Interview with Beth Wiseman & GIVEAWAY

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Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was a recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013, three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, INSPY Award winner, and recipient of the coveted HOLT Medallion.  Her first book in the Land of Canaan seriesSeek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2017, and she has completed thirteen novels and ten novellas to date. Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying life in the country with three dogs, one cat, and two potbellied pigs.

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Interview with Beth Wiseman  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna: Welcome to The Engrafted Word, Beth! Congratulations on your upcoming release, The Promise. What was your favorite thing about writing this story and what was the hardest part about writing it?

Beth:  The Promise is inspired by actual events. At the time that the real life story was unfolding, I never imagined that I would write about the horrific details. But God never wastes a hurt, and eventually He nudged me to write the story. While fictional, many of the things in the book actually happened. Someone close to me was held captive in Pakistan, and I had to work with the State Department, Consulate in Pakistan, and the Embassy in Islamabad to get her home. I built The Promise around many of these events. The bar was high for this book. It was unlike anything I’d done in the past, and since I was writing out of my comfort zone in a new genre, my editor really pushed me—often to tears. But if she hadn’t done that, I don’t think I would have had the courage to keep pushing forward with a story that was so incredibly close to my heart. In the end, I’m humbled, proud, and amazed with the book we ended up with—truly a team effort.

Interview with Beth Wiseman  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna:  Wow! I can imagine. I love to read how God used a difficult situation to teach you and bless you. What a wonderful thing for us all to remember – God never wastes a hurt.

If readers could only take away one lesson from this story, what do you hope it would be?

Beth:  There are several things I hope readers take away from the story. First, no matter how much you talk to someone on the Internet, you don’t know them. Secondly, as Americans we are largely detached from events going on around the world, and I hope and pray that this story will keep even one woman from falling victim to the kind of scam that Mallory falls for in The Promise. And lastly, God always has a plan—not necessarily what we are praying for, but He answers our prayers in ways we cannot imagine.

Savanna: You’ve won multiple writing awards. What has been one of the greatest lessons and fondest memories from participating in these contests?

Beth:  I’ve won the Carol Award through ACFW twice. The first time was amazing, humbling, and just beyond anything I could have hoped for in my career. I’ve since won the Holt Medallion, three Inspirational Readers Choice Awards, and another Carol Award. But accepting that first Carol Award was so wonderful. I strive daily to be grateful and humble. I know that I’ve been blessed, that God has gifted me with stories to tell, and I pray that I do it in a way that glorifies Him.

Interview with Beth Wiseman  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna: Can you tell us what first sparked your interest in writing Amish fiction?

Beth:  I didn’t know anything about the Amish when I first started writing about these wonderful people. I did tons of research, and it was obviously a hot topic. Many of us got our ‘big break’ writing Amish fiction. But it was easy for me, and that’s because God opened one door after the other. I met Amish friends, I learned about their ways, and God fed me the stories He wanted shared.

Savanna: On your website you mentioned loving to travel. What’s one of your favorite destinations?

Beth:  That’s a tough question. I love new places, and while I love peaceful surroundings like Amish Country in Pennsylvania, I occasionally like to going on a shopping frenzy in New York City. I love Broadway. But, like I said, I am just as happy riding in an Amish buggy down the back roads of Paradise, Pennsylvania. My dream vacation—to go to Italy and attend cooking school. I am constantly on a mission to create the perfect lasagna.

 Interview with Beth Wiseman  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna:  How fun would that be?! 😉 And tasty too! 

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?

Beth:  I’m fortunate to be able to alternate between Amish stories and non-Amish novels. It’s the best of both worlds. I am starting a new series titled Amish Secrets, and I’m currently finishing up book #1 in that series—My Brother’s Keeper. I have quite a few Amish novellas on the horizon, and my next full-length novel will be non-Amish.

Savanna:  Sounds great! Thank you so much for being with us today, Beth.  Where can people find out more about you and your books?

Beth:   I offer the first chapter for free for each of my books, and those links are available at www.bethwiseman.com. It’s an opportunity to sample each of my novels/novellas before you buy. I also hang out at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook. We have a lot of fun there and some fantastic conversations.

There are downloads, sign-ups, and freebies—valuable resources that I hope stir your passion for God and His Word. So take your time. Look around. Visit often. – See more at: http://www.mesuandrews.com/#sthash.h5gue3da.dpuf

GIVEAWAY!!

Beth has graciously offered one copy of THE PROMISE to one lucky winner!

Interview with Beth Wiseman  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordHOW TO ENTER:

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Thanks for entering! Contest is open only in the U.S. and ends September 30, 2014.
Winner will be notified by email.

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62 comments on “Interview with Beth Wiseman & GIVEAWAY
  1. Diane Nocks says:

    Sounds like a great story!

  2. Patty says:

    I don’t read a lot of Amish fiction, but I think The Promise would be right up my alley as far as reading goes!

    I am a subscriber and have liked you on FB!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Deanna S says:

    This book sound sooo good 🙂 would love to read it ! !
    dkstevensne at outlook .com

  4. Deanna S says:

    I Subscribe to The Engrafted Word
    I LIKE you on FB 🙂

  5. Daphne Kemmann says:

    This sounds like an incredible story! I’ve loved books by Beth Wiseman in the past, so I can’t wait to read it.
    I have liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook
    I have Subscribed to The Engrafted Word via email
    I shared this giveaway on social media ( my tweet: https://twitter.com/dkemmann/status/514480297820557313 )

  6. Caryl Kane says:

    I love books based on true events. I am also holding onto His Promises in my wilderness season. Beth, thank you for writing this book of hope. I can’t wait to read it. Blessings.

    I subscribe to The Engrafted Word via email and follow on facebook. I have shared the interview on my facebook page.

    psalm103and138″at”gmail”dot”com

  7. Chris says:

    Wow, can’t wait to read The Promise. Our pastor’s daughter was in Pakastan for over two years and we sure did pray. I liked the Engrafted Word on FB, am a subscriber of The Engrafted Word and I shared the interview and giveaway on Pintrest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/158400111869308389/
    chris_davebures@bellsouth.net
    Thanks!

  8. Karen Cushing says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book to read. Thanks for the giveaway. I liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook too.
    Karen Cushing
    sweetnessnlight (at) comcast (dot) net

  9. Teresa Wade Sheroke says:

    Sounds like a awesome book!

  10. Debra Harbour says:

    I would love to win this book. Beth’s books have been some of the best I have read.
    I have liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook, shared this giveaway on Facebook, and subscribed to The Engrafted Word.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Debra Harbour
    drharb@walnutel.net

  11. Lisa Eastman says:

    I LOVE Beth Wiseman’s books. She is an awesome author!

  12. Kay Bossard says:

    I have read lots of Beth Wiseman’s books. I would love to win this contest. Sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  13. Elizabeth Suiter says:

    I would love to travel to Amish Country. Looks real peaceful and so beautiful. Love your books and thanks for sharing your stories with us. Plus prayers continue for Raelyn.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Amish Country certainly has its charms. There are many communities around where I live here in Missouri as well. Driving past their homes and buggies on the road makes me feel like I’ve traveled through time. 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway!

  14. Thank you for the chance to win. I have shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I am also a subscriber to Engrafted Word as a fan on Facebook. So if I counted right that is six entries. Thanks again griperang at embarqmail dot com

  15. Judy B says:

    I have been a fan of Beth Wiseman for years! I love her books. I would really be thrilled to win a copy of, The Promise. Thank you for this giveaway and great interview. Beth’s life is so full and I’m grateful that she gives God the Glory in all she does.

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    – I Like The Engrafted Word on Facebook

    – I shared this Giveaway on Social Media

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview, Judy. Beth is a very sweet person and is certainly an inspiration. Thanks for joining us and sharing the interview. You’ll receive 4 entries.

  16. Kathryn Voss says:

    I have yet to read any of Beth’s work, but it is on my TBR list! The stories look very interesting! Thank you!

    I subscribe to The Engrafted Word

    I like The Engrafted Word on Facebook

    I shared this Giveaway on Facebook

  17. Anne Rightler says:

    Would love to win. Enjoy Beth’s books. Liked and shared.
    Anne@rightler.com
    Thank you for sharing

  18. Joan Arning says:

    The Promise sounds intriguing! I subscribe to The Engrafted Word and like on FB.

  19. Jackie McNutt says:

    Hi Savanna, I have always loved reading Beth’s books. The Promise looks like a great read. I really enjoyed the post. I am looking forward to her new Amish stories also.
    I liked Engrafted word on F B; and shared. I am subscriber .
    Thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Catherine says:

    I just finished the land of Cannan series and loved them!
    Will there be a fourth?
    I started a few years ago and this last week finished the next two.
    Recovering from surgery and praying through some of my own unforgiveness I have been blessed to read these. Thank you!
    I’m very drawn to your writing and wold love to read The Promise:-)

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing with us, Catherine. I’ll be praying for your recovery. I’m glad you at least had some good books to keep you company. 😉

  21. anne says:

    Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. I subscribe to The Engrafted Word. And facebook.

  22. Ellen says:

    Great to read about your new book. You’re a favorite of mine, having your books.
    Hope this does well in sells for you

  23. Karen G says:

    Great interview. The Promise sounds like an awesome book. Would love a chance to win a copy. Thank you.

    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    I have subscribed to The Engrafted Word

    I have liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook

    I shared this Giveaway on Facebook and Twitter.

  24. Danielle Hull says:

    Adding to my reading list! Thank you!
    hull_danielle at yahoo dot com
    I subscribe to your newsletter.
    I like you on FB.

  25. Emma says:

    wonderful interview. The Promise sounds like a great book. I would absolutely love to win a copy of the Promise.
    I have subscribed to The Engrafted Word.

    I have liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook.

    I shared this Giveaway on Facebook.
    augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  26. Connie Saunders says:

    I admire Beth’s versatility in her writing and I know I will enjoy this book. Thank you for giving us the chance to win.

    I am a subscriber.

    I like Engraved Word on FB.

    I have pinned.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258534834834715430/

    I have shared on Twitter.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/cps1950/status/515265460825108480

    Connie Saunders
    cps1950@gmail.com

  27. Trixi O says:

    Great interview! Thanks for a chance to win “The Promise”. I also like, subscribe & shared on Facebook.

  28. Sierra Faith says:

    The books covers are amazing!!!! So cool!!!!

    I am a subcriber and have liked the engrafted word of FB!

  29. Merry Z says:

    The Promise sounds really intriguing and interesting. I loved The House That Love Built, so I am ready for another awesome story from Beth. Thanks!
    I’m a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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