Giveaway – Penny Zeller’s “Hailee”

Welcome back for another giveaway! It’s not too late to enter Monday and Tuesday’s giveaways! Just click on the links and post a comment on the blogs to enter to win. Monday’s giveaway was for my book and Warren Baldwin’s book. Tuesday’s giveaway was for Chuck Balsamo’s book. I am giving away a total of 7 books this week. Every day I am featuring a new author and giveaway. I will announce all 7 winners on Monday 10/31.

Today I am featuring an amazing writer with a beautiful heart for the Lord:

Penny Zeller

Penny Zeller is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles. She is also the author of the humor blog “A Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author” ( She is an active volunteer in her community, serving as a women’s Bible study small-group leader and co-organizing a women’s prayer group. Penny devotes her time to assisting and nurturing women and children into a closer relationship with Christ. Her passion is to use the gift of the written word that God has given her to glorify Him and to benefit His kingdom. When she’s not writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family and camping, hiking, canoeing, and playing volleyball.

Penny has graciously offered to give away a personalized copy of her latest novel titled:



Hailee is the final book in the series, which began with Mckenzie and Kaydie in Montana Skies, her first series with Whitaker House.

I read the first book, Mckenzie, and I loved it! I read it in less than a week. I didn’t want to put it down. It had a great story line along with an inspiring message. I am excited to read Kaydie and  Hailee. I know you will be blessed by Penny’s books!

Here’s the trailer for Hailee:


Blurb: For years, orphan Hailee Annigan was just a ragamuffin in the Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she’s still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.

Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Nate Adams would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate’s parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.

When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?


Here’s an interview with Penny to help those inspiring to write:

How long does it take you to complete a novel? This is a great question! Actually, it really varies. Sometimes it can be as little as two months and sometimes as long as five or six months. I think my average would be about three months for the first draft. However, I give my books and my writing to the Lord, so I’m learning to write on His schedule.

What advice would you give to a fledgling author? I offer several writing helps on my blog, at , including how to stick with writing and information about how to prepare for a writer’s conference.

I am humbled how the Lord has placed me in a mentoring position for new writers through a Writer’s Bible Study.  When I chat with a fledgling author, I ask what he/she envisions themselves doing for God’s Kingdom and how can I pray and encourage him/her in that pursuit. One of the most important things to remember in being a writer is that if God has called you to write, He will guide you, one step at a time.

In November of 2000, I gave my writing to the Lord. I quit my fulltime job with a social services governmental agency so I could stay home with my infant daughter. That was the start of my career, beginning with magazine articles. I would advise a new writer to give his/her writing to the Lord and to not give up! I speak from experience when I say that when He closes one door, He opens another (much better) one.

You can follow Penny on the web at: (website) (blog) (Facebook) (Twitter)

To enter to win a copy of Hailee, leave a comment below. If you are a U.S. resident you will win the paperback version. If you are outside the U.S. you will win the ebook PDF version.

Winner will be announced Monday morning (10/31) at this blog, Use the share tab below to spread the word.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another author giveaway!! Thanks to New Leaf Publishing Group, I am giving away a new release 4 Days to a Forever Marriage, signed by bestselling author Gary Smalley and his wife, Norma.


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