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Lindsay McKenna is Helping to Send Books to the Military for the Holidays


Navy Vet and Author Lindsay McKenna
Navy Vet and Author Lindsay McKenna

Please join me in welcoming New York Times Bestselling author Lindsay McKenna. Lindsay and I are Romvet sisters–we’ve both served in the U.S. Navy. Along with sister Romvet Delores Fossen, we’re celebrating the release of Coming Home for Christmas, our anthology from Harlequin Books.

Lindsay was a Weather Forecaster, AG3, from 1964-1967. You’ll meet no one more proud of her service than Lindsay. She also happens to be a wonderful writer who is credited with pioneering the military romance genre.

Lindsay and her husband Dave (and their dog Cody) enjoy New Year’s Day in Arizona. One of Lindsay’s favorites is her Pina Colada Cake, which looks like a winner!

Lindsay's Pina Colada CakePina Colada Cake

by Lindsay McKenna

1 box Betty Crocker®SuperMoist®yellow cake mix (I use their white cake but it’s up to you)

1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup “light”olive oil

3 eggs

2 teaspoons rum extract

1 container Betty Crocker®Whipped white frosting

1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Combine water, eggs, rum extract and olive oil. Open box of cake mix. Combine. Add pineapple and coconut. Bake per instructions on Betty Crocker cake box mix.

Do you still have a military connection, Lindsay?

I work with Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit charity, that sends boxes overseas to military personnel and donate to them monthly.

You’ll find Lindsay at the usual places. Her photos are worth the extra clicks!




Thank you so much for joining us today, Lindsay, and for helping me to send books to the military for the holidays.

Remember, we are doing this to send holiday love to military families and Active Duty who are away from home for the holidays. Harlequin is donating one book (while supplies last) for every 20 new newsletter subscriptions to the Geri Krotow Newsletter, which gets you free membership into the Geri Krotow Loyal Reader Program. Sign up here.  get the latest Geri Krotow Newsletter, sign up here. 


Delores Fossen is Helping Send Books to the Military for the Holidays

Author and Air Force Veteran Delores Fossen
Author and Air Force Veteran Delores Fossen

Please join me in welcoming Delores Fossen to our Holiday celebration. Delores is a sister Romvet with me, as she is an Air Force Veteran. Delores and I along with Lindsay McKenna are in the holiday anthology Coming Home for Christmas from Harlequin Books.

What do you make, bake or create for the holidays, Delores?

I make lots of cookies and candies for Christmas, but pralines are a family favorite. Here’s the recipe I’ve been using for more than 30 years:

Mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup cream and 4 tablespoons of butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until candy reaches the “softball stage” (240 degrees F). Remove from heat, add 1 cup of pecan halves and stir until candy thickens. Using a spoon, drop the candies onto wax paper to cool.

Do you have a military connection?

I’m a former Air Force Captain, and my husband served in the Air Force for 28 years. Our son continued the family tradition when he was commissioned in the Air Force after graduating from college.

Delores’s most recent release is Cowboy Behind the Badge and you can check it out here.

Delores can be found at her website and Facebook, links below.


Thank you so much for joining us today, Delores, and supporting my efforts to send books to the military for the holidays.

Remember–every new Geri Krotow Loyal Reader adds up to more books for our military! Sign up here.


Let's Send Books to the Military for the Holidays!

Shipping Books to Military for the Holidays
Shipping Books to Military for the Holidays

I’m so excited to share my November celebration. A double release deserves double the effort, and I’m proud to announce that my publisher Harlequin has agreed to provide free copies of my two November releases to the military, with a focus on Active Duty and families separated from home for the holidays.  Over two dozen of your favorite romance authors, from just-sold to New York Times Bestsellers, will join me by sharing their favorite Holiday activity. Want some new recipes? A new craft project? A joyful family tradition? This is your stop for all of that starting November 1st.

For every 20 new newsletter subscribers I get from now through November 30, 2014, Harlequin will send 1 book (while supplies last). Harlequin was so eager to support the military with me that they provided caseloads of  books in advance. As you read this, signed copies of Navy Christmas and Navy Joy (the novella in the Coming Home for Christmas anthology with my Romvets sisters Lindsay McKenna and Delores Fossen) have been delivered to Djibouti, Belgium, the U.S., and another box is on the way to Germany. Soldiers, sailors, Marines, Airmen and their families who are feeling the sting of being away from home for the holidays (or have a loved one downrange) will have something a little extra to read this season.

As an additional treat I made special custom bookmarks/ornaments for every book sent. Lucky Geri Krotow Loyal Readers (newsletter subscribers) will automatically be entered to win their own custom bookmark (and maybe a book or two!).

All I need from you is your continued support: make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter and that all of your friends and family are, too. We are all part of something bigger! Sign up for the newsletter here.