The Story Behind ‘When I Fall in Love’

July 29th, 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 Susan May Warren, author of When I Fall in Love, to tell us the story behind the story. Susan is hosting a Hawaiian Chef Showdown and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


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

For better or worse. Richer or poorer. In sickness and in health. I’ll be celebrating 25 years with my amazing husband this summer, and as I look back it feels like time is but a blink. Just yesterday, I was walking down the aisle to his smile, wondering how I got so lucky. And life has been generous… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

July 28th, 2014

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Hi, everyone! Was your weekend a good one? This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

We’re excited to be touring Kristy Cambron’s debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin! Right now, you can enter to win a Kindle Fire to celebrate! We’ll announce the winner at Kristy’s author chat party on August 7.

The much-anticipated book three in Susan May Warren’s Christiansen Family series is here, and Susan is giving away a KitchenAid mixer! Enter to win, plus check out the When I Fall in Love website.

The spotlight is on Kristy Cambron’s Sera and Adele from The Butterfly and the Violin! Get to know the characters HERE.

Loved Susan May Warren’s Christiansen Family series so far? Find out about books four AND five, today on Suzanne Woods Fisher’s blog!

Amish Wisdom and Suzanne Woods Fisher have paired up to… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Christy Fitzwater | The Good Thing that Comes Out of a Wreck

July 27th, 2014

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Guiding women to extraordinary living is one of Christy Fitwater’s biggest passions in life. A wife, mother, teacher, and lover of words, Christy hopes her faith story will encourages others on their own journeys. Christy joins us today to share the good that can come in the midst of trial and pain.


You tell me which is worse–that I totalled the cherry red, mint-condition Pontiac my dad had given us exactly one month prior or that I T-boned a lawyer.

I know, right?

On that day over a decade ago, Matt drove the kids and I home. I sat on the front steps of the house. It was summer. It was a beautiful day.

And I had almost killed us and someone else.

Then there was the car. The wreck occurred in the morning, and it was 11:00 that night before I sat down with the phone in my hand, nauseated and rather in shock,… read more »

What’s the Big Picture? | Week 29

July 26th, 2014

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Are you already through your summer TBR pile? You’re in luck! A surprise set of books is up for grabs in this week’s What’s the Big Picture?! Take a look at the zoomed-in image and share your guess in the comment section below. Good luck!

 

Ready for a clue? Below is a different zoomed-in shot of the same picture. Keep the guesses coming!

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

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Who Said It, GRACE OLSON. Naomi from The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher said: 

Love does extraordinary things to people

 

Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize.

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Blogger of the Month | July

July 25th, 2014

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Congratulations to Linda of Faithful Acres Books! She is Litfuse’s blogger of the month! Thank you, Linda, for being a faithful reviewer and for providing some creative and thought-out reviews.


Name:

Linda Marie Finn

Where can we find you on the web?

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Number of years you’ve been reviewing:

It all started 1 ½ years ago when I won a copy of The Face of Heaven by Murray Pura and Murray invited me to a book banter type event and while there I was asked by two authors to read and review their novellas ! Before they even came out! It all sort of snowballed from there !

Occupation:

I am a stay at home Wife, Mom, Homeschool Teacher and Book Lover! Even started writing my own book this year!

Review writing tip:

Make it yours; everyone is going to read the book…. read more »

Get to Know Dave & Neta Jackson

July 24th, 2014

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Meet Dave & Neta Jackson, the husband & wife writing team of over 120 books! Their most recent release, Penny Wise, follows Michelle Jasper as she tries to juggle family, work, volunteer commitments, neighbors, and tragedy in book 3 of the Windy City Neighbors series. Keep reading to learn more about this dynamic duo!


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

Usually brainstorming with each other! We go for a walk in the neighborhood while verbalizing why we feel stuck or feel backed in a corner with the story . . . then brainstorm possibilities. Sometimes all it takes is talking out loud to the other and the one of us who’s stuck comes up with where to go next!

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

Neta: A cowgirl! Anything where I could ride horses.
Dave: A pilot.

Favorite ice cream… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Butterfly & The Violin’

July 23rd, 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 Kristy Cambon, author of The Butterfly and the Violin, to tell us the story behind the story. Kristy is celebrating her new release with a  Kindle Fire giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter for the chance to win!.


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

The inspiration for The Butterfly and the Violin came from images of art I was first introduced to more than a decade ago. I sat in a college classroom and as our group of art students looked at the stunning artwork, found that I was completely captivated. I was drawn in… read more »

Get to Know Kate Lloyd

July 22nd, 2014

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Meet Kate Lloyd: a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships. Keep reading to get to know the storyteller behind the compelling story of Forever Amish!


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

I don’t struggle much with writer’s block. It seems writing possibilities are always circling through my brain. But if I do get stuck, one of my favorite activities is walking with camera in hand. All sorts of new inspirations spring to life in the back of my mind, especially if I’m chugging uphill, unfortunately.

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

I wanted to be an artist like my mother. She was an accomplished portrait sculptress, but I excelled in drawing and painting. However, even when I studied art in college I never felt the passion for my endeavors… read more »