Weekly Client Roundup

September 2nd, 2014


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

The next book in the Quilts of Love line is here! To celebrate, Amber Stockton is giving away a Kindle Fire HDX and copies of the Quilts of Love books. Find out more details HERE.

Deborah Raney’s new series is here, and we’re kicking off the release of book one, Home to Chicory Lane, with a $200 weekend getaway giveaway and author chat party! Click here for more details.

Authors are inspiring—and Mary Connealy is no exception. Check out this interview and giveaway with her.

You’ll never guess where Suzanne Woods Fisher writes her books! Click here to find out, plus enter to win a book!

Where did the inspiration for Deborah Raney’s newest book come from? Don’t miss this interview and giveaway!

Speaking of Deb’s new… read more »

Happy Labor Day!

September 1st, 2014


Happy Labor Day! The Litfuse offices are today in observation of the holiday. May you enjoy special time with family and friends. read more »

Sunday Refreshments | Do You Pick a Church Like You Pick A Restaurant?

August 31st, 2014


Have you ever thought about why you picked the church you did? Did it have the right combination of worship and teaching that match your particular tastes? What if God is calling you to a church that doesn’t play the music you like? Our very own Chirper, Caitlin Wilson, joins us today to challenge us to take a closer look at to where God might be calling you.

Think about the last time you went out to eat. Maybe you had a craving for a cheeseburger, steak, or filet mignon. Perhaps you just wanted to pick up a pizza on the way home. Or possibly you stopped at the local ice cream shop for a triple chocolate sundae. We typically base our food preferences on what we’re craving at the moment or what we’re used to. Isn’t this how we also pick our churches?

We go to the church where we… read more »

Who Said It? | Week 14

August 30th, 2014


What are your plans for this holiday weekend? If you get through your TBR pile this weekend, we’ve got you covered. A surprise set of books is up for grabs in this week’s Who Said It?!  You will find this week’s quote in one of the books we campaigned in August. Luckily for you, there are only 5 books to choose from. Not sure what books that includes? You can see our campaign schedule here. 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!

Sometimes it seemed to him that the Almighty was easier to reckon with than his wife.

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

Banana bread anyone? Congratulations to the winner of last weekend’s Big Picture, ROSIE W…. read more »

Friday Favorite | I Spy Book Hunt (plus a giveaway!)

August 29th, 2014


I spy… with my little eye … books, books, and more books! Confession. We love visiting nearby bookstores and seeing what client books we can find on shelves. So proud of our authors. Here are a few at a Barnes & Noble in Seattle.

Now it’s your turn! Visit your local bookstore and see what books you can find from our clients (check out our campaigns and authors pages for reference). Snap a few pictures, share them on our Facebook page or email them to elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com and you’ll be entered to win this cute “Book Nerd” t-shirt. Winner will be announced in two weeks here on our blog. Happy hunting!

Are you new… read more »

Get to Know Deborah Raney

August 28th, 2014

Home to Chicory Lane, Deborah Raney

From the moment Deborah Raney opened the cover of Tip and Mitten in first grade, she has loved to read. And by the age of twelve, she first tried her hand at novel writing. Now Deb is celebrating her latest release, Home to Chicory Lane, with a $200 B&B getaway. Don’t miss the chance to chat with Deb at her Facebook Author Chat Party on September 9th! Click here to learn more and enter.

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

Just keep writing. Even if it’s literally “gobbledygook” writing. Eventually the words will start flowing. Other things that sometimes help: going to a new place to write, whether a park or coffee shop, or a bed and breakfast. Also, choosing music to fit the mood of the scene I’m working on helps.

When you were in kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew… read more »

Deb Raney’s Top 5 Soundtracks to Write By

August 27th, 2014

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Have you ever wondered how authors get out of writer’s block? Deborah Raney, author of Home to Chicory Lane, will listen to music that matches the mood of the scene she is working on. Check out her top soundtracks to listen to while writing below! And don’t miss the chance to win a $200 B&B getaway. Click hereto learn more and enter.

Music is another great way to tap into new levels of creativity, and to capture the mood of the scene I’m working on. Movie soundtracks provide the perfect music to write by because they’ve been designed to set a mood, yet they are mostly nonintrusive. Some of my favorites are:

1. Band of Brothers
2. Braveheart
3. Charlotte Gray
4. Finding Neverland
5. The Tourist


Are you new here? You… read more »

Get to Know Landyn Whitman Spencer

August 26th, 2014

Home to Chicory Lane, Deborah Raney

Landyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.
Read our interview with Landyn Whitman Spencer to learn more about Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney. Celebrate the first release in the Chicory Inn series with Deb and enter to win a $200 B&B getaway. And don’t miss the chance to chat with Deb at her Facebook Author Chat Party on September 9th! Click here to learn more and enter.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I guess the fact that I moved to New York to work right after my marriage to Chase Spencer is pretty interesting since most of my girlfriends got married and stayed right here in River City—my “River City” being Langhorne, Missouri, a boring little town near Cape Girardeau.


I was an art major in college, and I found a great job in marketing in New York with… read more »