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Looking Out the Window: Fay Lamb Talks About Because of Me, Shares an Excerpt and Gives Away a Copy

Because of Me was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious 2010 American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis Contest.




Fay will give away a copy. To enter to win leave a comment and your email address.


Welcome, Fay. First, tell us a little about yourself.
My husband and I live in Titusville, Florida, where multi-generations of both of our families were born and resided. I work as an acquisitions editor for Pelican Book Group, and I volunteer with American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), as secretary for their operating board and as a co-moderator of ACFW’s large critique group, Scribes.


Sometimes people are curious about a writer's motivations. Would you share why you write with us?
I write because I have to write. I have stories bouncing around in my head, and I have to get them on paper. Writing is a stress release, and it’s my passion.

Tell us about your latest book.
Because of Me is the story of Michael Hayes, once a promising young investigative reporter, and his fiancĂ©e, Issie Putna…

Looking Out the Window: Multi-published Author and Carol Award Winner Nancy Mehl Talks About Her Latest Book, Inescapable

Nancy will give away a copy of Inescapable. To enter to win leave a comment with your email address.

Welcome, Nancy. First, tell us a little about yourself.
My first novel was published in 2001. Since then twelve books have followed. Book three in my Ivy Towers’s series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the Carol Award for mystery in 2009. My Mennonite-themed Harmony novels have just been released as a trilogy. Also, six of my previously out-of-print cozy mysteries are now available as Ebooks. I’m very excited to see them get a new life.
I’m currently working on a Mennonite-themed suspense series for Bethany House Publishing. The first book in The Kingdom Series, Inescapable, just released. The second book, Unbreakable, will be out in February of 2013. That book will be followed by a third novel that is as of yet untitled.

I live in Wichita, Kansas with my husband Norman, and my very active puggle, Watson. I have one grown son, Danny, who is an award winning graphic designer. He…

Looking Out the Window: Bonnie Leon Writes a Devotional About Jesus' Time in the Garden of Gethsemane. She's Giving Away a Copy of Her New Book, Joy Takes Flight.

Bonnie will give away a copy of her new book, Joy Takes Flight. To enter to win leave a comment with your email address.
A Perfect Prayer Last Sunday, my pastor painted a vivid picture of Jesus' time in the Garden of Gethsemane the night of his arrest. Though I'm well acquainted with this portion of scripture I saw it with new eyes. I love that about God's Word--there is always more to learn.
That night, Jesus knew what lay ahead--his arrest, brutal beatings, rejection, crucifixion, the weight of the world's sin laid upon him and the forsaking of The Father. He was the man/God. As a man he asked three of his disciples to wait with him. He wanted his friends by His side. I believe he also wanted the disciples to witness his humanity and a humility which is greater than pride.
If the disciples had remained awake that night they would have seen the heart of their Lord. In Mark 14:33 & 34 it says, he was deeply distressed and in verse 34 Jesus tells the disciples, &qu…