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Hi! Today is part 2 of the event listing begun yesterday. I’m not being paid to promote the authors, just listing what book signings, speaking engagements, book tours, and giveaways I’m aware of. I linked to or provided web addresses for them.

If any Inspirational (various faiths) or Christian Romance author reads this post, and is not listed here, please tell me about your forthcoming event schedule by adding a Comment on my blog. Readers, let me know the Inspirational or Christian Romance writer you like.

Christa Allan (stories of hope and redemption). and Tamara Leigh are examples of authors of Women’s Fiction and clean reads respectively, whose writing has elements found in Inspirational or Christian fiction. They, and the following author, are sometimes catagorized with Christian Fiction, as well as among other subgenres.

Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders, blends love and learning, loss and renewal, and the lure of illicit love in this Women’s Fiction, also considered Inspirational. Her events, as well as other authors’, take place in regions not included yesterday.

Brooks, Geraldine
http://geraldinebrooks.com/year-of-wonders/
http://geraldinebrooks.com/geraldine-brooks-event-calendar/

Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA
13th Feb 2016 3:00:pm
http://www.savannahbookfestival.org
Times and venue TBA

Queens College Event, New York, NY
16th Feb 2016 7:00:pm
In conversation with Leonard Lopate, Q&A, book signing

New College-Daughters For Life Scholarship Program Fundraising Luncheon, Sarasota FL
18th Feb 2016 12:00pm, Polo Grill
Talk, Q&A, book signing
sue.jacobson@comcast.net

Book Clubs: Listed below you will find authors’ participation, virtual or telephone:

Carlson, Melody
Visit with bookclub via telephone. Send email request thirty days ahead of time.

Calvert, Candace
Connects with libraries, church groups, and book clubs via Skype. Request speaker for book clubs and chat via speakerphone with members. Email her via Contact page.

Davids, Patricia
Shares story and lessons learned with other writers and readers in church and civic groups. Contact her by e-mail to request speaker.

Gabhart, Ann H.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Paul Sawyier Library, Frankfort KY – 6:30 p.m. – Ann will be meeting with the Kentucky Book Group.

Hatcher, Robin Lee
Book Club- Skype, FaceTime, or speakerphone. Set up a virtual meeting with author.

Meissner, Susan  –  Women’s Fiction
Link to Women’s fiction blog entry.
Request visit of book club by phone, FaceTime, or Skype: susan[at]susanlmeissner[dot]com.

Turansky, Carrie
Book Clubs: in person and via Skype. Email Carrie to invite her to your group

Wingate, Lisa
Visit with book clubs via phone, as schedules allow. Speaker Request Form:
http://www.lisawingate.com/instantformpro/view.php?id=3

Bedford, Deborah
Women’s book groups: If can’t appear, schedule discussion of her books via conference call. To schedule, contact Brynn Thomas.

Media, book-sellers and churches—Personal appearances and interviews. Will try to coincide with her new book releases.

Speaking Engagements and Book Signings

Calvert. Candace
Can personalize and “sign” your e-books via Authorgraph:
http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/

Gabhart, Ann H.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 – Southern Kentucky Book Fest – Bowling Green, KY – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – meets readers at one of Kentucky’s largest literary events.

Higgs, Liz Curtis
Below are the first couple of speaking engagements for 2016. See the remainder, including international (eg:Scotland), @: http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/calendar/

Southside Women’s Conference 2016
http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/events/warner-robins-georgia/

Southside Baptist Church
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016, Friday 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southside-womens-conference-2016-tickets-19954757216

The Faith Filled Women’s Conference 2016
http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/events/salisbury-maryland/
Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD 21804
Saturday, March 12, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faith-filled-womens-2016-conference-tickets-16197108989

KJLY Christian Women’s Day 2016
Guest Speaker: Liz Curtis Higgs
Register: (507) 388-1766 or
KJLY Radio website: www.kjly.com
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00am-4:00pm
Hosanna Lutheran Church
Mankato, MN 56001
http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/events/mankato-minnesota/

River Oak Church, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Encouraging, biblical messages from one of her recent bestsellers
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016, Friday 7:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Register: http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/events/chesapeake-virginia/

Raney, Deborah , April 3, 2016 —            Little River Congregational Church Spring Tea, Little River, KS
April 25, 2016— Speak to Hesston Area Seniors, Hesston, KS
August 25-28, 2016 — American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
August 4-5, 2016— Teach at ACFW North Denver, HIS Writers, Denver, CO
September 21-25, 2017</ — American Christian Fiction Writers Conference; board meeting, Grapevine, TX

Wingate, Lisa
March 18 – 20, 2016
,  “Supercharge Your Fiction and Your Writing Career”:47th Annual The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center, Felton, CA 95041 (Santa Cruz Mountains). Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 9 – 1-:30 & 11 – 12. Mentoring Sessions: Saturday, Monday 4:30 ­ 5:30.   Monamona.hodgson@mounthermon.orghttp://writers.mounthermon.org

April  28 – 30, 2016Books Alive Festival in Panama City. Details TBA, Panama FL

Late May/Early June, 2016 – Germany tour for publisher of German edition, with Karen Witemeyer. Details pending.

Worth, Lenora  Will be, and see her, at:
Romantic Times Conference May 14-16, 2015
Dallas, TXRWA Conference July 2015
New York, NYNINC September 2015
St. Pete, Florida

Contests and Giveaways

Blackstock, Terri
If I Run by Terri Blackstock | Blog Tour and Fitbit Giveaway
http://litfusegroup.com/campaigns/if-i-run-terri-blackstock
Enter today. The giveaway ends on February 16th. The winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.
Grand Prize winner will receive:
A copy of If I RunA Fitbit One™ or a Fitbit Flex

Carlson, MelodyBad Hair Day Contest

Calvert, Candace
http://blog.tyndale.com/2016/02/02/step-by-step-fitbit-giveaway/
Visit above blog page to enter contest.
Grand Prize: Fitbit Flex activity tracking bracelet & signed, personalized copy of By Your Side and Step by Step
Five additional winners will receive a copy of Step by Step.

Clopton, Deborah
February Contest-
Winner: copy of Chase, Book 3 in the New Horizon Ranch of Mule Hollow Series.    Here’s how to enter:
Fill out Gleam form to enter. Winners chosen at random on 2/29/16; Actually 6 Ways to Enter
Join FaceBook Fan Page for book giveaways

Hatcher, Robin Lee
Through February 15th, subscriptions count. Celebrating publication of Keeper of the Stars, a Kindle Fire HD will bw given to one newsletter subscriber in the USA.

Book Lovers Giveaway for Valentine’s Day

http://www.robinleehatcher.com/authors-who-inspire-colleen-coble-with-a-giveaway/ Still Ongoing?

http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-kimberley-woodhouse-with-a-giveaway Still Ongoing?

Witemeyer, Karen
Monthly Contest- sign up for my newsletter and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a set of books each month. Once signed up, you will automatically be entered in all future monthly giveaways as well. All Christian historical romance fiction, new or recent release. Sign-up bonus.

Woodsmall, Cindy
Fraying at the End Giveaway
Deadline for entering this giveaway (U.
S. residents only): Tuesday, February 16, 12:00PM ; 3 winners will be chosen

Many authors offer giveaways, sometimes as part of contests, to those who sign up for newsletters. Take a look to discover those Inspirational or Christian authors who provide physical books or ebooks as a sign- up offer (eg: for newsletter).

☆ In memory of Grace Livingston Hill, whom some consider the mother of the “Christian Romance” genre.

Brooks, G. (2002). Year of Wonders. New York: Penguin Books

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