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.

And the winners are…

I am thrilled to announce the winners for two of my previous giveaways. The winner of Deborah H. Bateman’s awesome book Beatitudes: How to Live a Blessed Life is…

Nancy Meacham Cole!

And the winner of Matt Patterson’s touching and heartwarming My Emily is…

Janet Estridge!

Congratulations Nancy and Janet! I will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered. Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I’ll have my awesome author friend, Lisa Buffaloe, here to share and offer a giveaway of her new book Nadia’s Hope. I also have some fantastic other giveaways coming up with some of my favorite author friends including Deborah Raney, Darlene Franklin, JoAnn Durgin, and Sharon Srock just to name a few.

Also, each Monday, I’ll continue to have movie reviews from a Christian worldview of suggestions for your next family movie night. You can read the archives here.  Every other Thursday, I’ll be including my humor and inspirational posts.  You won’t want to miss one of my most popular inspirational posts 7 Ways to Encourage Your Children and one of my most popular humor posts You Might Be an Historical Fiction Author If…

Thank you, as always, for taking time to stop by and read my blog.  I appreciate you so much.

Have a blessed week!

Penny