Winners Announced from Rachel McMillan’s ‘The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder’ Facebook Party

April 28th, 2016

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Rachel McMillan, author of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder, is thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Facebook Party and Murder Mystery Prize Pack giveaway. Thank you all so much for coming, and be sure to sign up for updates on her website and follow her on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for more information and to connect with Rachel!

Here is the list of everyone who won* something at the party tonight:

Congratulations to Jenny Scheldberg! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Susan Marie! You’ve won a copy of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to J’nell Ciesielski! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Liz Dent! You’ve won a copy of The Bachelor… read more »

Music Mixes | The Unofficial Playlist for ‘The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder’

April 28th, 2016

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If you’ve already flown through the pages of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder, you’re going to love Rachel McMillan’s unofficial musical playlist for the first book of the series. Listen below! Plus, join Rachel for a Facebook part TONIGHT and enter to win her murder mystery prize pack, if you haven’t already. Click here to learn more and enter!


Below are a series of songs that belong to a bit of an unofficial soundtrack to the first Herringford and Watts book. Full disclosure: I am a massive Broadway fan and so when I first plotted Jem and Merinda, I holed up in a favourite coffee shop here in Toronto for a weekend and listened to the broadway cast of Newsies and to Ragtime

You Give Me Something (James Morrison)

Somewhere Only We know (Keane)

Something to Believe In (Newsies Original Broadway Cast)

Fall (Serena Ryder)

Brave (Sara Bareilles)

The Proposal/ The Night Was… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘A Dream of Miracles’

April 27th, 2016

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Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world. Read our story spotlight on A Dream of Miracles to get the scoop on Mattie and Bo! Plus, celebrate with Ruth Reid and enter her Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.


Story Behind A Dream of Miracles

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did you find inspiration?

Working in the healthcare field over twenty-five years, I’ve seen miracles, which have stunned the medical staff as well as situations that are often not what they seem. Sadly, sometimes things are handled wrong. Outcomes are not always miraculous. In A Dream of Miracles, Mattie Diener is an Amish widow and mother of two young children. When her son becomes sick, she takes him to the local doctor,… read more »

A Day in the Life of an Amish Mother

April 26th, 2016

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be Amish? Walk through a typical day in the simple life with Marianne Jantzi, author of Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother.


 

Monday, January 4, 2016

 

5:00 a.m. The alarm beeps and I reach for the snooze button. A few minutes later always seems like a better time to get up rather than the moment. Once out of my cozy nest I open the drafts of the Pioneer Maid kitchen range and add some wood to the glowing coals. I run a wet rag and scrubber over its top to remove yesterday’s cooking splatters before polishing it with furniture polish. I fill the teakettle with fresh water and set it on the hottest spot, on top of the firebox, and set the cast-iron fry pan to heat near the back of the stove. Next it’s time to fill Allan’s… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

April 25th, 2016

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Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

From moms to grads, from those in the military to friends—no matter what situation we’re in, we all need prayer and we all need to pray. Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series. Enter to win a Pocket Prayers prize pack—two winners will be chosen!

What do you get when you add one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog? A lesson in love—Tippy style—in Dana Mentink’s new book, Sit, Stay, Love. Enter to win a Travels with Tippy prize pack!

Meet best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem, who launch their own Sherlock Holmes-esque consulting detective business in 1910 Toronto in Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Enter to win a Murder Mystery Prize Pack and RSVP to to Rachel’s Facebook… read more »

Sing a New Song – Cynthia Ruchti

April 24th, 2016

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He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God…. but what comes before that new song? Cynthia Ruchti, author of Song of Silence, joins us today to take a look at Psalm 40 and the encouraging promise it offers. Also, be sure to join Cynthia in celebrating her new release and enter her musical-themed prize pack and $150 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter. 


“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God.”
Psalm 40:3 Common English Bible

When I needed realism for a critical series of scenes in Song of Silence—a story about a woman whose voice is silenced first when her career as a music educator ends too soon, then when a bizarre accident removes her ability to sing—my research led me to call on a friend of mine half a continent away.

I’d heard snippets of her… read more »

A Day in the Life of Rachel McMillan

April 22nd, 2016

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a writer? Find out what a typical day looks like for Rachel McMillan below! Keep reading to get the scoop, and be sure to check out her latest release, The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Plus, join Rachel in celebrating her new book with a Murder Mystery Prize Pack and a Facebook chat party on April 28th. Click here to learn more, RSVP, and enter. 


 

6: 02 am and my iPhone alarm buzzes and I don’t want to get up (obviously) so I scroll through Facebook for a few moments and read a few recaps of the Toronto Blue Jays game the night before. I am a huge baseball fan. Finally, I make it out of bed, brush my teeth and get ready for the day

First stop of the morning STARBUCKS! Where the baristas hand me a venti Earl Grey tea and… read more »

Ruth Logan Herne’s WIP

April 21st, 2016

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Authors are always a few steps ahead of us . . we’re just finishing up Back in the Saddle, and Ruth Logan Herne is working on a new series of children’s books! See a snapshot of Ruth’s WIP below.


 

I am in love with what I do, and when I’m waiting for edits or approvals or nailing down new contracts, my hands and head are still busy. I have started a delightful new venture with my talented daughter that has been way fun! We’re developing a series of children’s books based on her youngest boy, Finn. It began as a series of fun Facebook posts, and will soon be a series for kids, available on Amazon for Kindle! Here is one of the opening pages.

 

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