Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Warm Welcome to Laura Hilton

We're so glad you joined us today, Laura!

What started you on your writing journey?
I always wanted to be a writer – ever since I was old enough to read. I used to write all the time – but none of those stories will ever see the light of day. J

What distracts you from writing the easiest?
Stress. When life happens and everything goes wrong, the septic tank overflows, the kids are fighting, the car breaks down. And when it all happens at once?

Me, too. What kind of books do you enjoy reading? (Book recommendations very welcome!) 
I love anything as long as it grabs my attention. Irene Hannon, Dani Petrey’s and Lynette Eason’s suspense. Neta Jackson’s women’s fiction. Kelly Long, Beverly Lewis’, and Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Amish. Tricia Goyer’s WWII historicals – and so many more.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote? Why? Troy and Janna both had a story to tell – as did Janna’s niece, Meghan. Meghan and Troy were both very secretive, not sharing the horrors of their past, so I was really intrigued by them. Janna was pretty open, an amazingly strong girl.

What is your favorite season of the year?
Believe it or not – Winter. I love snow. I love the biting cold that takes your breath away. And I miss it now that God set us in the sunny south.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
No. I want to put them off, but I went through breast cancer treatments, and I learned that things are better if you face them head-on. But it do take a moment to find my strength and ask God for help before I do some things.
Good advice, Laura. Has some place you have traveled inspired something in your writing?
Yes, Seymour, Missouri is a real area with real Amish and some of the events in Surrendered Love really happened.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
The next book out is untitled right now, but with Whitaker House, waiting for their talent in deciding the actual title. It will release in September. 

We'll be looking forward to it!

To buy her book, go here:Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Christian Book.com

Laura's bio:
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. And the Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love releases April 2013, and the third book will release September 2013. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. 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.

To connect with Laura, go here:
Facebook: Author Laura V. Hilton  Twitter:  @Laura_V_Hilton Blog:http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com
Laura is giving away a copy of Surrendered Love. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

 Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Wendy Newcomb said...

I would really like to win this book, this series sounds like it would be good. Thank you for the chance.


Jo said...

This book sounds so good and definitely one that I want to read. Thanks for the opportunity!


Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Judy said...

I would love to win a copy of Surrendered Love. Laura is a fantastic Amish fiction writer. I have read all of her books.

Judy B

Patsy said...

Would love to read this book!


cjajsmommy said...

Here I am again! I would be pickled tink to win a copy of "Surrendered Love." djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

MsRubyKat said...

Love reading Laura Hilton's books. Would love to win a copy of Surrendered Love. Thank you for the chance.
Karen G

Diana Flowers said...

Thank you for the interview and the opportunity to win one of Laura's books. I have heard so much about them and haven't been blessed to read one yet. Sooo many books to review -- I need 2 heads! lol


ann said...

Would like to win your book. Thanks so much for the interview - I enjoy reading about the authors of books .

Anonymous said...

Caroline, thanks for having Laura . i would love to win her book. i don't own one of her books yet. Thanks.
Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Caroline, just wanted to say I goofed. I do own 2 of Laura's books. Sorry. Maxie

Anonymous said...

I've never read any of Mrs. Hilton's books, so it would be great to win a copy of her book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Rose M.

KayM said...

Thank you for the interesting interview. Laura sounds like a very special person. I would love to read one of her books. Thanks for the opportunity.
may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

apple blossom said...

nice interview and thanks for the chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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