Friday, September 29, 2017

THE WRITING DESK - Rachel Hauck - One Free Book

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Bio: Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times. She is a double RITA finalist, a Christy, and Carol Award Winner.
Rachel sits on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is the comical sidekick to Susan May Warren at the amazing My Book Therapy. She is a worship leader and speaker.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel is a devoted Ohio State football fan.

How did you become interested in writing?         
I started writing in a diary when I was six! I’ve always loved words and writing.                                                                                                                                  
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
I write dual-time novels so when deciding what era to set the historical part of the book, the Gilded Age really stood out to me. It was such lavish time and entering the 20th Century, the world was changing. I wanted to look at how women lived then. Of course then I tied the past into a present day story.
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book? 
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “eternity is written on our hearts.” Remember that once we pass from this life, we have eternity to live and fulfill the things God’s called us to do. But also, to run the race of this life with honor and dignity.                                                                                                           
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I love that I write books for a living. I know this is what the Lord has called me to do. So I give it my all to honor Him with my work.
                                                                                                          Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
I have a few favorite verses but Psalm 45:11 “the king desires your beauty,” is one of my all time favorites. Those five words say so much.
When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
Seems like I’m always writing! I do love to relax with my hubby, watch TV, read. We also work out together. I’m the worship leader at my church so that keeps me engaged with the outside world. ;)  This year if I wasn’t writing, I was at a conference or with extended family. It’s been a writing and family kind of year.
Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
I’m on most popular social media platforms. You can find them at

Readers, here are links to the book.
The Writing Desk -
The Writing Desk - Kindle
The Writing Desk - Audio

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Rachel Hauck said...

Thanks for having me Lena!


ASC Book Reviews said...

OH OH OH!!!! I've been DYING TO READ and REVIEW THIS BOOK for MONTHS!!!!!!! :) Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Amada (pronounced:, in NM

Theresa said...

I hope I win!!! I live in the beautiful state of Virginia and I'd l?be thrilled to read this book! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Lauri said...

Would really love to read this book ! I am in central Florida and survived Hurricane Irma - read books on my kindle as I did not have electric for 5 days - thank you

Gena S said...

I'm in Pennsylvania. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

Cindy W. said...

I love 'dual-time' novels and Rachel's work as well. Would love to win a copy.

Cindy W. from Indiana

Vivian Furbay said...

I don't have a kindle but would love to read this book in paperback.

MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA said...

What I love most about Rachel is her love for the Lord. Not only has her writing inspired me to draw closer to Jesus, but her life has encouraged me to remain in a state of constant worship of Him. I have observed Rachel both at Conference worship and in numerous My Book Therapy webinar sessions. She is "the real thing." Thank you, Rachel and Lena, for this interview.

BTW, I live in New Jersey. :)


MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Author & Writing Coach

rbooth43 said...

I am so glad you write these books like The Writing Desk, because I like reading them!
Rebecca from NC
rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

Jackie Smith said...

I have read and loved every book by Rachel, but have not read this one yet! It is at the TOP of my "wish list"! THanks for your giveaway.

Jackie in GA

Melanie Backus said...

I love Rachel and her books! I would love to read The Writing Desk. Thank you for the opportunity, Lena.

Melanie Backus, TX

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Another great-sounding book by Rachel! Loved her Royal Wedding series!

Binghamton, NY

mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

Beth Gillihan said...

I love Rachel's books! Her covers are always beautiful. This book is on my wish list. Have a great day!

Beth in Montana

kim hansen said...

Check it out of the library and reading it right now and loving it. Kim north platte nebraska.

VanG said...

I love Rachel's books and would be delighted to win a copy of this book. It is currently on my wish list! 😊 Thank you!
VanG in NC

Jane said...

A whimsical take on subject matter for a book! Always enjoy Rachel's writing....Thanks from TX

Patty said...

I think I've only read two of Rachel's books, but both were excellent!

Patty in SC

GrandaddyA said...

My son's mother-in-law just told me a few days ago that she had just finished reading this book. She said it was very good. It sounded like something I would enjoy reading. Edward A in VA

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading dual time novels. Rachel's new book is one I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the interview Lena.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in New York

Rachel Hauck said...

Lauri, where in Central Florida? I live there too. On the coast. Glad you survived Irma! Us too.


Rachel Hauck said...

MaryAnn, thank you. You're too kind. :) I do love Jesus. I want everyone to love Him!!


Rachel Hauck said...

Beth, thanks for your comment on the covers. The team at Harper Collins Christian Publishing does such a great job!


Rachel Hauck said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by!


Paula Shreckhise said...

I have read several books by Rachel and enjoyed them! The wedding dress and the prince and princess ones come to mind! Would love to win this one! Paula from Missouri. Thanks.

Caryl Kane said...

I've been wanting to read THE WRITING DESK! I love dual-time lines.

Caryl K in TEXAS

Pam K. said...

I always enjoy Rachel's books so The Writing Desk is on my "must read" list. I like her dual timeline stories.


Tammie Edington Shaw said...

I know this will be a great book. Tammie from Illinois.

Winnie said...

I've heard so many great things about this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Winnie T from Utah

Abigail Mitchell said...

Would love to have this book!
Abigail in VA

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This sounds like a lovely story. Thanks for this giveaway.
Connie from KY

Kay Garrett said...

THE WRITING DESK is one of the books on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

I love the cover on this book.

Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR

Sharon Richmond Bryantp said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Trixi said...

I've read a lot of great reviews for Rachel's books! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Writing Desk.

Trixi in OR

Unknown said...

The Writing Desk is every bit as good as The Wedding Shop and The Wedding Dress, therefore, it is another 5-star novel. I am 75 years of age and started seriously reading romance novels when I was 73 years old. I still read Christian literature, fiction and non-fiction, mystery stories (I love a good detective story), and some, but not much, paranormal or sci-fi depending on which genre such books as J.R. Rain's Vampire For Hire series fits in. But your books are wonderful, inspiring, and encouraging, keep up the good work.

Also, I saw on FB where you were at an event and Randy Alcorn sat at the same table with you. He's an excellent author. I have read Deadline, Dominion and Deception (all very good) and Safely Home, which is a life-changing book. So you were in good company.

Anonymous said...

Love to in this book! Shelia from MS

Unknown said...

The dual timeline storyline of this book sounds fascinating! Thank you!
Diane from NE Ohio

Anonymous said...

My name is Liz Thompson and I'm from Grove City, OH - a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

rubynreba said...

Rachel is a favorite author of mine. The Writing Desk sounds so good!
Beth from IA