Friday, July 20, 2012

OREGON OUTBACK - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
I’m hoping to write many books for Harlequin’s Love Inspired lines, both suspense and maybe one day, historical.

Tell us a little about your family.
As I’m answering this interview we are packing up the boxes to move to Louisiana from Texas where my husband will pastor. I have four children, three of whom I home school. My oldest is in college.

Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Definitely changed my habits. Before I was published and had deadlines, I read a lot more and freely, I might add. Now I don’t have time to read as much as I would like, or the freedom to choose what to read. A lot of times I read books for review or endorsement.

What are you working on right now?
 I’m working on the second book in a high-stakes repo man series. The first book in that series, TREACHEROUS SKIES, is releasing this December. 

What outside interests do you have?
I love to bake artisan breads, to jog and hike and camp, and . . .read. J

How do you choose your settings for each book?
The setting chooses me. No really—I’m not usually looking for the setting but when one grabs me, that’s when I know I need to write a story set there. That’s what happened with Oregon Outback.

If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
Amy Carmichael. While doing research for a historical novel I wanted to write set in India I was drawn into her amazing story of faith and obedience to God.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
That I would have to put as much effort into marketing my books as I do writing them.

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
I think I’m about to enter a new season in my life where I’m going to have to step out a little more and connect with more people.

What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
Don’t be afraid to accept constructive criticism about your work—it goes a long way to help you improve your writing and bump to the next level. Train yourself to generate a lot of great ideas. Trust God to lead you.

Tell us about the featured book?
I’m excited about Oregon Outback because I love the region and I enjoyed writing about the four brothers—they were fun characters.
Here’s the blurb: Four rough and tumble brothers find themselves in the midst of big trouble in life and love. FBI agent Jonas Love struggles to keep a promise to protect his old flame, Darcy Nichols. Rancher Carver Love finds it hard to focus on rustlers with female sheriff Sheridan Hall so near. The fearless Lucas Love suddenly finds courage waning when it comes to beautiful bookkeeper Avery Summers. Justin Love tracks down a fugitive a little too close to home—and lodge-keeper Darrow Kincaid. Will these brothers find a way to keep their loves safe?

Please give us the first page of the book.
The first page of the book is the first novella, A Love Remembered.
Chapter 1

Newton’s Law of Gravity: What goes up must come down.

She took five running steps and leapt from Tague’s Butte.

The force that countered gravity? Lift.

Wind rushed under the nylon fabric of the hang-glider and carried Darcy Nichols forward. She was an eagle, soaring through the sky thousands of feet above the ground. Riding the wind, she savored the freedom of flight.

No matter how many times she’d launched from the six thousand foot knob across from Albert’s Rim—the largest fault lift in the US—the view always left her breathless.

Leaning her hips to the right, she turned the hang-glider toward the northeast into the straight line for her flight, maintaining a constant speed.

As she pushed her arms straight, forcing the control bar forward, the wing above her stalled. Then she caught the lift band, the thermal that would carry her higher.

Rising high into the wide open air space she craved, Darcy could see miles of the Oregon backcountry.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Beth, for spending this time with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Oregon Outback (Romancing America) - paperback
Oregon Outback (Romancing America) - Kindle

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Anonymous said...


Ladette said...

I love these books that come in series like these!! (Reminds me of the "Love finds you..." series)

I would love to win... thanks for a chance!

Ladette in GA

Beth Goddard said...

HI Ladette,

This books are actually novellas--so it's a collection of four short novels, linked together by the brothers.


Liz R said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Liz R in Al

J:-)mi said...

Looks like an interesting book!
I am in NE.
~ J:-)mi

Debbie Clark said...

I would love to win Oregon Outback. I have lived in Oregon all my life and love going "east of the mountains" as we call it. We have spent a lot of time in the Steens Mountains. I see that Albert Rim is really Abert Rim. What fun!
Debbie Clark

Anonymous said...

I have heard that this one is very good.
Amy Campbell
southwest VA

Debby Mayne said...

I've been a Beth Goddard fan ever since we met! Great writer and very sweet person!

Beth Goddard said...

You are a sweetie, Debby! I'm your fan too.LOL

Beth Goddard said...


I hope you get a chance to read it. I'd love to hear what you think. There' a story behind ABERT Rim, too. You'll notice that I've renamed a lot of towns and even the county. But that's some of the fun of fiction.

Hope you enjoy it, when you get to read it.


scottsgal said...

I really enjoy books set in the west - sounds like a good one!
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting!

Monica Toronto Canada

Anonymous said...

I love that the book is linked to the four brothers. Looks like a great read.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Elisha German said...

New follower here, thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Unknown said...

I would love to win this book! ~Katelyn from NC

Anonymous said...

I like this kind of book. Sounds really good. I'd love to win it. Maxie ( ) From TX.

Merry said...

Oregon Outback sounds terrific, I enjoyed the little peek. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
Merry in TX

Mary Preston said...

I am looking forward to reading OREGON OUTBACK. It looks wonderful.

Mary P


apple blossom said...

love to win this book thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Unknown said...

Another four-in-one novel for my Mom? What a great gift that would be! If i win, i'll have you address it to her. Thanks, Elizabeth and Lena for a great giveaway, and an interesting interview. Good to get to know you in another way.

Marianne from Northern Alberta

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me this book looks absolutely wonderful!!
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Looks and sounds interesting!
Enter me!
God Bless!

Diana Gardner said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank! Portsmouth, VA

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name for a chance to win this featured book. It sounds very interesting. God Bless You!

Dennie Richmond
Blanch, NC

Unknown said...

Thank you for the great Interview Lena and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth your Book sound so good that I can't wait to read it. Please add me to your Contest.

I live in S. Illinois


Beth Goddard said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for stopping by to read the interview. I'm glad the story has piqued your interest.

I just got home from Texas where I signed copies of OREGON OUTBACK at the Scroll Christian Bookstore in Tyler.

Thanks for your patience--it's been a long day and then a three hour drive.


Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win and read this book.Please enter me.Thanks...Jackie Tessnair from N.C.

Krista said...

Sounds like a great book- and in a terrific setting too! :)
Please enter me.

Krista in Oregon

Angela C./Ohio said...

This sounds like a great book, would love to win. Angela C.

rubynreba said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks!
Beth from Iowa

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me.

Blanch, N.C.

Debbie Clark said...

Who won the book?
Debbie Clark