A Few of My Favorite Things!

I understand that #ShopSmall is important to y’all! Guess what–me, too! So I decided to throw together a list of some of my favorite small businesses. I know these establishments personally, so you know they come with my stamp of approval.

All of these businesses can ship within the United States or otherwise get their product or service into your hands, wherever you are! Oh, except the one at the end that involves kittens… and puppies… You’ll see.

Old Bat Kitchens – jams, jellies, etc. 

Old Bat Kitchens - jams and jellies

From my hometown of Mandan, North Dakota, Nancy serves up some amazing jams, jellies, pickles, and other canned goods! Message her via Facebook to see what she has in stock. She will ship to your door!

Susie Q’s Craft Emporium – handmade crafts and gifts

Susie Q's Craft Emporium, Mandan, North Dakota

Another shop form my hometown! Sue carries all kinds of hand-crafted items, antiques, and edibles, and yes, my books! Brows her listings at her shop or get in touch with her via Facebook.

Ten Seven Acres – alpaca yarn and wool products

Ten Seven Acres - alpaca yarn and wool

If the guys behind Ten Seven Acres in North Dakota aren’t living the dream, I don’t know who is. Alpacas, horses, ducks–I lose track of all the animals they keep. If you’re the crafty sort, check out their all-natural alpaca yarns. Don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook? That’s okay! They also carry socks, hats, and rugs already-made!

Krystl Louwagie – artist

Krystl Louwagie, artist, portraits, portraitist

This girl be so artsy!  I mean, literally–if you meet her in person, she’s like a walking art piece. If you like creative, edgy stuff, check out her work. Her art is displayed in local Minnesota galleries all the time.

Carrie Lewis – artist

Carrie Lewis, artist. "Running Free."

If your taste runs more traditional, then visit my friend Carrie Lewis from Kansas. Specializing in portraits of horses (be they celebrated race horses or your horse!) she paints with a level of detail that absolutely stuns. Check out her artwork for sale or see if she’s currently taking commissions.

You can also take her online colored pencil classes and tutorials or subscribe to her colored pencil magazine, CP Magic!

Don & Stephanie Prichard – Christian suspense

Don & Stephanie Prichard - Stranded, Christian suspense novel

Fear not, bookworms! I haven’t forgotten that we’re all readers here. These authors from Indiana will keep you guessing what will happen next. If you need a new read to keep you breathless, check out Don and Stephanie Prichard’s (completed!) Christian suspense trilogy. A romantic cruise goes mass murder-levels of wrong, and Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers ends up washed ashore on a desert isle. One of the co-authors, Don, was himself a Marine, and his knowledge of survival skills definitely shows. And Steph? She’s the best not-my-actual-grandma a girl could have.

Adrian Ashwah – literary novelist

Audria by Adrian Ashwah

Christian fiction not your style? Fear not: My circle of writerly friends covers all territory–sometimes literally. From Egypt to Siberia to Montana, where has Adrian Ashwah not lived? And if you want a riveting (yes, riveting) literary novel that takes an excruciatingly honest look at all major religions, then check out his book. You will be fascinated by both the dystopian world–strange and familiar at the same time–and the brave heroine, a girl named Audria.

Central Dakota Humane Society – pets!

Danielle Lincoln Hanna and her dog Molly

Does a pet shelter count as a small business? Why not. I thought I’d include it anyway, just because CDHS is so important to me. Guys, I live in Montana now, but I still donate to my shelter back home in Mandan, North Dakota. Their motto is “Doing Great Things for Pets and People,” and I can testify that it’s true. They gave me my first dog (my beloved Molly, RIP), one of my first volunteering experiences, and one of my first jobs. They also helped rescue my life out of the dumpster the way they rescue any stray creature they run across. So if you’re in North Dakota and looking for a cat or dog–or if you’re just looking for a worthy cause to donate to–CDHS is worth your time.

Danielle Lincoln Hanna – The Mailboat Suspense Series

The Mailboat Suspense Series by Danielle Lincoln Hanna

Umm… I guess I may as well include me? If you couldn’t tell by the inordinate number of North Dakota businesses in this roundup, I’m originally from the that place with all the wind and snow. Nowdays, I live in Montana, which I’m finding far more amenable to human habitation–which means life here is far less exciting. I’m the author of the Mailboat Suspense Series, a story about a girl in foster care who only wants a home of her own. Instead, she finds a body at the end of a pier…

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this collection of some of my favorite small businesses. And I hope you find one you’d like to support! I have to say, it really warms my heart to look over my eclectic collection of friends and all the amazing things they do. I hope you’ll fall in love with them, too!


Today’s best-sellers:

 

Cyber Monday!

It’s Cyber Monday!

Which strikes me as odd, considering that the majority of holiday shopping this year probably happened online. (Thanks, pandemic.) But anyway, here we are.

Friends, today is the last day to grab my books at their best prices all year long. Still need to buy something for someone on your list? I’ve got all your bookworms covered!

In fact, here’s a handy holiday shopping guide so you’ll know exactly what to get for whom. (Including you! Don’t forget to pre-order Book IV at the lowest price you can get!)

I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone supporting my small business this holiday season. A lot of my readers prefer shopping directly with me, because they know they’re helping my business grow. Writing novels is my dream, and because of you, that dream gets to come true. For the next couple of days, I’m going to be super busy autographing books and putting them in boxes and padded envelopes and making trips to the post office. And the whole time, I’m going to be thinking of YOU with a heart full of joy and gratitude.

So don’t miss out on those deals today! This is the last time my books will be this low until next November! I can’t wait to help bring smiles and wonderful hours of cozy but breathless reading to your friends and family.


It’s your last chance–get these deals before they’re gone! 30% off TODAY ONLY!

Huge Discounts Are Almost Gone!

Just so you know, there’s only TWO DAYS left to my biggest sale of the year! Have you finished shopping for the bookworms on your list? If not, here’s a sample of what you can buy–and the incredible deals you can get. But better get your order in now–the sale is almost over!

Need help? No problem! Just contact me.


The Mailboat Suspense Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3

Regular Price: $18.90 ebook / $49.50 paperback

Sale Price: $13.23 ebook / $34.65 paperback

The Mailboat Suspense Series Boxed Set, Book 1-3, by Danielle Lincoln HannaThe boxed set includes books 1-3. And while I don’t yet have an actual box to put the paperback editions in, I promise to tie them up with ribbon personally!

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The Girl on the Boat: The Prequel Novella to the Mailboat Suspense Series

Regular Price: $5.00 ebook / $11.00 paperback

Sale Price: $3.50 ebook / $7.70 paperback

The Girl on the Boat, A Prequel Novella to the Mailboat Suspense Series, by Danielle Lincoln HannaDon’t forget to grab a copy of my latest release–especially if you want that reader on your shopping list to have ALL of my available books at once!

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Mailboat IV: Coming Soon!

Regular Price: $7.00 ebook / $18.00 paperback

Sale Price: $4.90 ebook / $12.60 paperback

Mailboat IV, Book 4 of the Mailboat Suspense Series by Danielle Lincoln Hanna. Coming Soon!

Guys, I’ll let you in on a HUGE secret. Right now during the holiday sale, you can pre-order Book 4 at the lowest price you’ll get ever and make all your friends jealous! (Or better yet, you could order for all your friends, too!)

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Remember, this sale ends tomorrow, so get your shopping done now! Need any help with your order? No problem. Just contact me and I’ll do everything I can to help. I answer emails and package and ship the orders personally!

Happy shopping, and Happy Holidays!

~ Danielle


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