How do you like my new purple website? I’m loving it! Purple has always been one of my favorite colors. My high school colors were purple and gold–Go Bears!– and purple is just a great color.
But the color isn’t the only thing I changed. I consolidated a bit, moved my contemporary books over to share the same space with my Amish and other inspirational novels. It makes things easier on me in that I don’t have to keep up two separate websites. As of right now, I may host a few visitors on my Amie Louellen site, but most everything will be right here in one convenient place.
There are a few other changes that I’ve made. I’m instituting a new rating system which will help readers know the sensuality and spirituality content of the book. Since I write all over the place, this genre and that, it’ll help everyone know which books are about what. See, that’s what happens when you have a crazy, chatty muse like I do. It’s good in that I never run out of ideas, but ‘bad’ in I never know where those ideas are going to land.
Be sure to check out the For Readers tab; there are recipes and other fun stuff lurking there. And the All Things Amish tab which will lead you to…well, all things Amish.
But lastly, I made my blog purple in honor of Fibromyalgia Awareness. I’ve never really talked openly about my battle with FMS, figuring that no one really wants to hear about my problems. But then I heard Robin Roberts speak. For those of you who don’t know, she’s a newscaster on the Today Show. Robin has been battling cancer and since her treatment is now fighting off a rare bone marrow disease. She has an unbeatable spirit and such a positive attitude that it is simply mind boggling. In this interview she shared her mother’s advice: Make your mess your message. We all have troubles and issues, things, diseases and difficulties that cause us to feel like less than we want. And we should share these with each other to help one another get through. We may be suffering, but we are not suffering alone.
So that’s my mess–fibro with a couple of autoimmunes thrown in just to keep things interesting. I do my best to not get down about the things I can’t do and concentrate on the things that I still can. I can write books, share my stories with you, and still get around better than most. And I plan on writing these stories for a long time to come.
Speaking of which, the color purple has a prominent place in my soon to be released, Courting Emily. So be on the watch for giveaways of purple prizes, purple recipes and other purple things.
Just remember, Purple is as Purple does.
I’m SO EXCITED to tell you about the latest giveaway–an Amish made quilt! And this quilt is totally special because the fabric my Amish friend is going to use to make it will be supplied by you, the readers.
How do you get in on this great idea, you ask? Just send a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 square of fabric to Stacey Barbalace 3751 Proctor Lane Baltimore, MD 21236. Each square sent will be incorporated into the quilt. Only one square per person.
We’re collecting fabric, then taking it to Pennsylvania to have the quilt made. Because of this, the exact date of the actual giveaway has not been decided. But there is one definite date you need to mark on your calendar. And that date is January 24th. Your fabric needs to be received before that date in order to be included in the quilt. Fabric received after that date will not be used and cannot be returned to the sender, so get your fabric in quick. And don’t forget to check on the quilt’s progress as well as fabric updates and other Amish tidbits by joining my Facebook group dedicated to the quilt giveaway. https://www.facebook.com/groups/824715970905343/
There’s one more very important fact to remember. Before you send your fabric be sure to take a picture of it. Hold onto the pic for now. Soon I’ll tell you what to do with it. Until then, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Complete details can be found under the CONTEST tab here on my website. http://amywritesromance.com/contest/the-amish-quilt-giveaway/
I’m at Not Quite Amish Living blogging about my new Christmas novella and gingerbread cookies. Hope you can join me!
I’m so happy to announce that today is the release day for not one, but two of my books!
Welcome to Loveless, Texas, a small town in the Hill Country. Like most small towns, everyone pretty much knows everybody and word gets around fast. So it’s no surprise when Bethie Grace McGee comes back to town that everyone knows. Everyone including JD Carmichael, her first love.
JD and Bethie Grace once had everything a young couple needs: each other. But Fate stepped in and tore them apart. Fifteen years have passed…can they rekindle the love they shared or will today’s commitments and yesterday’s mistakes keep them from their second chance?
I know this is a different sort of concept, but I decided to put out two versions of the story. Take Me Back To Texas is an inspirational tale. There is no sex, no bad language, and faith plays a key role.
Welcome Home, Bethie McGee is the ‘sexy’ version of the story. My goal was to make a tasteful, contemporary romance. (No 50 shades here.) There is very mild language and the characters still attend church. I mean, after all, this is small town Texas.
Can’t decide which one to read? Buy one and I’ll send you a coupon to get the other one for 99¢. Can’t beat that deal! That’s two full length stories for $4! Just send me a copy of your receipt for the story and I’ll forward you the coupon.
Thanks to you all for reading and I hope you enjoy JD and Bethie Grace’s story!
Such an exciting day! It’s finally here…August 5, 2014…Release Day for Caroline’s Secret!
Caroline’s Secret is the first book in my new series set in Wells Landing!
For more info, check out my page dedicated to Caroline’s Secret.