Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Fun Survey...What's on YOUR plate this fall?

Honestly, though the weather here in Northern, CA is still in the 90's during the day (this drought is JUST not going away), we're seeing signs of fall. First off, my box turtle is slooowwwwiiinnnngggg dooowwwwwn. She reacts to the number of daylight hours and the cooler nights, so she's even better than a groundhog at predicting the weather. Second, there's an avalanche of pumpkin themed foods in every grocery store. 

Since fall is definitely on the way, I thought it would be fun to see what's "falling" in your life right now, peeps. Answer the questions below if you'd like. I'll pick a participant who will win a print or digital copy of Abducted, my newest suspense with Love Inspired Suspense. (If you've already got yourself a copy, I'm happy to give away any of my other titles, if I still have them. ) Ready? Here goes!

1.  What is your favorite fall activity? 

2. What is your favorite fall food? 

3.  What is the weather like in your region in the fall? 

4.  Of course, what book is on your bedside table for those long cool evenings? 

And just for fun, I've included this TOTALLY SERIOUS VIDEO I made a while back to welcome fall. Think Masterpiece Theater here, peeps. 


  1. Favorite Fall activity? Sitting on the patio on the cool mornings...with my coffee and Bible
    Favorite Fall food? Tomato soup
    My weather is the same as yours...Northern California heat
    Book? I am just finishing up The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep....up next is Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

  2. I'm reading Tracie Peterson's A Love Transformed. And I simply lovely the changing colors of the trees during the Fall. Of course I love the lovely greens of our North Carolina Spring and Summer, too. I really don't have a favorite fall activity or food. I enjoy lots of warm, comfort foods such as soups, stews, chilies. And the weather is typical of North Carolina in the Fall - could be summery or could be nippy chilly.

    godleyv [at] yahoo (dot) com

    1. I have never been to North Carolina, but it's on my bucket list!

    2. Hey, Vera! You're the winner of this blog contest! Send me an email via my website ( or my Facebook page and let me know if you want a print or digital copy of Abducted!

  3. What is your favorite fall activity? - curled up in a warm afghan reading a book by the fireplace.
    What is your favorite fall food? - apple cinnamon muffins
    What is the weather like in your region in the fall? too warm for my taste. I prefer cooler weather.
    What book is on your bedside table for those long cool evenings? - currently Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon but I have some Lynette Eason, Karen Witemeyer, Roseanna White, and Lisa Harris in line.


  4. Favorite fall activity - knitting or reading under a cozy blanket with a cup of coffee.
    Favorite fall food - most anything pumpkin - muffins, pie, bread, soup.....
    Weather - north central MN - lots of color, rain, cooler temps and maybe even snow!!
    Books - I have a whole list of books I am advanced reader/reviewer for and I am reading the 'Slight Edge' by Jeff Olson in between.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I live to win books I can read with no deadline.
    bettimace (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. I admire people who can knit! I took two classes and I was the worst knitter in the class..both times!

  5. Dana, Activity: Christmas shopping Food: baked apples Weather: lots of colorful leaves, crispy cool nights, moderate days Book: Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering or A Father at Christmas by Neil Boyd

  6. Fall activity - reading
    fall food - soups
    weather - finally cool nights and lower humidity
    books - Reading a Dana Mentink book at present

  7. Favorite fall activity: reading (All the time, actually.)
    Favorite fall food: soup, potato mostly
    Weather here: It's SC, so the mornings and evenings have slight nip in the air and the days are somewhat warm.
    Reading now: Candace Calvert's Feb release, got an early copy; Also, Victoria, a nonfiction about Queen Victoria, early copy.

  8. My favorite fall activity is watching the leaves turn brilliant. colors
    My favorite fall foods are pumpkin pie and apple cider donuts
    Our weather here in Long Island, NY can be a toss up of sunny, cool or a warm Indian summer day.
    I have quite a few books on my tbr pile - Deep Shadows by Vannetta Chapman, 2 Chairs, Almost Like Being in Love by Beth Vogt and a few of Jodie Bailey's books
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Favorite Fall activity: being outside and enjoying nature.
    Favorite fall food: Soups, pumpkin pie
    Weather here: It has been very hot , we are having a cold snap but its still 80 during the day and they say the cool won't last.
    Reading now: Just finished up The Silent Order.

  10. 1. What is your favorite fall activity? Walking in the fallen leaves.

    2. What is your favorite fall food? Apple cider (hot or cold); popcorn

    3. What is the weather like in your region in the fall? Foggy mornings, sunny afternoons, sprinkled with showers in 50-60 degree weather. Love that first good coastal storm that comes the end of October - first of November.

    4. Of course, what book is on your bedside table for those long cool evenings? I have several by my bed at any given time. Bible, inspirational fiction, good Christian non-fiction, suspense, historical or romance novels. My current historical novel is His Chosen Bride by Rhonda Gibson. I just completed reading a soon to be released, action-packed book entitled ABDUCTED by someone named Dana Mentink. :)

  11. Favorite fall activity is a drive in the mountains to view the change of color in the aspen and other deciduous trees.
    Apple crisp, hot tea
    Depends - beautiful Indian summer - pleasantly warm days, cool nights, or go right to winter
    Books actually - my Bible, Mesu Andrews book "The Pharaoh's Daughter",and I usually also have a cozy or other mystery close by.

    1. I would love to see the colors change. We have that a bit here in Northern, CA, but not anything like the other states.

  12. My favorite fall activity is curling up on the couch under a blanket and either reading a book or watching an old movie. My favorite fall food is pumpkin cheesecake! I live in northern Idaho, so fall weather can be different year to year, but right now it is getting cold! Hoping the snow will hold off until after Thanksgiving! I usually read two books at the same time, one suspense and one other. I just finished Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore and I am almost done with A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna White!

    This was fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. 1. What is your favorite fall activity? Hikes in the mountains while the leaves are changing colors.

    2. What is your favorite fall food? Pecan Pie.

    3. What is the weather like in your region in the fall? Days are cooler - 60's and 70's.

    4. Of course, what book is on your bedside table for those long cool evenings? Currently, it's Dear Mr. Knightley.

    I would love to read your book Abducted! I don't have an e-reader, so I would need a print copy if I win. Thanks for the giveaway!! It's fun reading all the comments. tennisbec (at) hotmail (dot) com

  14. Hey all! Thanks for participating! The winner is...drumroll...Vera Godley! Shoot me an email via my website or FB Vera!