04 July 2014

Congratulations Carrie Fancett Pagels!

Join us today as we wish Carrie congratulations on her being the winner 
We are so proud of Carrie and her beautiful God given stories! 




Here is a link to this winning story in case you haven't had the pleasure of reading it yet.

The winners and the finalists in this contest will have their short stories published in a book by Family Fiction for release in 2014. Carrie will have her bio and headshot featured in next month's Family Fiction ezine and her publications will also be featured on the website.  She also won a prize package from Family Fiction. The contest was judged by many noted authors such as Karen Kingsbury, Susan May Warren, Lisa Harris, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and more!

Leave Carrie a message letting her know how much you love her.
While you're here join us for a pretty pink cupcake and a glass of ice cold pink lemonade.

Giveaway: A signed paperback copy of "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance." This best selling Civil War book has 61 reviews, 4.7 Star average, and was on the Top Ranked Civil War stories on Amazon for a year!

                                   







42 comments:

  1. Carrie, I would love to congratulate you on your great win. With your wonderful writing, it is no surprise to me. People are blessed with many different talents....some choose to keep them to themselves and some very generously share the. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents.

    Happy 4th of July!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie! I am so excited about winning something in writing as I've never even finaled in a contest. Thank you for your kind words! I had an awesome 4th of July!

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  2. Congrats, my friend!!! Loved the story. Looking forward to more :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne, and God bless you for being a Beta reader for me on this project! XOXO

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  3. CARRIE, we are so proud of you here at OWG! Not just because you won the fiction contest or wrote a best selling novella (although we are about to bust our buttons over that!), but because of the generous, thoughtful, godly woman that you are! You are a wonderful wife, mother, and the best of friends! Congrats, hugs, and kisses!

    ~Diana~

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    1. Ohhhhhhhhhh, that is so sweet!!! I wish you were here so I could hug your neck, Diana!!! Praying for your surgery to be an amazing success! Hugs!!!

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  4. CONGRATS, Carrie.......wonderful news! Thanks for giving us readers such great reads....and your posts here are a blessing as well!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! I am glad my writing of fiction and my posts have blessed you--that is what it is all about is blessing and encouraging others!

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  5. Congratulations Carrie!!!
    Blessings, Tina

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  6. Congrats, Carrie. Well done! :)

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  7. Congrats Carrie!!! I am not surprised that you won! I have a houseful of grandkids right now, so I will go over and read your winning story later tonight. Put me in the drawing. I would love a signed copy of Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance....all I had was the influencer copy you sent me. I would love to read it again on actual paper. :)

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    1. Debbie, your grands are so cute! Thanks so much for your confidence in me. I don't have that but I DO have confidence in Christ and I trusted Him to do what needed to happen and for whatever reason God has blessed me with this win! Hugs!

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  8. Congratulations, Carrie!!!!! Well done indeed:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! As you know, some of these contests just don't work out this way and you wonder why. But PTL, this was such happy news!

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  9. I'm so thrilled for you, Carrie!! How exciting!! And what an amazing panel of judges!!

    Congratulations!!

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    1. Yes, a very humbling situation to have that caliber of judges looking at my work!!! Thanks so much, Sue and congrats on your recent contract!

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  10. Congratulations Carrie! I totally agree with the judges - Return to Shirley Plantation is a winner!!

    ~Cindi

    (No need to enter me in the drawing as I have read and totally enjoyed this book.)

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  11. Congratulations Carrie!!! You must be so thrilled.

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    1. Mary, TY, and yes I really have been so pleased and I am very touched by Teresa's post.

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  12. Congrats! Great story!!
    Susan in NC

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    1. Susan, you have been such a blessing to me and we have got to meet up and hang out! TY! Hugs!

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  13. Yay, for Carrie! Congratulations!

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  14. Thank you SO much, TERESA, for celebrating this win with me and our OWG friends!!! Hugs and kisses!

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    1. CARRIE I'm excited and so glad you won!! Your stories touch a lot of hearts. :-)

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  15. Happy for you today on this win, Historical is right up your alley and you do it well, well deserved win. I want to read this story soon...romance and this period will be a good read combo..
    Paula O

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! Yes, Historical Romance is my genre and I am so excited! It is just a short story so it only takes a few minutes to read!

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  16. Way to go Carrie. Big congratulations! And, being on Amazon's Top Ranked Civil War stories for a whole year. That is great! No surprise as to what you OWG girls can do. And, Diana I would love to have some of those pretty pink cupcakes and Pink lemonade. I also would love to have a print of your book. Thanks, Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Maxie, you are such a doll! TY for your prayers and your congratulations! Love those pink cupcakes and pink lemonade that Teresa put up there! Hugs!

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  17. Congratulations again CARRIE!! I couldn't help myself, I had to click on the link to read it again! :-) An incredible short story that was beautifully written and just seemed to just have everything in it! So very proud of our head angel!! :) Big hugs!!

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    1. TY, Noela! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Haha about head angel since I was a psychologist that has a double entendre! Hugs back!!!

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  18. Congrats, Carrie!! This is so awesome to hear, I'm very happy for you! The cupcakes and lemonade are just delicious. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! I am just tickled pink and SO thankful for the OWG angels. Great party, Teresa!!!

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  19. Congrats - thrilled for you, Carrie!!

    I loved your short story and am SO looking forward to having a copy of it within a published book!! You are such a hard worker and so deserving of this honor!! I know from personal experience that it takes double the effort to accomplish those tasks we desire to accomplish - when dealing with physical problems - but PTL, God gives both of us the strength to fulfill His plans for us and showers us with blessings for doing so!!

    Diana described you so aptly: generous, thoughtful, godly, wonderful wife, mother, and friend - I'm blessed and thankful to have your friendship and looking forward to meeting you in the "not too distant" future, God willing!!

    Prayers, love, and hugs to you, dear Carrie!!

    P.S. Beautiful pink cupcakes and lemonade for a beautiful lady in pink!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie, and my little pink tiara finally came this week! It is really cute and will remind me in a tangible way of the win. If they print a paperback copy of the anthology I guess that will do it, too!

      Thanks so much for those wonderful compliments from you and Diana. That humbles me. Hope to meet you soon! Big hugs!!!

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  20. Finally I'm home and can tell you how proud I am for you - of you! When I read your story, I knew it was a winner! :) Yay! ♥✞ ♪♫•✫You are blessed, ♥✞♥♪*•♫♪ and Highly Favored!♫•✫♥ *♪That’s what the Bible teaches me!♥✞ ♪♫•✫♥ No matter what is hap’ning all around,♥✞ ♪♫•Blessed and Highly Favored ♥♫♪you will always be!♥✞♪♫•✫♥That’s the answer that is always true,♥✞ ♪♫•✫when your friends ask you, “How do you do?”♥ *♪•.♪you may not be good ♫•*♥♪and you may not be fine*•♫♪but you are blessed and Highly Favored! ♥✞♪♫•.♪♫ ALL of the time!!!♥✞ ♪♫•✫♥
    Love and hugs!

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    1. TY, Caryl! I can't wait to celebrate your Christy Award next year in 2015 for your wonderful 2014 release! I AM highly favored and blessed all the time--that is so good!!! God is so good and His Word! Hugs!

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  21. Way to go Carrie! I enjoyed your story and was glad to help with my vote. Congratulations!!!

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    1. TY Heidi for reading and voting! I didn't win the popular vote but I appreciate your vote nonetheless--I told people the wrong way to vote, lol. Glad the judges agreed with you!!!

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  22. Carrie,
    Congrats!! On your book.
    I would love to read your book. Keep up the wonderful work that your doing
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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