Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Author Registration is FULL!

This is truly beyond our wildest dreams! The Author Registration is now full and we had to close registration on our 2nd day!  Thank you to the author community!

If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact one of us. We are going through the numbers and the schedule. Things can change, so you might want to be notified if we do have spots open up!

Thank you!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Author Registration Opens Today!

Hello everyone!  Did you remember what today is? Here's an obvious hint:

Yep! Author registration opens today, starting at 8:00 AM EST.  Authors that expressed an interest in joining us as participating authors will receive a CFRR newsletter (from Just Commonly) at exactly 8:00 AM sharp.  You will need this newsletter for more information, which contains a password to access the author registration page.

If you don't receive it, contact any one of our ABC Stewards (Annie JC, Bonnie & Carrie) and Associates (Melony & Beth) or email me at justcommonly[at]gmail[dot]com.

Next, we have updated the website with venue & registration info. Check it out on the tabs above. 

We hope to see you this summer! And don't forget to participate in the #CFRRAddicts game to gain more entries to the grand prize at CFRR!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling all Christian Fiction Addicts!

Are you ready for another fun thing to do?  I took this idea from one author's street team and thought it would be great to gear up for readers' registration for the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!

So, how many can say they are a true Christian fiction addict?  OK, fine, I'd admit (well all 3 stewards will admit) that we are all Christian fiction addicts.  How about CFRR addicts?

Now what do you do with that?!

  • Accumulate points from now through July 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST (game period).  When we add the points up, we will know what type of addict you are!
  • And what does being a CFRR addict mean? First, it gives you bragging rights to others about how you LOVE CFRR and Christian fiction! Then, there are the little perks that comes with every game: the challenge.  And for the practical, how about goodies?
·         Addict-in-Training - Bragging rights
·         Spine Addict - CFRR sticker (designed by MeezCarrie)
·         Cover Addict - 5 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Back Addict -  10 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Page Addict - special book swag (TBD) + 10 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Prologue Addict -  15 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Acknowledgement Addict -  special book swag (TBD) + 15 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Epilogue Addict - 20 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
·         Book Addict -  (1) book in the Christian fiction genre + 30 extra entries to the grand prize of the event.
    • Please note: Game open to all. If you won't be attending CFRR, you can still participate, but the grand prize is only open to attendees. If you reach Page Addict, Acknowledgement Addict or Book Addict, the tangible prizes can still be mailed to you, but your entries to the grand prize will be forfeited. 

    How do you rack up the points?

    1. Use tag #CFRRaddicts in everything! Every post, mentioned or shared via social media will get you points.
      • If you don't use the hashtag, we won't be able to see it nor give you the points.
      • And make sure your post/account is not private. If we can find it via the hashtag, it counts!
    2.  Each giveaway you entered on this website or on our Facebook Page will get you additional points. 
      • Those who already entered our "Guess the Speakers" Giveaway have already accumulated points.  (Not individual entries)
    3.  Each comment on our blog posts and Facebook original posts will get you points as of today through end of game period. (Not comments on posts originated by others)
    4.  Followers on our Facebook page will get you points. (Through game period only.)
    5.  Subscribe to get our posts emailed to you through game period  will get you points.  (Sidebar for link. And previous subscribers have already accumulated points.) 
    6.  Post our flyer (coming) at local coffee shops, libraries or anywhere you want to. Take a picture and share on our Facebook page or tag us. Remember to use hashtag #CFRRaddicts
    7.  Finally, fill out this FORM so we know who to give points to! Link also in image below: 

    Are you ready? Then, let the GAMES...begin.....

    O, WAIT!!!! Before you start, let us introduce two VERY important members added to the CFRR team!

    Beth Erin & Melony Teague will join us as Associates! Applause please!

    Here's a little bit about them.  I know you want to get to the games, so I'll make it short and sweet (by taking from their website).  If you want to know more about them, click on their photo, or wait until I update our "About" page. *wink wink

    Beth Erin:  Christian. Wife. Mommy. Avid Reader.
    Photo credits: © Beth Erin

    Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer, Ghost writer and Columnist.  Faith, Family, Fitness, Friends and Fun are things she is passionate about.  Photo credits: © Merk Photography

    Welcome ladies, let the games truly begin!

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Introducing the 2017 Speakers

    So, did you have fun with our little guessing game & word search puzzle?  Well, without further ado, I present to you the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat speakers!

    Did you guess the right 4 speakers? If yes, give yourself a little pat on the back! Don't know them?
    Check out their websites:

    Currently, we have confirmed our speakers, worship leader, city and date only. Activities, author registrations and venue are still in the planning stage. We will post updates once we are set.  To get a better time frame, check out our "important dates" section for what we expect in terms of announcements of dates.

    By the way, did you see that we have our worship leader confirmed? Yes, we do and we will play another little "guessing" game first week of February for the next giveaway. Our worship leader is under strict rules to keep it hush hush, but if you bug her enough, she might tell you (maybe).  Until February then, for our next game!

    Finally, if you played the word search puzzle, you'll noticed I threw in some extra words. Here's the 25 words total you shall find:

    1. Becky 
    2. Wade
    3. Dani
    4. Pettrey
    5. Cynthia 
    6. Ruchti
    7. Shelley
    8. Shepard
    9. Gray
    10. Christian
    11. Fiction
    12. Readers
    13. Retreat
    14. Honoring
    15. God
    16. Bonnie
    17. Roof
    18. Carrie
    19. Reading
    20. Is
    21. My
    22. Superpower
    23. Annie
    24. Just
    25. Commonly

    PS/ Sorry to those I said there were 23 words....it was actually 25!

    And the winner of the "Guess the Speakers" Giveaway is.....

    Yvette K

    Congratulations Yvette! And thank you to all those that entered!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    God bless you all!

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    2017 is here, and so is the CFRR! + Giveaway

    Happy New Year!!! 2017 is here, and you know what that means, don't you?  It means we're ready to start planning for the second Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!

    Did you happen to check out the New Year's Eve party on Seekerville? The 8-9 PM time slot was hosted by none other than our stewards, Bonnie & Carrie. The dynamic duo also had a giveaway of one of CFRR's 2016 swag bag filled with goodies!  And they announced the date and location of the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. 

    Yep! Exciting, isn't it!!

    And here I present to you, our speakers....

    Wait, NOT so fast. Let's play a little game first, and then we'll share with you our 4 speakers!  If there's a game, there must be a PRIZE! The winner will get our last full 2016 CFRR Swag bag, filled with goodies & books (at least 3)! Need a refresher of what it looks like? Here you go:

    What do you need to do to get a chance to win this bag of goodies? GUESS. Yep, that's it! Guess our speakers based on the clues below, and the word puzzle. Then enter your thoughts on the Rafflecopter. HURRY, as this giveaway only lasts 3 days!

    1. This author is an inspirational suspense writer and have a bestselling series set in Alaska.
    2. This author is an inspirational romance writer and loves pin wars.
    3. This author's upcoming full novel is a historical novel from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Publishers. (Courtesy of Relz Reviewz, her cover reveal post have this author's book listed!)
    4. This author's stories are "hemmed in hope."

    Now, to confirm your theory, try to find the author's names in the word search puzzle below. Hint: Each name of the author's will be a different word search. For example, "John Doe," you will find "John" and then "Doe."

    C F I C T I O N D Q T L P K I 
    R H V B F G G A Q E P S R Y Q 
    H E R J D N N G S X C G U W C 
    O W A I W I G F J J Y P C J R 
    N A Z D S S U P E R P O W E R 
    O D A K E T K D X I M D A C R 
    R E I K Y R I F R M N D N D E 
    I T H C U R S A O A I N B O T 
    N J T Z E I Y N N N P S O G R 
    G A N N I E L G G C T E C B E 
    L W Y G R Y E L L E H S H Y A 
    S R C T R M K I L S O Q K S T 
    O O T W A A F O O R N C R C X 
    Y E H X C Q Y I J E E L I H Y 
    P X U U V C Y R S B E S E V G 
    Next, enter the Rafflecopter below and there you have it! At the end of the giveaway duration, Rafflecopter will randomly choose an entry, and if that entry is correct, that is our winning entry!

    Enjoy and hope to see you in Cincinnati this Summer!  More details for the retreat to come.