October 21, 2015

Anna's Healing by Vannetta - Interview and Giveaway

Published: October 1, 2015
Number of pages: 352
Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction
Series: Plain and Simple Miracles #1

Anna's Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.

When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody's Creek, Anna Schwartz's life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic.

Three people--Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz--join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle's. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit.

Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world's attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.

About the author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published more than one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel Falling to Pieces was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com

For more information, visit her at
webpage -- www.VannettaChapman.com
blog -- http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com
facebook -- www.facebook.com/VannettaChapmanBooks, and
pinterest -- http://pinterest.com/vannettachapman
instagram -- https://instagram.com/vannettachapman
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1. Who or what inspired you to start writing? 
I’ve always been an avid reader, since I was a small child. I think it was natural at some point to wonder, “Hey, could I do that?” After I finished college and started teaching, I decided to give it a try.

2. What do you do to help you get over writer's block? 
I don’t like to even READ that word. But seriously, I don’t worry about writer’s block. If I start feeling depeleted, I spend some time away from the computer.

3. Do you have scheduled writing time or a certain amount of words you write each day? 
I’ve tried several different things. Currently I’m writing 3,000 words a day, 5 days a week – and then I take weekends off!

4. Where do you get your ideas for your books? 
Kind of from all around me – sometimes it’s a person I know, or a news article I read.

5. When you are not writing what do you like to do? 
We like to hike and camp (in a small camper). We also have 2 dogs that keep us quite occupied—a labrador mix named Phoebe and a bulldog/beagle mix named Cola. Both were shelter dogs, and we adore them. We have 2 cats too!

6. What one piece of advice would you like to give to aspiring writers? 
To keep writing! The 9th book I wrote was the 1st book I sold.

7. Who is your favorite author or book that you would like to recommend to your readers? 
I read a lot and across all genres. I like CJ Box for a good mystery. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry was a lovely story, and I recently read my first Virginia Smith book (The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade) which was a fun, fun read.

8. If you could meet any famous person dead or alive who would it be and why? 
Oh, I don’t know. I’ve always wanted to meet Nolan Ryan and George Strait, two famous Texans.

9. If you could visit anywhere in the world where would you like to visit? 
I love to travel. We were able to go to London, Scotland and Wales last spring and it was the trip of a lifetime. I hope to get to Alaska in the next few years.

10. Five interesting facts about yourself.
I taught high school and college for 15 years.
I have 3 stepchildren and 1 son.
I didn’t earn my college degree until I was 34.
Tall flyover bridges terrify me if I’m the one driving.
Our praise band at church allows me to play the keyboard—which I love!


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