Monday, November 21, 2011

The packages!!!


1. Please note that the raffle is NOT starting yet. So no matter how much you're drooling over a particular package, don't leave a comment to try to win it. :)

2. This is not necessarily the order in which the packages will be raffled off. I'll try to come up with a schedule before Friday, but I can't guarantee it'll get done, so if you haven't signed up yet to receive notifications in your email, you might want to do that. That way you'll see when your favorite packages are posted for the raffle. The sign-up is in the sidebar and is labeled "FOLLOW BY EMAIL".

3. There are some items in here that were not yet featured on the blog. I apologize. When the packages are posted for the raffle starting the 25th, pictures and descriptions of everything new will be included in the post so you know exactly what you're getting if you win that package.

4. I was going to add links to everything, but I don't think I have it in me right now! I'll try to go back and do it; my apologies if it doesn't happen.

5. The values noted beside each package denotes the total value of all the items the package contains.

6. A reminder about Package 13: Critique from Wendy Chorot--This package is only available to those who have donated $100, $200, or $500 to the fundraiser. The winner will receive editing equivalent to double their donation. For more details see this post: Raffle Prize: Editing Galore!

PACKAGE 1: Writing 1 ($493)
Critique of proposal and 3 chapters, by author/agent Wendy Lawton
1 chapter critique by Paula Moldenhauer
The First Five Pages, by Noah Lukeman, and How NOT To Write a Novel, byMittelmark & Newman donated by Nancy Kimball
Earning a Living With Your Writing by Tiffany Colter
Character assessment and 2 PDFs (A Writer’s Guide to Creating Rich Backstoryand A Writer’s Guide to Grief) by Jeannie Campbell
2 cookie-making jars by Carole Towriss

PACKAGE 2: Writing 2 ($1,385)
100 page critique by Nancy Kimball
Sol Stein's On Writing, Noah Lukeman's The Plot Thickens, and Stephen King'sOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft donated by Nancy Kimball
No Plot? No Problem! Kit donated by Sibella Giorello
Writing Career Coach Business Building Series by Tiffany Colter
2 PDFs (A Writer’s Guide to Personality Disorders and A Writers Guide toPersonality Types) by Jeannie Campbell
2 cookie-making jars by Carole Towriss

PACKAGE 3: His and Hers ($304)
The Ambition by Lee Strobel
Double Minds, Predator, and Shadow in Serenity by Terry Blackstock
Medical Error, Lethal Remedy, Diagnosis Death and Code Blue by Richard Mabry
1 lb. box of peanut clusters from Janice LaQuiere
An Amish Love by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long
Love Finds You in Humble, Texas and Love is in the Air by Anita Higman
Hidden in the Everglaeds, Protecting Her Own, and Christmas Bodyguard byMargaret Daley
Reversible book tote and 4 cloth coasters by Amy Bordoni
Knit cowl by Sheri Karobonik
Sterling Silver necklace and earring set from Miralee Ferrell
2 cookie-making jars by Carole Towriss
Hand-knit brown hat by a friend of a friend

PACKAGE 4: Literary Lady ($423)
Letters in the Attic by DeAnna Dobson
An Amish Gathering, by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Barbara Cameron
Love You More by Jennifer Grant
Love Finds You in Humble, Texas; Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe, and Love is in the Air by Anita Higman
Elsie by Barb Waite
Worlds Collide, Violette Between, The Weight of Shadows, Reinventing Rachel, The Heart of Memory, and Composing Amelia by Alison Strobel
blue necklace by Deb Kinnard
winner's choice of pearls from Miralee Ferrell
mug and book hook from Leslie Strobel
Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson
Hand-knit hat with flower by a friend of a friend

PACKAGE 5: Historical Reading ($373)
In Honor Bound by DeAnna Dobson
The Texas Dream Trilogy by Amanda Cabot
Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach
From This Day Forward by Margaret Daley
Tartan scarf from a Scottish friend
2 cookie-making jars by Carole Towriss
2 period costumes from Nancy Kimball
Items from The Colonial Quills:
A signed copy ofLove Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland by Roseanna M. White
A copy of Highland Crossings, signed by contributing author Gina Welborn
A Pampered Chef knife & sharpener - the knife being the favorite utensil ofthe confectioner heroine of Gina's story
A signed copy of The Chamomile by Susan F. Craft
A packet of chamomile seeds & a packet of chamomile tea
A mobcap
A $15 Starbucks gift card
Surrender the Dawn by MaryLu Tyndall

Fire Dragon's Angelby Barbara Blythe
The Colonel's Ladyby Laura Frantz
Joab's Fire book andT-shirt by Lynn Squire

PACKAGE 6: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ($356)
A Log Cabin Christmas by Jane Kirkpatrick
An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Long, and BarbaraCameron
Love is in the Air by Amita Higman
Bearfoots ornaments from Miralee Ferrell
A Big Apple Christmas, A Blue & Gray Christmas, and Christmas Mail-OrderBrides by Carrie Turansky
Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by Anita Higman
His Holiday Family by Margaret Daley
Snowman Earrings donated by Gail Pallotta
Knit hat and scarf by Sheri Karobonik
Casserole Mitt by Gretchen Wrede
Crochet doily by Allyn Kennedy
Cookie dough mix sleigh and serving utensils from Lisa Schrader
Custom knit gloves or mittens by Stephanie Gruber

PACKAGE 7: YA and Yahweh and Dragons ($497)
Angel in the Shadow and Angel in the Storm e-books from Lisa Grace
A Charmed Life Series and There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
iTunes gift card from Bonnie Leon
Cat Cosmetics (brow brush and liner, bronzer, ambrosia lip gel and pixie lipgloss) from Miralee Ferrell
Pink necklace and green necklace from Deb Kinnard
Stocking set from Connilee Walter
1 lb. box of chocolate truffles from Janice LaQuiere
Hand-knit white hat by a friend of a friend
ShadowLight by Matthew Morgan
Case for Christ Study Bible and Case for the Real Jesus from Lee Strobel
Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life and Deeper into the Word by Keri Wyatt Kent
As Grandma Says, a devotional by Judith Robl
Fit for Faith ebook from Kimberely Payne
Along Comes God by George Slater
Metamorpha: Jesus as a Way of Life by Kyle Strobel

Items from Donita K. Paul andEvangeline Denmark:

DragonLighton mp3

dragon pendent on a ribbon

blue stretch bracelet with a dragon's head charm

DragonKeeper mug

PACKAGE 8: Crafter’s Paradise ($461)
5 balls Berocco's Ultra Alpaca yarn and coordinated yarn set for scarf or shawl fromJuliet Kennedy
Crochet set from Cystal Ewoniuk/Stash
3 crochet pattern books from Alison Strobel Morrow
2 cookie-making jars by Carole Towriss
Pattern books donated by Crystal Ewoniuk/Stash
Original patterns and stitch markers by Sheri Karobonik
Baby knitting book from Amy Bordoni
3 skeins handspun yarn from Emily Field
Knitting needles from Juliet Kennedy
Stampin’ Up! kit from Joy Hannabass:
~ 4 12x12 Simply Scrappin Scrapbooking Kits
~ 4 24 sheet Packages of 12x12 card stock, multi color
~ 5 12 sheet Packages of Designer Series Paper
~ 1 Box Misc Stampin Up Embellishments
~ 5 Rolls ribbon, each different
~Stamp Sets:
~~ Make it Count....set of 10
~~ Spring Solitute.......set of 6
~~ Painted Posies....set of 8
~~ Oh! My Word......set of 6
~~ Friendship Blooms....set of 5

Hand-dyed batt and spinning if you want it (bulky or worsted weight) from WhorlingTides
Created Felt Art ebook

PACKAGE 9: Babies and Big Girls $530
Crochet zombie by Amanda Larson
Hairbows and Holder from Melissa Corban
Two matching crocheted hairbands by Rebekah Measmer
That's Where God Is and That's When I Talk to God from Dan and Ali Morrow
Teething giraffe by Suzi
Custom color crocheted baby cocoon by Alison Strobel Morrow
Baby Go Green consultation from Tonya Sakowicz at Baby Go Green Inc.
Reindeer hat from Amanda Larson

From Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark:

The Dragon and the Turtle

The Dragon and the Turtle go onSafari

bug stickers for interactive reading (for Safari book)

turtle necklace

colorful turtle bracelet

plush turtle

plush dragon

PACKAGE 10: For The Lady in Your Life ($323)
Cat Cosmetics (gel liner, eye shadow brush, blush, Innocent shimmer stick, Pounce lipstick) from Miralee Ferrell
Scarf from Vivian Mabuni
Promises to Keep, Things We Once Held Dear, and The Returning by Ann Tatlock
Natural tones necklace by Deb Kinnard
Belgian chocolates, donated by Carol Morris
Starbucks gift card
Amethyst and diamond pendant from Miralee Ferrell
$25 iTunes gift card

PACKAGE 11: Canadians Only! ($154)
Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard
The Cowboy Tutor by Linda Ford
Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay
Fit for Faith ebook by Kimberley Payne
More Questions than Answers: Sharing Faith by Listening by Eleanor Shepherd
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider from Janet Sketchley
Spur of the Moment by Marcia Laycock
Calendar from Valerie Comer
Zinvoy’s Journey by Ginny Jacques
Along Came God by George Slater
As Grandma Says, a devotional by Judith Robl

PACKAGE 12: Something for Everyone ($395)
Items from Kim Vogel Sawyer:
~ Sommerfeld Trilogy
~Katy LambrightSeries (4 books)
~Mennonite edible treats.
Items from WhiteFirePublishing:
A signed copy of Love Amid the Ashes, courtesy of the author Mesu Andrews
Both paperback AND digital copies of the 2011 WhiteFirePublishing lineup, including:
~ A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White
~ Jewel of Persia by Roseanna M. White
~ Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay
~ Dance of the Dandelion by Dina L. Sleiman
A t-shirt (S, M, L, or XL) reading "One little drop to soil the garment /One little drop to cleanse the soul"
A $50 gift certificate to the Greek Jewelry Shop (designer of the bracelet featured on Jewel of Persia)

Games Package from Tracy Ruckman, Debbie Roome,and Amy Barkman:

~7 Books:

Which Witch? (Christian novel for middle grade readers)

Magnitude7.1 and 6.3 (stories of survival during the New Zealand earthquakes)

~ 1 non-fiction booklet: Grieve Him Not (walking with the Holy Spirit)
~ 6 Games (Scrabble Slam, Uno, Dominoes, playing cards, jacks, puzzle)

~ 1 Chocolate Chipcookie dough mix with cookie cutter

~ Fire Department toys

~ Police Department toys

~ popcorn

~ candy

~ hot cocoa mix

Hand-knit brown hat from a friend of a friend
The Aristocrat's Lady by Mary Moore

PACKAGE 13: Wendy Chorot critique ($200)

PACKAGE 14: Emily Stelea Photography Package (So Cal only) ($195)

PACKAGE 15: Writing 3 ($125+249=)--Open to international participants!
Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guide Webinar and 2500 word critique by a guild member ( donated by Sandra Orchard 
Fiction Writing Master Course by Janice Thompson. This is a gold mine of information! Ten lessons-- each presented in video, audio, and print format so you can interact with the material in whichever way suits you best--cover every imaginable facet of fiction writing, from plotting, point of view, and characterization to theme, genre, common mistakes, and what to do with that manuscript once you've typed "The End."


  1. Wow! Awesome, amazing, stupendous! You've done a ton of work putting this together, Alison. Now everyone needs to rush out and post this all over the place so we can raise more money for Sandi!

  2. What excellent packages! And what a blessing you are to organize this. Blessings to all that are involved and to all who contribute donations and purchasing raffle tickets.

  3. I Can't wait to see the final total. What great prizes!