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Book Tour- Who Killed My Husband? by Michelle Stimpson

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Who Killed My Husband? By Michelle Stimpson
Virtual Book Tour. July 17-28, 2017.  

Genre: Short Story/Mystery

ASIN: B071743ZLP

Michelle Stimpson is an author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults. In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking. Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and Falling Into Grace. She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at http://www.wegottaread.com. Michelle serves in women’s ministry at her home church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, in Dallas, TX. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations, and she has taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle lives near Dallas with her husband, their two teenage children, and one crazy dog.




Ashley Crandall finally convinced her husband, Allan, to attend the Christian men’s retreat…but he ends up dead there. What happened to him on the campgrounds? Who would want to kill Allan? And why are the detectives pointing fingers at Ashley? In her quest to solve the mystery and clear her name, Ashley will learn something about her husband that she didn’t want to know and something about her Christian faith that shifts her life. 

This short work by national bestselling, multi-published author Michelle Stimpson is packed with emotion, suspense, and a her signature way of weaving hope into a story – always a hit with readers who enjoy faith-based reads.
In Conversation with

Michelle Stimpson


Q: This is a different kind of book for you. What made you venture a little with this title?

A: After writing 40+ books, an author can get kinds stagnant. I have recently started reading clean mysteries, and I found that I actually enjoy them. They keep me up late at night because I truly want to find out whodunit and why. I’m hoping my readers will enjoy a different pace, too. I think they’ll be glad to know it’s possible to change things up and still keep the message of the book strong.
Q: What is the message of the book?
A: The main character, Ashley, is struggling to make sense of things as they relate to her. She has suffered much loss in her life already. But she’s going to have to understand that God doesn’t make His plans around Her. She may be the apple of His eye, but she is not the center of the universe.  His promise to be there always will have to sufficient for some of us until we reach the other side.
Q: Wow! That title really caught me. How did you come up with the idea for this book?

A: You know what, I wish I could remember. Thankfully, I have not experience much death around me, but I know that the longer I live, the more loved ones will pass away. Death is a part of life.  I don’t kill off a lot of characters in my books, but there was just something about this couple that struck my imagination and I knew they needed a book. Quickly!
Q: How quick?

A: About 10 days from outline to finished first draft.
Q: Seriously?

A: Yes, but keep in mind: This is a shorter work of fiction.
Q: Why did you choose to write a shorter piece?

A: I actually got my start with fiction as a short-story writer. I love shorter reads because I can finish them quickly. My schedule is often irregular, so it’s hard for me to get into longer books during hectic weeks. When I sit down for a few hours with a short read, I already know I’m going to have the satisfaction of finishing it. I usually save longer reads for holidays/vacations.
Q: What else is going on with you outside of the writing world?

A: Glad you asked! I am now the grandmother of a wonderful baby girl. Bless God! I am spending a ridiculous amount of time just staring at her and nibbling on her juicy cheeks.
Q: What’s your next release?

A: I’ve got a non-fiction book coming out entitled Change Your Mind, Transform Your Life: 21 Truths to Renew Your Mind in Christ. I am always sooo excited about edifying believers. Non-fiction is not my first genre, but it is definitely one of the most fulfilling to me.
Q: Do you have advice for aspiring authors?

A: I have more than advice—I have help! They can visit http://www.PublishMyBookAlready.com to take classes and learn more about publishing, marketing, etc.
Q: How Can Readers Connect with You?
A: The best way to keep in touch is through my email list. I send out notice of new books and keep people posted on all kinds of things from events to what’s happening with their favorite characters to upcoming releases. 

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Book Tour- A Chance at Love

Hi everyone!!! My book tour for A Chance at Love kicked off this week and I was interviewed by the blog The Reading Cat. The full interview is below:

Who is your favorite author?

I love anything with Carl Weber, Nicholas Sparks, Victoria Christopher Murray, and Reshonda Tate Billingsley. Now that the New Adult genre is huge, I love various authors from Jessica Sorensen to Colleen Hoover.

What book genre of books do you adore?

I love the New Adult genre. It’s just something about reading characters who come full circle with their lives and finding love when they least expect it. I can’t get enough of the genre.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you live now?

I grew up in Houston, Texas, but I live in a sub city named Stafford, which is still in Houston.


Do you find it hard to share your work?

I do sometimes. I may be a bit intimidated when I share my work mostly to strangers than family or friends. With my first story, In Love With My Best Friend, I was really nervous to share it to the public because this was my first book and didn’t know how people would perceive me and my writing. So it takes a little getting used to with comments or feedback about a particular writing or work.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?

My family and friends definitely support me. They were the first one out buying my book! I really appreciate their love and support for me while trying to find my way as a writer. It means a lot.

Do you plan to publish more books?

Of course! I’m in the process of publishing my fifth book, Trust Me, which is the second book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series. The story will be released February 27th. I am taking a month off from writing and will start back in April to begin writing The Wedding Part I & II.

What else do you do to make money, other that write? It is rare today for writers to be full time….

I’m an office manager for a driving school. I run the entire office as well as help teenagers and adults with driving programs. I’m also a freelance writer, and have published several articles for various sites.

What other jobs have you had in your life?

I have been a secretary, a preschool teacher, a cashier for Old Navy and for a community college, and a substitute teacher.

How do you write- lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

I have to use a computer when writing. I feel lost without one. When I have ideas, I usually jot them down on my iPad, but I have to use a computer for the final project.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?

Usually I will read, watch TV, hang out with my family and friends, or just sleep. Sleep is always good!

To check out the full interview, visit The Reading Cat blog at http://thereadingcat.blogspot.com/2014/02/sheena-binkley-her-favourite-authors.html

Blast Off Tour- Love Unbroken

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Hi everyone!! I mentioned a couple of days ago that Love Unbroken will be featured on over 50 blogs during the Blast Off book tour. Well, the day has arrived and I’m super excited! Not only will the book be featured on various blogs, but I will also be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! The contest will last around 35 days and a winner will be chosen once the giveaway is over. The link to the tour schedule and gift card giveaway is below:

http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/2013/12/love-unbroken-love-life-happiness-sheena-binkley/

I will also be posting the giveaway link to my Contest and Giveaway page, along with other giveaways that will be starting soon (including a giveaway for an autograph paperback copy of In Love With My Best Friend on my blog).

Author Interview

In part of my book tour, I done an interview with Mommy Adventures. The interview is below:

What makes you happiest?

I think being around my family and friends makes me the happiest. If I’m having a bad day, I can always look at my son or husband and everything just goes away. I think that’s the most important to me.

What’s your greatest character strength?
Positivity is a very important trait of mine, because I try to look at everything through a positive prospective. No matter the situation, I will find something that will make it more effective.

What’s your weakest character trait?
Being oversensitive is my weakest character trait. Sometimes, it may not be a bad thing, but I think I can overanalyze or just be super sensitive on certain situations.

Why do you write?
I’m an avid reader; I love to read various genres and picture the setting, characters, or situation and think about my own life. That’s why I started to write, because I want to be able to put a situation or setting into prospective and be able to focus on what the outcome will be.

What motivates you to write?
I have a vivid imagination, so I think that’s the inspiration I need to come up with storylines, characters, etc. But I also think it’s my love for writing and being a reader that makes me want to create stories that are interesting and engaging.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?
Having a wonderful husband and son that are a joy to me are the most important to me. That and getting my master’s degree in Business Communication was a huge accomplishment for me.

What books did you love growing up?
I really loved The Baby-sitters’ Club and Sweet Valley High. I think I read every book pertaining to Sweet Valley High, including Sweet Valley Twins and the college version. I can also say that reading those books were inspiration for me to begin writing.

Who is your favorite author?
I love anything with Carl Weber, Nicholas Sparks, Victoria Christopher Murray, and Reshonda Tate Billingsley. Now that the New Adult genre is huge, I love various authors from Jessica Sorensen to Colleen Hoover.

For the full interview, check out Mommy Adventures at http://www.ravinaandreakurian.com/.

Gift Card Giveaway!!!

In celebration of my book tour this week, I am giving away a $25 gift card from Amazon! To enter, just click on the link below and either sign in with your Facebook account or through your email address. Giveaway ends next month. Good luck!!

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Book Tour!!!

Hi everyone! I’ve been getting ready for my book tour, which begins on August 20th. The tour will feature author interviews, reviews, and excerpts from In Love With My Best Friend. I will also be doing guest posts on various blogs.

The schedule has been released by Orangeberry Book Tours:

1st to 31st August 2013 – Listing at OB Book Expo

20th August – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces

21st August – Author Interview at Mommy Adventures

22nd August– Guest Post at The Bunny’s Review

23rd August – Guest Post at Blog-A-Licious Authors

24th August – Book Review & Author Interview at Book Professor

25th August – Twitter View with OB Book Tours

26th August – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours

2nd September – Guest Post & Book Feature at Quality Reads UK

9th September – Book Review & Excerpt at Keeping Sane With Books

16th September – Author Interview at Top Shelf Books

23rd September – Book Review & Excerpt at Book Connoisseur

30th September – Book Review & Author Interview at The Reading Cat

7th October – Guest Post at Just My Opinion

14th October – Book Review & Guest Post at Aspiring Books

21st October – Excerpt at UK Book Club

28th October – Orangeberry Book of the Day (50 blogs)

4th November – Listing at OB Bookstore

I will also be doing a giveaway for a $25 gift card from Amazon, so make sure to look out for that!

For more information, please visit the book tour link below:

http://blog.orangeberrypromo.com/2013/08/ob-light-me-up-sheena-binkley/