Winner Announced from ‘The Hardest Peace’ Giveaway!

October 31st, 2014

The Hardest Peace PK

Kara Tippetts, author of The Hardest Peace, is pleased to announce the winner from the #hardestpeace giveaway of a custom prize pack:

  • A book club pack (10 copies of The Hardest Peace for you and your small group!)
  • A handcrafted candle
  • Journal
  • Custom Etsy The Hardest Peace print and coffee mug

Thanks to everyone who linked up their stories! Congratulations to the winner, Jackie of OneRedeemedMom.com! We’ll be in touch with the details soon. You can check out Jackie’s story of peace here.

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Ask the Author | James Russell Lingerfelt

October 31st, 2014

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Where do you like to write? If you could have dinner with someone, who would it be? You asked, and James Russell Lingerfelt answered. Check out James’ responses below, and don’t miss his latest release, The Mason Jar.

Next up is Dave & Neta Jackson! Ask your questions below, and sign up for our newsletter to get a first look at their answers!


What is your ideal writing environment?

I go to a library at a local community college near my home around 7:30-8:00am. They’re so nice. They’ve given me my own private room with Wi-Fi. I can leave my laptop there and go for walks when I need a break. I usually go to a little coffee stand mid-morning in the student center to take a break. I drink my double shot of espresso and talk to students hanging out until I’m rested enough to have another… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Brickmaker’s Bride’

October 30th, 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 Judith Miller, author of The Brickmaker’s Bride, to tell us the story behind the story. To celebrate her latest release, Judith is giving away a Kindle HDX! 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?

I’m drawn to unique settings and areas as well as areas of the country where I have some personal bond. The Refined by Love series is set in West Virginia, the birthplace of my father and where my mother lived from the time she was a young girl. I spent many summer vacations in West Virginia and still visit my sister… read more »

Get to Know Carrie Turansky

October 29th, 2014

Daughter-Highland-Hall Carrie Turansky

When Carrie Turansky is not writing, you will find her enjoying time with my family, working in her flower gardens, cooking healthy meals for family and friends, or walking around the nearby lake. Celebrate Carrie’s new release, The Daughter of Highland Hall, and enter to win an Edwardian prize basket! Click here to learn more and enter. 


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

Taking a walk about the lake near our home is usually a great way for me to take a break and get those creative juices flowing again. Lately I’ve been using a new/old technique of writing the scene out by hand to get started. Both these ideas have helped me break through writer’s block and get moving forward in the story again.

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

When I was young I… read more »

Winners Announced from Stephanie Reed’s ‘The Bachelor’ Facebook Launch Party

October 28th, 2014

The Bachelor, Stephanie Reed


Stephanie Reed, author of The Bachelor, is thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Facebook Party. Thank you all so much for coming, and be sure to follow Stephanie on Facebook and Twitter for more information and to connect with her! Plus don’t forget to enter to win a Kindle HDX! Winner will be announced November 10 on our blog.

Here is the list of everyone who won* something at the party tonight:

Congratulations to Rhonda Cason! You’ve won a copy of The Bachelor or The Bargain. Email your mailing address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Kristy McKinley! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Lily Kwan! You’ve won a copy of The Bachelor or The Bargain. Email your mailing address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Mallory Oatman! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes &… read more »

The Story Behind ‘A Lady at Willowgrove Hall’

October 28th, 2014

A Lady at Willowgrove, Sarah Ladd

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 Sarah Ladd, author of A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, to tell us the story behind the story. To celebrate her latest release, Sarah is giving away a Kindle HDX! 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?

When sitting down to write each of the books in the Whispers on the Moors series, I asked myself the following question: What would a lady during the Regency NOT do? So in the very beginning of A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, the heroine, Cecily, makes a BIG mistake — one that as the power to ruin… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

October 27th, 2014

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

Tomorrow, clear your schedules! We’ll be helping launch Stephanie Reed’s new book, The Bachelor, at her author chat party! Then stop by this page to 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.

We’ve teamed up with Suzanne Hadley Gosselin and Focus on the Family to promote the new book Expectant Parents! If you’re expecting a baby or know someone who is, this book is a must-read. Click here to enter to win a copy and an iPad Mini!

Calling all Regency fans! Sarah Ladd’s new book, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, is here. She’s giving away a copy and a Kindle HDX.

The first book in Judith Miller’s new series is available now. We’re celebrating… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Lynn Austin | Learning from Ezra

October 26th, 2014

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Ezra may have lived thousands of years ago, but the struggles of his time are still relevant today. Lynn Austin, author of Keepers of the Covenant,, joins us today to share a few lessons we can learn from Ezra.

To learn more about Lynn and her latest release, visit her website, LynnAustin.org.


As I researched my novel Keepers of the Covenant, based on the biblical book of Ezra, I was struck by how similar his times were to ours. In Ezra’s day, God’s people seemed more interested in adapting to the society around them than in living His way. They had wandered so far from Him that they’d ended up in Babylon, slaves to an ungodly way of life. But God longed to restore His children, so He made a way for them to return to the Promised Land and to a relationship with Him. Sadly, most… read more »