Interview with Martha Rogers & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Martha Rogers  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordMartha Rogers is a free-lance writer and was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and writes a weekly devotional for ACFW. Martha and her husband Rex live in Houston where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. A former English and Home Economics teacher, Martha loves to cook and experimenting with recipes and loves scrapbooking when she has time. She has written two series, Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart as well as several novellas. Love Stays True and Love Finds Faith, the first two books in her new series, The Homeward Journey, are available now with book number three being released in the fall of 2014.

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Savanna:  Welcome to The Engrafted Word, Martha! Congratulations on your upcoming release, Love Never Fails. I can’t wait to read it!

With this third installment in The Homeward Journey, can you tell us what first sparked the idea for this series?

Interview with Martha Rogers  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordMartha:  My father gave me a packet of letters his father had given him. The letter from my great-grandfather to his then sweetheart, Sallie, sparked my interest in genealogy and learning more about my ancestors. What started as a simple short book about Manfred and Sally for my family turned into the first novel for this series.

Savanna:  That’s really neat.  Such a legacy!  What do you hope readers will take away most from Molly and Stefan’s story?

Martha:  Both the heroine and hero have to come to the realization that God will take care of them through all situations and that God’s love will never fail them.

Savanna:  Your website mentions you also offer speaking engagements and writing workshops. What is one of your favorite topics to teach and why?

Interview with Martha Rogers  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordMartha:  I love to teach about deep point of view for fiction. The POV one helps the author to go deeper into the mind and thoughts of the character and to show his/her emotions to the fullest. For non-fiction, I love to teach about writing devotionals because I love writing them myself and it’s a good way to relate personal experiences to particular Scripture.

Savanna:  You also do book reviews and author interviews on your blog. What was one of your favorite books to read and review so far this year?

Martha:  Wishing on Buttercups, a novel by Miralee Ferrell is one of my favorite books. Miralee’s books are well written and always hold my attention and keep me turning the pages.

Savanna:  In your experience, which is harder to write – fiction or nonfiction? Can you tell us why?

Interview with Martha Rogers  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordMartha:  Except for devotionals, non-fiction is more difficult to me because it must be right. Researching doctrinal truths, searching Scriptures, and reading the material of others as well as having the experience to back up what is written is much more difficult than making things up as I go along.

Savanna:  What is one of your most unforgettable moments from your writing career to date?

Martha:  One happened at this past ACFW conference in St. Louis when I was given the Volunteer Service Award. That came as a total surprise.

Savanna:  I remember that!  The whole room broke out in cheers! 😉 Thanks for sharing with us, Martha.  It’s great to have you as our guest this week!

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

Martha:  My next book carries on with the family in my present series and is set at Christmas with a theme of giving from the wealth bestowed by God in our lives.

Savanna:  Sounds great! We’ll be watching for it.  Readers, be sure to check out Martha’s books and connect with her on her website below:

http://www.marthawrogers.com/

GIVEAWAY!!

Martha has graciously offered to give away a copy of LOVE NEVER FAILS to one lucky reader!

Interview with Martha Rogers  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordHOW TO ENTER:

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28 comments on “Interview with Martha Rogers & GIVEAWAY
  1. Susan Wayne says:

    My email is waynedwop6@att.net. I always look forward to reading about new to me Christian Fiction Authors. I would enjoy winning a copy of Martha Rogers book LOVE NEVER FAILS. Thank you for sharing this interview with your readers.
    Susan Wayne

  2. karenk says:

    a wonderful posting…thanks for the opportunity to read Martha’s latest novel 🙂

    I’m a follower/subscriber, too 🙂

  3. Chris says:

    I love Martha Rogers! I would love to win this book too! I am a follower, subscriber. chris_davebures@bellsouth.net Thanks for the interview and the opportunity!

  4. Joan Arning says:

    I don’t believe I’ve read any of Martha’s books! I like on FB and subscribe to The Engrafted Word!

  5. Sandra Padgett says:

    Martha Rogers is new to me, but would love to win her book LOVE NEVER FAILS. I have shared, liked, followed, subscribed, and pinned about this book and giveaway. Thank you for your book and giveaway. email slvie50@hotmail.com

  6. Deanna S says:

    All the mentioned books sound like winners! would enjoy reading Love Never Fails 🙂
    I-Subscribe to The Engrafted Word by Email

    I do -Like your Author Page on Facebook

    -Follow me on Twitter- Yes I do 🙂

  7. Patty says:

    I’ve read some of Martha’s Winds Across the Pririe series, and would love to check out this newest series.

    I am a subscriber
    I have liked your FB page
    I follow you on Twitter

  8. Thanks everyone for dropping by. Wish I could each of you a book. I love having new readers find my books. I do hope you will check them out even if you don’t win.

  9. The one book I’ve read of Martha’s, I loved. Would love to try another!

    I am a subscriber!
    I already LIKED you long ago!
    I already FOLLOWED you on twitter long ago!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Here’s hoping for a win, then, Melody. 😉 Thanks for stopping in and being a “long time ago” follower. 😉 Your support is really appreciated! You’ll receive 4 entries in the giveaway.

  10. Britney Adams says:

    I am eager to read Love Never Fails and would love to win! Thank you so much for sharing the lovely review and giveaway.

    I am a blog follower.
    I like your Author Page.
    I follow on Twitter.
    I shared the giveaway on Twitter.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      We’re glad you could join us, Britney! I hope you get to read Martha’s book soon. You’ll receive 5 entries in the giveaway. Good luck to you. Have a great weekend!

  11. Sharon Timmer says:

    my e-mail is stimmer@familylife.com
    I like you on FB, I follow on twitter & I subscribe to the engrafted word

  12. Aprul Patterson says:

    Cnnamongirl@aol.com
    -Subscribe to The Engrafted Word by Email

    -Like my Author Page on Facebook

    -Share this Giveaway on Social Media

    I have done these things.
    I have read some of your earkier books and would love to read this new one.
    What an awesome way to be inspired to write a book series. So much rich history. I’ll be it was fun exploring it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  13. Bonnie Roof says:

    I enjoyed this interesting interview and the opportunity to learn more about Martha and her writing – thank you!!

    I love reading letters, etc. and learning bits of history re: my ancestors, I cherish a tape recorded interview of my mother’s parents made years ago – my grandfather was quite a character and always had humorous stories to tell.

    I haven’t read any of Martha’s books and would love to read “Love Never Fails”!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a follower and subscriber and have shared this post on FB.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Bonnie! So glad you could join us. I agree, old letters and family heirlooms like you mentioned are so special and fascinating. 😉 Thanks for sharing. You’ll receive 4 entries. Good luck to you!

  14. Kay Bossard says:

    Oh my I have never read any books that Martha Rogers has written. BUT I went over to her website and the books that I saw there just whetted my appetite! I hope to read some of these books very soon. Thanks for telling me about her. By the way, what a nice looking Southern lady! Also I subscribed to your Engrafted Word and liked your facebook page. Email address is kmb14787@yahoo.com.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Don’t they sound good, Kay?! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping in. You’ll receive 3 entries in the drawing. Hope you get to read and enjoy Martha’s books soon!

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