Friday, September 29, 2006


This is a great day! I'm launching my new website and setting out on a cross country adventure!

I've got a book that's screaming at me to be written, but first I've got to see all the places my characters will visit. So, today I'm off. I'll be traveling from Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, and then I'll head down to Georgia and Florida, travel across Mississippi, Lousiana, Texas and New Mexico and then cut through Arizona and finally head north into California and then home to Oregon. There's so much to see it boggles the mind.

I'm counting on meeting lots of fascinating people and I'll be handing out free copies of books from the Queensland Chronicles. I can't wait to discover this country. I know I'll find treasures that will fit perfectly with my story and that seeing the country will stir up all kinds of story ideas. If you know of a place I ought to visit let me know. I'll do my best to get there.

And here's the most exciting news: In honor of the trip, I'm running a contest!

To enter the contest, just post a comment on my blog between now and October 26th and you'll automatically be entered into a drawing.

I'll be giving away a copy of my most recent book, When the Storm Breaks, and a mug with one of my favorite quotes on it. Want to know what the quote is? You'll just have to wait until 27th:)

I'll post the name of the winner, as well as my favorite quote, then.

Bye for now. As I travel I'll continue to visit here and keep you updated on my latest adventures. It ought to be fun.



  1. Launching two new ventures on the same day -- a road trip and a website. How exciting. It is a great day!

    I hope you encounter the Lord in many places and faces as you travel and explore. And I pray you are strengthened physically, broadened mentally, encouraged emotionally and uplifted spiritually at every turn along the way.

    Bon Voyage, Bonnie. I'll be looking forward to your posts ...

  2. Anonymous2:08 PM

    I had you on my heart just yesterday and what an influence you are to me. Now that we are in Eugene I miss seeing you and talking with you. This adventure is going to be so awesome for you.Enjoy everyday,every moment. We will be praying for you and your safe travel. We hope to catch up with you when you get back home.
    sending our Love
    Maria and Malachi Parrish

  3. I would love to win a book and the mug.

  4. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Hey, sis, who would have thought? Not me as I remember the two of us standing together at the kitchen sink with our hands in the water and singing our favorite songs. I'm so excited for you and know that this is a whole new journey for you; not just in the physical sense, but in a spiritual sense as well. I pray you see God through every mile you travel.

    I love you!

  5. How fun, Bonnie! If you happen to be on I-90, going through Sheridan and Buffalo, say hello to my hometown! Much of my family still lives there. Have a fantastic trip!

  6. Dear Bonnie,

    How exciting for you! May He speak new words to your heart as you birth this new book. Cant wait to read it!

    A new fan in Medina, Ohio

  7. Anonymous7:45 PM

    Dear Bonnie,
    I haven't read you latest yet, but will in time. I also love to travel and am a displaced upstate New Yorker residing in MO. have found wonderful people all over this great nation...even lived in Phoenix, Az for 10 years before settling near Springfield, MO. God will go with you every step of the way andI cannot wait to hear about your adventures. God Bless You! Wilma Harreld

  8. Anonymous8:04 PM

    How exciting to be on the trip that your book is shouting to be written from! I didn't realize your dream of taking this trip had come true -- yippeee!
    Have a blast! Enjoy the open road and
    Bonnie, Bonnie
    traveling round,
    Gathering ideas
    as they're found!
    Have a blast and
    I have to say,
    Scribble stories
    write away!!!


  9. I so love the Queensland Chronicles and am sharing them with friends. I would love to read more stories from you about strong women and their love for their Lord, families and my passion, horses.
    Have a safe and enjoyable trip!


  10. Anonymous7:46 AM

    hey Bonnie,
    Good luck from Pacific may the eyes
    of God watch over you every step of the way and may the road in your heart be filled with joy and words.
    Love Vicci

  11. Anonymous7:55 AM

    You have been called to touch hearts and lives with the adventures you weave. As you put shoe leather and rubber! to your own journey I know God will give you inspiration, strength and greater capacity for sharing the love, grace and mercy He has awaiting those who call upon Him. I pray for a fresh annointing for your writing and know this is His calling on your life. God bless you with traveling mercies and wonderful delights. Gail Griffin

  12. Anonymous1:00 PM

    I miss you already!
    Every blessing, gail

  13. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Congratulations on your web site, it is one of the prettiest I've seen. Have fun on your road trip, I am green with envy. I have traveled most of the places you are going and they all possess their own unique beauty.

    Blessings and prayers for a safe journey,


  14. Anonymous7:39 AM

    You have done a wonderful job on your web-site. My prayers go with you on your journey of discovery. May God touch your eyes each day to show you the beauty of His creations, both big and small.
    Kathie Foushee

  15. Anonymous7:01 PM

    I hope God blesses you as you see some of His beauty in creation. What a wonderful opportunity for you and Greg. Will miss seeing you in Glide for awhile. Our prayers are with you. Steve and Lisa.

  16. Anonymous7:09 PM

    I love your web site & plan on buying the first book in your Queensland series, it sounds great!

    You taught a class at the Oregon Christian Writer's conference that I attended in late July & I so enjoyed it. Based on your teaching and personality, I'm guessing I'll enjoy your books, too.

    Blessings on your journey, I pray it will stir up all sorts of wonderful visions of new places and plots...for this book and many more to come.

  17. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Hi Bonnie,
    Your websit is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and your background photo -- just beautiful. Thank you for including the section for new writers. I've ordered a couple of the books you recommended and plan to get busy reading and writing more :) I pray God will encourage, strengthen, and bless you as you travel. Take care, Love in Christ, Kathy

  18. Anonymous2:49 PM


    I am so excited for you!! To be honest, I wish I could go along, but since that isn't possible I will keep you close in my heart and in my prayers.

    P.S. Your new website is beautiful!

    Connie Francis

  19. Bonnie,

    Sounds like fun!

    The new website is awesome, very warm and inviting. I want to redesign mine, lol!

    Blessings on ya,

    Perry P. Perkins
    Christian Novelist

  20. Anonymous11:36 AM

    wow bonnie, sounds like u'll have tons of fun!! god bless u on ur trip!
    luv ella

  21. Hope you have a fantastic trip