Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Laura Hilton {Writer Wednesday} GIVEAWAY

You may remember Laura from her post here on my blog back in April (you can find that post here). I'm excited to announce another GIVEAWAY as well. Laura has offered to give away a copy of her latest release, Awakened Love. In return, she'd love for you to answer my last interview question in the comments below! Enjoy getting to know Laura!

A little bit about Laura...

Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love and Awakened Love. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport, releasing in April 2014, September 2014, and April 2015. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

How to connect with Laura...

Twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton

To purchase her book you can find it on Amazon, Deeper Shopping, or CBD

You & Writing

Tell us a little bit about yourself: How did you start writing? What has kept you writing?
...I always wanted to write. Ever since I was a little kid I dreamed up stories. Writing has been a lifelong passion. So happy God allowed me to do it!

Do you have a favorite book or work that you’ve written? If so, why?
...Surrendered Love. One of the characters in this one reached out and grabbed my heartstrings and won’t let go.

What was the hardest thing about publishing? The easiest?
...The easiest thing about it is writing. I love the creative process. The hardest is marketing.

Your Writing

Tell us a little bit about your book or what you’re working on currently? Why are you/did you write it? 

...Awakened Love
Katie Detweiler grew up Amish, never knowing she was adopted as an infant. Now an adult, her new job as cook at an Amish bed and breakfast doesn’t bring about the euphoria she hoped for. Just as she’s getting her menu perfected, the Englisch family and severely ill sister she never knew existed enter her life and strain her Amish relationships. Plus, Katie suddenly has two different men vying for her attention—one Amish, one Englisch—and she wonders if one of them could be the man of her dreams. But when her Englisch sister’s health worsens, Katie must find a way to balance her heart and her job.

Do you have a favorite character in this work? If so, why?
...I loved both Katie and Abram

What is one take-away from your book that you hope readers identify with?
...I’ll leave that up to God and the reader.


What is your favorite fall snack food? 
...Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and apple cider. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget to answer the last question - about what your favorite fall snack food is - below in the comments. You'll be entered in to win a copy of her novel Awakened Love. I'll announce the winner next Tuesday - September 24th. 

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