Friday, January 6, 2017

2016's Stitch in Time - We've got things to celebrate!

Happy New Year everyone! We're so glad that you all have become a part of our little community here at Stitches Thru Time and we are looking forward to another amazing year. 

With it rolling over into 2017, I thought it would be fun to look back and see what news we have to celebrate for this past year. Turns out, we've had some great stuff! And how fun it is to see what all the ladies have accomplished. Next Friday I will be continueing the post with a summary of new releases from our group of authors (psstt...there'll be a great giveaway with that post as well.) So be sure to check back and celebrate with us.

First, a few fun stats. 

New Contracts Signed in 2016

  • Angela K. Couch signed a two-book contract with Pelican Book Group for The Tory's Daughter and The Return of the King's Ranger!

  • Jennifer Fromke signed with a new agent in 2016. She is now represented by Jessica Kirkland of Kirkland Media Management 

  • Jodie Wolfe signed a contract with Celebrate Lit Publishing for An Angel for the Cowboy releasing spring 2017

Awards & Bestsellers

  • Carole Brown's Sabotaged Christmas finalled in the Best Books Contest and in December shot to Amazon's top five in print and kindle, making it a best seller. :) 
Winner of 2016 Bookvana Award
for Religious Fiction

  • Norma Gail's debut novel, Land of My Dreams, released in 2014, received the 2016 Bookvana Book Awards Religious Fiction Award. 

  • Jodie Wolfe was a finalist in THREE contests!-Put Your Hear in a Book Contest 2016
    -Pages From the Heart Contest 2016
    -2016 Southern Magic's Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest 
  • Amber Schamel's Christmas novella, The Swaddling Clothes climbed to #1 in the Christmas catagory on Amazon during a free promo in the month of December. 
 Congratulations to all of our fantastic Stitches Thru Time authors! I'm so proud to be one of you.

Okay, so we're going to wrap up this week's post with a giveaway. One commentor will win their choice of one of my ebooks! To enter the giveaway, please tell us what you are most proud of accomplishing or overcoming in 2016. 


  1. Congratulations to all the authors on their awards! It's always nice to read about winning authors I've read.

    Amber, I do not need to be included in the giveaway. I have all of your books to date. Love HIStory that you write. God bless

    1. Thanks, Marilyn R, for commenting. Authors love and breathe writing and couldn't get where we are w/out readers. :) So glad you're a reader!

    2. Good morning, Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by today. It's so much fun to be able to share the sucesses that our little group has to celebrate.
      I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed my books. It's so encouraging for an author to hear.
      God bless you!

  2. Thanks, Amber! It's cool to see some of the wonderful things happening with this group this year. :)

    1. You're welcome. Congratulations on your new contract!

  3. Thank you for all of the wonderful posts this past year. I especially enjoy the Monday devotionals. They often offer just the encourage that I need and they motivate me to draw closer to God. I have been able to overcome a personal issue and I have learned to strive and thrive!
    Blessings for 2017!!

  4. Congratulations on such a wonderful year! Praying that 2017 is even better! Thanks for entertaining me through this blog. I truly love it!

  5. I don't need to be included in the giveaway, but it is such a blessing and honor to be included among such godly, committed authors! Congratulations to all on your accomplishments!