Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Vannetta Chapman, dystopian novel


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by Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of
Vannetta Chapman
grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups.  She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at

Welcome, Vannetta. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My grandparents because I would love to have their perspective on the life and times they lived through.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I like to quilt, though I’m fairly new at it. I also exercise a lot. I garden, and of course I read several books a week. I also play the piano and that is very relaxing.

What can your readers expect from you next?
Sarah’s Orphans, the 3rd book in my Plain and Simple Miracles series releases on August 30th. Overshadowed, the prequel to Deep Shadows, will be a free ebook novella, and it will release on October 1st.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
With all the marketing strategies and social media opportunities, there are still 2 very simple things that readers can do to help to make a book a success. First, tell a friend. Just tell someone you know loves to read about the book. Second, leave a review on Amazon. It can be short and simply include how the book made you feel. Both of these things are super helpful!

Please tell us a little about your novel, Deep Shadows

All It Takes Is One Night to Plunge the World into Darkness

Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe--until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority--to keep Shelby and her son safe--could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.

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In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Deep Shadows?
Barnes and Noble

Any parting comment?
Deep Shadows is a story about our ability to survive during terrible times, but it’s also a story of God’s grace--how He will continue to provide for us. How we can be confident of His provision even when the world around us is falling apart. Though it’s in the dystopian genre (which literally means an imperfect world), it’s essentially a story of hope.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
If you were allowed to keep only one electronic device (this includes phone or a/c or refrigerator, etc.), what would you choose to keep?

Vannetta, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive their choice of a print or eBook copy of Deep Shadows that Vannetta has offered. Commenters, please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for an eBook copy of Starlight Serenade by Debra E. Marvin is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella is titled Donna’s Detour. The story is set in 1956 on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.


  1. Looks like a great book I've been hearing a lot about it Thanks for the chance to win a copy iamabho (at) gmail (.) com

    1. Hi, Linda. I'm glad you've been hearing about Deep Shadows. Good luck on the drawing!

    2. If I could keep one electronic device it would be something downloaded with Christian songs. I am a follower. nlgriggs902 at gmail dot com.

    3. Linda, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

    4. Nancy, I certainly understand that. Music soothes the soul; doesn't it?

  2. I have this book already so this is not an entry, I just wanted you to know that I will be sharing this on my Facebook page! :-)

    1. Trixi, thanks for leaving your comment and thanks for sharing this post!

    2. Thank you for sharing, Trixi. And I hope you enjoy DS.

  3. Nancy, thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog!

  4. The cover and this book review are very appealing! The electronic device I would probably want to keep the most is my phone, to keep in touch with my family, friends and work. But how would I eat without kitchen electronics?

    1. Hi Anon. Those are great questions. We are so used to the conveniences of the modern world; aren't we? :) Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Janice, Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  5. This looks awesome! I have been a follower and subscriber for quite a while and I love getting your emails!

    1. Charissa, thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog! Glad you enjoy receiving my emails.

  6. I would melt without my A/C! Deep Shadows sounds intriguing. Thank you for the chance.

    Jo, I follow your blog. psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

  7. I love Vannetta's stories! Thanks so much for sharing this great interview and giveaway!

    I am a blog follower.
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