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Gallion Speaks - February 2019

Announcing a Winner and a New Giveaway

The Winner of my January giveaway, the very first signed copy of Emergent, is subscriber 714. I used a number generator to select a random number between 1 and 964 (the number of current subscribers) and it gave me 714. I have notified 714 via email of their win and will ship their book to them as soon as I have their address. Congratulations!​

Enter my February Giveaway to win the Alison Hayes Journey Mug.


Megan's Pledge

My good friend, T.M. (Mike) Brown, is hosting Megan's Pledge during the month of February. All proceeds from his books will go to benefit Coweta Pregnancy Services. Their website explains their mission "Coweta Pregnancy Services began serving the Coweta County community in 1988. We perform an average of 1,000 pregnancy tests and 600 ultrasounds each year. Coweta Pregnancy Services is a non-profit, Christian-based organization serving women and men of all ages, who are unprepared for pregnancy. We aspire to bring hope and truth and healing." My Alison Hayes found support in just such a place and without the good work done by the volunteers at the fictional Life House I dare say she might have made less healthy decisions for herself and her unborn child. Mike is a benefactor of many good causes, but this one is something special to me, so I am sharing it with the hope that you will get involved. You can make your donation directly to Coweta Pregnancy Services or by buying either of Mike's books during the month of February. His books are Sanctuary and Testament. I hope you'll give him a donation and pick up his books for a very good cause.



If you haven't met Alison Hayes, now is the perfect time. Intoxic, book one of the Alison Hayes Journey is featured in the Ovecomers Book Funnel Promotion that begins on January 20th. There are a whopping 45 books highlighted, all featuring protagonists who overcome great odds. I am thrilled to be included in this promotion and even if you already know Alison, take a browse through these other great titles to find something else that might suit your interests. Be inspired by one or more of these books from January 20, 2019 through February 17, 2019.


Hometown Novel Night

We have a three author panel each month. This month, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. will have a poet, a playwright and a mystery writer on tap. I've recently become involved in a local author showcase event called Hometown Novel Night that takes place the thrid Thursday of every month at a local Barbeque joint. Roger's Pit Cooked Barbeque in Hogansville, Georgia invited us to use their banquet room and we've been builidng our audiences for the lat four or five months.

The Panel:

Although I will not be on the panel this month I will be in attendance to support our area writers. You can follow Hometown Novel Night on Facebook and Instagram.


Murder in the Magic City and Murder on the Menu

Following Hometown Novel Night I will be heading to Alabama to participate in Murder in the Magic City Mystery Conference and Murder on the Menu. These are two separate events in two different cities featuring the same authors.

The weekend takes place February 23 and 24, 2019. On Saturday we will be at the Homewood Library in Homewood, Alabama for Murder in the Magic City. On Sunday we will travel to Wautempka, Alabama for Murder on the Menu, a fan luncheon featuring an author at every table. Authors will rotate to several tables and also participate in panel discussions. I am hoping they will be a huge successes. Check out their site and see the great authors I'm going to be joining. The Guests of Honor this year are Lee Goldberg and Sue Ann Jaffarian. The complete list of participating Authors can be found on their website.


New from thewordverve

The Three Hares: Reynard's Dream

Geoffrey Simpson's second in series is launching soon. This middle grade adventure sseries is written with intelligence and a deep love of puzzles and mysteries. The adventure began in The Three Hares: Bloodline and will culminate at the end of the fifth book. Be on the lookout for more information in my next letter. You can find out more about Geoff at his website.

The Darkest Place

Rick Sanders' new book, The Darkest Place is is departure from his earlier work and we are certain that it will leave you speechless. I'm waiting for final launch dates but wanted you to know it is on the way. I'll give you more details in my next letter. You can find out more about Rick Sanders at his very creative website or at thewordverve, where he is a frequent collaborator.

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