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A Refuge in Every State Contest

Mon, 2018-02-05 00:42 -- Jocelyn Green

Happy Release Week to A Refuge Assured! Every book that launches is special, but this one is noteable for one extra reason: this is my 15th book, which is a nice round number worth celebrating. And I want to celebrate with YOU with another nice round number: 50, for 50 states!

Introducing: The Refuge in Every State Contest! Here's how it works: Be the first person from your state to take a picture of your own paperback copy of the book and send it to me via email or through my Facebook page,* and you will receive:

1) A personalized signed bookplate to put in your book

2) Matching bookmarks (one for you, one for a friend)

3) A chance to win a 30-minute Skype chat with me during your book club (or friends) meeting PLUS three FREE large Pizza Hut pizzas delivered to your door on the night of your choice! 

Yep! Each of the First-in-State winners will be entered into a drawing for the Skype chat and free pizzas once the contest winds down! I am so excited for this, and I hope you are too.

*By sharing your photo with me, you are giving me permisssion to share the photo on my social media channels and perhaps on my Web site or in my e-newsletter. If you post to social media yourself, use the hashtag #ARefugeAssured50.  Your photo can include you with the book, or just the book itself. Feel free to get creative with this! One of my favorite photos is a pic of the book sharing the reader's lap, along with a carton of ice cream. 

I will update this blog post with the winners names from each state as I receive them! 

The contest is open....and the winners so far are:

Alabama: Melissa Diane
Florida: Christie Espie
Idaho: Peter Leavell
Illinois: Cara Novack Lynch
Indiana: Sara Randall
Iowa: Darci McVay
Kansas: Jani Schepers
Maryland: Tina StClair Rice
Massachusetts: Heidi Chiavaroli
Michigan: Alexis De Weese
Minnesota: Vicki Jones
Missouri: Kathy Stammer
Nebraska: Joseph Michael Espinosa
New Jersey: Carrie Turansky
Ohio: Jennifer Duncan
Pennsylvania: Deborah Breckenridge
South Carolina: Keriane Kellogg
Tennessee: Beth Bulow
Virginia: Bettina Dowell
Washington: Bonnie Moore
West Virginia: April Cunningham
Wisconsin: Jennifer Kracht

*See their photos here!

About the Author: 

Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. As a speaker, Jocelyn inspires faith and courage in her audiences. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at


Submitted by Jeanette Durkin on
/home/jeanette/Pictures/2018-01-31/IMG_0317.JPG I love this book! I am going to re-read it, slower this time!

Submitted by Barbara Anne Waite on
#ARefugeAssured50 From California! I sent the pic but forgot the hashtag.

Submitted by Jocelyn Green on
Ah, yes! And what a glorious sunshine-y picture it is too, Barbara Ann! Now I just am waiting for a non-launch team member to send one in from your state. :) (I'll be sending your goodies to you very soon! I got all the launch team bookplates signed today!)

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