Catch Us If You CAN Scavenger Hunt

THANK YOU for stopping by. The Scavenger Hunt is now over and winners are being contacted. I hope you might be one of them. Please feel free to click on the logo below to take you to the list of participating authors and enjoy their websites and books.

We do have a winner here! CONGRATS to Lindsey Z who said, “I really want to become an O.T. (Occupational Therapist) and go to China to work with orphans. :) ” Lindsey, I wish you much success and hope that you get to follow your dream.

Again, thank you all for participating. It’s been a grand time, and you’ve all been troopers!

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WELCOME!

We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble or Amazon, PLUS 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author!

2nd & 3rd Prized: $50 Amazon, B&N, or CBD gift certificate!

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. If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in at the resource page here.

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 the 29 stops) within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue unless you are notified by 03/29/24.

Sorry, but 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 rules presented with each giveaway.

Ready for some fun? Please welcome my guest, Sharon Srock!

GUEST SHARON SROCK

304415_431979226861156_966184177_nI’m thrilled to introduce you to my guest for the hunt. Sharon Srock is a fellow Okie – how cool is that? We met at a book signing in Oklahoma City a few years ago, and she is as delightful as the stories she writes.  Twenty five years ago, Sharon cut her writer’s teeth on Star Trek fiction, but today she writes inspirational novels of ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. She lives in central Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. Sharon would love for you to connect with her on her website, FaceBook, Goodreads, or Pinterest.

Her books include: The Women of Valley View: Callie and The Women of Valley View: Terri, both of which are currently available. The Women of Valley View: Pam will release in early 2014.

To introduce readers to her writing, Sharon has a couple of freebies you don’t want to miss!

Free PDF (Read Only) : MEET THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW

Free Novella: FOR MERCIE’S SAKE

The book that goes into the Catch Me If You Can hunt basket is The Women of Valley View: Callie

The Women of Valley View: Series Overview

Sometimes a woman needs another woman to lean on, to draw strength from, to share her secrets with. Someone who knows the dark moments of her past and loves her anyway. Someone to tell her the truth, even when it stings. Someone to pray for her. Someone to remind her that God still loves her. That’s what THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW do best. Women with careers and women who stay at home. Wealthy, middle class, young and old and everything in between. Women raising their families alonside of empty nesters. Women with dreams for their futures and hurts that haunt their past. THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW, sisters of the heart, bound together by the ties of “forever family.”

The Women of Valley View: Callie

perf5.500x8.500.inddThree dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all.

Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.

Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.

Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

 

Carla, here! Thank you, Sharon, for sharing about your books and being my guest on Those Were The Days. Your stories fit right in. And THANK YOU, readers and hunters who’ve joined Sharon and me. Ready to continue?

Before you leave my page, write down STOP #3 CLUE: of the

Got it? Wait!

Special Giveaway from me:

STEWART_SweetDreams_cvrSM-1In addition to adding my novel Sweet Dreams to the Hunt Basket, I’m offering Sweet Dreams as a separate giveaway to those who comment here and tell me one thing you’ve always dreamed of doing and haven’t done yet (Think “Bucket List”). You can even get your name in the hat twice if you like my FaceBook author page (and leave comment that you did).

This giveaway available for US and CANADA residents only.

Love you, dear readers, and am so happy to have to visit.

 

NOW, proceed to Sharon Srock’s site HERE for Stop #4 and to learn about another CAN (Christian Author Network) author and get your next clue.

Good luck and God Bless!

 

 

 

248 Comments

  1. Lauren
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to visit England!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Lauren, I’ve been once and going back is on my bucket list! Hope you make it.

  2. Sharon Srock
    Mar 21, 2014

    Carla, thanks for having me this week during the hunt. I’m looking forward to visiting with your readers as they chase down our clues.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Isn’t this fun, Sharon! Thanks for being my guest here.

  3. Connie Brown
    Mar 21, 2014

    Thanks for having us this week. I downloaded the pdf and got you book from Amazon. Now I have to read them. I’m looking forward to it. I liked your facebook page.

    • sharon srock
      Mar 21, 2014

      CONNIE, I hope you enjoy both downloads. I’d love to hear your thoughts when you’ve finished.

  4. Connie Brown
    Mar 21, 2014

    I forgot to tell you about my bucket list. One of the things on my list is to fly. I’ve never been on a plane and I want to. Hopefully someday I will get the chance.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Connie – that’s a great thing to have on your bucket list! Hope you get the chance someday soon.

  5. Julie
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’d love to place your book in our church library. Thank you.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Julie, that would be lovely!

  6. Andrea Williams
    Mar 21, 2014

    My hubby and I have always wanted to take a driving tour of the American Northwest!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Me, too, Andrea. It’s one of several sections of the country I’ve not explored. Happy Trails!

  7. Britney Adams
    Mar 21, 2014

    Thank you for this fun opportunity! Visiting all 50 states is on my bucket list and I have 15 to go!

    I have liked your FB page!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Wow, Britney! You’re quite a traveler. Hope that you get to cross a few more off soon. Thx for liking my FB page.

  8. Heather Olsen
    Mar 21, 2014

    Since a young girl, I have always wanted to go on a Cruise. Someday . . .

    I LIKED you on facebook.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      A cruise sounds wonderful at the end of this dreary winter. Hope your someday is soon :-) Thx for liking my FB page.

  9. Emma
    Mar 21, 2014

    I have liked your FB page!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks, Emma!

  10. Sereina
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to visit the Caribbean or the Bahamas on a cruise. That’s pretty much my dream vacation at the moment. :)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Where would we be without our dreams? So hoping that you get to go on that cruise!

  11. Emma
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would like to visit England.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Emma, I got to go once and would dearly love to go back. I keep saying this is the year. Who knows? Maybe it will be yours.

  12. Noelle the dreamer
    Mar 21, 2014

    Wow Carla, I imaginedyou no longer had the opportunity to add to your blog and glad to see it is not the case (no facebook/twitter for me so this is the only way to keep abreast of news).
    I will add Sharon Srock to my list of authors to check out, thank you.
    Happy Spring and all the best to you and yours,

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      So nice to see you here, Noelle. Blogging has taken a back seat while I’m furiously writing the next book. I have some exciting guests coming up so hopefully you’ll be seeing more of me here. Happy Spring to you, too!

  13. Jackie McNutt
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would like to take a road trip by myself to see different places.
    I liked your F B page
    mcnuttj (at)rocketmail(dot)com

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Jackie, you must be a brave soul. However, I do like driving by myself sometimes – always have. Where would you go? Thx for liking my FB page.

  14. Lora Schultze
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to put together a book for those serving in Women’s Ministry. A compilation of Women’s Event Ideas. It would include Themes, Decoration ideas, Devotional passages, Menus, etc.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Lora, what a wonderful idea! I hope that your pursue your dream. I know women’s ministry groups would love a resource like that. Blessings.

  15. Anne Payne
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to visit England or Ireland. Shoot, just put me on a European tour! I’m a fan on your FB page :)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh yes, anywhere in Europe would be fantastic, wouldn’t it? Thanks for being a faithful follower on FB. Have fun in the hunt!

  16. Shirley Davidson
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would like to have a larger place (to live) and be able to take in rescued birds. The smaller variety as I know I could handle them I have a male and female cockatiel right now, one is from a rescue place. Thank you so much for being a part of the Scavenger Hunt. I’ve done these before and have had so much fun meeting new authors.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Shirley, what a wonderful dream. I love that you have a heart for hurting animals. Have fun on the hunt!

  17. Shirley Davidson
    Mar 21, 2014

    So sorry, I forgot, I liked your FB page!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks!

  18. Donita Corman
    Mar 21, 2014

    I liked your FB page. Looking forward to interacting

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks! These hunts are really fun. Hope you make some great new author friends.

  19. Penny
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to go to New York and see Manhattan and Times Square. I love to read books about days gone by and am glad I was introduced to you through this scavenger hunt. I also liked you Facebook page and look forward to getting to know you better and see what you’re up too.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      New York! Love it. My husband and I just went last fall and had so much fun. Central Park was my favorite, but we did several tours and miles and miles of walking. Wear comfy shoes. Thanks for liking my FB page, and I hope you enjoy my books.

  20. ~Angie~
    Mar 21, 2014

    Sounds kind of wild but I’ve always wanted to go on one of those ropes that swing you across a cliff or something, basically an extreme zip line. Love the idea for your book “Sweet Dreams,” would it be okay reading for a high-schooler or is it more for adults?

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh, Angie. That makes my heart stop. NO WAY am I doing that, but I hope you get to. Sweet Dreams is classified as Adult fiction, but I have readers as young as ten who’ve read my books and thought they were historical (to them, they are). To adults, they’re a look back at our childhoods. All of my books are suitable for young and old. Thanks so much for your interest.

  21. Sara Johns
    Mar 21, 2014

    What fun this is! I have a pretty large bucket list but at the top is going on a trip to Ireland. I hope I get the change to do it someday!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh, wouldn’t that be fun? I’ve not been, either, and would love to go. Enjoy the hunt!

  22. Jen L.
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to take a cruise. Hope to be able to someday…maybe after the kidlets are grown! :)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      A cruise sounds wonderful and a nice reward for surviving parenthood!

  23. Jen L.
    Mar 21, 2014

    I liked your facebook page!!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thank you.

  24. Joan
    Mar 21, 2014

    Would like to travel to New England states

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      New England appeals to me, too. I’ve only been to a couple of states there. There’s so much history and the scenery would be wonderful (especially in the fall!). Thanks for coming along on the hunt!

  25. Brittany Keating
    Mar 21, 2014

    Something on my bucket list is to visit Prince Edward Island!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh, take me with you, okay? I hope you do get to go someday! Blessings!

  26. Brittany Keating
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve also liked your FB page…thanks!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thank you!

  27. Stephanie
    Mar 21, 2014

    Loved reading on Karen’s post about the photo shoot for the cover of Sweet Dreams!

    Something I’ve always dreamed of doing? Being a NICU ‘cuddler!’ Maybe I’ll get the chance as my kids grow older and I have more free time!

    Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the fun scavenger hunt!!

    Stephanie
    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks, Stephanie! I just wish I could have been there when they did the photo shoot.

      Oh, how sweet would that be to sit and cuddle babies all day. Since I have a new grand on the way, I’ve been thinking a LOT about babies lately.

      Have fun on the hunt!

  28. Carole
    Mar 21, 2014

    My dream is to live in a cottage on the coast of Maine with a lighthouse in view through its picture window. I’ve always loved lighthouses, probably going back to when I first heard the gospel song, “The Lighthouse.” Tempest, rescue, Jesus, Light of the World – it’s all there.

    Carla, I loved Chasing Lilacs and Broken Wings. You have a gift for characterization and engaging emotions. I also liked your FB page, and would love for you to like mine: https://www.facebook.com/ThePowerofWordsBookReviews

    I would love to review and help publicize your books!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Carole, we must be kindred spirits. I love lighthouses, too, and finally had to tell my kids to quit giving them to me as I didn’t have room! I’ll come visit you when you get that cottage in Maine, okay???? Thanks so much for your kind words. I will message you about reviews if that’s all right. I’m off to Like your page. Thanks so much!

  29. Connie Price
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to see New York City-the tall buildings,the traffic,the people-all of the things that make NYC what it is!!!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      I love New York, Connie. You have to visit to truly appreciate it all the life that’s there. I hope you get to go soon!

  30. Marilyn Medley
    Mar 21, 2014

    Thank you for participating in this! I love Christian fiction & the chance to meet authors. I look forward to building my reading list w new books.

    My “to-do” list includes an international mission trip someday. I’ve been in many in the US but also want to venture out when my kids are old enough to come with us!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      So glad to have you along on the hunt, Marilyn! I hope you’re able to make an international mission trip – I’m in awe of how it can bond families who go together. God Bless! And happy reading!

  31. amyc
    Mar 21, 2014

    I hope to travel to Northern Ireland to meet my aunts, uncles, and cousins. Of course, while I’m there, I would have to visit the other British Isles.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      How fun that you have family in Ireland. I hope you get to go and meet them, and like you say . . . visit the other countries while you’re there. Thanks for coming along on the hunt!

  32. Rachel Koppleberger
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’d love to someday visit several of the National (and State) Parks. I love hiking, but don’t get to do that very often.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      I’m blown away by all the exciting and adventurous ideas you all have. Yes, we have such great National Parks – I love the ones in Colorado. I’m a wimpy hiker, but do love to feel nature in all its glory. I hope you have many wonderful adventures!

  33. Rachel Koppleberger
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’d love to someday visit several of the National (and State) Parks. I love hiking, but don’t get to do that very often.

    Also, I liked your facebook page.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks, Rachel! We are blessed to have so many great national parks. While I’m not much of a hiker, I do love the sights and sounds and smells of the wilderness. God Bless.

  34. Barbara Thompson
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to visit where the Amish live. I have respect for people that can value their beliefs and morals from generation to generation.

    Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and the opportunity of the giveaway. I liked your Facebook page.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      The Amish culture is such a unique slice of Americana – hope that you get to visit them someday. Thank YOU for coming along on the hunt and for the FB like.

  35. Polly Schneider
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to visit the Grand Canyon or anywhere in the west. I’m from the Northeast and have never been out west.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      The Grand Canyon is magnifico! I’ve visited a lot of the southwest, but not the northwest. Hope you make it out there!

  36. Virginia Winfield
    Mar 21, 2014

    I have always wanted to go to a Notre Dame football game. My dad was a big fan and he made me one so I want to get there some day.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      That is so funny. We are from Oklahoma (GO Sooners!). My son got to go for the first time to a Notre Dame game last fall with his wife and her family. He said it was an incredible experience and that everyone was friendly even though he had on Crimson and Cream! You must try and do this.

  37. Glenda Lucero
    Mar 21, 2014

    I am enjoying the hunt. Whether I win anything or do not going along the hunt I am finding some good reads for camping this summer and kicking back.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Glad you’re along for the hunt. Yes, some great books and authors to be discovered.

  38. Angie Young
    Mar 21, 2014

    One of my big bucket list items is to attend the Somewhere In Time weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. I’ve been to the island once before and fell in love with it. And always swore I would go back and stay at the Grand.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh, I’ve heard Mackinac Island is wonderful. I think staying at the Grand Hotel would be worth the splurge.

  39. Polly Schneider
    Mar 21, 2014

    I subscribed to your newsletter. :)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks.

  40. tammy cordery
    Mar 21, 2014

    adopting a baby.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh, my heart goes out to you, and I hope that the one God has picked out for you will be in your arms one day. Blessings, Tammy.

  41. Jennifer Tipton
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always dreamed of staying at a bed and breakfast with my honey and just relax.

    • Jennifer Tipton
      Mar 21, 2014

      I already liked you!

      • Carla
        Mar 21, 2014

        Thanks, Jennifer!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      You must have a romantic soul. Hope you and your honey get to do that soon!

  42. Pam K.
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would like to go to England. Not so much to see London, though I’d probably spend some time there. What I would really like to do is see the country villages and the countryside. It would also be fun to walk on the moors! I’ve read a lot of books set in England; in many of them the hero or heroine walks on the moors.
    I’ve “liked” your Facebook page. Thanks for the extra chance to win your book.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Pam, my hubby and I flew into London for a couple of days and then rented a car and did just what you’re talking about. My heart years to go back. The Yorkshire Dales were my favorite (James Herriott) and like you, I grew up reading books set in England. The pictures from those stories are still vivid in my mind.

      Thanks for liking my FB page. Good Luck on the hunt!

  43. Esther
    Mar 21, 2014

    See an oppressed community transformed from the inside out.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Esther, this brings so many thoughts to mind. My prayers for you.

  44. Julie D
    Mar 21, 2014

    I want to travel all over England and New Zealand

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh yeah. Love England, but New Zealand? So exotic sounding! May your dream come true.

  45. Laura Pol
    Mar 21, 2014

    I went ahead and got both freebies (thank you) and one thing I would LOVE to do is go to a beach that has crystal clear water! I think these beaches are so beautiful and would love to visit one!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Sharon’s freebies are great, aren’t they? I’m having beach dreams with you!

  46. Laura Pol
    Mar 21, 2014

    Also I liked your FB page! :)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thank you.

  47. Abby
    Mar 21, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to go on an Archaeological dig. I love history and I think that it’d be the coolest thing ever! Thank you so much for the two downloads, I’m excited to read them! Have a good weekend, and God bless :)

    • Abby
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh and I liked your Facebook page

      • Carla
        Mar 21, 2014

        Thank you.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Abby, along those lines, one of my characters in Sweet Dreams goes on a geology field trip in Dinosaur Valley in Texas. I think you might like that. What would you do if you dug up a bone or a buried treasure? Bless you, too.

  48. C Marie
    Mar 21, 2014

    Wow, Sweet Dreams looks great! I hope I can get my hands on a copy, some way or another. And one thing I’ve always dreamed of doing . . . well, I’ve always wanted to go to England. Or Scotland. And not just for the accents! (Though frankly, at this point I’ve watched so much Doctor Who I barely notice the accents) If it weren’t for the distance from my family, my dream college would probably be University of Edinburgh, which is in Scotland.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks, C Marie! Sweet Dreams is available in book stores and a lot of libraries. I’d love it if you read it. I’ve been to Edinburgh but didn’t see the university. Dream Big!

  49. Carol Umfer
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would like to have time to myself and go off to an remote place and READ READ READ!! Be brought food (heathy) and drink (non-alcoholic) upon request.

    I liked your Facebook page.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Carol, this made me smile – it almost sounds like heaven! Thanks for liking my FB page.

  50. Marianne Barkman
    Mar 21, 2014

    I love your books, have Callie and reviewed FOR MERCIE’S SAKE, but missed Terri. Looking forward to Pam! Thanks for having Sharon on your blog, Carla

    • Marianne Barkman
      Mar 21, 2014

      I would love to see Alaska

      • Carla
        Mar 21, 2014

        Waving my hand – me, too!!!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      You’re most welcome. Sharon’s a great guest, isn’t she?

  51. Cynthia Avalos
    Mar 21, 2014

    I have always wanted to visit England and the Holy Land!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Yes, Cynthia, I agree. Every time our pastor talks about his trip to the Holy Land I get this longing in my heart. . .

  52. Alex
    Mar 21, 2014

    My great grandfather was from Italy. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and see the village where he grew up.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      What a great quest, Alex. I hope you get to go.

  53. Megan Wilson
    Mar 21, 2014

    I have always wanted to own a house on the coast of Maine. Oh and go visit Alaska. :D I liked your facebook page!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Maine and Alaska sound wonderful – both sort of wild and full of adventure. Hope you get to one or both soon! Thx for the FB like.

  54. Susan Johnson
    Mar 21, 2014

    There is a fort about 3 hours away from where I live that have people in costume from Memorial Day to Labor Day talking about the fort. I want to do that some day.
    I “liked” your facebook page.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Susan, that sounds so interesting – a step back in time. Thx for the FB like!

  55. Carol Edwards
    Mar 21, 2014

    I want to travel on my own out west for a month long trip. Also I liked your Facebook page.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Carol – you’re brave, but then, you could stop whenever you wanted and so whatever you like. Think of all the great people you’d meet. Thx for the FB like.

  56. Nancy Barnes
    Mar 21, 2014

    The Grand Canyon along with a trip down to the bottom. Hawii would be great

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      True story. My dad used to break mules that were used for those pack trips to the bottom of Grand Canyon. Hope you make it someday. And Hawaii sounds divine!

  57. Nancy Barnes:-)
    Mar 21, 2014

    Like your facebook page also Yes i did 2 of them

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks.

  58. Robin
    Mar 21, 2014

    One item on my “bucket list”, would be to totally renovate/update a castle (there’s one in Canada) or mansion, especially victorian, to turn it into a safe house/recovery house for girls rescued from the slavery of sex trafficking.

    Thank you for taking part in this blog-hop scavenger hunt!

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      What an amazing thing to wish for. For all those who need you, I hope that God takes your dream and makes it into a reality. Thx for joining the hunt.

  59. Beverly Bender
    Mar 21, 2014

    My dream and prayer is to find an agent who falls in love with my book and finds a publisher for it.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Beverly – hang in there! This is tough sometimes, but trust me, perseverance and hard work pays off. Keep writing!

  60. Sharon Miller
    Mar 21, 2014

    It’s on our bucket list to visit ALL the US National Parks, and lots of the National Historic sites, National Monuments, & Lighthouses.
    We’re heading out again in August to see Great Basin NP, Mesa Verde NP, Great Sand Dunes NM, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, Colorado NM, Fossil Beds NM, Manzanar NHS, & more! I make photo books from BLURB with all our traveling. Love to read your books on my travels. sm

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      What a great trip this sounds like. And I love that you do photo books to remember your travels. And I’m honored that my books are traveling along with you. Thanks!

  61. Sharon Miller
    Mar 21, 2014

    I liked you on Facebook

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Thanks, Sharon!

  62. Halita Wilson
    Mar 21, 2014

    My bucketlist includes a trip to Italy someday. I liked you on facebook.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Oh yes. So many places on this planet to travel. Thx for the FB like.

  63. Donna
    Mar 21, 2014

    I would love to go on one of the Christian cruises, with special speakers, authors, and singers.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Donna – what a fun idea. Hope you get to do that someday. I wonder if they need authors .

  64. miriam sarzotti
    Mar 21, 2014

    Carla my dream is to travel to Paris to sit at a outdoor cafe and write my book and then train to Venice and pint the light, (I am an artist and writer)

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      That would be lovely. I’ve never ridden a train so to me that would be a treat, too! Blessings.

  65. Melanie Backus
    Mar 21, 2014

    I want to visit all fifty states. I am nearly there as I lack four.
    Thank you for the fun giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      Wow – that’s impressive, Melanie! Glad to have you along on the hunt.

  66. Kayla Fenstermaker
    Mar 21, 2014

    One of my dreams is to attend grad school in the UK, hopefully in Scotland.

    • Carla
      Mar 21, 2014

      What a great goal to shoot for. What are you studying?

  67. Maxie Anderson
    Mar 22, 2014

    Thanks for being a part of this Scavenger Hunt Carla. I’ve wanted to visit lots of places in the USA but never had the money. Would love to walk where Jesus walked, but don’t want to leave our country. Thanks for your give-away book. i’d love to win it.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Hope you’re enjoying the hunt! I’ve always enjoyed the “getaway” through books when I couldn’t travel b/c of money or kids or job. God Bless.

  68. Sharma Darby
    Mar 22, 2014

    I’d love to take an Alaska cruise. Sharma Darby

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Thanks, Sharma! I’ve heard those cruises up the inside passage are fabulous. Hope you’ll be able to do that one day.

  69. Lindsey Z
    Mar 22, 2014

    More of a life I want to live than a “bucket list” thing but.. I really want to become an O.T. (Occupational Therapist) and go to China to work with orphans. :)
    I liked you on Facebook.
    ~Lindsey Zimpel

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Lindsey – I hope that you will pursue your dream. I’ve always found that when I take that first step toward what I believe is a God-given dream, God is there to help and direct my path. God Bless. And thanks for the FB like.

  70. Rebecca
    Mar 22, 2014

    I have a dream of owning my own record label.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      How fun! Hope your dream is realized, Rebecca!

  71. Darlene
    Mar 22, 2014

    The book looks really great! I have always wanted to start a ministry for teenage parents to help both the mother and the father grow into a beautiful family that loves God.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Thanks, Darlene. This is such a needed ministry. I hope that God gives it wings!

  72. Deborah
    Mar 22, 2014

    Would love to be able to buy more fabrics and make more quilts to donate to not only the needy but more to the Cancer Kids also.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      What a great way to use your talents. there is nothing like a quilt that says love. Blessing, Deborah!

  73. Courtney Clark
    Mar 22, 2014

    Something I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet, is travel to Hawaii. I’m usually the “mountain” getaway type, but I would love to see the unique beaches and terrain of the Hawaiian islands.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      I love the mountains, too. And they have some beautiful ones on Maui which is the only Island I’ve had the privilege of seeing. Gorgeous beaches and sunsets, too! Hope you get to go someday.

  74. Courtney Clark
    Mar 22, 2014

    I’ve also liked your Facebook page! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Thanks, Courtney!

  75. Betti
    Mar 22, 2014

    I have always wanted to visit ‘down-under’ – go to Australia and New Zealand :)

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Yes, Betti, me too! My dad and sister went to Indonesia and Australia and thought it was fabulous. Here’s to big travel dreams!

  76. Hannah
    Mar 22, 2014

    I would love to go to Montana :)

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      I have loved reading about all the places people want to go. You’re the first for Montana – I’ve never been either, but I think it sounds wonderful – the kind of place you could really get away. Hope you get to go!

  77. Linda Marie Finn
    Mar 22, 2014

    Added your new novella to my brand new kindle Fire HDX today.
    Thank you for all the fun Sharon !
    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books

  78. Linda Marie Finn
    Mar 22, 2014

    Oh I liked your author page on FB.
    Linda Finn

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Thank you, Linda!

  79. Ladette
    Mar 22, 2014

    I have always wanted to travel to Scotland. I also want to take a road trip with FRIENDS (not family… unless I count them as friends too, lol). :)

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      This made me laugh! Yes – the trip of a lifetime with treasured friends. Hope you get to go!

  80. Ladette
    Mar 22, 2014

    I “like” you on FB!! :)

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Thanks, Ladette!

  81. bn100
    Mar 22, 2014

    Visit Brazil

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Ever since the movie Rio came out, I’ve thought that would be fun, too. Hope you get to go!

  82. Pam Burke
    Mar 22, 2014

    One of the things on my bucket list is going on an Alaskan cruise.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Hope you’ll try to do that. Blessings, Pam!

  83. Renee
    Mar 22, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to pursue a speaking ministry.

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Renee, I really admire you for wanting to share with others. May you be blessed as you pursue that.

  84. Heather baker
    Mar 22, 2014

    I want to have another baby, hopefully a boy this time since I have 2 girls :) .

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Ah . . . love baby boys – I had 4 of them and now have 5 grandsons and another one coming in July. May you know the delights!

  85. Robyn Mulder
    Mar 22, 2014

    I would love to hike across northern Spain on The Way of St. James someday. Right now I’m recovering from a broken ankle, so I won’t be doing any hiking for a while. :-)

    I also liked your Facebook page. Your books look really interesting.

    ~Robyn

    • Carla
      Mar 22, 2014

      Robyn, that sounds interesting – no fun, of course, with a broken ankle. Get better soon. And thanks for the FB like.

  86. Amy Bateman
    Mar 23, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to visit Australia, or Europe. I’d love to travel anywhere outside of the continental U.S.!

    • Carla
      Mar 23, 2014

      Thanks, Amy, for chiming in! Hope that you do get to travel internationally someday. Enjoy the hunt.

  87. Renee Blare
    Mar 23, 2014

    My bucket list isn’t terribly long…yet. But I do have two trips on it. One is to New Zealand and the other to Scotland. Two places I’ve always wanted to see. :)

    • Carla
      Mar 23, 2014

      Renee – both places would be wonderful, I think. I’ve seen a bit of Scotland but would really like to see the Highlands. Hope you have travel in your future.

  88. Linda Kish
    Mar 23, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of your book. I love the cover. It’s beautiful.

    • Carla
      Mar 23, 2014

      Thank you, Linda! My publisher does an incredible job with covers – all the kudos go to them (I love them, too!)

  89. Litany
    Mar 24, 2014

    my dream is to open up a christian bakery(with each cupcake/cake/cookie I want to include words of wisdom).
    Also I liked your fb page under litany prayerofhope hope. God bless.

    • Carla
      Mar 24, 2014

      Yum! What a “sweet” dream. Thanks for the FB like. God bless to you, too.

  90. Jenny Propst
    Mar 24, 2014

    I always wanted to visit the Country’s that my ancestor’s came fro– Germany, Ireland, Holland and the Cherokee Reservation because I had family that walked the Trail of Tears. I also wanted to travel across the US and see the country.

    • Carla
      Mar 24, 2014

      There must be something that’s hard wired into us that we want to see where “our people” came from. May you have many wonderful travel adventures.

  91. Pam D
    Mar 24, 2014

    My husband and I would love to travel

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Us too! I have BIG plans for retirement, but we also take a trip or two every year. It’s fun to go and research placed for books. Happy trails!

  92. Debora Wilder
    Mar 24, 2014

    The one dream that I’ve had for many many years is to travel to England. I’m still praying that God will fulfill that dream for me.

    I also liked your facebook page. Hopefully putting both things in one comment gets me the two entries.

    Thanks so much for being a part of this scavenger hunt. I have a blast going on these.

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Yes, Debora – I’ll go through all the comments and check for the extra entry. And I hope that you do get to go to England one day. Glad to have you along on the hunt!

  93. Kathleen L. Maher
    Mar 24, 2014

    my bucket list? I want to go horseback riding again before I die. I haven’t done it since I was a teen. Thanks for the giveaway opportunities! on to stop #4

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Oh, Kathleen, that sounds like a wonderful goal. Hope that it happens for you. Thanks for joining us on the hunt.

  94. Charity L.
    Mar 24, 2014

    I have always wanted to visit Ireland or Scotland:) Love the brogue, the scenery, pretty much all of it but have never been and probably never will. But I can dream:) Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Dreams keep us alive, so don’t give up. And you can always visit those places in a great book.

  95. Charity L.
    Mar 24, 2014

    I also liked your page on FB as Charity

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Thx, Charity!

  96. Debbie G.
    Mar 24, 2014

    Thanks so much for being part of this great scavenger hunt! I have already discovered some new authors and new books to read!
    I also “liked” your Facebook page. :)

    I have quite a “bucket list” but one thing I would love to do the most is to swim with the dolphins!

    Thanks again for being part of this giveaway!

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Oh, you’re the first to say swim with the dolphins, but I can totally see that. I used to love Flipper when it was on TV (telling my age here!). Thx for the FB like.

  97. Amy
    Mar 25, 2014

    I have always wanted to go to New Zealand. Hopefully I can make it someday… :)

    I liked your Facebook page!

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      Thank you, Amy! Hope you do get to go to New Zealand!

  98. Stephanie C.
    Mar 25, 2014

    I would love to go to Ireland and Scotland!!

    Thank you for being a part of this hunt. I look forward to reading your novels!

    I “liked” your Facebook page.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie C.

    • Carla
      Mar 25, 2014

      And thank you, Stephanie!

  99. Lynn
    Mar 25, 2014

    I would love to go to England. Thank you for participating in this hunt.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      A popular choice! Would love to return there myself. Hope you’re enjoying the hunt.

  100. Connie Hendryx
    Mar 25, 2014

    I really want to visit Hawaii and Alaska! Thanks for your offer of free books for us to win. I did like your Facebook page.

    Connie

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks so much, Connie! Travel dreams are always great choices!

  101. Ruth Smith
    Mar 25, 2014

    Carla, I always dreamed of being a NURSE, but I was forced to go to work after graduation and was never able to quit to go to school. But in the later life of my parents and in-laws, I was able to care for them till they passed away, with the help of county classes in home care nursing.
    I was happy to friend you on Facebook, LIKE you on FB thru Goodreads, follow you on Goodreads and LIKE you on FB thru GR.
    The review of you book Sweet Dreams sounds wonderful and I would be delighted to be a winner! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your give a-way.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Aw, Ruth! This really touches me. I was a nurse for many years and have so many fond memories of the years I spent doing that. It sounds as if God had special plans for you with caring for your parents and in-laws. Thanks so much for follows. I hope you do love Sweet Dreams as much as I loved writing it.

  102. Sherry
    Mar 25, 2014

    I am having fun on the hunt learning about authors I haven’t read books from yet. I love to read so I am looking forward to catching up! I have always dreamed of having my own child.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Sherry – it was our hope to introduce readers to a variety of new authors, so I’m glad you’re come along. I hope that someday you will have the joy of becoming a mother.

  103. Kelly
    Mar 25, 2014

    My husband and I have dreams of going to Hawaii some day!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Oh, Kelly, I hope that you do get to go to the Islands one day. I’ve only been to Maui and it’s beautiful!

  104. Kelly
    Mar 25, 2014

    I liked you on Facebook!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks!

  105. Kristen
    Mar 25, 2014

    Going to Italy is my big dream! I’d be wicked happy to stay and travel all of Italy for a month or two…or three! Lol :-D

    P.S. I “liked” you on facebook and I look forward to “getting to know you!” God bless!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      I’d be wicked happy if you got to go, too. I agree that it would be great fun to go and live in the country for a few months. Thanks for the FB like. God Bless.

  106. Jasmine Augustine
    Mar 26, 2014

    I have two things, I’ve always wanted to go out of the country and I’ve always wanted to ride in a boat on the ocean….

    Thank you for hosting this stop on the Scavenger Hunt!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Jasmine – I’ve been out of the country but not ridden a boat on the ocean. Wouldn’t that be a grand experience. So happy to have you along on the hunt!

  107. Jasmine Augustine
    Mar 26, 2014

    I Liked your Facebook page.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks, Jasmine!

  108. Ginger Bliss
    Mar 26, 2014

    I would love to take a month and drive up the west coast.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Ginger, that sounds like fun. We tried to drive up from San Francisco for a ways, and it was amazing, but very slow. Hope you get to take that dream ride.

  109. Brenda Foster
    Mar 26, 2014

    I would love to go to race car driving school and learn how to parallel park in the opposite direction.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Oh, you are adventurous, aren’t you? Hope you get to do that someday!

  110. Lady DragonKeeper
    Mar 26, 2014

    +1 –My dream travel destinations would be the UK (all of it!) and Japan, but for something that hasn’t been mentioned, I’d love the chance to go to a huge pop culture convention such as Comic-Con!

    Thanks for the chance to win –Sweet Dreams sounds like a wonderful book. =)

    +1 –Liked your Facebook pager as “Zekkaina Solo”

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Travel dreams are quite popular, but you’re right – you’re the first to mention Comic-Con. My grandson wants to go to the one for Mine Craft. Hope you get a chance to read Sweet Dreams and let me know how you liked it.

  111. Lynda E.
    Mar 26, 2014

    Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the bonus giveaway! I’ve always wanted to visit England, especially those sites related to Jane Austen and the settings in her books. I’ve also liked your FB page.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks, Lynda, for the FB like. I think that reading books like Jane Austen does inspire us to want to visit those settings. That’s what the James Herriott books did for me. Dream Big!

  112. ELIZA ELLIOT
    Mar 26, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii – it looks so beautiful!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Eliza, I’d highly recommend Hawaii – Maui anyway since that’s the only island I’ve been to. And it is beautiful!!

  113. ELIZA ELLIOT
    Mar 26, 2014

    I like you on Facebook!! =)

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks!

  114. Lourdes Montes
    Mar 26, 2014

    Australia is where I would love to visit someday.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Australia sounds like so much fun. I’d love to see Koalas up close and kangaroos in their native surroundings. Hope you get to visit someday!

  115. Angie Carroll
    Mar 26, 2014

    I would love to go to Italy!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Me too, Angie! Especially the wine country – lol!

  116. Susan P
    Mar 27, 2014

    Bucket list? Top and foremost is Scotland and IReland. I know, that’s on most people lists. :)
    I also like your FB page!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      yes, Scotland and Ireland are popular choices, but great ones, I think. Thanks for the FB like!

  117. Tami
    Mar 27, 2014

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book. :)

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      You are welcome, Tami. So glad to have you on the hunt!

  118. Tami
    Mar 27, 2014

    I like you on fb.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks!

  119. Jenny
    Mar 27, 2014

    See all 50 states!

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      What a great pursuit! How many have you seen?

  120. Jenny
    Mar 27, 2014

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Thanks, Jenny!

  121. Cyndi Wilson
    Mar 27, 2014

    I want to go skydiving! ;-)

    • Carla
      Mar 27, 2014

      Yikes! Not me, but I’ve heard it is a fabulous feeling. Bless you.

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