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WEEKLY BOOK GIVEAWAY
By Melanie D. Snitker
|Melanie D. Snitker|
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.
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?
Where can readers purchase Finding Grace?
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.