Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Big Picture by Jenny B. Jones

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Big Picture

(NavPress Publishing Group April 15, 2008)


Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones is the author of A Katie Parker Production series. The other books in the series are In Between and On The Loose. Though now an adult, she still relates to the trauma and drama of teen life. She is thrilled to see her writing dreams come true, as her previous claim to fame was singing the Star Spangled Banner at a mule-jumping championship. (The mules were greatly inspired.)

Jenny resides in Arkansas, where, as a teacher, she hangs out with teens on a regular basis.

Sometimes there’s a fine line between comedy and tragedy—and Katie Parker is walking it.

School is winding down for the summer but Katie Parker is having a bad day. After leaving the drive-in, where her imploding love life was the main attraction, Katie arrives home to a big surprise on the Scott's front porch.

Her mother, Bobbie Ann Parker, a former convict and recovering addict, wants to take Katie away from her family, friends, and church. Now Katie's life will be changed by a series of dramatic choices as she struggles to understand what family and home really means.

Katie is forced to walk away from In Between, leaving behind a family who loves her, a town drive-in to save, and a boyfriend who suddenly can’t take his eyes off his ex. When the life her mother promised begins to sink faster than one of Maxine’s stuffed bras, Katie knows she needs to rely on God to keep it together.

But where is he in all this? Can Katie survive a chaotic life with her mother—and one without the Scotts? And if God is there, will he come through before it’s too late?

A Katie Parker Production series offers teen girls real-world fiction balanced by hope and humor. The The Big Picture helps us realize that the difficult chapters in our journey are only part of God's big story for our lives.

You can read the first chapter HERE

"A heroine to love. Jones just gets better with every book, and The Big Picture is her best one yet."
~BARBARA WARREN, author of The Gathering Storm

"Such inspiration in a package of fun and faith!"
~EVA MARIE EVERSON, author of the Potluck Club series

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Posting Information

The book link is:

Author's picture is:

The book cover photo is:

The code for this post is:

Jenny can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

And here's the complete list of everyone posting for The Big Picture on this tour! Go visit their sites to see what CFBA bloggers have to say!

Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Becky at Becky's Christian Reviews
Becky at Savvy Mom
Beth at The Write Message
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
C.J. at C.J.
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Jackie at Journey Into Grace
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jo at Life Sparks - Jo's Journal
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three"
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristy at I Need To Read
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Faith In Love
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Mimi at Mimi's Pixie Corner
Pam at Mom's Mutterings
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Susan at His Reading List
Tabitha at 123pizza's Weblog
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Amber at Amber Miller
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life
Victoria at Footprints In The Sand


Deborah said...

mine's up, i haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but i've read the first two and they are excellent! and congrats to Jenny for her Christy nomination too!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

the post is up. no review, i'd like to read the others first. congrats to the nominee also btw!!

Jenny said...

Posted...headed off to ping.

Pam said...

Mine is posted with a short review at

Deena said...


Michelle said...

I'm up. Waiting to get the second book in the series before I read this one. I loved the first book so I'm sure this one will be a hit, too!

Shauna said...

Mine's scheduled to be posted in the morning.

David Meigs said...


Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted, reviewed and pinged.

Ausjenny said...

up and pinged also Bonnie asked me to share what I told her today.
This week I took alot of books to our town library including some from the blog allance and our town Librarian is very appreciative of the books i am donating. Alot they wouldn't be able to get and she said alot of people are enjoying the books and asking for more so Im getting to read great books and then pass them onto people who otherwise may never read christian fiction.

Rel said...

That's great Jenny! We seem to post at a similar time - LOL!!

Up down under - review to come!

Christy LaShea said...

Posted - I haven't read any of these but they sound like one's I'd like.

Bonnie, Thanks for the code for the whole post - this saved so much time!

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Michelle Pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right column

Pam said...

My review is up. You can find it here:

or here:

Anonymous said...

Mine is up:

and could you add Ashley into the list of the blogs (Ashley - A Daughter of the King

Anonymous said...

Oh and thank you, thank you, thank you for the drop down box with the code for the entire post! I love that! Makes it easier to copy and paste then post.

Kim said...

I'm posted with a terrific interview! Jenny is awesome! Please come by for a visit!

Window To My World

Margie Vawter said...

I've posted

CWAHM said...

Thank you for the "The code for this post is" section - HUGE help!


Janna said...

I'm up and posted with a review - I really enjoyed this book, even though I haven't read the first 2.


Marci said...

my post is up. :)Marci

loves to read said...

Posted. The book was great:)

storyline said...


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Mine's up.
LOVED this book!

Gretchen said...

Posted! Love this author!!!

amyanne said...

I'm up... I really enjoyed it!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up!

Beth Goddard said...

I'm up and running!

Lynnae said...

Post is up, but no review yet. I need to catch up on my reading!

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted, reviewed, pinged!

Thanks for the code for the entire post! What a breeze!!

Tami said...

My post is up. I enjoyed the series!

Todd Michael Greene said...

Posted and pinged at both A Place Called Fiction and Carolina Christian Writers. Sorry for the latest of my posts. I've been at the doctors office most of the day getting tests performed on me.

Leah said...

My post is up! I also really like the new changes. The code to post the entire post is so helpful and it's also nice to see who else received the book so we can go and visit!

Brittanie said...

Posted and Reviewed. I love this whole series. Thank you Bonnie for the whole code section. :)

Courtney said...

up at

carla stewart said...

I've posted. Have read three chapters. Great writing, and I'm loving the story.
Carla's Writing Cafe at

Ruth said...


Michelle K said...

I Posted!

Amy said...

I also like the new changes, with the code box. :)
Posted, but didn't realize it was a series so reviews are coming.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Cee Cee said...

I have to read the first two books first so review will be coming.

Jenny that's nice of you to donate your books to the library.

Congrats to the author for her nomination!

C.J. Darlington said...

Hey, guys. I'm up too.

And if you're interested in reading an in depth interview with Jenny my sister Tracy and I did with her for, click here.

Kelly Klepfer said...

I'm up at the dregs with a great interview.

Erica Vetsch said...

I posted the blurb.

Cara Putman said...

I'm up :-)

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up and confused.

Jackie Castle said...

I've so enjoyed these books. Keep them coming. I've posted on both my listed website and my new one that I'm trying to get going.

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Mine's up (for Friday)at Sips 'n Cups.


Delia said...

Mine's up.

Cheri said...

Mine is up. Such a fun read! I'm now sending it to my niece for some fun summer reading. Thanks for the opportunity to review it.

Georgiana said...

I'm up!

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Finally got mine up today. Come on over and take a look. Giving away a free copy of Jenny's book as well.

Janis said...

My post is up! Blessings to you!

Nora St. Laurent said...

Mine is posted. This is my first one. I'm very excited to be here.