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Christian Authors Network 2016 Scavenger Hunt! #13

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in Faith, Fiction, For Girls! |

The Christian Author’s Network announces the CAN 2016 Scavenger Hunt!

Stop #13

  • Play and enter to win a grand prize of 26 books from CAN authors.
  • Enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members on their personal blogs as you seek clues for the chance to win our grand prize: 26 free books, one from each participating CAN author!
  • Catch us on this hunt beginning July 17-23, 2016.
  • Winner will be announced July 25th.
  • Check out 26 stops, each featuring a different CAN author, many featuring additional prizes or giveaways!
  • You’ll get fresh insights into each author and learn more about their writing.

*Due to international regulations and postage fees, prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.*

How it works:

  • Hop from the first blog post to the next and continue through to the last one.
  • Each post will contain a short phrase.
  • Contestants will string the phrases together in the order of the blogs.
  • The winner will win the grand prize of 26 books.
  • FYI: The phrase will be clearly marked, but may be difficult to find.

Once you are finished collecting clues from each blog stop, enter the drawing here: (click on the link below)

CAN 2016 Scavenger Hunt Entry Page

And now an interview with author Jocelyn Green:

Jocelyn GreenJocelyn Green is the award-winning author of ten books, including fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed books and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she co-authored with best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War novels, inspired by real heroines on America’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Christian Authors Network, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Spy of RichmondJocelyn, tell us how you got the idea for your novel Spy of Richmond.

I was researching for a nonfiction book I co-authored with Karen Whiting, called Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front. I was looking for stories of strong women who contributed during times of war, and I came across several real women during the Civil War in particular who just blew me away. Elizabeth Van Lew, an abolitionist living in Richmond, was one of them. Van Lew became a spymistress whose information was critical to the Union. My main character, Sophie, is a spy in her network.

Are you anything like Sophie, your main character? If you could cast her in a movie, whom would you choose?

Yes. Sophie is an aspiring writer, which of course I can relate to. She also struggles to do justice with her words for stories that seem almost too important, too huge, to capture on paper. I know the feeling well!

If I could cast a movie version, Charlize Theron would play Sophie Kent.

Describe the hero, Harrison Caldwell. What actor would you hire to play him?

Harrison is a dedicated journalist from Philadelphia, trying to uncover and write an exclusive story from enemy territory. But he decides while in Richmond he can do more than write the stories of the Civil War. He can be part of them, himself.

If I were to hire an actor to play him, it would be Eric Stoltz.

What do you want readers to take away from this book/novel?

I’d love for readers to learn some little-known Civil War history and meet some amazing women that we can all be proud of. But I also want readers to grasp that even when all is dark around us, God’s light can dispel the shadows.

What do you snack on while you write?

A small bowl of almonds, craisins and chocolate chips. Or two bowls. Or one large bowl, to save time.

Thank you, Joceyln, for telling us a little bit about your novel, Spy of Richmond.

But before we go to the next blog spot, I’d like to offer a copy of The Girl’s Guide to Life to one lucky winner!

As I shared on Linda Kozar’s blog, I have two new releases for tween girls: Love, Lexi: Letters to God,  (which is part of the GRAND PRIZE for the CAN Scavenger Hunt) as well as The Girl’s Guide to Life. Please fill in the Rafflecopter below to be entered in the drawing! But if you don’t win, don’t worry! My books are sold everywhere. (Which happens to be the secret word for this blog spot!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now for stop #14 on the CAN Scavenger Hunt:

Jocelyn Green’s Blog


If you’re just joining the fun, go here for Stop #1.