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Book-Signing Tour!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Beginning March 30, Barbour authors Mary Connealy, MaryLu Tyndall, Christine Lynxwiler, and I will be in Michigan for about a week for a book-signing tour. We’ve all been asked to get the word out to everyone we know who might possibly know someone in one of the cities where we’re scheduled to make an appearance. If you know anyone who lives near or will be in the area of any of the locations listed, please pass this along to them!

Beginning the Week of March 23, I’ll feature an interview with each of the authors whom I’ll be on tour with, as well as a post featuring everything I’ll be studying up on about book signings between now and then.

Click here for a PDF file of the following press release.


Date: March 3, 2009
Contact: Angie Brillhart
Phone: 740.922.6045, ext. 171

Barbour Authors to Begin Michigan Book Signing Tour

UHRICHSVILLE, OH—Barbour fiction authors Christine Lynxwiler, Kaye Dacus, Mary Connealy, and M. L. Tyndall will begin a Michigan book signing tour this spring that will includes stops at Family Christian Stores (Battle Creek) on March 30, Family Christian Stores (Holland) and Baker Book House (Grand Rapids) on March 31, Family Christian Stores (Grandville) on April 1, Jude 3 bookstore (Holland) on April 2, Family Christian Stores (Lansing and Kalamazoo) on April 3, and Family Christian Stores (Walker) on April 4. The signing tour will promote Lynxwiler’s new release The Reluctant Cowgirl (April 2009), Dacus’ recent release Stand-In Groom (January 2009), Connealy’s Gingham Mountain (February 2009), and Tyndall’s The Red Siren (January 2009). The authors will be on hand to mingle with customers and sign copies of these new releases as well as their other titles.

Lynxwiler’s The Reluctant Cowgirl finds actress Crystal McCord giving up the closeness of her big family in order to make a name for herself on the New York City stage. But when life in the Big Apple turns sour, she follows a country road back to her parents’ Arkansas ranch. The last thing she expects to find in cowboy country is a new leading man. Still, she can’t help but imagine handsome rancher Jeremy Buchanan in the role. Will the reluctant pair allow their hearts to guide them, or will their stubborn pride keep them miles apart? Christine Lynxwiler is an award-winning author and past president of American Christian Romance Writers. She has numerous novels and novellas published with Barbour, including Along Came a Cowboy, Alibis in Arkansas, Arkansas, Promise Me Always, and Forever Christmas. She and her husband, Kevin, along with their two daughters, four horses, and two dogs, live in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains in their home state of Arkansas. Visit her web site at

In Stand-In Groom, wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence and thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her dream quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman? George came to Louisiana to plan his employer’s wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancé when he’s so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers the truth? Kaye Dacus likes to say she writes “inspirational romance with a sense of humor.” She lives in Nashville and graduated from Seton Hill University’s Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. She is an active member and former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Her Stand-In Groom novel took second place in the 2006 ACFW Genesis writing competition. Check out her Web site at

In Gingham Mountain, Hannah Cartwright meets Grant, a disreputable-looking wrangler, and she’s determined to keep him from committing two orphan train children to hard labor on his ranch. How long will she have to play the role of schoolmarm before she gets a chance to rescue the children? Prudence, the town dressmaker, has designs on Grant. Will she succeed in securing his affections? As Grant struggles to run the ranch and raise six orphans, he finds love making tracks to his heart. Will he be caught in a web of deceit or lassoed by the love of one good woman? An award-winning author, Mary Connealy lives on a Nebraska farm with her husband and is the mother of four grown daughters. She writes plays and shorts stories, and is the author of two other novels, Petticoat Ranch and Calico Canyon. Also an avid blogger, Mary is a GED instructor by day and an author by night. For more information on Mary Connealy, visit her Web site at

In The Red Siren, Faith Wescott, a fiery redhead, is a lady by day and a pirate by night. How long can she maintain this dual identity before she’s caught red-handed? Dajon Waite, who scours the Carolina coast, expunging it of pirates and smugglers, is a more-than-capable captain in the British Royal Navy. But when asked to take on the guardianship of Faith and her two sisters, he finds himself in deep water. Having vowed to avoid women, what will he do when he begins falling for Faith? Can the all-consuming love of a godly captain redeem a not-so-ladylike pirate? M. L. (MaryLu) Tyndall dreamt of seafaring adventures during her childhood days in Florida. Her love of history and passion for story drew her to create the popular Legacy of the King’s Pirates series. Writing for more than twenty years, she lives on California’s coast with her husband and six children, where her imagination still surges with the sea. For more information, visit her website at

Get copies of The Reluctant Cowgirl, Stand-In Groom, Gingham Mountain, and The Red Siren and meet authors Christine Lynxwiler, Kaye Dacus, Mary Connealy, and M. L. Tyndall during their Michigan book signing tour. See the list below for times and complete location information for each book signing venue.

Christine Lynxwiler, Kaye Dacus, Mary Connealy, and M. L. Tyndall MICHIGAN BOOK SIGNINGS:

Monday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Family Christian Stores
Minges Brook Mall
5700 Beckley Road, Suite B-2
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Tuesday, March 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Family Christian Stores
3155 Westshore Drive
Holland, MI 49424

Tuesday, March 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Baker Book House
2768 Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Wednesday, April 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Family Christian Stores
Rivertown Center
3819 Rivertown Parkway SW, Suite 100
Grandville, MI 49418

Thursday, April 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jude 3
2279 North Park Drive, Suite 810
Holland, MI 49424

Friday, April 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Family Christian Stores
Jolly Cedar Plaza
5132 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911

Friday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Family Christian Stores
Westnedge Corners Shopping Center
4413 S. Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Saturday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Family Christian Stores
3343A Alpine Road NW
Walker, MI 49544


One Comment
  1. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:52 am

    What awesome authors to be signing with. Mary will likely keep you in stitches if she’s anything in real life like her books are.


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