Thursday, March 20, 2014

CAN Catch Us If You Can Scavenger Hunt Stop # 12

Catch Us If You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! Stop #12 Martha Rogers’ blog.

Welcome to the Catch Us If You CAN: Spring Savenger Hunt! We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase down the clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus free books, one from each participating CAN author!
2nd &3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N or CBD gift cards.

Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week!


Enjoy all 29 of the stops, each featuring a different CAN author.

Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP #1 and ending at Stop #29. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 29 stops, within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 03/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read the rules presented with each giveaway.

Welcome Hunters! It is my pleasure to introduce Gail Gaymer Martin to this stop.

Gail, I understand you had a favorite way to spend summer when you were a teen.
Yes, I loved picking up novels at the library and lying under a large tree in my front yard to read. It was a great way to avoid doing dishes, too.

You’re right about that. I’d tell you about my sister’s way to avoid that job, but that’s a story for another time.

Did you have a career or other work before you became a full-time writer?
Yes, I did. My first career was teaching English and public speaking at the high school and university levels and then I earned my master’s degree and worked as a counselor for 23 years.

How interesting. I also taught English at the high school and college levels.

One other interesting note, you said your teacher complimented your writing as a child.
Yes, my third grade teacher wrote on my report card, “Gail is a good writer.” It was almost fifty years later that my first novel was sold and published.


Gail's a multi-award winning novelist blessed with 54 contracted novels in three genre - romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She has nearly 4 million books in print. Gail is also the author of the Writers Digest book, Writing The Christian Romance. CBS local news named her one of the four best writers in the Detroit area.

Besides her book, Writing the Christian Romance for Writer’s Digest, Gail has a comprehensive blog on Writing Fiction on her website. http://www.gailgaymermartin.com
 Other places to find Gail:

Here’s a blurb from Gail’s latest novel, Rescued by the Firefighter which earned a 4 star review from Romantic Times.

Paula Reynolds is looking for a new job, a new home, a new everything—except for love. Determined not to repeat old mistakes, she's staying away from romance. She never counted on falling for handsome firefighter Clint Donatelli. Clint is used to saving lives, but with the beautiful Paula, he faces a challenge. Getting to know her is a daunting task, especially since he's just as wary of relationships. When he learns a stunning secret from her past, he must choose—to live the way he's always lived, or trust in a new love.




The Apple of His Eyes” appears in The British Brides Collection
Sarah Hampton is intrigued by the new gardener and orchard keeper for her father's cider apples. In a time of strong social rules, Sarah struggles against propriety and her mother’s determination for her  to find a proper husband, and pursues where her heart leads her despite her upbringing. Can John Banning keep this woman out of his mind and heart? The British Brides Collection includes 9 short romantic novels from varied novelists spanning over 500 years of history in the British Isles.
Thank you, Gail. It’s been a fun visit.

Wait! Before you go, I will have a drawing for my latest release, Love Finds Faith, for those who leave a comment for Stop #12. Be sure to leave your email address for contacting.

Wait! CAN hunter, before you go, be sure to copy down this clue: marketing for


59 comments:

  1. Your books look great! I'm especially interested in "The British Brides Collection"!

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    1. Hi Lora -I'm pleased you would like my novel. If you want to be in the drawing, head back to my stop #13 and follow the instructions to enter. If you do, I'd loge to have you in the drawing.

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  2. Hi, I'm not sure if this is open to people outside the US but I always enjoy Christian books so why not. Thanks for participating and offering the giveaway. kirsty.sanders@students.wits.ac.za

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  3. Loving the Scavenger Hunt! Thanks for the giveaway.

    andrea2russia at hotmail dot com

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  4. Hi Gail, I'm having so much fun with this Scavenger Hunt and it's so nice to be able to take my time. You're my last one for the day! I've met so many new authors on this hunt and your one of them. I'm excited to start reading your books and I think I'll start with "The British Brides Collection"

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    1. I'm not sure if you received my note - so I'll send it again. When you go to my site on #13, you'll find how you might be able to win one of my two new releases - The British Bride is One of Them. Head back to #13 if you've already been there and read about my giveaway at the bottom.

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  5. Glad you are all having fun. Wish each one of you could win.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! This is a really fun blog hop!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com
    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for sharing this fun scavenger hunt and the opportunity to be a winner!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  8. What a fun scavenger hunt. Nice to find new authors.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the opportunity of the giveaway. I would love to win your book. I've read great reviews about it.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Gail both of those books sounds great.
    angiey1974@hotmail.com

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  11. Gail, I love your novels...your teacher was right!!!

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Marianne, Thanks so much. I hope you signed up for the drawing on the #13.

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  12. Thanks for the chance! :D Ninjaspy13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Would love to win Love Finds Faith. I've not read your books but would like to try them. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Would totally love to read any of your books.

    Lovelybrowneyes84@gmail.com

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  15. Thank you for sharing! Love learning about Christian books & authors. Marilyn720@gmail.com

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  16. Oooh! Both books look so good!
    ~Lindsey Z.
    http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/
    booksforchristiangirls (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I am not sure if you are including internationals in this giveaway or not, but I thank you for the fun interview. Blessings...

    Celita (Italy)
    mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

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  18. Great hunt. I am enjoying it and it's always fun to win good books. I 'm from Pa. My email is momndad243at yahoo dot com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm enjoying this scavenger hunt so far.

    Courtney cclark207 (at) gmail.com

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  20. Thanks everyone is participating in the hunt. It's been fun to share all of these author's info with you, and I'm so pleased many of you are fans of our books already or pleased to get to know more Christian novelists. This new LI novel release is my 52nd book. Hard to believe I've been so blessed. You can check out my book page when you get to #13 and take a look. Even some self-published things with a new one coming out in a couple of months called Treasures Of Her Heart - a romance with mystery and a longer book. Can't wait to share it with everyone.

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  21. I read about 'Love finds faith' in the last blog for the scavenger hunt and it sounds so good! :) would love to win it!

    crazy.dog.lady2009@gmail.com

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  22. Hi Gail, I'm very impressed by your knowledge of writing and teaching!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. You're message is below. Your reply bottom wouldn't open. Oh well. Thanks and I told you I'll be teaching at ACFW this year in a continuity. I hope you can be there. Check it out at ACFW.com

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  23. Would love to read both of your books!! Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt.

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Hi Ladette, I hope you will. You have a chance to win one but you'll have to go back to #13 and follow the directions at the bottom and leave the info in your comment. So nice to have you participate in the Hunt event. Blessings.

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  25. Thanks, Jennifer. I love teaching. I taught high school and at the university for years and so it's in my blood, but I love most teaching writing since it's my love as is my faith. I'll be teaching a continuing workshop eat ACFW this year. Hope you can be there. Check it out at ACFW.com

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  26. This is so much fun, thanks for the chance!

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win. and playing in the hunt. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

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  28. This scavenger hunt is so fun, but my "to-read" list keeps growing and growing. thimbleluvr (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  29. This is so exciting! I am discovering so many new authors! Thank you for the giveaway!
    sylvesternator (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. So glad you're all having fun. It's nice to meet readers and to let you know about our novels. Authors are nothing without readers. You are important and we are grateful that you're here. Blessings.

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  31. I am very much enjoying this scavenger hunt! It is wonderful to meet more new authors. Thanks, also, for the extra giveaways as it lets more of us win.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  32. Your books all sound fantastically engaging--keep up the good work! ^^

    i c a e s t h e r (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m

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  33. Would love to win one of your books!

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  34. I would love to win a copy of your book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  35. Thanks for sharing and would love a chance to win.

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  36. Thanks for the great giveaway

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    1. You didn't leave a name or email address, and we need that so we can contact you.

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  37. Thanks for joining the hunt!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  38. Thanks everyone for dropping by and participating in our hunt. It's always fun to find new readers and give them an opportunity to read our books. Remember, responding on this blog will enter your name for a chance at my novel, LOVE FINDS FAITH. For a chance at a copy of Gail's books, go to her stop #13 and enter your name.

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  39. I haven't been able to read any of your books yet, but they sound wonderful!!

    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway....boy, I have a lot of books to read!! :)
    --Connie
    chendryx (at) nctv (dot) com

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  41. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm adding a lot of authors to my book list! kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. Hi Gail & Martha! Thanks so much for being part of this scavenger hunt! Although I've been itching to get my hands on Martha's Homeward Journey series since the first book came out last year, I've only just learned of Gail when I put The British Brides collection on my TBR list! I'm a sucker for firemen so guess what else is on my TBR list now?!?!
    kam110476(at)gmail(dot) com

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  43. I'm having a blast on the scavenger hunt. Thanks for being a part of it and for the chance to win your book.

    debbiewilder (at) comcast (dot) net

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  44. Thank you ladies for the wonderful interview and taking part in this fun Scavenger Hunt!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Enjoying the hunt and the chance to learn about some new authors and a little more about old friends. spmbooks@gmail.com

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  46. All of these books sound great --it's also neat to see how many authors haven't gone to school for it, but fell into it later in life. Thanks for the chance to win Martha Roger's book!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[[dot]edu

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  47. THANK you so much for a great and fun scavenger hunt and the opportunity to be a winner!! I love Gail Martin's books! I have friended her on FB, and subscribe to her blogs, etc. I love to read and would be happy with any book that I could win as all the writers are fabulous! I have certainly enjoyed all the interviews up to this point and look forward to the next 17...thanks again

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  48. I have not read your books yet but they look wonderful.. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  49. I am new to your books but would love to read them
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  50. Enjoying the hunt!! Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. The British Brides collection looks awesome! I'm loving the scavenger hunt. :)

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  52. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt. It is so much fun.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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