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Welcome to the Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt: Stop #24

Enjoy meeting Christian Author Network (CAN) members as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 30 free books, one from each participating CAN author! Second- and third-place prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, or CBD gift certificate!                                                                                  
Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines.

• 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 #29. 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 e-mail notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to e-mail or submit the clue unless you are notified by 03/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations, the grand prize will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, please read rules presented with each giveaway.


Welcome Hunters! I’m pleased to introduce Linda S. Clare at this stop. Linda Clare is the author of women’s fiction, including The Fence My Father Built (Abingdon 2009) and A Sky without Stars (Abingdon 2014). She teaches writing at a community college for George Fox University and lives in the Northwest with her family and three wayward cats. Visit her on facebook at or on Twitter at

Linda, tell us how long you’ve been writing and why you decided to get published.

I started writing as a child, published my first poem at age 16 in the Denver Post newspaper. Got three dollars for it.

I see that you teach writing on a college level. Tell us about that.

I started out as a public school art teacher, have taught nearly every age (from 4 year-olds to college and beyond) and for the past 12 years, I’ve taught writing at Lane Community College and also for George Fox University.

You mention in your bio that you have three wayward cats. We need to know about them!

My three wayward cats are mischievous and wonderful: Cranky Cat (aka Paladine the Siamese/Manx), Melchior the Very Large (weighs 30 pounds) and tiny Mamma Mia! who bosses her boys around.

9781426752797What project(s) are you currently working on?

My current projects are a book of humor from Miss Crankypants (my alter ego) called CRANKYTUDE! and a contemporary novel called A SYMPHONY OF MOTION, about what happens when a mute little girl plays a piano belonging to a former symphony conductor with Parkinson’s disease. As she plays, his symptoms fade until he is no longer affected by this cruel disease. Is it a miracle or is it the power of Love? 

Thank you, Linda!  Psalm 32:7 “For You are my Hiding Place”

CAN Hunter, are you ready to continue?

THE SCAVENGER HUNT CAN-DOs: Before you go, write down this STOP #25 clue:  you for

WAIT! Golden wants to give a copy of “Hidden Faces: Portraits of Nameless Women of Scripture” to a lucky treasure hunter!

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 Now, proceed to stop #25, LINDA CLARE’S SITE!