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Guest Author Sarah Vance-Tompkins is Here with A Giveaway and…

Congratulations to Karen Dubrinsky–you are the winner of Sarah’s giveaway! Sarah will be in touch with you!

A cover reveal! I’m so pleased to welcome Sarah Vance-Tompkins to the blog! Sarah was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She spent every summer exploring the sugar sand beaches near Sleeping Bear National Park. She left her heart behind when she moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. She received an MFA in Film Production and went on to work in feature film development in Hollywood. She has worked as a reporter for a weekly entertainment trade publication, and been paid to write obituaries, press releases, the directions for use on personal lubricant bottles, and breathless descriptions of engagement rings for an online jewelry store. She lives in a small town north of Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.

Sarah is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter, so be sure to say hi down below in the comments! We’ll draw a winner on Saturday, July 31 at noon. 

Take it away, Sarah…

My name is Sarah Vance-Tompkins. I’m thrilled to be joining the author roster of Tule Publishing with a new Christmas romance in October 2021. 

When I was growing up my parents often told tales about their courtship in a small fishing village in northern Michigan. A few of my favorites included their “wild” Saturday nights crashing VFW Hall weddings in order to dance to live polka music. Rowing across the lake for a picnic on Sugar Loaf Mountain on warm summer days. And even I can remember welcoming Santa the day after Thanksgiving as he rode into town on the back of fire truck as we gathered at Christmas Tree Corner and sang carols to welcome the holiday season.

All of their stories were magical. My dad died when I was young, and the stories my parents had told took on an even greater importance. And I am certain it is part of the reason I fell in love with romance books, because the promise of a happily-ever-after ending is the hope that love lasts forever.

Here’s more about my new book that’s set in a small town in northern Michigan. I hope you’ll be intrigued by On Christmas Tree Cove.

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On Christmas Tree Cove

This Christmas calls for a special touch of magic…

December was always a special time for seaplane pilot Morgan Adair, but after losing her parents six years ago, the holiday is a quiet affair. When her siblings announce plans to sell the family home, Morgan longs to experience her favorite, now-forgotten tradition one more time: a lighted tree that, for over a hundred years, has appeared floating on a boat in the harbor every Christmas Eve.


The Taylors were always rivals to the Adairs in the once-thriving fishing village of Christmas Tree Cove, but Jesse Taylor was much more. He wanted to be understanding when Morgan set aside their plans to escape to Chicago in order to hold her family together, but his future as a successful freelance photographer soared on without her.

As Morgan dives deeper into the history of the mysterious holiday appearance, she discovers that true love has always been at the heart of the annual tradition. Can the wonder of Christmas and a few surprises along the way rekindle that love for Morgan and Jesse too?

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