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Monday, June 13, 2011

Win a Book by Andrea Boeshaar


Please help me welcome multi-published Christian fiction author Andrea Boeshaar to my blog!!

I was privileged to read and endorse the first two books in Andrea's Heartland Heroes series and LOVED them! Full of fascinating characters, action, romance and excellent plots, you won't be disappointed with these books.


You can win a free copy of Andrea's newest novel by ASKING her a QUESTION
---Don't just leave a comment saying you want to win. This is an interactive contest. You ask a question, she answers, and you're entered.

Be sure you give us a way to contact you in your post.


If you follow my blog (or become a new follower) your name goes in the pot twice.
Sorry, we can't ship to addresses outside of the U.S.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar has 26 published novels, 8 published novellas, and a host of collective nonfiction under her belt. She knows the peaks and valleys of the publishing industry and loves to share her experience with other writers. She was an agent for more than 10 years, but is now writing full-time and is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.


The one thing no one really knows about me is that I collect music boxes and that my favorite are the ones made by the San Francisco Music Box Co. (Miralee here...I'm including a picture of one from Andrea's collection)

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Some of Andrea’s recent titles (2008 to present) include: Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky (Summerside Press); Be Still…and Let Your Nail Polish Dry (nonfiction with authors Sandie Bricker, Loree Lough, and Debby Mayne – Summerside Press); Heartland Heroes (a collection of 3 short novels, Barbour Publishing) and Seasons of Redemption series, which includes: Unwilling Warrior (Realms/Charisma House) Uncertain Heart (Realms) and Unexpected Love (Realms) Undaunted Faith (Realms). Another series, Fabric of Time, is already contracted for. The first book Threads of Hope will be released in January of 2011.


Additionally, Andrea is a certified Christian life coach. She is presently taking classes to be certified in Christian counseling.


Andrea is a cofounder of ACFW. She’s taught at several of the organization’s conferences as well as the Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Write-To-Publish, and Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

For more info, visit Andrea on the web, at: www.andreaboeshaar.com



Can the McCabe Brothers Find Love Amidst the Chaos of the Arizona Territory?
The McCabe brothers have their hands full. Trouble on the range and trouble in town. But they never expected their sweet schoolteacher, Bethany Stafford, to join in the mix of woe. When her reputation is unfairly tarnished, Pastor Luke McCabe is quick to propose marriage. But Bethany wants better than just a marriage of necessity to save her good name. Could Luke ever come to love a plain "little field mouse" like her?

Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has her own questions about men and their intentions. While Pastor Jake McCabe seems sincere, she still has her doubts about him. But after he accompanies her on a medical call, she sees a whole new side of him and can't help but admit her attraction to the handsome pastor.

However, there's evil brewing in town--a lawlessness that even the sheriff cannot tamp down. Finally, it comes face-to-face with both Luke and Jake and it threatens the lives of the women they love. Ar e the McCabe brothers ready for the fight of their lives?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

angelac@mchsi.com

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Great question. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in the 4th grade. I wrote my first book called "Little Miss Mouse." :)

Mary said...

How do you decide where to set your story?

Anonymous said...

Which is more difficult for you to write, fiction or non-fiction?
You can reach me at waarrowood@kc.rr.com

http://www.wilburtaarrowood.com

rbooth43 said...

When will there be a Love finds you in North Carolina?
Thanks!
Rebecca
rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

Margie Mijares said...

What is your favorite music box?? Mine is one of Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus that plays The First Noel. Love your books! margie at mijares dot net

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Excellent question, Mary. Sometimes my settings come from where the publisher suggests, like Miracle, Kentucky. I wrote that book for Summerside's Love Finds You line. Other times I choose my settings based on my own interest in the area. Many times I take a research trip there.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Writing comes easily to me. It's a gift from God. I wake up in the mornings with tons of ideas. So whether it's fiction or nonfiction, I guess both are the same as far as difficulty in writing. Excellent question.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Rebecca, there is a North Carolina book: "Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina" by Tamela Hancock Murray. You can find all the titles here: http://www.summersidepress.com/Products/LoveFindsYou/tabid/61/Default.aspx

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Thanks, Margie. My fav music box is a globe in which a Victorian couple are dancing. It's soooo romantic. :)

Jo said...

I don't collect music boxes but I do collect carousels and Painted Ponies and absolutely love your music box carousel.

How long does it take you to write a book?

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Courtney said...

I felt like the reasons behind why I started a collection were mostly for sentimental reasons - for example, I collect angels because my dad gave me an angel when I was probably 8 and I'll never forget how much it meant!
Is there a sentimental reason behind you collecting music boxes?

Courtney
kcmelone at yahoo dot com

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Hi, Jo -- yes, I do enjoy my carousel collectibles. :)

As for your question -- it takes me about 3 months to write an average-length book. Afterwards, there are revisions and copy edits.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Hi, Courtney -- I go in spurts with my collecting. My sons' graduations, weddings, new grandbabies, and new books all inspire my purchases. :)

Miralee Ferrell said...

I have to ask, Andrea, with all the talk about your collection...how many do you have total (music boxes, carousels, etc) and what are some of the more unique ones?

Miralee

Miralee Ferrell said...

Oh...and everyone commenting...remember you get a second entry in the drawing if you follow my blog...but I need to KNOW you're following it, so you'll need to be sure and post that in your comment.

Judy said...

How long did it take for you to get published with your first book?

Judy said...

I forgot to add my e-mail address to I will re-ask my question. How long did it take for your first book to get publishe?

judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Andrea, How did you come up with the idea to have brothers as pastors? Did you get the idea after you started writing or before?
I love music boxes also and my favorite is one I gave my Mom after my Dad died that plays my Dad's and her song, "I Will Love You Always". They signed every card they exchanged with "Love Always".

I am a GFC Follower and email subscriber.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

barbjan10 said...

I so enjoy music boxes and snowballs. Angels also. Was your first writing published? Did you write for magazines and periodicals? I am 72 and a novice writer and find my time to write dwindles from too many interferences. I'm also looking forward to hip replacement surgery in the near future and hope that between therapy sessions I'll have time to return to my unfinished works. Have you encountered problems like this and if so, how did you conquer the problem? When will you write "Love Finds You in Arlington, TX? LOL I hope I win your book. Thanks Miralee for interviewing Andrea. I've enjoyed it.

A Christian Sister,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I am an email subscriber to Miralee's blog.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I am a GFC follower.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Miralee, I have about 25 music boxes in all -- PLUS my holiday globes that I pull out at Christmastime. So about 30 total. :)

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

It took only a few months to get my first book published. It was affirmation from the Lord that I needed to write. However, it took two years after that to get my next one in print. And it took some 3 years for me to sell the story of my heart, "Broken Things."

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Hey, MissKallie -- great question. I got the idea for brothers/pastors when my sons were in high school. My oldest wanted to be an evangelist. My middle son considered medical missions. My third son wanted to be in the ministry, but in the business side of things.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Hello, Barb in Arlington, TX! I love TX. I was in Galveston this past February. Loved it. Most businesses there are just recovering from Hurricane Ike, but the media fails to cover that story.
As for interferences with writing -- oh, yes! Life gets in the way. I try to stay focussed on my writing and devote mornings (after my daily devo and coffee with God). Then in the afternoons I get caught up with housework and bills, phone calls, etc.

Susan Lower said...

Do you have a favorite spot where you write?

Jo said...

Miralee, I forgot to mention it earlier but I do follow your blog

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Wendy said...

Andrea and Miralee, Bless you both on all you do.
Andrea, Which is your favorite book that you have written and why?
Miralee, I am a follower.
I love music boxes and snow globes.
I have collected cherubs and Angels since my sons passing.
I live in Northern Michigan. :)
Thank you both.

Wendy said...

Ooopss! I forgot to put my email.
Thank you again for all you do.
Wendy
wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

Judy said...

What is your favorite book that you have written and why?

sweetpea.judy{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lisa Nelson said...

I like to read Christian fiction. I read more books set in earlier time periods. I am spoiled to modern conveniences, but I like reading about pioneers and survivors. What is your favorite era to read about?

Miralee Ferrell said...

Thanks for all the great comments and questions, gals! Looks like Andrea has a couple more to answer, but we're winding down toward our drawing tonight. I've so enjoying having Andrea as a guest and hope each of you will run out and grab a copy of her book if you don't happen to win.

Join us next week as we meet Sherry Kyle and learn about her new release, Delivered With Love, a delightful contemporary romance.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Thank you all for stopping by. And a special thank you to Miralee for hosting me. :)

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

So sorry that I failed to answer Susan, Wendy, and Judy's questions.
Susan -- I like to writer in my recliner with my feet up and my notebook computer on my lap. :)
Wendy & Judy -- I think my favorite book out of all I've written has to be "Broken Things." It's out of print now, but may soon be an e-book. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks again, Miralee, for the time on your blog!

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