Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordBecky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met a Texas boy, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the ABA, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! Her CBA debut, My Stubborn Heart, was a finalist in both the RITA and INSPY awards. Undeniably Yours kicked off her Texas-set Porter Family series. Her newest contemporary romance, Meant to Be Mine, has just hit shelves! For more info, visit

Welcome to The Engrafted Word, Becky! It’s wonderful to have you here!

Savanna:Β  Since you are a romantic-at-heart like the rest of us, what is your favorite romantic movie and favorite romantic book? πŸ˜‰

Becky:Β  My favorite romantic movie is the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth. Watching it while sitting on the sofa with my dog (because His Highness instantly leaves the room when I put it on) is pretty much bliss for me.

It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite romantic book of all time. Too many! Too many! Instead, I’ll share that my most recent favorite was Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz. It’s beautiful, lyrical, and emotional.

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna:Β  So many good ones to choose from, I know!Β  So what made you pick Texas for the setting of your newest release? Another beautiful cover, I gotta throw that in there. πŸ˜‰

Becky: I set Meant to Be Mine in Texas because it’s my home state.

Savanna: Can you tell us some of the pros and cons to writing a story set in your home state?

Becky:Β  Pro:Β  I’m inspired by the Texan men I’ve met. To me, they represent a wonderful blend of goodness, humility, faithfulness, humor, and toughness.

Pro:Β  I have a soft spot in my heart for the charming old towns that dot Texas (and also make a warm and inviting setting for a novel).

Pro:Β  I’m familiar with how people who live here dress, think, speak. I know what we eat, drink, which freeways we drive on, etc. It has made research a snap and lent authenticity to my stories.

Con:Β  It’s really hot here in the summer time. Blistering. It’s so hot that a Texas summer doesn’t make an appealing backdrop for a romantic novel. I was able to add a dash of summer swelter to Meant To Be Mine, but you’ll find that all the other Porter Family novels will take place in spring, fall, or winter.

Con:Β  Not all readers may like Texas settings and cowboys (gasp) so I may lose some readers right there in the bookstore aisle.

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna:Β  With each novel from your Porter Family Series focused on a different sibling, do you think one of their stories was – or will be – harder to write than the others? If so, can you tell us why?

Becky: I think the final book, Dru’s book, will be the hardest to write. By then I’ll have all the other siblings and their families to work into the storyline. In a sense that book will be the end of four love stories, not just one. I’ll have a lot of things to tie up WHILE trying to craft a strong stand-alone novel for readers who pick up Dru’s book without having read any of the previous Porter Family novels.

Savanna: I’m intrigued already. πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to read it!

What’s one of your favorite things about writing contemporary Christian fiction?

Becky:Β  The fact that it perfectly suits my writer’s voice. I can say what I mean bluntly and write about subjects that we can all relate to. Contemporary stories are fun and modern and they make a much better foil for my sense of humor than my old historical manuscripts ever did.

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna: What is one of your most unforgettable moments from your writing career to date?

Becky:Β  After I signed a contract with Bethany House for My Stubborn Heart, Bethany flew me to their headquarters in Minneapolis for a weekend.

What a joy! Dani Pettrey, Regina Jennings, and Nancy Mehl were there with me. We got to meet all the editors, the sales and marketing teams, the designers. We toured the offices and were treated to several meals with staffers. It was the most fabulous and surreal experience. The whole time I was giddy inside, praising God, and marveling over the fact that these people — miracle of miracles — actually liked my manuscript. I still think about that weekend with a smile.

Savanna: Wow! What a memory! Thanks for sharing, Becky, and thanks for joining us. Have fun celebrating today’s OFFICIAL RELEASE of Meant to be Mine too! πŸ˜€ Congratulations!

Last, but not least, how can readers keep in touch with you?

Becky: Thank you for inviting me, Savanna! Readers can connect with me on my website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

There are downloads, sign-ups, and freebiesβ€”valuable resources that I hope stir your passion for God and His Word. So take your time. Look around. Visit often. – See more at:

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted Word


Becky has graciously offered one signed copy of MEANT TO BE MINE to one lucky winner!


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Thanks for entering! Contest is open only in the U.S. and ends May 13, 2014.
Winner will be notified by email.


56 comments on “Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY
  1. Candice Valdez says:

    Would love to win the book! Thanks!
    Candice Valdez
    candicervaldez at gmail dot com
    I subscribe and like on facebook.

  2. Becky Wade says:

    Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Savanna! It’s a treat to visit you here.

    Best of luck with the giveaway, everyone! Warmly, Becky

  3. angela chesnut says:

    would love to win.

  4. Mackenzie says:

    Would love to win! This book looks so good!
    mackenzieharting at gmail dot com
    Thank you!

  5. Tricia says:

    I loved your first two books in this series. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  6. Amy Putney says:

    Sounds like a great book! Hope to get the chance to read it soon!
    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. Carol Edwards says:

    Thanks for sharing. I would love a chance to read this book
    Carol Edwards
    centraleast2 at gmail dot com

  8. Carolyn Astfalk says:

    There are women who don’t like Texan cowboys????

  9. Valri Western says:

    I still read ever interview you do because I want to know everything about this book! I love your writing, as you know! I know this book will be amazing!
    (don’t know what you have to do to get extra entries! It doesn’t say!!!)

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      It’s always fun to meet the faithful fans behind these great authors. Welcome, Valri!

      You still can receive 3 extra entries by subscribing to my blog, liking The Engrafted Word on Facebook here, and sharing this interview/giveaway on any social media. All you have to do is just let me know in a comment below what you did. Thanks and good luck!

  10. Judy B says:

    I loved My Stubborn Heart and Undeniably Yours. I can’t wait to read Meant to Be Mine. For those of you who have not read Becky’s books yet…my are you in for a treat!

    Judy B

    I Subscribed to The Engrafted Word.

    I Liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook.

    I Shared about this Giveaway on my FB wall.

  11. Daphne Kemmann says:

    I immensely enjoyed your other books and can’t wait to get my hands on this one! Thank you for the opportunity! πŸ™‚
    BTW, I did all of the requirements for the extra entries!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Welcome, Daphne! I hope you’ll get the opportunity to read this book soon. You’ll receive 4 entries in the giveaway. Good luck!

  12. Joan Harris says:

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  13. Tima Murrell says: Would love to win this for a mother’s day present. I know an amazing mom that would love it as much as I did.

  14. Tima Murrell says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway and liked the Engraged Word on facebook.

  15. Emily Eyre says:

    I love all your books!

  16. Kirsten says:

    I just reread Becky’s first 2 books. Looking forward to reading Meant to Be Mine!

  17. Jennifer Bretsch says:

    Thanks for the great interview. I’m currently reading Meg and Bo’s story and am looking forward to the latest Porter story and the rest to come. You can go wrong with a modern day cowboy. =)

    I also follow the Engrafted Word on FB and subscribed to the newsletter.


    • Savanna Savanna says:

      You’re right, Jennifer… it’s hard to beat a modern day cowboy, isn’t it? πŸ˜€ You’ll receive 3 entries in this giveaway. Hope you get to read the rest of Becky’s series soon!

  18. Jennifer Bretsch says:

    Oops- I meant to say you cannot go wrong with a modern day cowboy. =)

  19. Carisa Rinne says:

    And shared!
    Thank you Savanna for this opportunity!

    Carisa Rinne

  20. Angie Carroll says:

    It looks like a good book!

  21. Beth says:

    Loved this interview! And excited to hear about two more Porter family stories, eek! πŸ™‚

    I subscribe & I like your facebook page – also shared this post on Facebook! Thank you so much for the chance to win!


    • Savanna Savanna says:

      It’s great to have you here, Beth! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the interview. We had a lot of fun chatting and throwing the giveaway. You’ll receive 4 entries. Thanks for supporting my blog!

  22. Sharon Timmer says:

    I loved Undeniably Yours & Meant To Be Mine is on my TBR list for 2014
    I subscribe to the Engrafted Word & K like it on FB

  23. Michelle says:

    Love this series!!! Recommending it to family and friends!!

  24. Shelley Carman says:

    Becky, I’m in love with your stories! So excited to read this interview. I would love to win this book! I’m adding this blog to my favorites!

  25. Kelly says:

    I love Becky’s books! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway! I suscribe via email and I like you on FB! kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      It’s always so much fun to talk with other readers! Thanks for following along, Kelly. You’ll receive 3 entries in the giveaway. Good luck!

  26. Sara Johns says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway and interview! Would love to win!

  27. Becky – I love your pros and cons about Texas! I’m a Texas girl too, and I totally agree with them. πŸ™‚ Also, I think it’s awesome that Bethany House flew you to their headquarters when they signed you on. What a wonderful experience!

    Savanna – Thanks for the fun interview and chance to win. I’ve liked you on FB. πŸ™‚

  28. Melissa Oldaker says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Becky’s books!
    I have liked on Facebook and subscribed.

  29. Melissa Oldaker says:

    I also shared on Facebook.

  30. Nancy M says:

    Not sure if I am too late or not. I thought I had entered already! This looks like a really good book. I am excited to read it. I like you on Facebook and subscribe to the blog. πŸ™‚

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Nancy, I’m sorry we missed you, but the giveaway winner has already been drawn for Becky’s book. I hope you still get the opportunity to read “Meant to Be Mine”, though. πŸ˜‰ And thanks again for following and supporting my blog. Hope to catch you next time!

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