Joanne Tropello’s Summer Blog Party/Giveway


JOANNE TROPELLO’S SUMMER BLOG PARTY – don’t forget to click the links at the bottom to continue the tour!

Part Two – Authors Talking About Summer Favorites

Part Three – Authors’ Vacay Thoughts

Comment for a chance to win one of two books here today: The Road to Deer Run, by Elaine Marie Cooper (print copy), and Defending Glory by Anne K. Albert (E-book).

Got your sunscreen on?


BIO: Born and raised in a California farming community called Weedpatch, Delia Latham moved to Oklahoma in 2008, making her a self-proclaimed California Okie. She loves to read and write in her simple country home, and gets a kick out of watching her husband play Farmer John. Contact her through her website ( or e-mail (

BIO: Joanne Troppello is an author of mystery and inspirational romance novels.  Her second novel, Mr. Shipley’s Governess, was recently released by Wild Horse Press.  She is at work on her next novel, a romantic suspense.  She is married and loves spending time with her husband and family.

BIO: Anne K. Albert’s stories chill the spine, warm the heart, and soothe the soul…all with a delightful touch of humor. She is author of the Piedmont Island Trilogy series and Muriel Reeves Mysteries.  When not in her home office, she enjoys traveling, visiting friends and family, and of course, reading.  Website:   Blog:

BIO: Although Stacy Juba specializes in writing adult mysteries and romantic suspense novels, she has also authored books for children and young adults – she pursues whatever story ideas won’t leave her alone. Stacy’s titles include Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, Sink or Swim, and the patriotic children’s picture book The Flag Keeper.

BIO: Heather Haven has written short stories, comedy acts, plays, television treatments, ad copy, commercials, and novels.  Her series, Murder is a Family Business, and A Wedding To Die For are part of the Alvarez Murder Mystery series, and can be found at MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon, Smashwords, and other ebookstores. HTTP:// Follow Heather’s blog at:

BIO: Killarney Sheffield – Married mother of 5 living on a commercial cattle ranch in Alberta Canada. Write historical romance for MuseItUp Publishing LTD. Former horse trainer, farrier and riding coach. HUGE music fan, everything from 50’s to 2011. Yes, I’m the crazy author who talked Canadian singer/songwriter/juno winner Lawrence Gowan into letting me use on of his ballads for my Guilty Kisses book trailer.

 BIO: Annette Snyder calls a small town in the heart of the Midwest her home. In an old house, with her husband and two dogs, she writes. Her four grown children visit often and the grandkids cause beautiful havoc. All her life, she paid attention to things around her and one day she compiled those stories together and wrote a book. It was that one book which started a wave of ideas so she continued to write.  Visit her at or her blog at

BIO: Elaine Marie Cooper grew up in Massachusetts but now lives in the Midwest. A retired registered nurse, Elaine has been a magazine freelance writer for many years, and writes for a blog on the Midwest called The Barn Door & a blog on Christian living, Reflections In Hindsight She is also the author of her award-winning novel called “The Road to Deer Run” and has just completed the sequel, “The Promise of Deer Run.”

 BIO: For Julie Lence, cowboys and horses have always been her weakness, which is why she lives in the west and writes western romance. She’s a stay-at-home mom, married to her high school sweetheart and spends her days working on her latest novel. You can learn more about her at:

BIO: Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators.  She is also a member of Romance Writer’s of America and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Books.  Visit Elaine at

BIO: Wend Petzler has been writing since her teenage years and well, finally got off her tush and made her dreams come true. New Concepts Publishing took her into their family, and she will be eternally grateful to Andrea DePasture for believing in her. Wend likes to
shake up the venues and loves writing combinations of historical, fantasy, and her lovely vamps: The Borne Vampires series.

BIO: By day, Gabrielle Bisset is a history faculty member at a campus of a major university, but by night and weekends, she writes erotic romance.  She recently published her first novella, Vampire Dreams, and her first novel, Stolen Destiny, is scheduled for release from Siren Publishing on June 29.  Her website can be found at

BIO: Cher Green writes in many genres, spanning from horror to romance. Her work has appeared in various magazines, and her romance novella, “Escape to Love,” is scheduled to debut at the end of June. For more information on this author visit:

 BIO: JoAnn Durgin’s debut novel, Awakening, released in late 2010. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Romance Writers of America, she was a finalist in the 2010 RWA/Faith Hope & Love Touched by Love contest (long contemporary romance). Her second novel, Second Time Around, releases later in 2010. Official author website:

Isn’t this a great group of writers? Check out their links and make new friends. I bet you find some wonderful summer reading along the way. Will you be stopping at the beach this summer? Or will you camp in the mountains. Maybe you’ll find a luxurious resort and hang out poolside! Tell us your plans! (And tell us what books you’ll take along!) Come back early this afternoon and see how these authors answered some personal questions!

Check out the rest of the tour at these blogs:

Patricia Bates – Blog:

Joanne Troppello – Blog:

Kay Springsteen – Blog:

Anne K. Albert – Blog:

Gabrielle Bisset – Blog:


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