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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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!


My Alive in Christ radio interview from last night, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, can be accessed by clicking on this link and then clicking on the Download button!

My topic:


OBEDIENCE TO GOD

47th Review of Return to Shirley Plantation - by Sylvia A. Sentz, A Five Star Review

Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels
What a nice discovery this morning!  This would have been my mother's 83rd birthday had she survived her Whipple surgery three years ago.  I like to think Mom is smiling down from heaven at this Five Star review by Sylvia.  Thank you to Sylvia for reading and reviewing Return to Shirley Plantation which is a story about obedience to God and His direction.


Where the past & present collideJuly 25, 2013
In Return to Shirley Plantation I was swept back in American history to the Civil War in the south. As the novella unfolded I felt like I stepped onto Shirley Plantation experiencing the full depth and breadth of the characters emotions, smells, and how the war affected the Shirley Plantation family, soldiers, and the soldiers families.

For those who doubt God has a greater plan read this book and see how our lives are entwined. How God hears our wishes and desire and how faith, patience, and obedience on our part help those plans to unfold.

I adore Angelina Scott! Some may see her as a beautiful deceiver pretending to be a widow mourning while guarding her heritage and her sister's children. I see her strength, patience, and obedience in God. Her love for her family. I see the love of family overcoming the experiences associated with war between the north and south.

How lives who are meant to meet do meet and how protected secrets revealed face to face our more alive and full of meaning then words can ever express. Just when I thought I knew a character another secret was artfully revealed.

I wanted the book to never end I want to follow Angelina through old age. Bring on volume 2!