Captivate children’s imagination and deepen their faith this Christmas

November 27th, 2015


What’s on your children’s Christmas wish list? As excited as they might be about that new toy, as every parent knows, the thrill of the gift will eventually wear off. Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey have created the perfect gift for those who want to give their children or grandchildren a present that will provide year-round fun with eternal impact.

The Odyssey Adventure Club (OAC) offers families 24/7 access to 25 years’ worth of Adventures in Odyssey (AIO) episodes in a safe online environment where children can explore and learn. Christmas really is the perfect time to tap into your children’s imagination while infusing faith and fun into their day . . . and every day of the year.

To celebrate the holidays this year, the OAC is offering free content for everyone, including an Advent calendar, a broadcast download with tips to create a… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Golden Braid’

November 25th, 2015

Golden Braid

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim. As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life.

Read our story spotlight on The Golden Braid with Melanie Dickerson to learn more.

Story Behind The Golden Braid

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest… read more »

Julie Klassen’s ‘The Painter’s Daughter’ Coloring Contest

November 24th, 2015

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Grab your colored pencils because Julie Klassen is hosting a coloring contest! Stop by the contest page to download and print The Painter’s Daughter coloring page and channel your inner artist. One master colorist will receive a signed copy of The Painter’s Daughter, two grown-up coloring books (Enchanting English Garden and Live Loved), and a set of 24 Prismacolor colored pencils.

Scan and email your entry to Amy Green with the subject line “The Painter’s Daughter Coloring Contest” to enter the first round of judging by December 8. Then stop by Julie’s Facebook page beginning December 10 to vote for your favorite (and tell your friends to vote, too)! The winner will be announced at Julie’s Facebook event on December 15 at 7 p.m. CST. Ready? Set. Color! read more »

Winners Announced from Deborah Raney’s “Another Way Home” Giveaway

November 23rd, 2015


Deborah Raney, author of Another Way Home, is thrilled to announce the winners from her 5-book giveaway. Thank you all so much for participating, and be sure to sign up for updates on her website and follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter for more information and to connect with Deborah!

Here are the winners of a copy of Another Way Home:

Ellen Gray
Jill Edwards
Kathleen Anderson
Annie JC
Joan Arning

Congrats to all the winners—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

November 23rd, 2015

Welcome back from the weekend! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

There’s no getting out of Christmas now, despite Katie rejecting Micah’s marriage proposal. Cozy up this holiday season with Cynthia Ruchti’s new novella, An Endless Christmas, and enter to win a $100 Target gift card!

No matter how young or how old, there’s a part of us all that wishes we could go back and tell ourselves what we should have done differently—which is what James L. Rubart explores in his new book, The Five Times I Met Myself.

The Rapunzel fairytale story is reimagined in a new YA novel, The Golden Braid, by Melanie Dickerson—on tour with us now!

The search for her runaway sister goes awry when Carrie finds herself arrested during the Civil War for impersonating an officer in Andrea Boeshaar’s A Thousand Shall Fall. Andrea is celebrating the release of A Thousand Shall… read more »

A Day in the Life of James L. Rubart

November 20th, 2015

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a writer? Wonder no more! James L. Rubart joins us today to share an inside look at a day in his life. Can we say we are a little jealous of his office view!? Keep reading to get the scoop, and be sure to check out his latest release, The Five Times I Met Myself. What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say? Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage. So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing. Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go . . . and his… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Another Way Home’

November 18th, 2015

Another Road Home

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect… and exactly what we need. Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight. Though Danae is ready to consider adoption, Dallas will not even discuss it. Despairing of ever having a family of her own, Danae decides to pour her passion and energies into volunteer work with a newly opened women’s shelter in town. Looking for a good cause to fill her lonely days, she never expects to give her heart to the hurting women she meets there. She’s finally learning to live her life with gratitude, but then heart-wrenching events on Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil—and leave them all forever changed. Read our story spotlight on Deborah Raney with Another Way Home to… read more »