Friday, January 25, 2013

WHERE GOD FINDS YOU - Anita Higman - Ten Free Books

Today is a banner day for you, Readers. We have two interviews. Gail Sattler's interview is for a novel. Be sure to keep reading when you finish this post. Anita is the author of our nonfiction book today. She's another of my dear writing friends.

Welcome, Anita. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally? 
I love God. I love my family. And I love to write. In that order. But writing has never come easily to me. I’ve always had to work hard at it. And success has come slowly too. But I’m grateful to be able to share my work with readers.

Tell us about your family.
Both my kids have graduated from college and have married. My son, Scott, works in the oil business, and my daughter, Hillary, works as an assistant to a youth minister. My daughter is a wonderful writer, and we’re coauthoring a devotional book that will come out this year. Needless to say, I’m very proud of both my kids.

Have you written other nonfiction books? 
I’ve been writing for almost thirty years, and I have thirty-two books published. Some of those books through the years have been nonfiction, but now I write mostly novels with an occasional nonfiction release. But Where God Finds You was a special book to write. Each devotion is infused with Biblical fiction, and as far as I know there’s nothing on the market like it.

Do you have any other books in the works right now? Yes, I’m working on a novel as well as a devotional book. What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy? I love gardening, decorating, and poking around antique shops. Also, I’ve been collecting tea dishes for years. Sometimes I have my gal friends over for brunches, and I bring out all my finery.

Why did you write the featured book? 
That is a good question. At first I didn’t want to write it. I knew writing a devotional book with Biblical fiction would not be an easy task. Also, I’m not a Biblical scholar, so at first I was overwhelmed, knowing how much research it would take to write a book of this kind. In fact, I said no to the editor who’d asked me to take on this project. But then he asked me to pray about my decision. That weekend I did pray about it, and felt strongly that I was meant to write this book. I may not have a degree in theology, but I did want to be obedient to God. Writing this devotional book, Where God Finds You, turned out to be an amazing experience. I have never felt so close to God as I did when I was writing this book.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book? 
My hope is that people will enjoy discovering how relevant the Bible stories are to our lives today. I wanted to bring the characters to life and show that these ancient people were very much like us with similar hurts and tragedies, hopes and transgressions, joys and triumphs. Even though the culture was dramatically different, our hearts are the same. Those famous Bible folk needed God back then just as we need him in our daily lives right now.

 Where can readers find you online? 
Please drop by my website at or come over to my reader page on Facebook to talk about books and movies at!/AuthorAnitaHigman. I would love to hear from you!

Thank you, Anita, for sharing this book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Where God Finds You: 40 Devotions Bringing Bible Characters to Life - paperback
Where God Finds You - Kindle

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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mongupp said...

I love devotionals!

Anita Higman said...

Glad you stopped by. I had an amazing time writing this book. It's not like anything else I've ever written.

Many thanks for your interest.

Anita Higman

Rosemary Foley said...

How wonderful and exciting to co author a book with your daughter !! This book sounds sensational and I thank you for the opportunity to win it.. I love devotionals ~ they grip the heart and hold on !! Thank you and have a blessed evening.. Rosemary Fole

Rosemary Foley said...

I commented above, but forgot to tell you where I live..

Rosemary Foley

Peabody, Massachusetts

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to you all for your support and kind words. Actually I wrote this book by myself, and my daughter and I are working on another one right now. That one will be out later this year.

Anita Higman

Anita Higman said...

Many thanks to you all for your support and kind words. Actually I wrote this book by myself, and my daughter and I are working on another one right now. I'll be out later this year.

Anita Higman

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone!

Well, it would help me if I'd read my words more carefully before I post them. Instead of "I'll be out later this year," it should be, "It
will be out later this year. Sorry for any confusion. :)

Bless you!

Aniat Higman

Norma S said...

Thank you and Lena for giving me a chance to win your book, it sound like a wonderful book, but any book that has God in it is. That is nice that your daughter co-author with you.Now you are writing novel.You have a beautiful cover. God bless both of you.
Norma Stanforth from Ohio

KayM said...

Anita's devotional sounds wonderful, and I'm sure I would enjoy reading it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your interest in my devotional book and for stopping by Lena's blog. I had an amazing time writing it!


Anita Higman

Lane Hill House said...

from Kathleen ~ Missouri
I would love to win a copy of this devotional! Thank you for the offer.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Anita wants to interact with you, but she's been having trouble leaving comments. I'm trying to work it out.

Veronica Sternberg said...

This sounds fascinating! I'm in MN.

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Terri said...

Where God Finds You sounds like a book I could use with my bible study group, I would love to get a copy of it.
Mazatlan, Mexico

holdenj said...

I enjoyed Anita's comments and the idea of looking at how these stories are relevant today. Thanks for the chance to win!
Julie in MN

Lyndie Blevins said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.
Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville Tx

Nancee said...

Anita's book sounds wonderful. Any book that can bring one closer to God is a blessing. Thank you for a wonderful interview and giveaway!

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

Jorie said...

I would love to read this book to see where her inspirations from God led her to take this devotional! :) To read that she's giving away 10 copies is quite generous! I wanted to say, that God alights in our lives at the moments we're not always expecting to find Him. As I walk in nature, I can attest to how true this is.

Library Lady said...

I would love to win a copy of Anita's book, "Where God Finds You".
It would be a wonderful addition to the Church Library.
Janet E.

Juanita Nobles said...

So glad to learn about a new Christian author. And how nice that Anita and her daughter are co-authoring a book.
I am still hoping to feature you in an interview on my blog about Christian authors. Juanita Nobles, DeSoto, MO

Juanita Nobles said...

So glad to learn about a new Christian author. And how nice that Anita and her daughter are co-authoring a book.
I am still hoping to feature you in an interview on my blog about Christian authors. Juanita Nobles, DeSoto, MO

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been able to respond to your comments. My computer has been giving me fits, and it won't always let my comments go through. I promise I will read each of your wonderful notes, and do know that your support means a great deal to me!!

I hope Where God Finds You brings you joy!

God bless!

Anita Higman

Hannah said...

This sounds like a great book to read! I would love to win!
Hannah Peasha

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