Thursday, November 29, 2012

HGG Lynda Schab and Giveaway of Madily in Love


Readers, today I have an interview with author Lynda Schab who has written the new book, Madily in Love. She has kindly offered to giveaway one copy to one of my readers!! Get your entries in below:)

Thank you for being with us today, Lynda! How long have you known you wanted to be an author? Thanks for having me, Charity! I’ve always loved to read, which seems to be a precursor for all writers. I don’t remember exactly when I picked up a pen and started to write, but I remember writing a story in 6th grade called The Summer I Went to Honolulu (no, I’d never been there – and still haven’t!), complete with caricature drawings. I moved on to writing plays for my cousins and me to perform for our parents, then tried my hand at poetry. In high school, it was all about poetry – some of it was pretty good, but some was very, very bad. I still love to write poetry, but prefer to create funny, rhyming poems for retirement parties, milestone birthdays, bridal or baby showers, and other fun occasions. My passion, though, has always been fiction. It seems like I've been working towards the goal of getting a novel published forever! In reality, it took about 40 years.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?Madi McCall is just coming out of a marital rough patch (you’ll have to read Mind over Madi for that whole story) and she’s trying to get her marriage back on track. But that’s easier said than done, especially because her mother-in-law has moved in, Madi’s recently started working again after years of being a stay-at-home-mom, and her kids seem determined to do everything they can to turn her hair even grayer than it already is. Madi attends a Revitalize Your Marriage with Romance class at church and gets some great tips…that fail miserably. All she wants is some peace among the chaos. And some quality time with her husband would be nice, too. 

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?Although this book has to do with the importance (and fun) of adding romance to marriage, the main thing I hope readers can take away is that even though life seems unmanageable, disorderly, and chaotic, God is always in control. One of the recurring phrases throughout the book—as mentioned by Madi’s counselor—is “Embrace this place.” In other words, no matter what you’re going through, recognize that it won’t last forever. And down the road, you might just look back and see just how that “unbearable” season was essential in moving you to a place of growth and necessary change.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
I'd love to visit Israel someday. Despite the unrest and major stuff going on there right now, I'd love to walk where Jesus did. What an experience that would be!

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be? 
I would say CS Lewis because he was creatively and intellectually brilliant and would make me think. And Bill Cosby because he's a clean comic who would make me laugh.

What one event would you love to attend? Historical or future?
The Big Bang. You know, that moment when God spoke, and BANG! There it was.
Do you have a favorite hobby?
Going to the movies! My absolute favorite thing to do! There's nothing like escaping into another world with a big bucket of popcorn...even if it only lasts for 2 hours.

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know? 
I had braces twice - once as a teenager and once as an adult - and I need them again. Wear that retainer, people!

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring author? 
Two, actually. First, platform is so important and can make all the difference in whether or not a publisher takes a chance on you. Start building your platform (or audience) now. Blog, participate in social networks, speak at conferences, write articles, connect with people. And second, don't focus so much on marketing and platform that you forget to sit your butt in that chair and write!

Any last thoughts for your readers?
It still blows my mind that anyone would want to read my book, let alone pay money for it. Not because I think I'm a terrible author, but because I am in awe of what God has done in my life, and how He has allowed me to realize my dream. So I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU. I hope this series entertains you, blesses you, and makes you smile.
And how can they connect with you?
I have a blog ( where I love to connect with readers and friends, and sometimes even give away cool stuff. I also have an Author Page on Facebook, and 
a Twitter account( 

So, sounds like an interesting book right? And we all know that books make great gifts for those people who love to read. This would be great for a teenage girl but I know many ladies who would enjoy getting it as well:)

This giveaway will end 12/13. Winner will be chosen through and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

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apple blossom said...

my hubby

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I'm in love with my fantastic husband (and our 3 wonderful kids)

rubynreba said...

I'm madly in love with my husband!

Linda Kish said...

My wonderful son

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lynda Lee Schab said...

Thanks for entering to win my book (and thanks for featuring me, Charity!) Good luck to all...looking forward to seeing who wins!

Cozy in Texas said...

It's always nice to get to know an author. Sounds like a good story.
The loves of my life are my grandchildren, 20 month old granddaughter and 8 month old twins - precious.

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