Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ALL THAT GLITTERS - Lisa J Flickinger - One Free Ebook

Dear Readers, I'm visiting with a Christian author friend from Canada today.

Welcome, Lisa. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
I consciously do not to write myself into my characters. I make the characters their own individuals and try to stay consistent. Although, I’m sure I don’t always escape intrusions of my own personality.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Traipsed around Thailand for a month with four other women while not having a clue what we were doing.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I discovered I was a writer in grade four. I remember how proud I felt when my teacher praised a poem I’d written. I started writing small books and fashioning covers out of Mactac.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I enjoy reading light romance of any genre: mystery, chick lit, faith-based, literary fiction, sci-fi etc. but historical romance makes my toes tingle.

You might like my last series McKenna’s Daughters. They’re historical romance. How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
My house is pretty quiet. The kids have flown the nest, and my husband works long hours. If things get hectic, I like to walk along the path behind our house and watch the river flow.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
I usually determine what year they were born and look for baby names I like from that year. Sometimes I give a nod to someone I love and respect by naming a character after them. Both of my grandmother’s names appear in All That Glitters.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
My children, by far, are the thing I am most proud of. All three are kind, considerate, and productive members of society. The nine grandchildren we have are an awesome bonus.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I think I would be a Seeing Eye dog. I like to be useful but not crazy busy like a beaver.

I think that’s the most interesting answer to that question I’ve had. What is your favorite food?
I love ham, and ham wouldn’t be great without scalloped potatoes (and a Caesar salad).

I used to love ham, but now my body won’t tolerate pork. I miss it. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
I struggle constantly with procrastination. So many small tasks distract me from sitting down and writing what’s going on in my head. I have spurts of overcoming it by setting a schedule on paper, posting it in my office, and forcing myself to stick to it.

Tell us about the featured book.
Pushed by the desire to see the family reunited before her father’s death, Vivian Connor chases her errant sister, Ginny, to the far north during the gold rush. Heartbreak and danger plague her journey across the country to a world plum crazy over gold. When she arrives in Dawson City, Vivian tries to convince Ginny to forgive herself and return home.  Meanwhile, Ben McCormack leaves his farm to retrieve his intended bride from a rowdy, tent town on the Alaskan coastline. Ben’s path inadvertently entwines with Vivian’s, and he finds his heart tugging him toward Vivian.

Please give us the first page of the book.
“Vivian, are you in there?”

The bedroom door opened; Vivian Connor clutched her embroidery hoop tighter, and her needle paused in midair, the indigo blue floss dangling.
Her younger sister Virginia stomped into the room and threw herself onto the bed. “I think . . .  I think I’ll suffocate if I have to stay in this house one more minute.” She kicked her feet and hit the coverlet with clenched fists.

Not again. The pockmarks in the rose-colored wallpaper across the room were a reminder of the last “unfortunate incident” as mother called it. Was it just a week ago? Father had replaced her brush, comb, and mirror with the sterling silver set arranged on the chiffonier. They must have cost dearly—too dearly for a family without any wages. Tucking a ringlet behind one ear, Vivian stood and crossed the room hiding the gift from Virginia’s view. “All right, Virginia, what is it now?”

“Father decided I couldn’t go to the Fireman’s Ball on Saturday. I asked him a week ago when Logan asked me. He said he doesn’t know Logan Harris well enough to trust his daughter with him, but I’ve known him for a whole month.”

Interesting. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I’d love to hear from readers on either my website/blog at or Author Facebook Page

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this new book with us. I just received it the other day and I'm eager to read it. I know my readers are, too.

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Lisa J. Flickinger said...

Hi Lena,

Thanks so much for the opportunity to be featured on your blog. I look forward to hearing from your readers!

Lisa J. Flickinger

Sherri said...

Sibling stuff...always makes for a great plot. I love reading historical romance but wouldn't know where to start writing one. :)

Mary Preston said...

A fabulous first page.

Mary P


Sandy Quandt said...

Lisa, All That Glitters sounds wonderful. Love that it's about the gold rush in Dawson City.

Sandy Q TX

Sydney Harries said...

sounds like a great book!
Thanks so much
Sydney Harries GA

Sydney Harries said...

sounds like a great book!
Thanks so much
Sydney Harries GA

Wendy Newcomb said...

I wasn't going to enter this contest but after reading about the book it sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy for my Kindle.

Wendy in FL

wfnren at aol dot com

Lisa J. Flickinger said...

Thanks so much guys! The book launched yesterday in my hometown with the waitresses dressed like the late 1800's (a surprise to me) and wonderful support from my friends and family.

I learned so much about the crazy days of the gold rush while writing the novel.

Karen Hadley said...

New author to me, YAY!

Trixi said...

How interesting that you traipsed all over Thailand for a month with four other women. May I ask was were you there for? I bet it sure was a lot different, and hopefully fun? And the food....yummers!!

I too am a historical romance fiction lover. I do read other genres but I'll circle back to my favorite one. Your book "All that Glitters" sounds like a good one. I've read many based on the gold rush & do love that subject. Too many men went crazy with gold fever, doing anything to find their fortune! Thank you for the book excerpt and giveaway chance!

Trixi in OR

Lisa J. Flickinger said...

Hi Trixi,

I went to Thailand with my daughter and some friends initially to deliver some Bibles to a Christian School that didn't have any. We decided to make a holiday of the event and bussed around to different locations. The country is beautiful and lush but the food was way to spicy
for me!

Terrill R. said...

Ooh, Thai food is my favorite! I would have loved it. Your book sounds like a great read. Congrats on its release.

Terrill - WA

Brenda Arringto said...

Love to meet new authors. Her book sounds great.
Brenda in VA

Deanne Patterson said...

This is a new to me author. Her book sounds really great!

Deanne P. in PA