Denise Weimer: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone!

Denise WeimerDenise Weimer joins our circle today. This author writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored over ten novels and a number of novellas. As a managing editor for the historical imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams.

Denise is offering Fall Flip, The Witness Tree, Spring Splash, or Traces in ebook format to someone who joins our chat circle below. You can find her and her books on Amazon at

Now, here’s our honored guest, Denise Weimer.

A Historical Author and Editor Writing Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense? Why, yes!

It stands to reason that a girl who grew up steeped in Gone With the Wind, Eugenia Price, and Civil War living history and vintage dance would write historical romance. And for many years, that’s what I did. I had a number of historical novellas and novels published before my agent told me that contemporary romance was often easier to place with publishers. So … I wrote several contemporary stories, all set in my home state of Georgia.

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all Flip
was the first off the press in September 2019, gleaning reviews as warm and fuzzy as its Hallmarky/HGTV vibe. I’m hopeful its readers are eager for Spring Splash, releasing this month along with Traces. But some may wonder … why an athletic romance? And Traces, a romantic suspense techno-thriller? Boy, Denise has really gone off the deep end with these.

Allow me to explain.

Spring Splash

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combines two great loves of mine. For almost fifteen years, writing and being a swim mom ran on courses that appeared would never intersect. My two daughters, Emily and Abigail, started their athletic journeys at ages six and four, respectively. The sport played a huge part in molding them into the confident and compassionate individuals they are today.

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hen my older daughter first participated in high school meets, a special competition hosted during intermission captured my attention. The coaches of a local organization named Extra Special People (ESP – fielded two relay teams. ESP is a non-profit in the Athens, Georgia area that serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The crowds went wild as those enthusiastic athletes stroked through the water, and the inspiration for Spring Splash was born—even though I didn’t realize it for about five more years. As I became aware my time in the stands was winding down, the idea came back to me.

And Traces?

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s a writer, I look for the unique and the little-known—but the truthful or realistic—to inspire settings and plots. The idea for Traces began with a reality TV show that ran only one season in the U.S. (2017), but it captured my attention because I recognized many of the filming locations here in Georgia. The U.S. version of Hunted was an offshoot of the original, ongoing British version. In both shows, contestants seek to evade skilled investigators for a set amount of time in a set area in order to win a cash prize.

The second piece of Traces was The Eye, technology that may seem futuristic but for all intents and purposes already exists. Constant Hawk was developed in the early 2000s at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system weighed around 1500 pounds and was flown on manned aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The technology from Constant Hawk has continued to evolve. Brazilian officials mounted four Simera cameras on weather balloons and small blimps to surveille the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Thirteen full-motion cameras capable of zoom captured real-time footage with sixty times the resolution of high definition at three frames per second.

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rom these examples of existing WAMI systems, it’s not hard to picture one being installed on a skyscraper. That type of surveillance makes some feel secure, but for others, it would represent a total loss of freedom. A perfect and unique setting for a suspense novel.

So will you genre hop with me? I hope you’ll find it worth the adventure. Bring along your happy-tears tissues for Spring Splash and your chamomile tea for after you read Traces.

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Lord, please bless each word Denise Weimer writes for You.
For Jesus’ sake

37 thoughts on “Denise Weimer: Let’s Chat!

  1. HI Linda Brooks Davis
    My name is Julia Lopez I am the youngest daughter of the late Rafeal & Maria Lopez .
    You might remember me and you might not but I remember your dad and mom. My dad and my family worked for your dad many years in Raymondville,Tx. Hope to read one of your books soon 😉

    1. Oh, my. Yes. How could I forget your family? You were a huge part of my growing-up years. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I hope you get to read my books. They’re all on Amazon. Just search for Linda Brooks Davis. There are links to them on my website too.

      And I’m sure you would enjoy Denise’s books. Your name is in the hat for one of hers. Maybe you’ll win!

  2. Alison Boss

    Thank you for sharing your writing journey, Denise! Historical Christian fiction is my favorite genre to read, and then mystery/suspense, so I’m sure I would enjoy reading many of your books! “Traces” sounds really intriguing…very edge-of-your seat action, which I so enjoy. It was nice getting to know more about you. Thank you for the chance to win one of your books! 🙂

    1. Welcome, Alison. I love seeing your name in Comments. 🙂 You’re always so encouraging. Thank you and come back.

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  4. Alicia Haney

    Your books sound intriguing and like very good page turners! Thank you for sharing about your awesome sounding books. I will be adding them to my TBR list. Have a Great week, stay safe and God Bless you and your family.

    1. Hi, Alicia. It’s always great to welcome you. You’re a faithful follower. I hope you get to read Denise’s books. She’s a great author. Look forward to welcoming you again.

    2. Denise Weimer

      Thanks so much, Alicia! Good luck in the drawing.

  5. Paty Hinojosa

    Wow! Denise Weimer is a new author to me and I definitely want to try her out! Her stories sound so compelling and relatable! And I love the covers! Great to know more about you Denise! Love to hear the insight behind writing from authors! Stay safe and well these days! Blessings and prayers!

    1. Hi, Paty. Great to welcome you back to the circle. I’m glad you’ve had a chance to meet Denise and hope you can read her books. You name’s in the hat. 🙂

    2. Denise Weimer

      Thank you, Paty! So happy to hear that you found the books intriguing. I was happy with the covers as well. Cover design is such a fun process! ☺️

  6. Suzanne Sellner

    I’m just becoming familiar with Denise Weimer and her books and look forward to reading them. I, too, have lived in Georgia and love reading about places where I’ve lived.

    1. Denise Weimer

      Nice to “meet,” Suzanne!!

    2. Welcome back to our circle, Suzanne. Thank you for your encouraging comments. Your name’s in the hat for one of Denise’s books 🙂

  7. Jean

    I follow Denise on social media already. She is still a new author for me but her books are on my huge TPR list. 😉
    I love suspenseful stories!

    1. Denise Weimer

      Jean, I hope you get to read and enjoy them soon. ☺️

    2. Welcome to our circle, Jean. I hope your TBR list will be reduced by at least one of Denise’s. Your name’s in the hat. 🙂

  8. Rose Blackard

    These books sound awesome. I love to read about actual places in books

    1. Denise Weimer

      Rose, that’s great! The Witness Tree is set in NW GA, Fall Flip in Augusta, Spring Splash in Athens, and Traces in Atlanta. ❤️

    2. Welcome, faithful follower Rose! Thanks for visiting with Denise. Your name’s in the hat for one of her books 🙂

  9. The witness tree sounds intriguing. I lived in GA for 7 years and visit often. I’d probably recognize scenes. That would make the books more personal.

    1. Denise Weimer

      Teresa, I bet you would. It’s set in NW GA at the Chief Vann House.

    2. Hi, Teresa. So glad you joined us. I know you encouraged Denise. Sign up for the blog, and you’ll meet a slew of authors 🙂

  10. Joan Arning

    I already follow Denise on Facebook and Bookbub and get her newsletter!

    1. Denise Weimer

      I appreciate staying connected!

    2. Wow. I know Denise appreciates your following her. We’re tickled to have you in our circle. Sign up for this blog, and you’ll meet a bunch of authors. God bless.

  11. Melinda Grace

    I love to read stories that take place in areas I know! Thanks for posting the link to this site and Denise’s site. I’ll take a closer look at both tomorrow!

    1. Denise Weimer

      Thanks for stopping by, Melinda.

  12. Lisa

    Can’t wait to check out these books.

    1. Denise Weimer

      Thanks, Lisa! Good luck.

    2. Hi, Lisa. Great to have you in our circle. Your name’s in the hat for the drawing. 🙂 Sign up for this blog on Home page, and you’ll have the chance to interact with a slew of authors.

  13. Tabitha Mccullers

    I would love to read all these books!!
    How did I not know you were an author.

    1. Denise Weimer

      Hey, Tabitha! Glad you found out. ☺️

    2. Welcome, Tabitha. So glad you joined us. I hope you’ll sign up for this blog where you can interact with many authors. I hope you get to read Denise’s books.

  14. Wendy

    I absolutely loved Fall Flip! I’m reading The Witness Tree now. I plan to own all of Denise’s wonderful books. She’s a fantastic author but even more a fabulous friend! I wish you many successes, dear friend!

    1. Denise Weimer

      Thank you so much, Wendy! You’re a sweetie.

    2. Welcome, Wendy. You sound like the best kind of friend. I hope you’ll join our circle again—better yet, sign up on the Home page 🙂


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Penny N. Haavig: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone!

Penny HaavigPenny N Haavig joins our circle to tell us about her life and writing endeavors. I’m tickled to introduce this rare individual.

Penny N Haavig is offering a complimentary copy of Laugh, Clown, Laugh or Oddballs Matter (when it’s released) to someone who shares in the conversation. So join us below, friend.

Penny N Haavig’s Past & Present

I’m a retired preschool teacher with roots in New York. I’ve clowned around as Dancing Dot, the caring clown, at area senior living facilities and am now an independently published author.

I currently live with my husband, Tom, in rural Minnesota. I volunteer at Love in The Name of Christ, a nonprofit organization helping those needing physical, relational and spiritual assistance, and at Alomere hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota.

My grandparents and mother entertained on the vaudeville stage. My own passion for the theater came to life in January 2020 when I had a small part in Virgil Wins the Lottery.

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I love animals and enjoy daily care for my horse, Kammy.

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Books by Penny N. Haavig

Laugh Clown Laugh by Penny N Haavig
  • Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. You’re rod of protection and staff of guidance comfort me. Psalm 23: 4

    Christian Fiction

This historical novel is based on a true story about my mother. It’s available on Amazon.

It opens in Brooklyn, New York in the 1930’s. Violet Pearl Moretti‘s outgoing personality is a cover-up for the insecurity she feels within. She manages to suppress the battle within her heart by wearing a mask, starting with the Vaudeville stage. Her colorful life weaves in and out of three decades.

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Will Violet Pearl find peace and happiness before tragedy strikes again?

Oddballs Matter (to God) by Penny N Haavig
  • I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings, until the storm has passed. Psalm 57:1

Christian Fiction

Violet Pearl Funk yearns to stay clear of mental issues of the past. The picturesque Long Island sound provides tranquility to her soul.  She’s working hard at balancing marriage, parenthood and a successful art business, but juggling was never her forte.

She knows lost people matter to God, and everyone needs compassionate love. Her quest is to be a missionary to the oddballs and to share what God has done to free her from emotional madness.

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Violet must keep her head on somewhat straight. She encounters several life-threatening situations, but God helps her find a way out. Deep down, she wonders if her faith is strong enough for another pitfall. Henry, her knight without the shining armor, is always her stronghold when the going gets tough.

Can Violet avoid temptation when a handsome business associate woos her at a convention?

Encouragement from Penny N Haavig

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Mental illness and depression rob many of us a full and meaningful life.

  • Do you feel lonely?
  • Do you have thoughts of envy or jealousy of those closest to you?
  • Or do you feel the darkness of depression closing in on you?

If you can say yes, to any of these, there’s hope. God can lead you out of the muck and mire into a peaceful life with Him.

How to Contact Penny N. Haavig


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Lord, please bless each word Penny N. Haavig writes for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake


14 thoughts on “Penny N. Haavig: Let’s Chat!

  1. Marilyn R

    Laugh Clown Laugh is a heartfelt and touching story. I enjoyed reading it, thus I do not need to be in the giveaway. Blessings to you both at this time.

    1. Thanks Marilyn. There will be a drawing for “Oddballs”, when released. God bless!

    2. Welcome, Marilyn! Thanks for giving Penny feedback on Laugh, Clown, Laugh. Have a lovely day.

  2. Rose Blackard

    Your book sounds awesome. It’s good to meet you. You are a new Christian author to me.

    1. Nice to meet you too, Rose. Yes, my books are based on my Mom’s life. God bless!

    2. Thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement, Rose.

  3. Linda

    Hi Penny, Love you as a blonde! Your Moms Tile brings back some fond memories ❤️
    Looking forward to Oddballs…Miss you Friend 😘

    1. Miss you too! Keep safe and healthy! God bless!

  4. Theresa Peper

    Haven’t we met!?! 😉 You look pretty sassy in that outfit!! Fun to learn a little more about you. We definately need to have lunch sometime and meet your horse too.

    1. Yes my dear! Let’s get together to chat about that children’s book! We had fun in the play, didn’t we Gramma?

    2. Welcome, Theresa. You’re blessed to know Penny personally. Great to have you in our circle. Hope you’ll come back.

  5. Nice to meet you, Penny. What an interesting family history you have to pull from for your stories. Keep making people smile! We need more of that in this world.

    1. Thank you, Clarice! May God bless you today and always.

    2. Hi, Clarice. You’re right. We do need more laughter in this world. YOU provide a steady supply yourself 🙂


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