The Fruitcake Challenge Available on Amazon - On Several Best Seller Lists!



Link to purchase on Amazon: Click here.

Praise the Lord!  My novella is at #3 on the Hot New Releases in Christian Historical Romance today. It's been on the list since it released a week ago. And it is also on several other regular (not new releases) lists for Christian Historical Romance, PTL!

Only 99 cents!!!  The Christmas Traditions series will keep the initial price low on all eight of the novellas in the series.  Cynthia Hickey's and Niki Turner's first two books are also available and both are likewise on best seller lists on Amazon. To God be the glory.

The Barnes & Noble ebook and the paperback should be releasing within two weeks.

"The Fruitcake Challenge" by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Releases in Two Weeks!

The Fruitcake Challenge by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Part of the Christmas Traditions Series

Getting excited! 
In under two weeks my 34,000 word novella will release with a group of authors in the Christmas Traditions Series.  It does almost seem like giving birth, even in so far as I'm not sure of the exact delivery date. But soon--very soon!
Author Carrie Fancett Pagels Book Signing at Shirley Plantation, December 2013
Looking forward to my upcoming book signing at Tahquamenon Logging Museum in Newberry, Michigan, on Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th! Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Signing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

Box of A Cup of Christmas Cheer Books from Guidepost Books

Here is the under 100 words blurb I wrote up for my book signing in late July in Michigan's beautiful upper peninsula.  I'll be at the Tahquamenon Logging Museum in Michigan.  They are doing Lumberjack Breakfasts and also a music festival. I will be the first author they've had doing a book signing at it which is really neat!

The two book set is now available for purchase at the museum's store.  Thank you to Rose Anderson for your help!


Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. (www.carriefancettpagels.com) is author the short story, “Snowed In,” part of Guidepost Books A Cup of Christmas Cheer (October 2013), which sold out of 30,000 copies two weeks after the first print run. “Snowed In” was set at her great-grandparents’ log cabin, which is part of the Tahquamenon Logging Museum site. She is the granddaughter of Maude Carrie Williams. Carrie, a former psychologist, resides in Virginia with her family but grew up in Newberry. She will be signing books at the festival from 10-12 Saturday and Sunday.

Link to purchase the two book set http://www.shopguideposts.org/a-cup-of-christmas-cheer.html

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Author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. www.carriefancettpagels.com

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Book Signings in December!


On December 14th I will be at Shirley Plantation in beautiful Charles City, Virginia, for a book signing from 1-4 pm.  I will be joined by Cynthia Howerter, co-author (with LaTan Murphy) of "God's Provision in Tough Times" which I contributed to.  Also, Mary Miley will be signing copies of both her Christmas books and her recent mystery release, which won an award for best debut in suspense and mystery.  Afterwards, we'll be dining at the Charles City Tavern.


This coming Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th I'll be signing copies of my books at Edgehill Community Center in Yorktown, Virginia.

I will have a guaranteed minimum of TEN sets of the "A Cup of Christmas Cheer" book set from Guidepost Books at EACH of the book signings.  These wonderful hardcover gift sets SOLD OUT in their first printing and have already gone into second print!  So if you are in the vicinity of either book signing, that would be a great place to get your hands on these popular books immediately!

A Cup of Christmas Cheer Blog Hop



This year I contributed to A Cup of Christmas Cheer by Guideposts Books.  My story "Snowed In" is in Volume One Tales of Faith and Family for the Holidays. And praise the Lord, the a second print run has already had to take place! I heard the first run was 28,000, so that means a lot of these wonderful books flew right out of the warehouse within only weeks of their arrival!  Praying the stories will bless all the readers!

Six authors will be doing a Blog Hop that will conclude on the Colonial Quills  blog at the end of November.  The Grand Prize winner will be announced on CQ!  BUT--before then you need to visit each of the Blog Hop stops. Each blog "hop" or stop will have a giveaway. And at the end of all the hops there will be a Grand Prize to someone who has visited and commented on every blog stop.  A $70.00 porcelain tea set from Yorktown's Victory Center will be part of the Grand Prize along with other gifts such as a $10 Amazon card, $10 Amazon gift card, $10 Starbucks gift card, special hot cocoa packets and more! Possibly one of the best contributions to the giveaway is an actual SET of the two books. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive the entire Grand Prize package from the six authors who participated.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, November 8th, Carla Olson Gade is on Carrie Fancett Pagels' blog 

Saturday, November 9th,   Ashley Clark is on Anita Mae Draper's blog.

Saturday, November 16th, Anita Mae Draper is on Johnnie Alexander Donley's blog.

Sunday Nov 17th  Julie Carobini on Ashley Clark's blog 

Friday, November 22nd,  Carrie Fancett Pagels is on Carla Olson Gade's blog.

Saturday, November 23rd,  Johnnie Alexander Donley is on Julie Carobini's blog 

Friday, November 29th,  Colonial Quills Blog to announce Grand Prize winner.

At just under $19 for both hardcover books, that seems a bargain.  To order from Guidepost Books, click here.
A Cup of Christmas Cheer Two Volume Set, From Guidepost Books
Here are the authors and their story titles in the two-volume set of Christmas short stories:

Joy and Wonder Volume Two:
MEAT LOAF AND OTHER MINOR MIRACLES
Liz Johnson

THE BEST DEAD CHRISTMAS TREE
Linda S. Clare

BENEATH THE CHRISTMAS STAR
Johnnie Alexander Donley

CALLING GRANDMA JEAN
Pam Hanson and Barbara Andrews

THE CHRISTMAS THIEF
Ashley Clark

POSTCARDS AT CHRISTMAS
Julie Carobini

A STRANGER’S VISIT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Marilyn Turk

THE SNOW GLOBE
Ginger Kolbaba


Faith and Family Volume One:
THE CHEVALIER
Susan Page Davis

SECOND-CHANCE CHRISTMAS
Jenness Walker

NOT QUITE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Pam Hanson and Barbara Andrews

MRS. MEYER’S CHRISTMAS CALLER
Jessica Keller

RIDING ON A CHRISTMAS WISH
Anita Draper

UPON A CHRISTMAS TREE SCHOONER
Carla Gade Olson

SNOWED IN
Carrie Fancett Pagels

THE PRODIGAL
Jennifer Johnson


Mark your calendars now for the Blog Hop!  And order some copies now of these faith-filled holiday stories for your friends and family!