Hi Friends,
Happy September! I hope you're enjoying cooler weather, apple picking, falling leaves, and autumn routines with more time to read. I had a busy summer with family celebrations (more about those below) and lots of time spent working on my latest novel, An Ocean Between Us. It's with my editor now, and I'll work on it again after she gives me her feedback. An Ocean Between Us is scheduled to release Fall 2019. I'll be jumping into writing book 2 in this series soon and looking forward to getting back to England and Canada with these wonderful characters! Read more about this new novel in this post.

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One fun highlight this summer was attending the HOLT Medallion Award Luncheon in Richmond, VA, where Shine Like the Dawn was announced as the winner of the long inspirational category. Elizabeth Ludwig's novel, A Tempting Taste of Mystery, won the short inspirational category. What a treat to share such a happy event with a special author friend!

If you haven't read Shine Like the Dawn, I hope you'll pick up a copy soon. It's available as in eBook, paperback, large print, audio, and in Dutch and Polish. Visit my website for easy order links.


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An Author Chat Video for You!

Across the Blue was the featured book for the Avid Readers of Christian Fiction Facebook Group's book club in August. We recorded this author chat, and I thought you might enjoy listening too.

I'm thrilled with the great response to Across the Blue! Thank you to all those who have taken time to post your review. It's rated 4.7 stars on Amazon and has more than 115 reviews. If you haven't read it it, you can download or order your copy by visiting my website.

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Special Family Celebrations

This week Scott and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary! It was a cool and rainy day in Portland, Oregon, when we said our vows in Trinity Baptist Church and set off on our journey together. I was happy and excited about the life and love we would share, but I didn't know how much I would come to treasure our relationship. If you're married, treasure your spouse. Work through issues that arise with humility and perseverance. It is so worth it! Happy anniversary, Scott! Here's to many more years together.

More fun family news . . . We have a new granddaughter, Lenna Pax Morrison, born August 28th to our daughter Melissa and her husband Peter. We're also getting ready for the September 28th wedding of our youngest daughter Megan to Walter Davidson. So you can imagine these are exciting and busy days at our house!

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Walter and Megan

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Sharing Our Love of Books

It's always a joy to connect with friends who love books as much as I do! The 2019 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat is a great opportunity to meet with 30+ authors and enjoy the day together. I'd love to see you there! More Info here.

I also want to invite you to join Carrie's Reading Friends on Facebook. That's where I share writing news, special giveaways, sale prices, and offer advanced readers copies to reviewers. Reply to this email, and I'd be happy to add you to the group!

I love to hear from reading friends and look forward to connecting with you soon!

Until Next Time, Happy Reading,

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