Lori Smanski
  • Hanover Park, IL
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Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 - FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) $10.00 GIFT CARD in the group VINCENT JAMES VEZZA
"5.  When my kids were becoming teens, I thought this was the most difficult time ever. But when they started leaving the nest and making a life of their own, I was so happy for them and they knew I was always here for them, but I think the most…"
Apr 30
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) $5.00 GIFT CARD in the group MARYLU TYNDALL
"3 - I grew up on a farm in California.  My specific pets were: Goldie a palomino who I rode in 4-H and did barrel racing with. Goldie was sweet and tender. She helped teach me  persistence. Burgundy Rose a Shorthorn cow who I also had in…"
Apr 30
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion MARCH 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) $10.00 GIFT CARD in the group VINCENT JAMES VEZZA
"1. My mom bought her first sewing machine (singer) the year I was born. 60 years later I have said sewing machine. Mom taught me to sew on this machine. There are many fond memories I have of mom and I sewing together. It still works.  2. My…"
Mar 20
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion MARCH 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) PB A HERO FOR MISS HATHERLEIGH in the group CAROLYN MILLER - AUTHOR GROUP
"1. Some of the rules of society that crack me up are: a. cant show her ankles b. ladies have to wear corsets (actually, I have worn them for civil war reenacting and they are very comfortable and kept me straight. I really enjoyed them) c. ladies…"
Mar 20
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CAROLYN MILLER - AUTHOR GROUP

ABOUT AUTHOR: Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has co-pastored a church for ten years, written numbers of songs amid song leading and heading the music ministry, and currently works part-time as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher. A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in…See More
Mar 20
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Mar 15
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion MARCH 2019 - GIVEAWAY - SIGNED COPIES OF CHARITY'S CROSS (1) PB & LIBERTY BRIDE in the group MARYLU TYNDALL
"1. I really dont remember what I learned about the Mayflower in school myself. 2. I did learn some when my kids went to school, but it was very limited. 3. Oh what a wonderful question: I would like to ride this elevator many different times : I…"
Mar 15
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MARYLU TYNDALL

ABOUT AUTHOR: Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk…See More
Mar 15
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion MARCH 2019 - GIVEAWAY - (1) Ebook REBECCA'S SONG PLUS 10 NOTE CARDS in the group DAWN KINZER
"1. I have been to Chicago many times. I live in the suburbs. I loved going to the many museums and Brookfield Zoo just outside Chicago. 3. I have had to pass up going on mission trips out of the USA because I take a medicine that I can get anywhere…"
Mar 15
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY (1) $10.00 GIFT CARD in the group TOWER OF HARMONY
"1. movie - The Prayer Room     movie - God is Not Dead 2. sew/quilt 3. That I can instantly get a hold of loved ones/friends      Where it is taking young minds that are so impressionable 5. Be kind to everyone, I don't…"
Feb 28
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion FEBRUARY 2019 $10.00 GIFT CARD GIVE AWAY in the group VINCENT JAMES VEZZA
"#1 A lot of this depends on the person I am with. Always I am just there. Sometimes it helps to ask questions to help draw them out. Sometimes just listening. Sometimes bringing a little cheer to their moment. But always before I go into this I pray…"
Feb 21
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY(1) Winner gets -Ebook HOPE'S DESIGN, COLORING BOOK & PENCILS in the group DAWN KINZER
"wow I would love to read this new to  me author. This sounds like a wonderful book. I love the idea that both are artistic, but need to figure out how to use them again and well.  #5 What words do I live by? Be kind to everyone, I dont…"
Feb 21
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DAWN KINZER

ABOUT AUTHOR: Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes in the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire.  Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.  Dawn’s historical romance series, The Daughters of Riverton, takes place in the early 1900s. The setting and some of the…See More
Feb 21
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion JANUARY 2019 - GIVEAWAY (1) POUND of COFFEE in the group GREG & JEAN HINES MISSIONARIES
"I personally don't drink coffee. But my husband is a huge fan of loose coffee. He goes to Starbucks daily before work. He has a Keurig that he uses loose coffee in.  quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net"
Jan 25
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GREG & JEAN HINES MISSIONARIES

About Coffee Ministry:Abundant Life Coffee is a family owned coffee importing business committed to bringing economic opportunity to the Lenca Indians in Honduras. In partnership with Frontline Missions we provide them with start-up capital and training so that they can grow their own coffee on their own land.Abundant Life Coffee is strictly high grown specialty grade washed ArabicaThe Lenca have been trapped in a cycle of poverty and dependency for generations because of low wages and seasonal…See More
Jan 25
Lori Smanski replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion JANUARY 2019 - $10.00 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY in the group TOWER OF HARMONY
"Well there was not much technology to the public when i was growing up. Computers were huge and for large companies.  We did have record players, t.v., 8 tracks, cassets, rotary/party line phones.  quilting dash lady at comcast dot net"
Jan 25

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At 7:12am on August 10, 2017, Nora St.Laurent said…

WELCOME TO TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!

 

We’ve Up-dated our information letter to help you better navigate our site.

 

We’re glad you’re here!! Here are ways you can get involved…

 

  1. STARTING a HUGE KINDLE GIVEAWAY Contest in SEPTEMBER. On the Front page, you can see the Kindle HD 8 the authors are giving away. To ENTER you MUST JOIN the AUTHORS Groups that are giving away the KINDLES. I’ll Be telling you who they are soon. TELL your FRIENDS! (they must be a member of TBCN to participate)
  2. MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS – To Enter Drawings you Must JOIN the Author’s group. It’s Easy. Click on the author name. (you can see the GROUPS on the left-hand side on the Front page of TBCN. The group will come up. CLICK the Join button (upper right-hand side). Now you are in. THEN you can check out what the author is offering for the month. It’s anything from a gift cards to books and everything in-between.  You can START Entering the Drawing the Third MONDAY NIGHT of the month at the “Live” Chat. We meet each month for 30 minutes. Catch up, talking about what’s on our minds, giveaway coffee and kick off the giveaways for that month. If your name is drawn for a book you can post the review on the author page and Post your review pasting it in the comment box and hitting ADD REPLY.
  3. “Live” Chat is held at TBCN on the Third Monday night of the month. You are not required to be there to participate in the Giveaway events. It’s just a fun time to catch up with members talk about chocolate, the book they just read, movie they saw and give away a pound yummy coffee. The time we start is 8 pm Eastern Standard Time. If you need more information please contact me nora@bookfunmagazine.com 
  4. ARE YOU A BOOK CLUB? Book Club Leader? SET UP a Book Club Page for your group. Post the books your group has read or will be reading this year it will help other book club know what book worked for your meeting. It’s helpful for other groups to know how it went.  Post pictures of book events. Hold your book meeting online. Ask the author to join you! Be creative. We also have lots of book ideas for your group.
  5. If you’ve read a book by an author that’s listed here. We’d love for you to post your review and tell us where else you’ve posted it. Just go to the authors page, Click on the title of the book and Post your review pasting it in the comment box and hitting ADD REPLY.
  6. JOIN TBCN on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/TheBookClubNetworkBookStore
  7. PERSONAL TOUR of TBCN Check out the NEW Members Orientation Video. http://www.bookfun.org/group/new-member-orientation
  8. Need Prayer put your prayer request here http://www.bookfun.org/group/official-tbcn-prayer-gropu

 

On behalf of Fred and Nora St. Laurent, CEO of The Book Club Network, we are thrilled you’re here!!

 

And, on behalf of the Christian Authors Network, we hope you’ll join the conversation on the CAN page -- http://www.bookfun.org/group/canandfriends

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nora St. Laurent at nora@bookfunmagazine.com

I’m excited about the book fun we are going to have together!

 

At 6:04pm on June 22, 2017, Kathy Harris said…

Hi, Lori! WELCOME TO TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!

 

We’re glad you’re here!! Here are ways you can get involved…

 

1. MONTHLY BOOK NOMINATIONS & VOTING

Read a great book you want to tell others about? Here’s the place! Each month a box is set up (on the right hand corner of the front page) for nominations of fiction and non-fiction books. After the nomination period, the community votes on “book of the month” for each category. 

 

2. MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS posted the FIRST WEEK of the month

Book covers will be posted on the FRONT PAGE of TBCN. CLICK on the LINK above the BOOK COVER. Answer one of the questions there to enter the contest.

 

3. BOOK REVIEWS – Are you interested in REVIEWING BOOKS MONTHLY??? 

Contact Fred St. Laurent -- fred@bookfunmagazine.com

 

Have you ALREADY WRITTEN a review??? On the top left hand corner tab it says TBCN STORE – CLICK ON that LINK. It takes you to the TBCN store. Search for the book – post your review.

 

4. ARE YOU A BOOK CLUB? A BOOK CLUB LEADER?

SET UP a Book Club Page for your group. Post the books your group has read or will be reading in 2013. Post pictures of book events. Hold your book meeting online. Ask the author to join you! Be creative. We also have lots of book ideas for your group.

 

5. BOOK FUN MAGAZINE

Videos about AUTHOR INTERVIEWS and BOOK EVENTS related to the current issue of TBCN magazine, BOOK FUN, are posted on the front page of TBCN!!

 

The magazine is only $9.95 a year!! CHECK IT OUT!! Here’s the link --www.bookfunmagazine.com

 

6. You can join TBCN on FACEBOOK TOO!! 

Here’s the link -- https://www.facebook.com/TheBookClubNetworkBookStore

 

7. Be sure to check out the Readers Only Group!

What is it? If you are a READER who likes FREE books and are willing to post your honest opinion on the sites TBCN asks you to, then join in the fun here -- http://www.bookfun.org/group/will-work-for-free-books

 

8. Want to learn more? Check out the new member orientation video here -- http://www.bookfun.org/group/new-member-orientation

 

9. We’d also love to have you visit the TBCN Prayer Group, http://www.bookfun.org/group/official-tbcn-prayer-gropu

 

On behalf of Fred and Nora St. Laurent, CEO of The Book Club Network, we are thrilled you’re here!!

 

And, on behalf of the Christian Authors Network, we hope you’ll join the conversation on the CAN page -- http://www.bookfun.org/group/canandfriends

 

PollDaddy

 
 
 

New Member Orientation

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We will be posting videos all the time now, basically going through the entire site. 

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