Novelist and Children's Author

Featured Book: Summer’s List

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Faith, Fiction | 3 comments

And the winner of Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin and and the vintage apron is:


Congratulations, Beth!

And now for our featured book . . . Summer’s List

Life and love keep going awry for Summer Snow, until her grandmother sends her on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree—a kind and quirky young man from Summer’s past. With Laney the Chihuahua along for the ride, a childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

Summer's List front cover


An Interview with author Anita Higman


Finish this sentence. Inspirational fiction is . . . full of hope!

Tell us how you got the idea for Summer’s List.

I grew up on fairytales. My mother used to read them to me when I was little. I’ve been told that my stories read like modern fairytales, and I’m thinking this is probably true for Summer’s List too. One reviewer wrote that the book reminder her a little of The Princess Bride. The tone not only has a fairytale feel, but there are also fairytale elements such as two wicked stepbrothers, a noble quest, a grandmother who is a little like a fairy godmother, and of course, a happily-ever-after!

That’s true! It does read like a modern fairytale. What’s one of your favorite scenes in Summer’s List?

I love it when Summer Snow finds her long lost friend.

Are you anything like Summer Snow, your main character?

Let’s put it this way—I’d like to be more like my heroine since she is so guileless.

If you could cast her in a movie, whom would you choose?

Donna Reed from It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Describe Martin Langtree.

Martin Langtree is nerdy and a bit socially awkward, but he’s also compassionate and generous to a fault.

What actor would you hire to play him?

Jimmy Stewart

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

To be entertained, challenged, and inspired

Do you have another book in the works? Tell us about it.

Yes, I do. It’s a novel for middle grade girls, and I’m writing it with my daughter, Hillary. It’s been the most fun I’ve ever had writing.

I love middle grade books and write them too! How many hours a week do you write? Do you have a regular routine?

My workhours vary from day to day. My general routine is that I work on answering emails first and then I start to write. Of course, all of this happens after my cup of coffee or some strong black tea!

What was your favorite book as a child?



Doesn’t every little girl grow up loving that story? It has a great heroine, a plot loaded with drama, and plenty of romance.

And the new movie is amazing. For fun, what do you snack on while you write?

Nuts and dried fruit, and I drink lots of tea. Mostly green, white, and black teas.

Thank you for visiting with us today!

Anita is offering a copy of Summer’s List (US only) to one of you. Please answer this question in the comment box along with your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you’re the winner. The winner will be announced next Thursday, August 27th, so you have a week to enter. Tell your friends!

Anita’s question: What is your favorite fairytale?

Anita Higman

About the author:

Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has been writing for thirty years and has forty books published. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art.

Anita and her husband are building a storybook home in the woods and plan to move there by the end of the year. A few of Anita’s favorite things are good movies, fairytales, traveling, gardening, exotic teas, and brunch with her gal friends.

Please check out Anita’s latest novel, Summer’s List, through Moody Publishers. Feel free to drop by her website at or connect with her on her Facebook Reader Page at She would love to hear from you!




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  1. Maryann

    My favorite fairytale is the classic Cinderella. Such a sweet story. I would love to read Anita’s book. Thanks for the chance to win.