Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Celebrate Christmas early with some of your favorite authors!

Harper Collins Christian Publishing
authors to host live chat with readers
Christmas themed party will allow readers to interact with best-selling authors 


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Harper Collins Christian Publishing best-selling authors Colleen Coble, Tricia Goyer and Beth Wiseman will host a live Christmas-themed Facebook chat on November 12 at 8:00 PM EDT. During the hour-long event to kick off the holiday season, the authors will be introducing readers to their new releases and holiday titles, answering reader questions and giving away prizes.

“One of my favorite things about Christmas is spending time with friends. I'm excited about coming together with writer friends and readers in this event,” says Goyer. It's always fun to laugh, to share life and to celebrate together . . . despite the miles.”

Starting November 1, for the 12 days leading up to the author chat, a different book will be featured in a daily giveaway on the Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Facebook page (tnzfiction), including Goyer’s A Christmas Gift for Rose, Wiseman’s Plain Peace and Coble’s eNovellas Holy Night and Silent Night. Ten copies of each book will be given away and three grand prize winners from all of the entries received will be selected. The three grand prizes will be a Skype chat with Coble, Goyer or Wiseman as well as a full set of all 12 featured books. The12 Days of Christmas Celebration and author chat will be held and promoted in conjunction with a 20-stop blog tour being coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group.


“In the publishing world, Christmas starts in late summer, when we start finalizing plans for our holiday promotions,” explains Katie Bond, Director of Marketing & Publicity, Fiction, Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. “Great Christmas stories are an important part of many families’ holiday traditions, and it’s always exciting for us to present new titles to the world and remind readers of the holiday classics that continue to touch hearts every year. We’re thrilled to launch this 12 Days of Christmas Celebration!”

In addition to discussing their new releases, the authors will be sharing their favorite Christmas traditions, chatting with readers, asking holiday-related trivia questions and giving away books and gift certificates. The winners of the grand prizes from the contest will also be announced at the end of the evening.

The authors are as excited for the Facebook event as their readers. “Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, but it's especially wonderful now that I have a granddaughter! Yummy food, lots of laughter and the warmth of family and friends — I can't wait to share a bit of early Christmas cheer with my reader friends,” Coble shares.  

“I'm so excited to be involved in this Facebook chat with Colleen and Tricia,” adds Wiseman. “In addition to the fun giveaways, it's always great to connect with readers. I'm really looking forward to it!”

Readers can RSVP to the Facebook chat any time between now and November 12 by visiting the Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Facebook page. All fans are encouraged to invite their friends to join in the fun.

About the authors:

Colleen Coble is the author of more than forty books, including her most recent, Rosemary Cottage, a USA Today bestseller. Some of her most recent novels are Lonestar Angel, The Lightkeeper's Ball, Blue Moon Promise, and Anathema, an Amish suspense. Along with her best author friends, Coble has also written novellas for the Smitten series. Smitten Book Club is scheduled for January 2014 release.

Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Carol Award, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly two million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail.

Coble is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

Readers can connect with Colleen Coble via her website, ColleenCoble.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@colleencoble).


Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published 33 books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.comTheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched 
www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.

Learn more about Tricia Goyer at www.triciagoyer.com, on Facebook or via Twitter (@triciagoyer).


Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series.  All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA Bestseller List.  She is a two- time recipient of the prestigious Carol Award, two-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and an INSPY Award winner.  Her first book in the Land of Canaan series, Seek Me With All Your Heart, was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. 

Wiseman has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas.  Her first non-Amish, contemporary, Need You Now, was released in April 2012. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she’s chosen another small Texas town for her latest non-Amish contemporary, The House that Love Built. In between her contemporary releases, she will be writing more Amish novellas.   

Beth and her husband are empty-nesters enjoying country life in Texas with two dogs, two cats, five goats and two pigs. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint and enjoy time with friends and family. 

She hangs out at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook and loves hearing from readers. Wiseman can also be found at bethwiseman.com and on Twitter (@bethwiseman).

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