Bio: Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the
Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She mentors for
the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from
and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her latest
releases include eight ebooks for Barbour’s Truly Yours line and a
Harlequin/Heartsong series set in Western Carolina University : The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect, (released
in March, August, & November 2013). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the
Welcome back, Yvonne. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
Just as I didn’t “intend” to become a novelist, but was led into it, and after writing 50+ novels, I didn’t “intend” to write nonfiction. However, several of us were in the lobby at
Ridgecrest after conference classes, talking
about God showing up in miraculous ways. Many were so intriguing, I said,
“Somebody needs to put these stories in a book.” An editor overheard. That
somebody became me! I write a few articles for the books but most are by
others, both multi-published and never-before-published authors.
Tell us about your family.
My Pomeranian, Rigel, and I spend most of our time in my upstairs office, looking out over the neighborhood and at the mountains. Oops! I mean I spend the time writing… when not daydreaming. He’s a rescued dog named after a Titanic survivor dog rescued by the Carpathia, after the sinking of the Titanic, and cared for by an officer of the Carpathia.
Have you written other nonfiction books?
Have compiled Divine Moments, Christmas Moments, Spoken Moments, Precious Precocious Moments, More Christmas Moments, Stupid Moments, and Additional Christmas Moments. For 2017 release are Loving Moments, Why? Titanic Moments, and Merry Christmas Moments. Also compiled Writing Right to Success by 25 authors who tell of their journey and share craft articles.
What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
These make great gift books. Also, lives have been changed when readers see how God has worked in the lives of the authors. Some are used as devotional books. One author’s family wouldn’t listen to her talk about Jesus, but one read her article, and now the entire family has become Christians.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
The information below was/is on Novel Rocket Nov. 23, 2016
CELEBRATING THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – Additional Christmas Moments
CHRISTMAS - What makes Christmas special? Decorations, carols, food, gifts, and time spent with those we love can certainly create a memorable legacy. But for Christians, Christmas is about more than personal tradition.
RECOGNIZE - It’s the day set aside to recognize the event that changed everything. It’s the celebration of the birth of Christ.
SEARCH - When the Magi recognized a star – a sign hidden in plain sight – as evidence of the birth of the Messiah, they went in search of him.
ENCOURAGE - In this third installment of Christmas Moments, 55 authors hope their stories will encourage others to recognize the evidence of Christ often hidden in plain sight in their own lives, and seek him not only at Christmas, but throughout the entire year.
BLESS - I am blessed and thrilled to share with readers and writers another Moments book that inspires, delights, changes lives, and gives opportunity for contributors to share their innermost feelings and personal stories.
CELEBRATE - In this seventh book in the Moments series, ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS MOMENTS has 67 stories celebrating the True Spirit of Christmas.
SHARE - These stories in the series of Divine Moments books are written by multi-published and first-time-published authors who generously share their experiences without compensation, but with the joy of knowing all the royalties go to Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1970, that organization has helped victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through his son, Jesus Christ.
CONTRIBUTE - Contributors are: Cathy Ancewicz, Carolyn Barnum, Robin Bayne, Debby Bellingham, Charlotte Burkholder, Janet Campbell, LeAnn Campbell, Rebecca Carpenter, Autumn Conley Maresa DePuy, Sharon Dobbs, Susan Dollyhigh, Kristin Dossett, Terri Elders, Susan Engebrecht, Bonnie Mae Evans, Dorothy Floyd, Gayle Fraser, Janice Garey, Tommy Gilmore III, Jean Hall, Kristen Harmon, Kay Harper, Lydia Harris, Lori Hatcher, Karen Hessen, Helen Hoover, Terri Kelly, Nancy Kopp, Luke Lehman, David Lehman, Yvonne Lehman, Diana Leagh Matthews, Beverly McKinney, Mary McQueen, Norma Mezoe, Julie Miller, Lynn Mosher, Vicki Moss, Marilyn Nutter, Diana Owens, Colleen Reece, Alisha Ritchie, Robert Robeson, David Russell, Toni Sample, Beverly Sce, June Schmidt, Annmarie Tait, Donn Taylor, Denise Valuk, Jen Waldron, Barbara Wells, Kathy Whirity, Debra DuPree Williams.
Other books in this series are Divine Moments, Christmas Moments, Spoken Moments, Precious Precocious Moments, More Christmas Moments. Loving Moments is scheduled for early 2017. I am now receiving submissions for:
Coola-nary Moments – stories of culinary mishaps, extraordinary cooking stories, and recipes
Romantic Moments – love stories, dating, falling in love, marriage, weddings, bridesmaids, lost love, etc. etc.
Questionable Moments – based on authors’ response to questions asked by God/Jesus in the Bible, or implied, such as: “Where are you?” “Where are you going?” “Do you love me?” “Do you believe?” etc.
Merry Christmas Moments (Book #4) – for 2017
If you would like to share an experience, contact me at Yvonnelehman3@gmail.com
Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing this book with us today. It could be used for many Christmas holidays to come.
Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.Additional Christmas Moments - Christianbooks.com
Additional Christmas Moments: 67 Stories Celebrating the True Spirit of Christmas (Divine Moments) - Amazon
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