What’s the Big Picture? | Week 48

May 30th, 2015

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Schools are getting out and the weather is turning balmy—welcome to summer! If your summer reads pile needs beefing up, play What’s the Big Picture? for the chance to win a surprise set of books. Take a look at the zoomed-in image below and share your guess at what the big picture could be in the comment section below. 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,TRACY YURKSAITIS! Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize. This quote is from

Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. You are beautiful. You’re perfect just the way God made you. He doesn’t make mistakes.

 

Hurry — Heidi’s Fitbit giveaway is almost over! Click here for more details and the chance to win.

Don’t forget to fill out… read more »

Ask the Author | Mark & Jan Foreman

May 29th, 2015

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How did you meet? What do you love most about surfing? You asked, and Mark & Jan Foreman answered. Check out their responses below, and don’t miss their latest release, Never Say No.

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How did you two meet?

Jan and I met one night at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa at the beginning of the Jesus Movement. I was a brand new Christian with long hair right out of the hippy-rock culture and Jan was a Southern Baptist church girl who had just moved from Fresno to southern California. I played the acoustic guitar and keyboard. She played the classical guitar and pipe organ.

We were introduced by a mutual friend one night after church and discovered we were both entering to Westmont College as music majors. That night after church we went out to… read more »

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Writing Favorites

May 28th, 2015

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From writing tools to quotes to snacks, Suzanne Woods Fisher shares about some of her writing favorites! Suzanne is celebrating her new release, The Heart of the Amish, with a HUGE giveaway (including an Apple Watch, Kindle, and Nook)! Hurry — giveaway ends in a few days. Click here to learn more and enter.


What are your ideal writing conditions?

A rainy day, quiet house, dog by my feet, coffee by my computer. Sheer bliss!

What book have you reread the most?

What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

If you could have lunch with any literary character, who would it be and why?

My first thought was Scarlett O’Hara, but then I thought she’d probably just talk about herself. So my next choice would be Dr. Dumbledore from Harry Potter. I want to talk to him about marketing those howler owls that deliver mothers “messages”… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Who’s the New Kid?’

May 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 book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Heidi Bond to tell us the story behind Who’s the New Kid? Heidi is celebrating her new release with a Fitbit giveaway and Facebook party! Click here to learn more and enter.


Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

My hope for our book, Who’s the New Kid?, is that it will shine a light on
the truths surrounding childhood obesity. I want to let other families
know they are not alone and to show the world that childhood obesity is
100 percent reversible. In my book you will find this great information:

  • tools to determine your child’s BMI
  • tips for getting your child to eat healthy foods
  • lists of… read more »

A Day in the Life of Robin Lee Hatcher

May 26th, 2015

Whenever You Come Around

What does a typical day in an author’s life look like? Robin Lee Hatcher joins us today to share an inside look at what goes on during a typical day as a writer. Robin is hosting a karoke competition to celebrate her new release, Whenever You Come Around! She is giving away a $100 iTunes or Amazon gift card to one lucky reader and karaoke-r who uploads a karaoke video of himself or herself to YouTube (song choice is completely up to you). The person whose video has the most likes by May 26th will win the gift card! Plus everyone who participates by uploading a video will receive a copy of the book. Click here for more details!


4:45 AM: Rise, shower, & dress.

I typically wake up between 4:30 and 5:30 each morning. No alarm clock is necessary. That’s just the setting for my body’s internal clock.

5:15 AM:… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

May 25th, 2015

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Happy Memorial Day! This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Fall in love this spring with Becky Wade’s new book, A Love Like Ours. Becky is giving away a book-inspired prize pack and a $100 cash card to one lucky reader.

The next book in Colleen Coble’s A Journey of the Heart series is out now! Celebrate the release of A Heart’s Danger with a perfect pairing giveaway!

Robin Lee Hatcher is back with a new book, Whenever You Come Around, and she’s challenging you to TWO contests with great prizes: a karaoke contest and a country-music matching contest. Be sure to stop by the karaoke contest page for the full list of karaoke entries because the video with the most likes on YouTube will win the grand prize!

What’s it like to raise two sons to become successful musicians (in the band… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Suzanne Woods Fisher | An Attitude of Forgiveness

May 24th, 2015

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What role does forgiveness play in your life? Suzanne Woods Fisher joins us today to share about how writing The Heart of the Amish changed her life—forgiveness needs to be more than an occasional choice, but a daily attitude. To celebrate her new release, Suzanne is giving away 2 Apple Watches, 1 Kindle Fire HD 6, 1 Nook Glowlight, and 4 $25 gift cards! Click here to learn more and enter!


A warning: There’s a pretty good chance you won’t feel like the same person after reading The Heart of the Amish. About halfway through the research and writing this manuscript, I emailed my editor, Andrea. “If one more event occurs in my life that requires forgiveness, I will have to cancel this contract.”

She just laughed.

“No, I’m not kidding!”

She laughed again.

Fine. She was no help. I got back to work.

The reason I started this book in the first place was because,… read more »

Who Said It? | Week 31

May 23rd, 2015

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Do you have any special plans for the long weekend? Hopefully you have time to squeeze in another round of Who Said It?! Below is a quote from one of the books we toured in May. 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 of a surprise set of books.

Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. You are beautiful. You’re perfect just the way God made you. He doesn’t make mistakes.

 

 CLUE #1: The quote is from a nonfiction book!

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

Don’t forget to fill out our May Crossword! Winner will be announced in June when we reveal the… read more »