Robin Lee Hatcher http://www.robinleehatcher.com stories of faith, courage, and love Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 The Books Authors Read | Colleen Coble http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-colleen-coble/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-colleen-coble/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:15 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14402 Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice and the Booksellers Best.

She has more than two million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana.

To keep up with Colleen Coble, visit www.colleencoble.com, become a fan on Facebook (colleencoblebooks) or follow her on Twitter (@colleencoble).

Colleen Coble

  • What was your favorite book as a child?

Bambi’s Children was my favorite book. I don’t even know how many times I read it. I have several pictures my parents took of me sleeping with it in my hand.

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

I wanted to be a writer long before I could read. I wrote a story in first grade about a horse that had twin colts. The teacher praised it, and the dream of having my own book in the library took root.

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

I’m always reading for fun. I am never without a novel open on my Kindle. The one I just finished was Lisa Gardner novel titled Live to Tell. She writes great suspense, my favorite genre.

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

The Inn at Ocean’s Edge just released, and it’s the first book in my Sunset Cove series set in Maine. I’ve wanted to write a story set in Maine forever, and it’s been a joy to be working on this series.


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The Winners of the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-winners-of-the-christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-winners-of-the-christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:05:57 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14407 Scavenger HuntTa-da!

The hunt is over, and I’m delighted to announce the winners.

Grand Prize:
Shay Teague

Purple Prize:
Kristine Klein

Pink Prize:
Dana McCall Michael

Emails have been sent to the winners so that we can obtain the required information in order to send their prizes.


The authors participating in the hunt are responsible for notifying winners of their bonus giveaways, and I am unable to share that information with you. Watch your emails and check their websites and blogs to learn more.


Congratulations to Shay, Kristine, and Dana!

~robin

]]> http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-winners-of-the-christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt/feed/ 5 The Books Authors Read | Lori Benton http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-lori-benton/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-lori-benton/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=13892 Lori Benton was raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American history going back three hundred years. Her novels transport readers to the eighteenth century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching, Lori enjoys exploring the Oregon wilderness with her husband. She is the author of Burning Sky, recipient of three Christy Awards, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and The Wood’s Edge.

Lori Benton

 

What was your favorite book as a child?

I’d have to say The Wolf, by Dr. Michael Fox, illustrated by Charles Frace. It launched a lifelong interest and study of wolves on my part.

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

The same book. I first read The Wolf in the fourth grade. Although I’d already written my first story by then, this book made me want to write one just like it—with chapters! It also made me aware that sometimes a writer has to do research before she can write the book she wants to write, which lead me back to the library to check out every book about wolves I could find, so that I could know what I was trying to write about. That early experience set the pattern I would follow again and again once I grew up and got serious about writing.

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

I listened to the audio version of One Second After, by William Forstchen. While it was a gripping tale that held my interest, the depiction of how our society would crumble into chaos mere hours after an EMP strike took out all our electronics was realistic enough to be sobering, if not downright alarming. It was also quite entertaining.

Other than your own release, what book are you most looking forward to reading?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one. I always look forward to Laura Frantz’s (The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Love’s Reckoning) next historical, although I don’t yet know what the title will be for her next release. I’m hoping James Alexander Thom (Follow The River, The Red Heart, Panther in the Sky), in his 80s now, will write one more 18th century historical. If he does, then that is the book I most look forward to reading.


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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt: Stop #18 (Pink Team) – Entry Form http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-stop-18-pink-team-entry-form/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-stop-18-pink-team-entry-form/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:10:47 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14364 Scavenger Hunt

Thanks for taking part in the hunt! We’re so glad you completed the Pink Team’s list of authors! Hopefully, you learned about some great new books and their authors.

Now, make sure you use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite and all 17 of the Pink Team’s novels!

Winners’ names will be drawn at random on Monday, April 20th, and the winners contacted via email.

Once everything is confirmed, the winners will be announced on this blog and on Lisa Tawn Bergren’s site.

If you haven’t completed the Purple Team’s portion of the hunt, start here.

If you have completed both teams’ hunts, here is the grand prize entry form.


Rafflecopter requires Javascript to be activated in your browser in order to work. If you have turned off JS for security purposes, you won’t be able to make the form open so that you can register and post your answer. You’ll need to activate Javascript and then restart your browser.

If you don’t know how to do this, please do a google search for directions. I can be of some assistance in matters related to the hunt, but I can’t provide tech support.


 Caution: Do not hit Enter or Return until you have the full answer entered in the box. Hitting Enter will send the incomplete answer.

NO NUMBERS ARE NEEDED IN THIS ENTRY. ONLY THE QUOTE (the words you collected). THE NUMBERS ARE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE ENTRY ONLY.

Do NOT put your answer in a comment. It will be deleted and your answer will not count.

 

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt: Pink Team Authors & Stops http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-pink-team-authors-stops/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-pink-team-authors-stops/#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:05:56 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14361 Below is a list of links to all of the PINK TEAM participating authors and their scavenger hunt posts. Sometimes a site will have issues during the hunt. If that occurs after the official start of the hunt at noon on Thursday, feel free to use my contact form to email me, and I will try to contact that author to see if there is a solution that can be found.

  1. Robin Lee Hatcher
  2. Carolyne Aarsen
  3. Tamera Alexander
  4. Stephanie Grace Whitson
  5. Elizabeth White
  6. Elizabeth Goddard
  7. Richard Mabry
  8. Anne Elisabeth Stengl
  9. RJ Larson
  10. Margaret Brownley
  11. Deborah Raney
  12. Lorna Seilstad
  13. Mesu Andrews
  14. Hillary Manton Lodge
  15. Katie Ganshert
  16. Sandra Byrd
  17. Deeanne Gist
  18. Robin Lee Hatcher – PINK TEAM ENTRY STOP
  19. Lisa T. Bergren – GRAND PRIZE ENTRY STOP

If you want to complete the PURPLE TEAM part of the hunt, begin here.

~robin

 

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