Interview with Tessa Hall

Tessa Emily Hall is an award-winning author who writes inspirational yet authentic books to show teens they’re not alone. Her first teen devotional, COFFEE SHOP DEVOS, will release with Bethany House September 2018. Tessa’s passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens led her to a career as an Associate Agent for Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PURSUE Magazine. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, decorating art journals, and acting in Christian films. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: www.tessaemilyhall.com.

 


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Interview with Margaret Brownley & GIVEAWAY

N.Y. Times Bestselling author AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth- grade English.  Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.

Visit her at http://margaret-brownley.com

 


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Unbreakable — My Review

After reading the first two books in this series, there was no way I was going to miss the third and final installment. I had to know the ending! 🙂 Unbreakable picks up right where Unraveling left off and wasted no time in capturing my complete attention. This is one of those stories you can’t put down and you can’t guess what’s going to happen next.

There is so much emotion and life within this book. Highs and lows. Lessons learned and love shared. It’s an epic journey for the characters and the readers alike. There were times I felt out of breath alongside them. 🙂 So many twists, so many layers to the story. Read more ›

Interview with Penny Zeller & GIVEAWAY

While Penny Zeller has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications.

Today, Penny is a multi-published, award-winning author of inspirational books and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency. Penny is a homeschool mom of two and actively devotes her time to coaching homeschool P.E. and teaching a variety of subjects at her local homeschool co-op. Her passion is to assist and nurture women and children into a closer relationship with Christ.

When Penny is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children while camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball.

Penny loves to hear from her readers at her website, www.pennyzeller.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks

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Engraved On The Heart — My Review

I love discovering new authors and I’m so happy to have read Tara Johnson’s beautiful debut. This story will satisfy and charm its way into your heart with grace and ease. I always love reading Civil War fiction and this one had its own sweeping story to tell.

The south during the war is painted with gripping detail and heartfelt craft. The characters and their world – overwhelmed with fears, responsibilities, faith, and allegiances – came to life as I read. I loved them for their flaws and for their strengths. Keziah and Micah have a journey to share that you won’t want to miss. Their bravery and kindness should inspire all of us to ponder our own walks with the Lord and follow Him in faith. Read more ›

Interview with Tessa Afshar & GIVEAWAY

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel Land of Silence was voted by Library Journal as one of top five Christian fiction titles of 2016 and won the INSPY Award for General Fiction. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. In 2011, after publishing her first novel, Pearl in the Sand, Tessa was named New Author of the Year in the FamilyFiction-sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards.

Tessa lived in the Middle East for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States. She holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate. Contact Tessa at tessaafshar.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTessaAfshar/

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The Writer Behind the Words — Kathleen Denly

Writer Behind the Words

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Kathleen Denly writes stories to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. She enjoys finding the lesser known pockets of history and bringing them to life through the joys and struggles of her characters.

Sunny southern California, a favorite setting in her stories, is also her home. She lives there with her loving husband, four young children, two cats, and too many fish to count. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories.

When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, she spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

Kathleen is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the San Diego Christian Writers’ Guild.

Always happy to hear from her readers, you can email Kathleen at WriteKathleenDenly@gmail.com and follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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The Love Letter — My Review

There are so many things to love about this story. I’m a historical reader by heart, but I was so captivated by our modern day hero and heroine telling the story of our Revolutionary War couple. Both sides were beautifully written and equally compelling. The whole idea of this love letter binding the generations together… it was loveliness through and through.

The chemistry sparked strong between both sets of couples. The romance melted my heart on more than one occasion. Everything felt very real. There were so many poignant lines and phrases and scenes. Read more ›

The Writer Behind the Words — Andy Brodrick

Writer Behind the Words

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Andy Brodrick is a licensed mental health counselor by day and a writer by night. He makes his home in the Ozarks and loves hiking in the scenery they provide. Though he isn’t published yet, Andy has written several novels and short stories. He’s an introvert who will almost always choose a good book and a cup of coffee over going out. However, he’s also fully aware that he would only be half of himself without some very good friends (you know who you are). A lot of people think Andy is quiet, but that’s only because they haven’t asked him about Superman, the Lord of the Rings, the Legend of Zelda, or his next writing project. Most people don’t know this, but Andy is an accomplished self-defense tactician, the kingpin of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Black Market, and a former Olympian (he’ll let you guess the sport). Also, he wrote this bio at 2am, so some of the above statements may actually be flat-out lies. He’ll let you guess those too.

Connect with him over at his blog: withoutmapsblog.wordpress.com

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Interview with Elizabeth Camden & GIVEAWAY

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A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.

Learn more at http://elizabethcamden.com/

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