Sunday, March 16, 2014

Great sale on great new inspirational novellas!

I'm excited to promote an anthology that I did with five of my fellow Love Inspired authors -- Linda Goodnight, Margaret Daley, Debra Clopton, Camy Tang, Lacy Williams and (of course) me!  We had great fun writing a variety of stories all of which feature a first kiss.  The collection (well over 400 pages) of brand-new stories (no reprints) is available for a limited time for only 99 cents!!  It is the greatest deal around!

So far it's gotten 16 5-star reviews on Amazon -- readers say things like

'Wonderful collection of stories'

'What a fun collection!'

'An Enchanting Anthology!'

Don't miss this one -- check it out on Amazon now.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I just noticed that my White Christmas in Dry Creek hit #25 on the Publisher's Weekly Best Seller list for week 10/7.  You can visit the list here

It's so exciting! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Find the Buck, Earn A Buck

Janet Tronstad here with a confession.  There is a mistake/typo (call it what you will)  in my latest book, Second Chance in Dry Creek.(Oct 12 release).  It involves an extra Buck and you will know it when you see it.

Since I can't fix it at this stage, I've decided we should have some fun with it.

So if you let me know you have seen it, either though my website or in my Goodreads group, and cite the exact line where it is in the book, you will earn a buck back from me. 

So it's 'Find A Buck to Earn A Buck' (for those of you reading my Return to Dry Creek series, Buck is Gracie's deceased husband -- the one she was wrongly convicted of murdering.

For those of you not yet reading the series, you'll want to read it when you can - the first three titles are to the right). 

Here's a link to my Goodreads group to enter the contest:

Once you've won (and everyone who cites the correct passage wins), send me your full name and address and I'll mail you a dollar.

Happy Hunting!!!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Putting my books into a song

I've been giving some thought about how to capture the themes that run through my long-time Dry Creek series. As many of you know, Dry Creek is a fictious small town in the southeastern corner of Montana. I was born in that corner of the state, but my parents moved from there when it was time for me and my sister to go to school. It was so isolated there was virtually no way for us to attend school once they closed the one room school that had served the few rural families for decades. I doubt there were more than fifteen in all eight grades of that school (I would know as my mother was the teacher and she brought me to school with her in a basket of some sort. I spent the first few years of my life in that school before I actually officially attended).

In any event, even though my family moved to a more prosperous part of the state, the feelings of that remote area are woven through of family's life and find their way into the stories I tell in my Dry Creek series. When it came time to do what I call 'a bigger promotion' of my books, I decided to write a song to talk about the values of that area. Fortunately, I have a good friend who was a professional musician 'in the day' and was eager to help me bring my lyrics to life. I now have a You Tube of that song. I located Depression era photos to go with the song (one of those photos is shown here). These are actual pictures taken by a US government program during the years of the depression. You can listen to part of the song here. You will need to scroll down a little until you see my name and Montana Quilting Song.Come listen to a song I wrote. Lyrics by me, music by my good friend, David White. Dpression era photos.

It's a tribute to my Dry Creek books.

The full song is available as an MP3 on Amazon under the name Denim Sky. Search for my name in the MP3 section and you will find it. I was very pleased with the way the song spoke to the values I learned in Montana as a child. Oh, and if you are so inclined, leave a comment on the song, either after the You Tube or on Amazon where you can also hear a bit of it in the MP3 section.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sleigh Bells for Dry Creek

The reviews have started coming in for 'Sleigh Bells for Dry Creek' and I'm delighted that people are enjoying the story. But then what's not to like -- it's got a murder to be solved, a highschool sweetheart to be won, a mother to be forgiven, and a handsome cowboy walking the streets! 'Sleigh Bells' is the first in my Return to Dry Creek series and it only goes to show that we can go home again.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer of pickles with my sister

My Montana sister and I have started an annual tradition. A week at the family farm in Montana canning up jars and jars of pickles. We make mostly dill pickles with garlic, but we add various amounts of salt (we've discovered we can use very little in the jars that will sit for six months before we eat them). We start by going to the Hutterite colony that is five miles or so from my parent's farm. There we can buy huge bags of cucumbers for canning (around ten pounds for two dollars). Then we go to my mother's farm kitchen and get to work. We can up close to thirty quarts in a day -- which is a good thing because our family loves pickles (as my little niece said last year, we need lots because she can eat a whole jar by herself).

How about you? Do you have any things you can each year?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Enter an April Fool's contest. Tell a tall tale and be entered to win a copy of my latest book, 'Small Town Moms' -- AND a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. The more outrageous the better.

Go to eharlequin to enter. You can look at the twitter bar on the right hand of this page and find the link to enter.