Friday, December 09, 2011

SEASONS - Elizabeth Byler Younts - Free Book


What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
I’m an Air Force wife with 2 young daughters. Besides writing and reading I especially enjoy crocheting, photography, and traveling…all for, of, or with my family. God has blessed my life so much I could fill an encyclopedia!

Today, we're featuring a nonfiction title. Welcome, Elizabeth. Tell us about your family.
My husband is a Major in the Air Force JAG Corps. He is my best friend and an amazing husband and father. My oldest daughter, Felicity, is 4 and she’s very bright and pours over books like no child I’ve ever seen. We are in our first year of homeschooling and we are really enjoying our time together. Mercy turned 1 in early September. Since her birth (Daddy “caught” her in the bathroom with our midwife on the phone and on the way to our house) our family has been filled with more humor and laughter than we ever expected out of a baby! Davis & I feel exceedingly blessed with our girlies.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
No, I haven’t.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Yes. I am currently moving back into Fiction and working on a contemporary women’s book currently titled Crimson Shore.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
If I ever have any time I really just want to sit and read! I love to decorate and craft really neat, personal things for our home and use family art as inspiration…especially photographs of my girls.

Why did you write the featured book?
Since I was about 12 years old I’ve said that I would write my grandma’s story. I just loved to hear her talk about her life, growing up in the Depression and writing was my first love. My great-great grandma’s life was written about & I wanted to carry on some tradition of that also. Amish people have very little to memorialize their lives. Few photos and no videos…mostly just word of mouth stories. I wanted this book to be a treasure for our family and, with the encouragement of a writing mentor and critique group, I am marketing it to the general public also. I think the beauty of God’s faithfulness in her life can touch a lot of hearts.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
I really hope that people will recognize where God has been faithful in their own lives. Liddy goes through so much in her young life and in writing it I was able to then see the fingerprints of God all over my life in an even more vivid way. In addition, I’d love to share with readers more about the Amish way of life.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
They can find me in several places. On FaceBook as “Elizabeth Byler Younts”…I have a personal page and an author page. I’m on Twitter as “ebyounts”. I also have a website that I do my best to keep updated:elizabethbyleryounts.com. And I love to hear from my readers. They are always welcome to email me at: ebyounts@gmail.com

Thank you, Elizabeth, for giving us a peek into your life and book.


Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Seasons


Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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24 comments:

Robyn said...

How wonderful to get to write about and pass forward the special stories about your grandmother. I love it!

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
NE

Lorna Faith said...

Looks like a good book...good on you for writing your grandmother's story:) That'll be something that will be appreciated for generations!
Would love to read this one:)

Lorna from Alberta

lornafaith at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

What a wonderful thing you have done, writing done the history of your grandmother. i would love to win.

mitzi[underscore]wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Arizona

Katie G. said...

Please enter me! :) Looks great! I'm from NC.


God bless!

Katie G.

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

Thanks, ladies. I am privileged to be on Lena's blog and can't wait to see who wins!

Writing about my grandma's life was such an honor and it has given her, at 85, a new lease on life!! She has soooo much company and they just wait with abbated breath for more stories and they all love my grandma's infectious personality. :-)

wfnren said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, can't wait to get my hands on it. It's going on my wishlist.

I live in FL.

wfnren at aol dot com

Sandy Howell said...

I have the book on my nook and loved it, however I'm not opposed to winning a hard copy to share with others! As for my location, I live in Springport, MI and am proud to have watched the author grow into the awesome woman she has become.

Jo said...

What a wonderful concept to pass on stores about your grandmother. I love reading Amish stories. Please enter me.

Blessings,
Jo from Southern Arizona

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

California

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

I'm glad Elizabeth's grandmother is still living so she can enjoy the publication of her life story. I wish I (or someone) had written down my grandma's stories of her life. Our ancestors have much wisdom to pass down to us. I would enjoy winning a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
Kansas

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

Wow!!! I'm thrilled with all of your comments! For those of you who don't win the drawing I want to let you know there is a kindle & book version of the book also...& they will be going on sale before Christmas! :-)

Bakersdozen said...

I think it is great that the author is telling her grandmother's story. I live in S. CA.

marybelle said...

A lovely post, thank you Elizabeth.

Mary P

QLD AUSTRALIA

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful thing to do & so glad your Grandmother can enjoy it too.
I would love to win your special book.
Wilma in TN.
wilmamet6(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Please enter me in the drawing!!
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond
Blanch,N.C.

rubynreba said...

This book looks so good! I love the fact that you are writing about your grandmother.
I'm from Iowa.

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

So thankful for all the interest. I'm s excited to see who will win!!!

Ingrid said...

Nice Interview, you are very blessed with your family, your book sounds great,I'm so ready to read about your Grandma, I loved mine so much and miss her every day, had so many special times with her.
Please add me to your Contest.
Blessings to all.

I live in S. Illinois

ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I would love to win a copy of this book it sounds like a great story! Thanks and God bless.
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Faith's Grandma said...

So glad this book is not fiction...would love to win it...love reading true stories about people...Thanks, Faith's Grandma/Oh

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win this book I live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

RubyKat said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Hope I'm still able to enter the contest.
Karen from New York near Albany.
kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

Wow, I'm so happy to read all of your comments, ladies! This book IS special (of course, I think so)...but it is because this woman has made an impact on so many around her. I definitely wanted to share her story. You can also find the book trailer on my website under the "book" tab. ;-)

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