Congratulations to FQP authors @amandalauer @ellengable @CM_Association #bookawards

Three FQP Authors have won in several categories of the 2022 Catholic Media Book Awards:

Ellen Gable, Where Angels Pass, FIRST PLACE, Catholic Educational Novels.

Amanda Lauer, A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended, FIRST PLACE, Catholic Inspirational Novels.

Alan Van’t Land, Eternal Light of the Crypts, Third Place, Catholic Educational Novels.

Ellen Gable’s Where Angels Pass also won Honorable Mention, Best Book by a Small Publisher.

Congratulations to all the authors, publishing companies, and websites whose authors have won awards.

Check out the complete list of the winners at the 2022 Catholic Media Book Awards.

7 Quick Takes Friday – FQP Edition (Huge Giveaway!!)

7_quick_takes_sm1 TGIF!!! Friday means I’m participating in 7 Quick Takes with other Catholic bloggers, but this week it’s over at Clan Donaldson. Head on over and take a look at the other posts!

Today is the Full Quiver Publishing edition, showcasing each of our books.

Last week, we released the Kindle edition of Erin McCole Cupp’s novel, Don’t You Forget About Me. With that release, Full Quiver now has seven titles under its logo. To celebrate, I’m giving away a FQP prize package worth over $100!!! (If you want to win ALL of the print editions of these books, read below and comment before November 1st!! Even if you already have some of these, they would all make great Christmas gifts!!) FQ logo square

1. Angela’s Song by AnnMarie Creedon
Angela ‘Jel’ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others. Amazon Kindle Bestseller. Angela’s Song is available on Kindle or in Paperback.AS Front Cover Final9-19

2. Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship by Ellen Gable and Kathy Cassanto
This compilation contains 12 courtship/dating stories which will inspire, captivate and entertain readers. Some of the stories include: a widow with eight children meets a widower with six children; a man asks his live-in girlfriend “what if we stopped having sex,” and is greeted with tears of joy; an atheist falls in love with her Catholic Prince Charming; a woman prays to God for a husband and years later finds herself falling in love with a seminarian; a sailor prays a novena to marry the right girl. Come My Beloved is available on Kindle or in Paperback.Come-My-Beloved-jpg

3. Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp
Mary Catherine Whelihan made it out of Walkerville alive once before. Can she pull it off this time?
Bullies, sexual harassment, finding a corpse in the local creek…. Cate’s childhood in 1980s Walkerville was murder! So what could possibly tempt her to return? A cryptic email from Eugene Marcasian, MD, her grade school crush, might do the trick. Can Cate and Gene find the cause of the mysterious illness afflicting nearly all of the girls in their graduating class, including Cate herself? Or will corporate bullies continue to take down anyone who gets in their way? More importantly, can Cate stay alive long enough to get one more slice of tomato pie? Don’t You Forget About Me is available on Kindle and is also available in paperback (although official release date is November 1st).Don't You Forget About Me FTcasefrontcover

4. Emily’s Hope by Ellen Gable
Emily’s Hope is the gripping story of one young woman’s physical, emotional, spiritual journey from high school to adulthood. Interspersed throughout the story are flashbacks to Emily’s great-grandmother’s troubled life, with a climax culminating in the surprising revelation that Emily and her great-grandmother are connected more deeply than by ancestral ties alone. Based on a true story. Emily’s Hope is available on Kindle and in Paperback.Emily's Hope

5. Growing Up in God’s Image by Carolyn Smith
Growing Up in God’s Image makes it easy for families to approach the topic of sexuality — mom to daughter, father to son, parent to child — especially for that first big talk on the facts of life. This book is about the beauty of growing up as a young woman or a young man. For teens, it provides positive answers through an understanding of sexuality as God intended from the moment He created it and when He later gave it to us as a sacrament through Jesus. For young and old couples alike, it gives a new appreciation of their own sacramental marriages. Growing Up In God’s Image is available on Kindle and in Paperback.Cover for FB

6. In Name Only by Ellen Gable
1896 Philadelphia: Caroline Martin’s life has finally taken a turn for the better. After years of hard work, she has met a virtuous and wealthy man whose love seems to promise the kind of life realized only within the comforting novels she keeps on her night table. Tragedy, however, will teach Caroline of the complexity with which God Himself authors the lives of those who turn towards Him. Gold Medal Winner in Religious Fiction, 2010 IPPY Awards. Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller Religious Drama, February, March 2012. In Name Only is available on Kindle and in paperback. In name only much smaller

7. Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
Mentally unstable infertile woman kidnaps pregnant mother of six. Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller Religious Drama February 2012, June and July, 2012. Amazon Kindle Top 20 Bestseller since November, 2011 with over 200,000 downloads. Stealing Jenny is available on Kindle and in Paperback.


This HUGE Giveaway is for ONE FREE PRINT COPY of each of these books (7 BOOKS IN TOTAL)!! To enter, answer the question below before Friday November 1st.

What is your favorite Full Quiver book? If you haven’t read any of these books, tell me which book you are most looking forward to reading!! Make sure you comment before Friday, November 1st!! Good luck!! (NORTH AMERICAN READERS ONLY…Sorry!!!)

First Review For Stealing Jenny

Special thanks to Therese Heckenkamp of Traditional Catholic for posting this fantastic review of Stealing Jenny:

When I first read the back cover of Stealing Jenny, Ellen Gable’s latest novel, I was intrigued by the promise of a suspense-filled contemporary story involving the kidnapping of a young pregnant mother. I was not disappointed. Stealing Jenny was everything I’d hoped, and more!

From page one, I was pulled into the story. Jenny Callahan, a young Catholic mother of five, is nearing the end of a precarious pregnancy and longing to cradle her new baby safely in her arms. With only days to go until the necessary scheduled C-section, Jenny is unaware of the unbalanced woman who is stalking her and plotting to tear this baby away from her at any cost.

When Jenny is kidnapped from a rural bus stop, her three-year-old son is the only witness. Jenny’s stunned family is desperate to find her. The abduction quickly becomes a high-profile case, with news media hounding the Callahans. Father Paul, the parish priest, offers comfort and assistance to the Callahans, and he leads a public rosary for the intention of Jenny’s safe return.

Meanwhile, Jenny awakens to find herself in a living nightmare: chained to a cot in a remote cabin, at the mercy of a sad, sick, and desperate woman. If Jenny can’t escape before her labor begins, she and her baby are both in extreme danger of death.

When I had to put this book down, I literally could not wait to pick it up again. The perfectly-paced story features a stellar cast of believable characters. Jenny is the main character point of view, but the author skillfully shifts to other character viewpoints including those of Tom (Jenny’s husband), Chris (the Callahan’s oldest daughter), Denise (the villain), and Sergeant Kathy Romano (in charge of the investigation). Also, the story is interspersed with well-timed, poignant flashbacks of Jenny and her husband before they were married, which add to the richness of the story.

Stealing Jenny is a smoothly written, chilling tale of gripping suspense. There are terrifying moments and heart-wrenching moments. Catholic faith and hope are tested. Above all, the sacredness and privilege of precious new life is made indisputably evident.

Ellen Gable is a masterful storyteller. At 201 pages, Stealing Jenny is the perfect length for an intense day of uninterrupted reading. I wished the novel was longer, not because it wasn’t complete in itself, but because it was such an enjoyable read, I never wanted it to end. I’m rooting for a sequel!

To read the review in its entirety at the Traditional Catholic Novels website, click here:

Stealing Jenny will be released on September 15th or you can pre-order the book at Amazon

Stealing Jenny Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Stealing Jenny, my soon-to-be released contemporary pro-life thriller, is now available for pre-order on

“After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. Their neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.”

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Stealing Jenny….One Last Excerpt

My new novel, Stealing Jenny, will be released in about a month. For Fiction Friday, I’m posting one more excerpt before the book is published.

As the school bus turned the corner, Christine Callahan craned her neck to see out the front window. There was no sign of her mom, but it appeared as if someone had tied a dog…no, it wasn’t a dog. Chris let out a scream when she saw who was tied to the street sign. Her brother was sitting on the ground and crying.
“What’s the matter, Christine?” Mr. Jenkins asked.
“Caleb!” she yelled again.
The bus stopped and the driver opened the doors. Chris rushed down the steps and onto the sidewalk. “Hey, Sport, are you okay? Where’s Mommy?” Her brother’s tears ran down his face like little dirt roads and he was hiccupping from crying so hard.
“Mommy… gone.”
Chris felt her knees buckle and she drew in a breath. “What do you mean Mommy’s gone?”
“Is everything all right, Christine?” asked Mr. Jenkins, as he stepped down from the bus.
“No, Mr. Jenkins, it’s not! Something’s… happened to…!” Chris tried to say it without stammering, but she couldn’t get the rest of the sentence out. Finally, she said, “My mom, Mr. Jenkins.”
“Okay, Christine. Calm down.”
He leaned down to talk to Caleb.
“Where’s your mommy?”
“Mommy gone. She gone, Chrissie. Mommy gone. Don’t like lady.”
“What lady, Caleb?”
“Don’t like dat lady, Chrissie. Took Mommy.”
“Oh no!”
“Where’s Mommy? Where’s Mommy?” Callie began to cry. She and her other sisters were still on the bus, standing at the top of the steps. Chris reached up and helped them down the steps.
“Chris, stay here with your brother and sisters. I’m going to get my cell phone from the bus.” Before the end of a minute, Mr. Jenkins was back and dialing his cell phone.
“Yes, this is Frank Jenkins. I’m a school bus driver for the St. Bartholomew’s route. I stopped to let four sisters off at their bus stop and not only was their mother not there, but their little brother was tied to the street sign. We need a police officer here immediately.” Mr. Jenkins listened for a moment and said, “Okay. I’ll remain on the line until the officers arrive.” He looked down at her. “The police will be here shortly, Chris.

Copyright 2011 Ellen Gable Hrkach/Full Quiver Publishing