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! 

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


Carol Umfer said...

Thanks to all the authors who are taking part in this Scavenger Hunt. Gives us a opportunity to read about authors and their writings whom we haven't had the pleasure of getting to know until now.
I downloaded Prophet which was offered for free. Thank you. On to the next clue.

RJLarsonbooks said...

Carol, on behalf of the authors, thank YOU!!! It's fun to meet our readers!

If you enjoy Prophet, spread the word among your friends; it's free until April 31st!

daysease said...

I did the rafflecopter... and, am excited to participate, hopefully to the end! Thank you!! :-)


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RJLarsonbooks said...

Hooray!!!! Good Morning, Celita--or good evening over there!! Okay, so win some prizes, and let me know how the hunt goes for you!!!

Kathleen L. Maher said...

what a great giveaway and scavenger hunt. Nice to get to know some new authors here. okay, heading to stop #2

Kathleen L. Maher said...

what a great giveaway and scavenger hunt. Nice to get to know some new authors here. okay, heading to stop #2

Linda Marie Finn said...

Looking forward to seeing who won !!!
Linda Finn

RJLarsonbooks said...

Linda, the top winners have been verified. We're working on individual winners for the various stops!