Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #12
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· The hunt BEGINS on 10/21 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com.
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· There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/24 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
· Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
My name is Angela Ruth Strong, and I write stories that make the heart strong. I tend to cope with humor, so even though my stories go pretty deep, they will make you laugh through your tears. In the past couple of years, I had to laugh my way through breast cancer. Now I'm cancer free and looking forward to next year's release of a movie based on one of my books. So not only can you find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but I've also got a profile on IMDB. In this contest, I'll be giving away my romantic comedy, HUSBAND AUDTIONS.
In a world full of happily-ever-after love, Meri Newberg feels like the last young woman on the planet to be single, at least in her Christian friend group. So when she's handed a strange present at the latest wedding--a 1950s magazine article of "ways to get a husband"--she decides there's nothing to lose by trying out its advice. After all, she can't get any more single, can she?
Her brother's roommate sees the whole thing as a great opportunity. Not to fall in love--Kai Kamaka has no interest in the effort a serious relationship takes. No, this is a career jump start. He talks Meri into letting him film every silly husband-catching attempt for a new online show. If it goes viral, his career as a cameraman will be made.
When Meri Me debuts, it's an instant hit. People love watching her lasso men on street corners, drop handkerchiefs for unsuspecting potential beaus, and otherwise embarrass herself in pursuit of true love. But the longer this game goes on, the less sure Kai is that he wants Meri to snag anyone but him. The only problem is that he may not be the kind of husband material she's looking for . . .
The idea for this book came from an actual list written in the 1950s on how to find a husband. The list made the rounds on social media a few years ago, so you might have seen it. After I read the list, I couldn't help imagining what would happen if a modern day single lady actually tried out such antiquated advice. I took the idea to a writing conference, and my writer friends helped me brainstorm.
The list became my outline and made this book one of the easiest I've ever written, but then the magazine who'd published the original article wouldn't give permission for me to use their list. I had to come up with a new list and was a little overwhelmed at first, but my amazing Facebook fan group came to the rescue. We had a blast while researching 1950s dating. Here are a few of the highlights from our revamped list as read by my Idaho author friends:
I do believe writing my own list actually made HUSBAND AUDITIONS even better. But you don't have to take my word for it. A reader sent me this photo where even Captain America seems to approve, and it was a 1950s girl who captured his heart. What's the craziest dating advice you've ever heard?
Here’s the Stop #12 Basics:
Clue to Write Down: a place to
Stop #13, the Next Stop on the Loop: Katherine Reay’s site!