The Story Behind ‘The Melody of the Soul’

January 19th, 2018

Where did Liz Tolsma find inspiration for her latest release, The Melody of the Soul? Read our story behind the story below to find out! Go back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Plus, join Liz and other bookworms for a Facebook Live event on February 6. If you haven’t already, enter her prize pack giveaway—click here for more details and to enter.

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

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What Facebook’s New Algorithm Change Means for You as an Author

January 17th, 2018

A new year almost certainly means new algorithm changes to your most-used social media platforms, and Facebook is no different this year. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced Facebook’s 2018 goal: “making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.” With that comes a major algorithm change that has many business page owners calling it the “Newsfeed Apocalypse.”

So . . . what major algorithm change has everyone up in arms? Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg says in his post announcing the changes:

The first changes you’ll see will be in News Feed, where you can expect to see more from your friends, family and groups.

As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.

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Join Us for Weekly Facebook Lives

January 8th, 2018

Happy 2018! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, filled with family, friends, food, and plenty of time to read some good books.

We’re excited for the new year because we’ve got some new things in store! First things first: We’re going to be doing Facebook Live chats every Wednesday at 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST. Some of the Litfuse chicks will be chatting weekly about social media, publicity, marketing, blog tours, live events, blogging, etc.

We hope you’ll join us! If you have any topic suggestions or questions you’d like answered, leave them below in the comment section or shoot us a message on Facebook.

We hosted our first Facebook Live chat last week. Watch below if you happened to miss it!

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What is Stealing Your Significance? | Donna Gaines

December 29th, 2017

As we look to 2018 and start make goals and plans for the new year, don’t loose sight of what gives you significance! Donna Gaines, author of Choose Wisely, Live Fullyjoins us today to remind us where we must look to discover our worth.

Deep within every one of us resides a longing for significance. We want our lives to matter, to make a lasting impact. The secret to real significance is experienced when we realize our worth is in Christ. Once we recognize our significance in Him, we are finally able to live beyond ourselves. Until that time, we seek worth and significance from other people, possessions, and power.

In my book Choose Wisely, Live Fully, I point out, “Reading through Proverbs we see the guidelines God has given us for living. He has made it very clear. So why do we have a hard time believing or obeying? We… read more »

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Litfuse nest! We hope you have a joyous day celebrating the birth of Jesus with your loved ones.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope —Romans 15:13

The Litfuse offices are closed for the holidays and will reopen January 2nd. See you next year!

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Winners Announced from Barbara Cameron’s 5-Book Giveaway

December 22nd, 2017

Barbara Cameron, author of Seeds of Hope, is pleased to announce the winners from the 5-book giveaway.

Congratulations to the winners:

Wendy Newcomb
Linda Glenn
Jana Leah
Dianne Casey
Amy Smith

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Get to Know Barbara Cameron

December 20th, 2017

Two very different worlds collide, and Miriam and Mark begin to question if love can bring them—and their two worlds—together in Barbara Cameron’s new book, Seeds of HopeMiriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Even though Mark always loved visiting his grandfather’s farm as a boy, he’s convinced the Amish life is not for him. But when he suddenly finds himself out of a job and without direction, Mark heads back to the farm just in time to help with the harvest. Could life in this simple world be right for Mark after all? Has Miriam finally found her happily ever after?

Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Seeds of Hope. Five winners will be chosen! Click here to learn more and… read more »

Winner Announced from Rondi Bauer Olson’s ‘All Things Now Living’ Giveaway

December 15th, 2017

Rondi Bauer Olson, author of All Things Now Living, is pleased to announce the winner from the Kindle Fire giveaway.

Congratulations to the winner:

Karen Sargent

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