I totally understand why and how she creates her fictional communities. I’m often scribbling out maps or layouts of houses/castles myself to keep my details straight, and so I don’t totally confuse my readers. There are SOME that really care, others who just want to move on with the story. Speaking of moving on, before you do, take note what you need to know, below, in order to be in the running for the BIG PRIZES at the end of this hunt!

HERE’S THE STOP #1 SKINNY:

Happy hunting! If you get lost or have trouble, feel free to email me (don’t comment below if you need help, it may get buried), Lisa@bergrencreativegroup.com, with SCAVENGER HUNT in the subject line.

God Gave Us Family is Out!

God Gave Us Family is Out!

Here’s the latest release in the God Gave Us… Series, GOD GAVE US FAMILY. In this book, Little Pup’s wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones—yet each family is truly special.

David Hohn returns with his amazing artwork. Here are a few spreads…

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GGUFspread1Aren’t they adorable???

This book is available now at your local bookstore or online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, CBD and elsewhere. But if you want to throw your hat in the ring to try and win 1 of 10 free copies (USA only, sorry), fill out the Rafflecopter below!

10/24 update…WINNERS: Please email me @ Lisa@bergrencreativegroup.com with your address to claim your book!
Juanita Dickens May
Linda Davidson-Poplees
Heather Ratliff
Debbie Clatterbuck
Merry (marypop…@yahoo.com)
Danielle Hammelef
Cheryl H. (nicnac…@hotmail.com)
Dale Duncan-Scoggins
Danielle Jacoby
Sandy Austin

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Upcoming Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars! Our semi-annual scavenger hunt is coming up on October 19 at noon MST and will last until October 22 at midnight MST. 24 authors are going to take part, posting fun articles about themselves, the writing process, or their unique research/content. Any time that weekend, you’ll begin here, on my site at “STOP #1” and follow through the loop of stops at each author’s site until you enter for the grand prize. All along the way, many authors will be offering mini-giveaways, so be prepared to linger a bit to learn more about these books…and have your best chance to win! (There’s no rush.)

Authors who are taking part: Tamera Alexander, Roseanna White, Louise M. Gouge, Robin Lee Hatcher, Carries Stuart Parks, Margaret Daley, Melanie Dobson, Cara Putman, Lynette Eason, Ann Gabhart, Elizabeth Goddard, Lisa Harris, Lori Benton, Richard Mabry, Mindy Clark, Jane Kirkpatrick, Leslie Gould, Melanie Dickerson, Connilyn Cossette, Nicole Deese, Angela Hunt, Sibella Giorello and Cindy Woodsmall. While I don’t have a new release, I’ll be hosting and sharing a post about research trips.

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The Grand Prizes Include:
FIRST: $125 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above
SECOND: $75 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above
THIRD: $50 Amazon gift card, plus a copy of each of the books shown above
FOURTH: $50 Amazon gift card
FIFTH: $50 Amazon gift card

All prizes are USD. Contest is open to international entries. If someone outside the USA wins, their prize will be given in their country’s equivalent to the USD shown.

If you would like a reminder of when this begins, be sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter, and/or click on the “Scavenger Hunts” button at top right of page and sign up for alerts!

 

The Countdown is On! Only 1 Week Left!!

The Countdown is On! Only 1 Week Left!!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (DONE!!!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (10K words left to go—the bones are there!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won a book already, please only enter for the Kindle or Target card—we want to share the book bounty!

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The Countdown is On! 2 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 2 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (Only 2 left to go! Eeep!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (35K words left to go!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you’ve already won, please just enter the Kindle and/or Target gift card contests—we want to share the book bounty!

NOTE: All of these are for USA-only because of shipping costs. Those readers outside the USA can enter to win the THREE WISHES & FOUR WINDS Rafflecopter as well as the Target gift card Rafflecopter. If Rafflecopter chooses you as the random winner, you’ll receive the books via bookdepository.com and the equivalent value of the Target prize in Amazon credit.

 

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The Countdown is On! 3 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 3 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (4 left to go!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (35K left to go!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won last week, please wait until the last two weeks to enter again—we want to share the bounty!

 

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The Countdown is On! 4 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 4 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (still 7 left to go—I seem to have plateaued!!!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (40K left to go—making good progress!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won last week, please wait until the last two weeks to enter again—we want to share the bounty!

 

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