Interview with Sarah Sundin & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Sarah Sundin  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted Word————————————————————————-

Sarah Sundin is the author of On Distant Shores and With Every Letter in the Wings of the Nightingale series from Revell, and also the Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow).

In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Sarah lives in northern California with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to tennis and karate, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies.

She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.


Savanna:  Welcome to The Engrafted Word, Sarah! Congratulations, first of all, on your recent release of In Perfect Time. I’m so excited to talk about this great new book! 🙂

Interview with Sarah Sundin  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordMany readers enjoy picking their favorite quotes from your novels. Do YOU have a particular favorite quote from In Perfect Time that you can share with us?

Sarah:  I like this bit where Kay is thinking about Roger:

“The man never stopped moving, and she liked that, liked the colorful way he told a story, his down-to-earth wisdom, even liked his lack of attraction to her. He kept his eyes on hers, his hands to himself. Once that would have bugged her, but now it made her feel safe, special, as if she were good enough not to make a pass at. And it completely unraveled her inside.”

Savanna:  I loved that part!  I really enjoyed getting to know both Kay and Roger in this story and I know other readers will too. 😉

What is something that makes Kay Jobson unique from the other two leading ladies from your Wings of the Nightingale series?

Sarah:  Each of the nightingales couldn’t be more different—shy and thoughtful Mellie, sweet and social Georgie, and . . . Kay. Kay Jobson is bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, but this bold façade hides deep hurts. She keeps her life and her emotions in tight control, so she doesn’t reveal herself even to her closest friends. As life shows her she never had control in the first place, her façade crumbles—and healing can begin.

Interview with Sarah Sundin  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna: It’s clear to see that history is very important to you. Can you name a historical figure you would have enjoyed getting to meet in person and have lunch with?

Sarah:  I’d like to have met Winston Churchill. The man was obviously a central historical figure, brilliant, and incredibly witty.

Savanna:  Your website mentions you also do lots of speaking engagements. What has been one of your favorite workshops you’ve presented and why?

Sarah:  It’s hard to choose—each workshop or speaking engagement has its own charms. Last month I spoke at the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, while I was visiting my parents. The turnout was excellent—and only half of them were my mom’s friends!—and very engaged and interesting people. It was fun for me too since my parents, husband, and youngest son were there! That was a first for me.

Savanna: How fun! I would love to attend one of your classes someday! 😉

I also read on your lovely website how much you value writers’ conferences. Can you share with us a special memory from your very first conference?

Interview with Sarah Sundin  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSarah:  My very first conference was a small local one, but the faculty included Cecil Murphey, Lee Roddy, and Lin Johnson—I didn’t even know how wonderful that was at the time, but I learned so much that day. My favorite memory was walking up to the book table and asking for a book to tell me how to get published. After all, I had completed a novel and even edited it! The lady at the table asked me if it was my first conference. I said yes, and where is a book on getting published? She gently pointed out Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. I didn’t think I needed that—I got a “5” on the AP English test—but I humored her and picked it up along with the book on publication. Guess which book I really needed? Guess which book revolutionized my writing and showed me I wasn’t ready for publication? That was in 2001. My first novel was published in 2010.

Savanna:  The road to publication is quite a journey, isn’t it?  Thanks for sharing with us today, Sarah! Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share? 

Sarah:  I’ve begun work on my next series, Waves of Freedom, which follows three American naval officers based in Boston during World War II. The first novel, Through Waters Deep, was just turned in to my editor and is scheduled to release next summer.

Savanna:  Ohhh, that sounds good! 😉 Can’t wait to see where you stories go from here, Sarah.

Readers, be sure to visit Sarah’s website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Sarah has graciously offered one copy of IN PERFECT TIME to one lucky winner!

Interview with Sarah Sundin  & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordHOW TO ENTER:

–Leave your name and email in the comments below. (You MUST include your email to be qualified)

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Thanks for entering! Contest is open only in the U.S. and ends August 19, 2014.
Winner will be notified by email.


79 comments on “Interview with Sarah Sundin & GIVEAWAY
  1. Kathryn Voss says:

    I just finished the book, and I LOVED it!!! When is the next book coming?????

    I like Engrafted Word on facebook and subscribe as well.

  2. Deanna S says:

    Looks like a book I would truly enjoy reading! I follow on FB, Pinterest & newsletter 🙂

  3. Elyssa says:

    What a great interview! I love Sarah’s books, and Kay and Roger’s story definitely has me intrigued! I loved the excerpt where Kay was thinking about him… I always thought he seemed like a nice guy. =)

    I’m a follower on Facebook, and I subscribed to your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!


    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Welcome to my blog, Elyssa. Wasn’t that a great quote? I just finished reading this story and loved Kay and Roger’s characters. I have no doubt you’ll enjoy this book. Good luck in the drawing. You’ll receive 3 entries as well. 😉

  4. Patty says:

    I am really looking forward to this series! Sounds like another good one is in the works…

    I liked TEW on FB.
    I am a subscriber

  5. Trixi O says:

    Shared & liked on Facebook,subscribe to the Engrafted Word. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Trixi O.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi again Trixi! 😉 Thanks for always taking the time to comment, share, and support these great authors. You’ll receive 4 entries. Good luck to you!

  6. anne says:

    This book would be a treasure to cherish. I have always read about this era and more than ever because it is my favorite and the subject and period are meaningful, important and extremely interesting. I would enjoy this novel. I shared and liked on Facebook. I subscribe to the Engrafted word.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thanks for visiting, Anne. I really hope you get your hands on this book. You will definitely treasure it. 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway with your 4 entries!

  7. Kendra Whittle says:

    After reading “On Distant Shores”, I really had so many questions about Kay and what had happened in her life. I can’t WAIT to read this book. Sarah Sundin is my favorite author!

  8. Vicky Taylor says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest

  9. Diane says:

    I love Sarah’s books and would share this one with my 81 year old aunt too.

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

  10. Cheryl Baranski says:

    Sounds like an excellent read!
    Another must read!

  11. Linda Syman says:

    I liked, subscribed, and shared! Would love to read the book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  12. Sara Johns says:

    I love reading about the WWII era. Such amazing history and tales of survival. I shared on Twitter and liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      There are so many amazing stories, isn’t there, Sara? We appreciate you stopping in for a visit. Good luck in the giveaway with your 3 entries. 😉

  13. Keli Gwyn says:

    Sarah is one of my must-read authors. She’s a masterful storyteller! Her characters are some of the most well crafted I’ve ever “met.” I can still remember all five couples from her previous books and what each of the ten characters was like, which, with my inability to recall stories or movies, is saying something. The depth Sarah pours into each character is remarkable. Since I’m a writer, I read her stories not only for enjoyment but also to study how it is she does what she does. I’m halfway through In Perfect Time and am loving Roger and Kay, feeling for them and rooting for them to learn the lessons they need to learn so they can enjoy their HEA.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Keli!! I’m so glad you stopped in for a visit. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I agree, I’ve learned a lot myself reading Sarah’s books. Each one is so full! Have a blessed day, my friend, and good luck in the giveaway. 😉

  14. Bonnie Roof says:

    Thanks for the wonderful interview, Sarah and Savanna!!

    I loved getting to learn more about Sarah’s writing journey and would love to read “In Perfect time”!! I know writing brings joy to it’s authors, but I’m learning just how much work, time, and patience is required – it’s surprising that we have so many wonderful Christian books on the market, but I’ve read numerous times that most books come from the love of, and necessity to write, inspiration from God, and a desire to inspire others – and seldom for monetary reasons. I want to thank all Christian authors for their hard work and desire to use their writing gift for God and the inspiration of others, and for the joy and inspiration their books have brought me.

    I didn’t realize I was so far behind – the only one of Sarah’s books I have is the first, “A Distant Melody!! Looks like I have a lot of enjoyable, inspiring reading ahead of me!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!


    I am a subscriber and follower, and have shared this post on Facebook!!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Dear Bonnie! Thank you so much for sharing with us. You said it just right. It’s a beautiful thing to see the authors who inspire us have such humble and serving hearts. I’ve been so touched by each one I’ve talked to and how they follow the Lord’s calling over their lives with such obedience and gratefulness. They’re such an inspiration to me.

      As always, it’s a treat to see you here. Good luck in the drawing, my friend. You’ll receive your 4 entries. Take care!

  15. Amy says:

    Great interview! I can’t WAIT to read this book! Love your books, Sarah!

    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. Raechel says:

    Please enter me. 🙂
    In Christ,
    Godspeculiartreasurerae (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Emma says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have to agree with Sarah…I would love to have met Winston Churchill. He played such a major role in history. What a thrill it would have been to be able to talk to him for an afternoon.

    I’m a subscriber to you blog, I liked your page on Facebook, and I shared the giveaway on social media!

  18. Natalie Flores says:

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I finished the book (it was great!) and I’d love to have my own copy.

    I’m a subscriber and I both liked and shared this on Facebook.

  19. Pam K. says:

    This is a wonderful series! I’m really looking forward to reading In Perfect Time. Thanks for the chance to win it! Sarah’s next series also sounds great.
    I subscribed to the blog and “liked” your Facebook page.


  20. Judith Stewart says:

    Liked The Engrafted Word on Facebook…Judy

  21. Tami says:

    I have read the other 2 books in this series and would LOVE to read the last book… Please.


    Posbus4me at gmail dot com

  22. Lisa Cowell says:

    I love history, especially WW2. I do want to read this series.

  23. Lisa Cowell says:

    Shared on face book, Lisa Johnson Cowell

  24. Britney Adams says:

    Thank you for sharing this great interview! I am so eager to read In Perfect Time!!

    Subscribed, liked, and shared on Twitter.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Britney! It’s great to see you here. Thanks for sharing the word. You’ll receive 4 entries in the giveaway. Good luck and (hopefully) Happy Reading, right? 😉

  25. Jennifer Essad says:

    Hi – I follow subscribed/liked/shared – thanks for the chance

  26. Kelly Youngblood says:

    What a lovely interview. Thank you. The short little snippet, Sarah’s favorite quote, was so beautiful…”as if she were good enough not to make a pass at”…Awww!!! I love that.

    I look forward to your next series as I am partial to Navy men (husband is retired Navy!).

    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Blessings to you!
    Kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      We’re glad you enjoyed the interview, Kelly, and we sure appreciate you helping spread the word. 😉 You’ll receive 4 entries. Hope you get to read and enjoy this story soon.

  27. Kelly Youngblood says:

    I subscribe to “The Engrafted Word”.

  28. Kelly Youngblood says:

    I like “The Engrafted Word” on facebook.

  29. Kelly Youngblood says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook. 🙂

  30. Caryl Kane says:

    I am looking forward to reading “In Perfect Time”. I’ve shared the giveaway on my facebook page.

  31. Nancy M says:

    Great interview and I enjoy reading about this time period. I want to learn more! I already shared, I subscribe and like.

  32. beckie says:

    rebeccalyn73 at Hotmail dot com
    shared on twitter!

  33. Sierra Faith says:

    Sarah Sundin’s books look soo cute!! My mom Own Blue Skies Tomorrow and she loved it!!!

    I am a subscriber and I liked on Facebook 🙂

  34. Elisabeth B. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! elis(dot)bouma(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Amanda says:

    I loved the first two books in this series and can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway and interview.

    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

    I shared via Twitter, subscribed via email, and liked you on facebook. Thanks!!

  36. Heidi says:

    Two author friends have highly recommended this series so I’m excited to start it, especially after reading here that each heroine is so different. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m subscribed, following on facebook, and shared on twitter!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      I’m sure you’d enjoy it, Heidi. Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing the giveaway. You’ll receive 4 entries as usual. 😉 Good luck to you and Happy Reading! ( and reviewing, right? 🙂 )

  37. Becky I. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win!

    Follow you on Facebook & tweeted about the contest!

  38. Joan Arning says:

    I subscribe to the Engrafted Word and like on FB. Would love to win.

  39. Michelle L. says:

    Eager to read In Perfect Time! Loved the other books and can’t wait to find out what happens next.
    I’m subscribed, I like you on FB and I shared this giveaway on Twitter.

  40. Count me in, please! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

  41. Connie Saunders says:

    1. I have pinned to Contests & Giveaways

    2. I have liked Engraved Words on FB

    3. I have posted on twitter

    4. I have subscribed to your newsletter.

    Thanks for a great giveaway and thanks Sarah for your copy!

    Connie Saunders

  42. Tami says:

    I liked the engrafted word on fb. Tami le

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