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.


  1. I liked the word search! I bought one of the leftover bags last year...I love it!

    1. Yay! Thanks for your support of CFRR! Glad you like the word search!

  2. Since I was fortunate enough to be in Nashville (and here's hoping I can make it to Cincinnati)I won't enter the contest, just two guesses; Dani Petrey and Jody Hedlund.