Sunday, March 24, 2013

Drawing Winner #3!

It looks like good old persistence paid off. Maxie Anderson spent some time digging and was able to correctly answer 3 of the questions for extra entries, earning 4 entries total. And she won!!

Congratulations, Maxie! I’ll be in touch shortly to get your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who entered my March drawings! I hope I’ve been able to stir up some excitement about the most critical and interesting period in our history, the American Revolution!

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Drawing # 3!

I apologize for being so late in posting this drawing! Boy, was it ever a busy weekend—chock full of company and family events and very enjoyable—but now I’m behind and a bit crazy!

The drawing this week follows the usual format: Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of the new Heritage edition of Wind of the Spirit, Book 3 of the series. And, of course, if blogger gives you grief and you can’t leave a comment, you can message me on Facebook to be added to the drawing.

This week I’m offering another bonus. In addition to Wind of the Spirit, the winner will also receive both book 1, Daughter of Liberty, and book 2, Native Son! So you’ll have the first three books of the series for yourself or to give as a gift!

For those who want to earn extra entries in the drawing, we’re going to do a game—sort of a scavenger hunt. Four questions are below. You’ll find the answers on one of my websites, either or Each right answer will earn you 1 entry in the drawing in addition to the one you get for leaving a comment. Please email the answers you found to me at americanpatriotseries[at]gmail[dot]com or message me on Facebook at so no one else who enters can see them. Don’t want anybody to cheat. LOL!

Now get to digging!

Extra Entry Questions

1. Give the name of the artist who painted “Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses,” depicting Patrick Henry's "If this be treason, make the most of it!" speech against the Stamp Act of 1765

2. In Wind of the Spirit, which character accompanies Elizabeth on the journey into Ohio Territory to find Carleton? You only need to name the main one of the three men who accompanied her, though I’ll accept the others too.

Who said “We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!”

When and where did my ancestor Jacob Hochstetler arrive in this country with his wife and 2 small children?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Drawing Winner #2!

Time for our drawing, and this week’s winner of a copy of Daughter of Liberty and Wind of the Spirit is . . .

Ta dah!!

Jennifer Dove!!!

Congratulations, Jennifer! You earned 3 entries, and it paid off. LOL! Please email your mailing address to me at jmhochstetler [at] msn [dot] com. As soon as I have it, the books will be on their way to you!

Next week, I’m offering another bonus in addition to Wind of the Spirit, plus a game for earning additional entries. I have company this weekend, so it’ll probably be Monday morning before I have a chance to post. Be sure to stop by here Monday to get the details!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Drawing #2 for March!

Time for our second drawing for March! The procedure is the same: Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing for a copy of Wind of the Spirit in the new Heritage Edition. I’ll draw the winner on Friday afternoon, March 15. And this time the winner will also get a copy of Book 1, Daughter of Liberty, that you can keep for yourself or share with someone you know who enjoys reading historical fiction!

However, this time I’m adding a twist. Leave a comment on this post, and you’ll get the usual one entry in the drawing. But also announce this drawing on your Facebook, other social media page, or on your blog or website—and don’t forget to include a link to this post—and once you’ve done that, leave your comment on this post, telling me the number of different places you announced the drawing. Include links to each site so I can verify that indeed you did. And I’ll give you that many entries in the contest, plus the 1 for your comment on this post!

In other words, say you announced this drawing on your Facebook page, on LinkedIn, and on your blog. That would entitle you to 4 total entries!

Now, as the pistachio people say, Get crackin’!

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Winner of Our First Drawing!

Drum roll, please! Blare of trumpets . . .

And the winner of a free copy of Wind of the Spirit is . . .

Candy Cervenka!!!! Congratulations!!!

The reason you don’t see a comment from Candy is that blogger was being its usual blogger self, which kept Candy from posting. But she found me on Facebook several days ago and explained the situation, and I added her to my drawing list. Obviously her persistence paid off, so anytime you have trouble leaving a comment on the blog, head over to my Facebook page,, or the American Patriot Series fan page,, and leave a comment there so I can add you to the list.

Candy, I’ll email you right away for your mailing addy, and as soon as I have it, a copy of Wind of the Spirit will be on its way to you. I hope you enjoy the story!

For those who didn’t win, stop back again Sunday. I’ll announce the new drawing, and this time I’m going to add a bonus, and I plan to add a new one each week. Be sure to check out the details for the next drawing, and then leave a comment on the blog post, or if necessary, on my Facebook page, to be entered!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Time for Another Drawing

The new Heritage Edition of Wind of the Spirit releases April 1, so I’m thinking it’s time to have a drawing! I happen to have a few copies in my hot little hands already, so why not give some away in advance? Even if you have the original version, if you win, you’ll have the new revised and updated edition with the gorgeous new cover—for free!

You know the drill. To enter, leave a comment on this post. If you prefer the e-book format, the new edition is available too, in fact it’s already up on Kindle, Nook, and CBD. Just let me know whether you’d like print or e-book format.

 I’ll announce the winner next Friday, and we’ll have at least a couple more drawings during March. And maybe I’ll even give away a full set of the currently available titles . . .

Stay tuned!