Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

El Grande Announcement!!

Drum roll please..........

I have TWO, that's right, T-W-O fabulous guests coming for a visit to TFTR!!

On December 17th, Tales from the Redhead will host Bonnie Grove for her blog hop, featuring her awesome book "Talking To The Dead". 
And my fellow Redheads, I read this book in ONE SHOT! 5 hours of page turning, sleep ignoring, 'what happens next' ing awesomeness!! 
Bonnie knows her stuff and takes you on a heart breaking roller coaster ride and leaves you grinning and satisfied at the end. 

Talking to the Dead is available as an e-book for a MERE 2.99 on Amazon.

Here's a bit about Bonnie...

Bonnie Grove started writing when, as a teenager, her parents bought a typewriter (yes, during the age of dinosaurs). She clacked out a terrible romance novel filled with typos and bad grammar that her mom loved, and she's been turning out improving prose ever since.
Her non-fiction, Your Best You: Discovering and Developing the Strengths God Gave You, came out of her experience working with families in crisis. She believes people have the knowledge and ability to make changes in their life without being told what to do or how to do it. And, oddly enough, has managed to write a book that helps people do just that.
Her novel, Talking to the Dead, came out of that crazy place inside her head that has more questions then answers. Questions about grief, love, sex, God, therapy, and how laughter can make everything seem okay--even if just for a moment or two. It has won a few awards, and has been internationally published in languages she doesn't speak.
Bonnie has completed several novels since Talking to the Dead, and is currently working her butt off to ensure they see they make their way into your hands.
Bonnie is married to a cute guy named Steve, they have two children, and they make their home in Saskatchewan.

Yes, she's Canadian!!!!!


And then on December 20th, I'll be joined by Joanne Bischof , who wrote the lyrical, sweeping, tear producing (I was alone, all right!!)Appalachian romance, Be Still My Soul.
Which I read in two shots, not because I was sick or anything (I was) and not because I fell asleep (I did).

Here's a bit about Joanne:

Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne lives in the mountains of Southern California where she keeps busy making messes with their home schooled children. When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, writing, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life.

What is Heartfelt Fiction?

From moments that are joyous to moments that are bittersweet and even in the midst of a broken heart, with paper and ink as my medium, I write to illustrate love—the gift that was given to us by the One who loves the most.

What is this love?
I have rejoiced through countless blessings–my amazing children, a husband that I adore, and the privilege to write every day.
Like so many others, I have experienced the full spectrum. I know what it’s like to be so completely broken, I didn’t know if the sun would truly rise the next morning. But I felt God move in a miraculous way. A way that forced me to leap into His waiting arms. A place where safety and peace reign.
I’ve experienced the abundant mercy of Christ when he reached down, picked me up, and held me until the tears subsided. I’ve encountered the promise that out of brokenness springs new life. And in that new life, I discovered the overwhelming urge to rejoice and praise the God who saves.

The God who was, who is, and who is to come.
We all have ways of bringing offerings to His feet. Words and the telling of story are one of those gifts that I lay down. It is my constant prayer that they honor and please Him. It’s my desire to write about characters who have nowhere else to go but up. About characters desperate for God’s strength, mercy, and forgiveness.

I love her, even if she doesn't know a single word of "Oh Canada".

Our next blog will have interviews and insights with Bonnie and Joanne , and their honest answers to my question "Are you sad that you aren't a natural redhead?"


  1. Can't wait! :) So excited for you. Hosting authors is so much fun!

    1. I am VERY excited!! I hope I'm not going to be all dorky and dweeby.

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun, Jennifer. I'm sure you'll treat them to some cheesecake! :)

  3. Love it and looking forward to reading these. And yes, most of us are sad we're not natural redheads...

    1. I'm looking forward to sharing them with everyone. And yes, the world envies us.

  4. Hey! I gaze up at the beautiful mountains of Southern California every day! These here internets make the world so small.

    Julie B. from San B.

    1. Julie! How are you?!? Yes, the internets make the world so much smaller. Nice to see you here.

  5. Thanks for the heads up, Jennifer. Joanne's so sweet, I love her, and I'm anxious to read "Be Still My Soul", and her up and coming sequel. Looking forward to meeting Bonnie too!

    1. Hi Gwen! Be Still My Soul was LOVELY!!!And Talking to the Dead had me on my toes until the last page.

  6. Sounds like great fun Jen!! I can't wait! Will there be free give aways? I've never heard of Bonnie, but I'd love to read both of these authors!!
    And BTW--my father was a red head and I have natural red highlights in my hair--NO FAKE highlights!! :)

  7. Hi Anne!! Hmmmm. Give aways? I'll have to check into that...