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Although I’m celebrating the conclusion of my debut series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, I’m also celebrating what is to come. You may know that I have an eNovella series coming in the spring of 2013 – The Quilted Heart stories – which take place in 1865 and 1866 St. Charles, Missouri. This eBook-only series is the prequel to my next series of novels, Hearts Seeking Home. These new stories take us on a journey with a wagon train West, introducing new characters, new places, and new adventures.

So, while I was a little sad to wrap up the first series, there is so much to look forward to in the next year! And don’t worry – a few of the beloved characters from The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek will make their own way into the coming year as well!

And here’s one of the most exciting parts of starting a new series: new contests for YOU to enter! Starting with this fun opportunity for all of you bakers, cooks, and food lovers out there. You’re invited to enter my WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST!

Here’s how it works:

1. Enter your original recipe via the form below anytime between October 3 and October 31, 2012.

2. Come back between November 5 and November 30, 2012, to VOTE for your favorite recipe! Tell your friends and family to come and vote, too.

3. The top THREE voted recipes will be prepared by yours truly, along with Bob, and we’ll decide which of the three is the tastiest. (I’m pretty excited about this part!)

4. The winning recipe will be published in the first book of the Hearts Seeking Home series in August of 2013! The winner will also receive an autographed copy of the book. You’ll even get an extra copy to autograph yourself–you will be published, after all!

Sounds fun, right? I’m very excited…especially for the final judging round, where I’ll get to enjoy your delicious recipes!

There are a few rules you should be aware of. Most importantly, the recipe you submit must be original and unpublished, and you must have the right to share it with me and my publisher. Also, the recipe should be able to be made using only the technologies available between 1850 and 1950. (This is a wagon train recipe contest, after all. Time to pull out those beloved old family recipes!)

Please read all of the rules here before you enter.

So hurry and dig out that favorite recipe today! I can’t wait to read them all!

Voting Round In Progress! Vote Before November 30th!





The entries are all in, and we’re in the voting round.