Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Guest Blogger Author Beth Wiseman w/Giveaway

For years, I wrote Amish fiction exclusively. Then I opened the lid on the box and wrote Texas contemporaries (Need You Now and The House that Love Built). Following those ventures, I jumped way out of the box and wrote a story inspired by actual events, about a woman being held captive in Pakistan (The Promise).

ATWT cover finalMy new release—A Tide Worth Turning—is another new venture for me, my first non-Amish novella and first Indie project. This novella is a romance, but like my other books, the story is relationship driven. I explore the mother/daughter relationship in A Tide Worth Turning, and as secrets are revealed, my characters are able to come to terms with their past while also finding hope for the future. I always try to sprinkle in a little humor along the way too. In an effort to make this story as strong as possible, I used the same editor I’ve used for years and mirrored the traditional publishing process in an effort to provide a quality work of fiction. A Tide Worth Turning is a fun and romantic beach read that I hope readers will enjoy in any season.

Fun fact – I took the photograph for the cover, then turned it over to a graphics artist to finalize. This story starts out in Galveston, Texas, and for those familiar with Galveston, you’ll know right away that the beach on the cover isn’t Galveston. Correct! This story takes my readers to another beach far across the world. To say more would be a spoiler. Smile

I’ve had an amazing publishing journey so far, and I hope and pray that God will continue to bless me with stories to tell. I’m grateful beyond words to readers also. I hope you’ll add A Tide Worth Turning to your reading list. I loved writing the story.

About the book:

Addison Burke is a successful real estate agent who specializes in high-end closings and who enjoys an elite lifestyle not often afforded someone her age (27). But following a stroke and a recent fall, Addison is forced to hire a caregiver for her estranged mother, Lee Ann, a job Addison chooses not to take on, despite her financial freedom to do so. She hires an agency to fill the position, and to her surprise, they send a man for the job.

Logan has somehow managed to keep his act together despite a past that is slowly catching up with him. If he can make enough money over the next couple of months by tending to Lee Ann Burke, he should be able to flee the country before his world comes crashing down around him. But when Lee Ann’s beautiful daughter, Addison, begins to awaken feelings in him that he thought died long ago, he begins to question whether or not fleeing from the past is worth leaving Addison forever.

Will Addison let down her guard for love and renew her relationship with her mother? Can Logan face his past, come out unscathed, and act on his feelings for Addison? And why is Lee Ann selling everything she owns on EBay and Craig’s List?

About the Author:

Headshot2014

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series.  Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List.  She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013.  She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award, and an Inspy Award winner.  In 2013, she took home the coveted Holt Medallion.  Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year.  

Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2019, and she has published thirteen novels and thirteen novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary—Need You Now—released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary—The House that Love Built—which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed. Beth continued to spread her wings when she released The Promise in October 2014. Inspired by actual events, The Promise follows Beth’s characters all the way to Pakistan. Beth was involved in the real-life rescue when her friend was held captive in Pakistan. Beth is currently working on book #2 in her new Amish Secrets series, tentatively titled Jacob’s Ladder. Book #1—Her Brother’s Keeper—recently released and was chosen as a Top Pick by RT Reviews Magazine.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bethwiseman.

About the Giveaway:

Beth is offering one digital copy of A Tide Worth Turning after it releases on September 12. Entering is easy: just leave a comment below and your name will be entered into a random drawing on random.org. Giveaway ends at Midnight (Central Time) on Friday, September18.

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your time with us here on Whispers in Purple. It’s been a real pleasure learning about you and your writing journey. Or should I say journeys?

16 comments:

  1. I have bought everyone of your Books. Love reading them. I am almost finished The Promise. Thank You Linda

    ReplyDelete
  2. The characters coming to terms with their past while finding hope for the future is very interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Beth's books Amish or not she's an outstanding writer. 💗

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love reading Beth's books. Looking forward to reading this one.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beth is a wonderful author and I enjoy her books very much! I am looking forward to reading this one also!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to win this!!! I truly enjoy your writing style and look forward to each of your new releases. :]

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love reading your books. Can't wait to read this one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love to win a copy of your new book!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful books from a wonderful writer.

    ReplyDelete
  10. cynthia fernstaedt martinezSeptember 10, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    So excited to see this new adventure you have embarked on!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Couldnt think of a better way to spend an evening.... Reading one of your new books!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Have enjoyed your Amish Novels, so very much. You definitely have a ~God given gift! Anxious for the new series....please keep them coming! My bookshelf still has room! Blessings to u

    ReplyDelete
  13. THANK YOU: Linda, Laurie, Wendy, Ola, Linda andreth, Casey, Brenda, Lisa, Valarie, Cynthia, Robin, and CJ... for leaving comments on Beth's guest blog post!
    You're all the best! And each of you–unless you tell me otherwise–have been entered in the giveway.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beth I have thoroughly enjoyed everything of yours that I have read. I have had a great deal of your Amish books & "Her Brithers Keeper". You are a tremendously talented writer & I jump at the chance to buy your books when I see you have a new one out. I would love to win this contest, but if I don't, best wishes to all the other contestants & thank you so much for the opportunity. God bless you & your family.

    ReplyDelete
  15. No need to enter me, Peg, but I wanted to say, it sounds like a super good book. Blessings on your new endeavor, Beth! (BTW: one of my fav names: Beth!)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would love to read this one too! thanks for the giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete