Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt Stop #1

 Welcome to the Catch-Us-if-You-CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt!

We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Authors Network members as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in USD gift cards from CBD, or Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author!
2nd and 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or CBD gift certificate!

Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines:

·     Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here: HELP

·     Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author!

·     Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP # 1 and ending at Stop #29. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 29 stops within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 03/29/13.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, the top prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.

Karen Whiting        

Karen Whiting

Welcome, Hunters! I'm pleased to introduce Karen Whiting at this stop.

Karen is a busy Mom of five and serves the Christian Author's Network as its treasurer. When asked what inspired her to write, Karen replied, "I never wanted to write (my degree is math so I stayed as far away from writing as possible). For many years people said I should write about the things I did for my children to develop their faith. Just before my oldest started college and youngest started preschool I went off on a retreat and prayer and God gave me a vision about writing. The next morning the flip side of our place-mats were paintings for each of us. Mine was a painting of the vision with Proverbs 3:4-5 on it."

While trusting the Lord and leaning not on her own understanding, Karen has written 20 books! That's an awesome number for someone who never wanted to write!

 Karen adds fun and whimsy to her work, as this image proves. Think:  The One Year My Princess Devotions: Preschool Edition.
Princess Karen

But don't believe for an instant that Karen is only all about tiaras! Her latest book, Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation, encourages readers to join her in practicing good stewardship of our planet while teaching our kids a hands-on approach to conserving Earth's precious resources. 

Karen, thank you for your time and the fun images!
Find Karen's upcoming books  on:

Now, onward!


Before you go, write down this STOP #1 clue:  "Welcome! We

But WAIT! Check out these giveaways!

Free e-book!
R. J. Larson's Biblical Fantasy Prophet, the e-book, is free through April 31st on CBD, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon!
 "Character-driven and suspenseful, this outstanding young adult speculative fiction launch does a great job of world building." --Library Journal (starred review)

Also, fill out the Rafflecopter form below for the chance to win an e-copy of Kacy Barnett-Gramckow's Biblical novel, Dawnlight, inspired by the joyous, mysterious verses of Matthew 27:52-53! 

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Now, proceed to stop #2, Karen Whiting's site! CLICK HERE!

Resource Page for Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Resource page

Welcome hunters!

Have you wandered over here, wondering where to start the hunt? Look no further! Start HERE.

Have you gathered your clues and completed your phrase? Congratulations! You can officially enter the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this page for your chance to win the Grand prize!

Are you lost and searching for a link to one particular Stop # on the hunt? Look no further! You've come to the right place. *NOTE 03.26.14* Weather and other circumstances beyond our control have affected Stop #6 and Stop #10. If either of these are down, please use the links below to continue your hunt.
Thank you! The CAN Hunt Team.

1.   Kacy Barnett-Gramckow/R. J. Larson
2.   Karen Whiting
3.   Carla Stewart
4.   Sharon Srock
5.   Anne Greene
6.   Kathy Harris
7.   Margaret Daley
8.   Miralee Ferrell
9.   Jocelyn Green
10. Janet Bly
11. Lena Nelson Dooley
12. Martha Rogers
13. Gail Gaymer Martin
14. Marti Pieper
15. Winnie Griggs
16. Liz Tolsma
17. Doreen Hanna
18. Sarah Sundin
19. Linda J. White
20. Vickie McDonough
21. Sherry Kyle
22. Ava Pennington
23. Diane Stortz
24. Cheri Cowell
25. Golden Keyes Parsons
26. Linda S. Clare
27. Rebecca Ondov
28. Kathy Collard Miller
29. Christine Lindsey

FINISHED with the Hunt? Congratulations! If you've gathered all your clues--no spoilers, please!--enter your name and info into the Rafflecopter form below. Thanks for visiting our sites!

Sincerely, the Christian Authors Network hunt team.

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