Thursday, January 4, 2018

Melanie D. Snitker, Contemporary Inspirational Romance


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FINDING GRACE
By Melanie D. Snitker


Melanie D. Snitker
Melanie D. Snitker has enjoyed writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She started out creating episodes of cartoon shows she wanted to see as a child, and her love of writing grew from there. She and her husband live in Texas with their two children, who keep their lives full of adventure, and two dogs, who add a dash of mischief to the family dynamics. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys photography, reading, crocheting, baking, and hanging out with family and friends.

Welcome, Melanie. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I think most of us are pretty good about extending grace to others, but we often fail to allow the same for ourselves. As I wrote Finding Grace, I was reminded there are seasons in our lives when we can’t handle it all. It’s okay to let some things slide, to prioritize, and to rely on God and others for help. It’s also okay to release the unnecessary guilt that many of us carry. I hope my readers will come away inspired to give themselves a little grace when they need it most.

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?
I have both a small laptop and a desktop that I use to write with. Recently, I got a new table for my main computer that converts to a standing desk. I find getting enough exercise is a true challenge, so being able to walk some while I write has been wonderful.

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember and always knew I was going to be an author. As a teenager, I discovered Janette Oke’s books. From there, I developed a love of reading romances, and the library was my main source of reading material. It was very discouraging to go through the romance novel section because most of the books I found were less than clean and wholesome. That’s when I decided I would write the kind of books I wanted to read: Books that I wouldn’t mind my own daughter picking up when she became a teenager. 

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Rolls
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall
Laptop or Desktop? Both
Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Finding Grace. 
Single dad Tyler Martin can't be more grateful to the woman who finds his missing daughter. Even though he feels a spark between them, falling in love is a risk he shouldn't take. Too bad chance encounters and his stubborn heart keep trying to convince him otherwise. 

After escaping a nightmarish relationship, Beth Davenport is content with her safe and blessedly normal life. Yet something about Tyler and his adorable daughter makes her wish for more. With the walls around her heart finally starting to crumble, she's afraid of a future she can't predict. 

Can they let go of their fear and trust God to lead them to the love they desperately need?

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter

Where can readers purchase Finding Grace?
Amazon

Any parting comment? 
Thank you so much, Jo, for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog and visit with your wonderful readers! 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
I’ve read a number of series that I hated to see end, including The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Zion Chronicles. What about you? Do you have a favorite series?  

Melanie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Melanie is offering winner’s choice of a paperback (U.S. mailing address only) or eBook copy of Finding Grace to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through March 14, 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 A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden is Deanne P. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here


27 comments:

  1. I am a follower.
    This sounds like a wonderful book. You are right, so many times it is easy to extend grace to someone else and beat ourselves up. I would love to see how this book reverses that.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  2. Thank you, Jo, for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog and meet your readers. It was a blessing!

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  3. I hated to see Shannon Taylor Vannatter's Rodeo series end! I'm a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I get sad at the end of every good book, much less an entire series! I’m never ready for the story to end. I have grown quite attached to the people in the Love’s Compass series.

    I’m a follower, also.
    whiningbullranch@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I feel the same way about most books myself. It's hard to see a good one end!

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  5. Thank you for sharing about Melanie's book. There have been several series that I hated to see end, a couple being the ones you mentioned. I also loved reading Terri Blackstock's Last Light series. And if a book is really good, I hate for it to end too whether it is in a series or not! Thanks again. Here's hoping to win a copy of the book.
    anne at rightler dot com

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  6. Great q&a and really enjoy the summary of the book from Melanie, thanks for sharing all this! Sounds like a book I'd really enjoy reading. For the questions asked I don't normally read series but those I have had ended so I was able to get them all read. Prefer stand alones.

    Thanks
    Julie
    jbarrett553ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. YEs I was disappointed when the Harry Potter series ended, but it just makes you want to go back and read it another go round.

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  8. This sounds like a neat book!
    Martha T.
    CRPrairie1(@)imonmail(dot)com

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  9. Too many favorite series.....thank goodness, they’re still going!
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

    And I’m a follower.

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  10. I can't say that I have a favorite series. I do agree with Anne that Terri Blackstock's Last Light series possibly could have one more book about restoring everything. Thank you for the interview and giveaway opportunity. perrianneDOTaskewATmeDOTcom

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  11. I'm a follower. I read Melanie's Marrying Mandy and really enjoyed it! Finding Grace sounds like another good book to read. Giving ourselves grace is a hard thing to do! Becky lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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  12. I hated to see Liz Curtis Higgs Scottish series end!

    I am a follower

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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