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Interview and book giveaway with Author Sharon Srock!

I am excited to have author Sharon Srock on my blog today. Sharon is giving away a copy of her new book Callie, Book One of the series, Women of Valley View. More on that later. For now, let’s find out about this fantastic-sounding book, which I have not yet had the privilege of reading…

Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all.Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

And, now let’s meet the author behind this fantastic new series! Welcome to my blog, Sharon. It’s great to have you here. Would you share with my readers your inspiration behind your book?I don’t even know how to answer that question. Before I started Callie’s story, I hadn’t written anything in almost 20 years. Once God nudged me back to my keyboard, I just started typing. There is no one thing I can point to that drove me in a particular direction. I was teaching Sunday school at the time, so writing about a teacher and her students seemed natural, but I’ve never encountered anyone like Samantha and Iris. I like to think it was a God thing.
I love that! Speaking of the Lord, what is my favorite book in the Bible?  Why? Wow I have a favorite chapter (John 17) and a favorite verse (Proverbs 13:12) but I never thought about a favorite book.
Probably Proverbs. There’s just so much wisdom there. Regardless of the season in your life you can go there and find something that applies to your life and uplifts. So much of it is just common sense applicable.
I love the book of Proverbs too. So many timeless truths! All right, on to my favorite question… if you were suddenly given a million dollars to found a new charity, what charity would you found and why? Something to do with litteracy. Not necessarily something to teach people to read, but something to interest people in reading. I grew up with books. I experianced things and visited places in their pages that I’ll never do or see in real life. I can’t imagine my life without that. That’s hard to explain to someone who doesn’t read for pleasure. It’s sort of like being saved. You’ll never really “get it” until you experiance it.
Where can readers find you?
Thank you so much for being my guest, Sharon. It has been an honor to have you here!
Readers, Sharon has generously offered a free background file of the Women of Valley View, so be sure to check it out here.

And now, readers, here’s your chance to win Callie,  all you have to do is leave an encouraging comment for Sharon. A winner will be chosen at random. Sorry this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you are a subscriber to this blog, you will receive two entries.  The contest ends on November 29, 2012.


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and through her newsletter via

25 thoughts on “Interview and book giveaway with Author Sharon Srock!

  1. I like how Sharon said that God just nudged her back to the keyboard. I have so many times like that when God just nudges me to do something! This looks like an amazing book and I look forward to the series, Women of Valley View.

  2. Just would love to win this book. Sharon is a great writer and this was a great interview! Please enter my name. Blessings! Darlene

  3. Hi Sharon & Penny 🙂 Sharon your book sounds interesting. Hopefully I will get to read it! Thanks for letting the Lord guide you back into writing after all those years 🙂 God Bless

  4. I’m not entering this contest. I have this book and I loved it! For those who do not win a copy, consider buying it. You will not be disappointed. I loved it from the first page to the last page! It is a hard book to put down!


  5. Sharon, I love your picture. Very pretty. I also love you on Book barn Book Loft. I have tried several times to win this book. maybe if I keep trying, will finally get lucky. WOW! 20 years of not writing. That’s awhile. Thanks for this interview Penny. I am a follower of your blog. Maxie ( )

    1. Maxie, not to worry, with almost 50 blogs on this tour it’s been hard for me to keep straight where I was, but I’ve LOVED it and the bloggers hosting me have been super! Good luck!!

  6. Wow sounds like a very inspirational book…would love to read and hopefully win.. this wonderful book of Sharon Srock’s..’Callie’………I shared on facebook and twitter too.

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