Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A QUESTION OF DESTINY - Anita Higman - 10 Free Copies of the Ebook

Welcome back, Anita. As an author, I know it takes a lot of people to birth each book. Who were the people involved in the birthing of this book, and what were their contributions?
Most of the time when I write a novel I do interview people who can help with my research, but I didn’t find that to be true with my novel, A Question of Destiny. It was a different kind of story, in that a great deal of the book came from my imagination. I think my facts are right, but I guess you could say that this book is more dream-born than the others.

If you teach or speak, what’s coming up on your calendar?
I gave a speech this year at the ACFW conference, along with two author friends of mine, but I don’t have anything scheduled now. And that’s okay, since writing and promoting take up a lot of my time. It’s hard to do everything and do it well.

If you had to completely start over in another place, where would you move?
Actually, my husband and are doing that very thing right now. We’re building our retirement home on some acreage in the country, and we’ll be starting over out there. The trees and ravine and creek are beautiful. Our new home is going to be a small fairytale house hidden in the woods. I have been told that my novels read like modern fairytales, so maybe this house will help to inspire me.

If you could only tell aspiring novelists one thing what would it be?
Sorry, this is more than one thing, but my advice would be, “Don’t rush the process. Take your time. Read and learn about the craft, network, and attend conferences. Start a blog, and find your own unique voice. Be faithful to your stories and write every day. If you really have a passion for writing, you won’t find my suggestions to be a chore—but a pleasure!”

You’ve been asked to be in charge of a celebrity cruise. Who would you ask to take part, and why?
I would hire Josh Groban to sing. He has a memorable, moving, and glorious voice. His singing would make a great backdrop for a Mediterranean cruise, don’t you think?

Yes. Sign me up. Tell us about your featured book.
I’d be happy to. It’s basically a rags-to-riches story with a few surprises along the way.

Here’s a short blurb to give you a few more details.
Lucy O’Brien is about to be given ten millions dollars and a chance to live a life she never imagined. Will this new found wealth be Lucy’s undoing, or can she rise above the temptations within high society and choose to become a nobler version of herself? And will the solitary Andrew Whitfield—a man who watches over Lucy as she adapts to her new lifestyle—cause her to close the door on her dreams or be the key that opens the rest of Lucy’s destiny?

Sounds intriguing. Please give us the first page of your book.
Multi-millionaire Ian Chalmers leaned closer to the TV screen. What was this? A Houston reporter gripped his mike—his jaw quaking with emotion—as he narrated the blow-by-blow heroics of a young woman who’d come to the aid of an elderly widow by chasing down a thief. And then she’d boldly made a citizen’s arrest, even though the thief pointed a loaded pistol in her face. How extraordinary!

When the news switched over to a commercial, Ian clicked off the TV, but the woman’s face lingered in his mind. Her passion for goodwill was so remarkable, her impromptu speech so compelling, the scene branded itself onto his heart. The young woman beguiled him.

The grandfather clock chimed the late hour as Ian toyed with a diamond-encrusted oil derrick in his hand.

Then a smile teased the corners of his mouth as an epiphany found him. In that twinkling of a moment, he resolved that, because this young woman exhibited such a rare and noble spirit, he would reward her with a share of his wealth. In addition, the woman might make an excellent match for his workaholic assistant, Andrew Whitfield. The plan had to be inspired. He could already see it playing out.

Yes, the beneficiary of a portion of his great wealth would be the brave young woman on the news—Miss Lucy O’Brien.

Where can we find you on the Internet?
I would love for you to visit my website at and connect with me through the “Contact Me” button, or you can go to my Facebook Reader Page at

Thank you, Anita, for sharing this new book with me and my readers.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
A Question of Destiny

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Linda Kish said...

This does sound like a fairytale to me. I'd love to read it...see how Lucy handles new-found wealth.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lyndie Blevins said...

I would be interested in reading this book. Lyndie in Texas

Anonymous said...

Sounds kinda like an Ultimate Gift story. I've never read that, but I've seen the movie and my sister has the books. Can't wait to read this.
J.C. -Indiana-

Terri said...

I live in Arlington, Texas. Sounds like a great read. Would love to win a copy.

Deanna Stevens said...

Dee from NEBR would love to read this.. thanks for the give-away :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks gals for dropping by. I had such a good time writing this story. I hope you enjoy it too!

Anita Higman

Mary Preston said...

I agree, this does sound intriguing.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.

Loraine Nunley said...

I am hooked already! Thanks for the giveaway.

Loraine in TX

Anonymous said...

Pam Graber

What a concept! And instead of a Fairy Godmother it's a Fairy Godfather. Sounds like an excellent book. Would love to win!

Patty said...

I read my first Anita Higman book last year and really enjoyed it! Thanks for the giveaway ladies.

Patty in SC

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Anonymous said...

I never thought of the character, Ian Chalmers, being a fairy godfather. You're right. He is. That fits by brand too, because some women say my stories read a little like modern fairytales. :)

Anita Higman

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Pam. Kind words!

Anita Higman

Sheila Deeth said...

The book sounds intriguing, and your retirement home sounds wonderful. A fairytale palace to inspire great modern fairytales. I'd love to read this. Sheila from OR

Anonymous said...

Well, it's not really a palace. :) More like enchanting. But it will inspire me, I'm sure. Thanks for the comment!

Jan H said...

I look forward to seeing what kind of situations they get into.
Jan in rainy west Texas fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

Sm said...

I can only imagine what I would do with $10M! Should be good. Sm. CA. wileygreen1( at)yahoo(dot)com

Unknown said...

I'd love to find out the rest of this story! Donna from Illinois

Unknown said...

This sounds interesting!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you gals have me so excited maybe I should read it again. LOL.

Have a great weekend!
Anita Higman

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita. Hope you are moving away from the Houston area far. Was so in hopes you would have a book signing that my daughter could bring me to meet you. She would have been glad to for she loves your book. This one sounds good too. Would love to win it. Thanks for the give-away. Thanks Lena for having Anita visit. Maxie from Texas.
> mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Anonymous said...

Anita, I meant not moving far away. Maxie

kam110476 said...

Hi Anita & Lena! Ok, so I'm hooked! I have got to get my hands and eyes on this book ASAP! I'm curious about Ian's story, too. There aren't very many multimillionaires that would just give away a large chunk of their fortune to some random lady just for being a good Samaritan that I've ever heard or read about!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

kam110476 said...

Hi Anita & Lena! Ok, so I'm hooked! I have got to get my hands and eyes on this book ASAP! I'm curious about Ian's story, too. There aren't very many multimillionaires that would just give away a large chunk of their fortune to some random lady just for being a good Samaritan that I've ever heard or read about!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

No, we're not moving very far away. Just a bit more in the country away from the heavy traffic.

I do have book signings sometimes, but not too often. If you ever need a lovely signed book plate I offer them for free if you have one of my books. All you have to do is email me at

Thanks for your kind words!
Anita Higman

Merry said...

Unexpected riches would change anyone's life, this sounds like a great book. Please add me!
Merry in MN