How did you choose the genre that you write in?
I was always fascinated with the Amish when I was a child. I remember visiting Lancaster County when I was younger, and my father, who was a German immigrant, told me the Amish speak the same dialect of German as my relatives. I was drawn to their simplicity and faith. Due to my German heritage, I feel a loose connection to the culture. I was inspired by other Amish authors to try to write my own Amish stories.
Do you do an outline or do you just write?
I’m very organized. I start out with a synopsis, and after my editor approves it, I write a very detailed outline, going chapter by chapter, scene by scene. I use this as my road map when I’m writing. The story grows and changes, but I know where I’m headed. This helps prevent…
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Jacket blurb of Blueberry Cupcake Mystery:
In the small town of Abbott Creek, mystery is as much a part of daily life as The Sweet Shop’s sugar cookies.
Katie Chupp spends her days at The Sweet Shop, taking care of customers and baking delicious treats . . . not exactly a profession where one expects to be thrown into the midst of mysteries and mayhem.
But when the bakery is broken into, someone has to find the thief . . . besides finding another place to do the baking and get the orders to the customers.
Is this a random theft, or is the thief trying to ruin the town’s Independence Day celebration?
Book 1 of the Sweet Shop Mysteries series
And watch for book 2 – Christmas Cookie Mystery – COMING SOON!
Naomi Miller mixes up a batch of intrigue, sprinkled with Amish, Mennonite, and English characters, adding a pinch of mystery – and a dash of romance!
Naomi works full time as an author, blogger and inspirational speaker. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. When she’s not working diligently to finish the next novel in her Sweet Shop Mystery series, Naomi tries to make time for attending workshops and writers conferences. Whenever time permits, Naomi can be found in one of two favorite places – the beach and the mountains.
Naomi’s day is spent focusing on her writing, editing, and blogging about her experiences. Naomi loves traveling with her family, singing inspirational/gospel music, taking a daily walk, and witnessing to others of the amazing grace of Jesus Christ.
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One copy of Blueberry Cupcake Mystery (or Christmas Cookie Mystery when released) in digital or paperback – winner’s choice. Be sure to leave a comment with you favorite kind of cupcake. Make sure you leave your name and email address so that I can contact you if you win.
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About the Book
Who will save her from herself?
After helping another girl escape, Mercedes Nobles suffers unspeakable abuse at Jericho. So when an American cowboy rides into town, she jumps at the opportunity to start a new life… even though she carries a secret that could destroy any chance of happiness for either of them.
John Durbin may have turned in his badge, but he still believes in living by a code of honor. That includes returning to a seedy Mexican saloon and rescuing a woman who helped his friends escape. However, the tables turn and he finds himself married in name only.
Struggling with cultural differences, they questions if their marriage will survive. Will John sacrifice his faith to make his new bride happy? How will Mercedes redeem herself when John learns of the secret she’s hiding?
About the Author
Mimi Milan spent two decades scribbling away in notebooks before realizing that her life’s calling was to write. So she returned from Mexico and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film. She currently resides in the suburbs of Charlotte, making time for God, family and imaginary friends.
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Review: If you want a book that is full of love, faith, heartache, pain and taking chances than this is the book for you. Mimi Milam will draw you right into her book. Her passion comes through in these characters making the story come to life. Be sure to order your copy of Twice Redeemed by Mimi Milam today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
Celebrate Lit October Celebration Box
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October’s box features Molly Jebber’s Change of Heart. Sales for the October box will close on September 16 or while supplies last.
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Penny Richards has been publishing since 1983 with just over 40 books to her credit. Mostly contemporary romance, her books have won several industry awards, including a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and a RITA nomination, and have made many best seller lists. She currently writes the “Wolf Creek” series for Love Inspired Historical for Harlequin. Book five, WOLF CREEK WIFE will be released in August, and AN UNTIMELY FROST, the first book of the”Lilly Long Mystery” series for Kensington Publishing will also debut in August.
AN UNTIMELY FROST:In 1881 Chicago, the idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency’s doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take on a new and dangerous role.
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Fat Tuesday 1972, a floater surfaces in Sheriff Colin McDonald parish, south of New Orleans. The body is identified as a Russian diplomat which alarms both local and Federal officials. Sheriff Colin McDonald joins a task force of local and Federal officials assigned to solve the case. Lt. Gabriel Fontenot of the Louisiana State police is also on the task force. Colin and Gabe are old friends. As they investigate this death, they uncover a startling truth what happened during the 1948 Berlin Airlift and the shame a mother and daughter share over their actions in dealing with the Russians at the height of the Cold War.
Leann has always had stories running around her head, and started writing when her youngest child started school. Her first book was published in 1993.
She’s a teacher of the deaf and written all her adult life. She’s ventured into Indi books in the last few years and just completely her first series, Legacy of Lies.
Barbara Harrison aka Leann Harris
#Stolen Secrets, 5/16 Indie
#The Last Truth, 11/14 Indie, Carolyn Readers Choice Award
#The Last Lie, 06/14, Indie
+The Cowboy Meets His Match 06/16 LI
+A Rancher for Their Mom 06/15, LI
+A Ranch to Call Home, 03/14 LI
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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.
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Rebekah Lantz feels betrayed and abandoned. Tobias Byler is bound by regret. Can two young runaways from a world away teach them the healing power of a true family?
Rebekah isn’t like her sister Leila, but no one seems to believe that. Ever since Leila made a decision that has haunted her family and their small Amish community, Rebekah has been held to a higher standard under her mother’s watchful eye. Boys avoid her. She simply longs for the chance to be a wife and mother like the other girls.
Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can’t stop the past from accompanying his every thought.
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About the book:
The Loyal Heart (Zondervan, July 2016)
Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places.
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. Phillip’s name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone.
Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He’s mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can.
He makes it his duty to protect Miranda, turn her reputation around, and to find some way to help her smile again. But it doesn’t prove to be an easy task—Robert knows something about Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well.
About the author:
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
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Review: The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray is book is A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story. Shelley Shepard Gray sure does know how to capture your heart with the story that she writes pulling you into the story hook, line and sinker. This is a wonderful historical fiction book that will leave you yearning for the next book in the series. There is always something happening so there is never a dull moment. Be sure to order your copy of The Loyal Heart today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
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Entangled: Surrendering the Past
Book #2, Surrendering Time Series
“You need to leave me alone. It’s the least you can do.”
Carla Rowling has been given her dream of attending cosmetology school. The gift is so generous she feels unworthy because of choices she made as a teen. The pressure mounts as Carla juggles school, is a single mom, helps her best friend Jenna plan her wedding, spends time with boyfriend Will Marshall, and deals with the fact that her son’s father is back in their lives.
Will Marshall is the one Speculator Falls resident everyone can count on. His truck deliveries are reliable. He’s the first to help friends like Ben Regan with boat work or be a card partner with Bart Davis. Will’s ready to settle down with Carla, loving her is natural. He’s bonded with her son, Noah. But when Carla starts cosmetology school, she puts emotional distance between her and Will.
Can Carla release her past and create a future full of highlights, or, will she burn her options worse than a bad perm?
Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and —maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of the re-release, ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities at JULIE ARDUINI: SURRENDER ISSUES AND CHOCOLATE and the weekly e mail. SUNDAY’S SURRENDER AND CHOCOLATE.
Julie is hosting a Goodreads Giveaway through August 29th where one winner in either US, Canada, UK or Australia will win a signed copy of Entangled and Entrusted. The link for that is https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/196512-entangled.
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