Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amber Schamel, Christian Historical Fiction


POSTS ABOUT BOOKS BY CHRISTIAN AUTHORS
WEEKLY BOOK GIVEAWAY

Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you more security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 



DAWN OF LIBERTY
by Amber Schamel


Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring
Amber Schamel
HIStory to life. She has a passion for travel, history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest." Her title, Dawn of Liberty, was awarded the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year award in Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado and spends half her time volunteering in the Ozarks. Visit her online and download a FREE story by subscribing to her Newsletter!



Welcome, Amber. What is your favorite dessert? If you don’t like sweets. What is your favorite meal?
I love ice cream. It’s a family weakness. Chocolate comes next. Have you ever had chocolate covered coffee beans? I declare! Love those things.

How do people react when they find out you write?
Hahaha. I wish I could capture the look on their face. They’re usually surprised. Sometimes doubtful. I’m still pretty young, and I look even younger, so when you’re looking at me going, ‘she’s gotta be...what? Sixteen?’ and then hear I write books. Priceless. 

Very similar to the reaction I get when I tell them I’m 26. They almost don’t believe me. But, hey, I found eternal life when I was 16 and I haven’t aged since. ;)

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?
I have a beautiful typewriter that a friend gave me, but I rarely use it for writing stories. I use it for letters. 

When it comes to my stories, it’s usually on my faithful laptop who I affectionately call “Qwerty.” If I get stuck, sometimes I’ll pull out the old fashioned notebook to get the creative juices flowing again.

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains. Unless you can get both. Ever seen Seattle?

Y’all or You Guys? Both. Because I spend a lot of time in AR and CO, so I end up with both. LOL. 

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Yes, please. ;) 

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall. 

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop!

Mug or teacup? Mug. Teacups are too tiny for this gal.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Dawn of Liberty
I’m super excited because this title won the 2017 CSPA Book of the year award in April. 

Liberty comes with a price. Can a fledgling
nation bear the cost?

British forces advance upon a struggling colonial army. The time of decision has come. Declare independence, or give up the fight. The weight of a nation rests on Samuel Adams' shoulders as he joins the delegates of the Second Continental Congress. Can he raise the cause of Liberty above the fear of the King's wrath in the hearts of his countrymen?

Three riveting short stories follow Samuel Adams as he struggles through the events surrounding the Declaration of Independence and evokes the Dawn of Liberty.

Where can readers find you online?
My newsletter first off. That’s where you’ll get the best stuff including a FREE story for signing up. But you’ll find me almost everywhere. I love to chat with readers and make new friends.
Website
Blog - Stitches Thru Time 
Blog - Heroes, Heroines & History
Blog - Amber's HIStory blog    
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
Amazon

Where can readers purchase Dawn of Liberty?
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords
Abe Books

You should also be able to order it from your favorite library or bookstore.

Any parting comment? 
Thank you so much for hosting me, Jo! It’s so fun to stop by your place and chat with you guys.  :) Now I’d love to hear from ya’ll!

What is one thing that surprises most people about you? Or something not everyone would know?

Amber, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Amber is offering an eBook copy of Dawn of Liberty to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through July 25, 2017 and 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 Mermaid's Song by Darlene Franklin is Anne. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 



My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.




39 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Jo! I'm excited to visit with your readers today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amber, my pleasure to have you with us!

      Delete
  2. what a fun interview. people used to say that about my age also, I totally get it. Now that my hair is white, I often get, did you go white early? haha. I love history and this sounds wonderful. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lori, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
    2. Hi Lori!
      So nice you stopped by today! I guess I will appreciate the young comments later.
      Did you get my email?

      Delete
  3. Fun interview and sounds like a good book. One thing about me is that I was on a Jewish dance team quite a few years ago. It was really fun learning the dances.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ann, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for leaving your comment.

      Delete
    2. Jewish dance is so much fun! A great work-out too. I have some messianic friends that taught us. :)

      Delete
  4. Thanks for the nice interview. Would love to read her book. I've heard so much about the author but haven't had the opportunity to read her books yet.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, and I'm a follower.

      Delete
    2. Hi Mindy! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to read Dawn of Liberty. :)
      If you'd like to sample my writing, you can get a free story by subscribing to my newsletter.
      http://www.amberschamel.com/newsletter-signup.html

      Delete
    3. Mindy, you're welcome. I appreciate you following my blog, and thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  5. fun interview! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Shelia, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  6. I love history and this seems very interesting! Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Paula, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

      Delete
    3. Hello Paula!
      Thanks for dropping in. It's always fun to meet other lovers of history. :)

      Delete
  7. What an interesting interview. Your book sounds really good - would love to read it.
    debralindquist1ATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Debra, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
    2. Hi Debra!
      Jo asks some fun questions, doesn't she? :D
      I'm pleased you stopped by to say hello. I hope you get a chance to read Sam's story.

      Delete
  8. I enjoy this time in history.karenskrayons@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karen, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

      Delete
    2. Hello Karen!
      Oh, I do too! There are so many good stories and heroes during the Revolutionary War period.
      Thanks for stopping by! Best wishes in the giveaway.

      Delete
  9. Sounds like an interesting book! bestwineforlastAToutlookDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks for coming by.

      Delete
    2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment

      Delete
  10. I would love to be a winner of the book DAWN OF LIBERTY by Amber Schamel. I love books about historical events and this is right up my alley. I have my fingers crossed. Bless you for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Donna! I'm so glad to meet you here on Jo's blog. As a history lover myself, I love books that feature historical events too. I think you will really enjoy Sam's story. I hope you get a chance to read it.

      Delete
    2. Donna, thanks for coming by to comment.

      Delete
  11. Sounds like a great book for someone like me who loves historical novels. Thank you for sharing so many good books with us, Jo. I'm a long time follower.annknowles03(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, ma'am! I've even heard tales of a few folks who usually don't like history enjoying the book. It's all a part of my conspiracy to make everyone in the world love history as much as I do. ;)

      Delete
    2. Ann, you're welcome. Thanks for following my blog and for commenting!

      Delete
  12. I love the interview. Oh to look so young again! Historical fiction is my favorite. Thanks Jo for the blog. sallydav45(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Sally! Thanks for stopping by. Historical fiction is the best. :)

      Delete
    2. Sally, you're welcome. Thanks for coming by to leave your comment.

      Delete
  13. So the question was, one was one thing that surprises people about you. I would have to say that it's the fact that I am an immigrant from East Germany and came as refugees from behind the iron curtain. The book sounds great would love to read it! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, that is fascinating, Sonja! I would love to hear some of your stories.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete