The Story Behind ‘Anna’s Crossing’

March 4th, 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 Suzanne Woods Fisher, the author of Anna’s Crossing, to tell us the story behind the story. Suzanne is giving away an iPad and Kindle to celebrate her Amish Beginnings novel! Click here to learn more and enter!


Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel:

Here’s a snapshot of Anna’s Crossing:

In Anna’s Crossing, when Anna first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers—dubbed “Peculiars” by deckhands—across the… read more »

Character Interview with Holly Cramer

March 3rd, 2015

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Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby. Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case. Read our interview with Holly to learn more about Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock. Celebrate with Terri and enter her Nook giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

I’m a messy Christian with a lot of baggage.

Occupation:

Taxi driver and part-time private investigator

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

At the beginning of… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

March 2nd, 2015

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

Terri Blackstock’s third and final book in the Moonlighters series is here! She’s giving away a Nook to celebrate the release of Twisted Innocence.

Debra Clopton wants you to saddle up for her new book! Betting on Hope is on tour with us, and we’re celebrating with a Kindle giveaway!

Parenting is difficult, but add being a single dad on top, and it becomes a real challenge. Tez Brooks and his new book, The Single Dad Detour, are here to help! He’s celebrating the release with a book tour and a $150 “Day with Dad” giveaway!

If you love Max Lucado’s books, you’ll love his new fiction release, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe. He’s giving away an iPad Mini, too!

For the list of upcoming campaigns in 2015, head… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Tez Brooks | I’ll Fly Away

March 1st, 2015

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Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love. Tez Brooks, author of The Single Dad Detour, joins us today with encouraging words about staying close to our Lord. Click here to learn more about Tez and his new release.


Passage: Ephesians 2:1-11

Key Verse: “I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.” Psalm 119:176 (NIV).

“Ouch!” my nine-year-old yelled. Her parakeet, Frosty, had just bitten her.

“How often have you played with him this week?” I asked.

“This is the first time. I keep forgetting.” Jadyn admitted.

She learned the hard way that when you leave a bird alone too long, it could turn wild. They can’t help it; it’s in their nature to be wild. So daily handling is necessary to keep the bird docile and domesticated—a pleasure for the master to own.

Jadyn had… read more »

What’s the Big Picture? | Week 43

February 28th, 2015

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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, BETH GILLIHAN! Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize. The quote is from Get Your Joy Back by Laurie Wallin

Fighting joy, holding it at arm’s length so we’ll never be hurt, isn’t truly safe. It only ensures we’ll live with much less.

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The Story Behind ‘Betting on Hope’

February 26th, 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 Debra Clopton, the author of Betting on Hope, to tell us the story behind the story. Celebrate with Debra and enter her Kindle giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter!


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

I wanted to re-create a series with some of the same feel as my Mule Hollow series. I wanted a place filled with great characters that my readers would want to see over and over again. I used several movies along with my Mule Hollow series as inspiration as I created them: Doc Hollywood, Return To Me, While You Were Sleeping. Those movies… read more »

Get to Know Terri Blackstock

February 25th, 2015

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Terri Blackstock, the author of Twisted Innocence, spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands! Keep reading to learn more about Terri and don’t miss the chance to enter to win a Nook! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

I’ll usually stop and read a good book. That usually primes the creative pump, and I’m ready to get back to it again. Or I’ll change the location where I write. I’ll often go sit out in my car with the windows down so I can breathe fresh air and experience a bit of nature while I write. I live on a wooded lot, so I can sit in my driveway and look into the… read more »