Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Four New Writers Join The Diamond Mine in 2020

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Welcome readers! It's a brand new year, 2020, and it's an exciting time at the Diamond Mine. We are adding four new writers to our number. Please join us by welcoming our new members and stick around for our giveaway. It's a doozy!

Lyndee Jobe Henderson~
Lyndee Jobe Henderson started digging up history, literally, as a child while accompanying her father on archaeological expeditions. Growing up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, she moved to Illinois after college, trading the Laurel Ridge Mountains for the Illinois Prairie. Both locations take center stage in many of her stories. Years of research have influenced her characters, giving authenticity to the voices of a by-gone era. The Illinois Center for the Book recognizes Henderson as an Illinois History Author.

Lyndee Henderson’s writing has garnered multiple awards including WisRWAs FabFive, Oklahoma Romance Writers Finally a Bride and semifinalist in American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis contest.

She is author of three history related non-fiction books.

Jackie Layton~
Jackie Layton writes cozy mysteries.  The series she's working on now is A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery Series. Book one is entitled Accounting for Trouble and it will release  in the spring of 2020. 

She's a member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime and the Guppies Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She's also a member of the Kiss of Death Chapter in Romance Writers of America. 

Jackie Layton's writing has garnered several awards including The Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence for Unpublished Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense 2014 Second Place for Kentucky Deadly and  Faith, Hope, & Love 2016 Touched by Love Award 1st Place Long Contemporary Category for Sealed by Love. She also won the 25th Annual Fabulous Five Contest Second Place Inspirational Category for Sealed by Love 2016 and the Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers 2016 Second Place for Sealed by Love.

Twitter: @Joyfuljel

Kathleen L. Maher~

Kathleen L. Maher’s first literary crush was Peter Rabbit, and she’s had an infatuation with books and fictional heroes ever since. Her most recent novella, “Something Old, Something New” came out in October 2019 in Barbour’s school teacher collection Lessons on Love. Her indie series Sons of the Shenandoah includes The Abolitionist’s Daughter (2018) and The Chaplain’s Daughter (2019). Her novella “Love Brick by Brick” released in Barbour’s 2018 Victorian Christmas Brides collection, featuring her hometown of Elmira, NY. 
Her debut historical “Bachelor Buttons” came out in 2013. She won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Award in 2012. Kathleen and her husband raised their three children in an old farmhouse in upstate NY, along with a small zoo of pets.

As a child, Renette Steele found little pleasure in reading but did like to write. It was only in her late 20's, words hooked her from the pages of a book, and she discovered reading was fun, not tedious. Today, you rarely see Renette without a novel held within her fingers, but not merely for relaxation. Long-time alpha and beta reader for best-selling authors such as Karen Kingsbury, Mary Manner, Renee Blare, and many others. A lover of short-stories, Renette loves to pen them and enter online contests to improve her writing skills and has managed to win one or two.
You’ll find her on many adventures traversing the highways of the Rocky Mountains from Idaho to Colorado with her hubby, visiting her five grand-loves. When they return to their home in Montana, she’ll crack her knuckles and return to her short stories and devotionals . . . Which prayerfully are bringing honor to her Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ, our Lord.


We are so blessed to have these four ladies join us here at the Diamond Mine. But we also sincerely appreciate our faithful subscribers. So, to show our appreciation, we are giving away a Barnes & Noble e-gift card to one lucky subscriber. If you'd like to be included in the drawing, it isn't too late. Click on the upper right-hand corner where it says "Subscribe to the Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction by Email," and you will be entered in to win a $25 gift card. Thanks for reading and tune in every Wednesday for a new Christian author and a new giveaway!


Jackie Layton said...

Thanks for welcoming me to The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction. I'm excited to be part of this group.

Happy New Year!

Renette Steele said...

Thank you for having me.
Looking forward to the many blessings.
Praying to be able to bless a few of you as well.

Lyndee Henderson said...

I'm grateful to start the new year as a contributing member of The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction. May His words guide all of us in 2020!

Kathleen L. Maher said...

Happy new year Peggy and everyone! I am so happy to have been invited here. I look forward to getting to know the others and watching the Lord move through our stories.

Sherida Stewart said...

Fun to see some familiar faces here! *waving to Jackie* Blessings to all the authors for spreading the light of Christian fiction as we celebrate the beginning of 2020!

Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Yay Jackie!!! I look forward to reading this blog in the New Year!