Christian Author Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt from Winged Publications Authors

Scavenger Hunt

Below, you will find a list of questions. One answer can be found at the author’s website or author page (link provided). The other can be found within the mentioned book. Spend some time browsing the pages to find your answers.

This hunt will run through the entire month of May.

When you have your answers, send them to A winner will be drawn on June 1, 2016. US ONLY!

First prize is a Kindle, generation 7 with WiFi and the listed eBooks.
The Nosy Neighbor series by Cynthia Hickey
Mainely Mysteries, by Susan Page Davis.
Murder Under the Mistletoe by Debby Mayne
Desert Duet by Debra E. Marvin
An Indian Paintbrush Summer by Julie Pollitt
Lamp in Darkness by Colleen L. Reece
Her Candy Cane Christmas by Bonnie Engstrom
Operation Scarlet Carnation by Jennifer AlLee
Women in Peril by Birdie L. Etchison
Garden of Love by Martha Rogers
Desert Desperate by Dana Mentink
The Seekers by The Cuffe sisters
Apple Blossom Daze by Gail Gaymer Martin
Montana Skies by Mary Alford
Orange Blossom Café by T.I. Lowe
Early Birds by Janetta Fudge-Messmer
The Case of the Bouncing Grandma by Alice K. Arenz
The Cross divider by Richard Thompson
Dressed for Death by Darlene Franklin
Bitterroot Bride by Angela Breidenbach
This Side of Heaven by Diane Dean White
Hawthorn Hope by Helen Gray

Second prize is an eBook of the boxed set of Cynthia Hickey’s Nosy Neighbor Series.

Third prize is Anything For a Mystery, the first book in the Nosy Neighbor series. For a tie, we will have a drawing.

Author Susan Page Davis:
Question: What state was Susan born in?
Book: The Reliable Cowboy (in the Christmas Mail Order Angels collection) Question: What was Isabelle’s deceased husband’s first name?

Author Dana Mentink:
In what year did Dana win the Women on Writing Flash Fiction contest?
Book question: In the Up Finny’s Nose series, how did the town of Finny get its name?

From the Cuffe Sisters:
Where do the Cuffe sisters live?
What’s the name of the young slave boy who keeps Lawrence Wainwright out of trouble in The Seekers?

Author Martha Rogers:
Question: Who is with me in a picture sharing our books at ICRS?
From the book, Garden of Love: What advice did Mrs. Benson give Carrie regarding her love for Landon?

Author Anita Higman:
website link:
Question from site: What is spanning across the top of my website?
Question from the novel, A Question of Destiny. What is the heroine given that changes her life?

Author: Cynthia Hickey:
How many children does Cynthia have?
What is Stormi Nelson’s occupation? (From Anything For A Mystery)

Author Alice K. Arenz:
On Alice K. Arenz’s website, what does the “home” button look like?
Question on Alice K. Arenz’s novel An American Gothic: What’s the name of the book the lead character, Lyssie, is writing?

Author J. Carol Nemeth:
FB page link:…
A question that someone has to go to the site to find: What is the name of my debut novel?
A question from your book: What’s the name of Jessica Montgomery’s new friend and co-worker?

Author Colleen Reece:
Question: “What and when was Colleen L. Reece’s first writing success?”

Question: from Shepherd of Love Mystery Romance Book One, A Lamp in Darkness. “What are the names of the five nurse friends who
star in the series? Which departments do they work in?

Meet me at:

Author Debby Mayne:
My website:
Question from my website: What type of tips does Debby offer on her website?
Question from my Summer Walsh series: Where was Summer Walsh a police detective before she decided to get out of law enforcement?

Author Debra Marvin:
Question: What state do I love writing about?
Question: In what year does my novella Desert Duet take place?
Author Carrie Fancett Pagels: is my website.
Q from website — How many covers does Carrie have on her Press Kit page and which one is your favorite?
Q from The Steeplechase — Where was this 1810 story set?
Author Jennifer Collins Johnson:
My website is
Question: In the book Help Wanted: A Bluegrass Bride Cade was a young teen the first time he saw Emilie, who was just a child herself. What was she doing when he saw her?

Author Debra Ullrick:
Where is it posted on my website that “I’m Getting A Book Contract”?
Question from the book, Say it with Roses: Who is Lulu and what breed is she?

Author Lucy Thompson:
Question for the site:
What do lamingtons, pavlova, Vegemite, and Lucy Thompson all have in common?
Question from my book:
How many brothers does Beau, the hero from Mail Order Surprise, have?

Author: Janetta Messmer:

Question from website: What was the name of Janetta’s Bed & Breakfast?

Question from book: What restaurant do the Early Birds frequent?

Author Julie Pollitt:
“What picture shows up next to ‘Welcome Friends?'”
In the book, An Indian Paintbrush Summer, what state did Millie and Buck grow up in?
Q. If you were going steady, what was the matching color yarn the girls thought would be cool to wear on his school ring, that matched their sweater?

Author Diane Dean White:
If you were going steady, what was the matching color yarn the girls thought would be cool to wear on his high school ring to match their sweater? From, Evening in Paris, Tangerine Lipstick and Sandra Dee.
Q. What kind of bird scolded and then serenaded his approval during Brett’s marriage proposal in Diane’s book, THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN?

Author Birdie Etchison:
Birdie Etchison Writer is the website.
Look for: Laughter is the Sunbeam of the Soul
From Wind in the Pines Mountain Music, Book II
Question: Where is Snowy Lane and why is Audrye going there?
Author Debra Lynn Collins:
Question one: On my website’s home page what drink is mentioned?
Question two: In Camellia’s Smile there are two dogs in the story. Moe is the name of one of the dogs. What is the name of the other one

Author Sherri Stewart:

My blog is my author page is
Book question from Stranded with Pearls: What’s the name of the Italian restaurant where Gracie enjoys a romantic meal with Trey?
Blog site or author page: What suspense novel is compared to a ride on a roller coaster?
Author Linda Johnson:
Question from website: Name one of the national tv shows where Linda appeared?
Question from Forget Me Not: What is the name of the fishing lodge Kate is hired to promote?

Author Trish Perry:
At what profession was I horrible in my past?
From the book Under the Dogwood Tree: What crime does Bernadette discover at her boyfriend’s company gala?

Author Helen Brown Gray:

A question from the website:
For what line did Helen write before becoming an independent author?

A question from a book:
River Town Romance contains what two novellas?
Author Candice Prentice:
Question from my website:
What certification did I recently complete that has nothing to do with writing?
Question from Murder in the Milkcase:
What gift did Trish Cunningham receive from her husband in Murder in the Milkcase?

Author Niki Turner:
Website link:
Question: What is the name of my blog?
Book Question: What kind of fancy German ski wax does Ruby need to order?

Author Anne Greene:
My website address:
A question from my website: What is the name of the second book on Anne’s home page?
A question from A Christmas Belle: Why did Amanda need a husband?

Author Mary Alford:
Your website link or blog:
A question from the website: How many books does Mary currently have published?
A question from your book: What town is Cara Stevens from?

Author Angela Breidenbach:
Your website link:
A question from the website: What year was my grandpa’s antique Bible published?
From a book, Bitterroot Bride, from American State Flower series:
What did Emmalee Warren need to learn to survive?

Author Anne Greene

Author Darlene Franklin
Question from website: How many states has Darlene lived in?
Gunfight at Grace Gulch: When was the town of Grace Gulch founded?

Author Jennifer AlLee

Website question: In what city was Jennifer born?
Book Question: In Operation Scarlet Carnation, what is Harold extremely allergic to?

Author T.I. Lowe
Website T. I. Lowe
Question for website.
While sipping a cup of coffee, you may discover a life lesson from who?

Orange Blossom question.
What prank ended up costing Aiden $500?

Author Gail Gaymer Martin
Question: What two subscriptions are available on Gail’s home page?

Question; In Romance By Design: How many brothers does Morgan have?

Author Bonnie Engstrom
Who was the teacher who said I could be a good writer if only I would learn how to spell?

Her Culinary Catch
What was Connie’s cat’s name?

Author Patty Smith Hall
Question–What book is listed second on the books page of her website?

Question from His Cherokee Rose–What item did Aunt Lucille take with her to the hospital?


How much fun are those questions?! Happy hunting! 🙂

It’s the little things…

It’s the little things that make up our lives.

Little choices.

Little words.

Little actions…

and little known results.

Song of Songs 2:15

15 Catch for us the foxes,
the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
our vineyards that are in bloom. NIV 1984

Last night one of my daughters decided to be helpful. She took the pumpkin pie out of the oven and scooped out all the filling. She put it into containers and then put it in the fridge. I came into the kitchen and freaked out a bit. My lovely pumpkin pie was ruined. 😦 I yelled and sent her to bed.

Then cleaned up the mess and thought about why she did that… thought about her heart motive. Shame-faced, I realized she had taken out the filling so she could put the pie in the fridge without it being too hot and cracking the glass shelves.

Oh. I felt bad. Really bad. My thoughtless words had crushed her spirit. My little choices, little words could and did have a big impact on her.


I apologized. Hugged. Prayed. Made things right.

 Little actions.

But what about when we are adults and other people don’t say sorry, or make restitution? What then?

Should I hold onto that hurt, that anger until they apologize? After all, they are the ones in the wrong, not I.

In a perfect world this could happen. The world we live in is sinful and broken, and for some people it would be a cold day in hell before they’d even dream of saying, “Sorry.”

A quote that I love says: “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


Sometimes the other person is totally oblivious to the hurt and pain they have caused. The only person being hurt by my unforgiveness is… myself.

I have learned the best way to deal with hurts is give them to God. Sounds cliche? Yes, but it works. I tell my heavenly Father that I’m hurting (acknowledge the hurt), ask Him for help to forgive, say the words out loud (ie: “I forgive you, MaryBeth for spreading that lie about me.”) and then carry on. Sometimes I might need to repeat this several times, but when I look back on a hurtful situation the sting is gone and just the scar remains.

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV1984)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

I owe God a far bigger debt than the person who has wronged me.

What about you? Have you thought about how you deal with hurts? Is there somebody who has hurt you? Or is there somebody that you need to say sorry to? Ask God for help, he’s always listening… and sooner is always better than later. 🙂

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