Interview with Meghan M. Gorecki & GIVEAWAY

Meghan M. Gorecki is an author of inspirational fiction about what God can make beautiful from the ashes of history, and hearts. A lover and avid studier of people, times gone by, and fiction, she has been writing since childhood and now houses her books under Northern Belle Publishing. Coffee and red lipstick color her days as a redhead from a box, alongside her treasured tribe of family and friends in her beloved hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Welcome back to the blog, Meghan. I’m so thrilled to have you here today. Congratulations on your upcoming release, Amongst the Roses. I am totally celebrating this book with you, my friend. I’m so excited for readers to enjoy this beautiful story.

My dear friend—thank you so much for having me! You have been such a gift to me in releasing this story. Your friendship and support mean the world.

I’m reading it again this week and enjoying it even more than I did the first time. 🙂 *Readers, stay tuned for my review on Friday.

So let’s talk about your book. What do YOU love most about this story?

I love how this story is finally finished. Once and for all. 🙂 No, but really. I love that I got to share a passion of my heart—the Civil War and Pennsylvania—through fictional characters and a story that, I pray, honors how good God is, and how He holds us all in the palm of His hands even in the midst of tragedy and hardship.

What first drew you to write Civil War fiction?

Learning about it in fourth grade, and reading books like Little Women, and Lynn Austin’s Refiner’s Fire series. It just captured my imagination from age nine, and I ran with it.

A girl after my own heart. 😉

Which character was the easiest to write and why?

Connor, perhaps. He became 3D, so to speak, the quickest for me.

Ah, yes, Connor.  He certainly caught my attention quickly. 😉

What’s something you learned while researching for this story?

That my state of Pennsylvania went over and above President Lincoln’s call for volunteers, and therefore, sent down 15,000 troops (1 regiment of artillery, and 1 of cavalry) a day after the First Battle of Bull Run who were fully trained and ready.

Wow, I didn’t know that. Cool!

Can you share a favorite quote or scene from the book with us?

 Awwww, I LOVE it. (Love the pretty graphic too, btw!)

Thank you so much for joining us today, Meghan! It’s been a treat to have you stop by. Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?

This book was a labor of love over quite a number of years. It was written at a different time in my life—one I’m grateful for, but a different season entirely. And it got this book into being. And it got me you, my dear friend. Seriously, y’all—surround yourselves with likeminded, Christ-centered friends who will encourage, listen well, and remind you why you write. Thank you for being that friend, Savanna. 🙂

You’re so sweet, girl. You are a huge blessing in my life too! So excited to walk beside you and watch your stories unfold. Wishing you many blessings in 2018. 🙂 Hugs!


Meghan has graciously offered to give away an ebook copy of “Amongst the Roses” to one lucky reader. Enter below and it could be YOU! ;)

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Thanks for entering! Giveaway is open internationally and ends April 24, 2018.  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody! 😉

22 comments on “Interview with Meghan M. Gorecki & GIVEAWAY
  1. Awwwww, I love hearing Meghan Gorecki’s journey to this book. And hey, I learned something new about my home state, too!

  2. I love the quote you shared in the graphic! 🙂

  3. My blessing(s) is/are to wake up each morning and my family.

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  4. Anita Heath says:

    Austin’s Refiner’s Fire is one of my top favorite Civil War series too!! LOVE it! I loved how the stories overlapped and yet told the same four years of war but through vastly different perspectives.

    And a blessing so far in 2018 . . . I had been writing a new “close to my heart” draft on the side. I didn’t expect to finish it until near the end of the year but the Lord blessed me greatly and shocked the socks off of me in the process. I ended up finishing the first draft 9 months earlier than expected.

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    Being that I recently lost my younger brother, I don’t see any blessings for me, but he is blessed with no more pain. I guess since that is a good thing I am really blessed to know he is in no more pain. Silver lining and all. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  6. Alison Boss says:

    My blessing of 2018 is my husband! This healthy, robust man unexpectedly went into congestive heart failure due to a tear in the mitral valve of his heart. On December 26, 2017 he had to have emergency open heart surgery. God graciously spared his life and he is on the road to recovery!! He just recently was able to go back to work part-time. He is my miracle! We never know how much time we have on this earth or when God may call us or one of our loved ones home to be with Him. It is a reminder to make the most of the time we have living for Jesus, sharing the good news of salvation, and loving our fmaily and friends well.

    Meghan’s book sounds VERY good! I LOVE historical Christian fiction and the Civil War era, so this book sounds right up my alley 🙂 Thanks for the great interview and the chance to win an e-copy of this book!!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Oh my, Alison! I’m so glad to hear your husband is doing well. What a testimony you both have. I love seeing how the Lord has used that difficult time to inspire you forward. Blessings to you both!

  7. Jan Hall says:

    I am blessed to have the ability to pay my bills and cover the extra expenses that have occurred this year.

  8. Joan Arning says:

    Good health!

  9. MJSH says:

    Glad for health and family.

  10. Kim Hampton says:

    The biggest blessing in my life is having my mom still with me. She was in a bad car accident in October and almost died. I lost my dad to cancer in December so being able to see my mom almost every day is extra special.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Bless your heart, Kim. I’m so glad to hear your mom is doing well. So sorry, though, to hear about losing your dad. Praying God’s love hovers close to your family!

  11. Caryl Kane says:

    I’ve been blessed to go to Israel on May 4 for 12 days.

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