Thursday, March 20, 2014


You have reached Stop 29 of the Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! Christine Lindsay’s Blog.

Christine here: Before we start, in addition to the CAN Hunt giveaways, I am doing a Giveaway of my own.
See the end of this post for more details,

but these are the books I'm giving away on my individual giveaway for this blog only.

And now . . . Catch-us-if-you-can . . . . Stop # 29

If you have come to Stop 29 first, you can go back to the beginning of the hunt by Clicking here on START

Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines:

WELCOME, to the Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon, plus 30 free books, one from each participating CAN author!

·  2nd and 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or CBD gift certificate!

·  Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here:

 Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author!

·  Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP # 1 and ending at Stop #30. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 30 stops, within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 03/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.

Christine Lindsay here:  

Welcome, Hunters! I'm pleased to introduce R.J. Larson at this stop. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow has been a CAN member since the organization was founded. Kacy is the author of The Genesis Trilogy for Moody Publishers, and Dawnlight, from Elk Lake Publishers. Kacy also writes Biblical fantasy as R. J. Larson. She and her husband live in Colorado. Visit the effervescent Kacy at her website Facebook, Twitter,  Pinterest, and Goodreads and become a fan.

I Don’t Know Who I am:

When I started my writing career, I knew that my name, Kacy Barnett-Gramckow presented a authorly hurdle. 

As a child, I’d always had to spell ‘Kacy’ because as simple as my name is, Kacy has endless variations, and even my own relatives forget its proper spelling. Later, when I married my adorable husband, I added ‘Gramckow’ to the mix, guaranteeing serious name confusion for my writing future. 

When Moody Publishers signed me on to write The Genesis Trilogy, the Moody editors—brave souls!—took on my full name, Kacy Barnett-Gramckow, for The Heavens Before, a Biblical novel based on the Genesis account of Noah’s Flood. 

Later, however, when I wrote my Biblical fantasy Prophet, which is inspired by the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel, Bethany House Publishers asked me to consider a pen name. Not because Kacy Barnett-Gramckow is the emcee-stumping moniker that it is, but because Bethany House wanted to separate my Biblical fantasy novels from my usual Biblical fiction. 
After much deliberation, I combined two beloved family names and signed on with Bethany House as Biblical fantasy author, R. J. Larson. 

This spring, I face a new naming challenge: Elk Lake Publishers requested my Biblical speculative fiction manuscript, Dawnlight, based on Matthew 27:52-53.  Elk Lake asked, “Who do you want to be?”

I said, “We don’t know…” 

Right now, the cover for Dawnlight is in the planning stages, and I’m truly stumped. I don’t know who I am for this one. 

What do you think?    . . .  Kacy or R. J.?

Christine Lindsay here again:  Thank you, Kacy, and thank you, Readers/Hunters. Ready to continue?


Before you go, write down this STOP # 29 and the CLUE [hunt]

But before you go, the six books I will be giving away for my personal Giveaway will be:

1 set in Paperback of Books One and Two of my series Twilight of the British Raj. This includes Multi-Award-Winning SHADOWED IN SILK and Book 2 CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT

1 set in Ebook format of the same two books as above. SHADOWED IN SILK and Book 2 CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT

2 Ebook copies of LONDONDERRY DREAMING = 6 books in all.

How do you enter your name in the hat to win these books from my personal blog giveaway?

Follow me on the link Pinterest and I'll put your name in the hat for the draw. 

Follow me on Twitter, and I'll put your name in again. 

Send me an email with your name, email address, and snail mail address to that you would like to receive my quarterly newsletters, and I'll put your name in the hat again. 



Lora Schultze said...

I'm confused by this clue...Do I need just the word "hunt"? Or do I need to include "#29"?
Thanks for your help.

RJLarsonbooks said...


It's a short clue. Lora, Blessings and hope you've enjoyed the hunt!

Christine said...

Yes, thank you Kacy. Lora, the clue is the word, not the number. I too hope you enjoy the HUNT.

Megan Wilson said...

I am following you on pinterest (Megan Wilson or Mawilson7) and also on twitter (Irelandcallsme7)

sm said...

I would go with "Kacy" for your wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Marie Finn said...

You know I never knew your name till now !

daysease said...

Hi, Kacy! :-) What a very fun interview. you made me laugh, and think... as far as Dawnlight goes... Does it have the fantasy element that Prophet does, or does it lean more towards a Biblical historical fiction??? Depending on that, I would choose the name. You know the contents, so unless I beg you for details (Hmmm... I might do that anyhow. ;-) ) that is all I can say. So... That is that. and, I LOVE how you were referred to as "effervescent Kacy"!!! :-)

And, Ms. Lindsay, thank you for sharing part of your life story. You blessed my heart. May the Lord bless and keep your family. :-)

RJLarsonbooks said...

SM, We did!!! After some discussion, I decided that although DAWNLIGHT has 'Speculative' elements, it's essentially a Biblical novel set in an actual time and place on earth. Therefore, it was best to go with my own name, Kacy, not the fantasy fiction name.

Besides, my youngest brother--who insisted that I must write the story--wanted bragging rights. :)

RJLarsonbooks said...

Linda, it's been interesting to work with a pen name. I struggle to keep my names straight when I'm writing online.

RJLarsonbooks said...

Ceilita, isn't Christine's story worthy of several hankies and happy tears?

We finally decided to publish this story under my own name despite it's supernatural elements because it is set in an actual timeline, not a fantasy realm.

Besides, this way, my brother Joe can point to our shared last name on the book. :D

☽ Maiden Star ☾ said...

Your books all sound fantastically interesting, since I love Biblical fiction! Keep up the good work! ^^

i c a e s t h e r (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m

Christine said...

So glad you figured out the clue, and love Kacy's real name. Megan and others I have your names going into the draw to win one or two of my books. My this is fun. And God is so good. Yes, we cry at times in our life, but he can turn those tears into joy.

Charity Lyman said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I follow on Pinterest-charity and on Twitter-kingsdaughter24

Thanks so much!

Christine said...

Hi Charity Lyman, yes I've now got your name in my draw 3 times for one or two of my books. Really happy to connect with you in this fun way.

Anonymous said...

I am following you on Pinterest!!

eliza elliott said...

I followed you on twitter and sent an email to sign up for the newsletter...thanks for the chance to win - I did enjoy the hunt! =)
I have not read your books yet but they look wonderful.. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

Susan P said...

Love "Kacy"! I am following Christine on twitter and Pinterest.
Thank you all for joining the hunt and the giveaways you give us!
lattebooks at hotmail dot com

kam110476 said...

I don't "Twit" or Pin but I think the adoption story is great - it gives me hope for when Hannah, the baby girl I placed for adoption almost 18 years ago, comes back into my life! You gave me a new hope - thank you, Christine!

Renee Blare said...

I had a great time with the Scavenger Hunt. :)

Christine said...

Kam, my heart goes out to you. Such a large part of your heart goes with your child when you relinquish them to adoption. I pray too that your daughter will search for you.

Christine said...

Thank you everyone for leaving comments, or following my on Twitter, etc. I will tabulate the entries and announce my winners on Saturday, March 29.

It's been such fun. I'll definately do this again next spring.