Volume 5, Issue 4
|THE JANE CONTEST
The "Jane Contest" seems to be one of
the most popular parts of my newsletter, so this month it gets
star treatment by being the first feature.
Before we look at the new
contest, let me give a warm congratulations to the winner of the
(And the winner
me your full mailing address so I can get a book out to
Last Question Was:
Jane Austen heartily disapproved
of which Queen, and why?
Jane Austen heartily disliked
Queen Elizabeth I, because she had her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots,
imprisoned in the Tower and eventually beheaded.
NEW CONTEST (October)
If Jane Austen were alive today,
I think she'd find the blogging epidemic utterly irresistible.
She'd have her own blog, of course, and perhaps even more than
contest is for you to decide what Jane would call her
Unlike past months, there is no
"right" or "wrong" answer, so all of you can participate! You don't
need to have read her books, and you certainly don't need to be an
expert on Jane. I'm looking for something impish or fun, and
perhaps with the flavor of her time period.
Have fun and send me your
ideas! You may send in as many as you like, but since it isn't a
matter of being the first to write in (as in past months), there
will be a deadline: October
So, come up
with a blog title for Jane. The winner will win their choice of
any of my three books, along with an autographed mini-poster of the
Send your entries to Linore (at) LinoreRoseBurkard (dot)com. Good luck!
Here I am (center) with two of
my lovely sisters, Christine (left) and Karen (right). They joined
me in Florida when I went to the IRCC Awards Meeting in July.
My second book, THE HOUSE IN GROSVENOR SQUARE tied for second place
in the Long Historical category. The IRCC (Inspirational Reader's
Choice Contest) is held annually by the Faith, Hope and Love
Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Thank you readers, for
choosing my book and taking it to second place! This was the first
time Karen, Chris and I vacationed together and we had a blast. My
13 year old was with us, too. I think she had more fun than any of
I had a summer of travel,
visiting family, picking up an award for my second book (see
above), surviving the giant wave pool at Disney, sweating in a
Dutch village in Holland, Michigan, and more!
In between all of the above, I also finished a new book, which I
know many of you are patiently waiting for. Say a prayer that my
agent lands a publisher for it right away, and you could be holding
it in your hands within a year.
(I can dream, right? Hey, all things are possible with God, even in
the slow business of book publishing!)
May Have Won...
I've been remiss in not announcing book winners for months, for
which I sincerely apologize. If you've signed up for the newsletter
sometime within the last five
months, check the list below for your EMAIL! You may have
won a book.
To receive your book:
Send me an email with your full name and mailing address, and
please specify which of the two books, below, you would like to
receive for your prize.
PS: April winners--have I heard from you? The April subscriber
If you didn't get your free book yet, please contact me via email,
at the above address. You'll be glad you did.
you own a Kindle? A Sony Nook?
If not, don't fret: Amazon offers free "Kindle for PC" software, so
that you can read Kindle books on your
pc. Other providers are beginning to do the same.
THIS WEEK I
found the following ebooks for FREE on Amazon for the Kindle. (If
you don't have a Kindle, your ebook reader may be able to transpose
a Kindle ebook.) To get these ebooks, go to Amazon (the Kindle
store) and enter these titles in the search box.:
Song, Alice Wisler,
Bible, God's Word
translation, Baker Pub.
Mrs.Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, Sharon Lathan
Prelude, Song of Alaska,
Book 1, Tracie Peterson
I've picked up the habit of checking about once a week for new
Kindle promotions. I've got a lot of GREAT books this way. I don't
take everything that's offered--but there have been a lot of good,
clean books offered free on a promotional basis that I'm thrilled
to get; as well as old classics I'd never heard of before.
(Such as the book I'm reading right now, Lady Audley's Secret. It's
Finally, I would be remiss not to remind ebook readers that my first two
books are available in Kindle format, too! I expect that the third,
The Country House
Courtship, will show up there one of these days as
Fair at New Boston,
month I ushered in the fall by going to an American Revolutionary
War Fair. To my delight, people came in costume not only from that
time period, but from the Regency!
I took scads of photos, which you can view by going Here. (This newsletter would
take some of you about an hour to download if I posted them all
inside it, which is why you need to go to my blog to view the
PS: These people, above, were so
nice! The woman in yellow shared with me that her daughter
had read and loved my books. That was an added delight.
WEBINAR with Linore
had such a great time at the last Greater Harvest Workshops
event in July, that we've decided to bring the next event to
That's right! Instead of holding our winter workshop here in Ohio,
we're going to do a one-time online WEBINAR, which means that you
can come no matter where you live.
Donna Shepherd and I are still
busy working out the details, but rest assured that like our other
events, we'll have an appealing mix of relevant topics for writers
and speakers such as:
Improving Your Platform
Promoting Your work
How to Write the Novel Inside You
How to Write Children's Books
Self Publishing: Should I or Shouldn't I?
And many more.
If you have ever felt the call to write, lead, or speak, Greater Harvest Workshops will
With the collective wisdom of experienced, successful authors,
GHWs offer the know-how and shortcuts to move you forward with your
God given gift of using words.
To make sure you don't miss the announcement of our first WEBINAR,
hop over NOW and get on the mailing list for Greater
Harvest. You can be closer to reaching your goals in 2011! Just
click the "follow" the blog and you'll be on our notification
(And while you're there, enjoy some pictures of our past events.
PS: It's going to be exciting and encouraging, so sign up now
and we'll contact
you when the details and date are ironed out.
a great regency (informative) blog--and this
author is a subscriber, so be sure to visit and browse!
2. Need some great reading suggestions? Or maybe you just like to
see beautiful book covers--either way, check out this page and be
dazzled. : )
3.Read an article I wrote recently for newer writers, "Starting Out
Strong," for the SeriouslyWrite blog.
4. Here's a brand new blog
for YOUNG ADULT fiction. (Give them an alternative to Twilight!) "It's all about teens
and the books they love!"
5. Regency titles and forms of address are always confusing to
newer writers (even we published authors get confused sometimes!)
so go here for a brief primer, or
to brush up.
6. One reader reviewed two of my books on her blog and sent me the
link--see what she thinks HERE.
7. THIS WEEK ONLY: Leave a
comment on this blog and you could win
a book. No contest entry required!
This month I offer you a great selection of fall/Autumn bookmarks,
letter templates, and more. They come from Susan Kistler, who distributes a wonderful
array of graphics on a continual basis to anyone on her list. If
you like this sort of thing, subscribe to her mailing list and
you'll get millions and zillions (more graphics than you ever knew
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To subscribe, shoot her an email (click her name, above) and put
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Until next time, I wish you cheerful reading, and real-life happy
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|"The verdict is in and I loved it!
"Enchanting. Jane Austen
Dina L. Sleiman
"Absolutely loved it!"
View the Trailer--
A young Miss Beatrice Forsythe runs into conflict when her
heart's desire for a husband runs counter to what she knows in her
head is best.
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bittersweet! I just finished The
Country House Courtship and I do believe it is my
Tammi Ector Fisse
(Random Peeks At My Email)
wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVED your books. The
detail was great! I find some Christian writing to be too preachy,
but I liked the way you introduced scriptural concepts. The
extensive research you did made the book come alive!
I am going through withdrawals now that I've finished the series!!
Will you be writing more such books? ... Thank you for sharing your
gift of writing!
Carol A. Tyler
I just left your website - it is wonderful! I subscribed to your
newsletter while there. Thank you for providing the link for blog
tools, I really appreciate it.
Blessings to you,
I am so enjoying reading "Before the Season Ends!" I snatch a
few moments here and there betwixt diaper changing, my graphic
design work and church duties. What a pleasure it has been to read
your charming story that captures my imagination and transports me
back to my own visit to London a few years ago.
...I find your writing most refreshing... so much so that I'm
limiting myself to a few pages a day to prolong the
Many blessings to you and your family.
Just to let you know I am reading your books, and they are
I can't quite decide whether you have spent a lot of time in
England or done your homework - but you have done really
I just finished The Country House
Courtship. It was excellent! I wanted to read it one
chapter at a time over a period of several days in order to enjoy
it as long as possible - but I couldn't put it down and ended up
reading it in one day instead. Will there be a fourth book in the
The details in all of your books really make them come to
I have read all three of your books and am fascinated by them.
Their plots and history are so intertwined.
Please release a 4th book as soon as possible and let me know
the title so I may purchase it.
A devoted fan
Clara Mae Hudgins
Mini-Conference in Florence, KY
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