Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway for Janelle Mowery's When All My Dreams Come True

I'm happy to have Janelle Mowery on my blog this week. She has graciously offered to give away one of her books. Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of her new release, When All My Dreams Come True.

JANELLE MOWERY lives in Texas with her husband and two sons, though a portion of her heart still resides in her birth state of Minnesota. Janelle began writing inspirational stories in 2001 and has since written several historical novels as well as a mystery series. Her first published novel, Where the Truth Lies, released in 2008. This was followed in 2010 by The Christmas Chain, part of a Christmas anthology titled, A Woodland Christmas. Her second novel, Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho, released October 2010 and received four stars from the Romantic Times review. Janelle's Colorado trilogy will release in 2011. The first of this series, When All My Dreams Come True, also received four stars from the Romantic Times review. When she isn’t writing, her interests include reading, enjoying nature, and visiting historical sites. To learn more, visit her Web site at

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. LOL. I’m in the office wearing sweats.

If you could work with any author who would you choose? Oh wow. There are so many that would be great to work with, but if I had to choose, it would be a toss-up between Francine Rivers and Kim Sawyer.

When writing, what is the part of the story you enjoy writing the most? I LOVE writing action scenes. If I can make a reader say ‘whew’ when they finish, I’ve been successful.

What is the hardest part in writing a story? Description drives me crazy. I don’t enjoy reading a lot of it, so naturally, I don’t enjoy writing it. I usually save it for when I edit and add it in later. Though there are times I manage to stick it in when writing the actual scene.

What is a typical working day for you? Where and when do you write? Do you set goals? I don’t have a typical working day. I’m a stay at home mom and I want to be available to husband and kids whenever necessary. I fit my writing in when I can. But afternoons seem to work out best. I can usually get 2 to 3 uninterrupted hours.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be? Oh man, this is a great question. I would have to title it the same as this book. Harvest House did such a great job renaming my stories. I think all my dreams have come true…at least those up to this point.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) Hmmm. Material item. Wow, I had to think a while on this one. I guess it would have to be my laptop. It’s helpful in so many different ways…research, keeping up with others, writing, etc.

What is something that very few people know about you? Well, since I mentioned skydiving before, I guess I can’t use that one. Let’s see…I killed a large snake in my garage with a butcher knife once. It was a desperate times=desperate measures kind of thing. I really dislike snakes.

Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. Still, the friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side...but ranch life keeps getting in the way.
Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he's surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, will Jace trust God, even if it means giving up his dreams?
An adventurous tale of faith, hope, and love in the wild west.

Congratulations Amanda on winning Laurie Alice Eakes' giveaway!

Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, March 7th. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


  1. Love that the author was brave enough to kill the snake! I have a houseful of boys who see snakes as a challenge that must be caught for relocation to the park down the road.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  2. On, this sounds so good...would love to read it!
    Like the cover, too.

  3. Oh Meredith, if you think that story is good, I've got a better one for you. I was CHASED by a five foot snake. Yep. The rotten bugger was up in my bluebird house so I went after it with a shovel. All I succeeded in doing was making it mad. It turned and came after me with it's mouth open. I hollered for my husband to help but he just sat there laughing and said it was great entertainment. When it stopped chasing, I went after it again. This time I won. But the whole thing just added to my dislike of snakes. And btw, I have two boys, but I taught them to KILL snakes, not relocate.

  4. Please enter me! The cover really is delightful. :)


  5. I agree with Charity--I LOVE the cover! Looks like an awesome read.
    And I had to laugh about your snake stories. I had a snake encounter that had my husband holding his sides and tears streaming down his face with laughter. We were spreading mulch in our flower garden. I had been scooping it with my bare hands, when my dear John tells me to freeze. I instinctively knew it was a snake, and I leaped my chubby little body three vertical feet and four horizontal, bringing my shovel down about ten times while in the air like a samurai warrior. He said I shouted like a Pentecostal. I cut the snakeling in half, but to my horror, the front half slithered under my landscape timber and escaped. I'm hoping that one won't come back around next spring with a vendetta!

    mahereenie at yahoo dot com

  6. Would love to win this book. Thanks for offering it. BTW, Carmen sent me.
    Mary B.

  7. LOL. I can just picture it, Kathleen. I'm beginning to think God created snakes not only for boys to torment girls, but for husbands to get a good belly laugh at their wife's expense.

  8. Let me echo the others. I love the cover. And killing a snake? I can't even look at one.

  9. I'd love to win Janelle's book. She is tops on my TBR list, but I don't have a book by her yet.
    Thanks for this chance. Great Interview.

  10. Carmen sent me! Thanks for the great interview and the entry for Janelle's book. Have a blessed day.



  11. Carmen sent me! This book sounds great, I am a huge fan of Christian Historical Romance books so I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the entry.

  12. Please enter me - this book has such a gorgeous cover!


  13. LOL Kathy, you didn't tell me that story. Shame on you. And I'm surprised John didn't tell me between gales of laughter. Heehee. Janelle, we had a similar situation here. Last year my son went out to check the babies in our blue bird box and when he lifted the lid the snake stuck his head out the whole. He screamed. I laughed so hard. My husband killed it because he said it would just come back and eat the next batch.

  14. Love the westerns and would love to win this one!



  15. Oooh this sounds good! I'd love to read it!

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

  16. I saw this at CBG. The book sounds wonderful. I like that you enjoy writing action scenes. Thanks for a chance to win.

  17. thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Looks like a very good read. Please count me in. Thanks. Carmen sent me


  19. Wow, what a fun interview! =) I see everyone's sharing "snake stories" ... but unfortunately, I don't have one ... Sounds like a great book --the cover design is pretty too!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  20. Thanks for doing the interview!
    I love the snake thing. I wasn't expecting her to say that!

  21. I love the cover of the book and would love to read it. Carman sent me!


  22. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I think too many people run away from God in their time of need because they blame God for whatever happened, which is really too bad. I hope Jace didn't...!!


    Oh, and CARMAN SENT ME!!!

  24. Please enter me. Sounds like a really good book.

  25. Interesting questions, loved the interview!

    Snakes really creap me out. Do you just have a lot of snakes in Texas? LOL!

    I'm eager to read one of Janelle's books, so thank you for the chance to win When All My Dreams Come True. Great title, by the way!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  26. Would love to win. Book sounds great. Carmen sent me.

    true_sheila at yahoo dot com

  27. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Sounds like a great read!!
    Blessings....Joy Hannabass

  28. Please enter me! I can't wait to read this book! :)

    (Do you contact the winners to let them know they won?)

    booklovercb at yahoo dot com

  29. LOL. Never mind about the question! I just saw the answer in the small print. ;)

  30. Carman sent me:) Bobbie sounds like one tough little lady- I can't wait to read it!

  31. Please enter me! Carman sent me!