Thursday, July 19, 2018

Andi Fan Fun

I love to meet fans at conventions. I signed all of Rebekah H's books at the CHOIS convention in ID last month. She sent me a picture of us together, so I am sharing it.

Also, our friend Faith P. sure gets around. Here is what Rebekah wrote to me about meeting Faith. (Love the long-distant friendships God is providing with all of you!). Picture of the two friends below. 

At the convention I mentioned that because of the Circle C blog I became friends with Faith P. I’ve had so much fun getting to know her over these 2 1/2 years, and in May of this year we were finally able to meet in person!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Andi's Journal Cory's Wedding

April 21, 1887

            Cory and Jenny’s wedding took place early this morning. The sun had not yet fully risen when the guests began to arrive.
            The whole town of Fresno showed up, along with a crowd of people from Tacoma. All were dressed in their best.
            I was dressed up well too—thanks to Melinda. Riley and I stopped by her house on the way to the church and she helped me dress. I have to say, I really thought Jenny’s choices of a pale lavender silk gown with flower hairpieces for her bridesmaids were quite lovely.
I found myself grimacing, however, when I slipped on the veil. “Jenny is much more traditional than I, Melinda,” I said. “Even though almost every bride these days uses veils on both the bridesmaids and the bride, I didn’t have my bridesmaids wear veils. I could hardly stand wearing the veil myself.”
            Melinda laughed. “If you recall, Jenny is the only daughter Mrs. Grant has. The Grants are quite wealthy too. Mrs. Grant no doubt wanted to send her daughter to the altar in the finest way possible.”
Ha, I thought. “I betcha anything that Jenny wasn’t all that excited about the height of fashion for her own wedding.”
            Jenny is—or was—more of a tomboy than I. I especially remember thinking that I looked and acted like a lady next to Jenny Grant.
            “I wonder if she begged her mother for a simple wedding and then running off for her honeymoon,” Melinda said. “Like you did.” She laughed.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Long Ride Home

Photo Friday is combining with Behind the Scenes for while. The new Behind the Scenes blog has plenty of photos on it, and some never-before-seen ones.

The Behind the Scenes for Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home is ready for viewing. Enjoy the CHARACTERS, the SETTINGS, the SNIPPET, and the ORIGINAL LONG RIDE HOME story.

Those of you who have been checking the blog on a regular basis will probably not find anything new over there. Feel free to comment on what else you would like to see, I might have missed a character or two. In order for it to be more of a surprise, I will create the pages for the next book, Dangerous Decision, but I won't activate the links until the next unveiling. Sorry! :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Character Quiz #1: Andrea Carter


A fun new giveaway on Andi's Blog.

Sadie S., an Andi fan, has come up with some character quizzes for the main Circle C characters. She wanted to know if Mrs. M was interested in posting them. Oh, yeah. They are fun. Even Mrs. M. wasn't sure about some of the answers without looking them up.

How well do you know Andrea Carter? That is the question for this first character quiz post.

Below are 20 questions. Sadie has generously created the quizzes as multiple choice. If you think this is too easy, hang on. The next one (about Chad) is super hard and you will be glad about the multiple choice! Trust me. And yes, you may look in the books to find the answers.

Send your answers to
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Number your answer, write the letter, and also your answer. Example: #51 C  a promise

In the event of ties between correct answers, a random drawing of the tie-winners will be conducted. And the prize for the winner? Taffy and a Circle C pen. How fun is that?

Now, on to the questions . . . Have fun!

Q1. Out of all of the Carter brothers, who does Andi consider to be her “favorite” brother?
A. Chad
B.  Justin
C.  Mitch

Q2. What is Andi’s least favorite dime novel? 
A.   The Outlaw Ranger 
B.    The Indian Captive
C.    Seminole Chief

Q3. What is Andi’s middle name?
A. Rose
B.  Elizabeth
C.  Grace

Q4. Out of all of her family, who is Andi most like?
A. Mother
B.  Melinda
C.  Chad

Q5. What’s Andi’s worst school subject?
A. Grammar
B.  Math
C.  History

Q6. Who was Andi named after?
A. Her aunt
B.  Her mother
C.  Her grandmother

Q7. When was Andi born?
A. May 20, 1868
B.  February 6, 1868
C.  April 14, 1868

Q8. Who was Andi’s first “pet”?
A. Pickles
B. Coco
C. Taffy

Q9. What barn chore is Andi responsible for when she is eleven-going-on-twelve years old?
A. Cleaning the stalls
B.  Feeding and watering the horses
C.  Grooming the horses

Q10. Who was Andi’s first friend?
A. Jack
B.  Riley
C.  Cory

Q11. What two languages does Andi speak fluently?
A. Spanish and Greek
B.  English and French
C.  English and Spanish

Q12. What are three of Andi’s favorite foods for supper?
A. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits/jam
B.  Roast beef, biscuits and gravy, sweet corn
C.  Trout, cornbread, peach cobbler

Q13. On which special “holiday” did Andi receive Taffy? 
      A. Her birthday
      B. Christmas Day 
      C. Thanksgiving Day

Q14. Who gave Andi her first pair of overalls? 
A. Mitch
B.  Riley
C.  Father

Q15. What are three of the many items inside Andi’s “treasure box?” 
A. Pressed flowers, a necklace, a Bible
B.  A horseshoe, a lock of Taffy’s mane, a snakeskin
C.  An eagle feather, a gold nugget, a rattle

Q16. Out of all the girls in her family, whom does Andi look the most like? 
A. Mother
B.  Katherine
C.  Melinda

Q17. What is Andi’s usual bedtime when she’s twelve years old?
       A. Nine o’clock
B. Eight o’ clock
C. Ten o’ clock

Q18. What is Andi forbidden to wear outside the ranch? 
      A. Overalls
      B. Bloomers 
      C. Trousers

Q19. What has Andi always longed to do? 
       A. Catch the biggest trout ever
B.  Win a race against Cory
C.  Go on a cattle drive

Q20. What is Andi’s favorite day of the week?
 A. Sunday
 B.  Tuesday
 C.  Saturday