The Story Behind ‘A Promise in Pieces’

April 23rd, 2014

A Promise in Pieces

Carol Shields once said, “Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.” When does a writer’s story begin forming? How long does it take to write? What were the finishing touches? We’ve asked Emily Wierenga, the author of A Promise in Pieces, to tell us the story behind the story. Emily is celebrating her first fiction release by giving away a $200 “Women Helping Women” shopping spree! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

Honestly, I had four boys at the time, between the ages of six months and three and a half, because we had just told a friend of ours that we would take her kids in when she said she couldn’t be a mother anymore.

So I had four boys to care for, and that’s when the book… read more »

Get to Know Julia Roller

April 22nd, 2014

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Julia L. Roller knew she wanted to be a writer around the time her first grade teacher caught her reading a novel behind her math book. Keep reading to learn more about the author of Mom Seeks God. Julia is celebrating her latest release with a “Mom’s May Day” Facebook party and by giving away a Kindle HDX. Learn more and enter here.


Biggest pet peeve:

Drivers who don’t stop at the crosswalk when I’m trying to cross with my son before and after school or who do stop and then act really aggravated about it, like letting us cross the street is the biggest favor ever. Sometimes I just want to yell, “I’m not asking for something special here. It’s the law, people!!”

Do you untie your shoes before you take them off?

I’m always late for something, so I’m kind of a slip-on girl. But when I… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup (Plus a Winner Announced)

April 21st, 2014

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Hi, everyone! How was your weekend? This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Get your cowboy boots! Pam Hillman’s Claiming Mariah just went on tour with us, and now through the end of April, you can enter to win a Kindle Fire HD! Details HERE.

Can you imagine writing 100 books? Tracie Peterson has! She’s celebrating her 100th book with a live webcast and an iPad Mini giveaway! You can RSVP for her April 29 webcast HERE.

Know a new mom who’s struggling to balance motherhood and her spiritual life? Julia Roller’s Mom Seeks God is the perfect book for her! Check out her Kindle HDX giveaway, too, plus RSVP for her May 1 “Moms’ May Day” author chat party HERE.

Speaking of Julia Roller’s new book, get a sneak peek of what she takes about in Mom Seeks God in read more »

Happy Easter!

April 18th, 2014

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Happy Easter everyone! May your holiday be filled with remembrance and celebration of God’s greatest gift and sacrifice. He is risen!

For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. —Romans 6:9

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The Story Behind ‘The Queen’s Handmaid’

April 17th, 2014

The Queen's Handmaid


Carol Shields once said, “Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.” When does a writer’s story begin forming? How long does it take to write? What were the finishing touches? We’ve asked Tracy L. Higley, the author of The Queen’s Handmaid, to tell us the story behind the story. Tracy is celebrating her newest release by giving away a Kindle HDX! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

The idea for The Queen’s Handmaid really began with my lifelong curiosity about the magi who came to Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus. Where did they come from? How did they know they sought a king? I found myself wanting to take a step backward in time from that pivotal moment in history, to understand the religious and political climate in… read more »

Winner Announced from What’s the Big Picture? | Week 23

April 16th, 2014

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Here comes Peter Cottontail. Hoppin’ down the bunny trail. Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way! We stumped most of you on last weekend’s Big Picture, but a few of you figured it out. It’s a dyed Easter egg! Congratulations to the winner, Stephanie Craig. Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize.

 

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The Story Behind ‘A Sensible Arrangement’

April 16th, 2014

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Carol Shields once said, “Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.” When does a writer’s story begin forming? How long does it take to write? What were the finishing touches? We’ve asked Tracie Peterson, the author of A Sensible Arrangement, to tell us the story behind the story. Tracie is celebrating her 100th(!) book release with a special webcast event and by giving away an iPad Mini! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

A Sensible Arrangement is book 100 for me. It’s the start of a brand new series called Lone Star Brides. It’s set in Texas during the 1890’s and will tie together two previous series (Striking a Match and Land of the Lone Star). People kept asking for more about a couple of the… read more »

Get to Know Tracy L. Higley

April 15th, 2014

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Tracy L. Higley is quite the world traveller, having visited Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. Who else wants to go with Tracy on a research trip!? Keep reading to learn more! Tracy is celebrating her newest release, The Queen’s Handmaid, by giving away a Kindle HDX! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

Hmmm . . . I can tell you what DOESN’T work, but I always seem to try—eating! When will I learn? The best thing I’ve found is to go for a walk outside. When I’m stuck on a plot problem and go walking, I’ve often solved it before I get halfway down the driveway!

When you were in kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up?

For a long time during elementary school, I wanted to be… read more »