Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Second Chances and Second Cups
by Donna Schlachter


Donna lives in Denver with her husband Patrick, her
first-line editor and biggest fan. She writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts. Donna has published a collection of short stories, a book on writing tips, and several devotionals under her own name. She is currently under contract with Barbour Books in a novella collection on the Pony Express. Donna loves history and research, and travels extensively for both.


Welcome, Donna. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would love to have dinner with Sir Winston Churchill. His cigar-chomping-four-hours-of-sleep-reading-in-the-bathtub persona has always intrigued me, and following a visit to the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO this summer, I have even more questions. I'd like to know why he kept going in the face of such opposition, what were his faith beliefs, and what person from his present or history would he like to have dinner with.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
For relaxation, I like to watch favorite movies or programs, such as the Cadfael series, back to back to back, which I just did – for about the 10th time. I just got the series in DVD (I had it on VHS but my VHS ate the last movie I watched so I wasn't risking this fave). Another favorite is Witness for the Prosecution. I've watched that one at least 10 times, too. Any Sherlock Holmes episode with Jeremy Brett, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis: Murder – are you seeing a pattern here?

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? 
Most of my writing is done at my desk in the office I share with my husband. It started out as a room in the basement, and has gradually morphed into a real office, particularly after last summer's renovation that was accomplished while we were on vacation. Let me tell you—those are the best renovations! I've also been spotted at Panera Bread on Monday mornings, where I meet with writing friends at our weekly Write Out, or at From the Ground Up on Friday mornings where I write while hubby meets with other Christian businessmen. And, like most writers, I've also written in hotel rooms and libraries, but probably the strangest place I've ever written was sitting in the front seat of our car as we hurtled down the highway at 75 mph.

What can your readers expect from you next?
My next book comes out October 2016, The Physics of Love. It's based on my father's memoirs, which I wrote for him a couple of years ago and which we published for family only. He wanted me to take the story and make it into a book for the general market. It's the story of a woman looking for love in all the wrong places, a boy-child looking for a forever home, and a man who finds the true meaning of family. The story is set in 1930s Newfoundland.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Second Chances and Second Cups.
Sweet stories of second chances from a God of second chances.


The stories in this collection will warm your heart and encourage you to keep on going when all your circumstances say otherwise. No matter where you are or what you're struggling with, these stories will touch you. Each story stands on its own, but in total, paints a picture of a God who offers second chances, and third chances, and more. Stories include forgiveness, living out your dreams, revising your opinion of others, and finding a forever home.

Where can readers find you online?
Blog   
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Where can readers purchase Second Chances and Second Cups?
Amazon, in digital and print

Any parting comment?
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I truly appreciate your time.

Donna, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive their choice of a print (U.S. mailing address only) or an eBook copy of Second Chances and Second Cups that Donna has offered. Those who comment through Tuesday, September 27, 2016 will be entered in the book drawing. 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 a copy of Worth Forgiving by Janet K. Brown is Patricia P. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



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On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Jo: Thanks for the opportunity to spend time with your readers. I love your website!

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    1. Donna, you're so welcome. It' my pleasure to have you visit. Glad you like my website--thanks.

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  2. Second Chances sounds really good. I am always excited to learn about new authors. Barbour books seems to always have such good wholesome books! I am a follower.
    sonjadotnishimotoatgmaildot com

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    1. Sonja, thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

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    2. Thanks, Sonja, for stopping by and leaving a comment. Best wishes in the drawing.

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  3. Spot on. i really like your work on novel infect my whole family a big fan of you.

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    1. Christine, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Hi Christine, thanks for the nod of encouragement. Best wishes in the drawing.

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  4. I'm not familiar with this author but the book sounds interesting. I love hearing of new authors (to me). lelandandbeckyatreagandotcom

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    1. Becky, glad you learned about a new-to-you author. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Hi Becky: Thanks for stopping by. www.PLSBookworks.com is my publisher, and you might find other new-to-you authors there, too. Best wishes in the drawing.

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  5. Lovely blog. I would love the chance to read this book. I love finding new authors. Thanks for introducing her to me through your blog.
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    1. Deana, glad you found a new author. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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    2. Hi Deana: thanks for finding me. You might like to check out my other books at www.PLSBookworks.com Best in the drawing.

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  6. This book sounds just marvelous! I was lucky enough to get a second chance after my first marriage failed, and I got to revisit a "what if"! My husband and I have now been married 11 years, and I am thankful every day for my second chance! [ trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com ]

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    1. Hi Teri, God is so good to allow second and third and fourth -- and more -- chances. I also have a book entitled, "I Do -- Again", a devotional-journal for those of us in second and subsequent marriages. I am also a "remarried", for 17 years, thanking God every day for this specific second chance! Best wishes in the drawing.

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    2. Teri, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  7. Donna's book sounds very helpful and encouraging. I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Hi Melanie: Thanks for stopping by. The stories are sweet and encouraging. Several are loosely based on events from my family's history. Best wishes in the drawing.

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  8. As good as usual. Really good one.

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