Robin Lee Hatcher http://www.robinleehatcher.com stories of faith, courage, and love Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Books Authors Read | Kristy Cambronhttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-kristy-cambron/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-kristy-cambron/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:26 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12338 Books Authors Read

 

Kristy CambronKristy Cambron has been fascinated with the WWII Era since hearing her grandfather’s stories of his experiences as a B-17 co-pilot in the war. She writes WWII and Regency Era Christian fiction titles, which placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations & 2012 FCRW Beacon contests, and finaled in the 2013 Lauries. THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN, Book One in the Hidden Masterpiece series on the prisoner camp art of the Holocaust, released from Thomas Nelson Publishers July 15, 2014. A SPARROW IN TEREZIN (Hidden Masterpiece #2) will release in April, 2015. She’s a proud Hoosier, living in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.


 

What was your favorite book as a child?

My favorite book wasn’t actually a novel. Believe it or not, it was a Disney animation book that first captured my love of storytelling.

What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?

It was most definitely Jane Eyre. I didn’t read it until I was in my twenties, but I remember being so enthralled that I stayed up to turn pages most of the night. The beauty of Charlotte Brontë’s writing was like nothing I’d ever read before.

What was the last book you read, just for fun?

While on a plane ride home from a business trip, I read Austenland by Shannon Hale. I really liked it! It’s campy and fun. Not too serious. I also loved that it had a sweet, satisfying ending.

What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?

On the top of my list is The Covered Deep by debut author Brandy Vallance. I read it a couple of weeks back and the story still has me captivated. I’m really looking forward to watching how readers respond to this stunning debut! It’s one of my favorite reads of 2014 for sure.


 

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Brainstorming, Here I Comehttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/brainstorming-here-i-come/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/brainstorming-here-i-come/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12432 I’m so excited. Today is the day I depart for my brainstorming retreat. This is the 12th annual retreat for this special group of writers. I’ve shared photos in the past and no doubt will share photos again from our “Plot, Play, & Pray Retreat.”

ideas

Whenever I’m asked what is my favorite part of writing, my answer is “Brainstorming!” There is something remarkably energizing about sitting around a table with nine other writers, ideas being tossed around left and right.

I love that we write so many different genres and sub-genres. For instance, I don’t write suspense. I even feel confident enough to say I will never write suspense. Just not my thing. But I love getting to brainstorm suspense novels for the authors who do write them. It’s stimulating. It forces me to think in a different way.

imagine

This retreat also comes at a great time for me, because I will soon be starting a new story. So now I am off to collect as many ideas as possible.

~robin

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Christian Fiction Wednesday 07-16-14http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-wednesday-07-16-14/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-wednesday-07-16-14/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:06 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12399 Christian Fiction Wednesday

I know many authors of Christian fiction, and while I don’t have time to keep up with reading all of their books, I love to tell readers about them. Look for my posts about new and recent releases on most Wednesdays. You might find a new-to-you author or see a new release by an already favorite author. Happy reading!

~robin


 

Captured By LoveCAPTURED BY LOVE
by Jody Hedlund

Michigan Territory, 1814

A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger discover firsthand the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British–and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who’s grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they’ll risk for love.

Jody HedlundAbout the Author:

Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances. As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she’s not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories. She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.


 

Heaven Sent RainHEAVEN SENT RAIN
by Lauraine Snelling

Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah.

The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day…and the next. She tries to learn more about him, to help him, but he’s remarkably skilled at evading her questions. And then, late one night, he calls her in a panic-his dog has been badly injured. Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic, where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice and a passion for drawing. Though Jonah takes to Garret right away, for some reason neither understands, Dinah and Garret just don’t mesh. But for Jonah’s sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/lauraine-snelling/heaven-sent-rain/9780892969135/#sthash.gqLS4DcM.dpuf

Lauraine SnellingAbout the Author:

Lauraine Snelling has written over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy.

 

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A Bride for All Seasons eBook Special – $3.99!http://www.robinleehatcher.com/a-bride-for-all-seasons-ebook-special-3-99/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/a-bride-for-all-seasons-ebook-special-3-99/#respond Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:50:21 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12391 For a limited time, the ebook edition of A Bride for All Seasons is available for just $3.99. If you’ve been waiting to read this fun novella collection, now’s the time. You can find the reduced price ebooks at the following retailers (click on links to go directly to the book’s page on each retailer’s site):

A Bride for All Seasons

 

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Cover Reveal: Whenever You Come Aroundhttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/cover-reveal-whenever-you-come-around/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/cover-reveal-whenever-you-come-around/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:56:05 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12361 I’ve been holding off sharing the cover of Book #2 in the Kings Meadow Romance series because its release seems so far away still. However, the book is now showing up on Goodreads and a few folks are finding it and adding it to their Want to Read shelves. And so, without further ado, meet Buck Malone and Charity Anderson on the cover of Whenever You Come Around (spring 2015).

Whenever You Come Around

I love this cover, and I think it goes well with the cover of Love Without End, too.

Kings Meadow Romance #1 & #2

What do you think? Does it make you want to visit Kings Meadow?

~robin

 

 

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Christian Fiction Wednesday 07-09-14http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-wednesday-07-09-14/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-wednesday-07-09-14/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:53 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12342 Christian Fiction Wednesday

 

I know many authors of Christian fiction, and while I don’t have time to keep up with reading all of their books, I love to tell readers about them. Look for my posts about new and recent releases on most Wednesdays. You might find a new-to-you author or see a new release by an already favorite author. Happy reading!

~robin


 

Love Comes HomeLOVE COMES HOME
by Ann H. Gabhart

World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are busy welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline wants a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be–a life with a man who will never come back. And little Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family. Join these endearing characters as they walk an uncertain road. Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.

Ann H GabhartAbout the Author:

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of Angel Sister and Small Town Girl as well as several Shaker novels and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She keeps her keyboard warm out on a farm in Kentucky. To find out more about Ann or her books visit www.annhgabhart.com.


 

Critical DiagnosisCRITICAL DIAGNOSIS
by Alison Stone

Her Personal Protector

Researcher Dr. Lily McAllister has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a family disease and now, steps away from a promising new treatment, Lily is attacked. Only the training of army physician James O’Reilly can save her. As the would-be CEO of his family’s pharmaceutical company, James’s secret dream is to reenlist. But he can’t leave Lily with a bull’s-eye on her back. Nor can he stay and stop her from pursuing her goal. No one can, including the stalker who shadows her every move. Still, James has lost too many people he’s loved—and this time he refuses to lose Lily.

Alison StoneAbout the Author:

Alison Stone left Buffalo, New York and headed a thousand miles south to earn an industrial engineering degree at Georgia Tech in Hotlanta. Go Yellow Jackets! She loved the South, but true love brought her back North. After the birth of her second child, Alison left Corporate America for full-time motherhood. She credits an advertisement for writing children’s books for sparking her interest in writing. She never did complete a children’s book, but she did have success writing articles for local publications before finding her true calling, writing romantic suspense. Alison lives in Western New York with her husband of twenty years and their four children where the summers are absolutely gorgeous and the winters are perfect for curling up with a good book–or writing one. Besides writing, Alison keeps busy volunteering at her children’s schools, driving her girls to dance, and watching her boys race motocross.


 

FirewallFIREWALL
by DiAnn Mills

After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

DiAnn MillsAbout the Author:

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She currently has more than fifty-five books published. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2014 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also a craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. Visit her website at www.diannmills.com.

 

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Ask the Author on Goodreadshttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/ask-the-author-on-goodreads/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/ask-the-author-on-goodreads/#respond Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:58:14 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12350 Have you heard about Goodreads’ latest feature? It’s called Ask the Author, and you can find it on participating Goodreads Author pages.

It is fairly new and still being rolled out. An author has to sign up to participate, so you may not find it on all of your favorite authors’ pages yet.

Here is the link to my Goodreads page. Just scroll down. You’ll see my profile, then my latest blog post, then a list of some of my books, and finally you’ll see the Ask the Author feature.

Goodreads' Ask the Author

I love connecting with readers, and this is just one more way I can do that. So if you are on Goodreads and have a question you’d like to ask me, I’m ready for you.

~robin

PS  Don’t forget. The Facebook chat is tonight. Prizes to give away, including one lucky person winning an iPad Mini. Join us at 7:00 PM Central at this address. (You need to choose that you are going to attend.) Hope to see you tonight.

 

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The Books Authors Read | Dave & Neta Jacksonhttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-dave-neta-jackson/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-dave-neta-jackson/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:42 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12333 Books Authors Read

 

Dave & Neta Jackson

Neta and Dave Jackson are an award-winning husband-and-wife writing team, the authors or coauthors of more than 130 books that have sold over 2.5 million copies. They are best known for Neta’s Yada Yada Prayer Group series and its sequels, as well as their forty-volume Trailblazer series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes for young readers. Neta and Dave raised two children and a Cambodian foster daughter, and are now enjoying all the “grands”! The Jacksons are thankful for their multi-cultural church and neighborhood in the Chicago area, which provide the characters and setting for their novels.


 

What was your favorite book as a child?

Neta: My Friend Flicka and the sequels
Dave: Any book by Jack London (I read them all!)

What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?

Neta: Madeleine L’Engles novels about the Austin family.
Dave: Jack London’s Martin Eden.

What was the last book you read, just for fun?

Neta: Agatha Christy’s Hercule Poirot, The Blue Train
Dave: Sky Zone by Creston Mapes.

What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?

Neta & Dave: Pound Foolish, the fourth book in our Windy City Neighbors series, to be released this fall, 2014!


 

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The Books Authors Read | Susan May Warrenhttp://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-susan-may-warren/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-susan-may-warren/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=12309 Books Authors Read

 

Susan May WarrenSusan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award–winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set.


 

What was your favorite book as a child?

The Ghosts (a time travel story)!

What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?

The Little House on the Prairie books!

What was the last book you read, just for fun?

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?

When I Fall in Love (coming in July)!


 

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