What’s the Big Picture? | Week 41

January 31st, 2015

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“Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.” —Wallace Stevens.

Test your observation and attention to detail skills and take a stab at What’s the Big Picture. Study the zoomed-in image, share your guess in the comment section below, and you could win a surprise set of books. Happy guessing!

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

Congratulations to the winner of the last Who Said It competition, Susan Heim! Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize. The quote is from Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

We are all beautiful, but broken and imperfect people. Jesus forgives us, even when we don’t deserve it.

 

Don’t forget to enter Elizabeth’s Kindle Fire giveaway!

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Friday Favorite | Spruce Up Your Space!

January 30th, 2015

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Are you feeling the winter slump? Snow, cold, rain, clouds . . . this time of year tends to drag on and make us feel a little blue. Divine Walls has the perfect remedy to cheer up your home . . . call it pre-spring cleaning! Based in Oregon, the Divine Wall’s team creates decorations to beautify your space. Keep reading to learn more and find out how you can enter to win a $50 gift card!


Divine Walls is a tight-knit team, brought together by the desire to create beautiful, meaningful decorations for the home, office, or vehicle. Our organization specializes in faith based, inspirational, and Christian decals. We see this venture as a way to help people express their faith, focus on their families, and improve the aesthetics of their homes. The decals at Divine Walls are a peel and stick product. They easily apply… read more »

Music Mixes | ‘The Dandelion Field’ Playlist

January 29th, 2015

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Quick survey: do you like background noise or complete silence when you work? Kathryn Springer writes best when all is calm and quiet. But she finds inspiration for her story and characters by listening to music before she begins typing for the day! Keep reading to learn more and listen to her playlist for The Dandelion Field.


I wish I could be one of those writers who take their laptop to Starbucks (although I would have to drive 45 minutes to get to one!), but I do my best thinking in a quiet setting. No television, no Pandora. I love music, though, and I have a playlist for every book I write. It’s on my iPod, so when I’m at the gym, I’m getting inspiration for the characters before I put my fingers on the keyboard.

Beautiful Things by Gungor

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Get to Know Kathryn Springer

January 28th, 2015

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Kathryn Springer, the author of The Dandelion Field, grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child, she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Keep reading to get to know more about Kathryn! And don’t miss the chance to win a Kindle Fire. Click here to learn more and enter.


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

A change of scenery. Coffee with a friend, a date night with my husband, even a long walk in the woods. The most important thing—STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!

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

I wanted to be a cowgirl… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Beyond All Dreams’

January 27th, 2015

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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 Elizabeth Camden, the author of Beyond All Dreams, to tell us the story behind the story. Elizabeth is celebrating her new release with a Kindle Fire giveaway and an author chat Facebook party! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

The novel is about a librarian who stumbles across a baffling mystery of a ship that disappeared at sea. The ship and the entire crew has never been heard from again, but Anna begins to suspect the government knows what actually happened to the ship. The setting is at the Library of Congress in 1898, and when… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

January 26th, 2015

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Good morning, and happy Monday! This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Cindy Vincent’s two cat detectives, Buckley and Bogey, are on their next case—and that includes a tour with us! Stop by this page for details on the book The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues, the tour, and a special giveaway!

The 25th and final book of the Quilts of Love line is here, and to celebrate the release of A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott, you can enter to win a Kindle HDX! Details here.

Deb DeArmond wants your marriage to be strengthened in 2015, so in celebration of the release of I Choose You Today, she’s hosting TWO relationship challenges this year. Get all the details here, plus be sure to RSVP to her upcoming author chat party on February 3rd.

Elizabeth Camden’s new book Beyond All Dreams is… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Cindy Vincent | God’s Great Love … Through the Eyes of a Pet Parent

January 25th, 2015

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Do you have pets? Cindy Vincent, author of The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues, is the proud pet parent to cuddly and playful cats and was surprised the insight having pets gave her about her walk with God. Keep reading to learn more. And don’t miss the chance to enter Cindy’s jewel of a giveaway


At our house, we are both Christians and cat lovers. Through the years, our home has been blessed with a number of different cats — probably many more than we ever planned to bring into the fold in the first place . . . And as some of our beloved cats have sadly passed on, others have come into our lives, often by means more mysterious than we could have imagined. Needless to say, we have loved each and every one of these feline family members, and they’ve… read more »

Who Said It? Week 23

January 24th, 2015

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Happy Saturday! As much as we enjoy the weekend, we are looking forward to starting a new week with new campaigns. Our quote comes from one of the campaigns that starts this week. Check out our campaign schedule to narrow down your guesses. Read through back cover copy and excerpts to help you figure out what book it’s from, take a guess in the comment section, check back for clues, and you could be a winner! A surprise set of books is up for grabs in this week’s Who Said It?!

We are all beautiful, but broken and imperfect people. Jesus forgives us, even when we don’t deserve it.

 CLUE #1: The quote comes from one of the tours we will start this week (there’s 4 to choose from!)

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

Congratulations to the winner of last Saturday’s What’s the Big Picture contest,… read more »