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Shelley Shepard Gray

Two More Winners!

Posted Apr 26 2013

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the drawing! We had 55 entries this week, and from all those names, we picked two winners! They are: Carla Winebarger Debra Bearden If you are Carla or Debra, CONGRATULATIONS! Please contact me privately with your mailing address. I’ll be so delighted to send you your copy […]



Mary’s Interview, Part 4

Posted Apr 23 2013

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for your wonderful response to Mary Keane’s interview and Ray of Light! I’m so happy that you enjoyed Mary’s interview as much as I have. This is the fourth installment and the last part of her interview. Here, she talks about Amish book covers in general and her goals […]



This Week’s Winners

Posted Apr 19 2013

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for commenting on Mary’s Interview! I’ve loved reading your comments, and I know Mary has, too! I used the random number generator and decided to pick two names today. So, if you are a winner, please email me privately with your mailing address.  The interview will continue next week, […]


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Mary Interview, Part 3

Posted Apr 16 2013

Today’s Interview with Mary Continues!  I’m especially excited about Mary’s plans for 2014’s series, Return to Sugarcreek. I’m already hoping that Mary or someone from Harper will take photos of the photo shoots. Wouldn’t that be something to see? Also included in today’s blog is another rejected cover.  What do you think of this one? […]



Ode To The Library

Posted Apr 15 2013

It’s National Library Week! In honor of this, I dug out a blog I wrote for Harlequin about 5 years ago. My husband says I remember books like most people remember old friends. In a way, I guess that’s true. I remember where I was when I read some of my favorite novels. I remember books that I had […]



This Week’s Winner!

Posted Apr 12 2013

This week’s winner is Linda! Linda, if you could contact me privately with your address, I’ll send you a copy of Ray of Light! I heard this morning that the author copies of Ray of Light came in, and Mary has already signed  them! As soon they arrive here in Ohio, I’ll send them to the […]


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Mary Interview, Part 2

Posted Apr 9 2013

Every Tuesday until May 14th, Ray of Light’s Release Date, I’ll be highlighting Mary Keane, Senior Designer for Harper Collins. Mary has designed many of my book covers, and I have to say that I feel so fortunate that she does! I think they are beautiful! My favorite quote of Mary’s is her answer to […]



Our First Winner

Posted Apr 5 2013

Happy Friday! Finally, finally, it is warming up here in southern Ohio. Today it’s supposed to almost reach 60 degrees, which is still a bit chilly…but far better than the winter-like temperatures we’ve been enjoying lately. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the beginning of Mary’s interview, and comment on the […]


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Hope To See You in Bowling Green, Kentucky!

Posted Apr 4 2013

On Saturday, April 20, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, I’ll be taking part in the Southern Kentucky Book Fest! The Book Fest takes place at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I’ll be signing books, chatting on an Inspirational Fiction panel, and will most likely be shopping for books, too. This is […]


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A ‘Rejected’ Cover

Posted Apr 2 2013

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and commenting on Mary’s interview. Thanks, too, to Mary, for jumping right in and answering questions! I just received a few of the ‘Rejected’ Ray of Light covers, so I thought I would post one for you this afternoon. What do y’all think? I love that it has the hero, […]