Happy 2021!

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We made it!  We got through 2020 and we are still here!  That calls for a celebration.  I decided to offer the following over the next couple of months just for you-and don’t forget to go see the new jokes on the jokes page…God bless and hope you can relax with a good book tonight!

His Path is Mine   is FREE- January  3,4 and 5; just in time for those resolutions to get closer to Him.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084CZZVPQ  His Path is Mine leads you into an extravagant, jubilant, and gratifying experience with Jesus. Perfect for daily personal study, with an emphasis on daily prayer, His Path is Mine leads you on a gentle journey to the awareness of His presence in your times of spiritual emphasis enabling you to join His family as we seek a better understanding of His great gift to us.


To Protect One’s Own, 99 cents only Janaury 11,12,13   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSRY4LC If you like science fiction, apocalyptic adventure and, unending action, you are going to love Traveler’s book, To Protect One’s Own, part of the Generations of the Oberllyn family series.  How do you protect your family when the world has lost its heart, mind and, soul?  A great read for those long afternoons when you need an escape.


Quilting Can Be Criminal, is FREE January 19,20 and 21  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H  Brad and Casey just want to get married, but someone keeps upping the ante from simple pranks to murder; each time leaving an expertly made quilt square at the scene.  The only thing certain is that the crooks have to be apprehended before Founder’s Day when busloads of tourists show up and preferably before the wedding.  The Fiber Mavens Series, Quilting Can be Criminal, Criminally Quilted and Criminally Pieced Together, are romance, intrigue, and mystery times three.


Clan Falconer’s War  is 99 cents only January 27,28,29   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSQCJMY  If you like fantasy, magic, romance, knights and wizards, beastmasters and dragons, you are going to love this book from the Clan Falconer Series!  Seven brothers, one clan, science and magic joined; who will become the laird of Clan Falconer?


Ninety days to the Gods Habit   is 99 cents February 4,5,6.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SHCFLRX  If you want to learn a new path, clear, simple and scientifically proven, to a closer relationship with God, then Ninety Days to the God Habit is for you. Isn’t it time to break your destructive, mediocre, boring, existence and get a new life going that works? Isn’t it time you fell in love with God all over again?


The Omnibus 1  is just 99 cents-not 6.99 as usual, a savings of $6 for you!

Only priced this way February 8 and 9

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FP5V36L  If you love family sagas and science fiction adventure with a pinch of romance, you are going to love this 3 book compilation of the Oberllyn Family Past Series.  Starting with the Western expansion and the Civil War, the three volumes of the past generations take up right up to the year 2015.  The ancestors of the Oberllyn clan start out under siege; first from an unscrupulous man with an eye for a good farm to the long road west by wagon train to escape the Civil war only to become entangled in the San Francisco rebellion.


Oberllyn’s Overland  is FREE  February 14,15,16- what better time for a historical romance than Valentine’s day?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2W22B8  If you like covered wagons, staunch anti-abolitionists, gentle romance, and unending action, you will love Traveler’s historically correct book, The Oberllyn’s Overland, book one of the Generations of the Family Oberllyn.  Under siege, Elijah takes his family west to get away from the civil war and espionage, only to find himself stopping a rebellion in San Francisco



Criminally Crocheted  , our last special is 99 cents February 23,24, and 25-don’t miss it.  It’s an upper!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H1CP2QS If you love cozy mysteries, crazy clues and happy endings (with just a hint of intrigue), you are going to love book four in the series the Fiber Mavens Mysteries.  Welcome to Lyonsville, a serene village where English and Amish shops draw tourists by the busload for the atmosphere, food, and handmade crafts.  Brad’s been promoted, Casey is expecting, and the Yarn Sisters are yarn-bombing the town.  The new pastor’s little boys have a tendency to go streaking.  When the yarn-bombing gets out of hand and half the Yarn sisters go missing, Casey and Brad have to find the culprit before someone gets hurt or she has this baby in the squad car. You are going to enjoy book four.  It will keep you up way too late tonight!



Free Gifts for Christmas!

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Our elves have been busy setting up two more specials for our friends: freebies this time on our brand new releases, just in time to gift yourself -don’t you deserve a gift too? And maybe a nice cup of cocoa, sitting down in a comfortable chair, and just a few minutes for yourself?

The first FREE book is called Tales for Advent and Christmas Two, and is found on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NVZD1NP

If you like Christmas legends, customs, trivia, recipes to make your mouth water, and bedtime stories, you are really going to like book two in this series.  After book one came out last year, Traveler got requests wanting to learn more about Christmas. In response, after research, she wrote book two. Find out how we got from a baby in a manger to six-legged horses. Merry Christmas! It is available for free on December 19 and 20 only-so get your copy downloaded!

Our second free book is called Uncle James, A Servant of God, to Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVG23JX

If you want to discover what the Bible teaches about social justice and equality, James is the place to start. This little book of devotionals, based on James’ letter to us, helps you achieve clarity, understanding of your duty to others and is a wonderful way to start your new year on the right path. It will be totally free as a download December 17,18, and 19 only-so mark your calendar and download your free copy!

There, two books, both free, our gift to you this holiday season. God bless and enjoy!

What do you think?

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I just started making MP4’s of some of the books.  See what you think of this one…and let me know.  The first three to send me a message will get an autographed free copy.

Happy Thanksgiving and on to Christmas!

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We had a marvelous holiday; we spread it out over two days so we could all see each other safely and that was good.  We ate together, walked the fields, played with the animals, and did some board games; it was all good and we are thankful to the good Lord for His blessings and safety for us this year.

We are thankful for all those of you who have been buying our books and reading them and leaving reviews-thank you so much for all the encouragement you have sent me this year.  We managed to get 13 books out this year, and that’s a record for us.  We have 5 in the pipeline for after Christmas, another mystery, another omnibus, 3 new books in a sci-fi series, and another devotional.  Next year will be busy.

There is a marvelous little song going around now based on two verses out of the book of Psalms called I would have Lost Heart.  You can find it on Youtube-they do a background of pines in the snow, and it is a comforting thing to watch and memorize, and it does stick with you.  The words have so much meaning for us at this time of the year.

I would have lost heart unless I had believed, that I would see the goodness of the lord, in the land of the living.  Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! (Psalm 27, 13-14).  In this time when people are dying of Covid at a rate, last I heard of 50 an hour, we need to have courage as we do what we can to help each other.

Have courage, wear masks around each other, wash your hands, and read books-let your mind soar away from the stress and hurt in the safety of your home.   Put off trips you don’t need to make, stay out of crowds; we love you all and hope to hear from you soon.    You can leave me a message here or on my pm on my FB page. God bless.


And don’t forget-I can now safely post Christmas jokes-have a look!

Uncle James is live!

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Our newest devotional, just in time for Christmas, is now available on Amazon;

Uncle James, A Servant of God, to Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVG23JX  is an ideal way to start off your new year learning from the letter gifted us.

The book of James has for centuries caused problems for the church hierarchy.   Some felt it took away from the teaching of salvation by faith alone; Martin Luther disliked this little book so much that in his original translation, he took it out of the rest of the New Testament and put it in an appendix in the back!  There is controversy about which of the three James in the Bible wrote this letter: whether James was trying to tone down Paul’s message, whether or not it was written only to the Jews and not to the budding church; whether it was too practical to be of any spiritual import as Luther thought.  James is a book of social justice; a book of unity, written to emphasize the duty each of us has to accept each other and to travel the path Jesus laid down for us. If you want to discover what the Bible teaches about social justice and equality, James is the place to start. This little book of devotionals, based on James’  letter to us,  helps you achieve clarity, understanding of our duty to others and may just change your life.

Life is Slowing down, sort of.

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As I look out the window at the day, it’s not raining, it’s overcast, with a strong breeze ripping the leaves off the trees and tossing them all over the yard I just last week cleaned up.  Ah well, I can get to the leaf blower again come Monday…speaking of which, don’t forget to vote Tuesday, I don’t care who you vote for, but if you are a citizen, it is your right and your privilege to vote. Take a few moments, read the platforms of the different parties and figure out who matches you best, and go vote for them.  Yours may be the one vote needed to tip the scales.  I’m a poll worker locally and I have my sanitizer, face shield, and masks all set to go-packing my lunch and will be there 15 straight hours helping folks to get it done and looking forward to being of service.

Dan’s out working on his rocket stove-a stove that burns upside down.  He’s having a good time working on his inventions.  He set up an electric train set in the garage for the grandson who never had seen the like-in this age of computers and tablets and phones, it’s funny how something as simple as an old model train set can fire his imagination.  Also a little comforting to know beneath all the nerd knowledge, he’s still a little boy.  Wait, Scott just came over so now they’re chopping firewood from a dead tree they took down and adding it to the woodpile.

Now, don’t forget to go over to the humor page and check out the new jokes!  And the specials page…lots going on there. I at least wanted to let you know of some of the marvelous specials we’re running this month – I have taken a liking to 99 cent specials so hope you enjoy them and the freebies.  I’ll be running even more in December.   If you want autographed copies of paperbacks for Christmas, it’s time to get going on those-that’s on the specials page too.These are for right now, starting the 1st of November:

A-To Protect One’s Own will be 99 cents November 1-3  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSRY4LC

B-Clan Falconer’s War  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSQCJMY will be FREE November 5-7

C-We have a brand-new book, a devotional based on the Book of James, just right for a months’ worth of study, coming out November 4/5.  More later!

D- Quilting Can Be Criminal, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H  book one of the Fiber Mavens is 99 cents November 8-10

E- The Oberllyn Family Generational Omnibus, Book 2   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KQZNS2T  is a 99-cent download Nov 12-15-3 books in 1!

F- Calming My Clamor  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0891X6RKW  be FREE November 12-15

G- Tales for Advent and Christmas, Book 1 will be FREE Nov 13-15 (Book two is coming out November 19!)       https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H

H- Rebooting the Oberllyn’s,  https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B07FK7ZYP4    will be 99 cents November 19 to 21

I-Changeling’s Clan   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VPXRGY3  will be 99 cents  Nov. 22-24

J-Criminally Quilted, Book two of the Fiber Mavens Mysteries   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087HKT9C4 will be 99 cents November 26-28

K-The Majestic Spectrum of God’s Love,      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R1GHPKG  will be 99 cents November 29-Dec. 1

And the link to visit my author’s page is https://www.amazon.com/J.-Traveler-Pelton/e/B07837X14F?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

There you have it!  An entire month of sales, two a week all month long, and two new releases!  I feel a shopping trip coming on and have a lot of grandkids to buy Christmas for- so God bless, see you soon, and have a grand holiday season.

From all the crew here at Springhaven and Potpourri Press-Happy almost holidays!

Gentle reminders on a cold day and some musings

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It’s overcast and the temperature is dropping, the wind is gusting about and leaves are flying off the trees, which is too bad because yesterday they looked wonderful.  However, it’s just the kind of day you might want to sit inside and browse around a bit, relax and read something silly-(see our humor page, just updated) or download a free book- for instance, Ninety Days to the God Habit is free today and tomorrow….you really ought to get a copy and learn how to make or break a habit.  Since some of us are sequestered at home due to this Covid mess, I guess after you’ve done something for exercise, walked around or straightened your home, or rode a bike or whatever, and there is time, a good book is just the thing.

I’m hard at work completing the Christmas book for this year, all about the customs and traditions around the world, divided into 26 reading, one for each day of Advent.  It should be out the beginning of November.  And the new devotional about James is coming out in two weeks-it’s at the editor right now.  So lots going on, lots to do.


I just got a new cuckoo clock-it cuckoos on the hour and a half, it plays music, a little man chops wood, a chimney sweep jumps up and down-it’s darling, and loud and my parrot hates it and has started imitating it’s more irritating (to GIzmo) sounds. So while I may hear the cuckoo at 8:15 strike 14 times, it’s Gizmo.

I am thankful for the folks who were able to give the kittens a home. Seems like folks are forever dropping cats over our chain link fence who are in a motherly way.  Or the cats just find their way to the barn, and there are only so many you can have!  Cute little ones this time,  long-haired and friendly, and will make their new owners happy.

And finally, I don’t care who you vote for, there’s enough vitriol out there to start a hate crime, far as I’m concerned.  But you need to vote, go early if you want to avoid the crowds.  Think carefully about who is going to do the best job for this dear country of ours and vote your heart.  I’m going to be a poll worker this year; it ought to be interesting.  God bless you and God bless America.


Free books for you from some of my newest friends!

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Go click and enjoy the freebies from my friends!

I Love October!

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Happy October!

Not only was I born in this month, but many of my favorite things occur in October-like pretty leaves, harvest, and special sales just to celebrate my birthday.

I have finally got all the specials set up for you, my faithful friends, and wanted you to know about them before they occurred so you don’t miss out on anything!  Remember you hear it first here in my email blasts out-so don’t forget to open them and make your choices for these lovely fall days: we may be inside a lot, but this way, your mind is wandering into new territory that might be more interesting…


October 1,2,3,4 the 11,12 as well (in case you totally forget the first week of October.  Criminally Crocheted ,our newest mystery is finally going to be a freebie-Criminally Crocheted continues the story of Brad, Casey and the little town of Lyonsville.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H1CP2QS


October 7,8 and 9, Rise of the Rebellion is going to be 99 cents: it goes up to 1.99 at noon the 9th, and back to it’s regular price after that.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H46YWBX


October 15 and 16, Ninety Days to the God Habit is free.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SHCFLRX



October 18 Calm Instead of Clamor is 99 cents, the 19th it’s 1.99.  The sooner you download, the less you spend. (Don’t you love sales?) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088T6T7Q5


October 22 and 23, His Path is Mine, is free on Amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084CZZVPQ


And finally, our best seller, The Oberllyn’s Overland, is 99 cents the 25th and 26th; it’s 1.99 27th and 28th.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2W22B8


Just go to my author Central page on Amazon  to find your next book! https://www.amazon.com/J.-Traveler-Pelton/e/B07837X14F


Enjoy, dear friends, enjoy!  And have a great October!


September is Here! And so is Fall!

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It is gorgeous right now on the farm; leaves turning, garden harvest pretty well finished, cutting back the flowers and putting the gardens to bed, while settling in for the fall storms and rains.  I hope wherever you are, things are going well.

Won’t you all be glad when the election is over?  The ads are terrible-so much hate. I’d just like an honest appraisal of each person’s abilities and what they bring to the table-not a bunch of smear ads that are half the time exaggerations.  There, my word and the last I hope on that stuff…And maybe, just maybe, the COVID virus goes dormant?  I am thoroughly tired of masks-can’t send folks smiles or see if they’re hurting and needing to be cheered up when they’re so covered up and have shields and such.  It’s isolating.  Do I sound grumpy?  Sorry, don’t mean to, just it’s too pretty a day out and I think I’ll head out to garden.  But I am adding a couple new jokes first…and mentioning the specials.


This month, as I may have posted before, The Oberllyn’s Past Omnibus is 99cents September 15-19. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FP5V36L  to get your copy at a $5 savings for those four days…

The second mystery in the fiber Mavens series is 99 cents September 24-29-a savings of $2 for you.

Don’t you just love sales? 


And if you should want to be a beta reader for the next new series coming out in a month, please send me an email now at



and ask for what I look for in beta reader-the slots are filling up fast-Betas get free books, other freebies(I sent out gift cards to every third one last month) all in exchange for an honest read through, suggestions on anything you find incorrect before it goes to print and a review.  The new series, a trilogy at this point, is a mystery/romance.scifi adventure-it’s rollicking fun.


It’s an excellent time to fill up your e-reader or KIndle full for the rainy season…

And speaking of free books, right now, this minute, you can go to


where a bunch of my Christian fiction friends has each downloaded a freebie book on special for you to download, write reviews and have for your very own…

September 28th, go to


and download free cozy mysteries from myself and a bunch of my friends….


And finally, I have a request: if you don’t really want to sign up for freebies and such, or to get my newsletter, announcements, please don’t just fill out the contact form with a fake email.  I’ve had several of those lately (Some don’t try very hard to look fake, like tobias@toiletbowlcleaner.edu–honesly.) I have an email cleaner that I run everything through but it’s simply, I don’t know, I guess its the grandma in me rearing up and fussing.  I love you all but I’d like to think we were all better than to waste each other’s time.


God bless and enjoy the fall!