Swimming in Your Own Lane | Hettie Brittz

August 26th, 2016

UnNatural Mom

Mothering is hard. Add on the constant mommy-comparison game we play and cue the drowning sensation most of us know all to well. What if instead of wearing ourselves out trying to be like those moms, we embrace the unique and special differences God gave us? Hettie Brittz, author of (un)Natural Mom, joins us today with an encouraging message all moms need to hear. Grab a copy of (un)Natural Mom and learn more at hettiebrittz.com.

Have you ever watched ducklings on a lake, following their mommy duck in a perfectly straight line? You could almost imagine an invisible string keeping them strung together like pearls. It’s a serene picture of mothering contentment and obedient kids. That used to be my view of parenting. I’d be the mommy duck. My ducklings would always follow contentedly. They wouldn’t wade off into dangerous dark waters. They would always want to be with me… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Service Tails’

August 24th, 2016

Service Tails

Fall in love with these remarkable service dogs and their stories of courage, faith, and loyalty in Ace Collins’ new book, Service Tails. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

Celebrate the release of Service Tails with Ace by entering to win the Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack!

The Story Behind Service Tails

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

Service Tails is really a natural follow up To Man’s Best Hero. As I was writing the first book, I already had this one in mind. I feel a real calling to show how dogs can enhance the potential of people’s lives. As a person who has always believed a team approach produces the greatest results, the… read more »

Winner Announced from Carrie Stuart Parks’ Undercover Artist Giveaway

August 23rd, 2016

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Carrie Stuart Parks, author of When Death Draws Near, is pleased to announce the winner from the Undercover Artist Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner:

Michelle Faile

Congrats, Michelle—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Things We Knew’

August 19th, 2016

Things We Knew

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

Read our story spotlight on The Things We Knew with Catherine West below to learn more!

The Story Behind The Things We Knew

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

The Things… read more »

Character Interview with Robert Truax from ‘The Loyal Heart’

August 17th, 2016

Loyal Heart

Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything. After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda’s home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined.

Read our character interview with Robert to learn more about The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray.


Robert Truax

Where were you born?

Ft. Worth, Texas


Formerly a second lieutenant in the CSA, then a partner in a locomotive company, now a man on a private mission to help fulfill a promise to a former comrade.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I can track and find just about anyone. It comes in handy.

What three words would you use to… read more »

Winners Announced from Barbara Cameron’s ‘Seasons in Paradise’ Author Chat Party

August 16th, 2016

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Barbara Cameron, author of Seasons in Paradise, is thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Chat Party. Thank you all so much for coming, and be sure to follow her on Facebook for more information and to connect with Barbara!

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

Congratulations to Marilyn Ridgway! You’ve won a copy of Seasons in Paradise. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Paula Becker! You’ve won a copy of Seasons in Paradise. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Elaine Shorb! You’ve won a $25 gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble and a copy of Seasons in Paradise! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Deana Dick! You’ve won a copy of Seasons in Paradise. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Susan Floyd Fletcher! You’ve won a copy of Seasons in Paradise. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Cat Carroll! You’ve won a copy of Seasons in Paradise. Email your mailing address to… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

August 15th, 2016


Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Plunge into forensic artist Gwen Marcey’s world, full of cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects. Add Carrie Stuart Parks’ new book, When Death Draws Near, to the top of your must-read list. Enter to win an Undercover Artist Prize Pack!

A recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest can only be found in Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink. Enter to win a Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

Do you feel as though you’re not the right mom for your kids? Maybe you’ve served store-bought birthday treats, dreaded school plays, and missed the days of going to the bathroom by yourself. Find out you’re not alone in Hettie Brittz’s new book, (un)Natural Mom.

Robert promised his dying comrade he’d look after his widow . . . but… read more »

A Glimpse into the Life of Carrie Stuart Parks

August 12th, 2016

When Death Draws Near

Not only does Carrie Stuart Parks write riveting novels, she teaches forensic art, shows her Pyrenees dogs, and creates beautiful fine art. She joins us today to share a glimpse into her life. Be sure to check our Carrie’s latest release, When Death Draws Near. Plus, celebrate with Carrie and enter her undercover artist starter set! Click here to learn more and enter.

As no two days are the same, this is a collage of photos of my life. (Any one day is usually just doing one thing all day: teaching, writing, painting, dogs…..)

Teaching forensic art: Rick and I travel across the US and Canada teaching forensic art classes to law enforcement professionals. We are the largest instructors of forensic art in the world. The classes are a week long and we’ll teach one to two weeks a month during our “peak season:” April-October. Both Rick and I worked… read more »