The Story Behind ‘Keepers of the Covenant’

October 21st, 2014

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Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a story? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Lynn Austin, author of Keepers of the Covenant, to tell us the story behind the story. Don’t miss the chance to win a Kindle HDX and ask Lynn questions at her Facebook Author Chat Party TONIGHT!!! Click here to learn more and enter to win.


Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did you find inspiration?

Keepers of the Covenant is based on the biblical book of Ezra and tells about the life of this amazing man of God. When I first read his story, I was inspired by his faith and his commitment to read and study God’s word. The Jewish people honor him as… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

October 20th, 2014

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Hi, everyone! This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Congratulations to the winner of James Russell Lingerfelt’s Kindle Fire giveaway, Richard Lee. We’ll be in touch soon with details about your prize!

Did you enter Elisabeth Gifford’s Kindle Fire giveaway? The giveaway is now over and the winner is, Meagan Williford. Congratulations Meagan, we’ll be in touch with more information.

Want to chat with Lynn Austin? Make sure you’re coming to her October 21st party to chat about Keepers of the Covenant, then enter to win a Kindle HDX!

Sarah Sundin, Cara Putman, and Tricia Goyer’s new historical holiday book is on tour with us! Read the reviews HERE.

Get ready for a faith-changer! Rob Peabody’s book, Citizen, is making its rounds online; read the reviews here!

Kara Tippetts is causing some serious buzz online, and her new book The Hardest Peace is on tour with… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Suzanne Hadley Gosselin | Preparing Spiritually for Parenthood

October 19th, 2014

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Would you ever run a marathon without training? Motherhood is the same way. Suzanne Hadley Gosselin joins us today to share 4 ways you can prepare for parenthood. Suzanne is celebrating the release of Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood with an iPad Mini Giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


Several years ago, I trained for and ran a half-marathon. It was the greatest distance I had ever run, and building up to it took a lot of time and effort. I had to schedule runs, seek out accountability in running buddies and then complete the training so I would be ready for the actual event.

These days, I have two toddlers and a two-month-old, so I don’t do much running. But my experience with joining the ranks of parents nearly four years ago reminds me a lot of my… read more »

What’s the Big Picture? | Week 35

October 18th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend! Play What’s the Big Picture for the chance to win a surprise set of books. Take a look at the zoomed-in image and share your guess in the comment section below. Winner will be announced next Saturday. Good luck!

Are you eligible to win? Check out our rules and regulations for giveaways here!

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Who Said It, SIERRA FAITH. Last week’s quote is from Kara Tippetts, author of The Hardest Peace, said: 

We are not the author of our story. We are the characters.

 

Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget to share your story of finding peace in hard times and add it to Kara’s link-up here!

Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to our read more »

Friday Favorite: ‘Fall into a Good Book’ – Free Download!

October 17th, 2014

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The leaves are changing, the air is turning cooler, and the football season is well underway. Hooray for all things fall! In celebration of a new season, we created a fun, fall-themed background for your computer and phone! And did we mention it’s FREE?! Find your screen resolution, click the corresponding image to open in a new tab, right click on the full-size image and select ‘download’ or ‘save as’ to save to your computer. Set as your background and enjoy!

Not sure what your computer’s resolution is? Click here. Need more help? More instructions for setting your computer background can be found below.


 

1024 x 768

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Mac Background How-To:

Right click any open part of the desktop.
Choose Change Desktop Background.
Find the folder where you saved the image… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Sea House’

October 16th, 2014

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Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a story? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Elisabeth Gifford, author of The Sea House, to tell us the story behind the story. Elisabeth is celebrating her latest release with a Kindle giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.


Tell us about The Sea House:

The Sea House is based in the Harris in the Hebrides, a remote and beautiful island where Gaelic is still spoken. The Sea House was inspired by a real letter to the Times in London reporting a mermaid sighting by a Scottish schoolmaster in 1809. There were lots of mermaid sightings in the islands 200 years ago! And there were legends of seal people or Selkies- seals that took off their skins on… read more »

Get to Know Betel Arnold

October 15th, 2014

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As a writer, speaker, and life coach, Betel Arnold is passionate about helping women become all that God has created them to be. Her new release, Buried Beneath the Words, shares her personal experiences of overcoming adversity and finding inspiration and inner strength to do the impossible. Keep reading to get to know Betel and stop by BetelArnold.com for more information!


What’s your go-to activity to get out of writer’s block?

I’ve made it a habit to get up early in the morning—like 5 a.m. early, and write, no matter what. The best atmosphere for me to be most creative is in a quiet dark room so I can block out the world outside and create a new one on my page. Maybe that’s my way of avoiding writer’s block.

I also have children who are still in school. So sometimes it’s their schedules that determine if I’ll have time to write. During summer vacations it’s… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Mason Jar’

October 14th, 2014

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Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a story? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked James Russell Lingerfelt, author of The Mason Jar, to tell us the story behind the story. Celebrate James’ new release by entering his Kindle Fire giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


Tell us a bit about the story behind your new release. Where did your inspiration spark from?

In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk; letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark-haired, debutante from Colorado, named Eden…. read more »