Patti's Porch

WELCOME AUTHOR CATHERINE CASTLE
Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  A Groom for Mama

AUTHOR:  Catherine Castle

PUBLISHER:  Soul Mate Publishing

GENRE:  Sweet ‎Romantic Comedy

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Stand Alone

TARGET AGE:‎  suitable for YA to Adult

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CATHERINE CASTLE TO PATTI’S PORCH. CATHERINE SHARES HOW A MANUSCRIPT PREPARED FOR AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MEDIA BECAME A NOVEL.

 

CATHERINE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR AN EBOOK COPY OF A GROOM FOR MAMA.

 

 

THE QIUESTION EVERY AUTHOR WANTS TO ANSWER WITH, “YES!”

 

 

by

 

 

Catherine Castle

 

 

On the release day of A Groom for Mama, my sweet romantic comedy, I was handing out the book’s promotional excerpt booklet to an employee in the natural foods store I frequent and was asked, “Are any of your books made into plays or movies?”

 

I wish! Wouldn’t that be the absolute pinnacle for an author?

 

Unfortunately, I had to tell the clerk, “No.” But, the question did present an opportunity to talk about the origins of the story since A Groom for Mama started as a radio play.

 

A number of years ago, long before I was published in fiction, my husband and I heard about a contest for a radio play, held by a local radio station. You may not be old enough to remember radio plays, but my husband and I are. Before television entered into the American home, radio programs were one of a family’s indoor entertainments. Some classics included The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Jack Benny Show, Burns and Allen, and The Lone Ranger. The shows were run live, and the dramas and comedies were complete with sound effects to let the listener in on what was happening: things like doors slamming, horses galloping, and piles of stuff falling out of Fibber McGee’s overstuffed closest.

 

Although we weren’t raised on radio plays, we knew what they were and enjoyed listening to them whenever we could find them on the airwaves. So, when the opportunity presented itself to write a radio play, we jumped at the chance. Our radio play finaled in the contest, but didn’t win. So, we set it aside, considering it an exercise in playwriting, which we were into at the time.

 

A number of years later, I was looking for a new story plot and I remembered our radio play. I asked my husband if he’d mind if I used the basic premise—a dying mother wants her son to find a bride before she dies—to write a romantic comedy. He agreed.

 

I changed the main character to a female, added an ex-boyfriend to the mix, slipped in some sneaky ulterior motives on the characters’ part, and lengthened the story way beyond the original 30 minutes of air time.  A new story, A Groom for Mama, was born, where a string of disastrous dates on a cross-country trip to find a cure for her mother’s cancer and a groom, put Allison and her ex-boyfriend Jack in the path of a determined Cupid’s helper—Mama. Here’s a peek at the blurb, which I hope will whet your curiosity.

 

 

Blurb for A Groom for Mama

 

Beverly Walters is dying, and before she goes she has one wish—to find a groom for her daughter. To get the deed done, Mama enlists the dating service of Jack Somerset, Allison’s former boyfriend.

 

The last thing corporate-climbing Allison wants is a husband. Furious with Mama’s meddling, and a bit more interested in Jack than she wants to admit, Allison agrees to the scheme as long as Mama promises to search for a cure for her terminal illness.

 

A cross-country trip from Nevada to Ohio ensues, with a string of disastrous dates along the way, as the trio hunts for treatment and A Groom for Mama.

 

 

Want to read more about Mama’s, Allison’s and Jack’s escapades? Go to Amazon for your copy of this emotional, sweet romantic comedy, A Groom for Mama.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF A GROOM FOR MAMA BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

 

Multi-award-winning author Catherine Castle loves writing, reading, traveling, singing, theatre, and quilting. She’s a passionate gardener whose garden won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. She writes sweet and inspirational romances. Find her books:

 The Nun and the Narc

A Groom for Mama,               

Bidding on the Bouquet          

Trying Out for Love boxed set on Amazon.

 

Where to find Catherine on the Internet:

Website 

Blog

Facebook

Twitter    @AuthorCCastle

Amazon author page

Goodreads page

Google+

Stitches Thru Time

SMP authors blog site

 

SUBSCRIBE TO PATTI’S BLOGS HERE.

 

 

 


Comments

Becky Smith From MO At 4/1/2018 8:15:32 PM

Looks and sounds like a fun book to read! Romantic comedies can be so much fun! I love that it finaled in the radio contest, even if it didn't win.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Becky. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us.

Lynda Kimpel From California At 4/1/2018 3:24:34 PM

Looks like a fun read!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Lynda. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

Susan James Berger From LOS Angeles At 4/1/2018 9:05:59 AM

Sounds like a fun book. Happy Easter.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Susan. Happy Easter to you as well. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here.

Catherine Castle From USA At 3/31/2018 11:04:52 PM

Hi, Gail thanks for coming by. The hubby and I used to hunt for the radio shows when we traveled home to visit family I think it's a shame we can't listen to them anymore I thought they helped us develop imagination as we created scenes in our mind. I hope you get a chance to "meet" Allison & Mama.

Catherine Castle From USA At 3/31/2018 10:57:47 PM

Hi, Linda, I think the cover is great too it exudes the fun side of this story. Love Mama perched on the cake such a grapic indication of her meddling thanks for coming by

Linda Bradley From Michigan At 3/31/2018 4:12:07 PM

Hi Catherine. Cute cover. Looks like something I'd enjoy reading!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Linda. Catherine's A Groom for Mama looks like it would be a fun read. Thank you for stopping by.

Gail Kittleson From Iowa At 3/31/2018 4:07:30 PM

Catherine, I enjoyed the origins of your plot - I've been listening to those old-time radio shows until a freebie station on our vehicle goes away. Really enjoyable. Mama and Allison sound like women I'd enjoy getting to know.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Gail. I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that I listened to some of the old Gunsmoke radio shows since that was my favorite show of all time. Thanks for stopping by and joining the discussion.

Catherine Castle From USA At 3/31/2018 12:34:23 PM

Thanks for hosting me today, Patti.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Always a joy to have you, Catherine! Your books look to be delightful.

Patti’s Porch


Previous Posts

LESSON LEARNED ON THE LONG DRIVE FROM DURANGO by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GIVING THE WOMAN AT THE WELL A STORY by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LOOK TO THE CROSS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SEEK JESUS FIRST by Kathy McKinsey
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHEN GOD PLANTS A SEED… by Pat Nichols
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING...BUT UNTIL IT DOES …? by Carol McClain
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GOD'S PLANS ALWAYS by Amy R. Anguish
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY by Shannon Kent
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SPIRITUAL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LEAVING 2020 - WITH ONE THING TO HOLD ONTO by Kristi Cain
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE GREATEST SEARCH by Amre Cortadino
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

CHARACTERS AND HOPE by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL SEMESTER by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SCENTS OF THE SEASON: CHRISTMAS FOOD by Ann Brodeur
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR by Jennifer Chastain
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A VERY TINY CRICKET WITH A VERY BIG JOB by Janet L. Christensen
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE GENTLE NUDGE OF INSPIRATION by Tori Higa
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

HOW A KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE WAS BORN by June Foster
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE STORY BEHIND COURTING COUNTRY by LoRee Peery
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

REACHING BACK IN TIME by Lynne Tagawa
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM… by Jo Massaro
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE STORY BEHIND KOKOPELLI’S SONG by Suzanne J Bratcher
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT GRABS YOU by Lynne Basham Tagawa
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THEM by Joy Avery Melville
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

DELIGHTFUL STORIES OF FLYING ADVENTURES by Linda Street Ely
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE UNEXPECTED by Julie Arduini
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by Ane Mulligan
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A FOODIE WRITES A BOOK by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

ARE YOU A ROMANCE READER LIKE I AM? by Blossom Turner
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT LIES AHEAD by Patti Shene Gonzales
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

HUSBAND-WIFE CO-AUTHORS by Stephanie Prichard
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO DID EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Linda Shenton Matchett
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SMART, FUN, RELATABLE FICTION by Clarice G. James
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LEARNING ABOUT THE GREATEST GENERATION by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GRITTY CHRISTIAN FICTION by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SEEKING GOD’S VOICE by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

HOMESICK FOR MY 2ND HOME by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

FATHER TO SON RESPONSIBILITY by T. M. Brown
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PEACE AND GRIEF by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GOD’S PERFECT TIMING by Alexis A. Goring
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SOMETHING SCARY by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

OBLIVIOUSNESS by Kristen Terrette
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SECOND HAND GLOWS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DANCE? by Susan C. Fischer
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

I LOVE TO CRUISE by Terri Wangard
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

BRIDGING THE GAP by Leslie L. McKee
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE TRAGIC LIFE OF LADY JANE GREY, THE NINE DAYS’ QUEEN by Olivia Rae
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

RESEARCHING A NOVEL by Jodie Wolfe
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE APPEAL OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY by Amanda Cabot
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

JOSHUA: FROM FELLING A FORTRESS TO A FACE PLANT by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE PREEMPTIVE DO-OVER by Linda Sammaritan
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

IS DEATH KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? by Marie W. Watts
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Why I LOVE A READING CHALLENGE by Karin Beery
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE MEANING OF GLOMMING ON by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT INSPIRED THE NOVEL WHEN LIFE GOES VIRAL by MARY GANT BELL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

REGRET NOTHING by MELONY TEAGUE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY - ENJOY EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE by JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE BOX A BOXES
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

MISSING DEPOSITS – THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

ARE CHRISTMAS CARDS A THING OF THE PAST?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: The Story Behind The Story by LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THIS IS THE LORD’S BATTLE by JANET SKETCHLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT IF? by BONNIE ENGSTROM
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GOD’S NUGGETS OF INSPIRATION by SARA BLACKARD
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE FUN IN SHOWCASING UPSTATE NY by JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SHINING A LIGHT ON DAZZLING ORPHANS by BARBARA BRITTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

IN TIMES OF WAR - PAT JEANNE DAVIS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LELA TO THE RESCUE - by Valerie Goree
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

10 ACTS OF KINDNESS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JAN CLINE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SOME LIKE IT HOT!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A CURIOUS CAPER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

NEW FRIENDS - NEW ADVENTURES
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

BEYOND APPEARANCE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT IS WORSHIP?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DAPHNE SELF
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICK E. CRAIG
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE McCRARY JACOBS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ERIN R. HOWARD
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LOOKING TO TOMORROW
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL SATTLER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT'S NEW FOR YOU IN 2019?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MICHELLE DE BRUIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PEGGY BLANN PHIFER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR VIRGINIA VAUGHAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR NAOMI MUSCH
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS GORING
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME WRITER JAMES WILCOX
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR J. E. GRACE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JASON JOYNER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LISA LICKEL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR REBEKAH MILLET
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CARRIE DAWS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR HOPE N. GRIFFIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GDPR and ME
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BETH K. VOGT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TAYLOR BENNETT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PAT NICHOLS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR NATHAN MAKI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CATHERINE CASTLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SHELLY ROARK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBERLY KRISTEN CLOWE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ALICE K. ARENZ
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY IRVIN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SHERRI STONE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY ANGUISH
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOLDENHAUER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AND POET JEROLYN LOCKHART
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LUCETTE NEL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AND YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR ROB COOK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MICKI CLARK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR OLIVIA RAE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME WRITER KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LATAYNE C. SCOTT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME WRITER JENNY HARRISON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER HALLMARK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINA LORENZEN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA BRANDT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KRIS VALDEZ
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ELLE E. KAY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DELIA LATHAM
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DEANNA KLINGEL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA VICTORIA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE SMALL MIRACLES
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TAMERA RAFT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS A. GORING
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE HIGH CALLING OF MOTHERHOOD BLOG TOUR!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUE BARR
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ROBIN PATCHEN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICIA BRADLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LILLIAN DUNCAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JOI COPELAND
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TERRI WELDON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA D. MEYER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHEN GOD SAYS "NO!"
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PERSPECTIVE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHY WE WAIT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

BY THE NUMBERS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SITTING IDLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

PLAY BALL!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

A Matter of Perspective
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Monopoly!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

What Did You Mean By That?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Wildlife Video
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

My Best Reads of 2013
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

The Dumbest Kid in School
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Good-bye to 2013
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

One Spectacular Christmas Display
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Shared Experience
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Facing the Monster
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

I'll Be Happy When...
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

I Can't Do This!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

BREAKING THE RULES
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Vulnerability to Fear
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Faith and Fear
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Those Temporary Interruptions
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Taking Stock
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Winter - Bah Humbug!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

The last Day of the Christmas Season
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Accountability in the Extreme
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

News From Nashville & Beyond
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Confessions of a first book editor
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Going Home
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

GPCWC in Restospect
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
Patti Shene
3/31/2018